Malaysia Today yesterday aggregated my posting ‘Hindraf Q & A’. There is a comment there from regular M2Day commenter temenggong, which I’m reproducing below.
temenggong, March 17, 2013 19:44:44
“the chinese and christians fantasize over racist and bigoted analogies, as in this instance. I cannot recall buddhists and hindus having any hostile agenda, ever, in any part of the world! Is
is it hard to understand for the muslim/malay mind?
BN will win, but without a two third majority, therefore it is important for parties [ ]
After the elections there will be severe payback/culling. It is for you to read that as 200 listed companies taken down/changing hands.
Did you really think the rest of us have no anger? That we don’t know how to respond?”
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It does not end with polling day
Opposition supporters are under the illusion that after the election is over and done with, the political madness will be at an end.
It’ll only mark the beginning of a new chapter because as temenggong says, the payback is to come: “Did you really think the rest of us have no anger? That we don’t know how to respond?”
My blog has moderated more than 21,500 reader comments to date. M2Day would have moderated comments many thousand-fold this number.
Raja Petra Kamarudin has been manning M2Day since 2004 and as web admin he knows what commenters in the English-language new media are like.
Over the last year or so, Raja Petra has been cautioning his Bangsar Malaysia readership that their Malay-and-Muslim bashing has gone too far. Actually my Malay friends have been complaining to me about the Dapster’s abusive aggression since several years ago.
The success of the Chinese opposition in 2008 released the floodgates of non-Malay hope, frustration and anger that has been long pent up. This is something I can understand. However in the larger scheme of things, the past five years of opposition gains has been a case of taking one step forward and two steps back.
Screenshot below: The tweet is from the Damansara Utama Methodist Church (DUMC)
No stopping the Dapsters
Raja Petra has tried the carrot approach by appealing to them berhemahlah sikit.
More recently he tried the stick approach, writing on March 11:
“Anyway, as I said, Malaysia Today, too, has its share of hecklers who do not address, rebut or reply to the points in the article or report. They totally ignore the issues and instead just heckle. And these are the people I respond to with my sarcastic comments. It is not so much bringing myself down to their level but more to give them a taste of their own medicine.”
Their level is rock bottom
There is this popular quote — “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.”
Can the Dapster behaviour be tempered (made to tone down) if you give them a taste of their own medicine? Alas, it looks like the answer is ‘No’.
I tested the water with my posting ‘Lowyat trolls need to be taught the Bung Moktar lesson’ (see the Sabah Umno MP’s tweeted reply above, screenshot). It was a failed experiment.
Reminders to the opposition supporters about Newton’s Third Law of Motion – ‘For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction’ – only falls on deaf ears.
The ‘green’ fist
The poster below was put up in Haris Ibrahim’s ABU (Asal Bukan Umno) blog on 7 Jan 2013.
As early as 27 Nov 2012, I had posted ‘Perarakan Himpunan Hijau di KL berbaur pengaruh politik DAP‘.
I followed up on 13 Dec 2012 with ‘DAP, pembangkang ada tangan dalam anti-Lynas’ and on 1 Feb 2013, ‘Kempen gerakan anti-Lynas untuk tumbangkan BN dalam PRU13‘.
That was some four months ago and I was viciously attacked by Chinese bloggers who claimed that Himpunan Hijau was a purely environmental concern.
Well now look.
Blog House president Syed Akbar Ali has described the entire Wong Tack episode in one word – munafikism.
SAA blogged: “It means hypocrisy. They say they are angels, whiter than white, holier than holy. It is all bullshit.”
‘Ubah’ back to front
When I wrote last November that the Himpunan Hijau demo in the heart of KL was coated the colour DAP politics, I was vilified.
Now the facts prove that I was right — the so-called ‘green’ movement chairman is standing as a DAP parliamentary candidate.
It wasn’t too long ago that Wong Tack threatened to burn down the Lynas plant. Today he has Ubah to declare that it might be alright after all for Lynas to operate if they came in through the front door.
Look who’s always vilifying others as “unethical” (screenshots below)
Like how Rocky puts it, I’m “the Queen of Pain in the ass of Lim Guan Eng, the Komtar troopers’ paymaster himself” and hence the attacks on me do not defy Dapster logic.
However it is not only political writers who are attacked but just about any Chinese individual who airs a contrary opinion to the DAP worldview.
A medical practitioner who exposed the anti-Lynas propaganda Datuk Dr Looi Hoong Wah revealed:
“Pictures of a children with cerebral palsy, mental retardation as well as many other pictures with congenital defects and leukaemia from the Bukit Merah area has been used repeatedly to instil fear into the unsuspecting naive population of Malaysia in a very sick attempt to link Lynas to these terrible illnesses.
“The link between congenital defects, cerebral palsy and radiation in Bukit Merah are misinformations maliciously created by the anti-Lynas folks!”
Dr Looi became the object of a hate campaign and receiving threats in the same mould as the Facebook (detergent ad) Girl when he reprimanded, “Only people with ulterior motives would use pictures and videos of these unfortunate patients whose disorders have nothing to do with radiation to score political points!”
Even the DAP followers’ own children were pawned during the anti-Lynas street protests.
Dr Looi commented that “they are being made used of by very unscrupulous, irresponsible and despicable people who exploit their misfortune for DIRTY POLITICAL GAINS !”
This too he said months ago. And Dr Looi has been proven right.
The key word is “enabling”. There must be “enablers” for this cyberbullying to take place.
Dr Looi traces the roots of the anti-Lynas movement by quoting one Jade Lee:
“’It may enlighten some readers here, if you are open minded enough to listen and to learn the truth, IT WAS A FEW CHURCH LEADERS IN KUANTAN who have first started to discuss the Lynas issue and to raise awareness of their congregation to oppose this project.’ Unquote” (see here).
Papa Dapster actually said that Lynas is a “NUCLEAR REACTOR“, screenshot above of TMI article (8 Sept 2012).
Dr Looi further explains:
“Once the madness started, a few of the local Chinese Newspapers, picked up the story and amplified the fear by persistently reporting on every word that the anti-lynas say, even though they are something that is obviously absurd.. like the Lynas plant is a nuclear plant and is going to explode and spread radioactivity all over the country.”
The Kuantan church leaders had access to the Chinese media.
With the English media both online/broadcast and print, it is the Christians who are in control.
The Chinese polity have allowed the Dapsters to take the wheel. The Christian community have allowed the evangelistas to sit in the driver’s seat.
Cyberslandering and cyberbullying are not being carried out by autobots. It is flesh and blood Bangsar Malaysians who are running the show. When you meet them in ‘real’ life, you will find that they behave just like the Dapsters and the Jerusubangites.