Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Flexible Cooperation more realistic than Full Opposition Unity

I am writing from my personal observation and experience after getting involved for so many years.

In my view any rigid unity for opposition is difficult and impractical, however, flexible cooperations always exists and the trend will continue for the current scenario. I think this is the best.

The background being that famiLEE LEEgime is a totalitarian that ruled since Singapore's independence, which fixed every policies and measures imposed on all citizens all the way, they are encountering opposition from a very vast and widespread background. The famiLEE LEEgime is very tied-down in this manner and at this stage, they are facing deeper and more additional restrains.

The oppositions & restrains targeted at famiLEE LEEgime from all angles, including opposing angles, that meant opposing views on some particular issues, and disagreeing against famiLEE LEEigme's ways from different perspective and angles.

I had personally adopted the strategy of cornering famiLEE LEEgime via ALL ANGLES, to keep them under cross fire from every sides, from every one. In this way we need not go through getting everyone to agree on anything among ourselves. Even when we have disagreements among ourselves, we can just share the same understanding that we put the famiLEE LEEgime in the middle of the issue and bash them rather than each others among ourselves.

In this way we leave room however tiny or large between ourselves in where we can still seek whatever possible limited cooperations for any mutual benefits, on flexible basis. We seek to leave nothing for famiLEE LEEgime to gain on the issue concerned, corner them to face the LOSE-LOSE scenario. Get them binded and keep them caught in between, in whichever direction they move they will face resistance.

As far as the current scenario goes, this strategy works well.

On the contrary, if we seek the bigger scale unity, there are too many things that oppositions need to agree and thus compromise among. This is not impossible, but the practical advantage is very little at this stage. The compromise will actually weaken lots of the opposition's original strength. Further, it opens some escape ways for famiLEE LEEgime to move themselves out of their own difficult binds.

Opposition unity is achieved in Malaysia, and I sincerely congratulate them.

What it took there includes for example, DAP & PAS to come to term among themselves, on racial and religious issues, which were sources of past conflicts among the 2. There is significant efforts and prices to be paid for this. The trade-off however, is that will simplify BN's consideration for their own positions and policies, because now they have only to face PKR on a single front instead of facing PAS & DAP franking from 2 different fronts.

In Singaporean scenario, not only we lack a Mr. Anwar, our senior JBJ had already gone to a better place. So our scenario of unity is different from that of the Malaysian. We should not aim to replicate their success directly, but we have to seek our own path and innovations.

Had late Mr. JBJ not left, he would be a more senior and central person within oppositions to contribute in a unique perspective that absolutely none of us can do in his place. Late Mr. JBJ could chair an opposition meeting in which everyone of us will give him due respect unquestioned. I said this only to honor a senior that we had lost.

The chemistry among opposition is currently not poised to achieve any great full scale unity, however there had been and there will be flexible cooperations among the oppositions, what we hope is to enhance and increase these cooperations to more effective levels, especially towards the GE.

Singaporeans must not blindly and in naive assumptions expect any impractical unity within opposition. Forcefully snapping them together will limit their own abilities to fight against famiLEE LEEgime. Within my personal experience, in order to work together with others, I felt that I had to compromise too much, and soften too much, and in many situation allowed famiLEE LEEgime to get away from attacks that I could otherwise brutally deliver. Where damages on the famiLEE LEEgime are due, there are too many weak-spots where should had been blasted apart, had there not been softer elements within the opposition who could not afford to pay a little higher price necessary to bleed the bastards in famiLEE LEEgime.

All I want to remind opposition members and supporters now is to carefully train away FRIENDLY FIRE from each other, while facing famiLEE LEEgime. With every shot that we fire away, we must try not to let famiLEE LEEgime make any gains from it.

It will come to a time when we can recognize and appreciate each other better, and work towards stronger unity. For now, pse focus fire on famiLEE LEEgime, and look for ways cooperate among ourselves, for the sake of the republic.

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