I live in a country where the state makes its arguments too simple.
Such as: the PAP = the country.
Such as: democracy = protests = violence = disorder = national disaster.
Such as: human rights = confusing Western concept that our people don't need to learn very much about.
Such as: history = one man's story.
Such as: Chia Thye Poh = opposition = Marxist = dangerous = 32 years of imprisonment = non-existence in the authorised history.
I live in a country with a population that is constantly hit by men in white with invisible and visible sticks. I live in a country where it is hard to expect people to value anything more than protecting themselves from these big sticks, or getting their own stick and white uniform.
5 Feb 2005
Yes, I know I (Steven) no longer live in Singapore. So please don't feel compelled to tell me. The following is provided by the ThinkCentre, and right here is a little link to take you to the full article. If you enjoy living in 'lah-lah' land please look away now.