Thursday, December 8, 2016

Hypocrisy

Alas, we cannot ignore the rampant spread of hypocrisy in our society where there are double and triple standards and everybody is lying through their teeth just so that they can outshout each other and shutting everybody up; they having the final say and the monopoly of the public voice.

The corruption of the nation starts with the corruption of the integrity of our national institutions by the elimination of their independent powers and condensing all powers of the nation in the hands of one man, both political and economic. This was done long ago but in our lifetime. What we see now is the secondary effects of that degeneration, where corruption is taken to be normal and only something much worse than corruption may be abhorred, maybe the loss of life?

Our nation has turned into a circus where everything is played for the media to display. There are no more men and women who are satisfied in speaking quietly ready to compromise. There is one-upmanship everywhere. The s--t has risen to the top and they all seem to be very proud of themselves.

What is now there for the nation?

Are we going to spend our time glued to the media for the information and no truth? Or do we turn inward to ourselves, contemplate and ignore reality?

It is clear that there is a political battle going on on a full scale in clear sight of everyone. The one who is very old feels that he has one last bit to do before he dies, so that he can have the last say and leave us with his s--t. There is one who is embattled by a series of bad judgements and bad advisers and who have really made a very bad situation much worse. We have olf soldiers of the last regime who feel that they must defend their old legacy and pile all the blames on the current one. There are the old opponents (not enemies) who have been play the devil's advocate for so long as the counter-party to the old regime and one should really not be surprised when the two sides synthesies to make the old as one (they are the same). There are the minorities who have been so marginalised from the mainstream that they have an existence of their own, and the use of the GST to weed them out is the last straw for the economy which will now see the bottom falling off. The new monopolies that have been created to become the pillars for the new economic policies have become so inefficient that they only way for them to pay divendends to the government is to raise the fees the general public must pay for the services they have monopolised. And these fat GLCs think they are clever.

Money corruption, although not honourable, is a product of an inefficient and cumbersome government machinery. But money corruption on a grand scale across the board is bad in many ways, first, in ruining hard work and productivity gains, and second, in ruining the currency as these corrupt money must somehow be stashed away overseas to avoid being caught and to protect themselves against a currency which by their very act have helped to weaken so systemically.

I do not admire the old guard who came out to warn about the weakness of the ringgit. Well, he should know what he was talking about because he had done it before. And the central bank is still dishing out the same old intervention measures. What's new?!

3 comments:

walla said...

A: So we have a malaysian morass. What can the average middle-minded person do to save our country from a corrupt and totalitarian regime bullying the honest and progressive moderates who form the silent suffering majority?

B: We have to recognize the rural cohorts are not going to anytime quickly enough change their preferences easily until they personally feel the pain of economics to supplant their mistrust of change to their brand of politics.

That pain will continue to be assuaged by a combination of handouts taken from the majority and political peer pressure such as is happening in the religious community. It's a combination of outright bribery and ethnocentric religiosity with both persuaded by non-critical blind faith in official pronouncements cooking divisive threats.

A: So that the cavalry that is rushing in presumably to save the encircled wagons are actually the ones stealing from them and burning them to the ground but bugling themselves as saviors of the race?

B: In a manner of speaking, yes, it is based on the erroneous belief that those of the same color are least likely to take advantage of the same tribe. Yet we have seen so many times over so many years it is only those members of the same tribe which have been stealing from them, not just of their today's but also of their tomorrow's. And the most painful thing is that they blame the others who have done no wrong to their tribe but have only quietly gone about their own affairs as normal progressive citizens.

A: But the opposition to the incumbent, are they any better?

B: Can they be any worse? If you don't try as a voter while fully knowing what the incumbent has done, how can you leverage your vote to caveat the opposition that it must not also cross the line of integrity if elected to office? The vote is the lesson to be delivered because it is the conditional weapon to make changes for the better. Any politician would also like to exercise customer retention because it is harder to recruit new supporters than to retain present ones if resources are limited. The new politician won't be in such a hurry to do mischief like the one he has displaced, would he, especially when he can be exposed in the same manner?

A: So what can and need be done to save us all from this Malaysian morass?

B: Consolidate. All along the objective was to try and wrestle the seat of central government in one quick fell-sweep taking advantage of voter swing momentum across the land. That now has to be put in abeyance but kept in view.

What needs to be done is to make post-GE14 a much better era for this nation for having a stronger and less volatile political platform for the good majority souls to stand on and build better futures for their children and the next generations.

A: Yes, now that you mention it, the incumbents talk hollow and hypocritical when they ask for stability to build the future even when they are in plain sight stealing in the present and taking unjust reprisals against good citizens who draw attention and even draw cartoons against corrupt doers. It has become so ridiculous that those mandated to protect innocents and the downtrodden are protecting instead guilty racists and wealth wallopers.

I can see the weakness and sickness of the democracy process. At the end of the day, it reduces to who controls the electoral college of MP seats. So long as that simple majority is under the control of a few kleptocrats, they cannot be displaced because they control the result of any parliamentary vote by a simple majority. And the way that control has been exercised is by a combination of hot and cold. Hot by offer of commercial inducements such as was adduced to Pasir Salak with Prasarana. Cold such as by striking the name off from the party roll, Or even removing a chair to sit.

Sigh, what can be done that can be still be done?

walla said...

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B: Consolidate. All along the objective was to try and wrestle the seat of central government in one quick fell-sweep taking advantage of voter swing momentum across the land. That now has to be put in abeyance but kept in view.

What needs to be done is to make post-GE14 a much better era for this nation for having a stronger and less volatile political platform for the good majority souls to stand on and build better futures for their children and the next generations.

A: Yes, now that you mention it, the incumbents talk hollow and hypocritical when they ask for stability to build the future even when they are in plain sight stealing in the present and taking unjust reprisals against good citizens who draw attention and even draw cartoons against corrupt doers. It has become so ridiculous that those mandated to protect innocents and the downtrodden are protecting instead guilty racists and wealth wallopers.

I can see the weakness and sickness of the democracy process. At the end of the day, it reduces to who controls the electoral college of MP seats. So long as that simple majority is under the control of a few kleptocrats, they cannot be displaced because they control the result of any parliamentary vote by a simple majority. And the way that control has been exercised is by a combination of hot and cold. Hot by offer of commercial inducements such as was adduced to Pasir Salak with Prasarana. Cold such as by striking the name off from the party roll, Or even removing a chair to sit.

Sigh, what can be done that can be still be done?

B: Consolidate the strategy. Politically, go without Pas. With its present bunch of taliban pretenders it can no longer be trusted because it practices taqiyya as one MP was recently had without realizing. Even if that means the rural voters will most likely swing back to the incumbents on the tailcoat of Pas, it will still mean the urban progressives will be relieved enough to cast their votes for the opposition as the only counterbalance to the desert neocons of primitive, regressive and misogynous social practices in this modern era. They haven't a single rational consistent molecule in their heads and you can conclude as much from their hypocritical self-serving statements and wacko explanations.

Second, focus to win only and all the urban seats. That means all the cities and towns. You may not have enough for the final simple majority to take Putrajaya. Under the circumstances, it's all that anyone can expect so take courage and go forthwith with full confidence. Even if federal escapes, you will be shaving the bad by building the good and taking them to the edge to keep them on their crooked toes forthwith.

Over time, it is the urban places where prosperity is built and good economics in those places will attract more out-migration of voters from the rural belts who will soon enough see what is real and what can be and that will mend their way of blindly voting for the indefensibles.

By the same line of argument, make sure Penang and Selangor remain with the opposition. This the present voters can do something; convince those of your presently incumbent-supporting neighbors not to turn up, or to spoil their votes, as symbolic of their own conscience-sprung action against what they have seen being done to their children's future by the incumbents and their NGO harlots.

By the same extension, energize the fence-sitters of the urban areas in the other states to make a convincing swing to the opposition. Vote for clean progress because dirtied progress has a way of returning to claim satisfaction.

walla said...

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Third, do your own casual economy. Make yourself disappear economically. Why pay to add funds to support those who then abuse you further while fattening themselves more? Anyone who disagree with this question deserves to be kicked in the butt, whatever your tribe.

Fourth, earn as much as possible on your own and convert to a strengthening foreign currency which later you can tap for reinvestment of more assets.

Fifth, learn as much as possible the english and chinese languages; the former you need for internet economy and knowhow, the latter you need for new business and trade. Invest in your children's education in both those directions. Ignore everything else. If people can lie about who had gone up the Everest first even in a history book, their policies don't deserve your attention.

And to one presumably legally educated, the race isn't going to disappear because its language is being neglected. It is going to disappear because its language isn't being neglected enough until stupidity has increased while the power of critical thinking has decreased.

Sixth, stay away from religious fanatics, whether mainstream, upstream or downstream. The country is dying and they are still stoned on chanting, lying, and hypocrisy excused as personal belief of the Almighty.

A: What about the states of Sabah and Sarawak? We tend to forget them.

B: In the first place, they are not states but equal partners of this federation. Let us never forget that.

Secondly, they have more potential for progress than even they know. However they lack critical mass of entrepreneur power and investment. These the incumbent won't give them more fully for fear they will start to go independent.

So they are actually in some simplistic self-comfort at the individual level without realizing time waits for no one.

They are also experiencing a blind spot. There are so many indonesians inside those states that the moment this group gets vote-buying citizenship papers, real or fake, they can overnight overturn the faith profile of those states and take the same route as Kelantan for that matter Perlis and Terengganu. They will drown out the locals there and become more zealous and acrimonious. With indons, it is all about tribes. And real gratitude is not in their vocab.

There is only one investor which can actualize the full potential of Sabah and Sarawak without changing its faith balance. And that investor is not the US, or Japan, or Singapore or Indonesia and certainly not the Philippines. That investor can make those two states more prosperous than the states of our moronic and morassic peninsular.

In the interest of Malaysia and the region, do you understand what i have just said?

A: I read you, your awesomeness.

B: Then you can find out something for me. There is someone in this country who wears many pips on his shoulders. Find out if he owns that mansion in N9 and how he afforded it.