Aisehman is an angry man.
He is livid about the Perak state executive councillors arrested by the ACA for alleged graft, involving a proposed housing project in Seri Iskandar worth RM 180mil.
I'm not one for getting into people's faces with "I-told-you-so", but this is precisely why I'm against defections from Barisan Nasional to Pakatan Rakyat.
If we're going to clean up, let's do it properly. Start anew. Make politics something to be proud of, not a matter of who got into bed with whom. We have waited for 50 whole years, can't we wait just a little longer?
At the rate BN is going, it will be no time at all that they will diligently and conscientiously self-destruct. Taking train rides into the city to meet the common folk isn't going to cut it.
Not when you magnanimously assure the Indians that they will receive licenses to be scrap metal collectors if they vote for BN in Permatang Pauh.
Or when you prop Lee Chong Wei up in Permatang Pauh and tell the Chinese that Malaysian sport is so multicultural, that the same could be expected for the administration of the nation.
Or when you tell the Chinese that they're so lucky to be able to retain their names instead of having to change it.
We're not THAT stupid to be taken in. Well, not all of us, anyway.
The smarter ones appear to provoke the wrath of Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. The nerve of us to use our brains, damn us!
You'd think a brain was there for keeping the scalp and skull in shape. But no, some of us bloggers actually have the temerity to use our grey matter. Someone send in the ISA! Oh wait, someone has already suggested it!
Of course, what is right and wrong can be subject to judgement and discourse. Abdullah calls the act of bloggers to fly the flag upside down as 'evil'.
Evil? I can use two better, more bombastic words to accurately describe Abdullah Ahmad Badawi - nefarious despot.
You have probably realised by now that I have chosen to fly the flag upside down. It was a decision I made after deliberating for more than 3 days.
Originally, it was meant for the eyes of someone out there who has the power and capacity to do something about it. I don't know if that person/s exists, but that's not why it's still up.
It breaks my heart to see the flag upside down. It reminds me everytime I come into my own site, that we are a nation in distress. If the flag doesn't bother you (even just a tiny bit) when you see it like that, I don't know what to say.
I know a lot of people disagree with my position. They think it's disrespectful and that I should not take out my anger on the country, because it is the BN-dominated government who is screwing us, not our fellow Malaysians.
This has nothing to do with disrespect. My anger is neither against the flag, nor the national anthem, nor the country. I love my country. It is the state of the country that I am portraying with the flag in that position.
When I was about 8 or 9 years of age, Adik and I had a couple of pet tortoises named Justin and Tatyana Romanova. Being kids, we once neglected them for a couple of days.
You know how hectic life can be when you're a kid. So many other commitments - playing with the Lego set, mutilating Barbie dolls, chasing the neighbour's cat, fighting, and on occasion, doing homework.
But the neglect cost us (and the pet tortoises) their lives. They turned ... well, turtle. Upside down, that is. Just the way our country is slowly and surely headed. You neglect something for just a while and it turns upside down.
Someone suggested hanging the BN flag upside down, instead of our national flag.
Perish the thought. There is no way in heaven or hell or in-between, that a BN flag is going to taint my site.
In fact, I wouldn't even consider burning the BN flag as a sign of protest because it's not worth the carbon dioxide and other noxious gases it would emit when flag cloth is set on fire.
I may use it to wipe my feet though.