I never believe that being rude to elderly statesman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad would ever improve things for BN, and in particular Umno.
Young people shouldn't be rude to their elders no matter how troublesome the old people turned out to be.
You wouldn't win anything meaningful by being rude to old people.
In fact, behaving kurang ajar to the elderly would only turn you into an ungrateful jackass.
Really, that's how I see it.
So, I was kinda impressed when I read the open letter to Dr Mahathir by Hezeri Samsuri, of Careta.my.
You can read the letter in full with a bit of introduction at this link,
The guy was not rude at all despite totally disagreeing with Dr Mahathir on the future of Proton.
In fact, he was very courteous, which to me is very important when addressing an elder, especially so in the case of someone like Dr Mahathir.
The guy also stated his arguments clearly and without being emotional.
I think even Dr Mahathir can appreciate his arguments even though he would most likely disagree with the young man.
Well, I'm quite sure Dr Mahathir would at least read the letter if he comes across it....and more importantly he would not likely get angry because of it.
Whatever it is, the main thing is that Hazeri, by being proper, managed to convey his opinion to an audience that include those from the middle ground or even the other side of the political fence.
Whether the audience will later on agree with his opinion is secondary.
At least he would not be shut off by the more reasonable section of the audience before he could even open his mouth.
Of course, the more extreme ones may not even consider his opinion because he is not in the same boat as them, but I believe those are in the minority.
I also believe that things would not have become as bad as it is now if the team of PM DS Najib Razak had handled Dr Mahathir's grouses the way Hazeri did from the very start of the whole nonsense.
What to do....no point talking about it.
It's just too bad things turned out the way it is now.
Too many big headed idiotic pricks running the show on Najib's side.
Well, actually it's the same on Dr Mahathir's side too these days.
Too many opportunists with personal agenda running around.
Still, I think it's better to handle Dr Mahathir's unhappiness the way Hazeri did.
You can disagree with the old man but should do so without hurting his feelings too much.
That's the best way.
Of course, keeping our ego in check is very important in this case.
Otherwise it wouldn't work.
Really. I actually came across those who think that the whole thing is about who can outshout the others.
They think the one who could insult the other more or louder will win the fight.
Isn't that as idiotic as it can get?
Guys, that's just your ego la....and of course the need to showcase your loyalty to the boss.
But that's all there is to it, okay.
It's really not going to improve things or win over support to your side.
People just get pissed off by such crass behaviour.
That's the fact.
Think about it.
Okay, I'm very sleepy now.
So, that's all.
Note: You can also read about this matter at Rocky's