See below the original Open Letter and Sarawak Headhunter's reply in red.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
First draft September 25, 2008;
A headhunter & Borneo assassin
First and foremost, I must say You rock!
The keyword I propose is “Wait”, hold the fire, guys.
Do we want or even need Pakatan Rakyat? We may have to seek a strategic alliance with Pakatan Rakyat for the short term gain of change (for better or for worse), but in the long term I believe Sarawakians should go it on their own without any interference from the Malayans. We can and we should.
Becoming a "cult icon" as you put it also has its disadvantages, especially when people realise that Anwar is only human. But I wouldn't say that taking Anwar out of the scenario would return things to the same old days. Malaysia would be drastically changed by such an event, and people who rise against the tyranny of the BN will also learn not to depend only on Anwar for change. Change for the better will only take place when people take that change into their own hands and not depend on others to effect it for them.
Time to put the rakyat in the driving seat. To paraphrase a popular airline slogan, "Now Everyone Can Politic".
The only reason why Anwar has become a favourite is because Abdullah is stupid. That only shows that in politics you can still succeed at least initially even if you are stupid, because the rest of the people are stupider than you. But do not assume that this will last forever, people learn and they become smarter and when they become smarter than their stupid leaders care to acknowledge, then a spectacular failure is in plain sight, except that in their stupidity they will fail to realise it.
Even Mahathir was not really smart - he just took advantage of other peoples' weaknesses. Some may see that as evidence of smartness, but again it does not take smartness to be exploitative, just a complete lack of conscience. If that is the kind of leader that people want then they will get the leader they deserve.
Madam Chiang Kai Shek stated it quite well when she spoke, inadvertently or otherwise, of herself and her cronies, "Every clique is a refuge for incompetence. It fosters corruption and disloyalty, it begets cowardice, and consequently is a burden upon and a drawback to the progress of the country. Its instincts and actions are those of the pack."
Only if the people allow him to and Anwar is as stupid as Abdullah was.
Are the people that stupid?
Either one, we are the bigger loser.
Again I repeat, are we that stupid? Or do we think that we are merely unfortunate? Remember, collectively, we get the leaders we deserve.
To avoid such a tragedy, we can do no better than to dump them both! It is never too late.
The fourth worse tragedy is when we shoot the wrong girl.
So, WAIT, hold the fire, guys. We only die twice.
Only in the James anak Bond movies.
You may want to ask:
Why sell ourselves at all?
Until Anwar strut his stuff, Sarawak must remain clothed.
I hope I have made myself clear.
Thank you too.