Monday, February 25, 2008

The GE

Ok back. Lets see now…

Ahh, the fever is in the air. Not the RNA viruses that purges flu but equally irritating nonetheless, the General Election (GE). Again, not wanting to be left out of the whole circus, I think I should do a political write-up leading up to the big-day. This is the General Election after all, the Cirque De Soleil of all freak shows.

I’m a fence-sitter, or a neutral. Or better still, a lalang or whatever shit you wanna call it. The thing is, I don’t vote and I wont be casting my vote for this coming poll. I’ve had people come up giving the lectures on the usual one-vote-counts and all the boring stuff. I promised him to give serious consideration about getting my name registered. This happened 4 years ago and today I am still very much the same unconcerned citizen.

I used to be pro-government mainly because of our former Prime Minister Dr M. My admiration for him was nothing political so maybe that was the reason I couldn’t see why the opposition gave him such tough times while leading the country.

Neither was I an Op-hater. The late Ustaz Fadhil Noor and Ezam Md Nor were two notable names that I admired, the former for his leadership and the latter for what I cant quite recall. Maybe for being a loyalist, I don’t know. But he did stick around till last year or something.

Politics can produce fanatics amongst their supporters, just like football but unlike the beautiful game, party supporters can easily switch camps when their leader(s) decides to jump over the fence. Over the years I’ve never really heard of, say a Gooner turns a Kop because his former team sucks. In politics however, they DO!

My point here is, I can be on both sides and layan in politics. Which comes to my next point, I cannot be claiming myself apolitical any longer. Only that I’m not quite sure which party I am more inclined to. The Keris, maybe, for Datuk Mukhriz obviously. Bulan too, for a few ustaz who has helped me spiritually, and the Bintang fellas.

I guess in politics everything goes. Maybe come the next GE, I imagine to be a hard party worker, wearing all white with a skull cap, lobbying for Muhkriz.

Before I end this entry, I was just thinking earlier. If PAS were to penetrate Sabah, they may have to re-brand their party name to, PAS-OK, or Pasok.

Hehe…lame one.

Maybe…just maybe, I’d do a series of attack on the GE itself, you know, the general stuff. Anything that I may find it stupid enough to be in the book,

Like yesterday right,…being the nomination day and shit, some seats were won uncontested. How could this happen when the uncontested losers knew very well they need to be fully prepared. And yet they screwed up at the dot. Selling his soul to the opponent’s party sounds like an interesting theory because this type of stupidity doesn’t make sense at all.

10 comments:

tokasid said...

Salam Kerp:

Welcome to the real political world of Malaysia.

Where everything is Boleh for a reason and everything is TAK BOLEH for another reason.

As a football fan, you would know if the man in black decides to shift the goal posts here and there to give advantage to the home team the away team will be furious and will protest and the game might be disqualified and the referee removed.

But in Malaysian politics...the ref can change whatever rules as he likes and you can only complaint. He'll tell you: I have to shift the goal post kat ujung sana sebab kat tempat biasa ada becak...nanti kotor jersey home team.

Mat Salo said...

Alamaak bro.. nak blog benda lain terpaksa kene KIV. Erection punya pasal.. :)

You're right dude, this is gonna be one hell of a circus!

Frankly, for me I just want it over with. Deny BN 2/3rds majority cukup but still let them run the show. At least ada oppo banyak they'll think twice about conning the rakyat... or enriching temselves. Baru fair..

Kata Tak Nak said...

Kerp,
Like Doc said, welcome to the real world of Malaysian Politics. Some may say politics is the same everywhere. If this is done somewhere else we call it wrong. If this is done in Malaysia do we call it right? If we say it is also wrong, do we condone it? Since it is done everywhere, does it make the act right?

My answer is simple, kalau dah ALLAH larang, maka salah lah ia. It doesn't matter if it is the accepted practice everywhere else. A wrong is a wrong and we human cannot say it is right.

anfield devotee said...

"Stars And Stripes Of Corruption"

Finally got to Washington in the middle of the night
I couldn't wait
I headed straight for the Capitol Mall
My heart began to pound
Yahoo! It really exists
The American International Pictures logo

I looked up at that Capitol Building
Couldn't help but wonder why
I felt like saying "Hello, old friend"

Walked up the hill to touch it
Then I unzipped my pants
And pissed on it when nobody was looking

Like a great eternal Klansman
With his two flashing red eyes
Turn around he's always watching
The Washington monument pricks the sky
With flags like pubic hair ringed 'round the bottom

The symbols of our heritage
Lit up proudly in the night
Somehow fits to see the homeless people
Passed out on the lawn

So this is where it happens
The power games and bribes
All lobbying for a piece of ass

Of the stars and stripes of corruption
Makes me feel so ashamed
To be an American
When we're too stuck up to learn from our mistakes
Trying to start another Viet Nam
Whilke fiddling while Rome burns at home
The Boss says, "You're laid off. Blame the Japanese"
"America's back," alright
At the game it plays the worst
Strip mining the world like a slave plantation

No wonder others hate us
And the Hitlers we handpick
To bleed their people dry
For our evil empire

The drug we're fed
To make us like it
Is God and country with a band

People we know who should know better
Howl, "America riles. Let's go to war!"
Business scams are what's worth dying for

Are the Soviets our worst enemy?
We're destroying ourselves instead
Who cares about our civil rights
As long as I get paid?

The blind Me-Generation
Doesn't care if life's a lie

so easily used, so proud to enforce

The stars and stripes of corruption
Let's bring it all down!
Tell me who's the real patriots
The Archie Bunker slobs waving flags?
Or the people with the guts to work
For some real change
Rednecks and bombs don't make us strong
We loot the world, yet we can't even feed ourselves
Our real test of strength is caring
Not the toys of war we sell the world
Just carry on, thankful to be farmed like worms
Old glory for a blanket
As you suck on your thumbs

Real freedom scares you
'Cos it means responsibility

So you chicken out and threaten me

Saying, "Love it or leave it"
I'll get beat up if I criticize it
You say you'll fight to the death
To save your worthless flag

If you want a banana republic that bad
Why don't you go move to one
But what can just one of us do?
Against all that money and power
Trying to crush us into roaches?

We don't destroy society in a day
Until we change ourselves first
From the inside out

We can start by not lying so much
And treating other people like dirt
It's easy not to base our lives
On how much we can scam

And you know
It feels good to lift that monkey off our backs

I'm thankful I live in a place
Where I can say the things I do
Without being taken out and shot
So I'm on guard against the goons
Trying to take my rights away
We've got to rise above the need for cops and laws

Let kids learn communication
Instead of schools pushing competition
How about more art and theater instead of sports?

People will always do drugs
Let's legalize them
Crime drops when the mob can't price them
Budget's in the red?
Let's tax religion

No one will do it for us
We'll just have to fix ourselves
Honesty ain't all that hard
Just put Rambo back inside your pants
Causing trouble for the system is much more fun

Thank you for the toilet paper
But your flag is meaningless to me
Look around, we're all people
Who needs countries anyway?

Our land, I love it too
I think I love it more than you
I care enough to fight

The stars and stripes of corruption
Let's bring it all down!
If we don't try
If we just lie
If we can't find
A way to do it better than this
Who will?

- Dead Kennedy's Frakenchrist album (1985).

Yes, brudder Kerp, 'If we can't find a way to do it better than this, who will? who will indeed . . .?'

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

Doc,

Good analogy, especially on the last bit. I remember cikgu’s post some months back, this ref his name was Rashid or something silly like that.


MS bro,

As it is now we’ve got clowns making their rounds handing out balloons…hehehehe..

I’m with you. them bee-anne gov needs a wake up call some sort of. Not that I’m against the gomen totally, but OKU woes are aplenty. Its an insult that they prioritized on monsoon drain cup than thinking of our transportation grouses.


Cikgu,

Heard you, sir.

To these people they are always right. They have the power and expect the powerless to bow down. I’ll do just that when I don’t see the need to bitch on the lack of basic necessities as far as the OKU is concerned. Until that happens, I’ll screw them off.


Bala,

‘Our land, I love it too
I think I love it more than you
I care enough to fight…’

Yea man. nobody says it better than mr Biafra but am guilty of not taking up my responsibility to have my say. I guess I’ll just bitch and moan. After all, I think I love my country more than anyone.

acciaccatura said...

salam kerp, baru tadi i just told my dad, "please Bak, at least, for my kids".

Zawi said...

kerp,
Hope you can do it at the next erection, as Acciccatura rightly said "for your kids"

cakapaje said...

Salam bro,

Get yourself with my newly revived party - POB. I'll write about it later, as I am, or was, the interim President.

Daphne Ling said...

Hi D,

I can sum it up in 4 words: "Elections are dirty ler"...

Hehe...

Enuf said!

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

Kak E,

Yes, you’ve got a point. yang duduk lembah ampang should vote for Hj Khasim, sebab dia local.


Pak Z,

insyaAllah, maybe for myself first kot. Am still counting on whoever to be in the office after the 8th.


shah,

interesting pak. I wanna be the de facto leader of POB.


Dafling,

Yea la, down right dirty but suddenly I realized we should make some noise too to get our voice heard. Being dirty fellow they are, all the noises to could fall on deaf ears but no harm shouting.

I’m in a difficult situation lar. hard to remain a nonpartisan.

*had ipoh CR again for dinner earlier...hehehe..