Lies Are Faster Than Truth

Pikachu and two Pichus. Do they look like pigs to you?!

I was idling away the time while clicking on the 100 odd FaceBook accounts in my friends list when I saw this interesting article on a former student's wall (it was tagged to her wall). It was about an earthquake in Russia and some unexplained phenomena which seems so significantly religious in a way (ya da ya da, no need to bore you). On the second paragraph, which was shorter, the author reminded the readers about how the enemies of Islam use the media to spread chaos and anarchy. She gave the example of how the Pokemon franchise was tainted by the Jews, that each Pokemon was secretly named to honor Judaism etc etc.

And if you were next to me at that very moment - you'd FEEL the heat coursing from me. i.e. I almost burst in flames! HOW DARE YOU!!! YOU IGNORANT UNFEELING B**CH!! You stated to the world that you are intelligent, yet you write a load of crap that poisons people's  mind.

It greatly angered me because I know that many people believe in these false news. The Pokemon (Pocket Monsters) franchise come from Japan, where really cool toys and their animation usually originate. Japanese people have no truck with the Jews, as they view them as a strong competition in the world economy. So why must you name your pets with people you don't even like?

I love the Pokemon series, as they taught young people to believe in oneself and work hard for success. Nowhere in the series the issue of racism, religion and bigotry was ever raised. The Pokemons are mostly cute, especially Pikachu (also the official logo of Pokemon). But even Pikachu was slandered heavily by the news sometime ago. Some STUPID and brilliantly IGNORANT individuals began to talk about the origin of Pikachu during the height of the Pokemon series, and they named it a 'pig'. A PIG?! Even an 8 year old who follows closely the series knew that Pikachu was a yellow MOUSE!


But the damage was done... Throughout the country, parents (these simple minded fools who follow everything in the news) forbade their children from Pokemon. Fans like me tried to explain the truth to people, but of course, we were to few to make a difference. Pig is a great taboo after all. The popularity of the series and toys fell after that.    

I hope there is a special place in hell for people who spread lies for fun and profit. If I was the owner of the Pokemon franchise and knew about this, I'd sue billions for damages.

As Mark Twain said; "A lie is halfway round the world before the truth has got its boots on."

p.s. - I visited the author's account and gave her SEVERAL pieces of my mind. Words like 'ignorant', 'stupid', 'lying' and 'poser' were liberally expressed her way to define my feelings on her thought-less article. Piety is so very good. But religious zealots gave a VERY bad name to any religion, i.e. Islam.

Everybody should be responsible for the things they write.


Casey Freeland said...

Love the Twain quote. So very true, unfortunately. And when politicians (in the U.S. both democrats and republicans are guilty) use these rumors and outright lies to vilify their opponent or forward their own careers, then government comes to a halt. That's what we have. Gridlock. It's very frustrating.

I think Pokemon made plenty of money though. They still sell here in town. Club Penguin is hot right now, according to my 8-year old. That and Lego Star Wars.



Aizan Suhaira said...

Well, before you spewed your venom to your poor ex-student, do you know for sure that she was the one who made that particular write up? For all you know she was merely tagged and didn't know anything about it.

Anyway... yes I agree with you that all these stupid write-ups only serve to deepen the misunderstandings between various organized religion. Those who are ignorant/stupid enough to believe such crap often fall prey and the only thing they get out of it are more hate in their hearts.

It's amazing how they can twist simple things into these crazed conspiracy theories. You gotta give them credit though. They're very creative. Could it be that they might even put Dan Brown to shame? Mwahahahahahhahaha..

p/s on another unrelated topic - Dan Brown's latest book The Last Symbol sucked.

Tenchi said...

those Russian ruin my cute pikachu (pokemon) good name...I on fire as u too, Ram Ram

fairul faizal ali said...

You are a truly Pokemon fan. Does that make you any better then the rest of us who are not? if yes, why. this is not a provocation. Plz don't get me wrong.

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

Casey Freeland; It's not about the money lost. This is about these black hearted people with nothing better to do with their wild and twisted imagination.
They should be dragged to the streets and shot.

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

Aizan; My ex student didn't write it, it was a tag. My student also said she was VERY sorry to anger me :)

I saw that book but I didn't touch it. And he might say the last symbol would be the amalgam of the crescent and the cross, heh.

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

Tenchi; But they make good AK-47 ma...

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

fairul; It DOES make me a better person because I KNOW the stuff well, and not just talk nonsense about it. Betul tak?

Rock Chef said...

Wow, I never knew this went on regarding Pokemon. I watched hundreds of episides of the series with my kids (Jigglypuff rules!) and always thought they were well done.

Now I have my own theory - Pokemon is Anti-American - the Americans are represented by Team Rocket, who turn up with a big show but then mess up badly and ruin everything.

Not that I really believe that, of course, but it just shows how easy it is to make up stuff!

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

Rock Chef; You and your conspiracy theory - where the British always win in the end, eh? :)

Making up story is easy enough... now to plant that seed of dissent, we need fertile soil....

Rock Chef said...

Of course the British win in the end - it is what we do best! Apart from the odd Glorious Defeat... British defeats are always Glorious, you know, we never just get our asses kicked...

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