I asked a rhetorical question in my last posting. Yes, the poisonous snakes are out and they are regrouping. Now we see them banding together. Jimmy, Irrationality and Chess Ninja. That is good. They are all in one place.
Their tools of trade are lies, innuendos, belligerence etc. etc. It is sad perhaps to see our first IM sunk to such depths. A terrible casualty of the sick culture that had enveloped Malaysian Chess for such a long time.
But do we have to do something about it? That is the million dollar question isnt it? If we want to see improvement, see our first GM, see more success in our chess. A friend of mine told me to ignore them, dont even go to their blogs. I dont really agree.
Actually I think they are in chess for a purpose. And the purpose is for us to observe and learn how their lies work. It is not good to adopt the stand of seeing no evil; for it exists. And it exists for us to know what is good.
Let me share a technique I use. Open up your feelings. Dont be scared to feel. Feelings are a good radar for what is going on in the world. Go to their sites. Take note of the feelings that emanate from them. They use words and lies to confuse. What do your feelings tell you about them?
I dont think we should intervene or try to "fix" them. That is their method. If we use those methods too we will eventually become just like them. It is enough to just recognise them for who they truly are. For they have a right to exist too.
I do make an exception though. I do intervene when the children are at stake. They are not ready to deal with the poison yet. But eventually they too will have to grow up and face the world. So use this to help them recognise the lies so they can choose to be different.
But lets also not be distracted from what needs to be done. And that is to build a positive and supportive culture so that chess may thrive in Malaysia. They want to sap our energy. Dont let them.
ps: I have begun to delete those comments that ask the same questions over and over again. I think the purpose of allowing negative postings have been achieved. Thank you for participating.