Scrabby asked - 'Am I a coward?'
A self-imposed hibernation (from blogging) and a chronic medical condition have resulted in me being ‘behind’ in the local news, especially political news.
Although I heard from friends that some people participating in vigils were arrested, I have lost count of who and the numbers.
Today, I happen to turn on the TV at 5 plus (out of boredom) and saw clips of the Perak Speaker, Siva being hauled away by police, and Ipoh Barat Member of Parliament Kulasegran being led into the police truck… for attempting to abstain from food?
I felt sad, very sad after viewing that TV clip. And I thought that maybe Pakatan Rakyat should just let the thieves be, concede defeat. For we cannot win a fight with treachery and evil.
Okay, before any of you shoot me down for even thinking of conceding defeat, please know that was a split second of weakness. I had gone completely out of my mind.. probably due to too much of idling at home (when everyone is at work).
When I recovered my sanity, I recalled the story of how David threw a slingshot and down went Goliath the giant!
This is the description of Goliath..
‘He was over nine feet tall. He had a bronze helmet on his head and wore a coat of scale armor of bronze weighing five thousand shekels; on his legs he wore bronze greaves, and a bronze javelin was slung on his back. His spear shaft was like a weaver’s rod, and its iron point weighed six hundred shekels. His shield bearer went ahead of him.’
Can you see the theatrics of Goliath, and his similarity with you-know-who?
Pakatan Rakyat may be like David, small and without the works of the 3 Ms (money, means & machinery) but see how David slew Goliath..
‘Then he took his staff in his hand, chose five smooth stones from the stream, put them in the pouch of his shepherd’s bag and, with his sling in his hand, approached the Philistine… Reaching into his bag and taking out a stone, he slung it and struck the Philistine on the forehead. The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell facedown on the ground.’
What David needed was one good shot, and of course for God to be on his side, to slew the giant.
PR, your good shot would be the rakyat. Because whatever other shots you take will be taken down by the police. But the police cannot arrest the people’s minds.
General Charles De Gaulle exhorted the French people to continue to fight against Germany with this appeal – ‘France has lost a battle. But France has not lost a war!’ And he also said – ‘Must we abandon all hope? Is our defeat final?…No!’
I am convinced that Perak may have lost the fight to thieves, but Perak have not lost the battle of GE13!
So the answer to this question ‘Am I a coward?’ is NO!
(Bible passage reference: 1 Samuel 17)