While Facebook's founder was impressing his Chinese audience with his beginner Mandarin, we have smart alecs advocating abolishing Chinese vernacular schools.
These geniuses would have us believe that vernacular schools are the cause of racial polarisation. In fact, they would have us believing in anything so long as they gain from selling their vacuous wares.
Thinking Bolehlanders don't see how racial polarisation comes from having vernacular schools.
Racial polarisation in the Bolehland context, comes from the specie of Malaysian rodents called 'politikus' or political rats in English.
These are the obnoxious oxymorons (forget the figure of speech, think of the persons) who would gad about making others feel uncomfortable and unwelcome that really drives the divide between the races - and all done, ostensibly for the good of the nation but really for their own personal gain!
Unity comes not solely from a common language but more significantly, from feelings of being appreciated and welcome.
If you constantly remind others to be grateful because you assert that they are pendatang, you are not going to endear the races to one another. (The irony is that we are all, in ones sense of another, immigrants except perhaps for the orang asli and the pribumi of Sabah and Sarawak?)
A common language only helps to bridge the gap between the races but it is the heart that unites.
Still, is there harm in learning to master more languages, especially in an increasingly globalised world? (Even in the vernacular schools, the national language is taught and not neglected)
Friday, October 24, 2014
Zuckerberg, Mandarin, Bolehland And Malaysian Politikus
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