As Empires Decline – to Umno

By Martin Jalleh

As empires decline, their leaders become increasingly incompetent - petulant, ignorant, gifted only with PR skills of posturing and spinning, and prone to the appointment of loyal idiots to important government positions.

Comedy thrives; indeed writers are hardly needed to invent outrageous events... Their civilian leaderships become increasingly crazed, corrupt, and incompetent...

Our era has become one of spectacular polarization, with folly multiplying on every hand. That is the way empires crumble: they are taken over by looter elites, who sooner or later collapse.

--Ernest Callenbach (April 3, 1929 - April 16, 2012) American writer and author of the classic environmental novel Ecotopia.

Dedicated to Umno as she celebrates her 66th Anniversary today.

  1. #1 by dagen wanna "ABU" on Friday, 11 May 2012 - 5:54 pm

    Looks like Bersih 4.0 is inevertible. Let the real silent majority stand up and show their true sentiment and unhappiness towards umno on the issue of unfair general election.

    Jangan main main lagi umno!

  2. #2 by sheriff singh on Friday, 11 May 2012 - 6:13 pm

    And the ‘Emperor’ fiddles and spins as his ’empire’ collapses all around him. He flies about enjoying himself imagining that all is well. The empire deserves to fall.

  3. #3 by Godfather on Friday, 11 May 2012 - 6:28 pm

    We just have to worry about the final kick of death by UMNO. Anyone within striking distance is bound to be kicked to death by UMNO’s death throes…..

  4. #4 by yhsiew on Friday, 11 May 2012 - 6:45 pm

    The last breath of the political juggernaut………

  5. #5 by sheriff singh on Friday, 11 May 2012 - 7:25 pm

    A dying fish doing the backstroke.

  6. #6 by monsterball on Friday, 11 May 2012 - 7:50 pm

    It is back to CORRUPTIONS and RACE politics that Malaysians are so sick to keep on seeing no sincerity at all to change or repent.
    It’s hypocrisies performed by these crooked hypocrites ..never change….never will ….keep on doing the same thing…keep on fooling Malaysians…not one iota of repent nor regret for all their sins done.
    So many many reasons to kick them out of PutraJaya.

  7. #7 by mauriyaII on Friday, 11 May 2012 - 8:37 pm

    Nero is recorded in history as the Roman emperor who fiddled while Rome was burning. If we apply the same analogy to our current situation, we have our PM doing his jig in London and elsewhere without a care while the political and economic situation in the country is going through the doldrums.

  8. #8 by Bigjoe on Friday, 11 May 2012 - 8:51 pm

    Equally relevant:

    “If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquillity of servitude than the animating contest of freedom, — go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen!

    Samuel Adams

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