Saturday, October 13, 2007

New Generation

One day, a middle-aged man was extolling the virtues and courage of Mr Chee Soon Juan, erstwhile tormentor of the PAP and some time clown of the political opposition in Singapore, while waiting at a bus stop. Along came a bunch of teenage girls, who, upon hearing this man's rant, asked, "Who is Mr Chee Soon Juan?"

Another man at the bus stop volunteered that Mr Chee Soon Juan is the Sun Zhongshan (Sun Yat Sen) of Singapore. This was because, the man explained, Mr Chee is always out to be revolutionary in whatever he does, whether it is standing outside the CPF building or across the Istana entrance, spouting revolutionary slogans.

To which the still clueless teenage girls asked, "Who is Sun Zhongshan?"

It looks like the PAP has nothing to worry about when it comes to the loyalty of the iPod generation. It seems they cannot care less. The schools, they have their work cut out for them.


Anonymous said...

How sad.

That probably can be said about the youths of any other countries as well, though.

But take heart that, you'll just have to wait till they grow older, and when the reality of life kicks them in the balls, that's when they'll learn.

Abao said...

I would not agree with putting Mr Chee and Sun Yat Sen together, but rest assured that there is enough politically aware youths in Singapore. (At least, that is what I believe)

Anonymous said...

It may not be the girls' fault though. CSJ's activities are very rarely reported by Singapore media, and if they are reported, they are put in a small column easily missed by readers.