This posting is a continuation of The ‘chauvinist’ label, Chinese self-destructiveness & changing dynamics.
I had written in Part I that it is a big mistake for Malays to label DAP a ‘Chinese chauvinist’ party because DAP is not controlled by those exhibiting traits of Chineseness.
Instead the Christian evangelical faction who have got a strangehold on the party were educated in missionary schools, employ the White Man political vocabulary and use the loony left bully pulpit. They clearly fail the junzi test.
” … a Chinese ideal. A gentleman in Chinese ideal, the junzi (君子) is someone who is always composed and possessed of himself and doesn’t lose his temper and doesn’t lose his tongue.”
— Lee Kuan Yew
in Sept 2010 interview with NYT & IHT
Look at how the DAP paramount leader loses his tongue.
2:34 — “Ini Utusan Malaysia macam Shit Bet tau, macam Mossad. Dia bertindakan macam Shin Bet dan Mossad nak bunuh, nak fitnah, nak bunuh sifat dan watak seseorang tanpa bukti. Ini Shit Bet Malaysia ini, Mossad Malaysia ini, Utusan-Shin Bet ataupun Utusan-Mossad ini nak menyatakan fitnah dan penipuan yang tidak berasas.”
4:28 — “Tapi untuk Utusan Malaysia cuba kaitkan pembunuhan zalim dengan isu politik, saya rasa amat tidak bermoral sekali, dan seperti yang saya sebut tadi nak bunuh sifat dan watak seseorang tak lain seperti Shin Bet dan Mossad Israel nak bunuh orang Palestin. So sekarang Utusan Malaysia macam Shin Bet dan Mossad menggunakan isu-isu yang tidak berasas untuk cuba bunuh watak dan sifat seseorang.”
6:20 — Itu sebab apa yang dinyatakan oleh Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz memang benar. Ini Utusan Malaysia memang jahat lah, saya rasa lebih teruk daripada itu macam Shin Bet dan Mossad Israel nak bunuh orang saja. … Dan saya rasa ini sekarang dimainkan oleh Utusan Malaysia, bukan saja jahat tetapi gunakan taktik Shin Bet dan Mossad Israel untuk timbulkan perasaan benci di antara rakyat Malaysia. Bahaya betul Utusan Malaysia.”
And how he loses his composure — “the pro-Umno ferocious beasts”, “these ferocious pro-Umno beasts”, “the pro-Umno beasts”, “cruelly dragging in my young 16 year old son”, “maligned in such a beastly and cruel fashion publicly” all in one breath.
The above rant against the “ferocious beasts” was 3 months ago (Oct 2010).
In his recent New Year message, Lim Guan Eng hearkened to his earlier leitmotif of ‘beastliness’:
“There is confidence that Penang can defeat the extremists who appeal to beastly emotions and overcome the racists who play up to our worst fears …”
Again he freely scolds other people “racists”. It’s hard to recognize in Guan Eng any of the self-possession so vital in a Chinese gentleman as described by successful Singapore’s founding father.
And DAP hardly reflects Chinese aspirations either.
When has DAP 2.0 defended the Chinese? For example, the party exhibited a deafening and total silence with regard to the tragic case of Tan Yi Min.
In comparison, Chua Soi Lek handled his sex video scandal with much more elan. The tape first surfaced 5 years ago but opposition fanboys still can’t help dwelling on the MCA president’s “thick and shameless head” even after all this time.
Chua could be talking about the Hadron Collider, the Higgs Boson or NASA’s Kepler mission discovering a three-planet system orbiting the KOI-961 star but his detractors adamantly refuse to stop carping on his 2007 adultery.
(My great granddad had two wives. What about yours?) Can we please move on or I suggest that the Firster stone throwers get their own sex life instead of obsessing about Chua Soi Lek’s morals.
But of course the Christians like to wear their “righteousness” like a crusader’s cape.
A posting several days ago on the ‘Lives-for-God’ state assemblywoman Hannah Yeoh prompted a Yeopie admirer to comment in my blog.
From the previous abusive comments made by this livid reader, I’m deducing that he’s a Malay guy.
This biadab person was incensed at my posting about how ‘Selangorku’ has a RM300 million budget and the state’s Pakatan Aduns were each given an RM1 million allocation last year by the Menteri Besar.
Hannah, flush with funds, can afford to hire a political secretary, 4 personal assistants and any number of interns.
It’s no wonder then that the personality cult in DAP – Hannah has 39,000 Twitter followers – flourishes with all these ‘assistants’ canvassing the public.
Guan Eng has a staff of 28 in his Chief Minister’s Office, many of them press secretaries and others in his personal media unit. Which Umno Menteri Besar has dozens of press secs, you tell me. Which Umno Adun has half a dozen personal assistants, you tell me.
Guan Eng’s gang comprises pressmen who used to work in the Chinese papers. You can imagine how Chinese voters might be influenced.
The reason pro-opposition provocateurs have been emboldened in cyberspace is due to the support they’re getting from PAS and PKR Malays.
One such case in point is the ‘fak your mom’ commentator. The pro-establishment Malay bloggers have written more comprehensively on this theme of the changing dynamics whereby DAP is emboldened because of the backing they’re getting from their PAS-PKR Malay allies.
If the DAP politicians have not been getting Malay cheerleaders (e.g. Teo Nie Ching in her selendang and surau forays), the boldness to provoke would not have reached our present kurang ajar level.
Note that I consider certain pro-Umno elements such as Shah Alam’s cow head protestors to be kurang ajar too. This syndrome afflicts both sides but Perkasa members have not said “fak your mom” to me despite their police report.
The double standards are astounding. Opposition supporters feel that just because this blog allows freedom of speech, it provides a licence for them to comment thus on my family.
On the other hand, their own precious leaders are famous for issuing gag orders, harassing critics (Nga Kor Ming sues blogger for RM10 million), character assassination (Guan Eng’s pol-sec Ng Wei Aik baits Lim Boo Chang) and now blocking Twitter.
To be continued … the Umno-MCA relationship vs DAP-PAS/PKR cohabiting