Bigots can be the role model for Malaysian activists
It has been a quite challenging year for Malaysians. Countless and countless times bigots have tried their best to keep pace on their momentum so that their followers will continue to have faith in them and their causes. Like any average (radical) activists, bigots have their own way to spread their propaganda consistently and without fail. Personally, I admire their determinations and their togetherness. Even though what they did and what they preach are something that I am against wholeheartedly, but I cannot deny their tenacity in their causes. Yet, I wonder why many Malaysians could not let them go as in by how Malaysians keep on talking about them, their causes and their propaganda.
Ironically, I didn't see much tenacity, persistence and determinations from my country's left wing and far-left wing activists. Of course, for every educated left wing and far-left wing activists, they have their own arguments over technologies and capitalism etc etc etc. You be the judge, but what is the fundamental brand mantra for activism? Man-made rules are meant to be broken. Activism goes hand in hand with majority fundamentalism of anarchism. Why is it a struggle for many non-governmental institutions in Malaysia? Why aren't there many noises made by individuals and groups within the non-governmental institutions circle? Why aren't these noises made by them does not have the same weight of bigots' advocacy?
The reality is, the non-governmental institutions have its own double standards and hypocrisy just like any average society existentialism. Typical. Malaysian radicalism has its own signature and it is best not compare it with other countries. In Malaysia activism case, bigots are on the role of becoming the underdog of activism. Personally (again), bigots way of activism could be Malaysian activists' best example to implement, improvise, adapt and pursue it without fail. Take the good, and ditch the bad. For a simple example is freedom of speech. You can't put limitations over freedom of speech. No one can. The only two things that you could do are either to ignore or face it like a human being. You also have the right to be offended or offend someone. But, Karma will come right back at you with a hard knocking pain of consequences. So it is up to you on how you could control your life, and how you could deal with whatever come passes by you. Who else is the master of your life if it is not you? And what is worth of living your own life if it is not you who control your life?
Bigots have their own way to 'take care' of their own community. They use a lot of 'Us' and 'We', and they will never give up. They will continue to spread their own propaganda until that propaganda sticks to everyone's minds like a super glue. I guess that is a simple and direct way of showing how bigots practice their own activism. It has been fun over the years by just observing bigots from afar, and watch how they spread their propaganda via social media and press statements. I admire their determinations. It's all about getting the job done. Making advocacy an important tool and also an important part of activism. To cone people into believing in their propaganda that they have flourish it since day one. Bigots make their circle of community tighter and tighter, and they will never allow anyone to break that circle except for the community within that circle. So, the important part of activism is to break rules, the man-made law. Bigots have successfully breaking and playing around with the man-made law for years, so what is holding Malaysian activists' backs?
'If you can't fight them, then join them'. Why not? Why don't WE use their tactics and strategies to advocate our own causes that affect greatly upon OUR own communities. If they are able to get their job done, so could WE.
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