Pahlawan Volunteers

Negara Kita Tanggungjawab Kita – From Conviction to Action

HELLO! Look What’s Happening Today

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By Pat Lu, co-founder, Pahlawan Volunteers

History is repeating itself. Be it BN or PR, the internal fighting and politicking within each party and within each coalition will be the death of the nation.

This cartoon sums all that is needed to say of the state of our country. One 'wrong' formula, one lousy driver = recipe for disaster. "A politician is a person who can make waves and then make you think he's the only one who can save the ship." — Ivern Ball

Will they ever get their act together? Will they ever get their priorities right? Look at each party and their leaders within. Ego-driven. Power crazy. Cannons to the left, cannons to the right… You name it. Here are a couple of examples, just within this week:

First published on 16 March 2001 (and still relevant today)

UMNO fight, MCA fight, MIC fight
Gerakan also fight fight fight
DAP, PKR and PAS also fight fight fight
Politicians turn to heaven cry for help
Angels (NGOs) sent in disguise, bashed and labeled
Extremist, opportunist, racist, communist instead

Oh dear, God frowns and shakes his head
The call to humility, the call to glory rejected
Politicians offended, defensive and dejected
Pot calling the kettle black, stalemate instead

Ahhh, perhaps they will listen to their children
The same values adults impose with a stick
Let their children tell them what to do
Let their children set them right instead

Daddy and Mummy, you used to say…

Stop fighting! Love each other! We are family!
Why so stupid? Think! Use your commonsense!
Put your ego on the shelf, no man does it by himself!
Don’t hold grudges! Say sorry! Forgive! No hate!

Don’t be rude! Listen carefully when spoken to!
Don’t be selfish! Learn to share! Learn to care!
Don’t be lazy, do your homework before you play!
Don’t tell lies! God is watching, no place to hide!

Stop being unhappy, happiness found within
No need to feel down, pick yourself off the ground
Do whatever you can, do your bit for your land
It all depends on you, make your dreams come true.

Bedtime stories you used to tell
If we don’t behave, God will send us to hell
Daddy and Mummy, stop the fight
Please do what you say!

“A politician thinks of the next election – a statesman of the next generation”. — James Clarke


Written by PahlawanVolunteers

October 29, 2010 at 7:21 am

Posted in Accountability

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