Saturday, January 24, 2009

The Pledge, The Turn & The Prestige

“Every great magic trick consists of three parts or acts. The first part is called "The Pledge". The magician shows you something ordinary: a deck of cards, a bird or a man. He shows you this object. Perhaps he asks you to inspect it to see if it is indeed real, unaltered, normal. But of course... it probably isn't.

The second act is called "The Turn". The magician takes the ordinary something and makes it do something extraordinary. Now you're looking for the secret... but you won't find it, because of course you're not really looking. You don't really want to know. You want to be fooled.

But you wouldn't clap yet. Because making something disappear isn't enough; you have to bring it back. That's why every magic trick has a third act, the hardest part, the part we call "The Prestige." - Cutter - Michael Caine (The Prestige, 2006)

Now this was what Paklah said in Dubai yesterday;

DUBAI, Jan 24 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said Umno would institute changes and a renewal to strengthen the party after its new leadership takes over following the party elections in March.

The Umno president said the party would adopt measures aligned to the members' aspirations to become a party with greater integrity and one which served the people in keeping with the pledges made.

Read Abdullah: Changes for new Umno leadership to make

Paklah, thanks for that assurance but please bear in mind, the people are in no mood for a magic show treat. We are not clapping now not because we want to be fooled later. Though we have heard & seen "the pledge", we are about to see the completion of "the turn" but know this, we are not waiting for "the prestige", come this March.

The people want to see changes and they want it to be real.

8 comments:

sakmongkol AK47 said...

bro LK,
well said. we want deeds, not words. this lesson i hope is not lost just after the humiliating defeat in KT. words/promises don't mean anything anymore. what should be more worrisome to the UMNO leadership, the Malays are no longer easily duped by verbal diarrhea. syabas bro

Zubli Zainordin said...

Sarisffuddin,

Okay, to me being a magician since 1943, is easy. Especially the first and second part.

Bring it back, is the third part? Now I know.

First, Pak Lah do it!

kluangman said...

Kesimpulannya, Pertama Paklah menyatakan hasrat meletakkan jawatan.
Kedua Najib akan mengambilalih dan yang paling dramatik dan ditunggu tunggu ialah
Ketiga Paklah dilantik menjadi penasihat parti dan kerajaan.

Tepuk atau tidak, anda sudah pasti terngangaa..been fooled again and again.

Lawyer Kampung said...

Dato Sak, thanks bro! ;-)

Zubli, since 1943? wow! haha

Kluangman, harap-harap tak begitulah jadinya ;-)

Zubli Zainordin said...

1943?

Hehehehe...

Lawyer memang cekap. Tajam pemerhatiannya!

It was 1943. A magician did part one, and part two. After years later, 1957, part 3.

A PTP on me!

Ini evidence kalu, court dalam, boleh pakai ke?

Hahahahaha...

rem said...

problem is, depa ini kat umno dia punya pledge, turn, prestige semua sama.
orang dah jelak.
orang nak tukar magician nak tengok trick baru. nama dia abang nuwar. bahaya tu.
sian umno, parti keramat melayu.

Lawyer Kampung said...

Zubli & rem, thanks for the comments brothers ;-)

Caustic Dude said...

Dear LK,

The only 2 UMNO men coming close to being sincere in saving UMNO for the Malay masses are Muhyidin and Ku Li. Others either have no courage or in the rat race to get whatever position they are coveting.

Kalaulah David Copperfield boleh menggunakan sihirnya untuk menghilangkan kemelut UMNO dan orang2nya yang masih tak sedar akan bahaya yang bakal menimpa jika politik ala UMNO sekarang ini diteruskan.

Kalau dibiarkan, cucu2 kita nanti bakal merempat di tanahair sendiri. Sekarang pun dah ramai yang merempat.

Jangan salahkan Cina dan India. Ini salah bangsa kita sendiri.

Yang menjual bangsa/negara ni bukan benda baru. Yang menjadi dalang/pengintip Portugis Melaka ditakluk pada tahun 1511 pun orang Melayu sendiri. Bukan ka tuan Loyar?


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