Mr. Prime Minister, first there were 2,500. Then there were 138,000. Now there are 30,000. Tomorrow there will be more. The day after even more.
Mr. PM, Do you hear them?
Mr PM, Do you hear the people sing? Do you hear the song of angry men? Do you hear the music of the people who will not keep silent any more? Do you hear the beating of the people’s hearts? The beating of their hearts for justice is louder than the beating your police can give.
Mr. PM, Do you see them?
Do you see the people’s tears? Do you see the people in a sea of yellow two kilometers long? Do you see the tears on their faces? The tears from their cry for democracy are more than those your tear gas can cause.
Mr. PM, Do you know them?
Do you know the people’s dream? Do you know the dream of the people for justice, equality, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? The power of the people in their thirst for justice, is stronger than the brute force you can ever muster.
Mr PM, Do you hear the people?
William Leong Jee Keen
26th November 2007
DESIDERATA: "V"oices are ringing throughout this faire lande of ours,
Day "V", PM "V" and Midnight "V"oices,
Mr Prime Minster, Do you hear?
Mr Prime Minister,Do you care?
Mr. Prime Minister, Do you feel them?
Do you feel the people’s force? Do you feel the strength of the people who will not be marginalized and oppressed any more? The strength of their resolve for equality is more than the force of your water canons.