For two weeks, I have been occupied by an arrangement which, if everything goes well, will be one of my biggest life events, it will be a huge leap, insyaAllah. I will let you know in due course.
So I wrote nothing during this period mainly because my brain and my thought were devoted for the arrangement, that is how big it is. But since everything now is back into order (I'm waiting for the result of that ARRANGEMENT) I am therefore back in front of this computer, composing myself and trying to think of something to write. And guess what, it is still on politics.
Am I a politics enthusiast? Yes I am and I believe, all of us should be because politics in its pure or strict definition is important; is a skill of managing human interactions and this is to include everything from rights to heroism. Politics does not necessarily mean partisan politics which many of us especially the Malays always mistaken for. Being a politics enthusiast, for me is also being a good citizen or member of society and a measure of consciousness; how deep is your concern towards your society.
So under such a definition, all my writings in this blog are actually politically based. But only lately, they sound political to those partisan readers as the writings got into the realm of politics as these readers know it. So if the later writings sound like partisan type of politics, so be it. But in my defense, I would say a BIG NO, these writings are my consciousness and my concerns, that is all.
And I do sound like a BN supporter because that is what I am but my decision on siding with BN in the next PRU13 was not made simply out of obsession, instead such a decision was made after a thorough analysis; weighing all the pros and cons and as far as I am concerned I am in the capacity of doing that, to the extent if there is someone in this country who can made the best analysis, it would be me. Sounds corky heh? So what, my blog, my rules.
Frankly speaking, if there is going to be a governmental change in this country, I and my family would be the least affected if not benefited. This is another way of me saying that I do not mind and do not care who wins in the upcoming election, actually. If I have worked well at Imperial College with and among world class intellectual, if I have able to do things that no one in Malaysia can do; understand and teach both mathematics and computational mechanics, develop finite element software from scratch and so on, on what basis should I have any reason to lose to another Malaysian if there is a new type of competition resulting from the government change? And how is about my family? I have no worry about them as, Alhamdullillah, we are all doing well right now (thanks to BN government also for our present well doing) and to the newer layers of my family members like our children, I would not worry about them too as they have their parents, uncles and aunties that InsyaAllah can guide them into the future world; for example, tutoring them in their SPM for university qualification regardless of how strict the selection criterion would be due to say meritocracy system and guide them further into their adult life as we are all engineers you know.
So my initial concern was on the fate of those Malays who are yet established, whose life can be changed only by their children for example because things are already too late for them. My initial concern is for the Malays who many I observe still do not have the right mentality and attitude to survive in this modern exponentially changing world when simplistic and superstitious are still their 'great virtues'. And to make things worse, I observe this from all layers of the society, from the lowest level of the food chain up to the highest level of the academia leaving me with the feeling that there are still too many things to do, to be done but changing the government is totally not the plan. We need more time, we must buy time by not changing the superstructure of the society as there is a high potential for instability due to the incoherence of the alternative alliance; there is so much uncertainties to be short.
But I said initial concern right? Yes, I did say that because now I do not care anymore. When I put forward my arguments, indeed it was the very the society which I concerned the most that strongly against my words. In a way I respect that. I would take such a reaction as an indicator of high confidence; if you are all confident so go for it, its your call anyway. But please, respect still those who like to stand side by side with the current government. This is a free and a democratic country; we are free to choose and to decide.
But what I despise the most is the aggressiveness of some of opposition supporters, some I personally know, who easily brands those who are not in line with their thinking as stupid, ‘pengampu’, and so on to the extent, some even accuse government’s supporters as not Islamic. Please realize that this ‘holier than thou’ concept, despite its medieval origin which we all should not associate ourselves with, is creeping into our society without we realizing it and is the sole cause for our ‘civil war’, not only in our country but throughout the Muslim’s world. So please put this to an end by respecting each other and recognizing each others rights because seriously, this society and this country are on the brink of collapse and collapsed we will be if we keep fighting like this.
If you have a brain, I also have one,
If you have experiences, I also got mine,
So let’s not decide, who is wrong who is right,
For if we do,
We are playing God, right from the start.
We do not want to do that, do we?