Saturday, March 17, 2012

Bo Xilai's downfall

Ching Cheong's analysis triggered many thoughts in me regarding the fall of Bo Xilai. In a sense, it is not difficult to read the Chinese. They constantly replay their history; to be specific, the script of past power struggles have been reprised.

Ching Cheong suggested that a coup might have been nipped in the bud. Well, this is troublesome as it suggests that the purge have ways to go!

But my thoughts stray further than all these. It returns to Singapore. The place and practicality of idealism. The tension between the possible and the ideal is eternal. You don't want the pendulum to swing to the extremes or at either pole you could be stuck in chaos.

In Singapore many of  the detractors of the PAP are idealists. To me they lack practical sense. You say they have good hearts and intentions. Up to a point I agree, but if you look at it through the lens of the Gospel and Paul's letter to the Romans, the answer has to be no.

To survive we gotta to get real and that's a world where you cannot separate the wheat from the weeds.

Let the tension remains or we will make hell of ourselves here once more.

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