MEGATRENDS MALAYSIA #1:
we are at a critical juncture ... a crossroad of either a peaceful
transfer of power or a descent into utter chaos .. these few weeks we
will see more drama unfolding ... to ultimate aim is to win and win and
win .. and kill and kill and overkill our critical sensibility ... we
have perfected machiavellianism that lives in our world of oriental
despotism .. we live in a mediated world
... of truth no longer can be crafted, in a world of perception
management wherein politics is so complex yet cannibalistic ...
in our society lies italy's mussolini and germany's hitler and japan's
tojo .. all these laced with the one-dimensionality of malaysiana and
that sloganism of "truly asia" ...
the show goes on ... who
will win will be determined by the complexity of the game of deceit, the
closer we are to the finishing line the more complex the nature of
deceit to even be displayed and rationalized ...
we will arrive
at Fahrenheit 451 (that Ray Bradbury's dystopian novel of book burning
and the end of reason) in which everything will be heating up, in
flames, and explode ... because our politics is a politics of plunder,
pornography, and parasites behind a facade of rhetoric of morality and
multiculturalism .. our politics is a politics of revenge, rape, and
ravages run by despots that have designed dynasties amongst themselves
in order to fed their desire to dominate, dictate, and dumb down the
people ruled ...
we could have been a greater nation had our
years in-between elections we utilize to work on improving education and
the soul of the nation as bi-partisans, in an evolving and meaningful
way we teach about democracy, equality, equity, and personal and
political integrity even if we still engage in a system of economy that
prides itself in the triumph of the free-enterprise ideology ...
- will we be doomed?
- how difficult will it be for power to be transferred, should the time
comes for the conclusion leading to a different political reality?
- or will there be an emergency rule and the installation of a
"caretaker government" of military men who will later shed their
uniforms and the generals in their labyrinth once again put on their
civilian clothes and hand over heaven's mandate on a golden plate?
and the wheel of karma continues to spin ...
i don't know ...
what do we want as a nation ..? where do we see this nation heading towards? -- ar