What on Earth is the Ground? "Democracy…doing things to lose the vote of a minority is forgivable and tolerable."

I must say, I've been really out of touch with the political ongoings in our sunny (and occasionally rainy) island. I guess I'm becoming one of those highly rational Singaporeans whose preoccupation with their occupations have come at the expense of their political curiosity, awareness and/or consciousness. My soul, depending on your religious orientation, has somewhat been sucked, and I find myself somehow foolishly contented with the routine and drudgery of wage work as an educated proletariat. Weekends are spent recharging and consuming, so that I'm ready for another 5 days of work to fund the recharging and consumption. Rather dehumanised and agentless for 40-50 hours a week, with family and sleep serving to restore the balance of something that doesn't really have to be imbalanced in the first place, but we're all coerced into it somehow or another. The only thing kee...

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I totally agree with this article on pragmatism...

An interesting piece, delivered by Kenneth Paul Tan, at the Outstanding Educator Award Public Lecture, 28 April 2009, Nati...