Saturday, January 23, 2010

Mahathir's Conspiracy Theory

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Mahathir Mohamad has decided he wants to be the buffoon, the jester, the clown. He came up with a conspiracy theory on the 9/11 attacks – claiming that the US staged the attack on the World Trade Center in New York, and comparing this to James Cameron’s brilliantly-conceived sci-fi movie ‘Avatar’. He had insisted: “If they can make Avatar they can make anything” (Webpage, posted January 21, 2010). I laughed so hard that I threw up my dinner and this afternoon’s lunch!

But by targeting the US as the theatrical perpetrator of this self-inflicted act that is more show biz than terrorism – and further suggesting that this “performance” was orchestrated as an excuse to mount attacks on the Muslim world, he could pose some problems for Prime Minister Najib Razak in the latter’s efforts to develop better ties with Washington. Although I don’t think this is important, much less serious – still we successfully managed to capture the world’s attention because we have painted ourselves in the goofy colors of loony idiocy.

The poor man must have taken leave of his senses – that’s what happens when you suffer from bouts of delusional disorder. The person with delusional disorder typically does not appear obviously odd, strange or peculiar during periods of active illness. Yet the person might make unusual choices in day-to-day life because of the delusional beliefs (Source:, accessed January 23, 2010). Sigh… since he is our former Prime Minister – we should help him. Perhaps his condition is better served by sending him to Hollywood so that he can become a script writer.

I am thinking. Maybe, just maybe he might also be thinking that the arson attacks on Malaysian houses of worship were staged by the Americans? I say, let’s blame it on the CIA! Let’s make them our bogeyman – so Malaysians can blame the Americans for all our problems. It’s not Najib’s fault we are in this mess today! The Yanks are so clever, so manipulative. And who knows, Dr. M may, one day, even divulge that Najib is actually a US-created avatar who was delivered to us in order that he can mess up our country, big-time!

But let’s put everything in the proper perspective. We must not forget Mahathir Mohamad’s legacy when he was our beloved 4th Prime Minister! Remember well his many prodigious contributions!

These were amply highlighted in Muaz Omar’s article “You are the problem, Dr M” – you may read the entire write-up on webpage, posted January 21, 2010:

“His economic policies have shown failure and the spillover effects are felt up until today, with the country now lagging to even compete with minnows back in the 1970’s like Indonesia, Thailand and even Vietnam.

He built a coterie of cronies that sucked the wealth and resources of the country to the point that it was unbearable for the economy.

His leadership was an absolute nightmare, none more so than the devilish treatment of his once anointed successor, Anwar Ibrahim, who was stripped, beaten and jailed in 1998.

He has created a political monster in UMNO that gobbles up everything in its path and rules the country according to their whims and fancies”.

I trust our dear Dr. Mahathir Mohamad will not forget to take his medication before he goes to bed tonight… Otherwise, who knows, what else he might dream up that is just as outlandish!

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