Daydreams That Turn Disastrous

By Richard Loh

What Wiki said about Daydream:
A daydream is a visionary fantasy, especially one of happy, pleasant thoughts, hopes or ambitions, imagined as coming to pass, and experienced while awake. There are many different types of daydreams, and there is no consensus definition amongst psychologists. Daydreams may involve fantasies about future scenarios or plans, or reminiscences about past experiences, and may include vivid dream-like mental images. They are often connected with some type of emotion.

While daydreaming has long been derided as a lazy, non-productive pastime, it is now commonly acknowledged that daydreaming can be constructive in some contexts.

Malaysians as well as the leaders have daydreams in the political atmosphere which we can termed it as political daydreams. In such political daydreams the constructive contexts will be different depending on which side of the divide you are aligned to.

The political opposition daydreamers are dreaming for a two party system, the hope and ambition to take over as the government of the day. Today, we are not talking about the daydreams of the political opposition which we will leave it for another day.

The present ruling government were able to form the federal government with a coalition of 13 political parties that won a simple majority after the 12th general election. The losing of five States and the two third majority in Parliament had shattered the core bone of the coalition which until then was unshakable.

Prior to the 12th general election, everything looks easy for the coalition government, no serious work were needed to ensure their continuing stay in power and what they needed to do were to daydreams of how to enrich themselves and family members while the people were influenced with another type of daydream, that only this coalition is capable of governing this country.

Everyone, one time or another have daydreams. When you get wind that you are going to be promoted to be a manager, you will somehow start to daydream of how you are going to manage your subordinates and the company. How you are going to treat your enemy within, how you aim to go higher up. Your daydream will be effective or not upon sitting inside the manager’s room depends greatly on how you play out your daydream.

The PM of a country is no difference, when as DPM and upon learning that he will soon become the next PM, he will has his daydreams but these daydreams are bigger from that of an ordinary manager.

We are quite sure that the present PM of this country had his many daydreams, years before he was even a DPM. His daydreams became more complex as the days get closer for him to become the PM and making it worst was the great lost at the 12th general election.

Why I called it the daydreams of the PM and not planning is because when you make plans, you can really see the whole structure of the ongoings in a transparent manner by a group of people or team work, irrespective whether the plan succeed or fail while the daydreams are only the dreams of the PM alone without full support from others within his team and rushing to implement his daydreams make the situation worst.

The particular outstanding daydream of the PM is to ensure that the coalition continues to hold on to power. Daydreams are often connected with some type of emotion and the emotion of the PM after seeing the lost of the two third majority in Parliament by his predecessor and the fear of losing power in the coming 13th general election is negatively enormous.

One special daydream of the PM is to see a “1Malaysia, People First Performance Now” implementation which by now can be seen by all that it had turned into a disaster. This daydream is good but failed because the PM did not create supportive meaningful daydreams to give it the credence that it needed to succeed. The television stations, TV1, 2, 3, 7, 8 and 9 have been continuously screening the 1Malaysia ideology using the PM’s daydream but it is just about that and what we actually see happening on the ground is totally different and the opposite of what they are showing us.

Daydreams are pleasant thoughts, hopes or ambitions that can actually be translated into meaningful actions if the applications are put into the correct perspective without any further disturbances from other newly created daydreams.

The PM, in rushing to put his half-baked daydreams into reality and affirmative actions were met with furious retaliation from all sides because he failed to daydreams about other factors that were required in order to see through his ambition of wanting to hold on to power.

The PM, by playing out his daydreams without first opening them up for discussions and further planning, especially among the various races, had indeed became a big disaster.

Creating daydreams one after another can be disastrous if not handled and play out correctly for it will turned into a horrible nightmare as seen from the latest racial and religious confrontations.

The justification to say the PM is daydreaming for over one and a half years by trying to implement his odds and pieces daydreams is from seeing the continuing failure of the country in every aspect, especially in the economy, judiciary, education, crime, corruptions, suppression of free speech and further racial and religious intolerance.

If one do not know how to turn one’s daydreams into good and useful actions, just leave it as a dream.

  1. #1 by Comrade on Monday, 13 September 2010 - 9:33 am

    Bring back good governance to our political arena
    ‘Cos the regime is still pursuing their evil self agenda
    Stop their disastrous daydream the sooner the better
    Lets give Malaysia the beginning of a new era
    Come GE13 unite all the races under the PR umbrella

  2. #2 by Godfather on Monday, 13 September 2010 - 10:42 am

    I have a daydream too. I have been dreaming that Najib has arrested the Mamakthir for abuse of power during his 22 years of misrule.

  3. #3 by c730427 on Monday, 13 September 2010 - 11:39 am

    The problem with the ruling party is that they don’t have the right mix of talents working for our nation. The race based party is not able to bring forth the much needed team work to attract inspiration for the people to be competitive and impress foreign investors. Instead, its current formation is so cancerous that Umno, mca and mic are breaking apart internally.

    It is vivid that BN is losing ground faster than they thought.

  4. #4 by cinaindiamelayubersatu on Monday, 13 September 2010 - 12:09 pm

    saya pun mimpi di siang hari agar penny wong jadi menteri kewangan di negara kelahirannya…

  5. #5 by k1980 on Monday, 13 September 2010 - 1:09 pm

    I have a daydream too. I dreamt that Najib has joined the Mamak in retirement and passed on the govt to PR.

  6. #6 by Loh on Monday, 13 September 2010 - 1:10 pm

    1Malaysia is never Najib’s daydream. He only borrowed Mamakthir’s Bangsa Malaysia slogan hoping to fool enough non-Malays to once again give BN enough votes to hang on to power. Najib does not dream daydreams because he could easily make his friend his piggy bank even as a lowly Defense Minister. Now with Petronas resources larger than the Sultan of Brunei, Najib worries not anything that can be bought with money.

    Najib cares not about his reputation or that of his father. If he had, he couldn’t have allowed his father’s NEP being bastardized or vulgarized, especially during Makathir’s 22 year rule. He could have done his father the honour in 1987 during UMNO party election by accepting the choice of UMNO members without pawning his father’s name for the position of UMNO Youth. Anwar is paying for the role he took in ensuring Mamakthir’s win.

    Few individuals were lucky to be in a position too right the wrong in the perception of the reputation of the persons from whom he derives his genes. But out of pure laziness some choose not to act correctly. Najib is one to be in league with Mamakthir.

  7. #7 by dagen on Monday, 13 September 2010 - 2:08 pm

    I dreamt that I too hv an umno supported ketuanan …

    Huh? Wot? Out of order, again?

    but but I only wanted to share with everyone here my beautiful wet dream last night. And and it was sooo beautiful. How can it be disastrous? Come on guys.

  8. #8 by boh-liao on Monday, 13 September 2010 - 2:08 pm

    Daydream? Y? Wet dream lah, lebih shiok!
    N AAB will tell us, h’mmmmm, “I Dream of Jeannie”, can or not aah?

  9. #9 by dagen on Monday, 13 September 2010 - 2:32 pm

    GE12 results. What does it mean really?

    Before GE12 nobody realised the true power of the ballot paper and the real difference it can make. In fact umno had it so good for so long that everyone had very little faith in the election process. Change the umno gobermen? Dream on man. Nothing will ever change. And umno on the other hand had absolute confidence that their position will continue to be unshakened.

    GE12 did not mark the start of voters’ change of heart. The change took place long long before then – during dr mamak’s time or even earlier. The GE12 result smashed to pieces the “nothing will ever change” mental block people had.

    And in fact voters in some constituencies used their votes very effectively to show their dissapointment with the umno gobermen and their desire for change and for something new. Look at sibu and HS by-elections. Johore may be umno’s and mca’s stronghold in the past but do not be surprised to see a swing there, esp away from mca (in which case mca will be wiped out from our political scene).

  10. #10 by k1980 on Monday, 13 September 2010 - 2:49 pm

    Will the 13th general election and the Sarawak state elections will be held simultaneously? If so, PR will not be able to win in Sarawak. And oops, I dreamt that the mamak along with Ibra Ali and the Perkasa gang had applied to join the DAP.! Simultaneous polls

  11. #11 by DAP man on Monday, 13 September 2010 - 3:40 pm

    The new IGP is also day-dreaming. He promises best service from the force.

  12. #12 by dcasey on Monday, 13 September 2010 - 6:16 pm

    His most disastrous daydream is getting laid with a Mongolian beauty and getting laid with RM500Mil simultaneously and hoping to get away with it without anyone knowing.

  13. #13 by cemerlang on Monday, 13 September 2010 - 9:09 pm

    Hung parliament. Britain has one. Australia nearly has one but Labour managed to get the support of Independent politicians. Why not ? Let everyone has a fair say in the governing of the country. Why ? Because many people have some ideas on what sort of country they want to have.

  14. #14 by hangtuahreturn on Wednesday, 15 September 2010 - 1:41 am

    The way i look at things….
    1Malaysia can never happen..
    Let face it, it is just a dream that is not meant to be

    Instead of trying
    We are clouded by racism, discrimination and jealousy to think what is best for the society
    What’s the point of making the effort?

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