Patriotism - devoted love, support, and defense of one's country, national loyalty
Politics - the science or art of political government, use of intrigue or strategy in obtaining any position of power or control
I pray for Malaysia's keamanan and kesejahteraan, politically and economically. I continue to hope for a day when we are all interdependent Malaysians:- Dictionary.com
Dependent citizens always depend on government assistance for basic and other needs through subsidies, preferential treatment, etc. On the other hand, independent citizens does not need any government assistance to live a comfortable life. The final stage is when all independent citizens, regardless of skin colors, are working together to effectively compete in global economies for the betterment of the country.
Remember Tun. M's wise words:
Bukan kecil tugas kita
meneruskan perjuangan kemerdekaan kita
kerana rupanya selain memerdekakan,
mengisi kemerdekaan itu jauh lebih sengsara.
Semoga Tuhan mencucuri rahmat pejuang-pejuang kemerdekaan. (Note: the following is UMNO's propaganda, but does capture the sacrifices of our forefathers):
Atas Nama Perjuangan (Part 1 of 3)
Atas Nama Perjuangan (Part 2 of 3)
Atas Nama Perjuangan (Part 3 of 3)
Last but not least, check out this Tanah Pusaka song: