Malaysians are by far a very confrontational in nature, be it in personal interaction, in group discussion or even when they are just passive observer, i.e. blogging, even when just thinking!
Did you know that people can get stroke just by thinking critically, for it raises the blood pressure.
I think it has to do with our climate, the heat, the pollution or even our "subversive" Western diet such as Big Mac, Pizza, pasta, tapas and you name and we eat it. These food are designed to make us in the tropic more volatile and more moronic.
Remember the adage "you are what you eat" I think the Westerners an European, especially, are very conscious over or on what they eat. Their food suits their environment. I remember living in the West for such a long time that I grew hair on my chest? And now the hairs have all fallen off now that I am living in the tropic?! Its the food my friend, food for self-preservation!
In our case we, in the tropic, do not care about what we ingest so long as we think they are superior food compared to ours.
And all of the above food and factors mentioned, can also make your decision, vision, thought marred by the delayed synapses connection to our brain. If you are wondering, where are all these are heading for, well they are leading to Mahathir and Musa, Mahathir andGhaffar, Mahathir and Anwar, Mahahtir and Abdullah and finally Abdullah and Najib.
During the 2M administration of Mahathir-Musa, the equation did not work, for both thought they were better and superior than each other, Mahahtir sacked Musa. Then there was Mahathir and Ghaffar and the former thought he was a "dumb-idiot" so asked Anwar to "assassinate" him, which Anwar did!
Then Anwar became a deputy to Mahathir, and he tried to tell the whole world he was better alternative than his boss as a PM. Anwar was sacked and humiliated!
Then Mahathir opted for Abdullah, whom he thought was a "village idiot", in his mind, he thought would be his perfect deputy! Well you can figure out the rest but unless you have just had Western food!
Well Abdullah was a good deputy and he did all the "patient" stuff until he succeeded Mahathir. In hindsight, Abdulah has never been perceived as a usurper, unlike Musa or Anwar.
Then Abdullah then picked Najib as his deputy. (Najib is also not seen as a usurper of power unlike other deputies)
Actually both Abdullah and Najib were the two real deputy prime ministers in a true sense of the word this country ever had, or perhaps Tun Razak was also. They behave like one.
As for Najib, he has always maintained that he is a deputy, and a successor when it comes to that, and not an alternative prime minister or a Prime Minister in waiting as Anwar Ibrahim has always maintained.
Last week, Prime Minsiter Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi publicly said Najib will be his successor when the time comes and Najib reciprocated by saying he is touched by the gesture made by the PM.
I guess the detractors of Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has never understood why Najib is never anything like Anwar Ibrahim or Musa Hitam for that matter.
"People don't realise but I am just a deputy prime Minister to the prime minister and will do my job and will succeed him when the time comes or when I am asked to take over as a successor. My job is to assist him as his deputy, that I will do loyally and diligently," he once said.
Well said Najib! As for all your moronic detractors they will never understand what its like to be a Deputy Prime Minister with the works and how difficult it is to be one, because we will and can never be one!