You are in that position which the ancient Greeks called Between Scylla and Charybdis, and which the Christianity-influenced Poms naturally termed Between the devil and the deep blue sea. Today, for reasons unknown, the saying is 'Between a rock and a hard place', obviously not as classical or biblical orientated as the former two.
|Scylla & Charybdis|
Alas, every f* thing UMNO and its MCA and Gerakan vassals has done to discredit or make Pakatan unpopular have backfired. Syabas attempted wet-works, communist behind every pomelo tree and JI infiltration into Buduland, the attempt to make Bersih illegal or demon-ize Ambiga Sreenevasan, the f* list goes on, have all ended with UMNO worse off.
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Do, kena, don't do, also susah.
Apart from bad fengshui, surely there must be a moral behind all these failures. If you haven't gotten it yet, well, may I offer some advice?
Force, lies and negativism aren't in vogue.
The first, using force to get your way, no longer works. Besides, the opposite camp is no longer uni-ethnic like it was 43 years ago. Are you prepared to accept unpleasant collateral damage?
The second, your lies, can be easily countered in today's multi-media news dissemination.
And your negative campaign is not unlike your 'lies'.
You could try good policy promotions, good governance demonstrations (anti corruption), and truly 1Malaysia (rein in your ill-disciplined warlords who have been sabotaging you).
Admittedly you're running rapidly out of time. I suppose you could roll out the tanks a la Tian An Men Square and try Emergency Rule like your dad did.
Of course Pakatan has its own problems, chiefly (a) Anwar Ibrahim - that's all I'm going to say because I've been saying the same stuff regularly since 2005 when I started blogging, (b) PAS' hudud, (c) PKR's internal war.
As a DAP supporter, I personally (I stress, personally, because many Pakatan supporters don't agree with me) feel the ABU campaign is mindless and won't eliminate the corruption the campaign is supposed to target. Why should I vote in someone in Pakatan who is equally or has the frightening potential to be even more corrupt or unworthy of the people's votes?
|Brothers against LGBT|
For example, would I ever vote in PAS' Azizan Abdul Razak (current MB of Kedah)? Don't know? See my previous post Another Hasan Ali. It's known he prefers to be cozy with UMNO saudaras rather than non-Malay Pakatan pollies.
In fact I would be urging my friends in Kedah not to. Of course voting against Azizan doesn't mean voting against every PAS pollies. It's known I am very supportive of Nizar Jamaluddin.
|He supports the BN legislated University and University Colleges Act 1971|
It's precisely the moronic "either or" extremism of the ABU campaign that pisses me off.
Another example - would I ever vote against my Gerakan buddy, Hsu Dar Ren (Darren Hsu)? Mind, I'm not sure whether he is still in Gerakan, wakakaka, but if he is, mate, I'll vote for this good man any time. I can only hope he doesn't stand against the DAP people I support.
I am not in Pandan but I'll be prepared to vote in Ong Tee Keat, who has been a constant voice, ever since he was a Deputy Minister, against BN corruption and excesses. And that has been why I was concerned that Pakatan has sent Rafizi Ramli to stand against Ong in that federal constituency - see my previous post The political assassination of Rafizi Ramli?
|Ong Tee Keat - Hishamuddin's greatest foe wakakaka|
If Azmin Ali is so damn f* clever, why doesn't he stand in Pandan and give Gombak to Rafizi?
Also, why doesn't he give Dr Wan Azizah the state seat of Bukit Antarabangsa and take on Sementa, instead of slyly stating the Pakatan grass roots in Selangor (meaning himself) will decide whether the PKR party president can stand as an ADUN in Selangor? How f* insulting to the party president!
The "either or" bullsh*t is mindless, moronic and meaningless, and insultingly, denies Pakatan supporters the right of intelligent choice.
Supporting Pakatan shouldn't automatically translate into a blank cheque of blind support. If any Pakatan pollie has been, is deemed, or seen as an ar$eh*le, he/she shouldn't receive any of our votes. Otherwise, we'll be just exchanging corrupt rubbish for corrupt rubbish.
As an example, voting against Najib in Pekan doesn't mean we must automatically vote in all Pakatan undesirables.
Likewise, voting against Azmin in Gombak wakakaka doesn't mean we automatically vote in all UMNO undesirables.
You have already been buggered kau kau for the last 30 years (The earlier years weren't that bad). So, do you still want more buggeration wakakaka? If you do, then continue your ABU. But on the other hand, if you want a good government from Day 1, then vote wisely, not ABU-ishly.
And don't give me that bullsh*t about voting everyone in Pakatan in first, and then sorting out the mess later. That'll take another 30 years at least.