Thursday, June 05, 2008

when is enough enough?

In response to a comment by an ANON on yawningbread's article on the latest shot to CSJ and sibling.

Not that I believe that all of CSJ's fighting tactics are the best, but since in a war, there can be no winning tactic until after the war is over, I guess this is also my official support declaration for the 'rights that is fighting for.

Where this will bring me next, who knows. Life is getting sociologically unbearable here for those who value thought over mindless obeisance.

When will the ideological war errupt, if there are no reporters willing or able to report it?
oh wait. the Internet. The last great free thought hope.

to Anon: 05 June, 2008 23:35

You believed that "our political system has grown complacent & out-of-touch after nearly 40 years in power."

However, our political system has never been real ever since coherent opposition parties were crushed into near non-existence by iron rule and other tools of government misapplied.

Neither has our political system ever attempted to mature in any sensible way - whether 2 party rule, or coalition rule, or whatever forms it could have taken.

Constitutional change requirements on parliamentary majorities are a joke when one party has virtual control of the constitution, and has the legal right to change it as and when the party sees fit.
(as an addendum to this thought - when can an attack on a political party's ideology ever be constituted as an attack on government, or is that a fallacious question?)

As for the rest of what is happening to Singapore that most Singaporeans seem to be simmering hotly about, I doubt there can be any positive change towards a state for Singaporeans first.

When foreign talent are more attractive to employers than locals (eg: NS obligations etc), we can see what happens to us - HOTEL Singapore, where the majority of the staff are NOT Singaporeans.

As to leaving, I have already decided that one day, my ticket will be validated. And that is the sadness, for I will leave not for the sake of a better life, for I forever will remain born a Singaporean, but for the sake of a freer life.




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