Ominous Quote


"Repression, Sir is a habit that grows. I am told it is like making love-it is always easier the second time! The first time there may be pangs of conscience, a sense of guilt. But once embarked on this course with constant repetition you get more and more brazen in the attack. All you have to do is to dissolve organizations and societies and banish and detain the key political workers in these societies. Then miraculously everything is tranquil on the surface. Then an intimidated press and the government-controlled radio together can regularly sing your praises, and slowly and steadily the people are made to forget the evil things that have already been done, or if these things are referred to again they're conveniently distorted and distorted with impunity, because there will be no opposition to contradict."

Who said that as an opposition PAP member speaking to David Marshall, Singapore Legislative Assembly, Debates, 4 October, 1956?

Text from Singabloodypore. Image from "I dunno, it just sort appeared on my blog officer, maybe I was hacked again..."



Posted by: expat@large on May 17, 06 | 10:28 pm | Profile


A bit like Bill Gates when he said 256K of RAM will be more than anyone ever least with the venerable MM you can at least have faith in his follwo through...the gentleman certainly says what he means, and then acts on it...isn't that better than lying two-faced politicians?

Posted by: Indiana on May 18, 06 | 5:39 pm

You know, somehow, it's the lying two-face politicians that you can vote out which are the ones I prefer.

I was staring at this beast, and slowly the visage of the MM began to superimpose itself... SCARY!

In fact I put up a picture to that effect initially but took it down due to sever self-censorship - fear of being charged with sedition or something. If anyone wants the seditious copy send me an email...

Posted by: expat@large on May 18, 06 | 7:31 pm


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