I have been asked by many friends to write something on the current issue that seems to have engulfed the nation.
What can I write that sane, knowledgeable, rational people do not know already?
What can I write that I have not already forewarned my friends who are in power (on both sides of the political fence) today many years back? They did not understand then, will they understand now? I doubt it.
Those who do not want to understand will not want to understand.
Such nonsense is precisely what is symbolized by the theme of this blog - "politicians are really irrelevant to peaceful living, etc".
The greater fear is this (and I believe it so): that the nonsense among us will be used and abused by our real enemies to further cause turmoil in the country.
I actually refuse to write on the so-called topic as I had earlier refused to wish anyone a "Happy New year". See, what has happened and what more will happen so long as those in power refuse to confront fundamentals. Everyone of them I speak to are only parroting old models of handling problems at the peripherals...and thinking it is outside the box simply because of change in terms and form! So, how?
I am even more convinced now than ever that Raperas are urgently needed.
We truly need the Third Force because looking at the current flock, one wonders - how far does the apple fall from the tree????
May God keep the good people at peace and give the evil people their due rewards.