continuation from the previous article....
What is the typical effect when UMNO behaves like this? Because it is a low trust organization, UMNO is not capable of producing voluntary cooperation. The most noticeable deficiency in UMNO now, is the absence of voluntariness. Everyone must be paid to get work done.
Paying people to do work, is introducing the mercenary culture into UMNO and this stands in direct opposite to Malay culture of mutual self-help and voluntariness. UMNO is no longer compatible with Malays. Its championing a culture that destroys the building blocks of Malay culture. And this culture was started by Mahathir since 1988.
Mahathir has singlehandedly destroyed Malay culture. Because he is not Malay in the first place. We stupid Malays have adopted him as our own and we allowed ourselves to be mesmerized by his politics of development. That development which took place over 22 years was borne on the shoulders of cronies and selected individuals who have become excessively rich with their own private jets, helicopters and immeasurable wealth while the rest of the Malays on whose backs these people rode, remained left behind as faceless digits. Mahathir did not forget to mouth Hidup Melayu all the time.
Why do we continue talking about UMNO? We have already explained yet the knuckle heads have ignored our previous explanation. We will continue talking and bashing UMNO to destroy the myth that Malays MUST depend on UMNO. We will continue bashing UMNO because they are now in power.
We don’t have to speak about the PR parties because, unlike Najib, PR has track records to speak of. Pakatan led states outperformed states led by UMNO on almost all fronts- in terms of FDI, balancing the budget, reducing federal loan debts and increasing reserves.
We must kick out UMNO because the values it upholds are inimical and poisonous to Malay culture. Therefore Malays do not need UMNO. UMNO’s poisonous culture is building a low trust society which blocks further progress. Look at UMNO’s process of choosing leadership. it adopts the ascriptive leadership norm- one chooses a leader on account of who he is in contrast of what he can do in terms of achievement. Mukhriz is touted as the next Kedah MB for no other reason other than him being son of Mahathir- Mukrikz anak lelaki Mahathir i.e. who he is, - the erroneous idea being, that because he is son of Mahathir he must have inherited the leadership qualities of Mahathir. What has he done in terms of achievements? Dishing out IPO shares to selected individuals?
Ordinary Malays cannot become leaders of Malaysia if they don’t have surnames like Abdul Razak, Mahathir Hussein Onn. It used to be if you are not from Oxford, you don’t have a future. Now, if you are not bin Mahathir, bin Najib, bin Tun Razak, bin Hussein Onn, you all don’t have a future.
Mahathir went over to Kedah and gathered UMN leaders in that state, asking Mukhriz be given a state seat in a place of his choice. Not all UMNO leaders went to meet up the ex UMNO President which led Mahathir the ever acerbic fellow to say- it’s all right, I was not keen to meet them either. He ignores the signals from UMNO warlords, that his time to bulldoze what he wants is over and the idea to allow Mukhriz to become the next MB is already opposed at the beginning.
We Malays must now adopt new values- the achievement norms. We measure and value leaders on account of what they can achieve. And what they can achieve will depend on their abilities, educational levels, experience, dedication, single-mindedness in purpose. These values lead to achievement in contrast to that single determinant of being born in the right circles of belonging to a closed group.
For people of Selangor for example we must continue to support PR government because of its achievements. Not because we may not like how Khalid Ibrahim looks. His achievements are more important that how he looks or what surname he has. The people of Penang must continue to support Lim Guan Eng because of his achievements. The people of Kedah must continue to support Ustaz Azizan because of his achievements. The people of Kelantan must continue to support PAS and NIk Aziz because of the achievements and pride he instills in Kelantanese.
The people of Malaysia must reject UMNO because it’s one big organization of rent seekers with a mercenary culture inimical to Malay culture.