Mukhriz, langgar adab and the Melayu’s weak spot
Who’s the bad guy — the cowboy or the Red Indian?
If you watch too many spaghetti westerns, you might be led into believing the bad guys are the Red Indians. Those who think the bad guys are the “Redskins” have been successfully brainwashed by Hollywood.
In the first place, they’re not even “Indians”. That’s only a label slapped on them by the White Man (like the label “racist” hurled at Malays by the Dapster-evangelistas.) Their tribe names are, among others, Navajo, Cherokee, Comanche, Mojave, etc
In the second place, the North American continent was THEIR LAND!
The First Peoples are the natives. The whites were the foreign settlers who came toting guns and thumping Bibles. The tribes were robbed of their ancestral land by the white supremacists.
So how in the world did the native landowner come to be popularly portrayed as the Red Indian villain and the violent robber as the cowboy hero?
Do you see the power of propaganda?
The Trail of Blood and Tears – read here how their tribal lands were stolen and turned into cotton plantations where the white masters kept “niggers” as slaves.
Who had bullied whom?
Who were the victims of massacre?
Which side was it that committed genocide on an entire race? Visit the American Indian Genocide Museum and find out. Note the museum’s logo depicting the conquistador ship with the Christian cross on its sails (below).
How astounding that some people can be indoctrinated into siding with the cowboys. But perhaps not so astounding when you reflect that too many people are not thinking logically.
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Oppo and DAP Aduns sided with Mukhriz
The Christian-led opposition had lent their formidable firepower to the pro-Mukhriz propaganda. It was a classic case of an enemy of my enemy is my friend.
Reading the English media, you’d have been led into thinking that Mukhriz was Mother Teresa instead of Mahathir’s son.
No, Mukhriz is not the innocent victim as the opposition media have been painting him to be. He was playing politics to the hilt.
The Malay press have a different take from the Christian-controlled English press. ‘Apa tujuan Mukhriz heret istana?’ (Sinar Harian, 2 Feb 2016)
Kedah’s (then) Menteri Besar had taken it upon himself to speak for the Palace claiming that Istana “murka” with the group trying to oust him.
Mukhriz claimed that the royals were “murka” but he did not say this immediately after the ‘mutiny’ press conference that day by Mat Bashah. He only made the claim 11 days after Bashah’s PC.
Some read it that Mukhriz had overstepped the boundaries in his attempt to trade on the name of the royals.
Turning things upside down, like cowboys and Indians
The Christian media tried to elicit sympathy for Mukhriz by reporting that he was “booted out” of the recent Umno supreme council meeting.
What the oppo deliberately withheld was not only the info that Mukhriz was not invited to attend but that he’s not an elected supreme council member. Neither is he an appointed member.
Mukhriz’s observer status in the Umno council is solely due to his post as state liaison chairman, to which he was appointed by Najib.
Najib selected and elevated Mukhriz to Kedah’s No.1 job but Mukhriz turned around and langgar tokay by joining his father Tun Mahathir, Muhyiddin and Shafie Apdal in condemning the party president.
If you disagree with the boss, you leave the company. You don’t ask the boss to resign. Ini adat.
Even in his press statement today, Mukhriz couldn’t resist taking a parting shot at Najib. He said,
“cubaan menutup mulut saya dari terus menjadi suara Rakyat dalam pelbagai isu nasional” (actually, it’s more like Mukhriz jadi suara bapa dia)
“”Sesungguhnya alasan sebenar tindakan ini diambil ke atas saya ialah kerana kritikan yang saya suarakan terhadap perdana menteri seperti yang beliau sendiri akui. Kritikan yang dimaksudkan adalah mengenai skandal 1MDB dan wang derma RM2.6 bilion dan meningkatnya bebanan sara hidup rakyat akibat GST.”
As a politician, Mukhriz is perfectly entitled to speak out but it’s a bit rich to be running down his boss from the very platform provided him by Najib as Kedah MB.
If Mukhriz wanted to fire at will, he should have resigned in solidarity when Muhyiddin and Shafie were sacked from cabinet, and joined them in attacking Najib from the outside.
No political leader worth his salt ought to allow himself to be attacked from within the fold. (For this reason, Umno as BN’s leader should permit the MCA-Gunting to die a natural death in GE14.)
How did Mat Bashah come to be portrayed as the bad guy?
Mat Bashah is a five-term Adun. He won Bakar Bata three consecutive terms in 2013, 2008 and 2004 and Alor Merah (as the seat was previously called before its delineation) in 1999 and 1995.
He has served as a Kedah YB more than 20 years compared to Mukhriz who is a first-term Adun in Ayer Hitam. Prior to that, Mukhriz was Jerlun MP for the GE12 term and made Deputy Trade and Industry Minister at the expense of KJ who was not in Najib’s first Cabinet.
Furthermore, Mat Bashah managed to retain his urban DUN seat (under the Alor Setar Parliamentary ward) in the face of the 2008 makkal sakti tide. He did not fall to the Chinese tsunami of 2013 either despite that his seat has 27 percent Chinese voters, or in other words three out of every 10 voters in his area are Chinese.
He is a homegrown Kedah politician who has paid his dues but made to eat the humble pie by having to make way for glamour boy Mukhriz.
It was Mat Bashah who did the groundwork. He was the Umno state liaison chairman. He was willing to be demoted to deputy state liaison chairman when Mukhriz parachuted in.
And this guy is painted as the Red Indian in the opposition-screened movie? What gives?
Sikap bersangka baik makan diri
Protuns tell lies just like Dapsters. They viralled that Bashah is only lulusan SRP. Well, he does not have a uni degree but he does have SPM.
The thing with Protun supporters is that they terlalu ikut rasa. They sympathize with Tun (allowing him metaphorically to get away with murder, even) due to his advanced age.
But when we call Tun an old man, they get angry and accuse us of being biadab. Hey, Tun’s age doesn’t prevent him from becoming the de facto opposition leader following Anwar’s jailing.
In fact, Tun timed his attack to inflict maximum damage on the BN.
He commenced his attacks on Najib shortly after Anwar was locked away and coinciding with the introduction of GST. His timing was calculated to provoke the utmost disenchantment with the government and the opposition happily latched on and have been riding on Tun’s coattails since.
Whether the effect is inadvertent or not, the end result is that Tun’s destructive actions are empowering the DAP by default.
It is not in the culture of Malays to bersangka buruk. They tend to give the benefit of the doubt.
The Mukhriz saga has been played out amidst a black ops psywar where the Protuns and Dapsters were hand in glove. Anyone who believed that Mukhriz could prevail were misinformed, and not to mention unsavvy polticially.
The disinformation was deliberate.
The Protuns and the Dapsters had leaked many pieces of false news, like Bashah’s SRP qualification for one and that Mukhriz had the support of half the BN Aduns as another. The DAP cyber squads are trained by the best sneaky bastards while the Protuns are approximating the Dapster mob mentality.
Tun himself is becoming increasingly unscrupulous in his fudging. He accused the group trying to oust his son as being responsible for BN’s loss of Kedah to PAS in 2008 when not a single one of the current 17 Umno Aduns had lost in GE12.
Achilles heel of the Malays is their adab
Adab Melayu untuk selalu bersangka baik is, sadly, a handicap in our present political climate.
Sebagai orang Islam, kaum Melayu ada batasan. Mereka menganggap fitnah itu dosa besar. Melayu takut kepada akhirat dan maka itu, Melayu yang warak akan cuba menjauhi daripada dosa.
What they fail to understand is that their political enemy is dajjal and possess no such culture of bersangka baik. They have NO BOUNDARIES, faham?!
When a Malay is told something, he takes it at face value and naturally just assumes that what he’s being told is true. There’s no inbuilt filtering mechanism to sift the niat jahat of his informant, and to realise that the speaker has intentionally crafted the most damaging deceit.
Ali Tinju said that kaum Cina penipu dan pembohong. If he had said that Dapster-evangelistas are cheats and liars, I can agree.
What Malays are unable to internalize (because it is outside their culture) is that these kind of people tell lies without batting an eyelid and they can lie all the time as long as the ends justify the means.
They invent the most malicious lies with the very worst of intentions. That’s why Islam warns against the dajjal.
The thing is now the Protuns and Dapsters are in cahoots. In fact, one Protun blog has recently become a hate site, hijacked by Dapster operatives – the same one (or two) Anon and Alphabet Soup who repeatedly and repetitively fabricate lies about me. And Life of Annie is colluding with them by publishing their vicious smears.
Sadly as the cowboys and Red Indians analogy has shown, there are gullible people everywhere, including too many Malaysians who swallow hook, line and sinker the Dapster-Protun propaganda.