I hear the last rattles of a dying rattlesnake are the fiercest. If this is true then the coming days will see a serious backlash from sore losers - as is evident from recent events in Penang. Malaysians will have to be on the lookout because the only argument these people have is the useful but dog-eared race card.
I not only think the exercise reprehensible, it is a shameless and vile attack on the democratic process. Worse, it elevates the basest of human instincts and makes racism a kind of twisted human right. Why should any one race be superior to another? Why should we continue to talk about Malays rights when it’s patently wrong for unity? What logic is there in perpetuating racial paranoia? Is there something remotely unacceptable about need-based affirmative action instead of a race-based one? Can these people not see that the longer they cling to their crutches, the greater the threat of their very extinction?
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality.... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.
Martin Luther King, Jr.