Remember when I was ranting about the resident association once in this blog. If you do not remember, read it here. In that posting I was going to rant about how a few capable people declined to be elected as the committee member of our resident association although they are capable as they had held the post elsewhere before they moved to our neighbourhood. I decided to write about how Malaysian resident's association for stratified title were formed instead. I left my rants for today as I believe people who are capable are actually doing mankind a disservice by not accepting the nomination. Yes, disservice to MANKIND. Not just to a small neighbourhood or an area. MANKIND!!
I actually believe, those in politics are not great leaders except for a few. Very few. Most are there due to their power hungry nature. Some say they were asked to. Some say they had contributed for so long to their political party and now is the time they are recognised for their contributions. They had shouted at elections. Went head to head with authorities. Joined street protest and rally. Visited the sick and kissed the baby (a favorite in some country). Now, isn't it time they are appointed to some executive position like a minister or in some country, certain position which will allow them to show that they have the right pedigree or credential to be there. In short, most politicians work backward. Their political clout will make them became leaders which will then allow them to show the people what they are made of.
After some times, I think I know where have all the real leaders of humankind have gone. They are too disillussioned by the government of the day wherever they might reside as there are too many politicking and unneeded complication for these people to really give their all. In the final analysis, they either joined the opposition or they just fade away, living 'normal' life and not giving a hoot. In this day and age, some of them do start blogs for their own self-satisfaction. They do comment on the current situation and the so called leaders will sift through (or not!) their thoughts. If they are lucky, they might be hauled up to court for spreading unconfirmed news or even inciting hatred. If you are really lucky, in Malaysia, there is a Guantanamo-like prison which they put dissenter without having to explain why.
So, leaders today are very much around but they are just ordinary people who think that it is not worth it. Maybe they think leading their own family is enough to contribute to the society.
Choose me and I'll make sure there are enough fish for all...