My Anthem

Sunday, October 07, 2007

V: for .......

Here are two meaningful quotes from 'V for Vendetta'
1. "People shouldn't be afraid of their governments, governments should be afraid of their people"
2. "Artists Use Lies to Tell the Truth; Politicians Use Lies to Cover It".

I promised our Malaysian "V" who left the mystic Commento yesterday at Desi's Place I would return the flavour with two other quotes:

(i) Ideas are bullet-proof.
(ii) Truth through unity, Unity through faith.

I self-praised, of course to "V" 2, saying that we "Great minds think alike" as Desi on his way from B'g, B'd Wolfish koala lumpuh last Thursday twilight hours to goode, safe Furong, the same "V" movie flashed across this knotty mind maybe our beloved NegaraKu could do with another do-able "V". We leave the other half of the saying "Fools seldom differ" to the likes/ilks of Nazri mouthing "There is no judiciary crisis! What crisis?" when more than 2,000 B&W suited lawyers marched for Justice to the PM's Office from the Palace of KeADILan in Putrajaya. And of course, the now famous -- mayhaps even trade-marked? -- response "I dunno" from that numero uno.

A slight "spoiler" for those who missed this great movie, I have no choice but state that towards the undying minutes of the film, the protagonist was "fired" by endless rounds of bullets, and having sent off not less than two dozens "regimented/regime's soldiers" into oblivion with his V: for Vicious daggers, and his Nemesis in a close face-to-face unbelieving voice asked of "V": "How did you survive all these bullets?"

The slowly expiring protagonist's smiling reply: "Ideas are bullet-proof."

I have pondered hard and long last night about what else "V" can stand for in the current Malaysian context...

V: for VOte;
Yes, VOting Opposition;

V: for Victory;
Yes, when Malaysians rise up and claim their citizens' rights;

and finally, from a Poet-asspirant's heart:

V: for Voices:

Yes, More sane, thinking and determined "Midnight Voices" rising up and saying: IT'S TIME FOR CHANGE!

Here I reprise my prized Commenter's summary of the movie's plot.

"Greetings Desi, another excellent post. The content reminded me a 2006 film, entitled 'V for Vendetta', this is an action-thriller film set in London, England in a near-future dystopian society. The film follows the 'V', a freedom fighter seeking to effect socio-political change while simultaneously pursuing his own personal vendetta. The film is an adaptation of the graphic novel 'V for Vendetta' by Alan Moore and David Lloyd.The film is well worth a watch, and is an eye opener to how governments manipulate / suppress the truth. This always happens here in Malaysia, and in other countries too.Of course Malaysia still has a little way to go before it reaches the stage of the fictional England depicted in 'V for Vendetta'.

Here are two meaningful quotes from 'V for Vendetta'

1. "People shouldn't be afraid of their governments, governments should be afraid of their people"
2. "Artists Use Lies to Tell the Truth; Politicians Use Lies to Cover It"

This film should be seen by everyone as it is a real wake-up call to each and every thinking person.
By 'V', at 2:51 PM "

Oh, fellow Malaysians, we can do with such a plot, don't we? And it need not be carried out on November 5! That day is the all important defining day when the Prime Minister fixes the polling day of the impending General Elections. Remember, it's only one idea that can spawn a revolution, that can change the populace's mindset from despair to optimism. That idea is Reformation. The Bahasa Malaysia word is Reformasi. And Ideas Are Bullet-Proof!

Can I reprise one of my fave poems from eon light years ago? That's a rhetorical Q! "V" thinkers don't wait for an answer:
They Seek, Then They Find.
Art Thou With Desi?

Cheers, it's just Adieu, and knot Goodbye.
Where there is darkness,
A candle shineth brightest.
Where there is despondency,
People must seek HOPE
From within the deepest recesses of their
Heart, their unique mind
and Fellow Malysians' Inherent Sense of
Justice and Humanity.

~~~~~~~ Desi's
inspired 'rite thanks to that mysterious visitor "V" ~~~~~~~

An olde poem reprised, or should it read Reprisal? Desi must CONsult an ex/axed Selangor MB on exquisite English up to that HI-level I can go Down Down after feeling up/down the Emigressi forma!

It Gets Curiouser and Curiouser

When I was young I was told

Spinning a story you must be bold

But it still must have a beginning

And an ending, and somethin’ in between

But lately my motherland

Gave birth to very strange events

The cycle was like a record

Being played out from the end

Remember Michael Jackson’s video clip

When uprooted trees regained their standing stature

Dried up safari land became green pastures

And elephant carcasses stood majestically alive again

It gets curiouser and curiouser

As was observed in Alice in Wonderland

And events in Malaysia the past decade

Closely mirror Lewis Carroll’s rich imaginings

The story purportedly started in September 1998

As many Anwarists would want you to believe

That Reformasi was galvanized

When the deputy PM was excised from the head

But my friends, be reminded

It was way back on a May Day in ‘88

When the court sat on a holy day

A panel of junior judges sacked their chief

Salleh Abas Lord President was dismissed in a jiffy

But then DPM Anwar Ibrahim held his tongue

A decade later with one fell swoop

Anwar became a lauded victim in the vicious loop

Refomrasi Anwar started, his loyalists proclaim

They forgot Salleh and his Brave Ones

Who stood their ground for justice

They indeed were the unheralded Originals

Reformation is not only taking to the streets

It’s changing of the mindset

What became of the Judiciary following Salleh?

It was downhill all the way…

It led the country’s leading judicious mind

The late Tun Suffian Hashim to lament in 2000:

“I wouldn’t like to be tried by today’s judges,

Especially if I am innocent.”*

*Quoted from a speech on March 10, 2000 that the former Lord President delivered at a Bar commemoration for the late Justice Tan Sri Wan Sulaiman.



UPDATEd on Bluesy Monday,

when my buddies awe steal wanna play:)

If ASS of poet-2B Desi can't sing his own praise

NahMind, I'll call on two sidekicks

I'll three tehtarik in goblets raise

For "V" and Sabbie's promo tarry not in haste

Gentlemen and all sweet ladies

Sound the desiBELLES for lifting ditties

*****Terima kasih to starry-eyed "V" and doe-eyed Sabrina Tan *****


"Come blow thy trumpet and your horn

The cow's in the meadow, the blardy politikus are eating our corn!"

2 comment(s):


"Venerable Virtuoso that you are,ViVe ut ViVas and a sincere thank you for your greetings and appreciation. Your inVentive mind's thoughts and mine must have Veered together in a Virtual perigee, 'V' for Victory and "V' for Vindication. All should use their "V' for Vote, and Vigorously Vote Valiantly for Victory. Veni, Vidi, Vici
By 'V', at 1:53 PM "


""heya desi;just to drop you a note about sumthin' ;) i brought your midnight poems book to a church book sharing session last nite.. and i must say you have received revving compliments and admiration for the wonderful words! people were like.. who is this guy!! so there you are.. perhaps someday might break into the market abroad?? anyway cheerios and take care, my friend
By pavlova, at 4:25 AM ""

6 comments:

'V' said...

Venerable Virtuoso that you are,ViVe ut ViVas and a sincere thank you for your greetings and appreciation. Your inVentive mind's thoughts and mine must have Veered together in a Virtual perigee, 'V' for Victory and "V' for Vindication. All should use their "V' for Vote, and Vigorously Vote Valiantly for Victory. Veni, Vidi, Vici

pavlova said...

heya desi;

just to drop you a note about sumthin' ;)
i brought your midnight poems book to a church book sharing session last nite.. and i must say you have received revving compliments and admiration for the wonderful words!

people were like.. who is this guy!!
so there you are.. perhaps someday might break into the market abroad??
anyway cheerios and take care, my friend

Maverick SM said...

Wah, sudah famus liao!

My fren Muthu also say he will bring along to temple for prayer...

desiderata said...

IF
"V" promotes my poemes verily, verily
In England cometh Nov 5, light up the 'hole sky
Bringeth HOPE and charity
and Yes, V for Our Victory...
A thousand thanks, dear matey
Such Valiant "V"isitation sets Midnight FurongKnight valley high!

desiderata said...

pavlova:

Any chance we can "reach" thy mates Down Under with my pomes?
THou art mu Promo Agent numero uno
Methinks my 20mil I-LAND is now within sight, I know...
Are we celeb this Xmas with twins Sab n Crystal Tanz?
Maketh sure THeels steal can-can dancz!:)

desiderata said...

dear brudder mave:

thanks for kind news and words
Tell muthu the Poemes are lifted UP
like his prayers to the Gods
I'm humbled, yet excited
Let's awe celebrate
Across race, colour n faith united