Wednesday, February 22, 2006
brainwave number 148153
I landed myself a copy of The Chinese Dilemma. I heard of it here, and have been dying to get my hands on it since then. Anyways, to cut to the chase, I read the first 3 chapters and figured......Goddammit, I knew all this shit already...and I have better and more radical ideas than these. These are not new things to me. I have said them many times.
And so...I went off on one of my crazy brainwaves, which could technically happen, but won't because I am too lazy to get my butt going. Mostly also because when I get a brainwave, I am all gung-ho about it and start thinking of the 100 reasons why it WOULD work. Then laziness kicks in after 2 or 3 days of thinking, and then I start thinking of 1000 reasons why it wouldn't work.
So, since I am in that famous gung-ho mood, I shall list down a few reasons why I could write a social commentary book. Actually, writing a book isn't the problem. Any idiot with a pen (and these days a computer) can write a book. Convincing a publisher to buy your book is the hard part I hear. But anyway, let's see....
Which idiot wants to read a political/social issue book written by a 21 year old?
Well, nobody, since 21 year olds are generally idiots who have peanuts for opinions and haven't seen the world. But you forget that I am Vincent Lau, the child genius. Let's think about this now shall we. Most political writers are old people.
If you want to write about a racial issue, then the best writer would be a Chinese (because they are supposedly the 'victims' here). And then, the older writers are 2nd generation Chinese. On the other hand, I am a 3rd generation Chinese, and this brings a totally fresh point of view. I never saw the war, I wasn't around when we got our independance, and I certainly wasn't born anywhere near the 1969 riots and the subsequent implementation of the NEP. Therefore, I represent a bunch of people who didn't really experience 'racism', and yet grew up racist. It would be great to examine the million ringgit question here : 'WHY?'
Actually, that was the only problem.
My reasoning is very good ok? Don't diss me. I want to go write a book now.