a little less than the girl next door (in_transit) wrote,
a little less than the girl next door
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it will attract many flies

first of all, anyone who's been watching this spot long enough knows that i hardly ever discuss current affairs (or have i even ever?) , so this is a rare one. next, i'm neither eloquent nor effective; the number of loopholes i can pick out in my own arguments is ultimately limited. furthermore, this is more of an emotional response rather than an intellectual one. or perhaps, it's just the affinity i developed for the thais somewhere in december last year. disclaimers done, here goes:


the new paper, page 3 (19 april 2005, tuesday)


well done, singapore. it is enough that you are prepared to send your own citizens into addiction and bankruptcy. 可是你害了自己没关系, 你顺手把别人也一起拖下水了。

because you are placed in such a position of political and economic leadership in southeast asia, your one decision serves as the deciding factor for countless other decisions even outside of your own little red dot.

you spiral others into even more, even greater vice. even if you think you can afford it, others may not be able to. why cause them to stumble?

what sorts of moral values are you passing on to your children? (1) it is alright to gamble, (2) who cares about other people as long as i stand to gain? no wonder birth rates plummet!

i am grateful, and i am thankful, for the numerous privileges i have, living here--safety, security, financial well-being, somewhat equality etc. but that doesn't mean that i should stand by and shut up when i see you doing something against everything that you yourself have ever taught me.
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