Firdaus Tarmizi

Bersih 2.0: History or Infamy?

In Politic on July 8, 2011 at 11:45 pm


In another half an hour-ish, the blockade of KL will start. Despite all the reassurances of a peaceful assembly, I think KL will be a war zone tomorrow.  I hope I’m proven wrong, and my prayers for the safety of all involved.

I admire anyone who has the guts and conviction to give up a day of their life for a cause as big as this, provided they are marching as a testament to their belief.  I hope the demonstrators from both sides who’ll be marching tomorrow actually understand what they are fighting for.  Not just being there because the trend is to be anti-establishment, or because they are bribed to be there.

As for myself, I’m sorry to say that I’m going through my own personal battles, and I don’t have the fuel to burn for others.  I actually said to my wife today:  “In the history of mankind, there are events which people will remember as the turning point of a society, the trigger of revolution and evolution.  Do you think Bersih 2.0 will be one for Malaysia?”

If it does, I’m sure I won’t really regret not being part of it, because I know that the bigger battle for me right now is within my own self.

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