Monday, December 10, 2007

Kulliyah Jumaat: Keeping Up with the Joneses

Lawyers, Bersih, Hindraf, some more lawyers and Bersih. So who's next?

Before we know it, Hindraf may need to recruit mamaks into their fold and the 66 NGO representing Bersih maybe be desperate for volunteers as both organisations will have leaders and supporters being hauled into jail.

At one hypothetical extreme, the prison system will be filled to the brim and just maybe, new multi hundred million ringgit contracts will be dished out for new detention facilities for illegal protestors.

But back to real life, the Barisan Nasional government has not only caught trouble makers and put them in jail, but they too have NGOs, all 350 of them, condemning street protests and encourages the government to do what ever is necessary to keep Malaysia 'peaceful'.

So there you have it, predicting people->government scenarios

  1. apply for permit for demo -> don't give one
  2. participate in an illegal demo -> gas and shower them with chemicals
  3. have 66 NGOs sign memorandum -> have 350 NGOs sign memorandums
The list can go on but we must consider that this kind of keeping up with the Joneses is inevitably self-destructive, for both sides of the divide.

So what can the fence sitters do? Vote for SiPM! for we don't believe in keeping up with the Joneses this way but we would definitely have a go at Mrs Jones. After all all of us should make love not war right? ;)

Original YouTube video is from here.
Digitally remastered by SiPM.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

dun BN have any new ideas?
DAMAI? 1.5mil 'members'? BN's member recruitment drives? Hmmmm....Asking college kids to fill up forms?