Race and nonracialism 2

One of my earlier post, Race and nonracialism, posted a few days ago and listed in Malaysiakini , has attracted many comments (37 until the time of this posting), arguing one way or another.

This morning I have written a comment under that article and on second thought, I would like to publish it as a post so that more people can see my points of argument that all men are created same and equal.

This is my comment:

After 50 yrs of race politics, people are brain washed so much that everything in this country is race orientated.

We need to really do away with racial politics, but I dont see that coming soon unless all the people can be influenced into thinking like A True Malaysian. That is easier said than done, unfortunately.

But ultimately, there will come a day when this non racial approach becomes a reality

Even the whites in US has changed their mindsets, and many are already ready to accept a non white to be a President.

If my readers care to read some of my earlier articles, they will find that in one of them, I have mentioned that all human are basically alike, once we cast away the colours.

We have the same beating hearts, we have the same brains, internal organs, the same skin structure, same skin cells, even the same cancers and susceptibility to the same viruses.

To me, the different colours evolved as a results of the different habitat that they live. If you live for few thousand years in a hot place, your skin will be darker, as a protective mechanism given by the Creator. It is just like a white wearing a dark clothing or a black wearing a white clothings – the colours are just the pigments and not anything unusual or superior.

So there is no such thing as race supremacy, no such thing as Ketuanan Orang Putih, Ketuanan Melayu, Ketuanan Cina, Ketuanan orang India etc.

If we accept this fact (this is a scientific fact that All Homo Sapiens belong to a single species), then there should be no arbitrary differentiation of race.

Taking this idea one step further, there should be no arbitrary division of people into countries and states.


If we can have a European Union, why can’t we have a World Union, the whole world integrated into a single big family and country?? ( 50 years ago, no one would have thought EU would be feasible).

The stumbling block is the politicians and the religious leaders, who use race and faith into consolidating their own powers and interest.

You may laugh at me that I am too idealistic or simplistic, but if you ponder carefully, if all the people start to think like this, then why can’t we have a World Union? Why can’t the rich really help the poor?

(For every idea to become reality, there must be some idealistic ones -you may call “fools”- to propagate the idea first, even though it may be too futuristic or advanced for the people of the time.)

The rich has so much to spare, why can they share a bit of their wealth with the poor to enable the poor to learn to stand on their own?

Why can’t we think along this line?

(P.S.  **When I say “help”, it means giving training, education opportunities, equal employment opportunities, teaching know-how, etc to underprivileged people and help them to stand on their own feet, and not spoon feeding type of help, by giving cash , money etc- and that is spoiling and not real help)


11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. monsterball
    Feb 29, 2008 @ 15:28:13

    For years….the same logics by true and sincere Malaysians like what Dr.Hsu have put out to UMNO .. all fell into deaf ears….with their cunning replies…..saying..simply…..’not ready yet”..and all these will be taken cared by their own race specialists…like MCA and MIC.
    One can accept that to be logical and sensible..during the infantile stage of our Independence.
    Then come the smartest man….TDM…all had high hopes….he will do the right thing…….but …NO!!
    He even divide the Malays further……not mentioning other races….being ignored totally…with MCA and MIC keeping quiet…each fearing to loose their own political position in the Barisan…each becoming more and more hypocritical than ever before….in these 28 years or more.
    So dear Doc….the ONLY solution to make our dream come true…is to change the government….give others a chance…to unite us…as 50 years for one group…is more than enough……not forgetting…..how corrupted they are…….inspiring….some police officers … lawyers…judges..to do same thing….with their eyes completely closed to massive corruptions.
    Give a new government a chance…5 years…..and that can never hurt us more than what we are now….if they fail…..then vote others in again.
    Never say die….try try and try. This means..try the change in government without fear.


  2. karpa
    Mar 02, 2008 @ 01:03:23

    Vast majority of “rich” care more about becoming “richer” , and majority of “poor” believe they are entitled to all things “free’, that is why it is so hard to
    have an equal and fair society. Take a look at TDM. from rich to super rich during 23 years of power, then his children n family members rather than the “poor” rakyat.


  3. steven
    Mar 02, 2008 @ 01:35:05

    Obama wants to change USA into a “black America” , whereas hillary wants to change it into a “white America”, both are bad for USA. They are no much different from a white man president of the past.


  4. jeff
    Mar 02, 2008 @ 11:28:12

    In Malaysia, political and religious leaders continue to poison our youngsters ‘ minds with “Malay racist supremacy ideology” and Islamic terrorist belief” , how can us achieve develop nation status?ha ha..


  5. Chauncey Gardener
    Mar 02, 2008 @ 12:20:12

    If you watch Star Trek, the Federation embodies most of what you are wishing for. But even then, they are not free from problems.


  6. VJ
    Mar 02, 2008 @ 22:05:19

    if that’s the case in USA , in Malaysia Pak Lah/Najib want ‘Umno Malaysia’ while Hishamuddin/Khairy want ‘super Umno Malaysia’ .
    Guess what they’ll be achieving what they want , thanks to the millions of Malaysians(all races) whom still wanted to vote for BN .


  7. monsterball
    Mar 02, 2008 @ 22:21:20

    Star Trek is fantasy.
    We are talking about our lives and future here.


  8. jeff
    Mar 04, 2008 @ 00:17:38

    seeing all these low ranking among Malaysia university recently, how any Malaysian can really think we will reach international standard if our university entrance is based on “race” or “religion”, political party has to beg for seats for intelligent minority students to gain entrance is preposterous to me and insult to higher education institution.


  9. ahpek
    Mar 06, 2008 @ 02:59:40

    Penangites voters had set an excellence example for the rest of the nation to follow, vote for multi-racial party and moderate representative who demand equal right and fair treatment for all Malaysians, help the disadvantage n the needy,see the state has progress so quickly and the rakyat benefited.


  10. Kamban
    Mar 06, 2008 @ 10:52:43

    Not really for direct comparison but for reference …

    Singapore’s Indian population 7.1%.
    No of ministers: 4
    Prof JayaKumar – Deputy Prime Minister and Law Minister,
    Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam – Finance Minister
    Dr Vivian Balakrishnan – Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports, and Second Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts
    DR BALAJI SADASIVAN, Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs & Information, Communications & the Arts
    This excludes Mr S R Nathan, who is the President of Singapore

    Malaysian Indians Population 10.5%
    No of ministers: 1
    Datoh Samy Velu


  11. jeff
    Mar 06, 2008 @ 13:53:32

    Any allocation based solely on “race” is disaster to the country, Malaysia has been doing it since independence, how can we compare to an advance country like Singapore, where meritocracy come first, the leadership is non racist n moderate. Those umno-putra want to compare Malaysia with Indonesia or Afghanistan, “apple with apple” according to them.


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