Why Are We Still Fighting?
Written by StraightTalking
StraightTalking is simply a regular reader/commenter who sees things as it is beneath all the noise and chatter and says it straight without any pretensions.
November 15, 2010
Daily, there is ample fodder for anyone to spend 10 hours reading “right off the oven” materials, either about BN or Pakatan on the Internet. I’m sure you know where to find the juicy ones so I’ll not even suggest where you should start looking.
The whole party is out there in cyberspace, all congregated for one purpose only – either hammer BN or hammer Pakatan. I don’t claim to have understood all the noise because it is DEAFENING!!
Everyone seem to have their own ideas about what’s going on and everybody who is anybody will have an “expert” opinion about who is right and wrong and what we should do. I’m not saying I know who the clever ones are or whose opinion sucks. But what I DO know is BN is probably sitting there quietly drinking their coffee and watching with increasing confidence that the coast is getting clearer by the day for them to announce the date for the next general election. AND WIN BIG.
Apparently all the noise on the ground had shifted recently. Instead of exposing bad governance and corruption to help us decide which party we should be voting for; everyone is headed for a ringside seat watching some commenters and writers slugging it out in the mud about some recent unimportant political developments in Pakatan. Some who were initially very focused on getting the folks to read about all those unsavory and alarming corrupt misdeeds of BN which we don’t normally get to read in the MSM or TV, seem to have redirected their energies to nothing more than just talking about whom they like and whom they don’t in Pakatan! And the people seemed to be HAPPILY enjoying such bullshit throwing mud at each other’s face. WTF! BN’s misdeeds no longer seemed so important anymore.
We seem to be searching for the perfect Mr. Opposition & Company. Personally, I think it is a waste of time because such animals don’t exist on this planet. If we look up the dictionary, “perfect” is; among others; defined as excellent or complete beyond practical or theoretical improvement, exactly fitting the needs of a situation, entirely without flaws, defects, or shortcomings. We hear people saying, “I have the perfect wife”, or “I have the perfect husband”, or “This is the perfect company”, or “We have the perfect plan”, and we know they’re all talking nonsense. Wake up! We won’t find anything that is “perfect” LEAST OF ALL IN A POLITICIAN!!
What was the ORIGINAL intention of the people? What were we thinking of when we casted our votes on 08 March 2008? I think it would not be wrong to say that the people didn’t like what BN was doing then and voting for the opposition was like saying, “We reject BN”. Never mind who the opposition is, so long as “We reject BN”. That was all that mattered. Does it matter now?To me, OF COURSE IT DOES!
I ask myself - From the time of Merdeka until today, what has BN done for my country?
What has BN done for its citizens?
- What has BN done to its economy?
- What happened to the fearsome “Asian Tiger” that Malaysia was once known as?
- What happened to the racial unity and harmony that our grandparents and parents spoke ever so fondly of?
- What happened to our currency when we were on par with Singapore?
- What happened to our once renowned universities?
- What happened to the wealth of our nation?
- Why are the rich and educated Malaysians leaving?
BN have given me all the answers. And it is LOUD AND CLEAR.
Save for Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and North Korea, every country in the Asia-Pacific has moved forward economically. When everyone is going north we’re going south.
When everyone is doing it right, we’re doing it wrong. When everyone is getting stronger, we’re getting weaker.
When everyone is becoming smarter, we’re becoming more stupid.
And now, we are REALLY stupid, fighting and quarreling over NOTHING.
Lately, I can see some are beginning to behave like THEY are in the driver’s seat and started demanding for power and recognition. It is not a good sign.
RIGHT NOW THE THIEF IS IN THE HOUSE.
Should we first fight among ourselves about who should go after the thief; get badly injured and bruised in the process; and THEN start looking for the thief?
Or should we put down our differences for the time being and gang up to nab him? Because buddy, by the time we finish our fighting; the thief would have called in their lorry; cleaned out all our furniture and cash, locked it up and leave us sleeping in the porch.
I don’t know about you, but my mind is clear and focused.