Democracy Doesn’t Mean The Minority Must Shut Up

That is how we work together for the good of EVERYONE in this country. So, please, stop gloating and thinking that that’s the end of the debate on S377A and every other minority right.

I read a post on Facebook which I will not attribute to the author because he put it as private. The gist of his comment was that he thought that people should stop blaming the majority for voting for the PAP, and that:

“Once the votes have been cast, we should all unite again as Singaporeans to work together for the good of the country. That is after all what democracy is all about right?”

My fellow citizen, you are so fucking WRONG. Democracy means we all retain the right to continue complaining and protesting. No matter who I voted for, I will keep speaking up for the things I believe in, just as you did with yours.

That is how we work together for the good of EVERYONE in this country. So, please, stop gloating and thinking that that’s the end of the debate on S377A and every other minority right.

This country was built by Champion Grumblers, and we will all continue to do so.

Yahoo! Blog Post: Polling Day reflections

I have never seen the likes of it — people actually caring enough about Singapore politics to talk about it non-stop. I swear if I took a cab today, the driver might just go, “Ok, sir, do you mind if I just take you to your destination and not talk about politics during your ride?”…

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I finally feel Singaporean

I queued up to vote this afternoon, and it was, for the first time in a long, long time, a queue that comprised only Singaporeans.

I haven’t been this proud to be Singaporean since we sent four swimmers to the Los Angeles Olympiad in 1984. Oh wait, that was when I was proud to be from ACS.

Yup, it’s been a while.

Yahoo! Blog Post: What an MP’s visit to our condo was like

I received a letter on Friday, 15 April 2011, from our condominium management. I thought it was probably about them fogging the place again and reminding us to close our windows.
The last time they fogged without telling us, some of us chucked a fit and said they should always tell us when something’s going down.
It wasn’t about fogging that the letter was trying to tell the residents of our small condo, but the impending visit of one of our Members of Parliament (MPs), the Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts, Rear Admiral Lui Tuck Yew…

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