Najib and Muhyiddin Not Poles apart, very together! is that so?

MCA: Chew is everything clean drainNot the same old drill what Anwar brings hope of real choices

,  Will never forget the  MCA leader who said to me, “Now that I have been elected, I must recover my investment.” These BN crooks must be put in prison and the keys thrown away.Chew Mei Fun will be slaughtered by her own Chinese community. That’s because the Kajang Chinese are not stupid.They know MCA leaders are traitors to the community who willingly sell out the interests of their own race for their own personal selfish gains.As for MCA, the Chinese had been deceived by them for over five decades by their acquiescing to the demands of Umno. We must never be fooled by them again knowing their personal agendas.Once and for all, destroy their dreams by giving Anwar your full support and teach those corruptible Umno-BN parasites an unforgettable lesson.STOP!!! For God’s sake, all you knuckle-headed politicians — and I mean ALL because I don’t care which party you belong to because underneath you are all cads — stop taking the country for a ride! Stop treating the public like a bunch of morons! Stop using us for your own selfish ends! Gawd, I am just so-o-o tired of hearing all the xenophobic rhetoric of Modi in which he dishes out a curious mixture of patriotism and politics seasoned generously with digs at “shehzaade”, Rahul Baba’s juvenile attempts to … what the hell, I don’t have the vaguest idea what he was attempting to do (in that infamous interview) and I’m sure neither does he, and the Third Front finding fault with everything and everyone! Does anybody give a damn about the country?my political leanings please) and I’d like to live comfortably, peacefully and safely in my own country, earn my livelihood by honest means, pay my due taxes, obey the rules of the Constitution — yeah, I guess that about sums it up. But can I do that? Not by a long shot. And it doesn’t seem likely to happen in the near future either. Inflation is growing like a hydra-headed monster — earlier it was dismissed as a temporary thing, or a threat only to food products, even as prices escalated in other areas such as services. Now government officials claim that inflation is concomitant with the rising demand in a prospering economy, a view that does not quite gel with the facts. To add insult to injury, our  MCA “chosen” (oops, I choke on that one!) leaders are ONLY preoccupied with making lolly by the bucketloads by every damn trick in the book of corruption.
Ponderous articles with depressing headlines such as “Nation at the crossroads” and“WhitherMalaysia”
 appear to dominate the newspapers and these themes resonate in the talk shows where anchors shed their dark suits With a by election round the corner, a hint of amateurish ‘anarchism’ in the capital and growth rates down to a sluggish 5%, citizens will be forgiven for looking at the future with a measure of trepidation B.N ads boasting of IMalaysias dramatic transformation from shoddiness to the glitzy 21st century are unlikely to lift the mood. Not when something as monumentally trivial as theNajib and Muhyiddin Not Poles apart, very together!Crisis’ ,it would seem question is a permanent   the minds the minds voters ,the so called the optimism of the Mahathir intelligentsia will invariably offset by a fear that things would somehow fall apart. The crippling price  of everything from food and cooking fuel to telephones and cars defined I Malaysian existence. The only solace was political drama and its regional variants that enabled Malaysians to momentarily escape the drudgery of life. Some of these problems were inherited but many were politically determined and a consequence of the wrong choices made by the decisionmakers. Periodically, some great leader would throw up a great hope to either banish poverty or take Malaysia into the 21st century. Unfortunately, these great projects would be derailed through a combination of incompetence, venality and plain bad luck. Yet  Malaysia muddled through.
With elections just round the bend, can we hope for things to look up? Boy, are you crazy! There is no mystery about what rankles the voters — inflation, corruption, breakdown of law and order are the hot button issues — but will these ever be addressed? Without sounding like the Voice of Doom, I will express my doubts.  And I’ll tell you why. In the name of campaigning, the major players are busy ripping each other apart.  Sure, they ARE travelling across the length and breadth of the Kajang, projecting themselves as the next messiah of the downtrodden, holding out promises of development, abolition of corruption, safety of women blah blah (in short, selling an utopian dream in its most dazzling avatar). But will they deliver? I think we know the answer to that one (though we are all waiting that somewhere in a not-so-remote and roseate future we will be proved wrong..
It is a moment to cherish. On the surface and in the TV debates, India may seem a voluble but confused country. Underneath the surface, how ever, the country is being presented with clear alternatives: between low but seemingly growth and an audacious bid to be a truly breakout nation by removing the brakes on self-motivation There is also a third choice: to wreck the present in the hope that out of the debris will emerge an alternative Malaysia
For a change, the options are real and meaningful.
Are you sitting in the dark thanks to an unscheduled power cut?  Are the roads you travel on every day full of potholes?  Do you avoid travelling by train because UMNO Railways — the largest rail network in  has a poor safety record, besides being suffocatingly overcrowded?
Help might be on its way from an unexpected quarter to give us a hand to overcome these and other problems arising from the country’s increasingly inadequate infrastructure. Election time is not the best season for a harvest of good sense, let alone acute insight. It prefers the familiar, driving road-tested clichés to exhaustion. It was surprising therefore that UMNO general secretary, should choose an election eve to launch a long-distance trident that punctures three fundamental positions of his party. He acknowledges, courageously, that the present government has been a political disaster; he bemoans the rise of a new plutocracy within that is distant from the Malaysia voters; and he undermines the racereservations formula that has been a populist pillar of the entire democratic hierarchy. KUNAM has lifted debate from that usual mundane swamp of me-too pandering.. But KUNAM suggests something far more audacious. He believes UMNO, after having demolished,PAS should have challenged voters with a new dialectic. The new choice would not be between a resurgent BARISAN and crippled  PAKATAN, but between a coalition fatally flawed by compromise, and stable government. BecausePAS did not raise this question in 2013 DAP and PAS is in a position to ask

.The truth is, at least so far has been, that these leaders deign to hobnob with the people ONLY at election time, so the latter know that the cronies are like comets in their skies — dazzling but transient.

keep having these weird thoughts that maybe God will approve if  don’t vote at all! That maybe even God is repenting having created the very first politician and is having “Ooops, what have  done ?” kind of feelings. Well, as an educated person, know that every vote counts (even though there is only about .00000000001% of a chance that my vote would make any difference, but who knows?) and  SHOULD vote, but politics is a rat-race and so whoever wins is still a rat! And with the whole country now resembling a vast, disorganized criminal enterprise with scams crawling out of the woodwork of every government past and present, what are we to do? Just resign ourselves to the fact that  we are being ruled, and will continue to be ruled, by a tribe of crooks who will shout from every public forum how wonderful, patriotic and selfless they are! And you know how it is with lies — if you tell them long enough, they start sounding to be true. And we get taken for another five-year ride.

But  am an optimist by default and “hope springs eternal in the human breast” … so maybe all is not lost yet, huh…?! After all, miracles do happen…, so who knows…

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