One opposition party which is in power in the state in which i stay is involved in a power struggle, with a vice president trying to topple a MB.
I can only say that if this MB is toppled this way, this party is going to lose a lot of votes. The culture of the Big Brother unfortunately has rubbed on this party….. Many of those holding high positions were from the Big Brothers…..The MB has not practised the politics of patronage and this has led to the infighting led by the ambitious VP which unfortunately is an old product from the Big Brother…Old habits die hard.
This reminds me of the Taiping Rebellion (Tai Ping Tian Guo or the Heavenly Kingdom of Peace) during the Qing Dynasty of China .
The rebellion started because of the corrupt and abusive Qing government, which had resulted in widespread famine, hardship and economic problems in China.
Led by the Christian convert Hong Xiu Quan, the rebellion initially was able to attract hundreds of thousands and succeeded in conquering many provinces in South china. At that time, there was a real chance for this rebellion to succeed and overthrow the corrupt Qing Dynasty..
Unfortunately, after the initial success, there were infighting and difference of opinion among the leaders as to the policies. They were also engrossed in dividing the spoils of war, so much so that cracks resulted and morale were affected.
In the end, imperial army under the able general Zeng Guofan managed to defeat the Taiping rebels, which were so full of potentials initially.
Sounds familiar? Yes. We can always learn from history and for those who never, history will repeat itself.
After 308, many states fell under tha rule of Pakatan government. There was a real chance that a real 2 party system can emerge in Malaysia. There was a real hope for change. But before they could have achieved their aim of taking over Putrajaya, infighting and position- fightings occur, and many of their leaders are following the old habits of their Big Brother, asking for spoils and what-have-you.
Those who do not practice politics of patronage are rebelled against by ambitious second in commands, and if they cannot achieve their own personal aims, they become frogs and hop..
There is now a real chance of them going down history like the Taiping Rebellion. Even RPK, the one who is instrumental in changing mindsets resulting in the tsunami, had predicted that if they do not mend their ways, they will be facing their last days…
Read also this article: please pack up and go..by Martin Jalleh in the breaking news of MI.