Thursday, May 15, 2008

Less There Be No One Left To Speak.

"First they came for the Jews. I was silent. Because I was not a Jew. Then they came for the Communists. I was silent. Because I was not a Communist. Then they came for the trade unionists. I was silent. Because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for me. There was no one left to speak for me" - Martin Niemoller -

Syana, JT, Plebisitz, to reply to your comments does not justify your worthy comments. I rather post a new topic in reply to your comments.

Really beautiful this land of ours. I don't only have friends of different races but relatives of different races. You see over the years we married into each others races and cultures. No problem. In celebrations of birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, promotions, house-warming and yes, 7-day prayers, 100-day prayers, prayers for practically everything, we celebrate. We really find every excuse to celebrate and when the gathering is formed, we see ALL races there, even the foreigners there. They too love to party with us.
But its sick....sick to know that some will go to the extreme to have control, to be in control, to stay in power, to be in power. And they are destroying our harmony. Whats even more sickening is these folks tells us that they do it for us, for our race, for our country.
There are lots of things that are definitely not right going on. A lot of 'shit' has been unearth. A lot of questions being asked. We must put things right again. We must create again the care-free environment we experienced when we were kids...when a kid is just a kid and not a kid of some race. When my neighbour was a friend and not of a particular religion. And Syana..half an Utopia? we had that just under half a century ago. But today if we speak out against our conscience, we are thrown the book. Its not safe anymore to speak...the truth. Some are languishing in jail and some are going to jail. Yet the ones that really belong in jail are the ones the are directly or indirectly condemning these 'voice of conscience' to jail.
We must applaud these braves who speak out the truth..not just speak out. It must be truth they speak. Abe Lincoln once said, 'To sin by silence when we should protest makes us cowards'.
We must speak out the truth or there will come a day when there will be no one to speak out for us.

1 comment:

plebisitz said...

malu lah aku wei. haha. What an acknowledgment. :)

No... It's just that I dont get some bloggers out there where we seem to to write more "positive feel good comments" to counter the amount of hatred and hate that they have with the government, our leaders, each other, then we get thrashed like hell. WHat's wrong with having a positivist people with postivist comments? Worst still, i've seen ppl being labelled as what, cybertroopers just for saying something which is, well DIFFERENT from their own views.

Pfft! I dont get it. It's depressing to know that there are not many people who think and feel like how you and I do.