Saturday, January 5, 2013

Learning why Au's post was libelous

I had to read Au's Part 1 the third time to pick out what might be perceived as libelous statements and I could only identify one paragraph (I ignore comments, almost never read them as they are often flippant and thoughtless). The one which mentioned CPIB.

I don't know how many people take Alex Au's blog seriously. I don't and rarely read it unless pointed to by someone or especially when there is legal action like now. I find it more valuable to read Lucky Tan's Diary of a Singaporean Mind. He had weighed in on this issue too and I thought it was inappropriate to compare the town council computer system with the American social security system. The equivalent would be the CPF system. These bloggers don't like the PAP government. For me I am still issue specific. I saw this as just under handed politics which is business as usual in most developed polities. It shows us how human we are and always vulnerable to failing and corruption. I do not buy that the MIW is that white. Just trying to be white and if the stakes are too high, forget about staying white. The MIWs have no non negotiable ideals. Everything can be sold for the right price. I only hope those moments don't come by too often. The last time we sold our souls for the two IRs which even Hong Kong will not entertain.

I could wish that they would try as hard as Abraham Lincoln but I am a price taker. I would prefer not to deal with a monopoly. I welcome strong alternative parties that is able to challenge and form a different government. Human frailty demands that as a check. Increasingly I find the PAP no-name ideology distasteful because it is dehumanizing and Darwinian.

1 comment:

  1. 朋友,my comments :

    First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out--
    Because I was not a Socialist.

    Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out--
    Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

    Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out--
    Because I was not a Jew.

    Then they came for me--and there was no one left to speak for me.

    Pastor Martin Niemoller