PM-in-waiting Najib's leadership qualities are unquestionable.
But then again, neither is Hitler's.
How else can you explain both these 2 people's abilities to garner fanatical support and influence others to do their will? Even those who oppose them?
What IS questionable is - what will be the outcome of their leadership?
Hitler's war had destroyed much of Europe. And when he was finally defeated, he had exhausted the German economy as well.
Can we draw parallels with what Najib/UMNO/BN is doing in Malaysia?
Certainly. Simply replace a few names:
Najib - Hitler
UMNO - Germany
Special Branch/ISA - Gestapo
Europe - Malaysia
Britain - Concerned rakyat
(Read up on your WW2 history, you'll find the similarities striking!)
Is Najib really waging war on Malaysians? I wouldn't insult your intelligence by telling you what to believe. But the facts speak for themselves.
But then, why would Najib wage war on his fellow Malaysians?
Simply because he will tolerate no challenge to his power. And he is ruthless enough to put away anyone who stands in his way - by hook or by crook.
But while you can easily destroy or control individual politicians, how to do it with millions of Malaysians? Surely there is not enough money to bribe everyone and the cops can't ISA or take nude pictures of everyone! There is a simple way that every dictator knows...
You control the rebellious masses by destroying their hope.
What then shall be our response in the face of such attacks and intimidations? We must remain steadfast in our support for those who are fighting on our behalf! We must elect those who can courageously stand up for the rakyat! We must continue to voice out what must be said!
Most of all, we must not allow our spirits to be broken!
I want to quote one of the most inspiring leaders of the modern world. When faced with impossible odds against an evil empire that had far superior war machinery, Churchill's voice raised the spirits of his fellow citizens:
" You ask, What is our policy? I will say; “It is to wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us: to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy.” You ask, What is our aim? I can answer with one word: Victory—victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory there is no survival."
" We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and the oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; WE SHALL NEVER SURRENDER! "No, we the rakyat must never surrender! We may be blackmailed economically and politically but our spirits must never again be broken!
We must learn a lesson from the Kelantanese - they never forgot UMNO/BN's betrayal and the Kelantanese have remained steadfastly behind PAS through thick and thin. If enough people are willing to sacrifice some of their comfort in order to support leaders who are willing to fight for change, we CAN make it happen!
Another quote from Churchill:
" Hitler knows that he will have to break us in this island or lose the war. If we can stand up to him, all Europe may be free and life of the world may move forward into broad, sunlit uplands. But if we fall, then the whole world, including the United States, including all that we have known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new Dark Age made more sinister, and perhaps more protracted, by the lights of perverted science.
Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth lasts for a thousand years, men will still say, “This was their finest hour!”
Yes, Najib knows he has to break the rakyat's will or lose power.
He has to cow the rakyat into submission again so that the rakyat will again continue to let UMNO/BN do whatever they like. If the rakyat's spirit is broken, the people will simply continue to submit to UMNO/BN and give up the struggle for change and reform.
Najib is doing that now by cowing the rakyat's representatives into submission. If he cannot get the PR's leaders and other civic leaders to submit, he will destroy them.
We must NOT let him succeed! Stand by our leaders through thick and thin! Show UMNO/BN that they CANNOT destroy our spirit!