The online and social media discourse is anecdotally dominated by anti-establishment voices. We all know what goes on in cyberspace is not reflective of the voting outcomes due to the bubble and echo chamber many of us engage in.
“If the opposition parties don’t want our vote in our worst, they don’t deserve our vote when we are at our best.”
By now we should all know the poorer performance of the opposition this time round in GE2015 so I shall not harp on it already. I wrote a pro-PAP essay in an NUS module one year back just to go against the grain and my tutor even sent a personal message to say I did very well. I never actually expected how true my entire essay turned out to be. Anyway, I would like say here my hopes for the PAP government and the opposition parties. This is also the first election I’m voting in.
This is meant to be satire and obviously does not represent what I desire to happen and I hope all these will never happen. I’m personally partial to the opposition. Just that I had these random thoughts and I had the urge to pen them down. I saved the best point for the last (11th point) about the Population White Paper.
TL;DR summary: “To all anti-PAP and pro-opposition supporters, please give the PAP credit where credit is due and fault the opposition when they deserve it.The opposition especially the WP has shown to be not as capable as claimed after the dust of its crowded election rallies and campaign promises have settled."
Edit 1 (21 May 2013): Today marks the 26th anniversary of Operation Spectrum. Before you suspect anything, it is just a pure coincidence that my review of this book falls so close to this date.
This topic has been debated many times over in the public sphere to the blogosphere and even on the NUS Confessions page. That’s right, it was just last week that I was embroiled in one such debate that I was even singled out (in the second confession) for being a liberal idealist.
The full title of this book is actually Beyond Suspicion? The Singapore Judiciary. Shortened for brevity. This book is apparently not carried by the National Library but it is by the NUS Central Library. Being an NUS student, I am glad to have this privilege to borrow out this book and do a review of it. So why is this book so special that only NUS seems to carry it?
(This is not a full-fledged review, just a short personal opinion piece about this book.)
Choose any country of the world that practices military conscription and discuss whether the policy is necessary and/or desirable. What kind of arguments would you make for or against military conscription? Got B+ for this essay and A- for the module in total. I must have did very well for the finals to get that grade heh!.