Friday, May 24, 2013

Crackdown Begins: What Can You Expect Of A Minority Government Afraid Of Its Own Shadow?

The crackdown by Najib's minority government in what appears to be an attempt to stop the people form questioning the results of GE13, has shred to pieces whatever semblance of legitimacy the government might have.

The honourable thing to do in the face of the continuing allegations of massive cheating at the polls would be for the minority government to call for re-elections or at least for re-elections of the 30 or so contested seats, not tell us to leave the country if we are not happy or go live in the jungle.

But what can you really expect of the Umno led minority government voted on the back of claims of shameless cheating at the polls including the alleged treasonous use of foreigners to vote?

Being in the seat of power for so long, for Umno/BN to step back would be unthinkable to them

Stripped and naked (not that they are not now, in the eyes of the majority who did not vote them) of power, where and how do you expect them to survive?

No, we must be merciful; compassion means that you allow them to rule in perpetuity.

After all, it is writ large in the stars that Umno/BN is the divine's entitled child.

Allow them to bully us, to tell us to leave if we are not happy or go live in the jungle; allow them to do as they have always liked and anyhow they like with the national coffers.

And throw BR1M crumbs as divine mercy to us ingrates and ungodly pagans.

And call us names that even the debased would shun to do, if we so much as dared - not to give our votes to them.

Start the crackdown to drive fear into our hearts and to hopefully drum some sense into our pagan heads for even daring to think of challenging the gods.

Not that they did not have any experience or history of resorting to crackdowns as a convenient weapon of governance to stay any challenge to their divine power.

Only this time, the gods must be crazy not to see that they no longer enjoy the divine favour, ANYMORE.

For even their traditional base of power, the Malays, have woken up and rejected them.

A government that spends half its 56 years of  life time (especially since Mahathir's tenure) reminding the rakyat to be grateful to it instead of the other way around, and fails to comprehend that it is the bounden duty of a government, of any government, to serve (and serve well) as the rakyat's employee not lord, has lost any sense of its proper place in the structure of the nation, and therefore loses its legitimacy by dint of insubordination.

The crackdown is a fight against the rakyat that Najib & Co may live to regret.

And Malaysians will live to celebrate.

The days of indiscriminate intimidation and arrests are past - this is the 21st Century!

And the decent thing to do is - be decent!


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These are the ordinary rakyat that Najib's minority government are fighting against.

Even this elderly "auntie bersih" is no push over.

For Bersih chairperson Ambiga's views on the crackdown click here

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