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Identifying the Ideological Construct used by the ruling party the first step towards defeating it?

Posted by inspir3d on August 22, 2006

“While doing research for my final university course on culture, I came across a really interesting entry on Wikipedia that happened to describe Singapore very well:

Legalism

– a pragmatic political philosophy,
with maxims like “when the epoch changed, the ways changed”
as its essential principle, than a jurisprudence.
(Source: wikipedia)”

 

…more (A Serial Number on my Vote)

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Transcript of PM’s Rally Speech

Posted by inspir3d on August 22, 2006

“Traditionally, the transcript of the Rally Speech in English is only available in outline form from SPRINTER (though usually a detailed one). An “Edited transcript” has since appeared on Straits Times Interactive. Nonetheless, somebody, who prefers to remain unnamed, has taken the trouble to transcribe the speech from the audio files (available from, e.g., Channelnewsasia) and made it available to Singapore Angle, commenting that at the very least, he got the hanyu pinyin right! (It’s quan min luan jiang, not quan ming ruan jiang, and mo zhe shi zi guo he, not mo zua she ze kua he.) Turns out that he also inserted “[laughter]” and “[applause] at various the points where the audience responded thus, and added the numbering used in the outline. And so here it is, for those who might find it useful.” …more (Singapore Angle)

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How Big Hearted are We?

Posted by inspir3d on August 22, 2006

“So, as it has been insinuated, it’s all your fault peasants. You are narrow-minded and cannot accept foreigners. Look at the enlightened politicians like PM Lee who can accept foreigners wholeheartedly. Look at the establishment and learn from them.

Yeah, indeed.

All foreigners are equal in our hearts. Some are more equal than others.” …more (Molly Meek)

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