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 his deeds and intent.
One one side Barisan Nasional led by Umno and that pathetic excuse of a leader, Najib Razak.
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, 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.
Allow me to mention Anwar Ibrahim. His absence, because of his incarceration by BN has allowed Tun Mahathir 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 Lim Kit Siang, – and they will then proceed with the avowed aim to succeed for the greater good of all Malaysians not just for 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, Infidels, 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 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….and if you can, then, you are either with us or you are not.
You are either with Tun Mahathir, Lim Kit Siang and Anwar Ibrahim, and all those that they lead 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?