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The life of a regular guy, going through irregular changes, looking for simple pleasures in life. Funny how seldom you can put simple and pleasure together. Everyone needs to believe in a GOD and I believe I can fill your believe. To you, I shall be GOD.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Where do we go?

Dear all,

I know that it's always a very tough thing to talk about when it comes to politics and the inequality that we have been accustomed to for the past so many years. I do not whine about privileges that are blessed upon some people just as I do not bite the sour grape looking at those born with a silver spoon. I just believe that we should all have a fighting chance, a fair fighting chance, a chance for us to make this country, this economy even more competitive, make it even more prosperous but with limitations and endless hurdles, is it still achievable? Yes, but it takes a much longer time. I can assure you that I am not a saint and I am speaking partly from my selfish point of view as I know that there are things that if I wish to do, I may not be able to do so with ease just because I am not one of those privileged. I may have somehow, in previous posts, appeared as someone who do not feel content with the government and I do not deny it, all I am asking for is for them to realise that they are who they are only because we allow them to be.

In my previous post, someone left a comment, asking me a question which I feel has no definite answer.

Friend said...

I'd like to know, how do we change? Where do we start?

I'm not disagreeing but i'd like to know your honest opinion on what we should and should not do!

That aside, why is there so much swearing in your entry? I know you're really pissed, but i really hope you'd decrease th7e amount of swearing.

By the way, i like the entry. I really do!

What can we do? Where do we start? I believe that we should make changes gradually. The government has applied a tactic which was used by ancient Chinese general where easily explained, means 'Kill one, warn hundreds'. Some bloggers who, much like me, see injustice in our system, chose to voice out and what they got was lawsuits. Do not get me wrong, I am afraid like many. I am afraid that I will be nailed somehow, under what charges I do not know and thus is why I do not state anything which bends away from the facts and merely speak my mind, believing that I still have the rights to.

How do we make a change? We start with our rights. Our rights to vote. Who we vote for is completely up to us but we have to remember that whoever sits high up there on the comfy cabinet stool is determined by us. They who feel that they are so powerful that they get to overpower the people who gave them the chance to lead, should realise that the stool does not belong to them, and they may not have the chance to have their asses on the soft leather cushion anymore. WE are the one who determines who gets to make decisions on our behalf. WE are the one who determines who governs us. WE are the people whose voice should be heard. WE practice our rights to elect the candidate whom we feel will protect us. WE choose those who gives a damn. WE decide who gets their payroll from our hard earned money. Nothing was equal since the beginning and I am not complaining and whining like a bitch about that now, this is inevitable and this has been the way for a long time and it may be the reason why we have not ended up like Indonesia. It's very much like how we will not be seeing a Chinese Prime Minister. Somethings are just meant to be and we will just have to live with it.
But I am sick and tired of being threatened. Sick and tired of how low-lifes had been glamorised just to pull in that extra votes. Yes, I am talking about our Mat Cemerlangs.

Things do not have to end like this. There are things that we can do and there are messages which we can send. I am not saying that there should be a rally or there should be any protests. It really does cause too much inconvenience to the public but our government could help much earlier but they chose not to. Why fire water cannons and use tear gasses when they could just monitor the rally peacefully to the palace and then let them disperse? Why instill fear in the people who are fighting for what they believe in. What are they even afraid of?

I watched Lions for Lambs earlier on and it was a great movie. It merely states that there are people up there who lie. There are people who fight and die for the chance to make a change. There are people who, very much like me, have almost given up in believing just because we feel that we are only one person. What can one person do?

I now know a glinter of the answer, we start by changing our mentality. Only by that, only by seeing the bigger picture will we be able to make a change. We just have to realise. Realise that the power is in our hands. Realise that we do not have to be afraid of the people whom we place up there because it is through our hands that we can push them back down.


Monday, November 12, 2007

Time for a Change

When you see people rallying and gathering, hoping for a fair election, when someone like me who does not give two fucks about politics feel so agitated with our current administration and for opposition leaders to have to send a memorandum to our King, pleading for a fair electoral outcome, you know that there is something wrong. Everyone knows that there is something wrong. You do and I do too. Do not misunderstand, I am on no particular side nor do I favour any opposition parties but one thing for sure, the time has come for a change.

We, as the sons and daughters of this country have lost our most basic rights. We have lost our rights to speak, to write and to express our feeling towards our country. The government's job is to protect us. They are voted into the parliament to serve the people of their country and not fucking instill fear in them. What have we become? What have our country become? To say that I am displeased is an understatement. What the hell is the government doing? How many cases of corruption has emerged in the papers since our current PM got his ass on the big and mighty chair in the fucking parliament? How many cases of discrimination were reported in the papers? Remember that guy who lifted the keris and shouted something about ketuanan melayu? He did it again this time, saying that the keris was meant to protect. Bollocks. Fucking Bollocks.

No one in the government is above the law but apparently, that is not the fucking case ain't it? I have not been brain washed or fucking pulled over to the "dark side" but it is just that I have been constantly mind-fucked by the government of this country. Our ministers are brave. They dare do anything because they know that they will get away with it. Everything that happened, that was reported, will be published, and then dragged on and on, and then forgotten. Remember Rafidah and the AP issue? That is one of the example.

I am not asking for anything but merely expressing my disappointment in this country that I once loved. I read in the papers yesterday about this chinese boy from this chinese school who wrote a piece of composition and submitted it in as an entry in the Commonwealth Essay competition and he won. He spoke much about unity and his love for this country. He is still young. He is still naive. He is surrounded by his multi-racial friends and may not have seen the ugly side of racism on a much larger scale. He did not see how his country is corrupted and how his fellow country-mates are feeling. He did not know that when he tries to apply for a place in the local universities, he will be facing many problems and would most likely have a hard time to get a scholarship should he ever needs one. He may also not realise that he may not be able to take the subject that he wishes to take because local universities must have a certain amount of bumiputra doctors, engineers, accountants, so on and so fucking forth. That little chinese kid is still young and he should enjoy his childhood and live in his fucking fantasy before he grows up to realise what kind of shithole his fucking paradise really is.

We talk about transparency, the government talks about transparency. It is about as transparent as my scrotum. I do not encourage protests or illegal gathering but I wish that somehow, somehow the government, those so called "leaders" sitting in the government, living in their fucking big houses, would come to realise that they are fucking no-one without the people of their country. They are mortals. They are mortals whom I do not look up to but instead despise. They made me hate this land. They made me not love my country. THEY FUCKING MADE ME UNPATRIOTIC. We should stand up and let them know that as we can place them way up there, we can fucking bring them down. Do not allow them to take their priviliges granted by us for granted. They are elected to serve. They are elected to maintain stability. They are elected to make our country grow. They are not elected to make us fear them. Police forces are the same. We fucking pay their wages. We are the bosses. We go to them for protection. Do not act so high and mighty, Because eventhough you are holding a gun, the gun belongs to us. The country belongs to all. Not just you. By you, I mean you fucking thieves and robbers. You who stole our freedom. After 50 years, we are more trapped than before.

It's about time they learn who they serve. It's about time for a change.