The UMNO General Assembly 2011


People called me and asked when will I come up with part two in the article where I wrote about Anwar jumping up and down at the place gates. Where he does a Sivaji the Boss routine and maybe sang a few Hindi songs. I ended that article by suggesting, it’s Tengku Razaleigh who will become the pace setter and the play-maker. That will have to wait a little while more as I analyzed a few things more.

At the moment I am more interested to write about the recently concluded UMNO GA2011. Some people thought I treated the GA as a nonevent. Of course it wasn’t. It wasn’t a congregation of minds meeting to discuss how the real Malay agenda of uplifting them, their economics, and their future are being discussed. It wasn’t that event. It was just an event allowing mediocre and uncultured minds to let out their own frustrations and sense of absolute fear. UMNO fears for its future. It was speaking about the UMNO agenda. Not Malay agenda.

For those reasons- we must do the exact opposite. Deny these so called Malay leaders a chance to concentrate power. Its power which they shall apply to the misfortune of the majority of Malays and to the misfortune of this country. Give us power bellowed Najib because we want to continue with the agenda? Why wasn’t the agenda, whatever it is, debated in that GA? Give us power intoned KJ so that the nikmat or tidings we enjoy with having power is kept. Nikmat to do what? To pillage and plunder?

Instead it’s an event of love fest and blood fest. This delegate loves Najib. That delegate says more about how Najib is the savior and all that. The agenda of the GA was actually to whip delegates into frenzy about how to defend UMNO and defend the life as the leaders and UMNO warlords have always known. It’s the life of the leeching aristocrat feeding off the fears and hopes of the silent Malay majority. It’s a life of living a lie pretending to fight for the interests of the majority and the interests of the nation.

When KJ said that we have to defend UMNO because of tidings ( nikmat) that comes along with having power- that’s the real weltanschauung of UMNO. That’s its real raison-detre. UMNO exists to secure power so that through power they can do all the bad- corruption, pillage and plunder of the nation’s wealth.  As far as the Malay agenda is concerned, yes, the GA2011 is a non-event. It wasn’t worth my mental effort to exert.

Let me ask you why the real big issues are not and never discussed?  Why do UMNO leaders have this self-conceited idea that it is when we, good people like ourselves hold power we can do more good that those evil in DAP, PAS and PKR and whoever else.

The answer to this seeming paradox is this. I find it a pleasure repeating the seminal ideals of Milton Friedman in his preface to Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom.  In the passages which I marked with highlighter:-