was, of course, a very valid reason for casinos to spring up in $ingapore
now, we are told. "Industry players say huge revenue generated is
too good to pass up" is the official reason. Dont gasp, we
all know about implications; not that we care to voice them. Capt Ryan
that below the casino report was one about why the Govt draws the line
on some theatre-groups desire to stage a gay-forum, citing the Catholic
Church, the Methodist Church and the Hindu communitys support of
the prohibitive stand. I guess the Catholic Church, the Methodist Church
and the Hindu community are cool with all the licensed gay saunas in our
midst now on OUR VERY SHORES - housing Sodom & Gomorrah free-sex;
cos theyre not heard objecting to those depraved haunts. Nor are
they cited to object to building casinos in $ingapore. So its probably
not a burning issue, shall we say, when it comes to the moral ethics
of gambling. Dont have to say, we already know. When push comes
to a hard-shoved economys thrust, we just have to go pelvis-Elvis
and sing Wooden Heart (now, is that a good enough pop-culture excuse for
you, Big Brother?).
am not complaining. Im a historian to save amnesiacs.
The juicier the details, the better for me. Heres crack no.2
impose mother tongue as second language" the top story in
Commentary/ Analysis from Straits Times Political Desk on Mar.6,
04. (Not that mother-tongue wasnt already imposed in the first
place!) This comes some 30 pages after another top story (on page three)
about a college-grad rejoicing that admission to local university does
not require a second-language admission-pass anymore. "No need to
go overseas now" is what she says. That, of course, is the point
of the story. That and its positioning as a prelude to the essay from
the Political Desk to convince everyone that nothing is just the
Govt.s decision. (Capt Ryan Goh?)
$ingaporeans return: they simply miss home" (ST, Mar.7, 04).
Dont laugh. The quote highlighted in that report was - "Always
youre not one of them and never will be, no matter
how hard you try." Now, shall we inform
the thousands of recent Chinese immigrants on our soil about this too?
How about rubbing it in on Capt Goh? Lets just move on to crack
no.4, shall we? Ironies have hit a mind-boggling level of mass hypnosis
for us to really bother about anymore.
Back to crack
no.4 (and its not her top!)
she who announced with her new makeover look on Mar.7, 04: "Oh
baby, baby, its a harsh world" in relation to the nations
falling birth-rate that needs to be rectified. In conclusion, she added
that she was merely giving "suggestions
in the spirit of encouraging
a no-holds-barred debate on the baby-making issue". What a triple-whammy
crack babies, subtlety and no-holds-barred! Not quite the old paternalistic
argument were used to then. In other words, Father may have thought
he knew best but Father couldnt fix everything, could he? In that
case, know best for what? I also know best, what. Just that I couldnt
bear to have a wooden heart for everyones good
and for the sake of
yes, industrial-peace. God bless
with Ryan Goh in tow!
listen to this other Ms. Chua argument "Why use my tax dollars
to persuade couples to have kids?" (she wrote on that very same day!).
Dont gasp. No-holds-barred open-society tactic with unkempt hair,
may I remind you! Exactly. Thats sort of like Big Sister
as foil to show Father up but still gets him what he wants. A tad obvious,
isnt it? Well, that takes care of not only crack 4 but 5 and 6 as
since when have we persisted in asking whats done with our tax-dollars?
Thats why Ms. Chua to do the honors, lor. Now you know why
its imperative to have at least me as historian, otherwise
old truths will get wound like endless circles pointing in Big Brothers
favor and it would be for your own good. See, I know the tune real well.
"Baby talk dominated the seven-hour Budget debate, an issue dubbed
a national imperative by leaders" (ST, Mar. 9,04). Lest youve
forgotten, they did say a long- long time ago, I can still remember, how
that music was played to the tune of "well cross the bridge
when we get to it". So cracks? Just another long series of bridges,
luv. Bottom of the bridge NO future leaders, darl. But wait, thats
not their fault! Since, we elect our leaders, of course
its our problem. Let me be Big Sister then and say, in that
case, case closed
on 4, 5, 6 and 7, cos theyre oh-so justified.
but the specter of Ryan Goh suddenly appears just when you thought youve
tackled the no-holds-barred open-ness with all the baby-cradling subtlety
to nurse your frazzled and fried minds. "Its your duty
to procreate," an MP was reported saying with great alarm on Mar.10,04
in the Straits Times! (Never mind that he qualified that statement later).
Its all Ryans fault, isnt it? He of superfluous unions.
ago in July 03, I had reported in these Files that a certain bespectacled
servant of Big Brother had called for artistes in Singapore to be civil
society actors. Id also warned that they be careful not to
end up being civil society puppets. Well, look what that same servant
wrote with regard to what he called "the near-blanket media coverage
of the Great Baby Debate" "Do the math, fall in love"!
(ST, Mar.14,04). Maybe Mr. Glasses is being a Joan of Arc for all
his fellow thespians so that theyll be spared of falling into our
new no-holds-barred open-ness and committing that same Ryan Goh-heresy.
You never know. Were about cunning cleavages these days, as in - Sex And The Baby, with the Catholic Church subtly in tow. Desperate is as desperate does, babe.
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