Sunday, 8 July 2007

The Noblest of All Heroic Acts

What is the most noble of all heroic acts?
No it is not to slain fire-breathing dragons,
Nor aid a damsel in distress,
Nor save a village from pillaging barbarians,
Nor humble greedy landlords,
Nor blunt the teeth of meat-eating loan sharks,
Nor pluck a drowning kid from a swallowing whirlpool,
Nor cut the limbs of corrupt officials,
Nor disarm a vicious robber,
Nor cut the tool of a serial rapist,
Nor expose the identity of a ruthless murderer,
Nor strip naked a con artist,

No, no, no, its none of the above,
The truest, biggest and noblest of all heroic acts
Is to protect the people against their government.

18 comments:

bergen said...

Until that guy comes along on a white horse or a Volkswagen Tuareg, or a kapcai, we dance around the fire like morons.

Asil said...

From the movie, V for Vendetta:

"People should not be afraid of their Governments. Governments should be afraid of their People"

zabs said...

Salam KTK,
The truest, biggest and noblest of all heroic acts is to protect the people against the "morons" who runs their government.

monsterball said...

But for some in Malaysia..noblest act is how to carry balls.
Seriously speaking balls carrying is not so easy.It needs intelligence and training. It's an art...not many people can succeed...simply because we don't want to learn that kind of low down art.But for you and me my friend.... kata tak nak....noblest act is to be brave and don't let government people frighten us to speak the truths.

Nak Tak Nak said...

Bergen,
You mean they don't wear a cape with figure hugging tights and their underwear over their tights and fly punching the air with their fists?
No wonder. Then we're doomed. What about a band of heroes then?

Nak Tak Nak said...

asil,
the government regards us as whims so no need to be afraid and sometimes I don't blame them. We put them there in their place despite their track record.

Nak Tak Nak said...

Zabs,
You are right about the moron part and what bigger morons we are putting them there.

Nak Tak Nak said...

Monty,
Yes, it is true, many never learn. We are satisfied with so little despite knowing that we are cheated.

zewt said...

hmmm.... ppl actually need protection from the government? :)

Nak Tak Nak said...

That last line I took from somewhere. It was written by someone so it means the government is perceived as a public enemy by others also. I sincerely believe that at this stage in history it is really governments that are causing all miseries. Later and we are already getting there, it will be big corporations and conglomerates with governments working as errant boys,

Apandi Reviews said...

the part about cutting limbs from corrupt officials; you sure that is not heroic heh heh heh...

Nak Tak Nak said...

apandi,
Doing all the deeds mentioned are heroic acts but not the biggest and noblest. When you protect the the people against their government you protect a whole country against all these crimes.

elviza said...

Chegu,

Is the poem yours truly? Wow, its beautiful.

Mat Salo said...

Saya sokong, Chegu!

tokasid said...

Salam che'gu:

I need not say more....
Che'gu nak nghap rangkoi semua sekali.

Nak Tak Nak said...

Elvisa,
The last line or something like it, I read from somewhere which I don't remember. It struck me almost immediately. So, I worked on it. Thank you anyway.

Nak Tak Nak said...

MS,
Thank you for being supportive.

Nak Tak Nak said...

Doc,
Dok tunggu hero tu mai. Sendiri nak jadi hero tak terdaya kot, jadi kena tunggu lagi lengkapkan jadi fantastic 4 ka 5 ka 6 ka.

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