I always believed Sarawakians are a matured lot. Street protest and riots have never succeeded in the state. This time around, PR led by DAP seems to be getting a lot of ground.
Well, before you turn out and vote, reflect on who is most sincere in helping Sarawak. Please don’t be emotional when casting your vote.
Anyway, here’s something I’d like everyone voting to reflect on. It’s a joke I got from a friend:
While walking down the street one day a US senator is tragically hit by a truck and dies.
The Senator’s soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance.
“Welcome to heaven,” says St. Peter . “Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see high-ranking officials around these parts, you see, so we’re not sure what to do with you.”
“No problem, just let me in,” says the Senator.
St. Peter says, “Well, I’d like to, but I have orders from higher up. What we’ll do is have you spend one day in hell and one in heaven. Then you can choose where to spend eternity.”
“Really, I’ve made up my mind. I want to be in heaven,” says the Senator.
“I’m sorry, but we have our rules“, replies St.Peter.
And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell. The doors open and he finds himself in the middle of a green golf course. In the distance is a clubhouse and standing in front of it are all his friends and other politicians who had worked with him.
Everyone is very happy and in evening dress. They run to greet him, shake his hand, and reminisce about the good times they had while getting rich at the expense of the people.
They play a friendly game of golf and then dine on lobster, caviar and champagne.
Also present is the devil, who really is a very friendly guy who has a good time dancing and telling jokes. They are having such a good time that before he realizes it, it is time to go.
Everyone gives him a hearty farewell and waves while the elevator rises…
The elevator goes up, up, up and the door re-opens on heaven where St. Peter is waiting for him.
“Now it’s time to visit heaven,” St Peter says.
So, 24 hours pass with the Senator joining a group of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing their harps and singing. They have a good time and the 24 hours in heaven passes by and St Peter returns.
“Well, you’ve spent a day in hell and another in heaven. Now which will you choose for your eternity?” St Peter asks.
The Senator reflects for a minute, then he answers, “Well, I never would have thought it before, I mean heaven has been delightful, but I think I would be happier and better off .. in hell.”
So St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell.
Now the doors of the elevator open and he’s in the middle of a barren land covered with waste and garbage.
He sees all his friends, dressed in rags, picking up the trash and putting it in black bags as more trash falls from above.
The devil comes over to him and puts his arm around his shoulder.
“I don’t understand,” stammers the Senator. “Yesterday I was here and there was a golf course and clubhouse, and we ate lobster and caviar, drank champagne, and danced and had a great time. Now there’s just a wasteland full of garbage and my friends look miserable. What happened?”
The Devil looks at him, smiles and says, “Yesterday we were campaigning..
Today .. you voted.“
From the joke, I see Sarawak as the past heaven and down comes people who promises something fresh and new. Change perhaps? =P
It’s really not about what has been promised or said during this campaigning period, but rather of what has been done in the past, what is already happening around us, and what we think would be the coming future. If you are for PR, look at Selangor, Penang & Kelantan. Don’t reflect on what was said in the campaigns (because people say anything to get your votes), or what was promised, but rather the reality. Call up a few friends in these 3 states to get better views.
If you are for BN, look around you at the moment, reflect and see the future without BN. Don’t listen to what has been promised, but on what has been done for Sarawak. You don’t need to call anyone as you are staying in Sarawak.
If you are gunning for SNAP and independent candidates, well… it’s really a huge gamble because they have no proven track record, and you can only hope for the best.
And if you are unsure, maybe this INTERESTING article may just give you a nudge or a glimmer of who you’d vote for.