This is a reposts as mosts of our writers/contributors are down with viral flu and finding it difficult to even get out of bed. So much has happened in the political sphere and we need to remind ourselves “Where are we in all this equation..??” You choose the political alliance you wish to be associated with and no one can take away your CITIZENS RIGHT.
We are so Confused.
Where is the line that is drawn in politics.There isn’t and one will go all out just to get the ‘ desired result ” More questions and yet there are no pre-determined answers for these group of young aspiring political upstarts. The most common question that is unplucked from the brain cells of these group in which Natasha and Joey of audie61 squeezed out were the simplest English terms of,”Want,Used and Needs”
They asked similar questions of What does BN want from you? Is Pakatan making used of you? Who needs you more BN/Pakatan? In the whole context these questions looks harmless but in the defining world of politics they will probably mean where does these young mind go from here on.
Try asking yourself these questions infront of the mirror. It has to be immediatedly after saying good morning to yourself before you even brush your teeth. When you have done that and read these its time you leave your comments. Don’t just think that you are EXEMPTED from this tasks. Don’t fool yourself as you will be a greater fool nevertheless. You will do yourself justice by fulfilling this simple yet as effective as A,B,C.
To protect the anonimity of our political boys we will not use names.In this interview with Natasha she stumbled upon a young teenage political machai or running”dog”.He was so disillusioned with the world of politics that he just decided to give up on the platform that he vouched that could bring him his future. A BN component party was his desired ship where many promises were dished out like gift vouchers. He swore by the institution that he followed and even raised his fists with outcries of ‘A Malaysia for all”
The promises many a time were whispered into his ears to push him to go the extra mile by very senior and veterans of the party who has seen past glory days.How unfortunate for these young brash and cocky upstarts to filter through their hands and to be so disillusioned so young and so fast. Is this what he wanted? Didn’t he feel used and are his needs being looked after?
Meanwhile Joey was so captivated by the lady who feels that Pakatan used her to achieve their aims. She was in the frontline doing all the necessary works,designs and finalising speeches for functions and yet she did not complain. Did she not? Did she do it just to fulfill what she has set out to do? To ensure that the government under Pakatan was so much better than the former BN administration was her priority.
Alas,power achieved the directions somewhat were not like the dreams that she has woken up to in the middle of the night.Used or has she not come to terms that governing is so much different from shouting slogans on election ceramahs. She is perplexed and confused and has not woken up to the believe that Pakatan is ruling in her state. Its not so much USED but too much, too little time to swallow.
There are many political boys who are really at crossroads and are wondering with anticipation that they are really needed now more than ever. These second echelon leaders are waiting for the invitation cards for them to make their moves either into a higher more respectable position within the BN/Pakatan hierarchy. They have put in many years of solid and hard training years plus all the efforts to get themselves recognisable in their parties.The time has come for them to be united under one umbrella.
They might belong to different parties with different ideologies crossed warpaths but now they see themselves in just one big family. Do they make that switch? Are they willing to make this united stand,” There are NO ENEMIES IN POLITICS BUT IT”S A WAY OF LIFE.DOG EAT DOG” They see a NEED for them to belong but who needs them more and this time for real its not a journey to regret.
The two party system is upon us and these young upstarts have their choices and they need not be used but wanted and who they join is a matter of who will give them that PLATFORM TO SHINE. Afterall the young loves to be showered with praises but it has got to be sincere.
Are you one of the many young political upstarts who has seemingly trudged into the shadowy world of politics. Its your choice and this is not a mere journey for the faint hearted and its a tough and gruelling way ahead. You will find your feet at times submerged in virtually impossible circumstances which needs the political acumen to get you out of the sticky situation.
There are many seasoned politicians who has ventured into these path but are so afraid that these young goons will outshine them and they will not give their ‘untold secrets”Are they selfish? Harvard they say to these young upstarts does not give you the ground training in politics and these you have to earn your stripes. What chances do they have unless they are used to their potential. Its the simple words of want,used and need again dont you think so.
Is the line drawn clearer? What chances do you give the young to choose. is it a 50/50 now for them? What are the political parties available for them? Is it UMNO,PKR,PBB,DAP,PAS,PRS.PBS.SPDP,SUPP,MIC.Gerakan.LDP,PBS,UPKO.SAPP,PBRS,SNAP,PPP..? BN or Pakatan will be no diferent if the “kitchens and bathrooms” of these political parties are not CLEANED UP to accomodate these young and unknowing individuals who are about to embark on a life full of intriques and man made mysteries.
Just ask the wanted ones especially Tengku Razaleigh( WANT ) ( who says that his heart is still with UMNO) Zaid Ibrahim ( NEEDS ) (feels that his platform in UMNO is curbed),Chua Jui Meng ( NEEDS ) ( who leaves MCA after nearly 33 years and joins PKR for another stint to stay relevant) What about the many thousands of political boys/girls and machais who are USED..? Still confused… Better not be as in politics there are NO POLITICAL PRISONERS and once you become irrelevant you either stay out of it or Get ready to be Guillotined.
Any young soul would want to know why they are joining politics but usually the ones who brings them in don’t even tell them what the political parties constitution stands for? They sign the application form willingly or unwillingly and that is open to interpretations. Hmmm..This is the line which BN/Pakatan have to address as this proverb “TRUE GOLD FEARS NOT THE TEST OF FIRE“ in which the bests will be able to survive while the rests will be thrown into scrapheap and left to rot.
The boat (parties or coalition BN/Pakatan) in which the political members who make the boat must be willing partners in the same boat rowing against the current and tide and every able person must pull the oars to move the boat forward. If there is a snowball effect it will only be too destructive to save and as usual we must have a check and balance system.
We are already within reach of 2020 a developed nation for our country and as such we know that with success often breeds failure because it makes you arrogant, complacent and, therefore you will ultimatedly lower your guard. Our young malaysian political upstarts needs to nurtured to be wanted and needed and not discrded after being used. This is the failure for our poltical system and it goes without saying to some,” ONLY THE BESTS WILL SURVIVE”
My friends please look into the mirror every morning and tell that to me or to your close ones that you deserve better or is better than what makes you that special to lead the country or give your “WANTED AND NEEDED” service to help the rakyat of the country.
The voters will know now and there are no more hiding places for those who thrive on POLITICAL ILLUSIONS to stay afloat in the coming political avalanche.
It goes without saying,”It is only reserved for the bests and those who aspire and willing to work hard. ” BN/Pakatan don’t fool yourselves anymore as with a flick of the pen/pencil you will be Ooooooooout……..and Removed from your Constituency.