I am shocked. A huge fraction of my politically apathetic friends have been converted to the right path ;-)
Now, these are the people who love saying that politics is dirty and that they'd prefer to stay as far away from it as possible.
Thanks to the roadblocks running up to the rally, Bersih 2.0 steering committee did not need to put out advertisements. The government did it on their behalf.
Tanks of petrol were consumed, legs were aching from alternating between clutch and accelerator, there was severe exhaustion, bad manners on the road - well, those have imprinted into the minds of the average citizen that there is something very rotten about the government.
Thanks to the roadblocks, I had a colleague ask me, "Bersih 2.0? What is it - an environmental effort?"
Never too late, I thought, before explaining exactly what the cause behind this rally was.
Suddenly, political awareness mushroomed like never before. No other rally had ever brought out this amount of interest.
This is by far the biggest rally I have ever attended - it attracted people from all walks of life.