Dapsters are going uber berserk at the Tun. Again.
They sneer that Dr Mahathir Mohamad is old and irrelevant.
If he is so irrelevant, why are there almost 300 comments responding to him in Malaysiakini?
It was not Utusan that gave prominence to Dr M’s thoughts on the DAP-driven 505 rallies. It was Malaysiakini.
If Dr M was so irrelevant – and in the case of yesterday’s flap, you can’t blame Utusan for his headlining turn this time – then why give him airplay? It is only a newsmaker who commands so many column inches.
Furthermore, if he really is irrelevant, why the predictable shooting of Dapster projectiles? Why waste materiel on somebody irrelevant.
And after all, the Tun was only penning his personal views in his personal blog. It’s not as if Malaysia’s biggest media conglomerate had blared those views to 5.63 million readers.
If the ex-premier’s views are truly irrelevant as he’s retired, then just leave him be to potter around in his own little plot of cyberspace lah.
But even his blog – it’s just a blog, okay – had been constantly disrupted by cyber attacks. If his views are so irrelevant, then nobody would be bothered to visit the CheDet website, right? So what’s with all the hacking?
After 60 years in politics
Dr Mahathir titled his June 6 blog posting ‘Racial Polarization‘.
“I may not always be right but after 60 years involvement in Malaysian politics I felt strongly that the race factor will continue to dominate the politics of the country. The quality of the candidates or parties, the ideologies and the desire for change will always be secondary to race.”
Let’s evaluate what he said.
We’re venturing into the realm of opinion here. There’s Dr M’s opinion and our own personal opinion. And there is the opinion of the DAP leaders, the Malaysiakini editors and the portal’s subscribers. And there is the opinion of the Dapsters.
Returning to the passage quoted above, Dr M had asserted that the quality of the candidates is a secondary matter for the Malaysian voter who casts his ballot according to ‘race’.
(a) In the context of GE13, Dr M’s assertion could be fine-tuned to say that the Dapster will vote ABU. Anything but Umno translates into a vote for any opposition candidate, as long as he does not belong to BN.
In the context of the Chinese tsunami, the Dapster will vote anyone who is aligned to DAP, which for the moment means any Pakatan person regardless of his race and religion. But there is no pull factor here, i.e. the candidate’s merit. The lack thereof is also immaterial.
There is only the push factor — Mesti tolak BN.
Hence is Dr M right or wrong? Doubtless he still pinpoints the ‘Race’ factor.
But the DAP, in garnering 90 percent Chinese support, has become synonymous with the Chinese race. The DAP will is the Chinese command.
(b) Dr M also wrote: “The DAP playing on racial sentiments drew the Chinese away from BN by depicting the MCA as lackeys of Umno.”
Again is he wrong or is he right? Is the DAP spit that MCA are Umno lackeys a matter of race or a matter of “good governance” lah, “transparency” lah, “accountability” lah, “competency” lah.
MCA pollies are in fact multiply more competent than the DAP carpetbaggers. And they have more integrity too. But this is just my opinion.
(Usually I don’t like to touch on intangibles like integrity which is not easy to quantify. Regular readers know this as my blog is filled with data, tables, pie charts, graphs, electoral maps as well as citations as to where I sourced my statistics/information from. But in the case of the DAP Christian politicians’ proclivity for self-righteousness, sorry I cannot tahan lah.)
(c) Dr M further wrote: “Although the DAP claims to be multiracial, it is in fact a Chinese party with mainly Chinese members and leadership.”
Why don’t DAP prove him wrong by releasing their membership roll? The multi-racial Gerakan is willing to admit that 80 percent of its members are Chinese.
Below is a screenshot of the DAP Youth Facebook. Do you believe that the non-Chinese children 3-to-1 on their banner is an honest reflection of Dapsy?
(d) Dr M concluded: “If today the schism between the races is deeper it is because the DAP reject the Malay/Chinese/Indian kongsi.”
Is Dr M correct to say that the schism between the races is deeper? You mean it’s not? Well Hallelujah!
(e) Dr M makes a prediction that the pronounced racial polarization will become more so in the future.
Since he’s talking about the future, we shall have to wait and see if he will be proven right or wrong.
We can however though look to the past for a clue.
In 1965, Dr M made a speech in Parliament about the DAP’s parent company, i.e. Singapore’s PAP. See ‘DAP of today like PAP of 1965‘
He said that the PAP believed that “the MCA must be destroyed”. And Dr M said this 48 years ago. Now we know that he was correct all those years ago. [Cross refer point (b) above.]
Dr M also exposed 48 years ago how the PAP leaders “have never failed to say out aloud that they have nothing against the Umno or the Malays, but on the other hand the MCA was pictured to the Malays as a weak, corrupt Kuomintang orientated Chinese chauvinist party”.
Look at the DAP modus operandi today. They have never failed to say out aloud that they have nothing against the Malays. Only against “Umnoputras”.
On the other hand the MCA is pictured to the PAS and PKR Malays as a weak, corrupt Chinese chauvinist, Islam-hating party.
Wow! Dr M was right again.
Looking at how GE13 panned out, it might just have crossed the Tun’s mind that he ought to clamber up to his attic and look for that magic crystal ball he used in 1965.
Every day the Dapsters are working so hard to confirm Dr Mahathir’s 50-year-old opinion. And boy, are they succeeding beyond even his expectations.