Thursday, November 06, 2008


If ever there was something really historical that is probably going to have the greatest impact on humanity that has happened in my lifetime, it must be the sweet victory of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States of America.

Becoming the first black President of the United States of America after only 40 years, when Martin Luther King could only but dream of, says something of the transformation and the utter rejection of prejudices of many and the fizzling of the sense of hopelessness of just as many, has surely got to impact on the collective psyche of a vast portion of the human population that continues to suffer under such prejudices, hopelessness, subordination and discrimination.

To the leaders of the African continent, for whom, their measure of leadership was, until Nelson Mandela came along, lacking for an icon that was worth anything at all, they now have an icon to measure up to.

To the leaders of other countries where the leaders decide what is supposed to be good for you, Obama represents an abomination to everything held dear.

For Malaysia, Obama's victory represents something that is quite opposed and contrary to everything Barisan Nasional stands for and represents.

Even if there might have been some measure of similarity in what the Republican Party stands for to what the BN stands for in Malaysia, the grace with which the loss of the campaign was met by McCain certainly puts them on a plateau too far beyond the reach of our Malaysian BN leaders.

In delivering our salutations and congratulations to Obama, who obviously has to detest anything that would suggest support for racism or racist tendencies, it must take quite a heap of hypocrisy and pungent audacity on the part of our own miserable politcal leaders, both present and past.

Really, I would rather they don't even comment on Obama as their vile and their lie will taint the sweetness of his success and victory.

Surely there cannot be any honesty and sincerity in any salutations to Obama or for hopes of a better tomorrow as a result of Obama's victory. How can that be, when here, in Malaysia, it is all about fostering the objectives you will find articulated and supported by the Klu Klux Klan.

And there is more commonness in objectives as well as purpose of the BN that correspond to the KKK than they do with the dreams of Martin Luther King Jr that was realised in Obama's victory.

If Obama's victory realises the dream of Martin Luther King of all people being equal, UMNO, which leads the BN government is all about fostering "ketuanan Melayu" or supremacy of one race and the subordination of the other races. It is this they say, that is sanctified by the so called "social contract" that makes sacred the unequal treatment of the different races in Malaysia.

Let us be clear about one thing. The greatest enemy and threat to the Malaysian BN led government is none other than one Barack Hussein Obama, the newly minted President elect of the United States of America.

If for one minute there is any show of excitement over Obama's victory by any of the Malaysian leadership, it surely has to be cautious, fear filled and full of nothing but hypocrisy and total dishonesty.

Postscript: Malaysian Premier Abdullah Badawi claims that even in Malaysia any member of the minority races can become Prime Minister.

Well, for those who have been wondering what hypocrisy is, this is it. When UMNO and Malays, because this includes Selangor Chief Minister Khalid Ibrahim as well as PAS, cannot seem to think that PKNS can/should be headed by a non-Malay, what crap is this Abdullah talking about? Is it one of his many shiok sendiri quotes for minions to orgasm over?

** When introducing themselves to Barack Obama, anytime in the future, I would highly recommend that UMNO sends over the video taken at the aborted APCET II conference held on Nov. 9 1996, just 12 years ago. Its one representation of itself.


At November 6, 2008 at 8:32 AM, Blogger Estrelita Soliano Grosse said...

Very interesting! Shouldn't it be Barack?

I agree with you. But sometimes for those in power, it is difficult to see beyond their noses. So they don't quite understand yet the implication of Obama winning!

PS. 50 isn't old!


At November 6, 2008 at 9:00 AM, Blogger Old Fart said...


Shhees....sure....its Barack! I see what you mean by not seeing beyond our noses. ..Thanks.and I have made the corrections!

You know how it feels approaching 50 and you are not there yet. But after that you find yourself counting downwards and so I am now 47 young!

At November 6, 2008 at 9:49 AM, Anonymous LKY said...

y not msia n singapore did same thing:

msia-chinese and india become pm
singapore- malay become pm

At November 6, 2008 at 11:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agree with Iky! ;-)

Why don't our neighbour (S'pore) do the same

At November 6, 2008 at 11:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Other races can also become PM???? kesian, thats only a dream but hopefully Msia will have her own Barack soon. 50 yrs in monoply is more than enough.

At November 6, 2008 at 11:39 AM, Blogger redzuank said...

Agree with Iky

Why dont our neighbour (S'pore) do the same thing ;-)

Have they ever see beyond their noses?

At November 6, 2008 at 12:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Malaysians have been lied to by the BN government for the past 50 years. They will always say something nice to the rakyat but yet continue to do the opposite.

How long more do this BN government takes us all as"suckers"?

Ya, " everyone can become the PM in Malaysia" so says our present PM and also our past "beloved" MM.

I really want to vomit hearing their hypocrisy talk.

These bunch of Umno guys are no different from KKK. May God have mercy on them.

At November 6, 2008 at 1:34 PM, Blogger Antares said...

Hello, Young Man! Not yet 50 and calling yourself "Old Fart"? Please lah... what name will those born a few years before you call themselves?
Dinosaur Shit? :-)

Relak OK, brudder - EVERY astrological method known to humans concurs on one thing: Pluto in Capricorn with Saturn in conjunction FORCES change on the entire planet. Those with "molecular integrity" (by which I mean UNhypocritical, UNbigoted, openhearted & openminded) will gleefully welcome & embrace these changes. I don't have to spell out how those without will react, do I? Well, they will become more & more REACTIONARY until they shift themselves backwards into a Quarantine Zone from which no further evolution is permitted until they surrender their dangerous & delusionary dogmas & allow themselves to be debugged, defragged & upgraded to cosmically compatible software :-)

At November 6, 2008 at 2:10 PM, Blogger Old Fart said...


But I did say "But after that (50 I mean) you find yourself counting downwards" Doesn't the clue 47 tell you how old/young I really am?

At November 6, 2008 at 2:58 PM, Blogger chai said...

Some people love to be Clown.

At November 6, 2008 at 3:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This giant of a man has so much of self confidence that he is not a shame of his family root. The whole world know that his father was born in Kenya and he is proud of it. Today is a national holiday in Kenya. Unlike our so called 'bumiputra leaders' who are so inferior and small and are so a shame of their family roots that they constantly denies their origin and had to use words like "bumiputra" and "Malay" to identify themselves instead of "Malaysian"

At November 6, 2008 at 3:55 PM, Blogger Jarod said...

muahahaah! I am 24, and i rate my self old as well! :) Well, with forgetful and mind often flew some where.. i don't know whether is it old or not.. LOL..

On Malaysia's BN... Tau tau lah... cakap tak serupa bikin...

When Obama talk about change, i see the Omph! tu Pak Lah talk about PM for ALL,,, i Sense Sleep for all.

I guess when the BN say change, they want to change it to the way that benefit them more than the Rakyat and the economic. Isn't it?

At November 6, 2008 at 8:40 PM, Blogger Estrelita Soliano Grosse said...

I'll be 50 next year (1st Trimester). I am looking forward to it.

Not many do. So have to be grateful for the years.


From almost oldfart50!

At November 7, 2008 at 4:08 PM, Anonymous juslo said...

it's not just the PKR CM of Selangor and PAS who cannot foresee the majority malays being led by pork-eating, idol-worshipping non-muslim non-malays. let's not forget our "raja-raja yang disanjung tinggi" too.

- Perak Sultan refused to appoint a DAP Chinese as MB, not even as Deputy MB.

His Highness has since issued a joint statement by the Rulers about "Don't challenge Malay Rights", as well as repeating that message a few days ago when receiving a memorandum from the 'Gabungan Melayu Perak'.

Raja Nazrin, given his Oxford + Harvard background, sometimes talk about "UNIVERSAL principle of justice", must be careful about what he says because the Royal Council of Perak (whatever is the name for appointing the new Sultan) might just refuse to confirm him as the next Sultan because he is, like Zaid Ibrahim, is not "Malay" enough.

Bearing in mind this was the most respected Ruler of the Malay states, a former top judge of the country.

- Selangor Sultan refused to appoint Teresa Kok or any non-Malay as the Deputy MB "because s/he would need to accompany the Sultan in his official functions" (and therefore it cannot be a she, a non-Malay, or a kafir).

1 of the Rulers apparently also said that the cabinet should be comprised of majority Malays/Muslims.

So, i think we should tell it as it is, and be honest and fair to everybody, regardless of who they are. if the BN leaders are racists, we call them so. If our beloved Sultans are racists too, we should not pretend that they aren't - they are humans, after all, and what they say or do are no doubt restricted by their historical and official roles.

Because if we pretend that the BN leaders are the ONLY ones who are racists, we'll never get there. Because i think the racism extends ALL THE WAY TO THE TOP.

Ampun Tuanku dan Daulat Tuanku.

At November 7, 2008 at 8:03 PM, Blogger Old Fart said...


The circumstances we live under makes me depend on the royalty to provide the final checks.

Meanwhile I accept the fact that Malaysia boleh and apa apa pun boleh.

The Sultans find their own comforts in the constitution and of cours in their experience any atttempt to change the constitution as it were would only be detrimental to them. That has been their experience with the UMNO led BN.

I can see why they still, without bothering to explain continue to hold the so called "social contract" as sacred.

I would rather promote the notion that the "social contract" was one that was entered into when certain assumptions weighed in on the parties to the contract and these may have been valid at the time.

I would like to now impress on the Tuankus that those assumptions that you don't see in the "social contracts" are not valid today. That being the case the "social contract" that everyone seems to be so focused on and relying upon is today INVALID.

If that was invalid then what about the constitution?

At November 9, 2008 at 3:27 PM, Anonymous juslo said...


i have to disagree that the Malay Rulers would be our best bet to provide a 'final check'.

unfortunately, their Highnesses only seem to talk about social contract and upholding the constitution when they r asking people not to upset the malays. their Highnesses only bring up the subject of 'legitimate interests of the minorities' as a "by the way".

when the non-malays are bullied, i dont hear their Highnesses calling on 'defending the constitution'.

i dont hear our Tuankus talk about upholding the constitution when:

- the muslim ultras snatch bodies from grieving, infidel families;

- shit-stirrers like khir toyo making false claims which threaten the personal safety of teresa kok, a non-muslim leader;

- the government gives almost non-existent funding for chinese & indian places of worship n chinese & tamil schools;

- orang aslis and other indegenius people of the east malaysian states lose their lands to umnoputras n their cronies;

i really dont see how we can depend on them, i'm sorry.

n u dont seem to b able to defend the examples i've given above about the appointments of MBs, either. those examples should speak for themselves?

Ampun Tuanku dan Daulat Tuanku.

At November 9, 2008 at 5:15 PM, Blogger Old Fart said...


You are absolutely right in the examples you quote. I have no argument with that.

However, if advocating a Republic model means to do away with the rulers as we know them and to depend on a President "elected" by the people, along the lines of the Singaproe model, then I have to say that I have a problem with that. the politicians will decide who that person is going to be and that person is going to be beholden to the politicians.

The last 51 years has seen UMNO dominating the political and governance landscape. The role the rulers play today is a result of that as well.

Obviously in making those statements the rulers too have fallen into the the usual trap wihtout having necessarily thought through the consequences of what they are saying. Holding on to a defective "social contract" that they seem to think is sacred they have obviously not ruffled any feathers.

If we are putting forward a new idea here that maybe the social contract is defective. Maybe the assumptions underpinning the social contract is invalid as it is dated and does not reflect the assumptions of how we live our lives today as citizens. Then I would suggest any such attempt be allowed to permeate its way through all the stakeholders. More importantly if the rulers can be made to buy in to this suggestion, then maybe we have hope for a civil move towards the kind of society we want.

It is not the individual rulers that I am for or against. It is the institution of the rulers that I think has a strong deterrent factor, when everything else fails, that I can hope for restraining the kind of politicians who want to impose themselves on us. At least for the moment it would seem that the rulers still do have a persuasive influence oover the politicians which I cannot beleive a "President" of a Republic will have over the politicians of the kind of model we see in Singapore.

Also, unitl such time that there is political maturity, I have to go by the notion that a large part of the population is moved more by fear, uncertainty, threats, and an unsustainable sense of loyalty to race and religion invoked by politicians.

At this time, any change I might want to hope for I think is much more easily attained with the rulers still very much in place.

At November 10, 2008 at 11:32 AM, Anonymous juslo said...


oh NO, oh NO, i did NOT intend to advocate the abolition of the monarchy, or to advocate for a Republic, in any way!!

Ampun Tuanku...

having a president would still result in the same problems u've pointed out if that person suffers from the same 'limited sense' of his/her institutional role, i.e. believing that he's there to defend SOME interests, not all.

i agree as an institution the monarchy is important - the Rulers were indeed DESIGNED TO 'uphold the constitution' in ALL aspects, to protect EVERYBODY. that's what they were supposed to do.

but somehow, their Highnesses have not been even handed. everytime i hear people talking about 'realizing the dreams/aspirations of the Malay Rulers' i always wonder whether that is just a cryptic way of saying "to chase all the non-malays/kafirs out of Tanah Melayu or to assimilate them"...

so, i agree with u about what the Rulers COULD & SHOULD do, but we're just not sure if their Highnesses have been fully performing their role. i'm sorry to say this but IF they had, we would really have been a much better country today.

let's hope for the best.

At November 11, 2008 at 5:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you can win over the 68% of the population, then you can become the PM la.

Did Obama went through SJK-SK (Swahili-Kenya) education system in the US?

Swinging Bohl

At November 13, 2008 at 4:43 PM, Anonymous dc said...

old fart, you may be smart and educated and seen many things in your 47 colourful years, but what u do not have is guts. u write but dont even dare to reveal your true identity. shame on u!

juslo, kudos to the max!

At February 4, 2009 at 10:45 PM, Anonymous KS said...


DC said ...

old fart, you may be smart and educated and seen many things in your 47 colourful years, but what u do not have is guts. u write but dont even dare to reveal your true identity. shame on u! ...


Hey DC!

Well!!! I'm not at all surprise ..

Aren't all of them like this ... very typical of these people ... They seem to roar like lions behind a veil ...

I'm not at all impress with people with no guts!!!

At February 4, 2009 at 11:05 PM, Blogger Old Fart said...


I did not start out wanting to be a blogger...and by the time I found myself writing more serious stuff my moniker had already gotten itself out there. I am not so bothered about getting my name out there as I am my message, if there is any.

About what you think of me, the only thing that matters is what I think of myself, and really there is nothing you can say or do about that, as to me, I remain No.1 in my life and the rest of you really don't exist!!


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