Taking A Stand
One and all ought to be loyal to something. One has to put one’s foot down some place. One has to take a stand somewhere. It is impractical to be middle-of-the-road all time. One has to have a point of orientation.
The question is, where. Where is that right place. At least the proof of that place.
But there is no such thing as a proof of a proof and so on. In order to find that right place to take a stand, one has to search and find that place.
The writer hopes to illustrate a method.
It is a matter of finding a junction. Call it a point of convergence, or a truth universally agreed or compromised upon.
We search for truth wherever we can find them. We only know that we are approaching success if all our different paths start to come together, to converge at the same point.
If ... let’s consider our Bangsa Malayu. We look for indication of divine faith. We are led to Islam. This is one path.
We look for sign of aspiration and struggle.
They aspire for freedom from any forms of subjugation. This is another path.
They struggle for success for themselves and all other than themselves. They engage themselves for “Keranamu Malaysia”. Yet another path.
We have a firmly grounded root for oneness ... belief for Bangsa, Agama, Negara ... the point of convergence.
We set out looking for truth in two different places .. let’s say Umno and Pas .. and we find ourselves going down different lanes headed for different destinations. But these “two destinations” are in reality “one”.
There is no such thing as “two is one”. Faith teaches one is one. One Bangsa. One Agama. One Negara.
But this point of convergence seems to lead to different path. That's because we are looking away from this converging point. We should be looking from our point of origin to this point of destination ... of convergence .. our mating point.
Perhaps the proponent of One Malaysia has one hell of one task to herd these multi-coloured Malaysian sheeps from these different paths, to one hell of a sheep’s pen. It is a job no other shepherd should envy at these times of trials, except perhaps those madmen-who-pine-for-PMship.
Perhaps, and hopefully, this proponent of One Malaysia has the right materials and strength to lead these multi-coloured Malaysian sheeps through their different paths and “elephant walks”; to mate (yes mate) at that point of convergence, that point of universal truth, to graze harmoniously together in One Happy Malaysia; and has the grit and gumption to see it all through.
Best wishes for my Malaysia. I stand for Keranamu Malaysia .. meaning because of you I am like this, because of me Malaysia is like this and keranamu Malaysia all Malays (Bangsa Malaysia) should stand together.