Trump has signed an executive order to amongst others, remove the heritage protection of the giant Sequoia trees park (which has two thirds of the beautiful and ancient giants remaining in the world) so that the fossil fuel industry can use the area for exploration. I made fun of this man because he is an idiot that believes only in what's good for him personally. I told myself what damage could a fool like this actually do?
Well apparently a lot more than any of us thought. This manchild has no principles, he has no ethics, he lies so much that he forgets what's true and what's not.
There is no and never has been a conspiracy against this man. In fact my own partner and best friend supported him against Clinton, simply because he thought a change was good. And that a business man non-politician will be fresh air. And that he would be different from candidate Trump after he became president. I dared to hope for the same. And now my partner can't stand the sight of him. Trump disgusts him. He said to me, "well I gave him a chance. What an absolute ass.".
So why am saying this all again now? Well simply because I want all of us to take who we support as critical decisions. We have elections coming soon in Malaysia, and I'm not going to tell you who to vote for. But I will ask you to study the candidates, ask questions. And choose the person that best represents you, your dreams, your ambitions. That best represents the future. Don't look at what party the person is from. Or what race.
Or what religion. Just study the individuals. And choose. If we do that, then we will have a parliament full of mp's that we can be proud of. Where we can see real debate. And wouldn't it be wonderful to eventually have a situation where a side to pick is so difficult because both candidates are so damn good.
We must all help our nation come out of puberty. And take the first real steps to manhood. Where parliament is filled again with nation builders, with potential statesman. I promise you, this is not a pipe dream. We can get there. It's going to take
An enormous about of work. Of faith. Of hope. But we will get there. And I will dedicate myself to helping my country get there,
because I am a proud Malaysian. And I will remain a proud Malaysian till the day I die. Never confuse governments and politicians for your country.
They are temporary and replaceable. Malaysia is permanent and irreplaceable.
The world won't know what hit them when we grow up a little more. A multi racial, multi ethnic, multi lingual, and multi religious country that doesn't just live together - but thrives together.
I am you, you are me.
We are Malaysia !
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