Friday, January 21, 2011

If The Shoe Fits, Wear It

Rules of Engagement: You Die, Your Problem
They sure know how to pick them. The YPAP Chairman of Ponggol South was a connoiseur of upskirt videos, but this YPAP Chairman of Toa Payoh East aspired to trade profanities with a rock-star of sorts and ended up being "pwnd". Let's just say Christian Bale's expletive-laden YouTube rant reads like a nursery rhyme when Mr Rockson Tan blogs. Yes, he is more deserving of the honorific than those lackeys.

The alumus of ACS-Barker Road (Factoid: ACS(I) at Dover Road has more stringent scholastic entry requirements) bit off more than he could chew because his cringe worthy acclaim that "LKY is equivalent of Nelson Mandela to Singaporeans" was a natural magnet for spontaneous responses like "Mandela go jail, LKY puts you in jail". Let's not stoop to his level of erudition (sample printable tweet: "bossming: Rocksonnn dunneed to google for so long to find dirt on me. Just talk dirty with me direct") and focus on the subject of contention. Mandela vis-à-vis LKY.
  • Mandela did go to jail, LKY did not. Devan Nair did, and see how shoddily he was treated by a comrade.
  • Mandela treated his political adversaries like F.W. de Klerk with respect, and never called him "mangy dog" or something.
  • Mandela harboured no genetic supremacy philosophies, and encouraged black South Africans to support the previously hated Springboks (the white dominated South African national rugby team).
  • Mandela ditched his wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, when she became a political liability. No, Winnie did not monopolise the conveyancing business for public housing.
  • Mandela retired in 1999 after one term of office, and was succeeded by Thabo Mbeki (not seat warmer or relation). Really retired, to become an advocate for a variety of social and human rights, not hanging to office with a ridiculously invented job title.
  • Mandela, this is going to hurt, was awarded the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize, and 250 other awards. None of those cooked up by SPH and the like.
 It has been said before, and bears repeating, LKY is more Marcos than Mandela. Except maybe for the shoe collection.


  1. Mandela is a real man. The other just wants to keep reliving his past glories, with the indulgement of his cronies.

  2. You're right. LKY has more in common with despots like Marcos, Suharto, Than Shwe and Kim Jong Il albeit more refined because he knows how to hob nob with the West, than Nelson Mandela.

  3. "We will continue to engage netizens, whether they like it or not"

    Well, we will continue to engage the PAP government, whether it likes it or not. LOL

  4. are u quite sure he does not have a shoe collection? or may be he's collecting something else - no of pple jailed without a trial, adjectives that put down singaporeans, no of times he's told some other country how it should be run, or some such?

  5. "We will continue to engage netizens, whether they like it or not"

    We will return the favour by kicking them out of power, whether they like it or not!

  6. Simply put; it is a nonsensical comparison.


  7. Not just Marcos, also Mugabe.

  8. LKY a ass..well my granny is the queen mother

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