It's just like a person who is afraid of a certain thing. I am sure you know it is called "phobia".
This is from Wikipedia which explains:
"A phobia is an irrational, intense and persistent fear of certain situations, activities, things, animals, or people. The main symptom of this disorder is the excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared stimulus. When the fear is beyond one's control, and if the fear is interfering with daily life, then a diagnosis under one of the anxiety disorders can be made....Phobias are a common form of anxiety disorders..."
It further gives an example; say a person being bitten by a dog.
"If the occurrence had enough of an impact on this certain person then he would develop a fear of that dog, or in some cases, an irrational fear of all dogs."
I think it is same to say that almost everyone has an irrational fear in something, for whatever reason or reasons. When this fear is overblown into a chronic or severe situation, it will affect that person's behaviour. He becomes irrational and unreasonable. And in the long run, he develops his own theory that what he fears must also be feared by others. This becomes his yardstick to measure others. So when a dog barks, he demands that all and sundry must run for their lives or take a stick to hit the dog. He will insist that the dog barks because it wants to bite him and the others.
After having a reasonable success in influencing others to believe in this fear, over time this person becomes equally smart that he can use this strategy to inflict fear on the others whenever occasions arise. Of course when the others are fed-up with his antic, he becomes a clown and a fool instead.
Before you get bored or have a headache trying to figure out what the hell I am blabbing about, it is about a certain group trying to use the worn out bankrupt strategy to frighten people : the infamous "Racial Card".
The MalaysianInsider reports that a certain group is trying to play the "race card" again. What about the Chinese trader who tried to burn himself because of certain Komtar decisions? Why this group didn't accuse Lim Guan Eng of being anti-Chinese?
I am sure an overwhelming majority of Malaysians of all races are matured and intelligent enough to just laugh at this foolish group and its irrational behaviour.
Having said that, it's time for a change of government come next GE. Let's get rid of this group and its lackeys who are suffering from "anxiety disorders".