This by-election has brought out the worst in those professing integrity, pointing fingers at others, they forget to look at themselves in the mirror. One can truly sympathise with the angst expressed by one sensitive blogger:
"What saddens me more is how, if my Facebook newsfeed is any indication, some of my pro-PAP friends went along with the PAP and proliferated the smear campaign. I respect the choices they make in supporting the PAP, but I always wonder whether it comes across to them that the image that they are projecting of the party (and to a smaller extent themselves) is not exactly a positive one?"
In the "Hard Truths", Lee Kuan Yew was asked:
"People at the lower end feel that to some extent the system is stacked against them....
It's made for a more cynical society as well, at the lower end. Do you accept that there is a cost to that system?"
Lee's reply to the query is telling, "I feel some angst. I say this is unfair. But the world is unfair." That's easy to say for those perpetuating the unfair system.