To those of you who are not aware, Paula from Penang was arrested last week (bail was posted - so she was arrested) for initiating a vigil without a permit.
And don't go down the road that she knew of the dangers & put herself there for some insane self glorification purpose.
Like all of us, Paula have many well meaning friends who loves her & told her NOT to do anything & just be the silent majority.
Hey! Paula's Friends - Don't Judge her & Don't Moralise. Be Her Rock. Be Her Strength. I am sure you are absolutely gobsmacked by her Convictions, Quiet Strength & Resilience - as are we
& Hello Silent Majority!
Please don't think the only safe way is to stay silent, turn the other cheek & let some other donkeys do the dirty work but you reap the rewards.
Is nearly 30 years of Racism not enough for you?
Be a Decent Fellow Being & do not continue to ignore the Sufferings & Unfairness of your Fellow Men, on the Disenfranchaised - wrought on them by the Corrupt Few
Look to History & I remind you of this poem "First they Came" attributed to Martin Niemoller
When the Nazis came for the communists,I remained silent;I was not a communist.
When they locked up the social democrats,I remained silent;I was not a social democrat.
When they came for the trade unionists,I did not speak out;I was not a trade unionist.
When they came for the Jews,I remained silent;I wasn't a Jew.
When they came for me,there was no one left to speak out.
I do not know (of) Paula before this but I know this.
Paula is - in every way - who I (should & would like) to emulate but will find her a Tough Act to follow.
She truly seems like Grace & Courage under Fire. She has a little boy & I am positive, she has left her footprints in the sands of life & time - unlike many of us. Yes. Me included.
I am angry at my own cowardice, complacency & Impotency & for not being where it's counted most.
And don't think ANYONE would do this type of activisim for the "glory" of themselves. NOBODY does this for publicity or cheap glory. Yeah..some do. Most don't. Paula didn't.
Paula Dear. You have given your son the most valuable lesson in Life that any parent can hope to impart.
And that is
Son. If you can stand up for what you believe in, then you will be able to stand up as a Man in Life.