Saturday, September 21, 2013
Food for Thought
Useless Ations A well known scientist named Albert Einstein once said that people cannot do the same thing over and over again and expect a different result, that would be insane. Unfortunately, some epople do just that. Take Cambodian opposition politicians for example (opposition here means the people who wanted to dislodge or assert influence on the dictatorial leader(s) in Phnom Penh). Every time they have grievances with election issues or unfair treatment by the ruling dictator, they always go to the king to help find justice for them. Based on resolutions or outcomes over the past decades, the track records of going to the king to seek justice have not been meaningful, to say the least. They are more like hiding dirts under the rug. The dirty problems are solved, but the dirt remains there. What this means is that peace and tranqility have been achieve but dictatorial rule remains in place. Dictatorship and dirty dusts are two similar things that people all over the world hate. Unfortunately, the two are almost the same in term of resilience. One could cling onto power until death while the other could cling onto a body or utility indefinitely. The only way to clean them is to sweep or wash them away. So, politically speaking, if we don't stop hiding the dirty dusts under the rug, we will never be able to clean our government and make it a better place under which to live. Until we address this dirty-dusts-under-the-rug issue and stop doing the same thing over and over again every time we face a challenging situation, then, we would be able to expect a different result to our action. Otherwise, political freedom, liberty, and happiness would be just an illusion.