Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Najib- Mahathir's New "Incompetent"?

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Ozymandias
I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: "Two vast and trunkless legs of stone

Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown

And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read

Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,

The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed.

And on the pedestal these words appear:

`My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:

Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,

The lone and level sands stretch far away.

- P. B. Shelley
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It was in his perfect moment of glory at the delayed 2008 Umno Baru AGM - he was baptized at the pinnacle of his career as the President of Mahathir's Umno Baru.
Despite all the calls for "change, change and more change"- some things will never change. That is the intellectual vacuum within, which begs for Mahathir's patronage. At his closing speech, true to his image, he subtly pleaded (or was is a jab) to a morose Mahathir, that he not be whacked silly (with the mindless audience applauding), when he said that Abdullah promised not to interfere or criticize him publicly.

It couldn't have been better for the man characterized as a "coward" by his mentor - the conflicts were ironed out, and the elections were engineered to perfection by rewarding the relevant warlords. He even choreographed a real coup in forcing Mahathir's presence as a show of "unity" for a "1Malaysia" (whatever that means). We'll never know for sure, but some say that Mukhriz's post was the carrot dangled for the jackass.

If Najib harbours any illusions of Mahathirs support, it is time he gets rid of it - for this old man don't work for nobody except himself. Najib may have just got more than he bargained for.
For all practical purposes, in Mahathir's eyes, Najib is actually a jackass who has underperformed in all his duties since he was handed power on a silver platter.
Considering Mahathir's persona, one cannot be faulted for thinking that Mahathir actually despises a philandering aristocratic spoilt brat. After all, Mahathir the politician, is never known to be gracious to his "allies" and "partners" - forget the adversaries. In fact, in Mahathir's book, they are all one and the same - an affront to his monumental ego (depicted by the twin obelisks in KLCC).

Abdullah's legacy is ready to be erased - just as many monarchs/ pharoahs of old had done to their predecessors. His corridors are probably destined to be as airy as it always has been. The crook-ed bridge issue is being revived once again. Hardly has his sweat dried, and Mahathir has already passed his "unsavoury" comment on CheDet, and is heavily lobbying for the "crooked bridge" by trying to appeal to the "stupidly patriotic" on the non issue of sovreignty.
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As the person concerned I will leave it to Malaysians
to judge and to define "Mahathirism".

-Mahathir, www.chedet.cc
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But knowing how these guys are (like his predecessor who had "big ears"), Jibby in his craving & grovelling for approval (as in the Ku Li report by the MSM), praise & worship from all around him, will probably allow his ears to betray his mind.
While that of Mahathir may be certain (crooked bridge or not), one can only speculate the legacy (beyond the Altantuya legend, that is) that Jibby would leave behind - other than being another name on Mahathir's list of unworthy incompetents.

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We are inconsolable at being deceived by our enemies and betrayed by our friends,
yet still we are often content to be thus served by ourselves.

-Fran├žois de la Rochefoucauld

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