There has been a spate of overtly racist slants in the utterances of UMNO leaders. They did so because they lost the elections. The fact was: more people, 5.6 million voted against UMNO and BN. 5.2 million supported UMNO/BN.
The lunacy started with Dr Mahathir branding the Chinese as ungrateful and the Malays as greedy. Why did Mahathir say Malays are greedy?
Because he was aware of the facts. More Malays did not vote for UMNO despite the billions dished out by Najib and tons of promises made. Despite the fact that UMNO and Najib used every dirty trick unimaginable, putting fears into the hearts and minds of Malays. Out of the 11.22 million votes, UMNO/BN got 5.24 million. PR got 5.62 million. PR got more votes than UMNO/BN.
Let’s get to the linchpin of UMNO support- the Malays. How many Malay votes did UMNO get? UMNO candidates got 3.2 million votes. Now- from that, how many were Malay votes?
While UMNO candidate were all Malays/Bumiputeras, its voters are not 100% Malays. Indians and Chinese still voted for UMNO candidates in multi-ethnic constituencies. Assume that 90% of the 3.2 million voters were Malays, this will mean that UMNO candidates got 2.88 million votes.
This time around, what was the number of Malay voters? Of the 11.22 million, 75% were Malays voters. Malays made up 8.42 million voters. How many did UMNO get? UMNO got 2.88 million Malay votes. How many Malays rejected UMNO? 5.54million.
Mahathir called these Malays greedy. What will Najib call them? What will UMNO refer them as? Turncoat Malays? Only because they did not want UMNO?
Then Najib came out with his Chinese Tsunami to explain the dismal performance of BN in the 13th GE. Lesser ranking sycophants followed suit; we had one tenured professor of a learning institution calling for the abolition of vernacular schools blaming their existence for destroying national unity. According to the good professor cum plantation owner, national unity means, one side predominates, and the others are subjugated. One side is the master, the other is the slave.
Then we had a former judge coming out with the facts as it were, saying in effect, the Chinese are to blame for all the evils befalling the Malays. The vanquished UMNO candidate for Shah Alam of course blamed the Chinese generally and Kit Siang in particular for causing the May 13 racial riots.
The Chinese don’t know how to appreciate the extended hands of friendship. Wrong- the Chinese refused the extended hands of the UMNO Malays. They don’t refuse the hands of friendship of non UMNO Malays.
The UMNO-type Malays are a special specie- believing themselves as being the true Malays while Malays of other political denominations, being not quite Malay. As a result, the mental asylum Malays look down on the non-institutionalised Malays. That is why, we have been saying- we are NOT power crazy, but we want to take power from crazy people- the Asylum Malays.
The UMNO government is an ungrateful government, spiteful and black-hearted. Because that’s what it really is- a vindictive and not a government that has the interest of the people at heart. It scorns its own people if they are bold enough to exercise their freedom of choice. What do you call such a government? An elected dictatorship?
Its interests are the only interests that matters. It has but one overriding interest- that it must continue to hold power as government in order that it can pursue its agenda. The agenda is frightfully simple- the whole world is a piggy bank waiting to be legally raided and plundered.
All other interests are subordinate and have relevance in so far as the others conform to theirs. So what is the UMNO government really pursuing? It pursues absolute conformity and uniformity. What kind of government has such features? A Dictatorship.
UMNO’s version of freedom of choice is Henry Ford’s you can have any colour you want as long as its black. Which translates into total submission and obedience.
It is the one who is ungrateful. It treats people as mere digits and objects- that could be manipulated at will. Once the mere digits and objects rise and exercise their given right to choose, because that is the essence of democracy, the UMNO government sees them as ungrateful. For as long as citizens of this country, stay obedient and pliant, they are grateful and responsible people.
But why should the people, so long pliant and obedient chose to reject the UMNO government? If it has a good track record, it should not fear the judgment of the people. It must now recognize that it lost the popular votes and that only gerrymandering and outright cheating saved them. Najib’s victory was a hollow one no matter how his minders and spin-doctors want to paint it as.