Sunday, February 8, 2009

Glimmer of Hope

I have a dream that one day my four children would not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the continent of their character” - Martin Luther King

For most of living in Malaysia, we are reminded of our race, our skin colour and our faith each day of our lives. Most forms from inane ones such as a credit card application form to highly-important ones like a passport application require us to fill in our race, religion, etc. The racial divide has been blurred slightly during the recent elections but not long after that, it resurfaced. Even living heroes like a former prime minister, stands up for his race very vocally every now and then. I don’t blame him. He came from a different generation, an era removed from ours.

What’s more surprising and disturbing is the voice of this generation, albeit certain pockets of the community. The majority, i.e the moderate voices, are being drowned by the minority radicals. The radicals are yelping for the blood of whoever that is against their ideology. The bloodhounds are all out there…sniffing and eradicating any resistance thus ignoring the rule of law and common sense in eliminating differing views. They speak loudly, because they have the backing of those with money and in power currently. What a sad day indeed…

I am praying for a leader to rise above the current hoopla, to bring change in the days of mayhem and fiasco. I know that he is definitely not a messiah, for my Messiah came, conquered all physical forces and was resurrected 2000 years ago.

However, I am praying for an intelligent, rational, environmentally-friendly, fair, God-fearing person who will speak up for all Malaysians. This person is a role-model and impeccable in judgment and character, truly signifying unity and wisdom.

I am glad that somewhere on Earth, there is a glimmer of hope….

For that glimmer of hope....

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