Friday, April 19, 2013

My Vote Won't Count

"My vote won't count" ... that is the most irresponsible statement one can make. Even if you are voting in a constituency where its overwhelmingly one sided already. If you do not vote, and Pakatan comes to power, can you in your conscience celebrate together? 

Aren't you sick and tired of the threats? Some of the younger voters may even say "The politics is in shambles, I will not vote as a protest", that is another bullshit statement. All the more reason we should vote. You cannot say something is not right and just shrug your shoulders. 

 Another group may say, "Well, I am not affected either way". Yes, you are and you will be. Just because you have not been a victim or know someone who has been a victim does not excuse you for having that view. 

Sooner or later, we are affected, in fact, we are affected already even if you have a cushy job and your family is in the upper middle class with little monetary worries. How do things affect you? 

When your fellow citizens are leaving in droves because of varied reasons, it depletes the average brain power and human resources of our country. If the country is not managed prudently, soon it will affect your ringgit's purchasing power, heck maybe your EPF may not be there when you want to withdraw. 

Wait till you have a legal case against the wrong people, and that the rule of law is not upheld, see if that affects you. You do not need to wait till something tangible happens to you or your family .... we are Malaysians, we should want for a fair and just country for all. Everyone is our neighbour. 

You cannot exists as an island in Malaysia or any country for that matter. It is exactly that kind of apathy that allows for injustice to prevail. We cannot say it does not affect us, by not voting we are tacitly saying its ok to rape our country and let people go free when they are guilty just because they know somebody.

You owe it to yourself, your family and your unborn children to do the right thing. Be part of the wave, the people's power, government should be scared of us not the other way around. We appoint them, like it or not. Make them know that we are not mushrooms, you cannot keep us in the dark and feed us shit. That is what happens when enough of us do not vote. Go vote and exhort all to vote, I don't care even if you are voting BN, just go and vote.

14 comments:

bruno said...

Those who are eligible to vote and do not go out and vote on polling day,deserve the Umnoputras to sit on top of them and surpressed them all their lives.

elizabeth said...

A friend told me, no need to vote. She says her vote will be cancelled out by that of her spouse.. This type of logic is just mind boggling.

Daniel Lim said...

Good write up!

CingIe Goh said...

I have met with similar people you mentioned. Very good write up. Thanks Dali, i will use some of ur points there to shut those people mouth OFF.

clearwater said...

If you don't vote, you forfeit your moral right to make a difference. One individual is just a candle in the wind but collectively, ten thousand candles can light up the night.

dreamer said...

You are so right!!

dreamer said...

You are so right!!

RayNg said...
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RayNg said...

I hope that everyone do his/her duty as a Malaysian. Voting is our right and it is only happen once every 5 years. Please vote for our next generation future.

I have email to all my contacts and remind them to come out to vote. They are all over Malaysia, east or west.

Undi lah...

Woky said...

In the past i would have agreed that our vote did not matter because of all the elections back then, only the UMNO election that elects the prime minister. The rest of the votings are for show only.
Today the scene is trully different and EVERY VOTE COUNT. Everyone must vote.

BY Eng said...

Dali, you are absolutely right. A lot of people keep complaining how worst is our living environment nowadays but they will give lots of excuse when comes to time of change. Change we must!!!

Boonaik Egg said...

The problem with our society now is the people's ignorance. We must educate the younger generation well!

Chris Liew said...

wow,

Read the star today. The 1st 12 content pages had only 1 article which was not political propaganda.

petrus said...

Sometimes as they say people deserve the government others choose for them when they don't vote ! Your points are well taken and cogent Dali . The well heeled and the cushy middle class somehow think they won't be affected at all whichever government rules, but as you allude to , they will know what it is like when tragedy hits one of them and in an arbitration or litigation the law beginning from the police right up to the judiciary stacks the odds against you because of the colour of your skin your ethnic origin or your religion ! Only then will these people realise why they must make a wise choice for government and come 5th May 2013 if they still hols on to their sefish and tidak apa views then they desrve the curse of their children, grandchildren and generations to come for not choosing the right govt when they had the opportunity . Salute to you for your courage and lucid thinking !!