Thursday, December 27, 2007

Auld Lang Syne.....

Today is December 27, 2007. Four more days, 2007 will be over. By that time, I presumed Malaysians from all walks of life will put aside their past differences, misfortunes, and grievances, put up a brave front, to welcome 2008 with greater optimisms. Honestly, I do sincerely hope, Malaysians can put aside their race based and religious differences to respect and honour each other, to welcome 2008.

While the world is struggling to cope with economic slowdowns, Malaysians are indeed still relatively very lucky to have the luxuries to indulge in occasional unproductive parasitic racial demands and religious intolerances against each others.

Looking back, during the whole of 2007, we are constantly being bombarded with racial rhetorics by racial pariahs championing their racial rights, imposing their racial supremacy, and making parasitic racial demands. Perhaps, it is understandable that these people do what are neccessary to seek popularity and to mask their political and management incompetencies. I hope and will continue to hope, during 2008, these unwelcome noise pollutions will be a thing of the past.

Despite all my naively positive optimisms of Malaysia being a racially harmonized and religiously moderate country, I can't held but have the eerie discomforts that, all will not be well in Malaysia if we continue to immorally and indecently indulged in issues related to race and religion.

Please don't get me wrong, I am more patriotic than most average Malaysians on the streets. At the very least, I am not like all those disillusioned Malaysians who gave up hope and throw in the towels to migrate to other countries. I am not like all those corrupted pariahs who deceived Malaysians with their faked righteousness, forked tongues nationalism, and communal instigations. I am also not like those narrow minded people who attempt to imposed their unwelcome religious values on others. At least, I stay put in this land I called home, to sweat it out with my hard earned money, refused to accept handouts with pride, voicing my dissents with truthfulness, and swallowed my pride to make the best from every unwelcome circumstances. And most important of all, I don't live like a parasite and demanding that the whole world owe me a living.

Malaysians are also constantly being reminded by main stream media and race based political parties that Malaysia consists of 60% Malay and 40% non Malay. And that, it is socially, morally, and politically acceptable to perpetuate race based preferential treatments in the name of social contract. In the first place, if we are so religious and God fearing, does it make any religious sense for us to do unto others what we do not want others to do unto us ? Is it so difficult for all Malaysians to acknowledge themselves as Malaysians rather than Melayu, Chinese, Indian, and the "dan lain lain" ?

In the past, we condemned the apartheid policies of South Africa, but after 50 years of nationhood, did the Administration of Malaysia made any efforts to remove any administrative policies that breed "apartness" of Malaysians ? We condemned ill treatments of under-privileged people in other countries, but did we made any institutional efforts not to allow under-privileged people being accorded with ill treatments in Malaysia ? We criticized the lack of freedom of expressions and human rights in other countries, but are we free from this morally unacceptable menaces ?

Of course, we can always depend on misinformation and lapsed into self denials to challenge and apply Draconian rules on other patriotic Malaysians with voices of dissents. Of course, we can also threaten fellow Malaysians with another reenactment of another May 13 racial riot if our racial demands are not met. The question is, are Malaysians that narrow minded and incapable to respect and appreciate the universal decency that all human being are born equal ?. Are Malaysians being infested by immoral greeds to acquire ill gotten wealth at the expense of other Malaysians ? Are Malaysians that religiously misguided and morally decadence to impose unequal treatments based on race, culture, and religion on our fellow country men and women ?

Is it right for us to continue to use religion, race, and culture as basis to deny freedom and perpetuating unequal treatments to all Malaysians ? Name me one established religion in the world that condons unfair treatments on fellow human being. Name me one civilized culture in the world that believes it is morally and religiously right to imposed unequal treatments based on race and religion. People who insist on their racial rights to deny and intrude into the rights of others, are, uncivilized, uncultured, and oxymoronic misguided souls. They are a disgrace to Malaysia and their religions.

Whatever it is, for better or for worst, as we progress into 2008 and beyond, eventually there will only be two racial groupings in Malaysia - the ethical and progressive Bangsa Malaysia, and the retardedly moronic Bangsat Malaysia. Whatever racial grouping you choose to be, it is your rights.

Wealth without peace is decadence. Peace without freedom is indecent. I would rather be poor to live peacefully with freedom to exercise human rights. Hopefully, 2008 brings cheers, happiness, and prosperity to all Malaysians.

I seek your forgiveness if my usual grumpy rantings offended some of your sensitivity. As usual, despite all my grumpy rantings, one thing I must not deny, is that, Malaysians are indeed blessed to have the sacred opportunity to sing "Auld Lang Syne" to 2007 peacefully and merrily. 2007, after all, is not such a bad year for all !

Hidup Tuanku, Hidup Malaysia. May the almighty blessed us with the grace to see humanity with fair eyes. May the almighty bestow prosperity and unity to all Malaysians.

To all the Malaysians I met during 2007, sincerely, this song is for you :

( times gone by )

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne?

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We'll tak a cup of kindness yet,
For auld lang syne!

And surely ye'll be your pint-stowp,
And surely I'll be mine,
And we'll tak a cup o kindness yet,
For auld lang syne!

We twa hae run about the braes,
And pou'd the gowans fine,
But we've wander'd monie a weary fit,
Sin auld lang syne.

We twa hae paidl'd in the burn
Frae morning sun till dine,
But seas between us braid hae roar'd
Sin auld lang syne.

And there's a hand my trusty fiere,
And gie's a hand o thine,
And we'll tak a right guid-willie waught,
For auld lang syne

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