Having read the news report of the massive protest against the controversial piece of legislation, the so-called ISA in Kuala Lumpur last week, I could feel nothing but ashamed to my own people. What the hell on earth they think they’re doing? But I believe, libertarians are clapping their hands as for them, this is the sign of transgression of the liberty. Notwithstanding the issue of the political motives behind the riot, even though i’m not a big fan of liberty, I do believe the concept of individual liberty per se is not harmful, but is abhorrent when it starts to interfere with others life. Whether it is oxymoron or not, one has to be mindful that they should respect others right to live peacefully too. Libertarians are not hooligans!
If they are such a pragmatic libertarian, they should have a clear aim, for which they engage themselves with a lot of involvement and credibility. They should be willing to compromise and the most important part is they are well-informed. I was wondering how many people in the riot last week really understand the concept of the so-called ISA and was hoping someone could interview them and ask what were they demonstrating for? I bet they will find a hard time to find the reasonable answer because unlike the “professional demonstators” which aim to make themselves heard in order to solve the problem, the hooligans upset the public order because they enjoy provocation and revolt.
For god sake, we are living in the world where technoloy is evolving each second but they opted to stay under the overheated sun of kuala lumpur, making some destruction to the country. What did they get? As far as i’m concerned, until this second, the ISA is still there. What a hero. heh!