Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Tanggal 57, bulan 8, 31

Merdeka! merdeka! hari yang mulia.

Cukup kerap kita dengar ahli-ahli politik dan pihak-pihak yang tertentu mengatakan bahawa anak-anak muda zaman sekarang sudah tidak mempunyai semangat kemerdekaan. Mereka kata bahawa anak muda sekarang sudah lupa akan pahit getir dan keperitan yang dialami oleh mereka yang memperjuangkan kemerdekaan.

Setiap kali saya dengar keluhan tersebut, saya terfikir "Apa yang dimaksudkan oleh mereka, tentang anak muda yang telah lupa erti kemerdekaan?" Apakah caranya untuk membuktikan semangat kemerdekaan? Adakah semanagat kemerdekaan dapat ditunjuk dengan mengibarkan jalur gemilang? Adakah semangat kemerdekaan itu lahir dengan menyanyikan lagu Negaraku dengan keadaan berdiri? Adakah semangat kemerdekaan itu dilambangkan dengan mengikuti kawad hari merdeka? Sampai sekarang saya masih tidak pasti dengan apa yang mereka maksudkan dengan semanagat kemerdekaan.

Bagi saya, pihak pihak yang mengeluh inilah yang telah lupa tentang semangat kemerdekaan. Mereka inilah yang tidak dapat lihat semanagat kemerdekaan yang sedia ada di dalam hati dan sanubari anak-anak muda kita.

Semangat ini dapat dilihat pabila anak-anak muda berdiri tegak mempertahankan cara hidup mereka. Semangat kemerdekaan dapat dilihat apabila mereka menentang apa yang mereka rasa tidak betul. Semangat ini ada dimana-mana sahaja kita lihat.

Dan, semangat kemerdekaan ini tidak akan luput dari jiwa kita. Ianya sebati dalam darah daging kita, bagaikan garam di lautan.

Laut akan tetap masin selagi ombak memukul pantai.

12 comments:

Dila said...

I think they should change the slogan from Keranamu Malaysia to Untukmu Malaysia

Macam unpatriotic to quote an American president.. tapi I think what he say is one of the most illuminating and patriotic saying of all....


" Think not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.."

JFK

taqiyuddin bakir said...

oh so that is what they meant with semangat kemerdekaan.

is it?

to do something for the good of our county without selfish reasons?

taqiyuddin bakir said...

i've always seen semangat kemerdekaan as the will to fight againts oppression and for independence.

Anonymous said...

.." set a goal; when u want what u've never had, u must do what u've never done.."

taqiyuddin bakir said...

that's good wisdom there.

it rings true.

iceroll said...

"MeNdeka! MeNdeka!"

laungan merdeka dr budak kecik yg mak aku jaga.

heron said...
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heron said...

huiyo! kinda cool taqi posted in "malay" to commerate the merdeka-ness spirit. kudos macha.

"..the president can't bomb cambodia? the president can bomb anyone he likes."

Richard E. Nixon
p/s: makes no sense, but i just love when that power crazee geezer said that :P

iceroll said...

"Great power comes with great OPPORTUNITY"

CremeBrulee said...

"Sons of Scotland, I am William Wallace."

"William Wallace is seven feet tall."

"Yes, I've heard. Kills men by the hundreds, and if he were here he'd consume the English with fireballs from his eyes and bolts of lightning from his arse.

"I AM William Wallace!

"And I see a whole army of my countrymen here in defiance of tyranny.

"You have come to fight as free men, and free men you are. What would you do without freedom? Will you fight?"


"Fight? Against that? No, we will run; and we will live."

"Aye, fight and you may die. Run and you'll live -- at least a while.

"And dying in your beds many years from now, would you be willing to trade all the days from this day to that for one chance, just one chance to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they'll never take... our freedom!"

taqiyuddin bakir said...

"freedom is a state of mind" -somebody

iceroll said...

Abra gubra!!!