Monday 22 August 2016

You Are Either With Us Or You are Not : Choose!

And so it has come to this. The forces of good over the forces of evil.  One the hero by common consensus, the other the villain by its deeds and intent. 

One one side Barisan Nasional led by Umno and that pathetic excuse of a leader, Najib Razak....yes pathetic maybe, but solidly backed by a large army, deep pockets and a formidable Umno that has the numbers but not the brains nor the understanding to see beyond the tip of their nose.....but alas, it has the political will and the means to dominate government and the opposition by whatever means at its disposal.

On the other side of the divide, a rag tag army of believers who aspire to change simply because to do nothing would invite the ruin of their country, the loss of all that they cherish within the democratic principles that they have chosen to live under  and hold dear within themselves and of course, the certain ruination of any future generations to succeed. Led almost certainly by default, by a 91-year-old Tun whose capabilities are already a matter of record and his determination to prevail, almost legendary.  

One of these two adversaries is unworthy of the other. Who and for what reason they are unworthy of the other has to do with one's duty when one is entrusted with the responsibility of doing for the greater good of a nation and its people as against failing to do all that because one chooses to embrace for whatever reason,  that most contemptuous of human frailties : greed and arrogance, with a generous hint of hubris thrown in.

Allow me to mention Anwar Ibrahim. His absence, because of his incarceration by BN has allowed Tun Mahathir, by default, to claim by common consensus, the leadership of the forces against Najib Razak. To his credit, Tun has willingly stepped into the breach created by Anwar's absence. My hope is that when Anwar is able and willing to lead the forces of good against Najib Razak and his cohorts, Anwar Ibrahim will do so in tandem with Tun Mahathir - and both os them will proceed with the avowed aim to succeed for the greater good of all Malaysians not just for the Malays or themselves!

So now we all have to take sides. You and me, the Malays in the rural areas, all those who have been the recipients of BRIM, all those who have makan dedak, all those who are Muslims, Christians, Buddhist, God fearing and even the Atheist.....all who are Malaysians and a few others who are not........ we all have to make our choices and take sides. 

Take sides against what body of enemies, over what issues, what principles and for what purpose and in which direction we are to advance or retreat are all still unclear. 

Suffice for me to say for now that while Najib Razak and his cohorts are driven by greed, arrogance, and hubris, the side you and me are now on, are driven by justice for all, common good, a belief that those not as fortunate as we are must still be given their due, and a belief that all Malaysians are one and that good governance by good leaders are now long overdue. 

I hope by what I write this morning you can see with clarity what will come in the coming days, months and even years...whatever time there is before the next general election is called by whoever still leads the government then. 

And if you can, then, you are either with us or you are not. 

You are either with Tun Mahathir, Anwar Ibrahim, and all their men or you are not. 

You are either for the greater good for all Malaysians, for decency, for grace and respect of each other's race , culture and beliefs or you are not.    

By your choice, you will know yourself to be for good or for evil. You will know if you are for others or just for your own financial and personal gain. For the higher values that makes a man or a women more of a human being than others or for those things that greed, avarice, arrogance, and hubris makes you hunger for that demeans a human being to the levels of what Najib and Rosmah have now descended - into the cesspool of corruption and greed where the dregs of humanity are deservedly consigned to.

Think no more my friends because the time now is for deeds. What is done by Mahathir, Anwar or Najib is done. The time now is for the future and what we can do now to make that future secure, better and more welcoming of the future generations...our future generations, for do not forget that our children will be among them. 

Now I must be off to do what work I can do for this fight ahead of us. I write. What will you do my friends? What will you do? 

Malaysia kita sudah berjaya
Aman makmur bahagia
Malaysia abadi selamanya
Berjaya dan berjaya

Berbagai kaum sudah berikrar
Menuju cita-cita
Satu bangsa satu negara
Malaysia berjaya

Dari Perlis sampailah ke Sabah
Kita sudah merdeka
Negara makmur rakyat mewah
Kita sudah berjaya

Dengan semboyan kita berjaya
Menuju di angkasa
Satu bangsa satu negara
Malaysia berjaya

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