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Monday, 5 October 2009

Redemption from collective guilt?


 

I have not read the book written by the unknown authors about the betrayal of the Malays in Selangor. I hear it's about the how the Malays in Selangor are being consigned to the rubbish heap because now the Selangor government wants to liberalize policies. The undoing of many of the previous policies naturally associated and created by UMNO of course must be rejected. In its place, Khalid Ibrahim and his band of pseudo liberals want to institute level-the playing field ideas of meritocracy, integrity, accountability and transparency in all aspects of life.

Thus, in politics we are entreated to the seductive ideas of bringing back local government elections or perhaps later, who knows one day, as absolution of the collective Malay guilt, support a non Malay as MB of Selangor. Only then, have we slain the dragon. At some other places, we are alerted to the outpouring of pubescent innocence when a great grandchild of Tunku Abdul Rahman lamented why the descendants of her non Malay friend who were here for centuries couldn't be treated as Bumiputera as she. That kind of Nob Hill champagne-laced articulations, we are told, must be encouraged and celebrated. It is after all, in sync with 1 Malaysia.

The second book? The one on Anwar Ibrahim? Oh- that's muck.

A few thousand miles down south, one man who came to the blogging scene late imagined he has brought up new issues. This debate about ketuanan Melayu has been raging for some time but are now given an overtly racist tones by attempting to place it in the same league of the Nazi Party, KKK, and other patently racists organizations and movements. Anwar Ibrahim, it is disingenuously claimed will be doing the Malays a favor because now, they have to advance with their own efforts, cannot expect any free rides, demand free housing etc.

Don't get me wrong- I despise those lazy bums who demand free rides, I despite those who demand equality of results despite the fact that they elected to drop out of school earlier, refused to study, went on drugs, refused to work. I find it abhorrent that those FLCEs insist on the same treatment as in wanting the same results of those who studied harder, work harder, stayed away from drugs. I find it distasteful these same people duped the Malays into believing they can lead the Malays better because they are one of them, because they share and have the same level of limitations. They therefore can speak the language of the below-averages, the dispossessed, the marginalized better.

Malay society cant progress with these dregs as leaders, with this equality of immiseration (Malays are better off if we are equal in misery) ideas. These café latte crowds, smoked salmon socialists think the world will get better when not only wealth is distributed, but also the guilt feeling.

Yes, it's the agenda of redistributing guilt that is being worked here, from two incongruent lines of thinking of equally dissonant voices of Lim Kit Siang and the Malay Uncle Toms. The Malay Uncle Toms are the Malays who feel guilty having to talk about Malay interests and even ashamed if they do. It's not chic and even racist to talk about Malay poverty, its racist to talk about the fear of Malays and so forth.

I am certain and justified in my belief that Messrs Lim Kit Siang and Karpal Singh are not racists. I am even prepared to concede they are motivated by the highest of ideals. But the DAP and others on the same level of thinking have only one agenda. That of raising the feelings of collective Malay guilt. What has Kit Siang done all these years? Only one thing- to keep alive the sense of collective guilt in the Malays. To make us Malays believe that we have the millstone of collective guilt around our necks and that to free ourselves of it, we must yank it off.

Then, to people like Khalid Ibrahim, as an expression of atonement and absolution from this collective guilt which Messrs Lim Kit Siang and Anwar Ibrahim have succeeded to indoctrinate, to end that guilt is to stop talking about Malay things. Hence the book on what khaldai Khalid Ibrahim is grime and racist, the book on Anwar is muck.

Such statements from Lim Kit Siang are too facile.

6 comments:

Anonymous,  5 October 2009 at 09:17  

The problem is of UMNO's making..
The FLCEs are rewarded by being muckrakers to ensure that the UMNO upper class can continue to dominate the intelligentsia.

Look at Dato Azeez who landed in Hospital after being pummeled by oppositionistas..of all the targets in the world or Bagan Pinang..why shld they choose this express PHD with a the physique of a bull.Surely there must be weaker and softer targets.Puzzling indeed.

Your UMNO leaders are all independently rich..able to survive for the next 3 genrations even if M'sia goes down the tube.Name me a poor UMNO top politico...i would say that the UMNO supreme council,MBs,Ketua Bahagian EACH have more wealth than Obama

But most of the PR leaders (with exceptions of some ex UMNO beneficiaries) are just like me and you..we need to ensure the survival of this country..the malay rights..the racial balance and synergies..to have the assurance of our own and children's survival.

Thats the reason why we want a new leadership..and PR is the better choice cos we share same concerns and aspirations.

Ur bosses are too rich and out of this world lo

Yum,  5 October 2009 at 09:23  

Scratch the veneer of the blue PKR sheen, and you will find red Umno blood still coursing the veins. It is true that you can take a man out of Umno and all that.

I am under no illusion that PKR is also same-old, same-old if and when they get into power.

The Malays are dominant in numbers, and the Chinese in commerce. What we should do is give the premiership to an Indian, say, Karpal Singh. Now, wouldn't that be a real step forward?

halim tuah 5 October 2009 at 11:10  

mendedahkan bahawa dalam satu pertemuan di London pada sebelum 16 September 2008, Dr Yusof Qardawi telah menegaskan kpd TG Hadi Awang mengenai kesangsiannya terhadap Anwar Ibrahim, terutamanya apabila Rand Corporation & Smith Richardson Foundation mengesahkan penglibatan Anwar Ibrahim dlm strategi Amerika merosakkan Islam dgn tajaan dana Yahudi! Selepas itu, ramai dari kalangan pemimpin erdogan PAS, iaitu seperti Dr Hassan Ali, Dr Haron Din & Nasaruddin Mat Isa telah beralih arah berpaling tadah dari menyokong Anwar Ibrahim!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRzYG9vJXAQ

kuldeep 5 October 2009 at 21:14  

Yes...lets have poor or rather not so filthy rich politicians with the right ideals..yang takut Allah.

At least they can understand my worries.

Anonymous,  6 October 2009 at 00:43  

gila ka

agenda pakatan rakyat adalah keadilan untuk semua

keadilan adalah meletakkan sesuatu pada tempatnya

bantuan akan diberi kepada orang yang tak berkemampuan tak kira bangsa

oleh kerana bangsa melayu/bumiputera yang terbanyak ketinggalan, maka bantuan akan diberikan lebih kepada mereka

kan lebih elok macam tu dari bantuan kepada bumiputera yang kaya sahaja, yang miskin dibiarkan terus miskin dan diperbodohkan...

agenda umno adalah mahu ramai rakyat bodoh supaya senang ditipu dan dibodohkan

cukuplah dah lama rakyat malaysia dibodohkan...janganlah dibodohkan lagi dengan kata2 manis

nxforget 6 October 2009 at 01:03  

As I could recall to some time in the early 80's, the BN/UMNO could just dish out "kain pelikat / batik" and a handshake to secure the seat.

But things get much ugly in the 90's, BN organizers has to force civil servants and bribe the public with goodies to make people attend talk of cabinet ministers, including the prime ministers. On the other hand, the people who are not bound by government circulars will go to opposition talk and donate freely.

The sign are long enough but the BN/UMNO leaders choose to ignore. Getting arrogant by the day, more laws are enacted or used to suppress the situation instead of reforming.

Today, transformation within BN the component parties are still a talk and become jokes of the day as spin by the MSM.

Yes, it's a tough battle for the opposition, but they will gain ground if BN/UMNO are still having the "feel good and powerful" belief.

Morality is just a small factor in the equation. The people are also on the take, perhaps a 42" LCD TV would be the price instead of the whatever color "pau"

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