Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Politically correct ...

Note: This is a rare post on politics ... well not entirely.

Back from the brink and not getting any wiser.

I have been sitting on the fence too long watching the world go by. It gets bored sometimes perched up there with nothing to do but observe, learn a little, cheering, jeering, being judgmental, having plenty of ideas, all talks, but not really getting involved. It feels like going to a battle that I wasn't a part of and just stand on the side while other people kill or be killed.

Ok, maybe not that dramatic. Life doesn't revolve around me and my coffee induced rants, right?

But let's face it. When it comes to politics -- my least favorite topic these days -- everyone has an opinion. Everyone. Top to bottom. The politicians most of all. The voters. Even those who don't vote. Even those not of voting age. Even those far away overseas who can't or won't come home to vote. Even those who aren't even from this country. I'm not blaming you, I belong to one of the category above. Nothing wrong with giving an opinion, I'm about to hand one (or two) myself today. However, an opinion remains as what it is -- An Opinion. Subject to neither right nor wrong.

The still-warm General Election 2013 (yes the very same, so go ahead stop reading whenever you feel like it because here comes another opinion from the sidelines you probably have heard before...) left a lot to be desired. You know the results yourself, look it up. The dominant political party Barisan Nasional (BN) won the majority seats, almost by a close call, although personally I won't call it a good victory considering the People's Alliance rose up in great force this season and almost managed to tip the scale of time to create history. Almost, but not quite there. A small victory for them.

On the other hand, let me deliver this while I'm still precariously roosting up here. I support no party but my own. Election is finally over. But didn't somebody say it was only the beginning?

I love my country, but the people in it are getting more and more advanced with their words and attitude and those do not necessarily bring about a good thing. Thanks to social media, you can say just about anything you want and damn the consequences. All the good values and proper upbringing at risk of going down the drain in all those status updates, comments, replies, shared links, supportive or non-supportive mentions, derogatory remarks, big pompous words, seemingly intelligent outbursts, drama. The Internet brings about a lot of good, but it's also a harmful tool. Weapon, if you may.


Start them young ...

With all the political drama going on in our country these past few weeks -- one that saw the supporters instead of the candidates, going to war against each other -- it's any wonder that we're even standing straight and taking it all in stride. I believe this season we're a step ahead (or backward depending on how you read it) what's with all the ruckus some people created to draw attention to  themselves. Using abusive words to hurt and slur your very neighbor, sowing seeds of hatred, teaching kids to discriminate and choose for themselves a vicious path ... Nasty. And then you blame the younger generations for inciting rage and wrath, but you forgot maybe you started it and didn't remember it.

Mouths faster than the brains. Quick to anger, slow to listen. When provoked, influenced by peers, thinking you're somehow following the flow, going where people go... You crack. No, WE crack. Fumbling. Flustered. We responded. Reacting without taking enough time to catch our breath. We stop thinking about all manners of things good and kind. We forget our values, our faith, our upbringing, our friends, most of all, our God who sees all things.

All in the name of defending ourselves, our beliefs, our rights. We're not even going to war and yet here we are shooting virtual venomous ammos at each other. It must be a sign of the end time.

Truly One Malaysia ... and more

Somewhere in the world's most published book I read, "...he who sheds blood in peacetime, will never go to his grave in peace...". A troubling thought, isn't it. Whose God in this world, do you think, teaches His congregations to stir hate and causes strife? None. Or is there? Perhaps you can show me so I would shut it now and stop typing.

*Paused for breath*

So somebody won. Somebody almost won. Not a landslide win, but a win nonetheless. So give it a chance and embrace it. All sides have been given ample (if not too much) time to pitch their sales. All those 5 previous years in the record to show their mettle, make improvements, do stuffs for the good of the people... However you treat those years behind you will determine the votes against or for you.

Winning a seat isn't your personal and individual victory, Sir. Losing a seat doesn't mean you're a horrible leader either, Sir. Remember this isn't about YOU or the POLITICAL PARTY that backed you up. This is about WE THE PEOPLE. WE THE COUNTRY. WE THE NATION.

The die is cast. Be a sport and accept the general r.e.s.u.l.t no matter how hard it is to swallow for some or how unexplainably allegedly unfair it seems. But you wasting your breath isn't going to change the results. Or make the 5 years term run faster.

I love my country. No matter which way the votes swing, I will still be grateful for all the good stuffs I have gained, friends I make who hail from various culture background, abundant of great unique food, the facilities, job opportunities, and the lists is pretty long. See... when you stop to smell the roses, you will probably be able to appreciate a lot more than those.

Development ...

Why would you pit one religion against another? It's just not done. Besides, if God had wanted it any other way (here I go again dragging the Deity into this, but you asked for it, o ye of little faith) He would've tipped the scale to the other side, no assistance from mere mortal like us needed. If this is how we react in the face of internal political strife, God help us when we actually face real bloody war.

Stop being such a sour puss. Don't you have a job to do?

P/s: If you're offended, no apology is going to be issued, not for stating opinions anyway. If you're hilarious, go ahead laugh. If you're thinking I'm pro-something, get it off your head. I'm not. Just a concerned citizen.

20 comments:

  1. I sense 'anger'' but nonetheless, it's still a must read post *clicks share*

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  2. So, your reaction is fast this time to write about the GE13. As usual, I like what I read here. You go CoffeeGirl!!!!

    And should this post make it to the ST, the group in the lift should go for another 'salted egg crab' session..... Hahahaha.... On you...

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  3. Although it is full of frustration, but this statement of yours is truly describing the real issues in our beloved country. It's those fanatics and blindly orthodox commuities (only minor of them) who started these turmoils. These people includes from all various level of our country, including those who works for the government (saya berani cakap because im also a governtment servant). We can't change their perspectives overnight, but we, the good people of Malaysia, should slowly diminish these venomous people in our country.

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  4. Love reading this. Permission to share. Tqs

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  5. Cyrildason: not anger. more like annoyance. :)

    Sherrie Pui: gracias.

    Tia: while it's still hot mah... the longer i wait the more ketinggalan it will be. And SHD this post make it there (tho i doubt it) then CANNNN no problemo!

    Adi Herman: Uh-huh. no we cant change their perspective, we cant change ours either, because first we ourselves need to change. orthodox communities huh. u got that right! =)

    Dephnie Dewi: Thanks! :)

    Nur68: Permission granted! :-)

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  6. Sorry, sik habis baca, I'll come back here by PRU14.
    But I like the photos...;)
    Apapun world peace.

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  7. Nice sharing!!

    But all in all, we are still Malaysian, we long for a better future...

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  8. interesting read....and the group pic taken in the lift brought back good memories...say hello to all for me :)

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  9. I'm not interested in politics either, much less when they drag in all the races...and pitch one against the other. So unhealthy. Just let people vote...and play fair, but I guess that word does not exist in politics. You can bet that if the other side wins, it will be exactly the same. "Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely!"

    Just pray that we can go on living our lives in peace and harmony...and we'll take care of the rest the best we can.

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  10. Strong yet true... It's like taking the words out of my mouth.
    Right now I am already losing interest when politics is the topic.
    I do believe that my countrymen can do it and survive the drought and poverty but not while there are still voracious monster governing my country.
    All I could do is pray that someday Filipinos would be one on choosing the right people to lead my country.

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  11. Hi Coffee Girl, always love your lively and humorous eloquence.
    I am always impressed with your thoughts...especially for one as young as you.
    Politicians are like baby diapers: they both need to be changed regularly for the same reason.

    I have never trusted politicians. They lie thru their teeth, and will not only sell their souls to the devil, but their own grandmother.
    No matter the country, all politicians are a bunch of BS's!
    Hey, love your profile pic....you looking good.
    Have a nice weekend. Keep a song in your heart.
    Lee.

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  12. wow.. it has been a while since I've heard song in someone's blog. I once had song list in my blog too.. hahaha.. *those were the days*

    and I agree that everyone has their own opinion. You have yours. They have theirs.. and I was never into politics until recently when I read many news on social media, I began to dislike those people. Never ending fights. Never ending. One after another. So, I've decided to stay away from facebook as much as I could and just concentrating on blogging and live in my own world. HAHAHA !!

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  13. Ez Vina: haha PRU14 lamak gik wei. relak2 lok

    Willie: hmm...

    Hayley: yes we do. =)

    Dayung Rais: "/ they say hi back! :p

    suituapui: dragging racism into it is just low. some ppl never learn. and thanks for the thoughts too

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  14. Genskie: pray, the answer to everything. I hope ur country's politics will settle too, like ours. now there's still some uncertainties yet to be discussed.

    Uncle Lee: "politicians r like baby diapers...' hahah that's a funny way to put it, and true. holding the rein too long isnt good either, but a change might be risky too. oh well...

    Ah Lost: ehehe my blog still very conventional ma... :p. That's right, we just continue do what we do best, take pics of food and share! may the best pic win!

    mr_abs: thanks. =)


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  15. one week no update blog Dinah.. be a good girl.. Santa is watching :P

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  16. ahlost: haiyo miss santa already post up warning ha... ok ok coming up!

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