Thursday, July 2, 2009

A H1N1 or Swine Flu?

Information Communication and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim said all media should return to using “swine flu” or "selsema babi" instead of A H1N1...... He said people would not be able to understand and appreciate the danger of this current influenza if we use A H1N1; sort of difficult to pronounce, not to mentioned remembering it. I supposed the minister has not discuss the issue with his people before making such a statement. Although nothing sensitive to those who are pork eater, it sort of dawn upon me that the word "babi" could easily make people twitch their ears more once it is being spoken upon.... I am sure the our kampung (village) folks would immediately be alerted to this disease. I have to admit, the "babi" word is effective, once mentioned loudly in public would trigger alot of reactions.
This time both pork and non-pork eaters are going to make a hoo-hah out of it....(for the good of it or the bad side to it....whatever...) and the pigs would be sensitive too. Why bothered to accuse us (the pigs) again and again when there are animal flu in circulation? Just eat us alive will do.... and making sure the pork would cost more...
If you would also notice, whenever there are some diseases having some connection to swine or pigs, the "babi" community got slaugther in totality, meaning none were left behind. However, for the non-pig animal community, the authority would merely slaughther a few that look sick, leaving the others (looking healthy....) untouched. The pigs are complaining, "What the heck....why pick on us, do it fairly man! There should not be any quota when coming to slaugther order!
Well, it's a PIGs' Lives.....

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