There are times, when I am writing, that I have had to take five and go over what I have written and ask myself if what I write will be “acceptable” to those that read what I write. Once or twice I had even pulled out postings I had already made on my blog because I felt that it was too personal a matter to be put onto the public domain because once I do post anything onto steadyaku47 it signals my consent to have what I write open to debate. Harden as I am to what others do say about me and my blog I am still at times affected by what others say of my writings.
And so I read with fascination Petra’s exchange with Kee Thuan Chye in MT this morning:
“From: Fugitive Blogger
To: Kee Thuan Chye
Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2011, 12:50 PM
I'm not going to bother to 'win anyone back'. I am not trying to win a popularity contest. I am not running for office or contesting the elections. If they are unhappy with me that’s their problem, not mine. What, these people are paying for my food or what? I'm employed by them that I must take orders from them or what? No one owns me. I do what I want. They don't like it, tough. Do I sound arrogant? I hope so. Arrogant is my middle name. Kamunting can tell you that. Sungai Buloh Prison can tell you that. Bukit Aman can tell you that. They hate my guts and that makes my day”.
Petra, is it necessary to be abusive in your reply to KTC? We know that there are times when you do need to be arrogant. Times when you need to act tough. I do not see a need for you to be either when you are in conversation with people who are our brothers. As I see you, I too see KCT as my Brother–in– Arms against Barisdan Nasional, against UMNO. Chill Bro, chill....