How the Worker’s Party sacking of MP plays into the hands of the PAP
They sacked this bloke, Yaw Shin Leong, he loses his seat in Parliament, and now there’s a call for a by-election. And all because of his extramarital affair. What’s that got to do with how well he does his job as a member of parliament? Or do they think that he’s going to turn his ‘walkabout’ in his constituency into a f&*$about’?
I’ll get to the point given that the confucianised singaporean of today have very limited attention span when it comes to contradictory ideas or long sentences.
By sacking this fellow, they are basically saying that the perceived virtue of parliament must be maintained. They are presenting parliamentarians, MPs, etc, as sort of divine creatures like some ‘Son of Heaven’ of Chinese history whom have no sin to be absolved. It doesn’t matter if you’re great at your job in ensuring that your constituents have their needs met; it doesn’t matter if you’re a true egalitarian and democrat (not that i’m saying that this Yaw bloke is all of that) You also have to ensure that you reserve your dick for your wife as and when she doesn’t have a headache, or as and when she decides to uncross them because you have been assiduous in doing her bidding - as seems to be the case in all the relationships i’ve personally encountered in singapore. By sacking this bloke for what he did, basically implies that parliament is a place for those with impeccable virtue, and which implies that other oppositional fellas and the PAP blokes as well, are already of impeccable virtue, and thus occupy their respective positions.
When we take away sinners of the sort like Yaw, we are basically implying that the ‘sin’ of ministers who overpay themselves, amongst other sins, aren’t sins, but just something they choose to do, and we choose to disagree with.I’d say, let the sinners in....and let him who has not sinned cast the first stone at them. When we keep sinners about, it might make us wonder after the virtue of those we consider to not be sinful. It might also reveal us for the hypocrites we are. All of which, bodes well, for discovering the greatest of evils passed off as normal because we ourselves aren't that different. In this, the vilification of Yaw can be nothing other than an effort to maintain a greater sin from which we are all beneficiaries.
To be honest, It will be nice to have this ‘extramarital Yaw’ around and start the debate about if he is less virtuous than ministers who earn as much as they do but keep their netherregions to themselves and their wives. When we take away sinners of the sort like Yaw, we are basically implying that the ‘sin’ of ministers who overpay themselves, amongst other sins, aren’t sins, but just something they choose to do, and we choose to disagree with. I’d also like the focus to be on proving that the extramarital sin of Yaw interferes with his work as opposed to assuming that it does.
If you think about it, there is a greater case for assuming that overpaying ministers interferes with their being concerned about the people who employ them. So who is the greater sinner here mate? You could say that the WP sacked this bloke, as opposed to letting him resign, in an effort to present themselves as virtuous, like the PAP. In the UK, amongst others, what might generally happen is that such ministers would resign in an acknowledgement that what they did might not be right as opposed to it being seen as an opportunity by the party to present itself as always right. It goes well with the Chinese political ethos, practiced for a couple of thousand years of 'scapegoating' so as to present the party in power as beyond reproach and divinely mandated. That is why, given this event, amongst a host of others, i've said for a while that these so-called 'opposition' fellas are nothing but a product of that which they purport to oppose. Typical. So typical.
Sometimes i wish i can take these fellas who run the SDP, WP, etc, by the ear, sit them down, cross my legs, and with a rotan in one hand, and a chalk in other, teach them some of my sensibilities given that they ought to already possess them if they didn’t already think themselves so smart enough to lead other know-nothing girls and boys playing at being ‘opposition’ as did the proverbial piper. Being arrested umpteenth times for the ‘oppositional cause’ means nothing. All that matters is ensuring that you aren’t a product of the party you oppose, and do your best not to play into their hands despite your best intentions.
(news: WP expels Yaw Shin Leong)
(news: WP expels Yaw Shin Leong)