My friend Walla has written some pertinent comments. As usual, anyone who knows Walla personally is always impressed with his rapier sharp intellect. For the benefit of my readers, I reproduced here, Walla’s comments.
I think Sak has written a great piece here - an outpouring from the heart straight from the mind. His are the things the Umno GA 2011 should have deliberated instead of spewing nonsense and hatred bereft of intelligence, integrity and standard and also insulting on the grace of our Malays.
If anything, Umno has shown not just our rakyat but also the whole world how low-class are their delegates. Just wait for another set of wikileaks to reinforce the conclusion.
Even others with third-world mentalities will be embarrassed - because here we have the extremely well-fed and well-dressed talking cock and expecting the rakyat to agree with them just because they are on stage punching their fists, putting on their false and hawing show, and creating yet another bogeyman to channel attention away from their corruptions and abuse of power that continue to form the bulwark of issues that is destroying the future of the young. Incidentally this deflection tactic is a hallmark of that black mamba cobra.
Just think of it - three thousand empty-headed and self-deluded hyenas and jokers wanting to run this country of 28 million for another five years in the same way they have been running it into the ground all the past years, and then asking to be trusted and supported again so that they can whip up another opiate of spin while ripping off the rakyat who will have to settle for an economy with a rm400 plus Billion debt that will grow unabated because in his calculations Keynes couldn't imagine the rapaciousness and gross stupidity of an animal called Umno.
Why didn't a single Umno delegate tell Najib that politics is not a game so how can he talk about game-changer?
And if in responding to his call to Umno leaders to "do the right thing" by resigning as unwinnable candidates they were to tell him "you first, show the way", will his answer be any different from that by Mahathir in the twenty-two years he had messed up the institutions while holding on to his seat and spinning about bersih cekap dan amanah?
Why didn't a single Umno delegate ask Muhyiddin whether Nazri would have labelled his speech 'racist' eight times and call for his immediate censure in parliament? And if he cannot answer that, why didn't a single Umno delegate ask Muhyiddin about Mohamed Rahmat's exposure that Mahathir's cronies tried to acquire villagers land at 80 sen psf so that they could resell at 1,780 sen psf for the Second Link - in Johor? (http://is.gd/HtOsts)
why didn't a single Umno delegate ask Nazri whether he agrees with his PDRM saying the lawyers march to parliament was illegal when the last one checked, lawyers are the ones defining what is legal for the police?
Why didn't a single Umno delegate ask Shahrizat how she can wear the tudung and look pious comforting women but evade an explanation how her family can get such a large grant in all but name out of the rakyats' pocket so that they can spend on condos, land, limousine and trips, presumably everything needed to breed cows so that the rakyat won't have to think it's all karma from beheading one cow in Shah Alam?
Why didn't a single Umno delegate ask Khairy why he is still trying to bullshit his way through? Let's not waste any more time on this kid with an attitude unbefitting a youth leader, let alone that of a future prime minister, unless the entry requirements sink below those required to be a juvenile smart alec.
And, why didn't a single Umno delegate ask one Mr. cyber magoo somewhere here what did he mean by saying "Umno's back in business"?
Isn't that revealing too much of the real standard operating procedure of Umno - all for one, but one for money, power, privileges and double standards? Add diamonds, hermes bags, cayennes, lusty travels overseas and what not, and you can say it will be easier to push a camel through the eye of a needle enroute to heaven.
The frivolities of this recent circus show reveal in no uncertain terms how Umno has been destroying this country. They're not leaders. They're zombies stoned on reckless power-mongering and double standards not only for laws of the land, but also for its policies, procedures and procurements.
In much the same way the Auditor-General's curling report has nuked Najib's feel-good Annual Budget 2012, this Umno General Assembly has completely nuked and debunked Umno's standing before the eyes and ears of all sensible, moderate, thinking and upstanding rakyat of the country.
We all know why Umno was shocked by the results of the last general elections. It had been overweeningly confident that each race would only vote for its own party. Doesn't that mindset reflect racism in the first place? And what actually happened? The rakyat voted for other races.
Now what will Muhyiddin say next were he to find out that many Malays had voted for DAP in GE12?
That they are racists as well by dint of supporting what he has labeled without foundation as a racist party? If that is not enough, how will he advise his constituents who are gainfully employed by organizations run by people who support DAP? That they should resign from their jobs because he is Umno incarnate?
The mindset of forgettable jokers like these is locked in some hoary past that remains the only thing they think they can still use to scare the rakyat because they realize without that false scare, the rakyat will immediately see through them and their party as irrelevant.
Our society is on a painful but healing path away from the racism started by that black mamba cobra.
Why try to stop the rakyat from healing amongst ourselves so that we can help one another with brotherly goodwill that doesn't have to be propped up by artificial crap policies used by Umno to secretly funnel rakyat funds to the accounts of their own puerile and corrupt putras and puteris?
Want to talk next about keeping our Malay culture and language? Fine - after everyone uses the language exclusively, how does one go about next to acquire the very knowledge to dig all out of the casket-sized hole the young have been deposited in? How will they be able to interact confidently with the rest of the world - on its own terms - so that they can contribute to the world-class standards this country has needed - since at least three decades ago?
How? By the tail of the Pekan or Pagoh cow? Which one? OneMalaysian has also written a polished comment which bears careful appreciation.
Here is the comment from OneMalaysian.
“What kind of political party and government by extension, that keeps its people on a leash and drumming into them a debilitating dependent mindset?”
Sometimes I find it hard to choose a quotation to focus my comments on. This is one of those times, when your article is so full of quotable quotes. I chose this one because I think it captures the essence of what you wrote.
I have no political quarrel with the so-called Malay agenda if that means an intelligent, well thought-out and honest programme designed to lift the Malays out of economic backwardness so that they are free and capable to compete without crutches not just against their fellow Malaysians, but against the entire world. That was the noble objective of the original NEP promulgated in 1971 by Tun Razak.
40 years later, a “aristocratic” class of UMNO Malays have instead arisen, who have ascended the social and economic ladder not by dint of hard work and enterprise, but by gaming the system of preferential treatment, by stealing economic opportunities reserved for the Malay masses (e.g. the RM250 million NFC project), by granting themselves special licenses and monopolies (e.g. PETRONAS projects/contracts, APs and IPPs), and by buying state properties at prices below market value (e.g. RMAF land at RM74 p.s.f when market price is RM300 – 400 p.s.f).
UMNO has been in power since 1957 without interruption. This is indeed a very long spell by any political standard, except perhaps the Soviet Union and the Communist Party of China. If a great many Malays still face a benighted future because they lack language skills, or they lack a competitive spirit because UMNO has falsely made them believe that there is no need to compete because UMNO is the eternal provider, whose fault is it? For the main part we must place the blame right at UMNO’s door because the Malays have put their trust in UMNO’s hands, the hands of their “savior”.
This savior claims it will save the Malays from destitution, from the avaricious Chinese who are out to steal their dinner, and from everyone else who is out to destroy Malay culture and language, and Islam. If UMNO were to count its “successes”, surely their effort at enslaving the Malay mind must count as their greatest achievement. After 54 long years UMNO is still peddling such poisonous drivel to the Malays. The Chinese is easy game at UMNO general assemblies, where the ruling party ritually dishes out racial diatribes of the worst kind against a people who are loyal, have worked hard against great political odds and discrimination, who have contributed to the economic development of the country, and who through their businesses employ more Malays than the government do.
The Malays do need a real savior, but not in the shape of UMNO and its coterie of carpetbaggers, especially those who only a short while ago regarded India as their mother country, but have discovered that it is advantageous to change their race so as to be indistinguishable from the real Malays and Natives that Article 153 was designed to help. It is this particular group that has been most virulent in their attacks against the Chinese, as if to prove their real worth to the indigenous Malays. Oh, how politics have descended into such murky depths!