There will be no flags or gatherings for me, come this Merdeka (Independence day) as long as UMNO is still in power. Coz gatherings only prove to be an opportunity for wastage of time and money, for glamour seeking individuals to seek more glamour.
Anyway, what can be said that is already being said? Year in and year out? What is the point of talking about a Bangsa Malaysia, when we continue to let UMNO rule?
And to me, it seems strange, that people who back UMNO and BN are talking about Bangsa Malaysia? It does turn me off big time.
Long ago, I have taken the law into my own hands – I had decided not to fill in any forms or official enquiries that ask for ‘race”. I had decided never to support any political party that is race-based.
This Merdeka, I leave you with this message (English translation inside). This Merdeka, I will do some “meditation”, and leave the wine-ing and partying to others. Don’t drink and drive!
MERDEKA! MERDEKA! MERDEKA!
Is this a rhetoric?
Bangsa Malaysia, it is a dream
If tomorrow you go back to UMNO
To MCA, GERAKAN
To bloody MIC
If tomorrow BN still reigns
Racism continue to grow
Corruption stands tall
Is Merdeka merely a show of flags
Or on the bloody lips of politics?
If tomorrow our temples and villages
Continue to be demolished, to be burned
If ISA still lives
The academia continues to be restricted
If we continue to mourn
Freedom of speech
If Justice is still a trade-off
then Merdeka is merely a cartoon
and we stupid Malaysians
are still colonised.
(Sorry, postings will be scarce until Sept 1. Enjoy your holidays)