Friday, July 03, 2009

Khairy!! The Oxford Education Is Wasted On You

Khairy, I've been hearing you keep saying struggle of the Malays. O.k. maybe I am dumb. But can you explain to me in not so many words, what that struggle is? After that, can you then tell me how different that struggle is from the struggle of the Chinese or the Indians or the Ibans and the Kadazans or the Sikhs and the Bidayuhs or the Orang Asli in the Peninsula?

Honestly I am done with the Malay struggle. Give me one good reason why anyone should give way to the so called Malay struggle that you talk about?

Maybe you don't know this. But you and your Malay struggle agenda is what keeps Malays stuck in such low self esteem. They don't need enemies from amongst the other races. Their biggest enemies are you, Khairy, and UMNO itself. You keep reminding them that they are constantly in a state of struggle. Handicapped. Of diminished capacity.

Malays need to be all of that so that you, Khairy, and the rest of the UMNO leaders can justify your presence and your dominion over the Malays. It is no use to UMNO if the Malays overcome whatever it is their struggle is as then UMNO would not be prepared for the new realities. Can you imagine UMNO ruling over the likes of its own leaders? Not the Khir Toyo kind whose ill gotten gains that he has been able to accumulate since he became Menteri Besar of Selangor can only be enjoyed provided he remains true to UMNO.

If really there is such a thing as a Malay struggle, why is it that so many reject it? If the struggle referred to has any traction at all should it not be identified with by all Malays? Should not all Malays want to be with UMNO? I know that if I am in a struggle, I would reach out to the hand of even an enemy to get out of that struggle. Yet by the day more and more Malays are moving away from the hand extended to them by UMNO.

Maybe many Malays have discovered that this struggle is just a word applied to whatever it is your demons are. Sure I too can identify with struggle if you were to say that until I have the next million I am in a state of struggle. Sounds no different from when you are sitting through a sermon and the preacher man says we are all sinners. Sure, I am, but I always think the guy next to me is probably a greater sinner than me!!

Finally it would seem like, as Najib has been quoted as having said, he is the biggest UMNO war lord and so he can, the war lords in UMNO have been silenced into acceding to the policy changes recently announced by Najib. It probably required the biggest war lord to do this maybe.

It used to be that when a non-Malay based company wished to have itself listed on Bursa Malaysia they would first have to have a 30% Bumiputra shareholding. And even then not any Bumiputra. It had to be an approved Bumiputra. It simply meant that if you had gotten your favourite Bumiputra teacher as your 30% shareholder and he also happens to be either a nobody or a member of PAS, he could be invalidated. 15 years ago many founders of companies who had their companies listed would have had the inenviable task of having to go Bumiputra shopping! Yes, you see one Datuk after another and one Tan Sri after another. Nearly all of them, especially if they were a former civil servant or an official of a GLC, without fail will tell you why the shares have to be sold to them at a discount. Of course before their commitment they will need to ask their "saudara". Anwar's name was mentioned and so was Mahathir's. Whether real or not was another matter altogether. And of course runners and political secretaries and os on had to be taken care of. And of course when the Datuks and Tan Sris say this you just get so awed. the worse are the slime balls who tell you that if the listing application fails, you will be required to buy back the shares from them. Honestly talking to them they would have seemed so pathetic. But sure they put on this air of importance and grandeur even. I guess, I now know where it comes from. UMNO of course. Maybe that is why UMNO leaders today hate, more than the Chinese and the opposition party members, Malay businessmen who are their own men and who would not give a toss to UMNO!

As fellow human beings I feel sorry for the Malays who have bought into UMNO's propaganda. It only confirms for them that they are lesser human beings needing the crutches proffered by UMNO. They start life feeling handicapped. Many more lose life's battles even before they can even start as they are told that they deserve those handicaps. And whether you like it or not handicaps don't and cannot stand on their own. A handicap is against or over another person, choice or option. Like in a race you can have a handicap when you start ahead of the others. And you accept that handicap and are pleased about it only because you accept the fact that you deserve it. And you deserve it because you think that is the only way you have an even chance against your "antagonist." And you accept it because you think lesser of yourself and not an equal. This is a lie and UMNO leaders know it. But it is a useful lie as it gets for them the support they need to maintain their power and access to all that wealth.

4 Comments:

At July 5, 2009 at 10:11 PM, Blogger Antares said...

Hello Old Fart! Didn't know you had a blog too. I think your musings are well worth airing and sharing with the world. Keep it up, bro! :-)

 
At July 6, 2009 at 5:26 AM, Blogger Old Fart said...

Hey, wow, a visit from from the one and only...I'm humbled Antares! thanks for the compliment and the visit.

 
At October 19, 2011 at 5:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

typical hate blog. its true what they say, pakatan is supported by a bunch of uneducated malaysians

 
At October 19, 2011 at 5:17 PM, Blogger Old Fart said...

Anonymous, You dug out an old posting of mine to just to say that its another hate blog!! Hmm, hate? How on earth is that? Or is that what you have been paid to just go and write anywhere at all? Or better still you don't even nderstand what it is you are writing. You just copy paste what you have been given to post!!

 

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