A friend the other day sent me a Tik Tok video of a good looking lady in tudung pleading for Malaysians not to vote for BN, especially Umno candidates, in the coming GE15.
She said if BN has the full power to run the country again, it will free Najib and Rosmah.
By the look of her, I believe that the lady is one of those well off urban Malays, who support Pakatan or maybe Perikatan.
She basically wants people to vote just to keep Najib and Rosmah in jail.
Okay, she did say that the country would be free from corruption by keeping the couple and other soon to be jailed Umno leaders in prison.
Really? Others, once they have the power, will not be tempted to be corrupt?
Well, Guan Eng has that Penang tunnel corruption case hanging over his head.
Also, the supposedly clean because he is young Syed Sadiq is in court too for allegedly stealing money from his former party.
Let's not even talk about a Pakatan leader who was convicted for using his position to coerce a young man into allowing himself being sodomised.
If you can sodomise someone like that, what guarantee there is that you will not sodomise the country later on when you have the power to do so?
So, I don't think that lady's idea for people not to vote BN/Umno just to keep Najib and Rosmah in jail is very sound.
A better way to decide who to vote I think is by comparing between the past BN, Pakatan and Perikatan administrations.
Which of those administrations actually did things to make our lives better?
Was your life better when the country was managed by Najib's BN administration, Dr Mahathir's Pakatan administration or Muhyiddin's Perikatan administration?
Ismail Sabri's administration doesn't count as I don't know what it really is.
Never mind their allegations against each other as that's actually just stupid politics.
After all, talk is cheap and even convictions in court doesn't really amount to much as they could always say it's just political prosecution managed by manipulating the judiciary.
What really matter is what those politicians had done and probably will do again to make a better difference in our lives.
Try not to be swayed by sentiments and instead look at the actual facts on that.
Just pause a bit and think - was my life worse than now during the BN administration led by the supposedly corrupt Najib?
Or, is it true that my life has became wonderful after GE14 in 2018 because the Pakatan administration did things to make life better for people like me?
Or, was Muhyiddin's Perikatan administration even better than the earlier two as it made life in this country fantastic during its short stint in power?
I don't know about you guys, but my life was easily much better back then than now.
I used to have a proper team to do my work and my salary was quite good.
Now I work alone and have lesser income.
Fine, Covid contributed to that but I didn't see Pakatan or Perikatan doing anything real to make Malaysia a better place for me to live in.
Pakatan, which rule the country before the pandemic struck didn't even do much during their 22 months in power, having spent almost half of the time blaming the previous BN government for everything and the other half on trying to put the country's previous leaders in jail.
That's about all that they really did.
Okay, they also sold off the country's assets, wrecked the economy, soured our ties with some countries and.....oh, they also managed to antagonise the majority group in the country.
Election promises....let's not waste our time talking about that, okay.
Seriously, post 2018 was probably the worst period in Malaysia since the May 13 racial riot after the 1969 general election.
The fact that we already have three governments since the last real BN administration shows our country's current instability.
People can talk all they want about this and that but without stability, our country can't move ahead as no one would want to invest in a place where the people constantly quarrel over who are better between them.
My beloved, who is a DAP supporter once said to me that I would never know whether Pakatan is better than BN because I never tried having them running the country.
That was before 2018.
Now that I have experienced their rule and that of Perikatan's too, I have to conclude that they are not anywhere near as good as they claimed to be.
Much worse than BN, actually.
But, if you all think otherwise because life has been wonderful over the past four years, then go ahead and vote for them again.
I'll just laugh when you all get sodomised again....figuratively speaking, that is.