12 Aug '12, 6am

Alex Au: Why I oppose the national pledge #Singapore #mustread

Had enough of the National Day rah-rah? Now let me tell you why I oppose the National Pledge. Yes, you read that right: oppose. Just in case you didn’t know, the pledge goes like this: We, the citizens of Singapore, pledge ourselves as one united people, regardless of race, language or religion, to build a democratic society based on justice and equality so as to achieve happiness, prosperity and progress for our nation. We are beginning to make a fetish of it, reciting it at nearly every opportunity even at election hustings. Certainly, the language is quite beautiful, with an economy of words and the sonority of cadence. But it says the wrong thing! Its grave error is right at the end: “so as to achieve happiness, prosperity and progress for our nation.” No! If I could change it, it would read: “so as to achieve happiness, prosperity and progress for us all.” The purpose...

Full article: http://yawningbread.wordpress.com/2012/08/12/why-i-oppose...

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