I slapped myself twice and use eye-MO to clean my eyes.
It's unbelievable and cannot come from one man and from an institution.
Khairy's new philosophical doctrine:
"Fulfilling the vision for our community's advancement would require the confidence to accept competition based on our own on merit and abilities. This is the meaning of 'civilisational confidence' – we fear not our own shadow."
That's damn profound! This must what was taught at Oxford and Cambridge. How did it took him so many years to deliver this theme?
He was absolutely right: the new doctrine of - "civilisational confidence" vs the old doctrine of "delusional supremacy".
There is so much intellectuality and wisdom in his speech today at the Umno Youth General assembly.
According to Khairy's new profound philosophy, "the Malays must get rid of their “siege mentality” and take on the mantle of true leadership, one which includes all the races of Malaysia while not neglecting the plight of the Malays."
Khairy asked the Malays to make the leap to a political struggle based on “civilisational confidence” and help the Prime Minister achieve his 1Malaysia vision.
Definition of Civilisational Confidence
In Khairy's own dictionary, he explained that: “Civilisational Confidence" means as Malays, we are confident of our own ability to move forward, setting out a vision for success without being afraid of our own shadow. This is our generation’s challenge.
In Khairy's own words, "for too long, Malays and Umno have been caught in a mindset that is negative and overly defensive. We feel as though we are constantly under siege, and all our efforts appear to be channeled towards protecting the Malay special position.
“I urge Malays, beginning with the youth, to get out of this siege mentality,” he said.
Khairy noted that Article 153 of the Federal Constitution guarantees the special position of Malays and bumiputras, and stripping it would require the approval of two-thirds of Parliament as well consent from the Council of Rulers.
“But consider this: Article 153 in itself does not guarantee progress and development for the Malays. Constitutional provisions do not make us ‘special’ or extraordinary, it is the performance and achievements of Malays that will determine if we are,” he said.
“Umno and the Malays as a whole must move away from a defensive setting, where we assume that our rights are under threat, to a people equipped with our own civilisational confidence – carving a vision of progress for the future.
“This is the new Malay dilemma, the generational question of our time which must be addressed: Are we going to defend symbols for their sake, or are we bold and courageous enough to accept the reality that there needs to be a change in both vision and mechanisms to see Malays forge ahead? I believe the answer lies in the latter,” he said.
“Guided by the spirit of 1Malaysia, Umno Youth has to abide by a new mission that will be the foundation of our contemporary struggle.
“This is our new mission: To win the support of all Malaysians, and not just the Malays. In our words, agenda and strategy, Umno Youth must operate based on this new mission – giving hope to all Malaysian regardless of race, religion and background,” he said.
“We are now at a crossroads of our cause, where we can choose to remain on the same path with the same style and methods. We can continue with the chest-thumping rhetoric, warning other races never to challenge this or that.
“This option is easy, and may promise a measure of popularity within the party, but we must ask ourselves, is this what Malaysians – Malays included – really want from Umno?
“For the 21st century Umno Youth, the courageous choice is to position ourselves as the pioneers of national unity through the spirit of 1Malaysia,” he said.
“Umno and Umno Youth will always fight for the Malays – protecting the status of Islam, the Malay rulers and the Malay language. These are the core elements of Umno’s struggle that will never dissipate from our agenda.
‘However, we must pursue these things based on two principles: Justice and compassion, especially when dealing with other races. This compass will underline our national agenda that is grounded not in the narrow concept of Malay dominance, but on the concept of Malay leadership – magnanimous as well as both just and compassionate,” he said.
He said that Islam has always guided Umno, and that there should be nothing strange in Malays also fighting for Malaysians as a whole.
“In fact, when we respect the beliefs of others, they too will better respect ours. Allah SWT commands in Surah Al An’am, verse 108: And insult not those who worship besides Allah, lest they insult Allah wrongfully without knowledge,” he said.
“Some may wonder if we should fight for other communities if they question our position as Malays.
“It is here that out leadership credentials will be tested. As the group of people given the responsibility and privilege to lead, Malays cannot simply follow the common beat – that would not be leadership.
“Instead, as leaders, Malays must rise above and go the extra mile. Only then will we have the ability to lead and be acknowledged as leaders who have wider recognition. This is another example of Malay leadership that I spoke of – a leadership that is just and compassionate, and accepted by all,” he said.
I nearly reproduce his whole text speech culled from The Star news reported today.
Was it a profound discovery or was it his philosophical dictates? Or, was it dictated by 1Malaysia man?
Whatever it is, it was a scary speech. This new doctrine posed a new problematical political journey to a new unknown destination and much will be clearer in the year ahead as time will tell - the truth
How long can this new political philosophy last? We are so used to the discrimination, the suppression and threats; for over the decades we have developed the body and spirit to withstand the onslaught and survived the mental torture and kept our sanity. But now, we would have to breakdown our mental barriers and defenses in order to embrace this newly propounded "love and compassion", more so, as it now comes from one that we shivered to think of.
We now "received" love and compassion - we need to cry out loud; we need to go to churches and temples to offer our thanksgiving for the new extraordinary blessings and extraordinary love and compassion. It's so "cruelly kind" and "cruelly compassionate". We all must cry out loud and shout "hallelujah" .... thank you so much Mr. Khairy, for the love and compassion. Could you and would you remain steadfast to this principles which you had emphatically espoused today? It's hard to believe, but we will try to believe it is true and truthful.
READ THE NEWS AT THE LINKS BELOW:
The Star: Get rid of siege mentality, Khairy urges Malays
Malaysiakini: Khairy issues bold call to Umno Youth
NB: It will be far more scarier if Utusan Malaysia and the Awang Selamat also speaks the same tune. We will faint and die of heart attack.