Wednesday, March 17, 2004

the government gets more offensive with each passing day

BG Yeo said today that 'If you are not of a certain economic class, you should not even think of going there. You should confine yourself to 4D, Toto or horse racing.'

now i don't know about you, but i find that beyond annoying. it's downright offensive. (of course, tomorrow he is going to come out and complain that he was misquoted. but you know what? i'm not going to believe him either. i didn't believe Dr. Ong -and anyway his 'misquote' was equally offensive in its corrected format.) 'not of a certain economic class'? oh my god. it goes beyond the whole paternalistic argument completely into a different mindset/view of the world. i dislike the fact that our society has 'classes' in it; i dislike even more the fact that a member of the national government should come out and say in the national media that we should codify these class divisions by barring certain economic classes from entry.

going to hell in a handbasket. that's what we're doing.


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