Sunday, November 25, 2012
PM: 'We listen, but we have to lead'
The PM pointed out that we cannot be like the Americans who are divided into blue and red states. Singapore must have only one colour and why. My question is progress is turning us into multiple colours. Also the US isn't just two colours. They are a kaleidoscope of colours but mostly only two are offered to choose to make the government. That is why they struggle with poor voters' turnout.
One colour white for Singapore is wishful. Looks good on paper but impossible unless we remain static and not progress. Early Singapore was like a bunch of stem cells all alike. Over time these cells must differentiate. The challenge is to get them to work together. Back to colours, we have no choice but get many colours to bind together to make something beautiful. There is one big problem though. Nobody has learned how to achieve this. I have read this over and over again over the years but it will not happen until this world has become irrelevant.
26 So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, 27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female,for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. Galatians 3:26-29
This is not even happening in churches. I am sure you can find equivalent wisdom in Islam and the other religions but the mosques and temples are as divided as the churches.
Jesus tried it and turned the conventions of his day on its head. The result is that they crucified him. You can try, but you have a great likelihood of ending up like him. Abraham Lincoln died for it. Gandhi was assasinated and so was Martin Luther King. And there are many more before. Nero and the other Roman emperors killed a great many of them.
Islam offered a political solution in one colour. They had brief success a few hundred years ago. Nobody seems to know how to replicate that. If anything the various factions are more adept at disagreeing and blaming each other. Now they are even killing each other as the Christians once had when Constantine converted.
So history tells us that to go under one colour this government will have to whip us and rule by fear but this would also be short lived and stupid. In ancient times they had no real economic growth. This government is left with only one option. They must rule by results funded by good economic growth but the passing mark keep going up until no leaders can reach. What then? Nobody wants to think about it. They recognize that's unthinkable.
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Part 2 of 2 http://www.razor.tv/site/servlet/segment/main/news/85386.html
Posted by PengYou at 2:13 PM