Apathetic hipster douche-bags.
Citizen Radio introduced this catchy phrase for young, mostly well-off individuals who couldn’t care less about whatever goes on around them.
The term refers to liberals who would rather not move a finger, perhaps complaining about the troublesome nature of actually working for social change — who sniff at elections saying their vote doesn’t count anyway.
It is quite ironic that the government promotes such apathetic thinking with the anti-intellectual University and University Colleges Act, otherwise known by it’s Malay acronym AUKU, and then comes back bemoaning the apathy it inevitably induces.
Which instigated a so-called amendment to the AUKU, which (hello Parliamentarians?) means nothing because the law is still there.
This act makes it troublesome to think. A bill that actually strives to limit intellectual potential and power to act upon it.
There is a stir in the air.
By chance, I stumbled upon this article on LoyarBurok.
An announcement of the upcoming National Student Assembly in Selangor on the 11th of January 2011.
Apathy amongst students is a result of ignorance and an effective system that seeks to popularise apathy. As a result, we have become victims of our own doing. This reign of apathy must end. We must remind ourselves that we are a part of a larger community, one that we owe a responsibility to.
The struggle for our rights and liberties to enable us to uphold our responsibilities is paramount. But so far, it has been done disparately and ineffectively.
It is now time to ORGANISE.
On the 11th of January 2011, students from every private and public university/college all across the country, shall come together as one to demand that they be recognised as equals in society, to demand the abolishment of unjust laws, to demand that their rights be respected and as a show of solidarity to students everywhere, to make it known that in your fight for truth, freedom, equality and justice, you are not alone.
You can head over to the National Student Assembly site to get a feel for this business called being an anti-apathetic hipster douche-bag.
- Unite students from public and private university and colleges.
- A platform to share and discuss student issues openly so that students do not feel alone in their struggle.
- Establish new networks for collaboration and coöperation on campus level and national level to reach STUDENT UNITY.
Shortlink to article: http://wp.me/pJg9X-i3