ambiguity

March 29, 2010

Vivian’s Virulent Verbilization

Filed under: Uncategorized — theinkhorn @ 11:38 am

Of all the jokers for ministers we’ve had (Shanmugam, Mah Bow Tan, Lim Swee Say etc.), this inbred little bugger has to be the worst of the lot. Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports, has put out a statement of incredulous stupidity. Alright, to be fair, I’ll stave off the insults until the… fourth paragraph.

“If you were a poor person, anywhere on this planet, Singapore is the one place where you will have a roof over your head, where you will have food on the table. Even if you can’t afford it, we will have meals delivered to you.”

The first thing i want to know is this: What was he smoking when he made that statement? It sounds like one hell of a trip, and my lord do I need one right now.

Second question: Is this stupidity in its purest form, or an obvious lie Vivian just had to tell? I can understand if it were a lie; Awareness is present, but concern is not. If, however, it is an ignorant statement coming from a man who has no idea of the happenings in his own country, then you’ll excuse me for saying this: Vivian, you are astonishingly full of shit. Your appointment as minister is inexplicable, your talents are invisible and you are an utter disgrace to the art of politics, to Singapore, and to anyone who shares your last name.

Let’s assume then that it was a lie. Here’s the third question: Why? Why this most obvious of all lies? Why not a better and slightly more subtle one? The more I watch the video, the more I’m wondering if, within the two second gap between 00:22 and 00:24, he could have come up with something better than “we will have meals delivered to you”. And in such a convincing tone too. Oh Vivian Vivian Vivian. You seem so sure,  so confident that you’ve done your duty to the people. But who better to judge that than the people themselves. And the people will deliver a verdict. The question is, are you man enough to accept it?

I cannot, for the life of me, understand how someone could say something like that. I cannot imagine the level of ignorance one must possess to come up with that statement. Very seldom have I been genuinely puzzled by something. This time, without doubt, I must confess that I am stumped. Baffled. Perplexed.

I feel, for your sake Vivian, that i must make things clear. And yes I am aware that there isn’t much of a chance that you’ll visit, but collective opinion speaks loud, and I am sure many will have the same content on their pages, so here it is:

Dr Balakrishnan, I urge you to get off that high horse you have perched on top of your ivory tower, take the elevator of shame and descend onto ground zero, and view for yourself the poverty that you claim to have stamped out. View for yourself the plight of the homeless, whom you claim to have helped. View for yourself the hungry, whom you claim to have fed. Then take the elevator back up, sit in front of your vanity table, look yourself in the mirror, and repeat that silly statement to yourself. And if you still find it easy to persuade yourself, I can only ask that you stock up on Ambien, lest you have difficulty sleeping at night. God forbid you don’t have enough energy to “do your duty for people who need your help”.

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4 Comments »

  1. The story of Dorian Gray by Wilde.

    Comment by George — March 31, 2010 @ 1:16 pm

  2. Indeed, the similarities are uncanny.

    Comment by theinkhorn — March 31, 2010 @ 3:17 pm

  3. Is this symptomatic of the manic phase

    of someone with bi-polar disorder?

    Comment by is it possible? — March 31, 2010 @ 10:21 pm

  4. I can’t say for sure, but I do know it resembles a condition called… Headuparse syndrome. It’s almost as rare as Burkitt’s lymphoma. Wankers(sufferers of the condition) typically display symptoms such as disillusion, confusion, and outright falsification and distortion of the truth. Narcissism and arrogance also set in, while the skin thickens and hardens. Horrible illness it is.

    Comment by theinkhorn — April 1, 2010 @ 12:23 am


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