The Jews “are not merely hook-nosed but understand money instinctively”, wrote Dr Mahathir Mohamad in his opus The Malay Dilemma.
“Jewish stinginess and financial wizardry gained them the commercial control of Europe and provoked an anti-Semitism that waxed and waned throughout Europe through the ages,” observed Tun M.
Opining on British role in Palestine, Dr Mahathir stated that “the whole country was taken from the Arabs and handed over to the Jews”.
[Note: All verbatim Mahathir quotes are taken from the 2009 reprint of The Malay Dilemma published by Marshall Cavendish.]
ABOVE: The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem met up Hitler on 28 Nov 1941
Did Mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini – who was accused of engineering bloody Arab riots against Jewish settlements in 1929 and 1936 – foresee the fate of the Palestinians today?
Ubah … Mahathir’s Mother of All Changes
Despite the same British colonial economy turning Tanah Melayu into a multiracial country almost overnight, Dr Mahathir insists that the Malays “maintain that Malaya has always been, and still is, their land.”
Unlike Palestine which turned into a Jewish state in 1948, and Israel which has been swallowing more and more land occupied by Palestinians ever since then.
Dr M noted that next to Islam, “the single most important change in the Malay environment was the massive influx of Chinese immigrants”.
He said the British encouraged Chinese immigration until the point that the Malays “realized that the Chinese could be a menace”.
BELOW: Lost … Jerusalem, the City of God
Rejected by Umno, Tun and Protun drift to the DAP
“The people who left the shores of China to seek their fortune abroad were hardened and resourceful”.
It was Tun’s opinion – during his Malay dilemma days – that the Melayu softie is “ill prepared to face the challenge of living in competition and confrontation with the aggressive immigrant races”.
Fast forward to our present era and Malays are still no match for the aggressive hardness (ultra kiasu) and resourcefulness (sneakiness) — we can easily see that in the way the Dapsters have hijacked a Protun blog.
And furthermore, Tun himself has changed his mind and is now prepared to work with the aggressive DAP in competition and confrontation with Umno led by Najib Razak.
BELOW: Church and mosque deadly rivalry in Jerusalem
Same ruthless character of the Zionists and neo-Zionists
Tun believes that the Chinese immigrant stock is “[p]reoccuped with making as much money as they could in as short a time as possible”, adding:
“But had the Chinese decided to take a keener interest in politics in the early days of the British administration, the position of the Malays would have been worse than it is today ”.
Well, since the lead-up to GE12, the Chinese have indeed decided to take a tremendously keen interest in politics. The result is the BN relinquishing its two-thirds majority in 2008 and losing the popular vote in 2013.
These massive electoral gains have resulted in DAP becoming the second strongest party in Parliament. DAP lawmakers are very loud and aggressive, and they want to make significant changes.
“Removal of all protection would subject the Malays to the primitive laws that enable only the fittest to survive,” Tun had written in The Malay Dilemma.
He theorized in the 1960s that the “Malay claim to being discriminated against in Malaysia s not based on laws, but on the character of the major racial groups in Malaysia”.
Half a century after Tun’s book, we see his theory take flesh in the fate of the Palestinians at the hands of the Zionists.
ABOVE: Chinese voters painting PAS camouflage on the eve of GE13
PAS and DAP like oil and water cannot mix
Tun appears to have forgotten his own reminder that “Malaysia has far too many non-Malay citizens who can swamp the Malays the moment protection is removed”.
In the past, he had cautioned that the “unscrupulous” Chinese are “predatory immigrants”, adding the Malays “had no reason to believe that understanding and sympathy was a strong Chinese trait”.
The ex-premier holds the view that apart from age, “riches are the only things that they [“the materialistic Chinese”] defer to”.
Nowadays, it is Najib whom Tun accuses of succumbing to ‘Cash is King’ philosophy. Isn’t it a case of fighting fire with fire — the BN’s Arab donation battling the DAP’s alleged Jewish election funding?
Previously Tun wrote, “where the materialists are juxtaposed with those inclined to high spiritual ideals, the impact of the former invariably damages the social order of the latter”.
Dr Mahathir’s theory above seems to explain the short-lived relationship between materialistic DAP and spiritual PAS, and how the greedy City Harvesters caused PAN to splinter from the parti Islam.
BELOW: Swapping partners … Hadi Awang slowly inches to Najib while Tun will lead Kit Siang’s Easter Sunday parade
Tun sekarang bersekongkol dengan DAP
Dr Mahathir explained that “the onslaught of the predatory Chinese” caused the Malays to retreat both in jobs and in living space whereby the Chinese dominated the richer urban areas and Malays remained rural pre-1969.
He was a firm believer that “the Chinese effectively excluded the Malays from all forms of business”.
He warned against monopoly of the economy and ‘complete Sinocizatio”n due to the Chinese’s “extreme chauvinism which characterized their business practice”.
He is today prepared, nonetheless, to disregard his own warnings and help the racial chauvinists when even PAS is rejecting the opposition-backed Deklarasi 4 Mac to topple Najib.
The line-up of elected reps in the DAP – supposedly a multiracial party – clearly shows how exclusively Chinese the party is. DAP has 142 Yang Berhormats in Parliament and the various DUNs. However only two out of its 142 YBs are Malay, i.e. YB Raub and YB Mentakab – see table below.
Tun has successfully overcome his fear of Sinocization, it appears.
Recycling: The more things change …
Tun used to believe that
“No change, no plan and no ideology which runs counter to the religion of the Malays can succeed.”
He also said, “Nothing makes anyone forget the fact of race. So those who say ‘forget race’ are either naive or knaves.”
Tun, the old race and religion champion, has recently adopted the DAP lingo of Beyond Race — saying in his March 4 anti-Najib declaration that all citizens “irrespective of race, religion, political affiliation, creed or parties” must transcend our parochialism in order to Save Malaysia.
How funny. Tun used to complain that Singapore “never missed an opportunity to run down Malaysia as a feudal state, spendthrift, inefficient and dominated by people unfit to govern”.
Today it is Tun who never misses an opportunity to run down Malaysia and Umno as a feudal one party state, spendthrift, inefficient and dominated by Malays unfit to govern.
His politics has come a bizarre inverse cycle.