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the rich get
richer, the poor
gets the picture

It's funny how some people can easily get upset with socialism, even with the word itself.

It's funny because some even equated socialism with communism, but were angry when told that UMNO, PAS and KeADILan are basically the same. All of them are fighting for Malay rights, forcing Malaysians to accept Malay and Islamic dominance, and basically their leaders are behaving like...leaders.

The rest are sheep.

It's also funny because some people would rather allow themselves to be dominated by racism, religious extremism, parochialism and whatever negative -isms that seem to be rule of our daily life.

Never mind that freedom, equality, justice do not really exist under the current system, under the current government. Never mind that the opposition to the government do not have any clear idea of what they want to do with the system.

It may be easy of course to attack the "system", it is not a living thing, no one can see its face, but it is here to stay. The system that allows a Chinese to hate the Malays for "having everything" and for Malays to hate all Chinese for robbing the Malays of "their wealth", and to ensure everybody accepts that only one religion is the true faith. No compulsion indeed but no question about it either.

It seems that many Malaysians are adamant that socialism is wrong despite the fact that BN's racialism and religious fanaticism is similar to that of PAS. Even DAP does not seem to mind that they are working together with a fundamentalist party.

As for KeADILan, not much can be said at the moment except the result after the polling. Chances are the party that is fighting for one man may end up even worse than the party of a few disgruntled UMNO leaders which contested the last two elections (was it Semangat 46 or Parti Melayu Semangat 46, or is it Ku Li?).

There is another party, can't remember much the name but never mind that, because these groups of people who are leading the parties do not want to change anything except to kick out Dr Mahathir. With such a scenario, not much can be expected from this election. BN will win again and the opposition (some of them anyway) will survive to fight another day.

Maybe socialism is bad after all, despite many democratic socialists reject Stalin, Mao Zedong, Pol Pot and the oppressive system they represent.

Capitalism with its legalised robbery, plunder, rape, murder and enslavement of the people should be the best choice for Malaysians.

Most importantly, Malaysians are indeed funny people because they seem to agree with Dr Mahathir, Abdullah Badawi, Anwar Ibrahim, Fadzil Noor, Nik Aziz, Lim Kit Siang, Syed Husin Ali, Ruslan Kasim, Hishamudin Hussein Onn, Samy Vellu, Ling Liong Sik, Harun Din, Tajudin Ramli, Halim Saad, Ananda Krishnan, Vincent Tan, Lim Goh Tong, Ismail Kamus, Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, Benjamin Netanyahu, George Bush, Boris Yeltsin, John Howard, etc, that Socialism is bad.

Meanwhile, the rich gets richer and the poor gets the picture. Life goes on...

"Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society."
- John Adams -

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