Many of us Malaysians are still pretty childish & even fanatical about our politics - black or white (no grey), for or against us (no neutral), you don’t love us therefore you ‘hate’ us ;-)
Bloggers are even questioned about their ‘vested interests’ on what they post, implying a pecuniary, position or power benefit. In reality all bloggers have ‘vested interests’ in their blogging, which could be for humour, hunger, hatred, hobby, hero-worshipping, hormones, or hau-siow, etc.
When an idol or icon is criticized for, say, credibility or questionable behavior (like racist attitude) the messenger is shot rather than the criticism analyzed for facts, truth or credibility.
‘Facts, truth or credibility’ – frightening stuff – why let them interfere with a feel good atmosphere.
Rather, the messenger was shot repetitively for his pseudo-intellectualism – hmmm, people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones!
Racist diversionary tactics - he’s a bloody mamak trying to reinvent himself as a Melayu – hmmm, let he who is without sin-fool 'reinvention' cast the first stone!
Reason - f* it! - The savage bows down to idols of wood and stone, the civilized man to idols of flesh and blood.
Case I - Eat sh*t Brutus!
Last night I had a revelation
Somehow I have to make you pay
It's all about manipulation
And what it takes to get my way
I don't believe in soft solutions
No one makes a fool of me
Without receiving retribution
No one hurts me and goes free (from Red Delicious quotes)
Two years ago I posted Humpty Dumpty Bit Hands That Fed Him.
Today Malaysiakini tells us Dr Mahathir pronounced that Samy stifled Indian voices - ha ha ha!
When asked whether the current problem stemming from the marginalization of Indians during his PM-ship which saw very pro-Malay policies, Dr Mahathir said:
“Samy Vellu did not ask for assistance. The problem is that he is preventing other Indians from having a say. (IPF president MG) Pandithan was got rid of, (former MIC deputy president S) Subramaniam was got rid of, K Pathmanaban died but of course before that, he was (former MIC vice president).”
"That is his (Samy Vellu) way of doing things and of course the other voices cannot reach me. And of course, he doesn’t say there is this battling among the Indians."
Case II - Two for price of one
Case II (a) – Yesterday I mentioned I admire Onn Jaafar as a far sighted man. He could have remained No 1 in UMNO but lost that position to Tunku for a principle.
But I certainly won’t ever admire any person who after losing a position claims to be a modern version of Onn Jaafar.
Case II (b) – BTW, the Oon Jaafar family has also been identified with a concept beginning with a ‘P’, as in:
Onn Jaafar – Principle
Hussein Onn – Peace
Hishamuddin – Penknife
This is low down punching below the belt, reminiscent of Tengku Razaleigh (Ku Li) being photographed with a Kadazan hat which unfortunately had a weaving or stitching that resembled a cross. It provided his detractors the opportunity to imply Ku Li wore a Christian symbol.
I recall once I designed a badge for my organization which showed a blazing star. My Malay boss didn’t approve it because it uncomfortably (for him) resembled a cross. He was always very politically conscious of such possibilities but in the end, for all his political correctness, he didn’t get to be what he had aspired to.
Well, Lim Kit Siang’s opponent in Ipoh Timor, Dr Liew Mun Hon accused Lim of working with PAS, with of course the intention of frightening the voters that the DAP was in cahoots with the frightening PAS.
But I reckoned the Chinese voters today are less pissed off with that alleged DAP-PAS association than was the case in 1999. Stay steady, stay cool, Uncle Lim.