Wednesday, May 6, 2009

What Happens after the Elections?


The following Mullah Nasruddin story gives a clue to what will happen in the aftermath of the general elections slated for May 9:

When Mullah undercut the local donkey merchant's prices for the third week in succession, the merchant was worried. "I don't know how you offer lower prices than mine. I use my slaves' free labor. They steal fodder from neighbors to feed my donkeys. So how do you keep your costs lower?"

"Simple," Mullah replied, "you steal labor and fodder. I steal donkeys."

In this story substitute 'merchant' with one of the political parties and 'Mullah' with another party. Also substitute 'labor' with campaign effort and 'fodder' with monetary gifts. And yes, I forgot, 'donkeys' with members (the pun is not intended).

Like the merchant some parties are spending on 'labor' and 'fodder'. But the smart parties are waiting for the election to be over to buy the elected members. As Mullah would have said, this is a much more cost effective method of stealing the public mandate.

So how will the whole thing end? This could depend on what is on offer. Let's sum this up in poker terms. If independents have a Full House, then DRP has Four of a Kind. But it's MDP that holds the Royal Flush.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

No one will win a majority in this election. people are fed up with parties and thier corruption.

Anonymous said...

This is hilarious hehehehe

Anonymous said...

It's useless to vote in the election. All corrupt good for nothing guys.

Mohamed said...

So so right.... thanks for sharing great information through your blog..... Please keep doing it. May Allah bless you. (Rado)

Anonymous said...

Mullah is Anni?

Anonymous said...

All party members except MDP members can be bought. DRP members will cross over for the right price. Remember how Jumhoory party bought off DRP MP to vote for Shihab in the speaker contest against Seena Zahir. MDP members are true to their philosophy and their leader. Even though the Leader is a joker.(And manipulated by Zaki and Kerafa(cousin) Naseem.

Anonymous said...

Calling our president a Mullah is not right.

Hilath said...

heheh interesting analysis and satire

Shiham said...

Isn't politics and thus politicians irrelevent to true human progress. I see people talk and complain about politicians as they were the real deal. If talking politicians can do anything other than bicker, we would not be having this conversation. they simply do not have the capabilities to deliver! its technicians who solve problems and thus technology. not politics. We have to spend our energy on improving our education system where all people are informed equally about everything and improve our technical capabilties to tackle problems. Politicians are not RELEVANT! they simply are not. Sorry to say, but we have been brainwashed to beleive that our life is improved by the congressmen or parlimentarian.

Anonymous said...

I'm holding my vote. Im an independent voter. Nobody gets my vote.