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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Sorry to tell you this - but your coffin is ready, BN


Sorry to tell you this - but your coffin is ready, BN
Whether one can can stomach this truth or not, the Bersih 3.0 has permanently etched the start of BN's demise. This is evident from two counts.
First, the way the Ministers who are also UMNO members reacted and made forked statements at the eleventh hour of Bersih 3.0 showdown is, on hindsight, very telling. The unfolding of the events that slowly crept silently to culminate in a police crackdown on the citizens and the members of the press clearly establishes that BN is crumbling.
BN was on the defencive and when cornered by the huge showdown by citizens it went ballistic out of desperation. It was, to put it bluntly, an idiotic strartegy by the leaders who continue to proclaim and make-believe that they have half the nation's rakyat with them.
And lest we forget, only a bankrupting government - rather a political establishment that is crumbling, will ensure that phone lines go dead and internet media gets hacked at the heights of the showdown by its citizens.
Second is the fact that hundreds of thousands (250,000 to 300,000) descended on the roads in a show of solidarity. Not 10,000; not 25,000; but hundreds of thousands. Why deny still?
Bottom line is, the people just don't like YOU, BN
While the BN quarters continue to deny themselves the harsh truths, the evidence is there painting the tarred roads in overflowing rivers of not just yellow and green - fighting for electoral reform and opposing the government's adamant Lynas project, but being there against the government of the day.
The glaring fact remains - painful though it may be for the affected, there were many instances and locations where manila-sized portraits of a few BN leaders including the PM's which became a favorite target to stomp on to thunderous claps from the protesters. That act though most shocking, says it all.
And the attack on the press boys and girls seals the final chapter on BN. No regime, no tyrant, no leader, no political party anywhere in the world has survived after mauling the media. Even the PM's whispering apology cannot save BN anymore and Najib secretly knows that too.
On second thoughts, it cannot be too far wrong to even believe that the police action on the media was to actually register the rage of the men and women in blue not against the citizens and the media but an act committed to speed up BN's demise.
People are ready to fight for their democracy now
Bersih 3.0 has clearly etched that BN is no more qualified nor destined to remain in government. The hundreds of thousands who gathered filling entire stretches of roads from Chow Kit to Dataran; from Pudu to Dataran; from Brickfields to Dataran - from all roads and alleys leading to Dataran - all of them were angry. They were frustrated. They were tired. They were fed up.
That is the truth that BN continues to deny. And that very denial syndrome is also a sign of a political regime that has entered a final phase of failure.
It would not be too far fetched to even believe in what the rakyat are quietly saying. And BN please hear this early to make your exit less painful. The rakyat - of all ages are saying:
Soon the police will join us and turn the cannons on you. And it may just be because we had enough of the corruption, the cheating, the threats, the intimidation, and the thieving.
Just in case BN still did not hear, the protesters were saying that: let us do this not for ourselves but for our children and the children's children.
In other words, BN, the people are moving to the next phase of existence which is people are fast migrating to a mindset that they prepared to go for broke to restore democracy and civil liberties.
No longer just about clean elections
Because the underlying truth is Bersih 3.0 was not opposition party supporters. Bersih 3.0 was not even just about clean, fair and free electoral reforms.
Anyone who walked kilo-meters in that shoulder to shoulder crowd of old and young, man and woman, able and disabled, people of all races and religions under the sweltering heat would have easily picked up that signal - that the people were there because they are fed up with BN.
If Bersih 1.0 was a trial, and Bersih 2.0 was a test, then Bersih 3.0 is that defining reality.
Malaysia Chronicle

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