Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Adulation and Vitriol

I read Chua Lee Hoong's Sunday Times' front page piece on the death of Mdm Kwa Geok Choo, "In death, she leaves behind a void not only her husband, but also the entire nation, will feel." [Link].

A little over the top, I thought. She makes it sounds like a 9.8 Richter scale earthquake has hit Sinkapoor.

The hundreds of comments written here [Link] confirms my thought.

The extreme ways that bloggers and msm and MIW's [Link] & [Link] go about the death of Mdm Kwa simply show that one man's meat is another man's poison. Be it genuine admiration, servile flattery, hypocritical praise or abusive vitriol, each must have his/her personal reason (graciousness, love, support, fear, expectation, hatred, angst, vengeance, frustration, bitterness, etc.) to do so.

I thank the reader who commented on my previous blog, [Link]

The rich, the poor,
The powerful, the meek
The rulers, the ruled
The conquerors, the vanquished

Everyone must fall.

And who makes the final decisions about when their time is up? Not men himself.

But some forget that the richest man, the most powerful man, the greatest conqueror, their destiny is still decided by the unknown power called death


To every life a little rain must fall.

Ultimately, we die.

RIP.

feedmetothefish

32 Comments:

At October 6, 2010 at 1:16 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

it shows sinkapore is very immature. Just like those music videos churned out by NTUC and MDA.

 
At October 6, 2010 at 5:30 AM , Anonymous Jones said...

Can you imagine the intensity of the vitriol and flag waving when LKY goes?

Will we see bare chested men weeping and wailing? Will our building melt under the glare of vitriol?

The average sporean maybe too busy trying to find a place to sit in the MRT trains to care.

 
At October 6, 2010 at 10:06 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ceremonial Gun carriage for Mrs Lee - approved by Governement (ie Cabinet?)

They should - she was probably the scriptwriter for MM Lee who robustly debated on why their son and colleagues deserves a million dollar pay. Payback time.
Better than Ong Teng Cheong who gave the cabinet a hard time.

 
At October 6, 2010 at 12:05 PM , Anonymous one down, more to go said...

in truth, the so called mentor to the PM and 80 PAP stooges was all along being mentored himself.

in the words of MM Lee, he said something about not prejudging him until the lid of his coffin is closed, because he might still do something foolish.....like what ?

to himself is ok by me !

 
At October 6, 2010 at 12:40 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I visited the comments section on Yahoo website about the death of Mdm Kwa, I never knew that they were also censoring so many comments, such that only those that resort to wholesale apple-polishing were allowed.

If they believe that such censoring will change people's perception just by denying them from reading those deleted comments, I think it will do the exact opposite. The number of deleted comments were much more than those allowed, which anyone of average intelligence can deduce that there are far more vitriol than compassion.

The days of feeding Singaporeans with what they should know and what they ought not to know is over. It is not the sole domain of the MSM.

News that have been suppressed will circulate in cyberspace, read by people, commented upon, repeated on blogs and further discussed and passed on through word of mouth. This is not the old days, where news is discussed over a cup of coffee among old friends and ends there.

 
At October 6, 2010 at 12:58 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

May the regime exists and expires with Lee Kuan Yew.
Long live Mr Lee!

patriot

 
At October 7, 2010 at 7:14 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thot the Minister of Health one abt "the whole planet will be heaven if everyone was like her" really OTT. Also read Gopalan Nair's which was truly nasty - not just to her but to all Singaporeans , and emigrants..Lots of emigrants still have Singapore in their hearts but may have left for better quality of life, opportunity for their kids etc. But I take it that GN was just bitter abt his imprisonment. The problem is that what he wrote can be used to turn people away from the opposition; which is counter productive to what Temasek Review is trying to do..I find TOC more "reasoned" than TR..and hope the latter realise that badmouthing Mrs LKY is not a very smart thing to do..

Anyway thanks for your posts and just read some older ones...u make some v good observations !

 
At October 8, 2010 at 12:36 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hahaha

Looks like our Minister for Health is suffering the effects of his surgery.

 
At May 9, 2013 at 4:54 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is appropriate time to make a few plans for the
longer term and it is time to be happy. I've learn this publish and if I may just I desire to recommend you few interesting issues or tips. Maybe you could write subsequent articles regarding this article. I wish to learn even more things approximately it!

Also visit my homepage vietnam travel packages

 
At May 9, 2013 at 6:18 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you a lot for sharing this with all people you really know what you are speaking approximately!

Bookmarked. Please also seek advice from my web site =).
We could have a link exchange agreement between
us

my site :: vietnam holiday packages

 
At May 9, 2013 at 7:11 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always emailed this weblog post page to all my associates, for the reason
that if like to read it after that my contacts will too.


my web site; http://hostyourprofile.com/profile/SonyaOrla

 
At May 22, 2013 at 1:47 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks in support of sharing such a fastidious opinion, paragraph is
fastidious, thats why i have read it fully

my blog: centroclinicoviabrasil.com.br

 
At May 26, 2013 at 7:54 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Howdy! I know this is kinda off topic but I was wondering which blog platform are you using for this website?

I'm getting tired of Wordpress because I've had problems with
hackers and I'm looking at options for another platform. I would be awesome if you could point me in the direction of a good platform.

My blog post; Holidays

 
At May 27, 2013 at 10:39 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi mates, its enormous paragraph about cultureand fully defined, keep it up all
the time.

my web-site :: Pure garciniacambogia review

 
At May 28, 2013 at 12:02 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi! I just would like to give you a big thumbs
up for the excellent information you've got right here on this post. I will be coming back to your blog for more soon.

Stop by my web-site - Muscle Factor X Reviews

 
At May 28, 2013 at 5:36 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's in reality a great and helpful piece of information. I am glad that you just shared this useful information with us. Please keep us up to date like this. Thank you for sharing.

my homepage: Ultra Slim Patch Reviews

 
At May 28, 2013 at 6:51 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, marvelous weblog structure! How long have you been running a blog for?
you make blogging look easy. The entire look of your website
is great, as well as the content material!

Here is my web blog: http://automatedpaydaysblog.com/

 
At May 28, 2013 at 8:12 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, after reading this remarkable post i am as well happy to share my
knowledge here with colleagues.

Feel free to visit my web blog Best Anti Wrinkle Product

 
At May 28, 2013 at 8:56 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What i do not realize is actually how you are
now not actually much more neatly-preferred than you may be now.
You're very intelligent. You recognize therefore significantly relating to this topic, made me personally consider it from numerous varied angles. Its like men and women don't seem to be interested until it
is something to accomplish with Girl gaga! Your personal stuffs great.
At all times handle it up!

Visit my website :: Green coffee reviews

 
At May 28, 2013 at 10:23 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey I am so glad I found your site, I really found you by mistake, while I was searching on Aol for something else, Anyhow I am here now and would just like to say thanks for a marvelous post and a
all round exciting blog (I also love the theme/design), I
don't have time to browse it all at the moment but I have saved it and also included your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read much more, Please do keep up the fantastic job.

my web blog - Vimax Review

 
At May 28, 2013 at 3:57 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been exploring for a little bit for any high-quality articles
or blog posts in this sort of area . Exploring in
Yahoo I eventually stumbled upon this website.
Reading this info So i am satisfied to show that I have a very excellent uncanny feeling I
discovered exactly what I needed. I such a lot undoubtedly will make sure to don?
t forget this website and provides it a glance regularly.



Look at my website: home income profit system

 
At May 28, 2013 at 6:28 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you have a spam problem on this blog; I also am a blogger, and I was curious about
your situation; we have created some nice practices and we are looking to
swap solutions with others, why not shoot me an email if
interested.

Feel free to surf to my webpage Fase cream

 
At May 29, 2013 at 4:14 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ridiculous quest there. What happened after?
Good luck!

my website - raspberry ketones

 
At June 3, 2013 at 4:05 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was suggested this blog by my cousin. I'm not sure whether this post is written by him as nobody else know such detailed about my trouble. You are amazing! Thanks!

Also visit my web blog :: vietnam travel packages

 
At June 3, 2013 at 5:45 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like it when people come together and share ideas. Great blog,
keep it up!

Here is my page; holiday in Vietnam

 
At May 21, 2016 at 8:53 AM , Blogger Gege Dai said...

ferragamo outlet
calvin klein outlet
coach outlet store
swarovski jewelry
fitflops shoes
coach outlet online
louis vuitton sunglasses
michael kors wholesale
cheap jordans
rolex watches for sale
cheap jordan shoes
ferragamo outlet
ray ban sunglasses
true religion jeans
louboutin pas cher
michael kors factory outlet
polo ralph lauren
nike tn pas cher
ferragamo shoes
juicy couture outlet
oakley sunglasses
hollister clothing
tiffany jewelry
louis vuitton handbags
ray-ban sunglasses
coach handbags outlet
cheap jordans
rolex watches
coach outlet
michael kors outlet
prada sunglasses for women
louis vuitton handbags
tiffany outlet
ralph lauren,polo ralph lauren,ralph lauren outlet,ralph lauren italia,ralph lauren sito ufficiale
nike tn pas cher
chanyuan0521

 
At June 27, 2016 at 4:38 PM , Blogger Zheng junxai5 said...

zhengjx20160627
toms shoes outlet online
gucci outlet
cheap toms
pandora charms
michael kors outlet online
michael kors handbags
louis vuitton bags
hollister clearance
coach factory outlet online
jordan 3 powder blue
beats by dr dre
tory burch boots
louis vuitton outlet online
michael kors outlet clearance
michael kors outlet clearance
oakley outlet
coach outlet
oakley outlet
fitflop clearance
celine handbags
coach outlet clearance
nike trainers women
retro 11
jordan concords
louis vuitton outlet
toms wedges
coach outlet store online clearances
rolex watches
louis vuitton handbags
louis vuitton outlet
nike outlet
ralph lauren sale
timberlands
michael kors outlet online
coach outlet online
louis vuitton purses
louis vuitton bags
celine bags
michael kors outlet
coach factory outlet online

 
At June 29, 2016 at 3:42 PM , Blogger Xiaozhengm 520 said...

true religion
michael kors outlet
cheap jerseys
michael kors outlet
ralph lauren outlet
louis vuitton outlet
michael kors outlet
kobe bryant shoes
longchamp outlet
fitflops sale clearance
replica watches
coach factory outlet
ralph lauren uk
coach outlet
nike free run 2
nike basketball shoes
nfl jerseys wholesale
toms outlet
mont blanc pens
michael kors outlet
nike outlet
marc jacobs
louis vuitton handbags
gucci outlet
ray ban
nike nfl jerseys
replica watches
louis vuitton bags
adidas outlet
lebron james shoes
jordan 8s
insanity workout
coach outlet
nike outlet store
jordan 11s
coach outlet store online
oakley sunglasses
nike running shoes
timberland outlet
coach outlet store online
2016.6.29haungqin

 
At September 13, 2016 at 9:16 AM , Blogger Hua Cai said...

cheap jordans
nike outlet store online
canada goose outlet
hollister shirts
lululemon outlet
uggs on sale
michael kors outlet online
uggs on sale
lebron james shoes
mulberry handbags sale
air max 90
michael kors handbags on sale
lebron shoes
air max 90
longchamp pas cher
fitflops clearance
nike blazer pas cher
ugg boots
puma outlet
ugg boots
links of london
fitflops sale
burberry outlet
coach outlet
dior outlet
true religion jeans
michael kors uk outlet
cheap nfl jerseys
ferragamo shoes
christian louboutin outlet
ray ban sunglasses sale
ray ban sunglasses sale
oakley sunglasses sale
louis vuitton
coach outlet
20160913caihuali

 
At December 22, 2016 at 9:25 PM , Blogger dong dong23 said...

celine bags
ray ban wayfarer
cheap ugg boots
ugg boots outlet
nike air max pas cher
timberland boots
ralph lauren polo
nike outlet store
canada goose outlet
coach factory outlet online
2016.12.22chenlixiang

 
At February 25, 2017 at 2:50 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

jianbin0225
coach outlet store
louis vuitton
omega watches
ray ban sunglasses
oakley sunglasses
coach outlet online coach factory outlet
michael kors
cheap nfl jersey
kobe bryant shoes
adidas wings

 
At July 13, 2017 at 5:27 PM , Blogger da xu said...

true religion jeans outlet
broncos jerseys
burberry outlet online
clarks
adidas yeezy boost 350
michael kors outlet clearance
birkenstock outlet
nike roshe one
pandora charms sale clearance
mlb jerseys
xushengda0713

 

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home