Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore-- And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over-- like a syrupy sweet?
Maybe it just sags like a heavy load.
Or does it explode?
~ Langston Hughes ~
We all had a dream. A dream of a better world.
Everyone, well, most people thought that today would be the end of a tyrannical reign and the dawn of a new era. Yes, am being dramatic, like you don't know me.
But then, we woke up (we who couldn't stay up till 3:30 a.m. to get our hearts broken by the PM when he said nothing about 6th March being declared a holiday even though he like, fucking won), to one of the saddest day in Malaysian democracy history.
I'm not too sure whether the WHOLE nation is upset with the "new" government, or whether I'm just friends with people with great minds who think alike as I do.
Some started to blackout their Facebook profile, (which I think is brilliant 'coz it beats selfies and duckfaces), and I'm seeing posts about wearing black and walking around shopping malls with duct-taped mouths. Duct-tapping duckfaces, haha. Anyway, I applaud your effort to take a stand to mourn for democracy. Bravo.
Some became so upset, they decided not to give a shit anymore, 'coz you know, the election will always be dirty, there'll never be a chance for change.
But my brothers and sisters of sound mind, there is chance. Although we couldn't change it now, look around you, it IS changing. We are evolving, the next generation of voters is evolving. We no longer care about about what particular race wants, rather what is good for ALL, and that we can't be easily bought or intimidated. Unlike people 50 years ago, and some people today. I read a post somewhere saying that Ghandi and Mandela waited years for change, and here we are being impatient.
So yeah, if our dear government screws us again in 5 years, we still have chance to change. Unless you like, die or something. Don't be a sore loser and say you'll never vote again. Just go and die if you think that way.
As for those who are happy about the not-so-new ruling, congratulations. I'm not going to argue with you 'coz I know reasoning is not your strong suit, plus some of you are my good friends. I just hope you like spending more money, having new Bangla and Filipino brothers and getting surprise buttsex over land and resource.
Our dream may be deferred now, but to answer Mr Hughes, yes, a dream deferred will explode, someday.
And when it explodes, it will explode all over you-know-who's face.