07 Jun '12, 3am
Random Discourse – Resentment Against Foreigners and Bogeyman
The above comment was made several days ago at the Sinda Youth Leaders Seminar last Saturday. It almost escaped my notice. I often consider myself to be a master in “talking cock” (i.e. saying things that is full of nonsense), but this really takes the cake. If it isn’t “cock” , it would be propaganda from some long gone fascist regime, which often vilify certain groups and prop them up as a bogeyman. As an ethnic Chinese, I felt threatened by the above comment in two ways. First of all, the Chinese community is the majority in Singapore as a result of history. The above statement gives me the impression that if anyone among the Chinese community speaks out against the immigration policies, this person is thus considered to harbor an agenda against the other communities in Singapore and is capable of turning on them. How is this helpful to our nation building at all? After...