REALPOLITIK' ... not real politic, don't get it wrong.
guess most of us never heard about 'REALPOLITIK' well here is your chance to learn new stuff and connect it to the current political situation in hand.
'REALPOLITIK' - (from German: real "realistic", "practical", or "actual"; and Politik "politics", German pronunciation: [ʁeˈaːlpoliˌtɪk]) is politics or diplomacy based primarily on considerations of power and on practical and material factors, rather than explicit ideological notions or moral or ethical premises.
okay too bombarstic isn't it, jeez, watdafak does it mean ... let me put it in the simplest manner.
Here we go ...
'REALPOLITIK' - in politics your own team players are as much the enemy as those players from the opposing team. Sometimes, even, YOUR OWN TEAM PLAYERS ARE EVEN MORE AN ENEMY than those players from the opposing team.
In politics it is not about scoring goals or about winning the football game. It is about WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE GOAL IS SCORED OR AFTER THE GAME IS WON. You do not just look at the game. YOU LOOK BEYOND THE GAME.
In short ...
In politics THERE ARE NO SIDES, there are only players. And if you cannot understand this then you have NO BUSINESS BEING IN POLITICS. And POLITICS IS NOT FOR THE FAINT-HEARTED. You have NO FRIENDS in politics. YOU ONLY HAVE ENEMIES. Everyone, those from your own side as well as those from the other side, are enemies. AND THOSE FROM YOUR OWN SIDE CAN BE WORSE ENEMIES than those from the other side.
Of course, in politics you MAKE ALLIANCES. But you do not make alliances with friends because you have no friends in politics. YOU MAKE ALLIANCES WITH ENEMIES, enemies from your own side as well as enemies from the other side. And these alliances are not permanent. They are temporary. They will last only AS LONG AS THE ALLIANCES SERVE YOUR INTEREST and when they no longer serve your interest the alliance ends.
So there you have it ...
Ideology, morality and ethics HAVE NO PLACE IN 'REALPOLITIK'. Realpolitik is about POWER, PRAGMATISM and MATERIALISM. This is what politics is all about and if you thought otherwise then you are downright silly and are a greenhorn who has no business even talking about politics, let alone being involved in politics.
Now, apply it to our current political scenario ...
Lim Kit Siang now SUPPORTS Mahathir in spite of condemning that old man and calling him nasty names for more than 30 years. Now, he even WANTS Mahathir together with Musa Hitam and Abdullah Ahmad Badawi TO TAKE OVER THE GOVERNMENT ... That is called 'REALPOLITIK'.
Mahathir WANTS the Barisan Nasional Members of Parliament to work with the opposition Members of Parliament and SUPPORT A VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE AGAINST NAJIB even if that will hurt UMNO ... That is called 'REALPOLITIK'.
What are te REAL DANGER in 'REALPOLITIK' ?
None of the idiots above consider the post-Najib events. The objective was merely to oust Najib and not that ousting Najib was the means to an end or to achieve a higher objective. And MOST DID NOT KNOW WHAT TO SUGGEST OR HAD CONSIDERED the scenario after Najib has been kicked out by force.
Ousting Najib WITHOUT A SOLID POST-NAJIB PLAN in place might not actually be the solution to a problem but instead WILL TRIGGER A BIGGER PROBLEM(S).
Get the points ladies and gentlemen ? You still don't get it ?
Then better stop talking about or involve in politics, SUCK IT UP !