Why has my post on Leave Lee Lam Thye alone attracted adverse comments, both against me and Lee? But never mind poor kaytee - why Lee?
I hope you critics who like to ‘give’ can also ‘take’ from me, and hopefully at the end of a robust debate, we can still be mates and split a bottle of brew, whether that be sarsi or something stronger – OK then, hang on then ..... incoming!
Here is an outstanding former DAP stalwart who was the best performing opposition politician bar none. Neither my political hero Lim Kit Siang nor the late Tan Sri Dr Tan Chee Khoon could match his popularity and the respect the people of KL of an earlier generation have for him.
Yet to today’s political Johnnies & Ginny’s-come-lately, he is a “hypocrite, a spineless turncoat who goes with the flow. His past actions have clearly shown he is a ‘yes-man’ and ‘brown nose’ and he is certainly not independent nor trustworthy” – see comments on the post.
So, on the above pseudo-logic, for Lee to be trustworthy in the amoebic minds of these J’s-come-lately, he must be, according to their tadpole worldviews, a ‘no-man’. Oh yes, he must buck the ‘flow’ in accordance with their wondrous views of which way the ‘flow’ has been going. Yes, Lee should bloody well conform to their dictates or ‘de facto’ assessments.
What about the critics themselves? Certainly they would say ‘no’ to the establishment! But what would they say to the man who can walk on water.
No, I wasn’t referring to Yeshua ben Yusuf, but the bloke whom visitor kittykat46 informed me “Didn't you know the guy practically walks on water?” in an earlier post Guess who've been singing that old tune "I'd have been sacked ..."?
Read the above post and see whether Lee Lam Thye or He who walks on water has been a ‘spineless hypocrite’.
And pause to consider whether you critic wonders of Lee Lam Thye aren’t ‘yes men’ yourselves (to He who walks on water, the unelected 'leader') ?
And where is it stated that Lee must act or opine in accordance with your Winching Wendy wishes to be not spineless - oh, don’t you now dare forget to compare Lee with who’s really spineless.
As I mentioned in Lim Kit Siang - question mark over 'Lingam Tape Investigation Panel' regarding an inquiry or an investigation:
“A fundamental advice to conveners intending to hold an inquiry, no matter whether it carries a Royal Commission or otherwise, is that they should know beforehand what the findings would be.”
“If that cannot be 100% assured, limit the terms of reference to ensure desired finding …”
Now, it’s not that kaytee believes the independent investigating panel would turn up anything illuminating, because as we are informed by Malaysiakini, the three-member panel probing the authenticity of the 'VK Lingam' video admitted that the panel is limited in their power to compel witnesses to come forward or to extend protection for them.
That’s what ‘limiting the terms of reference’ can do without requiring the need to have biased panel members.
While I believe former Chief Judge Haidar Mohd Noor should not be on the panel investigating into a matter involving the independence of the judiciary because he has a ‘conflict of interest’, I do not see Lee Lam Thye in that same position.
As I remarked in my post Leave Lee Lam Thye alone, F-think carefully before making such an unfair and unworthy comment/criticism, without knowing his history nor understanding Lee's personal style of interaction!
I had questioned the biased criticism that “Lee hasn’t made any statement contrary to or critical of government policies without first taking the wind directions” by asking the following:
(1) Must he?
(2) Has that been his style even when he was at his pinnacle?
Visitor Shadow Fox commented: “You speak with hypocrisy. There're bigger issues at stake now than just bread and butter issues. If he wants to be left alone, it's very easy, he only needs to back out from the panel.”
“Since he allowed himself to be on the panel, he should expect to be scrutinised to the fullest.”
“This is what democracy is all about. Can't take the heat ? Get out of the kitchen, or in this case, the panel.”
It’s quite obscene for him (or her) to mouth the phrase “This is what democracy is all about” while at the same condemning Lee, as a citizen who has retired from opposition politics, from accepting an invitation to be a panel member. Hellooooooooo, can Lee be allowed to decide for himself, or should he toe your line?
And as a former opposition politician retired from active politics, if that doesn’t make him an independent person, who then is? He who walks on water? Lee as an independent person is under no f-obligations to say things that you only want to hear.
Democracy, my bloody foot - you have no clue what democracy is!
Shadow Fox continues to show his/her ignorance of the phrase “Can't take the heat? Get out of the kitchen” by applying it to a retired politician sitting on an panel for independent investigation, but WTF, why let facts bother the mealy-mouth attack on Lee.
However, Shadow Fox said something quite correct in his/her “There're bigger issues at stake now than just bread and butter issues.”
And that's what I’ll discuss next … and it won't be pretty ;-)