My recent blog on "Fair Comment? Nope You Have to Be Partisan" has generated quite a number responses from readers of my personal blog. It has probably caused some irreversible damage as well. I have several matters to put it straight.
Here is a posting that I would like to respond to:
"KKP the way your write and commented yourself stright forward sound like that you must be a nincompoop of the first order, on one hand you are on the take and on the other hand you said that guy must be a sucker. what did Shakespear say bite the hand that feed you? Wake -up young man you have admitted you are a untrusworthy guy, with cunning ideas and dangerous. Its not too late to learn I don't think you are smart, if you are smart than you are brainless. The commenter defintely not a politician".
I would like to thank the person for leaving this comment. You can call me anything you like, nincompoop or whatsoever, which suits you. There are probably many things that you do not know about a person's personal limit which must not be crossed. There is a minimum level of human dignity which must not be overstepped. What have your parents teached you about dignity and principles?
I am especially shocked at what you have written here 'on one hand you are on the take and on the other hand you said that guy must be a sucker'. This is a dangerous kind of thinking. A fact that you are hired by an organisation does not mean that you should close your eyes to all the wrongdoings around you. What made you think that anyone working for an organisation linked to the government is on the take?
My organisation has rules and principles which are noble. As a person, I sincerely believe that the only way for my organisation to stay relevant is for its leaders to take it back to its original ideological roots. Its ideology stands for fairness, equality and justice. Thinking of what its founding fathers had done makes me feel really proud to be associated with it.
If the hands that feed me are trying to fool around with the ideology and the principles, what is there left? The organisation I am in is still the best hope for all Malaysians. Only a non-racial way will take us forward. If I am 'destroyed' by the forces of communalism, it is a worthy sacrifice. But not by forces that are supposed to strengthen the opposite.
A smart and brainy person like you will have no qualms of squandering what is available so that you and 'the hand that feeds you' can continue doing all the wrongs. I rather be a fool than being a hypocrite. By the way, the job I do should require a high level of honesty and integrity. I am a fool who happened to take my job scope very seriously.
You and many others live in a world consists of only two shades - black or white. Either you comply fully or you don't. And that your leaders can do no wrong. If these are the hands that feed me, whose hands are feeding them? Similarly, aren't they biting those hands as well when everything is conducted in such secrecy? And why are they are so sensitive to criticism?
Reading from what you wrote, you are probably someone who comes from the upper middle-class. It is an elitist syndrome which tells you that you should not bite the hand that feeds you. In all corporations, this is the rule of thumb. But not when you are dealing with matters which are of public interest and when you are supposed to be the people's guardian. This is a public office. That is why you don't need an IPCMC for a listed company but the police.
By the way, thanks for your advice. Similarly, you can still change. And my advice is please stay away from politics. Politics is supposed to be a serious business. We have too many clowns in this field who screwed us enough.
I know what is coming my way since 2005. My views since 2001 till now have been very consistent. In the end, I choose my dignity. I may be stupid but all mega crooks are very smart people like you.
We fools are dreamers. We dream of a better tomorrow. We dream of a day when all Malaysians can be considered and treated equally and fairly. We dream of a life which does not consists of only two shades.
I view life in various other shades. With the brevity of life, you should consider fighting a good fight. God's willing, I will be able to earn my keep in a honest and sincere way. Then again, people of your kind will definitely find me cunning and dangerous. This is the way you look at life - nothing is done without benefiting your own interest.
Tell you what, I am alreading finding my peace. I sleep well and with God's grace I can sense that there are still good souls around. Before you go to sleep, ask yourself if you one of these good souls?
By the way, this is my digital home. This is the place I vent my anger, my frustration and my disappointment. If some of you want to pop over, read my thoughts and distribute them, please do not blame me if you are offended. If you can't stomach it, you should stay away.