26 October 2006

Dumbass Of The Week IV

Before anybody read further, I would like for you to goto AKK's entry first and I would like to add my take on this whole fiasco.

Like I said in the comments of AKK's entry, this is a classic debate of a Republican vs a Democrat. One side is the conservative "get-what-you-work-for" and the other asks for a safety net to take care of everybody.

I won't dwell into who is right and who is wrong as they can be no straight answer. Both Derek and Shu Min have their valid points.

However, what irked me was the attitude that Shu Min exhibited in her rebuttal to Derek's lament.

Surely, it would have been better if she could have showed a little empathy, compassion and sensitivity. Her holier-than-thou stand on her pedestal just bugs me up my ass.

Guess what? This is exactly the type of people that will inherit the gahmen as the current PAP is already like that liao. Her dad is a current Member of Parliament.

Apples don't fall far from the tree.
Granted that you may argue that we ultimately have the power to stop such people from entering parliament by virtue of our votes, what is to stop them from coming in via the back door? Can you spell G-R-C?

This elitism situation is starting to spin out of control and I don't like a single bit of it. There is the danger of voting in the village idiot just to spite the arrogant candidate. But think about it, we would still be at the losing end replacing a bigot with an idiot.

Speaking of idiots and bigots, Shu Min is certainly not an idiot for after all, she hailed from RJC. As for bigot, sadly there is no escaping for her.

Four more years till the next election. Four more years before the next parade of bigots, new and incumbent.

I fear for our future. I really do.

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 - Voxeros

1. spinnee left...
Thursday, 26 October 2006 12:24 pm
I fear for our future in singapore too.
At this rate of self destruction and arrogance, I guess you can't help thinking but to move out of this place of felons.

The best part is, we are always striving to be first, but in the process of that, we forgo humanity and become narcisstic. All thanks to our environment nurtured by the gahmen, education sucks hella too in terms of moral education and character development.

What to do? Real Singaporean talents are either eliminated by those 'elites' 'cuz the elites play punk, or they have moved out of singapore. Even normal citizens can't do much, 'cuz they dun realise, unity = strength.

sigh. we are just on the way to hell.

2. sunflower left...
Thursday, 26 October 2006 1:44 pm
She is not even apologetic!

She ended her post by this line ""i was under the rather naive impression that nobody reads my blog"
Walau, eat shit, RJC. toopid fellow.

3. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 26 October 2006 1:59 pm :: 
sunflower: Yah. I forgot to write about that in my blog. Thanks for reminding.

She is not sorry for her arrogance. She is sorry that we read her blog. You seriously believe that she really thought nobody will read her blog? Lame ass excuse.

Then when the challenge gets too hot for her to handle, she deletes her blog and goes into hiding. How convenient.

Ladies and gentlemen. I present to you the future of our Gahmen.

4. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 26 October 2006 2:51 pm :: 
Spinnee: I am very appalled at the magnitude of how these elites are detached from the rest of us. It is sad that we are no longer ONE UNITED PEOPLE as the line is drawn in the sand separating US vs THEM.

Wee Shu Min's case has made me wonder if our supposedly World Class Education System has failed us.

5. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 26 October 2006 3:05 pm :: 
A comment from Noob at in-the-slammed-rjc-girl/ said, "...Her dad came out in her defense on the papers today. Mind you, he is a minister and she laments that his daughter’s privacy has been violated..."

This just affirms my statement when I say "apples don't fall far from the tree." I also realised that the father is in PM Lee's AMK GRC which again begged the question, how it is possible that we let such people into our gahmen? Oh wait, that will lead us back to my original question.

Can you spell G-R-C?

6. akk left...
Friday, 27 October 2006 1:00 pm
i now think i damn heng for studying too much....

7. Pam left...
Friday, 27 October 2006 4:47 pm
hey, this is fantastic... I can't believe she's so arrogant. no actually, I can. But what worries me more, is the unrepentent manner in which she blogs, with everything 'stupid' this and 'frigging' that. Is she not aware that she's actually blogging about someone ELSE? and that someone else has FEELINGS? It's the cold and calculated and frankly, very ignorant manner that she writes in, that worries me. there's a big big difference between naiveity and ignorance and unfortunately, she's demonstrated from her post and her reply, that she is very much in the latter category.

Incidentally, Singapore should start thinking about issues like age-discrimination. We can't discriminate against old/young people anymore, which basically means our job adverts can't say '30-40 year old manager required'. which i think is great. of course, there's nothing stopping the recruiter to then choose to hire a 30-40 year old, but at least we can't discriminate before the foot's in the door.

8. 9 left...
Friday, 27 October 2006 10:17 pm ::
4 year cycle...when the time comes again...we see usual stuff...all the wayang , sprinkling of gold dust in the air, till the winners be declared winners. Hibernate...wait for the next one....isn't it just like the World Cup. :P

9. carbimazole left...
Saturday, 28 October 2006 2:02 am
Unbelivably arrogant!

10. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 28 October 2006 7:16 am :: 
Akk: Well, Ms Wee too have quite a big chunk of education and more in the immediate future. Looks like all that is wasted on her.

Pam: The worse news is that there is a LOT of her in the same cookie cutter. We are doomed.

Ah 9: Perhaps come next cycle, the people of Singapore would be able to make a difference.

Carbimazole: Indeed!

Welcome to the blog, btw.

11. V_icks left...
Sunday, 29 October 2006 2:25 pm ::
Aye... O well sucks to know all the scholarship stuff wasted on this kind of ppl.. thanks for visiting my blog =)

12. Ruok left...
Sunday, 29 October 2006 10:44 pm
If enough people fear for our future, then, and perhaps only then, can there be change.

13. JayWalk left...
Monday, 30 October 2006 7:00 am :: 
V_icks: Welcome to the blog. Funny how I was reading your blog when at the very exact moment, you were reading mine! Pretty freaky eh?

RUOK: We had 50,000 people in AMK who feared for our future. Let's bump that number up to 76,000 in the next elections. That would make it a nice 50.1% with that.

Now you got me thinking. What if PAP won the next elections but lose AMK GRC in the process? LHL would be out of a job and so who would be the next PM? GCK, LKY or somebody new?

14. aloe left...
Monday, 30 October 2006 12:01 pm
Reminds me of the $60K peanut... But dun generalise too much. She's just one of the few (or many) bad apples in a Lot of apples.

15. JayWalk left...
Monday, 30 October 2006 12:04 pm :: 
Aloe: Your peanut bring from JB one is it? People peanut is $600k, yours is only $60k. Eh. Pirated peanut ah?

16. Leapin_Toufu left...
Monday, 30 October 2006 5:58 pm
This is a free country. Stay the faith!

17. JayWalk left...
Monday, 30 October 2006 8:04 pm :: 
Leaping Toufu: No way Singapore is a free country. I can assure you that many people will disagree with you on that.

18. aloe left...
Tuesday, 31 October 2006 9:00 am
sollie... I left out one zero... *paisei*

19. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 31 October 2006 11:39 am ::
Aloe: Hahaha..... I thought your peanut is cheong one. LOL

20. Leapin_Toufu left...
Wednesday, 1 November 2006 5:33 pm
:D Of course it's the sense that everyone can lambast the politicians and others over here in the net...

...just like what that RJC girl did, commenting on another Singaporean's views.

Freedom, is to to accept all expression of opinions, whether it is agreeable to one or not, OR for or against.

21. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 1 November 2006 9:28 pm :: 
Leaping Toufu: It's free only if it is confined to cyberspace. Try it anywhere else like print publication or broadsheet and you will find yourself out of a job or worse, sued till you lose your pants.

How's that for "free"?

I will agree with you on one thing and that is we are all free to express our own opinion be it right or wrong. However, with this freedom comes the accountability of taking ownership of your words. Be there to stand behind your words to counter any disagreement.

Take Ms Wee Shu Min's recently comments for example. Granted that she got blasted by the public for her comments. If she really believed in what she wrote, she should have continued to stand firm and fend off the objections with valid points to counter argue. If in the event that she is unable to assert her case, then she should back down gracefully, accept defeat and offer an apology.

Instead, she shut down her blog and go into hiding when the heat got a bit too hot for her.

I have no problem with her expressing her views even though I disagree. I only have problem that she just shut down her blog and go into hiding.

Tell me if this is not cowardice? Would we want such people to lead our country?

22. Pam left...
Thursday, 2 November 2006 12:05 am
did you hear the mr brown take on the way elites say sorry?? it's damn farni - lucky I got my own office (is that elitism??!)...otherwise sure kena sack for laughing on the job...hehe.

agree with you re standing by what you say. what I don't get is how she can write what she wrote and not be repentent, or not even willing to stand by what she wrote. i think along the way someone must have erased the words 'humble', 'humility', 'grace', 'fortitude' out of her oxford dictionary.

23. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 2 November 2006 9:29 am :: 
Pam: This girl bugged me on 3 levels. First it was the stuff that I disagree even though I have to respect (albeit grudgingly) the fact that it is her opinion. When the people voiced out their disagreement, she couldn't counter any of the objections which in my opinion is conceding defeat.

We all make mistakes from time to time but nothing a sincere apology cannot rectify.

Sadly, that didn't happen.

Level 2 bug-ass was that under public pressure and the prospect of her dad losing his job, she gave a half-assed apology which kinda stoked the fire even more.

Level 3 bug-ass was that as the sentiments of the public get more and more heated, she just shut down her blog and disappear. How convenient!
Now this got me thinking. I think Wee Shu Min's future in Singapore is over. Imagine her try to land a job here. Everybody she met would be going "Oh! So you are that elitist Wee Shu Min har?"

For a person who recently dissed 80% of the Singapore population, she is not among friends on this island.

Perhaps she will have to leave the country and settle somewhere else?

Now who would be a quitter then?

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