I would recommend my readers to read an excellent anlysis by RPK, whose Malaysia Today website has done wonders in changing many mindsets . Many of you, like yours truly, must have read it in MT. But it is still worth a second or third reading. This article by RPK is about Trojan horses and you can read and re-read here.
Are there Trojan horses in PKR, and if there are, who are these ? In politics, the best way for a trojan horse to remain unnoticed is to move first and accuse others of being trojan horses.
I have written a few years ago about ” This is how politics is played“. It is still one of the more popular articles of this blog, and many young members have admitted to me that they have downloaded and kept the article for future reference. Today, this post on trojan horses may perhaps serve as another lesson of how politics is being played.
I have seen people (committed party members) being labelled as “hak ser wui” (in Cantonese, meaning black society/secret society) when the crime that fellow may have done was perhaps serving as a personal assistant to a very rich taiko 3 decades ago.
I have seen a veteran senior leader who is a division chief and was once a state chairman labelling others of taking ang pows, when he himself applied for allocation of 30′ hawkers stalls’ and converted those into cash money for self interest..
The idea is, in politics, when you have ‘dirt’ on yourself, the best way not to let others notice is to make the first move and point fingers at others , who may become a threat to you, and shout loudly ‘dirt, dirt, dirt’.. Nevermind that the person being accused is cleaner than you or is totally innocent. Nevermind that the person has only taken a few ang pows perhaps worth a few hundred dollars and you have taken tens of thousands of ‘stall-converted’ money . And always talk about rules and regulations but when the occasion suits you, you can always bend the same rules under the pretext of ‘ do not rock the boat’. You will become very creditable to the top leadership whom you must ‘bodek’ at all cost, but at the same time be prepared to be a lallang and sway with the winds, and abandon the same leadership that you may have ‘bodek-ed’ when you sense that his influence is on the decline. All for the sake of ‘not rocking the boat’.
By doing so, other members will not notice your dirt , but would follow the direction of your finger pointing at those threats that you labelled as ‘dirt’. By repeating this accusation repeatedly, you would have succeeded in tarnishing the reputation of those who were in your bad book, and at the same time, because you talk so ‘saintly’, you would have created an image of being so righteous that you become untouchable. This is true story that i have seen with my eyes and this is how eunuch politics is being played.
So coming back to this post, the best way for a ‘thief’ not to be noticed by others would be to point at your enemy/potential enemy first and label him, loudly and clearly, “THIEF”. In that way, attention would be shifted and the real thief would become ‘hero’ and the ‘hero’ would become thief.
This is how politics is played, how black can become white and white black—and I am talking from my personal observation..