“When you're left wounded on Afganistan's plains and
the women come out to cut up what remains, Just roll to your rifle
and blow out your brains,
And go to your God like a soldier”
General Douglas MacArthur"
“We are not retreating. We are advancing in another direction.”
“It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it.” “Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.
“The soldier, above all other people, prays for peace, for he must suffer and be the deepest wounds and scars of war.”
“May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't .” “The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.
“Nobody ever defended, there is only attack and attack and attack some more.
“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.
The Soldier stood and faced God
Which must always come to pass
He hoped his shoes were shining
Just as bright as his brass
"Step forward you Soldier,
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My Church have you been true?"
"No, Lord, I guess I ain't
Because those of us who carry guns
Can't always be a saint."
I've had to work on Sundays
And at times my talk was tough,
And sometimes I've been violent,
Because the world is awfully rough.
But, I never took a penny
That wasn't mine to keep.
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep,
The Soldier squared his shoulders and said
And I never passed a cry for help
Though at times I shook with fear,
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fears.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand,
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't, I'll understand."
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod
As the Soldier waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, you Soldier,
You've borne your burden well.
Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in Hell."
Johoreans, will you set the lead for a better Malaysia? Will you vote out Pas and Umno and pave the way? By P Ramakrishnan - 10 Mar 2022
Thursday, March 10, 2022
Aliran : ‘Race and religion’ has dominated our political life in ways
that have harmed our unity and harmony and peace.
Race and religion has
been deliberately exploited in an alarming and disturbing manner for the
survival of the greedy political elite. Race and religion has been
shamelessly used to perpetuate power and position to serve selfish
political interests. For this, the blame must fall
squarely on Pas and Umno – one uses religion to seek support while the
other uses race to advance its political dominance.
They concoct lies
and spread hate against the minorities to cling on to power. Both
discriminate against others – one uses religion, the other uses race.
But the effect is the same. They keep us divided, fragmented and
suspicious of one another. They keep us apart.
If we are to grow
and evolve into a united nation for the betterment of the country, the
elements that contribute to this division must be destroyed.
On 26 January 2020, Hadi Awang alluded to what could happen if others – meaning non-Muslims – rule Malaysia. He said,
“If we are patient with each other (Muslims), even if (the leadership)
is cruel, we can be cow herders at least, but under other people’s rule,
we will become pig herders.”
On 8 January 2019, Hadi Awang
delivered a warning to Muslims to place their trust in Muslim leaders
regardless of their wickedness, claiming that believers will end up in
hell if led by non-Muslims. He reiterated,
“But if the one who leads is a non-Muslim, even if he were the kindest,
(others) can work however they wish [but] without any limits of what is
‘halal’ and ‘haram’ they will still end up in hell.”