10 May 2006

It is Better to be Feared than to be Loved

Why is it the MIW, or at least some of its leaders, are so keen to create political martyrs out of political nobodies, and in the end do more harm than good to the MIW's image? The MIW have already won this round by the ballot but now want to stomp on a political candidate who is down, just to get the message across. They are certainly successful in getting one message across to us, but whether it is the message they intended, I'm not too sure. The original message was perhaps “better be sure of your facts in politics with us” and it became garbled along the way to become “we will destroy all opponents mercilessly, that is the MIW way” by the time it reached Singaporeans.

4 comments:

akikonomu said...

Strength and authority inspire obedience. That's the basics of the authoritarian personality and the F-scale.

The instrument for assessing the underlying authoritarian personality structure was the so-called F-Scale ("implicit antidemocratic tendencies and fascist potential"). This scale is comprised of the following subscales:

* Conventionalism -- the tendency to accept and obey social conventions and the rules of authority figures; adherence to the traditional and accepted
* Authoritarian Submission -- submission to authorities and authority figures
* Authoritarian Aggression -- an aggressive attitude towards individuals or groups disliked by authorities; particularly those who threaten traditional values
* Anti-Intraception -- rejection of the subjective, imaginative and aesthetic
* Substitution and Stereotypy -- superstition, cliché, categorization and fatalistic determinism
* Power and Toughness -- identification with those in power, excessive emphasis on socially advocated ego qualities
* Destructiveness and Cynicism -- general hostility, putting others down
* Projectivity -- the tendency to believe in the existence of evil in the world and to project unconscious emotional impulses outward
* Sex -- exaggerated concerns with respect to sexual activity

Anonymous said...

All your base are belong to us! HA HA HA...

Anonymous said...

it does not come from insecurity, but from a sense of entitlement: I made this place what it is, how dare you question me?

Ong Ah Bee said...

Recently, my white MP,
Kok on my door, and very kek ki..
Say ‘I’ve worked so hard, so vote for me’,
‘Or rubbish won't be cleared, in your vicinty'..

I said ‘Dear MP of my GRC’,
‘Dun remember u, so please pardon me’..
‘I only saw you on TV’,
‘Dozing off and jiak liao bee’..

Last GE I voted for thee,
2% up in GST..
Cut CPF and up utility,
Are still very clear in my memory..

5 years later, then you come to me,
Fresh from your slumber of ivory..
Say that only, you can help me,
Escape from a life of poverty..

Just take a drive on CTE,
Count the number, of all the gantries..
Or squeeze a ride on the MRT,
That has not been cleared for ye..

My life since the last GE,
Has been downhill though I voted PAP..
If I vote the same for your sleeping spree,
I can expect the same misery..

So this time round, I vote for somebody,
Who will kachiao you, to productivity..
Forms fill wrong, no big deal to me,
If there’s someone to speak up for ah bee..

So dear MP of GRC,
If life no improve, vote u cho simi?