Sunday, 5 August 2007

The Real Planet Of The Apes

When I was younger, much much younger that is, one of the must see tv programs was Planet of The Apes. I am sure some of you must have seen and enjoyed it. I heard someone said that they re-ran the show, which doesn't surprise me, so the younger generation would have watched it too. I enjoyed it because the good guys (humans) some how or other triumphed over the bad guys, aah, monkeys. Like how I was cheated when I used to clap for the white guys in their fights against the injuns, I was tricked here too into believing that the humans were the good guys and the monkeys or apes were the villains.

I did not realise that the writer of the show was so futuristic in his thinking. I never knew that he could foresee more than 30 years in the future. He or she must have been one hell of an ape. Those of you who have seen it must know the character Urko. He is supposed to be bad just like Chief Sitting Bull is Evil but actually he is the chosen one, much like Keanu Reeves in The Matrix.

From what I understand it now, the story goes like this. A bunch of humans goes up to space to explore new planets and see if they could take their hedonistic and sadistic lifestyle of corruption, plundering, blinding, cheating and what haves you to the new planet. Yes, they make it there but are not very welcome by the inhabitants of those planets. Actually the inhabitants of these planets already know about the behaviours of humans. So these humans are chased from planet to planet and since they have run out of supplies of their sustenance of life that is greed which they brought with them by the barrels they decide to return to planet earth to replenish their supply of greed for their mission to find a friendlier or naive galaxy.

Little do they realise that they have left Mother Earth for a few hundred years and their descendants continue their plundering lifestyles. What they do know is that when they are leaving, a group of apes have got together and take it upon themselves to save the earth. Now these apes are the ones who suffer at the plundering nature of these humans. Their only consolation is that these humans give them a toy called the internet and come out with various softwares to keep them busy and perhaps blind them while they rob the apes left and right.

The humans profited by selling softwares that could be used. These humans forget that the internet which is meant to pacify these apes with dirty pictures and something called pornography is also a tool for these apes to communicate. These apes then start communicating amongst themselves and let off steam. They then group themselves into communities of common interests. So besides, surfing porn-sites, these apes also get to let off by talking to each other in something they call blogs.

One thing that these varied groups has in common is a desire to be taken seriously. They too would like to be heard. They want to live a dignified life where they are not openly cheated through the arses. One thing leads to another and soon these communities merg and begin to demand that something is done. The descendants of the humans are taken aback by this sudden awakening of the apes whom they thought to be passive and docile primates.

The humans then start a campaign to get these apes. Much is done to deter them. They try to shut the net down but couldn't because they themselves are dependent on the net for commerce. They try to crack the whip but the harder they swing the louder the cries for change they hear. By the time they decide on doing something really drastic, they realise that
it is too late. The apes get to be very strong and over-run them. The humans vanish into the jungles to save their skins. They know from reports that humans are not welcome anywhere in the universe and so they decide to live out their lives in the jungles on earth.

Now these apes are not actually evil. They don't go capturing humans for experiments or revenge. That is just a human propaganda humans are so used too in their times of glory.
Now back to the story. Our space travellers return to find that Mother Earth is no longer ruled by humans. Apes are administering the Earth rather well. Everything is running smoothly. There is no corruption, no cheating, no stealing, no nuclear weapons, no need for lawyers. The community police are very polite and helpful and everyone is happy. Progress iss quite slow but the apes prefer it that way because life is good. No single government rule the earth and no political party exists which the apes consider to be their best achievement.

The humans, who just returned find that life is unbearable considering that they have to actually work to to live. They just couldn't live off others like they used too. Their hedonistic lifestyle has to change because they wield no more powers. So what do humans do best? They hire writers to come out with something fictitious like the apes are violent, cruel, decadent and filthy liars. They try to change the mindset of their kind now hidden in the jungles and call for a revolution.

The true ending of the story was that, they humans who had been hiding in the jungles slowly began to realise that the apes weren't that bad at all. They soon come out and start living with these apes and find that life iss much better living with the apes. So they start living and working with the apes and not for the apes.


tokasid said...

Salam che'gu:

Yes,I remember Urko, the one who looked like Darth vader.

Yes, Planet of the Apes was a propaganda tool by USA against communism( at that time).To them all who oppose them are Apes.
Just like the perasan SIL of PM. Calling those who 'slammed' BN/UMNO/Pak Lah in blogs as apes.

Nice story telling che'gu.

ARI said...

You're a funny man che'gu :-)

Nak jadi murid angkat boleh?

(Mak saya cakap ilmu kena cari)

monsterball said...

hi kata tak nak....I have the whole collections of the "Planet of the Apes" series and movies.
But the ape I like most is 'King Kong" adorable.
Yip....the author of APES is farsighted and realize others are viewing us as the worst animal Earth......worst than the apes.
Believe those we call apes...they already know we are the slaves to the monkies...because we idiots humans are selfish and greedy.

Nak Tak Nak said...

Yes, thats the whole idea. We are all apes but we are not the bad guys.

Nak Tak Nak said...

Thank you. Ya ilmu mesti dicari. Ilmu yang terbaik ialah pengalaman dan yang paling baik bagi seseorang ialah berubah bila dia sedar dia telah tersilap buat pilihan

Nak Tak Nak said...

I would never miss the show when I was young only at that time I was a kid and was easily cheated.

Kerp (Ph.D) said...


there was infact a re-runs shown some time back. well, maybe years ago. i didnt catch the whole POTA thing but i can remember clearly some of the female apes were hot, even with monkey faces.

p/s- its 23.11 and you must be glued to ch 81 right now to care about other things under the sun...heheh

IBU said...

Salam Cikgu,

Shall we now say, the 'humans' are going BANANAS!! :)

Thank you Sir, for posting the missing person alert.

To MONSTERBALL, my apology Sir if that missing person alert which was posted in response to my request sort of spoil your regular dosage of chekgu's writings.

Yup, there's a long list of other missing persons with Michael Chong I'm sure. Perhaps that's how we bloggers can help make a difference, don't just let the name in the list to be mere statistics.

I am only a mother emphatising with the family longing for the lost child.

Thanks much all.

Nak Tak Nak said...

Oh you are right alright and the game was ok. I do not consider ita trophy won coz you don't get trophies for playing only one game.

Nak Tak Nak said...

Very clever Ibu, humans going BANANAS over monkeys. Brilliant

acciacca2ra said...
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acciacca2ra said...

salam che gu,
sorry che gu, that was me deleting my comment. saje try nak tengok jadi ape.

so, this post on planet of the apes has nothing to do with the responsible monkey kan che gu? tanya saja.

Nak Tak Nak said...

The responsible monkey is us bloggers. Since someone called us monkeys it is just to show that we are responsible god's creation unlike the so called civilised human whose lifestyle made god cringe at what have become of humanity.

The POTA story is to show how us blogger apes have been misunderstood.

bru99 said...

Salam Cik Gu

I did saw the series but did you noticed that it does not have any "oranghutan" in it...........


Nak Tak Nak said...

Come to think of it you're right. No orangutan. This is specie discrimination

zabs said...

Salam Ch'gu,
Ama berminat dengan siri tersebut, juga filemnya. Lebih baik dibela monyet yang berhati baik, dari manusia yang berhati monyet.

Nak Tak Nak said...

If an ape does something its because its instinctive, man has no business doing it because we have brains, but some of us especially those with authority act only on animal instincts. How shameful, the apes must be laughing at us.


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