Thursday, March 6, 2008

Changing for the better, and not for worse.




The ones most in desire of change yet fear it at the same time are people like you and me. People currently feeling the pinch of rising fuel prices, over-bloated property market, shrinking nasi ayam servings and no foreseeable pay rise in the near future....



A Turd By Any Other Name.

Are you frustrated and angry enough for a change?

Dr Spencer Johnson made his millions writing a simple book entitled “Who Moved My Cheese”. His notion was that people should not be afraid of change but rather embrace it and make it to the fullest.

Malaysians in particular are afraid of change.

Not the poor in the rural areas of Sabah or Sarawak or the urban poor in KL, Penang and Johor. Life’s shitty enough for them so they really can’t comprehend why the opposition is pressing about change while the BN people are pressing for status quo. The problem is these hardcore poor are also the most ignorant. They are deprived of Aliran, Malaysiakini and are mostly beyond the physical reach of the financially-restrained opposition. When elections come, a RM 200 will buy one’s months supply of household necessity and a whole family’s vote. They are a goner, they’d never vote for the opposition.

The Malays in kampungs are also resistant to change. Not because they are afraid or cowardice. They are simply contented in their routine, easy-going lifestyle. They do not refuse change, they simply don’t need it. They are not in the process of looking for a house, a piece of land or getting rid of their 1990 Proton Saga. They are happy with what they have and are not interested with the Lingam scandal or the Altantuya soap opera. It doesn’t matter to them if they’d never have a million in the bank account, their bumi offspring will still go to university anyway, more often than not on an UMNO scholarship. They are happy to live and die in their current condition, so their vote will never go towards change. If they’ve always had PAS, so be it forever and ever. The same goes for UMNO – if UMNO were their choice then, it will be their choice on Saturday, March 8th 2008. That’s another goner for the opposition, and probably the reason why PKR despite all its personal hype, will never make much inroads anywhere.

The rich Chinese and Indians are both afraid of change and in fear of it. They have everything to lose if their BN cronies lose out. These are the running dogs who will vouch for the current BN regime for their own benefits. They are not convertible to the opposition. These are cowards beyond help.

The ones most in desire of change yet fear it at the same time are people like you and me. People currently feeling the pinch of rising fuel prices, over-bloated property market, shrinking nasi ayam servings and no foreseeable pay rise in the near future.

We are sick and tired of the corrupted BN regime yet fear the tune of MCA/MIC’s May 13 threat. We are discontented with status quo yet wonder if the worse is yet to come. Like an attractive lady being courted by a well-mannered, charming male, yet unsure of his sincerity and ability to provide.

Well I say let’s take a dive at the deep end.

For fifty years, BN has lied to us with slogan after slogan, policy after policy. They renamed the NEP and repackaged it as something new. They came out with nine Malaysia Plans but all with the same intention of profiting themselves. They have had manifestos after manifesto all crammed with the same old lies. We have seen ministers being replaced by another but all with the same shameful ending.

From Tun Razak to Mahathir to Abdullah and back to Najib Razak, from Chua Jui Meng to Chua Soi Lek to Ong Ka Chuan. From Ling Liong Sik to Chan Kong Choy to Khor Tsu Koon. From Sammy Vellu to Kayveas to Sothianathan. From Bernard Dompok to Joseph Pairin.

A turd by any other name smells like turd.

Unless you love turds and the smell and stain that come with them, vote for change.


1 comment:

Scott said...

Would you please post this for the benefit of your readers who will be voting for the first time this 2008?

http://chinhuatw.wordpress.com/2008/02/17/how-do-you-vote-picture-guide-for-first-timers/