Sunday, July 24, 2011

For the sake of Singapore's future

Dear Mr Tan
We know we can count on you to do the Right Thing for the sake of Singaporeans' future.
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Sharing the article below of what has been so convincingly argued.
Too much of a good thing is bad... very bad, indeed.
No one is indispensable; and Lee Kuan Yew and his team must make way for the new and much more relevant. Change is inevitable. If he sees sense he will do the right thing.
Voters need to realize that they do get the government that they deserve.
Of all the virtues, I would rate courage as the most useful.
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Subject: One young angry lady lecturing LKY
The best article I have come across on Singapore politics. Some of her views could equally apply elsewhere. Now you have a better understanding why staying too long in government changes human behavior. Just look closer at the current Middle East situations .... the rulers stayed too long and failed to see why they were there in the first place.
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The world is a dangerous place not because of people who do evil,
but because of good people who look on and do nothing about it.
-- Albert Einstein

1 comment:

Soodo said...

Here is a famous quotation (and also warning) that is seldom quoted in its entirety;

""Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men."

John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton, first Baron Acton (1834–1902).
Historian and moralist.
Also known as Lord Acton

http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/absolute-power-corrupts-absolutely.html

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