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VIOLENCE AND LAWLESSNESS: Is this what the Bersih organisers are advocating?
THE parents of this young man (see picture) kicking a traffic policeman at Saturday's Bersih 3.0 rally in Kuala Lumpur must be very proud of him.
With fists and teeth clenched, the youngster was ready to unleash a kung fu kick at the policeman, who appeared to have fallen off from his motorcycle. Another young man in the picture could be seen reaching out for something yellow, possibly a cloth, a towel or even one of the bright yellow Bersih T-shirts, which appeared to have found its way wound around the policeman's radio antenna.
How the yellow item got there is anyone's guess. Maybe it has something to do with causing the policeman to lose his balance, forcing him to land on the ground.
And to see some faces among the unruly pack of youngsters smiling and possibly cheering on the young man, who barely appears to be of voting age, assaulting the policeman is a very sad and tragic scene.
They say a picture paints a thousand words and the scene captured by the photographer says it all -- the propensity for our youngsters turning to violence and, more often than not, they don't even know what and why they are doing it.
What has become of some of our youth today? Why are they so gullible? What happened to the virtues of good parenting and being law-abiding citizens?
Regardless of his ethnicity or religious beliefs, I am sure his parents never taught him violence as a way to achieve things.
Have we chucked the virtues out of the window for the so-called democracy of a handful who won't stop at anything to achieve their evil wishes? To ruin the country by aping others?
Why the mob mentality? Why the herd mentality? Why resort to violence? Why the kurang ajar?
What does the youngster want or want to achieve?
Does he want to show that he is "macho"? That beating up a policeman, one who appeared defenceless and possibly trying his best to maintain his sanity, is the right and only way to achieve a freer and fairer election, as espoused by the rally organisers?
I shudder to think what would have happened if the traffic policeman had used his gun, even to scare away the marauding mobsters.
Similar scenes of violence were rampant on that shameless Saturday. What about the case of a woman in a yellow T-shirt spitting at a cop? So biadap (insolent).
Come on. Grow up. Don't insult the people's, and mind you, the majority of the people's intelligence.
This talk about an Arab Spring here. Please, please. Get real.
Are we really that bad? Millions of people are suffering from untold cruelty by the government?
Also, just how many of the Arab countries, beginning with Tunisia, have seen better days following their "revolutions"?
To the Bersih organisers: please own up. Smell the coffee.
You can't even control your supporters, let alone asking them to follow your directives to bersurai, as Datuk S. Ambiga had miserably failed to do so.
The nation too does not need so-called leaders to incite the people, especially the "loose cannons" among us -- the so-called leaders included and they know who they are.
And so do the majority of the people (read: voters).
All the "mess" that the Bersih organisers had created is testimony to all the "right" things that Datuk Seri Najib Razak is doing.
They simply just can't stand the numerous socio-economic and political reforms the prime minister is embarking on.
No looking back, Datuk Seri. The majority of the law-abiding and God-fearing citizens are with you.