I have studiously kept away from writing about the Indians. Nothing personal but from what I see on the blogs there are a very sensitive lot! Not only do they hantam the non-Indians whenever anybody makes any constructive criticism, but they also hantam their own. Like this banyak susah lah. Lately I have been getting fed up with the nonsense and chest beating done by those Indians that do post their writing on the Net. This is what normally happens.
They go on about the importance of the Indian votes. About how Hindraf “swayed” the people towards Pakatan Rakyat in the last general elections. About BN not keeping their promises to the Indians. About Pakatan Rakyat not keeping their promises to the Indians. About Najib appealing towards the Indians to support the Government initiatives to help the Indians in business and education. About Anwar's failed promises to appoint Indians to position of importance in PKR and Pakatan Rakyat. They then threaten to vote for Barisan Nasional/Pakatan Rakyat/ Independent : Delete whichever is not applicable. And so on, and so on, and so on like a broken record.
Please we have heard it all before! What you complain and talk about is also the situation that the Malays, the Chinese and all the other races faces in Malaysia. Those are the reality of politics and what we have to do is not to complain but to do!
Go do some work for BN or Pakatan Rakyat to show your commitment to either of those parties. Do not threaten any party, any body and especially any race. We are all being discriminated. The Malays by UMNO. The Chinese by MCA and the others by whatever party they are for or against. Grow up and understand that nobody owes the Indian a living – not even MIC: Least of all the MIC!
Before you sit down and write me a letter telling me to go jump into the Pahang river I suggest you stop and think whether I am worth the effort of you doing so. It would be so much simpler for you to click me out of your life! Click and I am gone!
To all those Indians who want to friend me…no problems I too want to friend you. You story me about the Indian’s story without any threats and we will read it and maybe learn more about each other and from there do something constructive together. You are one. With me we are two. MERDEKA.
Whatever issue in Malaysia is all Malaysian involve. Why can't we all get along ?ReplyDelete
The chest-thumping you see among the "Indian" underclass in no different from what is happening in Umno, or more subtly in MCA- it is apparently to them, all about "race".
They cannot see beyond "race". Whatever argument you bring up- it will go back to the same thing with them- race. Try talking to an Umno/MCA fella- it will be the same case. They cannot see that they can benefit more from a more egalitarian society with affirmative action based on need, rather than "race".
What you see is nothing more than the manifestation of education & "economics" ....
What you see among the "Indians" is nothing more than the reflection of our sectarian education system, which is designed to produce ethnic chauvinism & racists. It is no different from what is seen among the other races. The only difference is, the Malay & Chinese schools have been "urbanized" more than the Tamil "schools", and the Malay/Chinese languages are what you may call, more "economically viable".
The "Indians" you speak of, are a vast majority of the "Tamilian" community who have been indoctrinated into thinking that they can & have to live by themselves with the MIC mode of thinking.
It is a certain class of people actually- the "Indian" underclass with limited access to information as a result of their sub-standard education at Tamil "schools", which are designed to keep them where they are- much like the Malay/religious schools.
They are a difficult lot who have not come out of their shells (& the urban slums created out of migration from estates) mentally. They don't understand that their problems arise from their psychological "ghetto" mindsets, wherein everything about them have to be "Tamil" (well, many of a certain other "Indian" ethnicity subscribe to that too).
They don't realize that Tamils are just a small part of greater India. Hardly any of them know anything about India or Indian history/culture beyond the Tamil/Bollywood movies- and they wish to replicate that in Malaysia. Many here think that to be "Indian", you gotta be "Tamil"- think & live the "Tamil" culture, when 3/4 of them have never gone beyond "Tamil Nadu" in India for temple tours/pilgrimages.
These people don't know what it means to be Malaysian. In fact, they don't care much for it.
That part about "whacking their own kind" - that is so true.
I've tried talking to them- and I got that treatment you speak of.
So, I've pretty much given up on these guys ... more so than MCA & Umno guys- simply because they are more "impossible" & emotionally taxing.
Gerakan was originally a progressive group breaking away from MCA. It did not take long to subvert. Now, the Tamils outside the establishment, still shackled by BN propaganda that DAP=Chinese and PKR+PAS=Malay, are unwilling to climb out of the river and join the opposition on the far shore. They know any party they form will only be a mosquito party. Yet they want less racism for others AND special consideration for themselves as special underdogs. It reminds me of the Holocaust story the Jews have milked for all it is worth ever since WW2.ReplyDelete