Monday, April 11, 2011

Elites At The Party

When Samantha told Radio 91.3 deejays that heartlanders should stay out of Holland "V", many were reminded of another piece of caustic verbiage from the daughter of MP Wee Siew Kim (Ang Mo Kio GRC): "please, get out of my elite uncaring face."

The RJC student castigated blogger Derek Wee as "one of many wretched, undermotivated, overassuming leeches in our country" when all he did was to express empathy for the fallen fortunes of a taxi driver ferrying him to the airport.

But the real atrocity came about when daddy "apologised" for her "rantings of an 18-year-old among friends":
"What she said did come across as insensitive. The language was stronger than what most people could take.
I think if you cut through the insensitivity of the language, her basic point is reasonable, that is, that a well-educated university graduate who works for a multinational company should not be bemoaning about the Government and get on with the challenges in life.
Nonetheless, I have counselled her to learn from it. Some people cannot take the brutal truth and that sort of language, so she ought to learn from it."

Well the brutal truth was soon unleashed on him, and he had to apologise a second time, this round directly and without reservation to Mr Derek Wee and members of the outraged public.

Not exactly the kind of epithet to be treasured for posterity. But that's about all he had to show for two whole terms in parliament. The irony is that PM Lee, in announcing the premature departure from politics of the 50 year old, sang his praises as one who can provide "help for those in need of encouragement to stand on their own two feet." Tell that to the taxi driver.

But you needn't worry about his economic prospects, not with his track record in ST Engineering - president of Europe division 2001-2002, defence business 2002-2004, and deputy chief executive 2004-2009. If ever there was a classic example of a part-time member of parliament, this has to be it.

His daughter's blog is no longer in existence, but preserved on the net for nostalgia and as a reminder of how these elites think:
Thursday, October 19, 2006
mom's friend sent her some blog post by some bleeding stupid 40-year old singaporean called derek wee (WHY do all the idiots have my surname why?!) whining about how singapore is such an insecure place, how old ppl (ie, 40 and above) fear for their jobs, how the pool of foreign "talent" (dismissively chucked between inverted commas) is really a tsunami that will consume us all (no actually he didn't say that, he probably said Fouren Talern Bery Bad.), how the reason why no one wants kids is that they're a liability in this world of fragile ricebowls, how the government really needs to save us from inevitable doom but they aren't because they are stick-shoved-up-ass elites who have no idea how the world works, yadayadayadayada.

i am inclined - too much, perhaps - to dismiss such people as crackpots. stupid crackpots. the sadder class. too often singaporeans - both the neighborhood poor and the red-taloned socialites - kid themselves into believing that our society, like most others, is compartmentalized by breeding. ridiculous. we are a tyranny of the capable and the clever, and the only other class is the complement.

sad derek attracted more than 50 comments praising him for his poignant views, joining him in a chorus of complaints that climax at the accusation of lack of press freedom because his all-too-true views had been rejected by the straits times forum. while i tend to gripe about how we only have one functioning newspaper too, i think the main reason for its lack of publication was that his incensed diatribe was written in pathetic little scraps that passed off as sentences, with poor spelling and no grammar.

derek, derek, derek darling, how can you expect to have an iron ricebowl or a solid future if you cannot spell?

if you're not good enough, life will kick you in the balls. that's just how things go. there's no point in lambasting the government for making our society one that is, i quote, "far too survival of fittest". it's the same everywhere. yes discrimination exists, and it is sad, but most of the time if people would prefer hiring other people over you, it's because they're better. it's so sad when people like old derek lament the kind of world that singapore will be if we make it so uncertain. go be friggin communist, if uncertainty of success offends you so much - you will certainly be poor and miserable. unless you are an arm-twisting commie bully, which, given your whiny middle-class undereducated penchant, i doubt.

then again, it's easy for me to say. my future isn't certain but i guess right now it's a lot brighter than most people's. derek will read this and brand me as an 18-year old elite, one of the sinners who will inherit the country and run his stock to the gutter. go ahead. the world is about winners and losers. it's only sad when people who could be winners are marginalised and oppressed. is dear derek starving? has dear derek been denied an education? has dear derek been forced into child prostitution? has dear derek had his clan massacred by the government?

i should think not. dear derek is one of many wretched, undermotivated, overassuming leeches in our country, and in this world. one of those who would prefer to be unemployed and wax lyrical about how his myriad talents are being abandoned for the foreigner's, instead of earning a decent, stable living as a sales assistant. it's not even about being a road sweeper. these shitbags don't want anything without "manager" and a name card.

please, get out of my elite uncaring face.


  1. Well, that elite f**king uncaring face will be out of our face and enjoying his pension, courtesy of taxpayers who are scre*ed whichever way.

  2. 道德沦亡!

  3. if only wee shu min was some 18 yr old male, he would have enjoyed the warm embrace from thousands of non elite NSmen, even from those in the "white horse" platoon.

  4. Wee Siew Kim's brutal truth encapsulates PAP's governing philosophy. You die, your own business! Also, note that PAP will always defend its own face - heaping praises despicably on Elite Comrade Wee shows PAP thinks it is above any reproach. Let's show these elites who is the real boss of Singapore!

  5. Sad to say, PAP will continue to be your boss for another 5 yrs or so. Singaporean cannot accept changes and are well pamper.

  6. To this so-called elite party or Team A , according to PM Lee is the best to be fielded to win the national cup, Lee must agree that a team is not elite until proven elite. And in CWM's words, why should people believe their claim that they are elite squad if all they are doing is sitting on the bench trying to "warm up" and play a game, with no credible opponents in sight? About time PAP show us how good this elite Team A is worth their national jersey to be in the run for a world cup with worthy opponents? Otherwise, please get out of my unelite uncaring wards!

  7. The time to criticize the daughter of MP Wee Siew Kim for her insensitive statement is in the past. I hope she has outgrown her immaturity and learned to be a better person from her new friends in college.

    However, it is a national tragedy if it produces Samantha and her likes by the truckload. The schools need to start teaching compassion and the society needs to be more caring for the underprevileged.

  8. We are witnessing an exodus of PAP deadwood up and down the line, even ministers are not spared in a desperate attempt to window dress by spring cleaning the years of accumulated rot and dirt under the PAP's party first modus operandi!

    Don't be fooled. There is still plenty of murk and detritus lurking under the carpet in the Lees' parliament. And don't forget it is merely changing old dirt with new dirt. In the end its still dirt and more dirt.

  9. 'spring cleaning' is just to let other deadwoods have their turn to feed.

  10. to Amused,
    it is obvious shu min can articulate her thoughts well and the piece reproduced by Tattler should be done for all schools as well,
    to stimulate class room discussion with the respective teacher.

    IF shu min has indeed become more enlightened, she would appreciate that.
    however i doubt so, if she continues to take the cue from wee siew kim. one of those who needs a kick in the balls you might say.

    *i absolutely concur with anon @5.10am, 9.52am*

  11. Interesting these "elites" mentioned no welfare for the lessers...irony here is these "elites" are living on welfare off public monies/funds...

    So it is clear to all who are the real unproductive and self servicing (& always making others to do the sacrificing 1st) parasites here!

    With parasites like this...the world won't last long...

    And i don't intend to do any sacrificing for un-deserving parasites such as these real low lifers!

  12. @anon 10:31am,

    I would just to remind people that Ms Wee was a minor when she made her infamous rant. So we should not be too hard on her after all these years.

    On the other hand, her father is an entirely different story...

  13. It is our democratic system that breeds such people. The hard truth is, our parents buy the entire education system. Pushing them up the competitive corporate system with limited vacancies has been become theIR natural instinct.

    Either you enjoy the view at the top of the food chain, and looking down at those beneath you with apathy, or be tramped upon.

    The choice is clear under our democratic system.

  14. The fact that Wee Shu Min used such colourful and insulting language to derogatorily place those people who were displaced and then had to settle for less in driving cabs perhaps say nothing about Derek Wee per se, but absolutely more about her lack of sympathy for those who are not taken care of and have fallen through the cracks. Even picking on a person's verbal expression when he is an aged man and someone who is of an economically lower class only shows that she is the one who is to examine herself for her behavior towards senior folks.

  15. the young lady can indeed use a lesson or two in self-respect and respecting others. however, if we can look past the derogatory language, we can perhaps glimpse some truth in the content. our country needs individuals who can look at the big picture, giving constructive criticism and due recognition, allowing us to move forward, not backwards. personal and emotional comments on the haves and have nots help neither the commenters nor the situation.

  16. What "lady" ?

    The words ar hardly those from a "lady". She may be a "girl", "woman", "female" (or other epithets), but certainly not a "lady"