We had Bersih 1.0 and followed by Bersih 2.0. Now that we are at the doorstep of a mammoth Bersih 3.0, and yet the authorities are blind to the signs on the wall; they have clearly refused to understand the change that is transforming the nation.
When you resist change, change will walk over you. That is the basic tenet you learn in business schools and in political science.
The very political party coalition - BN - that all through the Mahathir-regime proclaimed incessantly about "paradigm shift" is now adamant in the face of tides of social change.
The very current BN-led government that only recently blared about "tranformasi" is suddenly going reverse-gear at high speed.
There is only one explanation. That is, BN is under attack. Despite dishing out all kinds of cash donations to the rakyat; despite launching all kinds of agro-based projects from cows to 'kambings', BN is fearing its own shadows.
Despite so many and incessant "feel good" stories about BN being painted in the mainstream media every day, and the way the BN leaders are being supported by huge crowds at every meet-the-people sessions, why is BN fearing the rakyat now?
That then explains why all the hurdles and conflicting statements against Bersih 3.0 are coming from BN-quarters and patronisers of BN masters.
That also explains why all kinds of spanners are being thrown into the works to frustrate Bersih 3.0.
If BN is the preferred and blue-chip political party for the majority, nobody is going to walk the streets or sit-in on the padang on April 28.
If BN is the heavenly sent protector and savior of Malaysia, nobody is going to even talk about Bersih 3.0.
People are not fools. But BN and their leaders always think the rakyat are short of common sense. They always think that the rakyat are gullible fools. They can only look at the rakyat with little respect for the people's IQ and EQ.
And so, by denying Bersih 3.0 the Freedom Square and dictating all sorts of stumbling terms, they expect the rakyat to curl their tails behind their butts and stay home.
BN must realise that there is no nation in the world, no political party in the world, no battalion in the world, no single leader in the world who succeeded in going against or thwarting the citizens' final decision that enough is enough.
So why does the BN continue to frustrate the rakyat's Bersih 3.0 for a peaceful sit-in? Does it not realise that by making it difficult for the rakyat, only more citizens will now want to join the expression of people-power?
Well BN must learn and learn fast. If that is the price it wants to pay, then it pays. But if it wants to get wiser, it should just count on all the "feel good" stories reported in the mainstream media every day about BN's great success stories, sit back and sip juice and chew almonds. What is there to worry?
Remember BN masters - your enemies are not the citizens of this land. Your enemies are your own people within your walls who are cheating, stealing, and are corrupt to the core. Get rid of them first and the rakyat will have Sudah-Bersih 4.0 for BN.