Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Tabung Impian Rakyat [The People's Dream Fund]

As reported in the Malaysiakini, Pakatan will soon launch a RM20m fund in the form of contributions from the rakyat to finance the opposition coalition's efforts to take over Putrajaya after the 13th general elections. The fund will be known as "Tabung Impian Rakyat" or "The People's Dream Fund" which will be launched on Aug 7 at the Melawati Stadium Shah Alam. The launch will also see the participation of top Pakatan leaders such as Anwar Ibrahim and Nik Abdul Aziz, said PAS central committee member Husam Musa.

If the theme is about "impian" or "dream", then it would be wise during the launch to quote from Martin Luther King Jr's "I have a dream" speech.

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed --- "We hold these these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal."

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips are presently dripping with the words of interposition and nullification, one day right there in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plains, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.

This is our hope.

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