901 – all the hoohah about Anwar. For the records (again), delCapo thinks Anwar is more useful in Jail than out.
Honestly, for the sake of Anwar and Pakatan… 901 is a gift from UMNO/BN.
Whatever the verdict may be, Najib’s UMNO/BN is in a no-win situation.
If Anwar is not guilty, UMNO/BN will be ridiculed. There may be months of appeals and wayang (to revent public outcry) and finally maybe they jail him afterall or they let it go. Whatever it is, they look like fucken idiots.
If Anwar is found guilty…. appeals notwithstanding, bail situation depending… Reformasi 2.0 one way or another, in one form or another, WILL happen.
Then the question of “WHO TAKES OVER?”
The intellectuals and idealists would like to think that this is an opportunity to finally say “IT DOESN’T MATTER”, and see us heading towards the right direction of non-iconic politics. Let the period of struggle be held by old guards like Tok Guru, Kit Siang, Hadi Awang, Karpal, Kak Wan…. while the likes of Nizar, Guan Eng, Mat Sabu, Dr Dzul, Khalid Ibrahim, Khalid Samad, Nurul Izzah, Tony Pua, Malik Imtiaz, Gobind Singh, Ngeh, Nga etc … step up into leading positions. People Power will truly blossom.
Alas, this is Malaysia… the bulk of the crowd (not just rural) needs a HERO, needs an icon. It’s also the reason why 901 is a godsend… coz PR and Anwar were losing the status as the rakyat got numb, bored and tired of the same old shit.
So who’s the next HERO? Azmin Ali is so obvious a choice that it stinks. He is one Anwar trusts to ensure Anwar is still the real icon. He is the deputy president of PKR. He’s been at the forefront of their “struggle” over the years and has had his fair share of hero stories etc etc…
If there’s betting pool (as some of my comrades jokingly suggested), Azmin Ali’s odds will be more ridiculous than betting on “will Rosie be ugly today”. Sure – Nurul Izzah’s name has been floated. Why not throw Ku Li, Khalid Ibrahim… even RPK into the pools. The bets will still be overwhelmingly Azmin.
delCapo’s problem is (besides personally not liking his face and think nothing of his leadership quality) – Azmin Ali is basically Anwar 2.0. Minus the charm and the brain power.
He will be fried in no time by UMNO. Corruption, ridiculous scandals, pictures, videos, allegations… you name it, they will come out. In fact, to save production costs, they probably already exist and in store!!! and you know what? Azmin WILL fall… and FAST. The NGOs, civil societies, students and even his fellow Pakatan colleagues aint’t gonna fight for him as hard…..and then what?
UMNO/BN knows this… and that’s why the most likely scenario will be – jail Anwar… let shit hit the fan big time… let Pakatan, under the “leadership” of Azmin, struggle abit…. then whack him… and in the midst of it win GE13.
delCapo dares suggest this. It’s not rocket science, and it’s not original. Just wanna say it in my own words.
The one person that can unite (1) The support of the old guards of PR, (2) the comradeship of the next generation, solid leaders of PR, (3) the voices and masses from bloggers, NGOs, independents, civil society members, students (4) international interests (young, woman, daughter of jailed reformist), and (5) the sympathy mass of fence sitting voters who look for icons – NURUL IZZAH. NOT Azmin nor anyone else.
The one person who can withstand any shithole scandals UMNO/BN can cook up or any internal sabotage that may happen – NURUL IZZAH. NOT Azmin nor anyone else. No shit can stick to this girl… really.
Look at it from another angle:
- - What’s the biggest problem faced by People Power movements like Kill the Bill, Bersih 2.0, Occupy Dataran, anti-AUKU, ABU (Asalkan Bukan UMNO/BN or Anything But Umno/BN)? Not reaching the mass of fence sitting masses.
- - What’s the problem with HEROES that these fence sitting masses like to vote for? The NGOs, students, middle class, civil society members most probably cannot stand them.
So listen up Kit Siang, Hadi and whoever PR top guns who will have a say in who “takes over” Anwar – Forget about Anwar’s personal choice (it’s bloody obvious)… think about the opportunity to truly ignite the ABU spirit AND get the fence sitters’s votes on board.
Never before has there such an opportunity, timing, and such a suitable choice of candidate – NURUL IZZAH.
So let injustice be in the air.
So let Anwar once again be the icon of a struggle. Jail him!
It’s time to move on, beyond Anwar, beyond the old ways.
It’s time to turbo speed ABU.
PEOPLE POWER !!!!!!!!
ABU! ABU! ABU!