Monday, October 02, 2006

Censorship in the media.

On the one hand, you've got the ridiculously sensationalized stories that pass off as news. On the other hand, you've got magazines being banned because something that they print rankles the administration.

One wonders how far the rabbit hole goes. How many skeletons are kept in closets that a government should go to such extremes to shut people up.

Unfortunately for the PAP, the louder the protests, the more people hear. And I don't think that people like what they are hearing. It's pretty much like the French teacher who made some comments regarding Muslims being violent and the subsequent death threats that followed. Seriously? Isn't that just proving something? Wouldn't your cause be better served by ignoring said remarks so that it doesn't hold any water?

After all, we are all too familiar with the litigious actions of our government (despite their insistence that Singapore remain free from these flighty lawsuits) and are unlikely to make any comments that might slur their holy names. So what's the damage of these words being in print in Singapore? Would anyone but the daring step up and speak against the PAP? Would they not be struck down by lightning from on high? Or perhaps Olympus is really a facade and to quote my Lit teacher from Sec 4, "the rottenness lies behind the facade".

There are hidden things happening in the wings, friends. the problem with hidden things however is that they tend to surface.

These are interesting times ahead.


Blogger sei-ji rakugaki said...

i am sure the rabbit holes will be patched up quickly .

Tue Oct 03, 10:30:00 am 2006  

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