We still believe in democracy. If not, we would have been at each other throats.There are other places in the world which say they are a democratic country but they are fighting with guns and weapons. For Malaysia, politically, 8th of March 2008 was a historical date to most. Either you are just a normal citizen, an opposition party's follower or the current hanging-by-the-thread government. Some may say there was nothing different between the before and after that date. The people who had followed the development of the change in government in certain states, either casually or fanatically, may want to etch the memory of that night in the conscience. Some may just want to forget it.
There were four states (or is it five?) which are currently being rule by the opposition party. They seem to have lost one but it may not be for long. Politics have been in most people's mind as much as the economy. It was a distraction but people are getting fed up with it. No one is really sure where the economy is heading and now they are not even sure about their government. A business owner, who is known for his arresting advertisements in newspaper to promote his business took a step further by pleading for all political parties to heed the call of the people and cease all the power struggle. Whether these leaders heed this call or not (which I bet my short they will never do) remains to be seen.
I believe we have undesirable leaders in our country due to the quality of leaders who manage to squeeze in as the real leaders are not willing to stand up and be counted. Politics is dirty and no one wants to do the job. People say it is a dirty job but no real leader is willing to do it. It is left to those who see an opportunity and took it. As what was said in Cool Hand Luke, "So we get what we got here last week, which is just the way he wants it". For those who managed to fight and get where you are, I hopw the view from the top is as you imagined it to be. As for those who fails and keep on fighting, I salute you as you seems to be as stubborn as your enemy. But, can you sometimes stop and hear the voice of the masses? Maybe you miss what you really is fighting for when you started your political career. Some may seems to be the 'other side' but some may be just people. I wonder about the most powerful man on earth, Barack Obama, is he faring any better?
As they say, it is lonely is up there on the top, especially when the novelty has worn off....