Damn you creative people and your idiosyncrasies!

Tetris

Your, you know, idiosyncrasies, are going to infect the heartland!

“Eventually I cannot put a finger on it. But I would say if this is the way the world is going and Singapore is part of that interconnected world and I think it is, then I see no option for Singapore but to be part of it.

“They tell me and anyway it is probably half-true that homosexuals are creative writers, dancers, etcetera. If we want creative people, then we got to put up with their idiosyncrasies so long as they don’t infect the heartland.”

I dunno. There’s probably an easy solution to this dilemma, isn’t there? You know, come up with a couple of useful campaign slogans – like the really scary one for dengue – “If they breed, you will bleed”?

Oh wait, they don’t breed. Well, at least most of them don’t. Hmmm… Oh, it’s just too hard. Thank goodness I’m not a public servant and have to think up measures to deal with these things. Good thing they’re so well paid.

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15 thoughts on “Damn you creative people and your idiosyncrasies!”

  1. Man this is funny.

    Why can’t the powers to be see them as people, rather than strictly as homosexuals or heterosexuals?

    In the end, who ppl choose to have sex with behind close doors should not matter in a true meritocracy.

  2. Man this is funny.

    Why can’t the powers to be see them as people, rather than strictly as homosexuals or heterosexuals?

    In the end, who ppl choose to have sex with behind close doors should not matter in a true meritocracy.

  3. The way I see it, is that as an Asian country, we tend to be more conservative. Conservative isn’t necessarily bad- but of course, too much is not very good. I would have used the example of how Iraqi women are forced to wear the hijab or scarf to cover their heads and faces, but that is something cultural- not religious at all.

    My interpretation of what MM Lee has said in the first paragraph is more of trying to strike a balance between the East’s Conservative and West’s Liberative. We’ve followed in West in many ways- the shows we watch, the food we eat, the clothes we wear. Don’t many look to the West for inspiration or guidance in these areas? Meanwhile, the West is learning that India and China would be valuable partners in the future, and Anime is gaining in popularity as well. Its a two-way exchange.

    I didn’t really like how he voiced his words in the second paragraph, however. Homosexuality isn’t infectious- but I’ve seen instances where teenagers use “homosexuality” to either 1) stir up drama, 2) make themselves look rebellious, 3) or just to be “different”. I thought it was stupid to pretend to be something you’re not for the sake of being “rebellious” or “different”. It gives the real deal a bad name.

    And what’s the connection between creative people and homosexuals? I’m sure there’s doctors, construction workers, bankers, accountants etc out there who are homosexuals. Don’t stereotype an entire group of people. That’s like saying all Asians are either Chinese or Japanese.

  4. The way I see it, is that as an Asian country, we tend to be more conservative. Conservative isn’t necessarily bad- but of course, too much is not very good. I would have used the example of how Iraqi women are forced to wear the hijab or scarf to cover their heads and faces, but that is something cultural- not religious at all.

    My interpretation of what MM Lee has said in the first paragraph is more of trying to strike a balance between the East’s Conservative and West’s Liberative. We’ve followed in West in many ways- the shows we watch, the food we eat, the clothes we wear. Don’t many look to the West for inspiration or guidance in these areas? Meanwhile, the West is learning that India and China would be valuable partners in the future, and Anime is gaining in popularity as well. Its a two-way exchange.

    I didn’t really like how he voiced his words in the second paragraph, however. Homosexuality isn’t infectious- but I’ve seen instances where teenagers use “homosexuality” to either 1) stir up drama, 2) make themselves look rebellious, 3) or just to be “different”. I thought it was stupid to pretend to be something you’re not for the sake of being “rebellious” or “different”. It gives the real deal a bad name.

    And what’s the connection between creative people and homosexuals? I’m sure there’s doctors, construction workers, bankers, accountants etc out there who are homosexuals. Don’t stereotype an entire group of people. That’s like saying all Asians are either Chinese or Japanese.

  5. The old man really thinks he can say anything he wants. First he condemn all our mothers and sisters to become maids and now this….but at least he’s not totally homophobic, something which surprises me.

  6. The old man really thinks he can say anything he wants. First he condemn all our mothers and sisters to become maids and now this….but at least he’s not totally homophobic, something which surprises me.

  7. That is absolutely unbelievable in the most horrible way possible. 'Infect'. He actually used the word 'infect'. What are creative people? A pestilence unless they are respectable heartlanders? Urgh. I have no words to describe my horror. *Bangs head*

  8. That is absolutely unbelievable in the most horrible way possible. 'Infect'. He actually used the word 'infect'. What are creative people? A pestilence unless they are respectable heartlanders? Urgh. I have no words to describe my horror. *Bangs head*

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