04 Jul '11, 5pm
What's the sense of change Singaporeans feel in the air
GE 2011 — the Noise and Humour of Rallies July 5, 2011 by admin Filed under: Current Affairs and Politics , Dr Wong Wee Nam By Dr Wong Wee Nam 05 July 2011 “Humour is therapeutic and a lack of it could be a sign of mental illness.” — Sigmund Freud A friend who stayed in US for nearly 40 years came back recently and observed that there is some change in the political climate of fear after the General Election 2011. Another friend who had just come back from Australia also keeps hearing people telling him that things have changed. One friend suggested that the change has something to do with the internet. Before that, people were angry about certain things but kept quiet because of fear. They also thought that they were in the minority. Through the internet, people suddenly realised they were not alone and could speak openly about their concerns. There is security in numbers...