Why can’t UMNO carry the Malays to greater progress? Because it’s a low trust organization. It doesn’t trust the majority Malays and it doesn’t trust the rakyat in general. It has creased to become a political party. It has morphed into an organization of black hands composed of 3 million members. It puts its trust on the 3 million members NOT on the rakyat. This is the principal reason why we must reject UMNO.
It fears the rakyat and their judgment. The leader of UMNO who calls others accursed bastards is willing to unleash the instruments of suppression on the rakyat, firing water cannons and spraying tear gas that immobilize people instantly. Where did the UMNO government buy the new variety of tear gas? From Israel?
UMNO is not trusted nor does it trust those outside itself. This is a hallmark of a backward organization composed like Dr Mahathir says of half past six leadership belonging to an organization which is rotten to the core, corrupt from top to bottom and made up of dullards. Mahathir said all those.
We have a simple proposition then. Can we bank our future on such an organization? Why should we trust UMNO with our future if it doesn’t trust us? We must reject UMNO because we want to bequeath a better country to our future generation. We owe it to the next generation who are now struggling to cope up with the increasing cost of living, who can’t find jobs because the country is mismanaged economically, or managed by sub-standard leaders. We owe it to those who can’t afford a decent house because a house near where they work now cost RM 700,000 per unit.
This coming election is for us to lose, NOT for UMNO to win. We lose if we let our guards down and be complacent. We must continue to raise the people’s consciousness and reject the deceit and lies perpetrated by UMNO. We must reject the UMNO controlled media instruments such as Utusex Malaysia, Berita Hairan and TV ¾ .
The only other organization that operates like UMNO by trusting people within an organization and who has recently adopted the act of oath taking or bai’ah is the cosa nostra aka the Mafia.
Because of this, UMNO can never stimulate or induce voluntary cooperation and sacrifice from others. UMNO can only get cooperation and sacrifice by paying others. This ability of creating trust between social groupings which lead to cooperation is known among social scientists as social capital. The concept of social capital was developed famously by Francis Fukuyama.
The basic idea behind the concept of social capital is this. A society with high trust (trusting others beyond just its organization or its own grouping) is able to develop and prosper better. A society with low trust will always remain low on the scale of progress, being able to prosper on the fringes and like the Mafia outside normal society.
Now, apply that concept to UMNO. UMNO trusts only its members. That is why its obsessed of having 3 million members. If the rakyat doesn’t trust it, it hopes it can do it alone by trusting only its own members. It’s therefore a low trust organization. Just as a low trust society occupies the lower end of the scale of progress, so does UMNO.
Therefore, how can a low trust organization that nowadays manage to invite only distrust and revulsion carry us forward?