Thursday, May 22, 2008

Reality Check

This entry is brought forward by Azer Leadership Unfounded.

TDM claimed himself as a
Realist and at the same time, he is very sarcastic on Malay Supremacy:

Note: Tuan = Master (Of sort)

Tanah Melayu = Malaysia Peninsular

Adapted from his blog:

I am a realist and hold to reality. Previously, the Malays are the 'Tuan' in Tanah Melayu.

The Malays however did not fight against the colonialist in the era where Tanah Melayu was colonized by the British and in fact, the Malays themselves refer the British as Tuan.

We can call ourselves as Tuan only and only if we are independent on other people and not becoming their coolie, to call ourselves as Tuan then is meaningless.

We have the political power in 50 years of independence. This allows us to call ourselves as Tuan. However, we are not wholly Tuan. We can call ourselves as Tuan in a meaningful sense if the Malays are able and succeed in economy and social. This can be done if we are determined to acquire knowledge and all skills in the era of high technology. Unfortunately we strive not as much toward this objective. We prefer an easy solution. We allow things to be fed to us.

Today the Malays have lost the political power. The Malays and the Malay Institution are no more respected by the non-Malays. Whatever considered as the Malay Privileges are questioned and challenged. The Malays are doing nothing in the challenge and to strengthen their positions.

In fact, they have asked certain people to protect the Malays positions. This is 'passing the buck' as said by Westerners, including the reasons that this is all because of Dr. Mahathir who governed for 22 years and had chosen Dato' Seri Abdullah as successor.

The Malays destiny is in the hands of the Malays. We cannot be Tuan simply by reviving the history. We can be Tuan should we are bold in our actions, willing to take the risks, willing to acquire knowledge and skills without relying on anybody.

To deny the real and true facts will not bring anything. Accepting that we are having big problems and act to overcome the problems are the ways to bring back our dignities.

That way we don't have to call ourselves Tuan as the world shall call us the Real Tuan.

TDM is a politician...

This writing however may also act as his way of cynical expression to elaborate more on what he said in Johor Baru on May 17th:

He warned the Malays that they stood to lose much in the new political environment where the non-Malays were unafraid to make demands.

“If we don’t speak up, if we choose to keep quiet, we will lose our rights and the other races will take over,” he told some 1,000 people at a gathering in Johor Baru.

If the writing is not meant for being cynical, then again, TDM is being contradictory as always. That TDM quits UMNO (the political party he renewed does indicate his continuous fighting for the Malay Supremacy through political power ... here we go again and again and again.

In different circles, he keeps pulling the ground. In different circles, he keeps spinning round and round and round.

Reality Check

I'm not sure on what he meant as being a realist. Today, reality is, there is a huge demand in EQUALITY. Equality is where there are no distinctions and there are no superiorities or supremacies. This is a reality of human nature which is so against his own kind of reality.

REALITY demands perfection in equality that affords NO TEMPTATION. The result of the general election clearly shows there is a growing demand to stop corruption, nepotism, cronyism, marginalization, racism and so on BUT the REALITY is ... UMNO is perceived otherwise.

The way towards REALITY demanded is to throw aside narrowness of soul, that selfishness of principle, which the niggards of all professions are so unwilling to part with, and one will be at once delivered of one's fears on that head. Suspicion is the companion of mean souls, and the bane of all good society.

REALITY is HUMANS are all of one degree and consequently that all humans are born equal, and with equal natural rights, in the same manner as if posterity had been continued by creation instead of generation. Marginalization is INHUMAN.

REALITY is nearly all the leaders in the law-makers side are of his own management. Should leadership today is considered weak, then there should not be any difference between today's leadership comparatively during his time.

What does this weak leadership could mean?

REALITY is, it is the continuing of his own LEGACY ... be it in the process of leaders selections, project implementations, egoistic expenditures etc etc etc.

Struggling is not yet over in what sense? Nationalism in what sense? Reality is, do UMNO members love each other OR the other way around?

Reality is, TDM is now out of UMNO BUT keeps on with his own kind of struggling. What struggle is? Helping the poor? His own son follows his move too. Mind telling people how much the sons worth?

So much of the Reality Man.

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