AUG 6 — There is madness in the air and there is no telling when it will dissipate.
PAS wants to stop people from drinking alcohol, how so amazingly fresh to hear. Really, how so brilliant a want that even those in opposition, like me are just captivated by the raw eloquence of their ideas and passion, that we are caught with one thought. How could we possibly not agree with them? Which leads to the following thought: Why have I not submitted my membership form to PAS?
It is not good enough for them to harass the drinking culture in Malaysia up to a point that alcohol in Malaysia is artificially high, they have to go all out to end everyone’s right to buy a round of drinks at the bar.
Seriously guys! Why not back off for a change?
The Islamists are just unrelenting, people like Hassan Ali of Selangor must just be so so upset having to endure people having have with alcohol. A bit like, you seem to be having too much fun, so I think I will have to end your party.
We have to clear about terminology here. Islamists are those generally seeking the promotion of Islam as the central tenet of societies, versus secularists who are quite happy to have as many Muslims as possible, in fact everyone can be a Muslim, but leaving religious edicts out of how governments are run.
Turkey aspires to remain a secularist state and most people in Turkey are Muslims.
The Islamists operate on a sense of godly mission, and often times want to protect you from yourself.
Muslims in their minds, cannot make their own decisions on whether to drink or not, so they will shut down all access to alcohol in order to help them from drinking.
Plus in a convoluted way they are convinced they are doing you a favour. A big one.
Which leads to me to my starting and ending statement: I’ll be the master of my own universe please, a man or woman who can decide for myself.
That is what I personally feel, but what are the feel-good disc jockeys in Selangor PAS thinking under the inspiring leadership of Hassan Ali.
These guys are playing politics.
These are the same guys mounting efforts to talk with Umno, and what better way to move the unity talks back onto the main stage than to force the fundamental issues that separate PAS from DAP/PKR, in this case the right to imbibe.
The people in Selangor do not like the idea of a group of people with “Talibanistic” tendencies trying to bring moral policing as a means of improving lives.
Lives in Selangor are fine, what we need are leaders not bent on using divisive issues to mount their own political objectives.
I’m walking to my fridge to have a beer now, anyone needs one?