Coming out of nowhere dropping like rain
Stormbringer dance on the thunder again.
Dark clouds gathering breaking the day
No point running `cause it’s coming your way!
Stormbringer -- This song from the 1974 album of the same name by legendary rock group Deep Purple is one of the most exhilarating songs I’ve ever heard. And `exhilarating’ was also how I and many others had viewed the grand entrance of KijangMas in blogosphere when he started the Demi Negara blog in the middle of 2008.
Of course, to some people, the more accurate adjective for KijangMas’ `intrusion’ to their previously cosy existence online was…`frightening’.
And in his wake came various Patriots - tough bloggers and commentators who could counter opposing opinions and assertions very well besides articulating their own positions and the supporting points. And they couldn’t be shouted down. Nor were they intimidated by concerted attempts to discourage them from blogosphere; some of it were plain abusive and vulgar. These Patriots; their minds and courage were stimulated and fuelled by KijangMas Perkasa (links to Facebook Profile)
CAPTION: Click on the image for the original rendition by David Coverdale and the full lyrics of Stormbringer
For this was a man whose writings were in a class of their own (one PR-supporting, BN/Umno-hating writer tried hard to belittle the quality… as if he, the critique wannabe, was of Pulitzer category). They were of uncommon boldness, depth and quality. This was the entrance of a charismatic thinker and natural leader who came at a time when Malaysians – Malays, Muslims, Patriots – were in a directionless and confused state.
And what a delight it was to know that KijangMas is also a genuine royalty from the Kelantan-Patani line! A king with the pedigree to lead, and is also democratically agreed upon by common consensus… The previous loner Mat Cendana is glad to follow such a leader.
Anyway, after a hiatus of five months, KijangMas is back with his eagerly awaited, “State of the Union” post of So Whats Up Malaysia? So highly rated is KM and the DM blog that even `Brader Blogger’ Rocky Bru, whose blog is at the very top in the local SoPo blogosphere, felt it worthy of mention: Will the REAL Anak Bangsa Malaysia stand up, please?! [Bro, my legs are hurting – can I sit down now?]
And speaking of Anak Malaysia – or Bangsa Malaysia – I have TONS to say about this. But not right now (Maybe I’ll leave a comment at Rocky’s Bru) … For this specific post, I want it to be my own personal acknowledgement and a tribute to KijangMas, and also the Demi Negara Community. KijangMas has stated some pertinent issues, and to the `leaders’ of BN, Pakatan and whatever Parti Chop Itik, take serious note of this:
How come we have allowed our destiny and our childrens’ future be charted by a bunch of bungling fools, perverts, tricksters and outright crooks?