Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Vivian Balakrishnan, Gutter Politician

One would expect someone who had to spend his life burdened with a name like Vivian, and a member of a minority, to show more empathy. But Mr.Vivian has shown that he will sink to any depth, to win an election.

He has clearly picked up a thing or two from Malaysia's Mr.Mahathir. Mr.Mahathir too, will do and use anything, true or false, and no matter how low, to win an election.

Mr.Vivian has asked that some opposition politicians should 'come out of the closet'. Perhaps, like in Borat's Kazakhstan, he would like all gays to wear blue hats, next? Or perhaps he seeks a 'final solution' to this 'problem' like the Nazis did? Is Mr.Vivian, perhaps, a closet Nazi?

This is the ugly face of the PAP, a discriminatory face, and it is a shame to Singapore. Mr.Vivian will not find it so easy to get a visa to some Western countries, the next time he applys. Such homophobia should not be tolerated, and has no place in civilised nations.

We do not know whom he is accusing, but we wonder whether he is certain, that there is nobody 'in the closet' in the PAP.

Note :
The silver lining in this deplorable episode, is that as the PAP becomes ever more desperate, it shows ever more clearly, that they are headed for a thrashing in the elections. And if anybody is unfit for high office, it is unscrupulous politicians like Mr.Vivian.


  1. "Most authoritarians do not surrender power voluntarily."
    -- Victor Davis Hanson

    "All of history attests that the centralization and concentration of power breed despotism."
    -- H.A.Scott Trask

    "It's important to realize that whenever you give power to politicians or bureaucrats, it will be used for what they want, not for what you want."
    -- Harry Browne

    "As government grows, its increased power to grant favors or inflict pain attracts more people who would abuse the system."
    -- John Fund

  2. words famously uttered by Pierre Trudeau as Justice Minister (later Prime Minister), in 1967 (on the 100th anniversary year of Canada’s confederation) which are truly apt for this very sad display of gutterism:

    “It’s certainly the most extensive revision of the Criminal Code since the 1950s and, in terms of the subject matter it deals with, I feel that it has knocked down a lot of totems and over-ridden a lot of taboos and I feel that in that sense it is new. It’s bringing the laws of the land up to contemporary society I think. Take this thing on homosexuality. I think the view we take here is that there’s no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation. I think that what’s done in private between adults doesn’t concern the Criminal Code. When it becomes public this is a different matter, or when it relates to minors this is a different matter.”

    Just in case you missed it, the gist is “there’s no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation.”

  3. What is wrong with Vivian Balakrishnan asking the Vincent Wijeysingha to come out the closet? If he is really pursuing a gay agenda he should be open with it. Even if he isn't there is nothing wrong with coming out in the open with your sexuality unless you think that there will be backlash. So is Mr.Vincent hiding his sexuality for certain reasons? I'm sure the public will also want to know why he had that forum discussing the Penal Code 377A, is there an ulterior motive? Futhermore, some might say that sexuality is not part of being a politician, but how can that be so? A politician's sexual orientation will definitely affect the policies he makes and the groups of people he focuses on. Will he be pushing for the general public's welfare or a certain group's welfare? Having a certain group's welfare is promoted above others, is that really what a government is about? Furthermore, many have been advocating the demolition of the Penal Code, but have they ever wondered why the Code is there in the first place?

    Prior to the AIDS epidemic, a 1978 study found that 75 percent of white, gay males claimed to have had more than 100 lifetime male sex partners: 15 percent claimed 100-249 sex partners; 17 percent claimed 250-499; 15 percent claimed 500- 999; and 28 percent claimed more than 1,000 lifetime male sex partners. Levels of promiscuity subsequently declined, but some observers are concerned that promiscuity is again approaching the levels of the 1970s. The medical consequence of this promiscuity is that gays have a greatly increased likelihood of contracting HIV/AIDS, syphilis and other STDs.

    Do we really want this in our social environment? Additionally, most religions to not support homosexuality, even if it is not stated that they prohibit homosexuality. Some for example like most Christian denominations welcome people attracted to the same sex, but teach that homosexual sex is sinful. I would like Singaporeans to really consider the opposition and if they are competent enough to take on the challenge of Singapore. Singapore might be a small nation and though because the reach of political control is definitely easier, our sustainability is not.