|You have to be nuts to take him on|
The LS is now threatening M Ravi's livelihood again for embarking on a more serious endeavor. In what the mainstream media described as eye-brow raising worthy, Ravi had declared he would contest the next General Election in the Ang Mo Kio Group Representation Constituency (GRC). So it comes down to this: anyone taking on the incumbent stands the hazard of being declared bonkers. Last time round, Lee Hsien Loong merely demeaned his opponents as members of a "suicide squad". The ante has been raised.
For the record, individuals with bipolar disorder can live full and satisfying lives. It is often suggested that genius (or, at least, creative talent) and mental disorder (specifically, the mania and hypomania of bipolar disorder) are linked, as in the example of Vincent van Gogh. The real problem here concerns social stigma, stereotypes, and prejudice against individuals with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder.
Since Ravi subjects himself to monthly checks, LS should be curious about his mental health only if he is burning up his Medishield subsidies. In the worst case scenario, Ravi can always be a full time politician. Last we heard, standing politicians need not be certified mentally fit to practise.