Politics
is not an exact science. It is the art of the impossible. Do you not wonder
sometimes what the outcome of the 13th General Election will be? Or
do you consider yourself amongst the growing number of skeptics that resigns
themselves to the inevitability of being saddled with bad politicians no matter who
wins the election?
Sometimes
I despair at the diversity of it all.
·     
I support DSAI.
·     
I am for Najib Tun Razak. 
·     
Anything but UMNO!
·     
Pakatan Rakyat will only do worse then BN when in government!
·     
Satu lagi Projek BN.
·     
PR will stop waste in government spending!
And
so the battle rages while we stand on the sidelines and watch. Watch and ponder
where our country will be after the 13th general elections!
For
me I see no glimmer of light shining through any cracks in the amour of BN or
PR within which they all hide from us. To both these antagonists what matters
is winning because in Malaysian politics the winner takes it all.
Yes
I can see great things happening in Penang with Guan Eng there but already
money is being made by party cronies. When big business comes into Penang, big
money stands to be made. Not that there is anything wrong in that…nothing
glaring wrong as yet…but big business has a way of corrupting those who are within
their ambit! Politicians included…especially politicians!   
Najib
launches initiatives after initiatives – today it is KARISMA as part of Gagasan
1 Malaysia “pillars…in upholding social justice!”.
Just
imagine a Rm1.4 billion welfare program that will help 500,000 people. If only
10% of that 500,000 people are persuaded to thank Najib by voting BN at the
next general election – that is 50,000 additional votes for BN. 50,000
additional votes at a costs of RM1.4 billion ringgit is acceptable to a
desperate government fighting for its political survival but (it would seem)
still concerned enough to uphold the pillars of social justice”….just as long
as they are doing the holding up of the pillars of social justice with OUR
money!
What
it does to a country already in hock right up to its neck is to be debated
AFTER the 13th general elections.    
The
picture opportunity of Najib, Muhyiddin and Sharizat with that one finger
salute is collateral “win win” for UMNO that costs the people RM1.4 billion.
That headline of NST “FULL OF KARISMA” should really be “FULL OF S#*T” (to
quote that Son of Ali).
Now
that Din guy in the Rumah Ministry had a live bullet sent to him  – which according to KL CID chief is a
threat under Section 507 of the Penal Code for criminal intimidation – and this
brave Din guy is not at all intimidated about it. It only strengthens his
resolve to discharge his duties and responsibilities to maintain the country’s
peace and security. Well said Din! I do wish that whoever sent that live bullet
to Din will now stop laughing and get a hold of himself. He has had his fun.
Din has made all the right noises about “not being intimidated…and national
security” and that PDRM CID chief in KL has had his 15-second of fame. Now can
we get back to OUR security and maintaining OUR peace?    
A
quick look through of who Najib is “helping” today is quiet impressive:
Taxi
Drivers (our unsung heroes according to NST) gets RM$612,8000 at the Masjid
Putra in Putrajaya from Najib & company. According to Najib he knows that
these taxi drivers struggle to make ends meet as they earned only RM1,000 a
month. Does he knows that half their takings each day are paid out to UMNO
cronies that own these Taxi companies? Hell even the uniformed veterans have a
Taxi Company that does the same thing! The Taxi companies make the big money –
the taxi drivers are not unsung heroes – they are the people who do their daily
grind of 12 to 15 hours of work to take home RM1,000 per month while UMNO
cronies rake in the big bucks! And were the money distributed to taxi drivers
of all races or was it only for the “priceless contributions” of Bumiputra taxi
drivers?
And
women too! In addressing 5000 women attending the National Women’s Day
celebration Najib declared women as significant partners in the country’s
transformation plan…explaining that the having of 30 per cent key position in
the corporate sector to be held by women is a target, not a quota. Phew! For a
moment there those corporate big wigs listening must have almost had a
coronary! 
And
the financial give away continues with RM9.75 million presented to 127
non-governmental organizations to enable them to carry out their programme!
Through
all this I can see that all knowing gaze of Rosmah nodding along with what
Najib was saying. In as far as she was concerned she had achieved her 30 per
cent quota in her household – 30per cent for Najib and 70 per cent for her!
That
about covers it all – from taxi drivers to armed veteran and across the gender
divide too. A good day at the office for our Prime Minister.
But
pray tell me Najib how much more of OUR money are you going to give away for
YOUR political survival? There is no such thing as a free lunch….well maybe not
for most of us but there seems to be an endless supply of free lunches for
Najib to give away….and all these spending will have to be held to account
soon…and when subsidies are taken away from essential food items who will have
to suffer? The same taxi drivers, army veterans and recipients of the KARISMA
program under the Gagasan 1 Malaysia that is suppose to hold up the pillars of
Social Justice! What Najib giveth Najib taketh back!
And
so the merry go round continues. As our country goes spiraling round and round
it gets suck into the vortex and then into the abyss of irresponsible
governance by a Barsian Nasional that understands that failure at the 13th
general election is not an option to be considered! It is the winning
stupid…always the winning that matters. Everything else –  the country, the people, the economy, the
poor, the marginalized, the racial divide and all things Malaysians are to used
for the greater good of Barisan Nasional.
Now
if only there was someone within Pakatan Rakyat that could harness this
inherent negativity within Barisan Nasional and use it to explain to the people
of Malaysia the need for “CHANGE”…we could then be well on our way towards
change for the better. But even within Pakatan Rakyat it is obvious that
self-preservation overcomes all other considerations. If only they could seize
the moment – carpe diem – and run towards the 13th general election
with it, I know that they people will follow. 
I
know I will!