Sunday, February 3, 2013
Meritocracy: The sun might have set
A couple of screen flips later on my iPad I found Li Xueying very fascinating article on Robert Wang autobiography. Clever writer. Put up front what most readers would want to know and then they will follow hook, line and sinker to the end. I am not mimicking her strategy since I am blogging for myself.
In times past meritocracy in the imagination of the common man means upward mobility. What Robert Wang has explained is that for HK, that's over. What readers will ask is whether it has also ended for SG. Not as bad as HK but the trend is egregious.
This Type 1 stupid government can defend meritocracy here till blue in the face, and it would not sell. Nobody cared for Koh Poh Koon because the voters know there is scant chance their children can walk the same path. To add insult to injury they even imagine it would be a FT that would get that chance. The people are losing hope and they are trying to understand better how and why things have taken such a turn.
I checked the NLB catalog this morning. Of the 13 copies available only three were out. I just checked before writing this and another seven were checked out in the mean time thanks to Li Xueying's story. I reserved a copy but all copies might be out before the NLB staff retrieve one for me.
The PAP, do they know they are accelerating toward working themselves out of office? But Type I stupid always misread the tea leaves. It's really simple. Why voters voted for them in the past and are those reasons still valid?
Update: Feb 7
Got this from my cousin. Hong Kong Cage Homes.
Posted by PengYou at 5:00 PM