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Sunday
Jul102011

Where do we go from here?

I am not a very political person. But the events of the past few days have screeched politics right into my face.

Since yesterday, I have been watching video clips and stills from the Bersih 2.0 rally in KL. What did I feel?

I love my country and I call it home. Every once in a while ( which is quite often ) I complain about the heat and wish I am in a colder climate. I may mummer about the jams in the city, I will rant about how idiotic some rules and regulations can be. I will run down the ridiculous practices of people in charge. But when a non-Malaysian decides he/she to throw in a bad comment, see me come to my House in defence.

Yes, Malaysia is my House. So back to the question of how I felt when I watched the video clips and stills. I felt a deep, deep sadness. Those confrontations and altercations were fights within the family. They could have been neighbours or even related but suddenly they seemed to be on opposite camps.

We are a peaceful nation. We walk away from confrontations. We always have. Maybe I am naive. Maybe I look at my home through  rosy glass. But what I saw yesterday was all but. What has just happened? My entire being have been shaken. Suddenly, I don't know anymore.

So what happens next? Where do we go from here? Will the animosity fester in the minds of people? Will somebody suddenly feel the urge to run down the local friendly policeman while he helps direct the traffic at a busy junction? Will this incident transform those policemen whom I have known into aggressive individuals whilst they go about their duties?

I have only voted twice in my entire life. The 1st time, I was pro-government. The 2nd time, I gave the opposition a chance to show what they have got. And twice, I was disappointed. There's no difference.

Where do we go from here? Where do I go from here? Excuse me while I go into a corner to nurse my migraine derived from having my entire being thrown into turmoil.

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