Sunday, 19 October 2008

Social Contracts, Social Betrayals and NEP ....

Addendum From Bodohland:

After a While, The Sucking Comes Easy

An idea of a social contract draws from teleological thinking as opposed to a modern naturalistic view of sociocultural evolution.
A social contract is a hypothetical agreement between primitive, "unsocialized" people, who decided to form a society in order to avoid wars and violence, by instead creating specific rules - laws - that would organize the group life.
A notable founder of the social contract model, Thomas Hobbes, presents a totally rationalistic view on human nature, which is a main point of contemporary critique.
- WikiBooks

Sounds like the "betrayal" has got to many Malaysians ....
But how can one feel betrayed, if one never really trusted or loved the person who was supposedly the Judas? He was never meant to be trusted anyway.
If he were an institution upon which, benefits granted unto you rides on - he has done his job.
Judas was there for a reason, and history shows that he always does his job well ....

The voice of the people has been ignored & Petitions for justice came to naught - it is realpolitik at play.
Haris Ibrahim's last post (HERE) was sad, and I really feel for him (although I'm certain that he knew what was coming).
Civil society, with the help of politicians, have done much to create awareness that we are thankful for. RPK is incarcerated for this same spirit of justice.
RPK knew that the going wouldn't be easy, and they would fight back (and fight dirty).
It is now that leaders of civil society needs to rise to the challenge - and not let them break the spirit/ courage. If that is lost, so is the future to pirates.
Leaders & fighters who have the Nation in mind, cannot let the pirates win. Many things will crop up to break the spirit which RPK & DSAI has fought so hard to revive - the Spirit of Reform, Trust, Justice & Nationhood.

It definitely wasn't a coincidence that the special courts decided against the Yam Tuan prior to this announcement - it was probably meant to send a message to "those concerned" prior to current events.

There will be more "sandiwaras" to come - and it will all be designed to to show "who's the boss" & break the trust and spirit among the citizenry. It is just the attempt to create the sentiment of "helplessness" of civil society. Many will get disappointed that they are powerless to prevent the slide to corruption, "chaos" and the curtailment of liberties - which is what is needed for them to pursue this evil agenda.They'll sow distrust, inflame passions and breed hatred - so as to require barbaric/ "jahilliyah" laws like the ISA.

The Pirates will be playing up a number of issues in the coming days - sensitive or not - so as to divert our attention/ focus from the cause of justice and liberty.
They may create too many issues for us to focus on.
There may even be another "KMM/Al-Maunah" event orchestrated soon. (They already have a very convenient scapegoat in Hindraf after the recent banning anyway). Hindraf is described in the same breath as the above two (fictitious) groups and characterized as "extremist" in nature, when it was actually "the real extremists" who refused to consider Hindraf's repeated appeals for justice though formal/ appropriate channels.

They will have "allied parties" creating/ bringing "sensitive" controversies to the fore so as to heighten the prospect of "conflict" - while they party together in the backyard. There has to be an environment where fear dominates. Fear of dispossession, fear of conflict and fear of thy neighbour, with the haunting spectre of violence.
It is quite possible that things would be pushed to the "brink"(at least in the minds of the people) - so as to facilitate the agenda of piracy that they have in mind. The MSM, (like the sick Utusan Malaysia "cerpen") will of course play a major role to rile up emotions of a certain sector of society. But of course it would be considered fair game by "authorities".
Sectarian interests & conflicts will be given greater coverage in the near future ......

Politicians & Civil society need to start awareness campaigns for true "Malaysian Unity", as opposed to the window dressings on MSM. Civil society needs to reach out to "heartlanders" and those of the lower socio-economic strata - they are the key to "empowerment". Right now, they are the ones who are manipulated by the pirates who assume high office.

At the heart of all this, is the biggest lie told in 50 yrs to the Malaysians - the NEP, sold to the ignorant masses as "Social Contract" - and used as a pretext to plunder the resources of the Nation.
The "beneficiaries" of this evil form of Racism need to realize that they have been shortchanged. They need to realize that they have been reduced to servitude, despite all the chest-thumping "supremacy" rhetoric of their political kings/warlords/ masters/ "guardians".
The people need to realize that they are given mediocrity in return for surrendering their humanity & rights to pirates, while the nation is plundered.
Until and unless the "beneficiaries" reject this immorality which is bankrupting the nation while stripping them of their spirituality, conscience & dignity - there can be no progress towards Nationhood.

Politicians aren't angels, Power corrupts, & Governments don't serve the people - they rule, and serve only themselves - while crumbs are thrown to the masses. (There are rare exceptions, though)
The people are servants to governments. Anyone who says otherwise, is simply lying. The only way to keep a check on them is through decent education, awareness and civilian empowerment.
Once again, to all Malaysians (especially Haris) - Keep the Faith, and build the trust.

There's a long way to go - a long and windy road ......

The following are some of the things written in the past, with regard to matters
that lie at the heart of the malady faced by Malaysian politics,
and spells disaster for the future, should it be perpetuated:-

Where is the Spirit of Merdeka?
Reply to TDM's Criticism on
Razak's UMNO, Mahathir's UMNO Baru Dilemma.
A Curse in the Malaysians' Embrace.
The Pirate and "Social Contractor".
The "Social Contract" - A Malaysian "Cold War"?
A Malaysian Disease of Fear and Apathy
A Social Contract of "Asian Values".
Some Umno myths young Malaysians should kno... (from MT)
Ethnic Envy and The NEP - a reply
The state of NEP, and its fallout.

1 comment:

  1. Malaysiakini has apologised and Najib is not suing. You see the difference between a true leader and the Theresa Koks of the Opposition...

    I reproduce here the full Press Statement from the office of the Deputy Prime Minister.

    Monday, October 20, 2008
    Press Statement from DPM's Office on Malaysiakini's Article.

    The internet news portal Malaysiakini yesterday published an email purportedly from a ‘Najib Support Group’ containing a so-called Manifesto supposedly linked to Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Razak. Without any verification, Malaysiakini has deemed it appropriate to publish the false contents of this email.

    The Deputy Prime Minister’s office would like to clarify that Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Razak has never issued any manifesto to back his bid for the UMNO presidency.

    The Malaysiakini report is therefore patently false and misleading. Malaysiakini’s decision to publish the story is extremely unethical as they had failed to verify the matter with the Deputy Prime Minister’s Office prior to publication.

    The conduct of Malaysiakini is regrettable and unacceptable. Certainly, it is an unfortunate display of negligence and lack of professionalism in news reporting.

    It is important for Malaysiakini to investigate the origin of the malicious e-mail in order for it to clear its name and reputation.

    Malaysiakini has apologized to the Deputy Prime Minister on this matter. Nevertheless, it is our hope that Malaysiakini and other news portals, regardless of their editorial policy, will conduct themselves in an ethical and professional manner.

    This false story is the latest move in what is obviously a concerted effort by certain quarters to tarnish the image of the Deputy Prime Minister. Indeed, of late, ever since the UMNO Transition Plan was brought forward to March 2009, there has been a consistent and continuous effort by some websites to concoct and publish false and malicious reports aimed at discrediting the Deputy Prime Minister.

    We hope the Malaysian public, in particular readers of these websites are able to distinguish truth from falsehood when reading the materials published.

    Deputy Prime Minister’s Office

    20th October 2008

    Sumiyah Sumadi
    Office of the Deputy Prime Minister
    Prime Minister's Department
    Level 4, West Wing
    Bangunan Perdana Putra
    62502 Putrajaya
    Tel: 03-8888 1153
    Fax: 03-8888 0943

    Now this is REAL proof that there is a concerted attempt by certain news portals and blogs to discredit Najib. They spread all sorts of lies about him and even called him names - from a cold-blood murderer to a Hindu priest.

    Enough is enough. Why don't we just rally behind Najib for the love of our country? He has an uphill task of repairing the damages left behind by Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. These are damages never before sustained by the Barisan Nasional in the country's entire 50-year history. And that's not going to be easy.


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