Politically incorrect

Somehow now I am pretty convinced that some of the opposition parties are set up by the ruling party itself. Otherwise, it doesn’t make any sense on why on earth they are willing to have three-cornered or four-cornered fights in some of the constituencies, where the opposition parties virtually stand no chance of winning them. Not to mention that it happens in politics, where pragmatism usually rules the game. I can’t imagine that these parties are so idealistic such that they could not give an inch to their closer rivals to achieve their common (?) goal. Seriously, they are shooting themselves in the foot if they persist doing this. Or that perhaps in the end it simply shows how humans are powerfully enticed to the prospect of power.

Anyway, conspiracy theories are fun as you can make practically everything out of it — but don’t read too much out of it either.

6 thoughts on “Politically incorrect

  1. pedro

    To say “can’t imagine that these parties are so idealistic such that they could not give an inch to their closer rivals to achieve their common (?) goal” is in itself idealistic. Can one be so idealistic to think that parties would settle their differences and reach a common goal? Sometimes not.

    To say some of the opposition are really insiders is another story. What the ruling party loves to see is the ill-organised, ill-adviced campaign by the opposition, so that they could claim a convincing victory, and to prove to the world once again that the country is not ‘mature enough’ for multi-party system, and they’re voted in by the majority. Viva democracy.

    Similiarities here with the red shirts and the white shirts?

    Likewise, take my comment with a pinch of salt.

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    1. septian Post author

      Haha true, idealistic pragmatism that is. I think I have witnessed too many pragmatic political moves in Indonesia (embodied beautifully by Golkar) such that it restricts my imagination.

      Anyway, my suspicion came after I saw yesterday’s news, where one of the candidates from an opposition party came from PAP. He could simply defect from PAP, but you couldn’t resist making a conspiracy theory out of it!

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