Wednesday, 5 September 2007

Mahathir "Unplagued" - IDR (SJER/ NSER)

The following was my interpretation of the "words of wisdom" spouted by none other than TDM - a very wise guy of Malay(sian) politics ....
It was put up in the comments section in Malaysia Today

This was the first:-

cruzeiro wrote:

Umm .... Yes, TDM!
BTW, I thot it was you who wanted that ... way to go, Tun!

More of Ketuanan Melayu rhetoric .....

Yeah Right .... "we" built KLCC, PutraJaya, Proton and Cyberjaya .... and they are doing just great.

Never mind that JB Waterfront City and Danga bay are flops, and people live in squalor - what matters is, Cinakuis don't control the indusries (which means, you and cronies, need quotas for control FOC).

Of course lah the money must be invested by the Cinakui, and they must manage it to success - then the cronies can come in and replace all of them with local grads - the menial labour force will of course be open to all races, including bangla, indon and vietnam.

TDM, 22yrs - and this all you can talk about?

Anyway, get well soon - we still need someone to voice something - even if it is crappy.

Then the next ..........

cruzeiro wrote:

At the end of the day, what TDM is try to say is (forgive me for being crude),

"We are stupid - and the NEP has paralysed us - so you who are able, must learn to feed us. Also, you should provide facilities for physiotherapy to rehabilitate us, so that we can kill you with our able arms with another 5.13.

Is that too much to ask? The cinakuis of Malaysia don't think so - so why you S'poreans so kiasu?

We know how to use money, but we don't know anything on how to make it.

Is it our fault that we are pirates? We can only live as parasites, sucking dry any industry with quotas reserved for us, while we give peanuts to the kampungs. It's genetic ... a race thing - all the Malaysians believe it! Why can't you industrious scum across the causeway believe it (that includes the Malays of S'pore)?

The land is all we have, don't take that away - even if it turns into a desert or a wasteland with flopped projects or drug haunts, and we are left hungry.

It is unlikely that we would go hungry as things are with the NEP - our cronies and cinakuis are nice enough to feed us and wash our butt (we are paralysed, remember). If they don't comply, we can always launch a compassionate campaign of you know what.

Anyway, if we don't have these cinakuis, at least we Bolehlanders can wallow silently in shit, with pride and God to fill our bellies!
That's why, in my good ol' days, I used to say Malaysia Boleh!"
05/09 16:14:29

Human Nature, Racism, And Dignity

Human Nature, Racism, And Dignity

Ravi Zacharias

There has been an ongoing attempt in our culture to look at human nature apart from any transcendent accountability. Once that feeling of alienation from God is etched upon our consciences, we are alienated not only from God, but even from our fellow human beings and, ultimately, from ourselves.

I don't know how many of you heard the great tennis player Arthur Ashe interviewed when it first became public knowledge that he had contracted AIDS from a blood transfusion. He was one of my favorites. Tragically, Ashe had felt the sting of racism throughout his life. This mild-mannered gentleman looked into the eyes of the reporters and said, “As painful as it is to know that I have this dreaded disease, nothing could be as painful as the rejection I have endured all my life because of racial prejudice.”

Think of the agony encased in those words. Think about it. That a man so respected, so talented, so gentlemanly could express such pain endured over a lifetime of personal rejection because of someone else's capacity to hate. That is very sobering. As we look across the globe today, there are few things as deeply volatile as this issue—the tragedy and the hell of bigotry and racism. The pain of rejection by reason of birth alone is one of the deepest pains a person can ever experience.

In our day we have tried to do away with prejudice apart from God, seeking solutions by rewriting laws, by reeducating ourselves. Yet, who among us can say that we have succeeded in eliminating the victimization of people? If anything, our society constantly stands at the brink of conflict as violence erupts suddenly if there is even a hint of discriminatory judgment.

I am convinced that all our attempts to change laws and to reeducate people are merely band-aid solutions for a fatal hemorrhage. The system will never change because our starting point is flawed. The secular view of man can neither give the grandeur that God can give, nor can it see the evil within the human heart that God alone can reveal and cure. Naturalism implicitly denudes each individual of the grand image that God has imprinted upon his creation.

You see, if we can acknowledge that God is the author of life, then we lose any claim we may have made to superiority. If we can acknowledge that there is evil in our hearts, then God can transform us through His Son. If we want to right our social situation, we must start vertically with God.

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