Monday, 19 May 2008

Daddy 's Leaving - Member No.1 Quits!


"Malay dignity lies in wisdom
and not in war-mongering nor in idiotic pride."

- Dr Azly Rahman (Idiotic pride displayed for all to see- MalaysiaKini)

"As soon as by one's own propaganda
even a glimpse of right on the other side is admitted,
the cause for doubting one's own right is laid."

- Adolf Hitler

Malaysia Kini:-
Mahathir quits Umno

Former Umno president Dr Mahathir Mohamad today announced that he was quitting Umno with immediate effect and urged other members to emulate him.

He also called on all Umno ministers, deputy ministers and all levels of party leaders to join him in quitting the party.

"Wait 'till Abdullah quit as the prime minister and party president and then we can return to Umno," he said.

This is what Shahrir had to say:
"Certainly it is not helpful or constructive to the struggle of Umno right now," he said.

And Kuli:

"When and if I felt I had failed in my effort, then I would make up my mind on it (decision to quit or not)," he said.


About time I would say ....
These are interesting times indeed - and desperate situations require desperate measures.
So typical of this sensationalist opportunist!
However, this must be taken with a pinch of salt - the announcement was after being challenged by the floor. and he hasn't drafted the letter at press time!
Moreover, we all know how he quit being PM,
only to be back in the
driver's seat for another doggone year!

What took him so long, anyway?
He should also give up all the titles (especially the Tun-ship) - that would be real sweet of him .....
This time he's really scraping the bottom of the barrel, for support that makes a difference!

Look at this man - he's willing to destroy a party that has been the bulwark of the nation for a generation, just as he had no qualms about destroying the UMNO of Onn Jaafar.
He's willing to play the Race Card, bring down the govt, destabilize the nation and create problems - even abandon his "baby"- just becos he wants an uprising that he can capitalize on.
All for an agenda that does not have appeal anymore within the party leadership, or the Malay grassroots in general!

He should've done this long ago, instead of barking and sabotaging the corruption that the party had espoused and nurtured so lovingly, since the time he created it.
After repeated and desperate attempts at garnering support (including playing the race card) in a Game of High-stakes Poker, The Big Daddy of UMNO Baru - Tun Dr. Mahathir Bin Mohamed, decides to Quit his No.00001 membership!
(I really wonder if it had anything to do with the Lingam Tape)

"Wait 'till Abdullah quit as the prime minister and party president and then we can return to Umno," he said.

If the Malay community were to follow suit, and weaken Umno Baru, it would be his perfect opportunity to start his rhetoric about Malays not having political power/ leadership, and thus, another 5.13 of sorts.
This is a simple message that is repeated over and over again. Just as Hitler would've recommended when he said,
"All propaganda has to be popular, and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach."
This racist and hate-based rhetoric appeals a great deal to the "dispossessed Malay" of the land (read UMNO Baru), which is also his creation, for without Mahathir as the "sugar-daddy", they're all goners with nothing to fall back on.
The crap about Chinese and Indians questioning Malay rights is the whole load of hogwash that he used in 1969 for 5.13 prior to his expulsion.
He believes that all Malays become powerless, should he lose power!
He thinks he IS the Malay of all time, despite being half Malayalee/ Kaka!
This guy is simply hungry for power - and his belly can never be filled enough.
He never wanted to give up power, but the cobwebs of his rule were showing, and he simply needed to get out quickly for Pak Lah to be the fall-guy.

By doing this, he would indirectly "discredit" Kuli's campaign (who may not really want to quit), to contest at the Umno Baru AGM.
That would also leave him out in the cold - and it can't happen, as far as he's concerned.
Pak Lah is smarter in that - on the surface he ignores TDM and gives the "innocent & ignorant" facade. However in the background, his machinary is working full throttle to disgredit TDM and put him on the defensive. (Remember the RCI & leaked news?)
It is his way of purging Umno Baru of all elements of CheDetism and the cronies.

How I wish that he had been pretty open about the Judges that allegedly were "unethical" in their conduct, instead of being silent all these years. Being the perfect political opportunist that he is, maybe it is his way of nurturing the rot that he used to his benefit.
His admitted silence on these matters only serves to tarnish his already battered image of a disgraced and racist "statesman", and bring him much disrepute.
Why did he not reveal the names of these Judges, or get rid of them in the first place, instead of all the drama that he created?
One might wanna go back to Lingam and Vincent Tan on this ...

He should have just , and left AAB to his devices - that way he would've at least saved some face.
One would just wonder how much fight this old goat has, left in him.
Whatever said and done - Hats off to this old goat for being such a crafty fox, even at this age.

Some people say, the devil, hatred and greed are great driving forces that often keeps a person going, even if he's just a shadow or a shell of a man.

So the fireworks begin ..... let's see how many are willing to give up their rice bowl for the meteor shower of ideals that the MadHatter stands for!
Mahathir is now "wounded & cornered" - now he isn't gonna go down without a fight ..... and he'll fight like MAD!
Sigh .... kerana mulut, badan binasa ....

Relevant pieces:
Some Umno myths young Malaysians should know...
Razak's UMNO, Mahathir's UMNO Baru Dilemma.
Change? What Change?
The "Social Contract" - A Malaysian "Cold War"?
Understanding the "Oily Man" Syndrome.