Conversation With The Gutless
Gutless : Anwar deserves the sentence, this not an issue of political
conspiracy, but an issue of corruption
YesMan : This is an issue of corruption, that is why only bad people
go to prison and the good guys should keep their cabinet
Gutless : Don't get me wrong, the government has its fault too.
YesMan : Yeah, sure but it's much harder to critise the powerful.
Gutless : ...I mean, what did Anwar do when he was in the government?
If the government is so corrupt why didn't he do anything
about it all these years? I didn't hear him complaining then.
YesMan : Yeah, Anwar didn't do anything and he didn't speak out
against corruption. That is why the cabinet members don't
like him, he's too obidient. The only reason why other
government officials are kept is because the speak out
againts corruption and they absolutely hate nepotism.
Gutless : Are you mocking me now? Why only after all this has
happened that Anwar is making a fuss? He just wants to
be the Prime Minister.
YesMan : Exactly! Ironic isn't it, one second "Anwar didn't do
anything" and now Anwar did too much for his own good.
By the way, if Anwar couldn't change the system when he
was the deputy Prime Minister, why are you complaining
about his silence when he was the Agriculture Minister?
He was the second most powerful man in Malaysia and still
they did this to him, now isn't it too much of an expectation
for him to reform the government when he was still small
time Menteri Pertanian?
Gutless : Why are you calling me gutless?
YesMan : There are real scared Malaysians who don't know what to
think of this situation. But, that's only normal and
understandable since we don't have a history of large
scale national socio political turmoil. However, there
are many of us who just don't bother to think or are
too afraid to think. The easiest way out of this moral
and mind dilema is too make excuses and conform to what
seems to be a more dominant force, which not necessarily
be correct. Hence, the gutless comes out with so many
excuses so they won't have to face the burden of making
decisions. The strategy is to block any other arguments
that could make you think beyond normal conformity and
create excuses to wrong the weaker side
Gutless : You just want people to go out on the streets and
demonstrate. Are demonstrators are the only brave and
YesMan : No, demonstrating is only one form of bravery. What we
should work on is people like you...being brave in
the Malay mind framework most importantly mean that we
should be brave enough to think independently and
objectively without the any social conformity pressure.
Just being able to see the injustice being done in our
country is already a big form of bravery...you know, not
many people are willing to admit to themselves that
something is wrong with this country.
Gutless : You are just plain crazy...you must be being paid by
some foreign government
YesMan : Yes, I am...I am also under the payroll of the Government
of Mars and Neptune
Gutless : I'm a Malay man, you know better than to call a Malay
YesMan : Yeah, so typical...I am Malay man too, I know what it's
like being macho and brave in front of the weak and being
chicken in face of the powerful. In fact, sometimes my ego
gets so challenge, I would straight out blame the weak
instead of confronting the real source of the problem. My
SB police and FRU brothers menifest this true macho attitude
...beat them till they can't walk because they can't fight
back, a true macho malay guy.
You have to excuse me, I have to go. You should go play with
kids your own age in mentality like the Hishamudin Hussiens
and the UMNO youths. I am sure you all would confirm each other's