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Wednesday 10 September 2008

Our Flying Dutchman

The Flying Dutchman, according to folklore is a ghost ship that can never go home, and is doomed to sail the oceans forever. The Flying Dutchman is usually spotted from afar, sometimes seen to be glowing with ghostly light. It is said that if she is hailed by another ship, her crew will often try to send messages to land or to people long since dead. In ocean lore, the sight of this phantom ship is reckoned by seafarers to be a portent of doom.

Earlier on, I parodied our MPs who went to Taiwan on a holiday cum study trip as our own boat people. On second thoughts, after reading that Nana Non says that 916 is no longer tenable, then I think our 50 or so MPs deserve a better description. I have chosen to describe them as our own flying Dutchmen.

They will forever be condemned to sail the seas- traversing continents and countries never to come back. Because if they do, the great Nana Non will catch them by the scruff, made to wear the iron neck shackles and doomed to walk the gangplanks into PKR’s ocean of waiting amphibians.

Our 50 or so lost at sea legislators will be asked to continuously go on study trips. Perhaps while they study agriculture, they might as well study the life of frogs. Then, they may come to the conclusion that the only way to escape from predators is to continue jumping. Hence there is no shame in jumping.

They may also take note that a frog that stays in water being incrementally and imperceptibly heated, will experience no great discomfort, until its too late. If they stay, they get boiled. So jump you froggies!

Then our poor conscripted sailors will continue sending messages at home inquiring about people who will lose power. Those on land, will never want to cast their eyes upon them, fearing that if they do so, just like the Flying Dutchman, the sight of them is a portent of political doom.


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