Obama and Singapore, 50 years ago and nowI was pondering, just before dozing off last night, as I normally do about a host of things from philosophy to tech, how America has advanced so much in 50 years.
50 years ago, the great John F. Kennedy, in 1963, had to call out the army to enforce the right of 2 Afro-Americans to enroll in the University of Alabama. About 50 years ago, Singapore was a multicultural state with no overt discrimination or institutionalised racism as was the case in America. Well, 50 years after, America has its first black president and black saviour rescuing the world in 'Independence Day', whilst the Singapore government claims that singapore is not ready for a non-Chinese prime minister.
I’m led to wonder, ‘what are the greater evils delivered via relatively subtle and unspoken of discrimination that seems to turn the proscriptions on overt racism into a facilitator of subtle ones, and which delivers much more bigotry than the former?' What do these two events say about the governments and peoples of both these states…..