Monday, October 30, 2006

So many reasons to leave...Not too many to stay.

I was talking to Ondine the other night about life in Singapore and I came to this conclusion: It's all a house of cards. Singapore. The government that we all fear. The system. The people. It's all a house of cards. And sometime soon, the wind will blow...and it'll all come tumbling down.

I'm actually looking forward to that day. (Right now I have it pinpointed to a couple of days weeks* after a certain old man dies...) Those will be interesting times indeed.

I'm presently wondering how many fragments the presiding party will actually fragment into with the lack of a strong leader. I'm guessing about 3.

What brought about this political melancholy? Perhaps a little bout of elitism. This stuff tends to get me down.

*The bureaucratic machine will continue for a while before it inevitably breaks down.

2 Comments:

Blogger rook said...

nah... even without said strong leader, the masses can be placated with various degrees of success and relative prosperity. However, should the powers that be fail to deliver on those counts... I believe that will be the catalyst that will set off a chain of events where their mantra of meritocracy will bite them on the butt :)

Thu Nov 02, 02:12:00 pm 2006  
Blogger J. said...

the bureaucracy is perfectly capable of carrying on without a strong leader, as long as we're not looking for radical policy change. the bureaucratic machine is good at incremental change, and at keeping things going the way they are (don't rock the boat) - as long as those underlying principles of the bureaucracy aren't meddled with, it doesn't really need a strong leader. :p

Mon Nov 06, 06:54:00 pm 2006  

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