Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Anything Short of Total Victory is Capitulation

I recalled on Sunday when Utusan's panel of editors, under the pseudonym of Awang Selamat called on the loss of Chinese votes to the BN and tell BN not to be too "generous" to the Chinese. 

This was what was recapped in Hishamuddin's statement on Monday:

The columnist, whose pseudonym is used by Utusan editors, said the BN state government could no longer be too generous to give place to the representatives from the community.

He added that the Sarawak cabinet must be reflective of the decisions and the attitude of the voters.

Similarly, later on, Dr. M in his usual tirade said that Sarawak got infected by the DAP virus of bringing the racist policy to Sarawak. I don't seem to see the logic behind the argument except that the statement makes people believe that all should unite under one party front, even if the minds are totally different. This ends in forcing people to think into the believes of BN's making. In his recent posting on his blog, Dr M states this in the following paragraphs:

6. The DAP will talk about Malaysian Malaysia i.e. Malaysia for all Malaysians. But its appeal had always been to the racialist sentiments of the Chinese. Those Chinese who reject the DAP seem to be considered as non-Chinese by the DAP.

7. Malaysia faces a grave danger of being divided by two parties - one Malay dominated by default and the other Chinese by choice. This will not be good for Malaysia. But this is what the DAP is striving for. A two-party system based on race will not contribute to stability much less national unity.

8. The presence of a few Malays in the DAP is just window dressing. It is the same as in Singapore where the PAP Government side lined their Malay supporters completely. The Malays make up 15 per cent of the island's population but their share of political power and wealth of this very prosperous nation is about one per cent. Of course Singapore is ruled by Singaporeans. The same would happen in Malaysia should the DAP rule this country. It would be ostensibly Malaysian.

9. I will be called a racist for pointing this out. For more than half a century the races in Malaysia had worked together to build the nation. The world saw stable BN Governments with power and wealth being shared by all races quite fairly. None of the races got everything that they considered they were entitled to - not the Malays, nor the Chinese, nor Indians, nor Ibans, Kadazans etc. All had to give up something. That is the essence of sharing.

I am sure that this is paranoia and the fear of the past is the state of the mind of some politicians there. Of course, "Melayu Mudah Lupa", as Dr. M first said in 2001 is also reflective in there. For instance, "got everything they considered", does that mean on preferential treatment in terms of getting jobs, student grants, etc? Was this never taken into account or something else?

On background, Zairil is a young professional and of course by rep, the stepson of the late Khir Johari - who is an UMNO man until retirement. If you recall what Zairil said of his late father having no objection to join the party of his choosing during his joining speech, then I am sure Zairil and others have a freewill that can be exercised.

What Dr. M clearly implies and doesn't hide in fact is that there is wish of the main races united under a single party. In this case, they rave of Malays being under the UMNO umbrella, and not other parties. This of course goes against the history where there will always be people in several factions. Look at how Zairil rebuked Dr. M - Malay to Malay - this of course points and underscores that a group of people, will be in several factions, if given the freewill to decide.

What both Utusan and Dr. M illustrate above in common illustrating of the mindset that can be modeled after some groups, like the IRA in Ireland. (Note: IRA is the military wing of Sinn Fein, mostly stopped after the Good Friday 1998 agreement). The mindset they have in there is requiring total victory in particular. Similar to the IRA, both Dr. M and Utusan believe that DAP's win and Chinese votes to the opposition means BN is still capitulating. The question is to who and the parties? From there, such delusion and dementia would crop up and so forth.

Being 54 years in power, BN has the tendency to believe of no one but they that will run the nation. This of course goes against history that civilizations and governments would fall someday, don't they? And now what will Najib do? Keep quiet at the expense of saving the ass or intervene, but with Dr. M coming in to blabber again? Sadly he's in a sitting duck position.

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