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Racist 'Singapore' Blog Awards

[the following is an excerpt from an article published in the year 2009, entitled, Rated-I Awards.]

The singapore blog awards presents gross deficiencies such as its reliance on ‘hits’; a panel consisting solely of Chinese persons; being presented as a Chinese event on the main website; and the standards used to judge the quality of blogs being based solely on a criteria of quality emerging post-marginalisation of difference and cultures not practiced by a majority defined on the basis of race and associated culture – all of which basically promotes the notion, ‘if you aren’t thinking it the Chinese way, you’re in the way.’ Quite culturally introverted and self-absorbed of its initiators and participants don't you think.

The validity of such an award is based on the best that can be identified after the imposition of a singular system of thought and thoughtlessness in the general socio-economic-political milieu over 3 decades. Hence, besides all the winners of, for instance, their ‘insightful’ category being fascist and non-insightful for not noticing this, albeit unwitting, it perpetuates the fallacious notion amongst the ‘majority’ that they are on the right and maximal intellectual and perspectival path. Additionally, the fact that it was simultaneously presented as a chinese event under the guise of bilingualism, and a 'singaporean' event as illustrated by 'Singapore Blog Awards'. In this, we can recognise yet another effort to associate 'singaporean' with 'chinese' and exclude all difference in typically fascist fashion. Of course, given the fascist nature of most singaporean 'democrats' and bloggers, it is not surprising that none of the winners of the said awards, amongst almost all other singaporean political observers, appreciated this point.

Hence, it can very plausibly be argued that the 'SgBlogAwards' are little more than an effort to identify 'insight' in a successfully post-fascist state that simultaneously sets these diminutive standards as the one worthy of conformity for the purpose of maintaining the status quo. In that, these 'winners' can be likened to the Hitler, or more accurately, 'Confucian', jugend whom are there to set the perspectival standards of the nation as the cream of the fascist crop.

I would call upon all bloggers to display the blog button above as a show of support for an egalitarian version of a truly 'Singaporean' blog awards, and till then, to boycott the current exclusionist version. This is not a favour for those whom are not represented through the presentation and approach by 'S'pore Blog Awards', but your duty.

I've often stated that the people in singapore are grossly racist, or most accustomed to 1st/2nd class citizenship, not necessarily by what they say or do, but what they fail to say or do when it ought to be said and done. I sincerely hope that this initiative garners enough support so that it would go some way in enabling such an assumption to be deemed nothing but a discountable stereotype - well, that's the way they'd do it in the UK anyway.

Perhaps some might choose to hide behind the defence that singapore isn't the UK, but right is right whatever point it is located on the compass. In support, we would be indicating that we aren't 'Chinese', 'Malay', 'Indian', 'Others', 'Klingons', but SINGAPOREAN. And that without equal representation, we can claim to be anything but 'singaporean'.




  1. Hello Ed,

    I support your call to action. If this is a truly singapore blog award, we need to see more equal representation on their site and in the panel team.



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