The King’s speech and mob judgment

– Sakmongkol
June 29, 2013

A non-issue has become a contentious point by some BN MPs. Debates and opposing views on the King’s Speech are to be treated and judged the same as the slurs made against the King outside parliament – as rebellion against the King. What is happening here?

The standards of mob or crowd judgement –hysterical, unreasonable and clueless are being adopted by mob leaders inside parliament.

The leaders are easily identified- they shout the loudest in parliament and appoint themselves as leaders and spokesmen for the mob outside.

Since Independence, Royal Addresses have always been followed up by adversarial debates.

That has been the practice of parliamentary democracy.

We come to the House to debate on issues – the agenda for ensuing debates being set down by the Royal Addresses.

Since independence the Royal addresses were prepared by advisors to the Constitutional King.

In modern times, the speech is prepared by the government in power.

It is safe to assume, the King’s Gracious Speech is prepared by the PM’s office.

The Monarchy was recently attacked by individuals.

Disparaging remarks were made against the King.

The image of the King has been sullied.

The UMNO owned Press played it up stirring up emotions and anger.

This has given an excuse to UMNO front guards to treat actions by these individuals as representing a more sinister assault against the monarchy.

The ‘war’ against the Malay Monarchy was brought into parliament.

There were attempts to link the actions by individuals outside parliament to people within the House.

When Anwar Ibrahim stated that the King’s Speech wasn’t an order or an absolute edict, his statement was quickly construed as similarly mutinous.

And therefore you see the mob instincts brought into the House.

They are brought into the House by UMNO.

The nature of a mob is that it is an irrational, often violent organism that derives its energy from the group.

It’s at once irrational and devoid of logic.

Mob judgment is intoxicated by messianic goals such as declaring anyone who questions the King’s Speech as mutinous.

It feeds off and on adrenalin-pumping exhortations.

And we know, as is often the case, when a crowd goes wild, there are always some who shout louder and therefore appoint themselves as leaders.

We of course know them by another name – Umno storm trooper.

They use more insidious methods.

They twist the truths, stir up passions, demonize opponents, and rely on propaganda.

Why do these elected Umno reps shout louder than the others?

Because, their standard operating procedure is to appeal to the least informed and the weakest minded of the public.

Their support base consists of housewives, actresses and actors, artists, felons, Utusan Malaysia readers, welfare recipients, heads-up-their-asses billionaires and heads of GLCs with humongous salaries. – Sakmongkol

  1. #1 by boh-liao on Saturday, 29 June 2013 - 3:12 pm

    MPs elected by monority of voters CONTROL MPs elected by majority of voters
    They can twist n turn, make black white n white black, rakyat can’t do anything

  2. #2 by Loh on Saturday, 29 June 2013 - 3:20 pm

    The King’s speech as prepared by the government contains political sentiments. Clearly if the King agrees with what are said about political matters, then the King would be involving himself in politics. But the King is above politics, and hence when he announces government position, it is the position of the government , not the King. If the government’s position cannot be debated, then we can not claim that the country practices democracy.

    UMNO wants the speech read by the King as the King’s intention because they want to have the standing of the King when they are not. That is equivalent to corruption, and yet they like to claim that obedience to the throne is demanded when they mean obedience to UMNO. UMNO should not have included political matters in the speech presented by the King. Yes UMNO claims that they had submitted only a draft, but that draft is equivalent to an advice by the Prime Minister. Now UMNO takes the words of the Prime Minister to mean that of the King. How convenience? If UMNO truly respects the position of he King, then it should not undermine the position of His Majesty by including contentious political issues, such as the neutrality and competence of the Election Commission to which His Majesty has no involvement, in the speech. UMNO wants to make use of the position of the King to bulldoze through a position, and demand that the people are stupid not to differentiate between respect for the throne and legitimate reaction to government policies.

  3. #3 by Bigjoe on Saturday, 29 June 2013 - 4:35 pm

    The King’s speech is prepared by the govt??? Even just being privy to he King’s speech sounds seditious to me..

  4. #4 by ENDANGERED HORNBILL on Saturday, 29 June 2013 - 9:56 pm

    Yang UMNO YB ni bukan saje kurang ajar, mereka ni juga kurang berpelajaran.

    Jadi tak faham lah sikit pun selok belok Westminster model of parliamentary democracy.

    Rasa UMNo YB ini fikir cara law of the jungle boleh pakai juga dalam Parlimen.

    Hello, YB UMNO, tak boleh lah. Jika tak bersekolah, jumpa lah YB Sakmongkol dan dapatkan pelajaran 101 Parliamentary Democracy.

    Malu lah. aiyoyo……

  5. #5 by Noble House on Sunday, 30 June 2013 - 3:38 am

    The moral and constitutional obligations of our representatives in Parliament are to protect our liberty, not coddle the nation, precipitating no-win situations, while bringing bankruptcy and economic turmoil to the people who voted them.

    People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on society for all the wrong reasons.

  6. #6 by boh-liao on Sunday, 30 June 2013 - 12:20 pm

    Preston University must b very proud one of its graduates now a minister in M’sia
    Have $$$ can have degrees, LOL
    Y stop at MBA? Y not PhD? B a locktor mah, more syiok n gaya, man

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