I'm actually still not in the mood to write anything, especially politics.
Even Rocky seemed to notice my lack of enthusiasm of late in this posting,
Sultan of Johor
But just now, I saw A Voice's posting,
Giving a chance avoid the difficult choice
A Voice said he was surprised by my reaction to his earlier posting,
You are either with us or against us
I was against such an attitude and you can read what I think about it here,
Crushing the rebels...and everyone else
A Voice is my senior in blogging and I always respect my seniors.
However, I stand by my opinion that Umno and it's BN allies cannot win the next general election if the people of PM DS Najib Razak have their way of crushing people who refused to jump onto their "bandwagon".
I believe there are more neutral people out there than those who enjoy being on anyone's bandwagon.
For me, to reject them is being arrogant and not the right thing to do.
I'm of the opinion that if Najib wants to be magnanimous as he said at the recent Umno general assembly, then he should make the effort to win back the support of not only the neutrals but also those who oppose him.
I think it will only backfires if he choose to force everyone to get on his bandwagon at this stage.
I know it's not easy, but he is a leader and being a leader, he should know what needs to be done to reduce the trust deficit.
I believe that there are many out there who despite their unhappiness with Najib, would still want Umno to survive the next general election.
It will be silly to lose the support of those people by being gung ho and threatening them with things such as "You are either with us or against us".
For me, in order for the Najib's camp to win back people's trust, they need to be seen as being better than their rivals.
People don't like those who go around threatening them.
They will just quietly give you the middle finger and wait for the next general election.
But as I said in my previous posting, if the Najib's people think I'm just being a silly stupid woman, than fine, they can go ahead and proceed with their macho "you are either with us or against us".
I will not say anything anymore.
As for A Voice's assertion that,
"Tun Dr Mahathir is a known practitioner of Sun Tzu's Art of War and Niccolo Machiavelli's Il Principe. The two works is nothing compared to W Bush."
"It should be OK to Annie because he is a handsome 90 year old and watch Star War recently at the movie theatre."
I have to say that during Dr Mahathir's premiership, Umno and BN were strong. They won the general elections with a two thirds majority without fail.
In contrast, at this moment they don't command the same amount of support from the people.
They barely made it in the last general election and even managed to lose the popular votes.
And that was when all of us pro-establishment people, including the now evil Dr Mahathir were united behind Najib.
Therefore, I don't think it's very smart to lose even more support by unnecessarily cutting off people who rather not join the Najib's bandwagon now.
Why can't everyone be focused at making peace instead?
Isn't it better to be focused on winning the general election rather than going around crushing your own friends who are not on the bandwagon?
Even the neutrals?
Do you all sincerely believe that will make Umno stronger to face the next general election?
Again, if you do, then go ahead and do it.
Make the great Umno secretary-general DS Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansur declares "YOU ARE EITHER WITH US OR AGAINST US!"
See what happened.
As for the Sultan Johor's interview with The Star,
Well, all I want to say is that....Who am I to comment on what Sultan of Johor said.
Anyway, good for DS Wong Chun Wai to get that exclusive interview with the Ruler of my home State.
I'm sure The Star will do very well in the Umno-bastion of Johor after this.
Better circulation and advertisement revenue from Johor, I guess.
So much for my sister blogger Helen Ang's campaign against the so-called back stabbing gunting dalam lipatan MCA-owned DAP-slave newspaper.