Tuesday, April 30, 2013

How to vote based on a candidate’s MENTALITY?

Why must we vote based on a candidate’s mentality?

Our mentality is the characteristic attitude of someone’s mind or a way of thinking of a person or a group. It guides the way we look at things, make choices and decisions, and how we act on them. It is the framework on how we see the world. It guides our interactions and how we engage with our surrounding.  One of the surest ways to tell how someone will behave in the future is to gauge their mentality.

For example, the former US President Bush Jr. (yes the not-so-smart one) is a neo-con who carries the mentality that insist, “If you are not with me, you are against me”. As such, the way he ran his administration reflects that mental make-up. On the other hand, Gandhi’s framework suggests that we must “hate the sin, not the sinner”, so non-violence is the preferred way of life.

Here are 10 types of mentality that I would not vote for.
  1. It is okay to insult and be disrespectful to other people’s religious beliefs.
  2. One cannot wish Merry Christmas, Happy Deepavali, Wesak Day, etc. as it would shake their akidah or the akidah of their followers.
  3. It is okay to take a cheap and easy loan from the government (that the government created specifically for an explicit purpose) and use the money to create companies that do something else while paying their own family members exorbitant salaries.
  4. Whenever they talk about Islam, the first thing they pay attention to is the length of women’s skirts.
  5. It is okay to rape a woman if they wear skirts – and see it fits to suggest to the rape victim, ‘Padan Muka’.
  6. My race is more superior than yours.
  7. It’s okay to practice double standards.
  8. If you are not with me, you are against me.
  9. It is okay to sacrifice the journey for the goal.
  10. Corruption is part and parcel of politics and business.

How about you?

Anas Zubedy
Kuala Lumpur


Anonymous said...

I agree whole heartedly, that's why we must vote PR to boot put UMNO.

Betronist said...

Couldn't agree more.

Based on your list, I'm pretty sure your vote is going to Nurul Izzah.

KTemoc said...

Anas matey, I support your 10 reminders. A gem as usual

Anonymous said...

10 years ago I was on my motorcycle and make a stop at the the Navy Base at the Esplanade in Penang. The reason I stop at the base is to watch The American Navy crew coming in to Penang using their small but powerful motor boats.

What I noticed among the US Navy Crew were black American, White Americans, Mexican Texan, Latinos. Chinese American. I said to myself this is what America is all about fair and equal despite of colour race and so forth.

This morning I was passing thru the Navy Base again and I saw all the Navy Personnel Malays, not a single chinese. Indian, Punjabi, Sarawakians, iBANS and so on.

Where is the 1 Malaysia concept ?Where is Patrotism ? Where is solidarity.


Anonymous said...

unfortunately you believe in utopia. hence, you got this wrong.."It is okay to sacrifice the journey for the goal" you need to understand politics.. and look at it from afar.. the rest im with you mate

Leonard Yeap said...

Based on these criteria, I guess nobody would even think of voting on 5/5. Total waste of time.

Anonymous said...

I am with you all the way

Anonymous said...

Just love your top 10 mentality check list.

Thus 100 percent of the candidates standing for election come GE 13 would not qualify to be our wakil rakyat as all of them will fail your checklist.

Lex-Farc said...

I might add one more. (11) Vote me to be your boss.

Lex-Farc said...

I might add another one. (11) Vote me to be your boss.

Unknown said...

I got one candidate:

I love her; and I like it when someone rudely told her she's in the wrong party, she said:

'You may think I'm in the wrong party, but I'll prove I'm the RIGHT person for the job, and I CAN DO IT.'

did I say I love her? :)

Unknown said...

Anon April 30, 2013 at 2:49 PM:

I'm afraid you have a very biased and myopic view of what encapsulates the concept of fairness and equality.

It's not just about the colours, else you'll be seeing things through a racial angle.

also, in Sarawak, there's a lot of Iban, Bidayuh and other ethnic races in either the army or police forces.

Michael Padel, who died in Lahad Datu, is a Bidayuh.

To say there are no Chinese in our army forces is a fallacy. There're less than Malays, but I know being in the army is not a preferred job of choice by the ever pragmatic Chinese.

Also, ask yourself why do Singapore army do not have any Malay personnels in them?

Unknown said...

Fung C.F.

I'm afraid Nurul Izzah had taken quite a few personal potshots at Raja Nong Chik through her facebook.

Unless her pretty face absolves all those of course.

Anonymous said...

I disagree with point 1 as it violates ones freedom. The other 9, I agree. I would also add that it is wrong to have a my religion is superior to yours mentality. We should oppose umno racial chauvinism as well as pas religious chauvinism.

Unknown said...

Anonymous: May 1, 2013 at 10:25 AM

You're contradicting yourself. You said one shouldn't have any religious superiority.

And yet you say we MUST allow point 1 which says: It is okay to insult and be disrespectful to other people’s religious beliefs, because doing otherwise, you said, takes away your 'freedom'.

So you mean it's okay for you to insult and disrespect other people's religious beliefs, but it's not okay for anyone else to have religious superiority?

That's double standards, if you ask me :)