23 April 2007

The oracle from St James

Lee Kuan Yew talks about homosexaulity and the "inevitable force of time and circumstance", but what exactly is he saying? Full essay.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

no the younger ministers are not more "conservative", just more "cautious": how would anyone dare to take the lead before the boss provides direction? of course they wait till LKY spoke before they supported changes; they are followers in the cabinet, not leaders

I remember 20 years ago Goh Chok Tong, after he was designated the successor of LKY, said something like "the PM is anxious to hand over early to give younger ones the chance to lead, because under the bunyan tree nothing grows"; how correct he was

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Anonymous said...

old lee better not make anymore speeches or public statements. we have come to realise that whatever he and his members say to Singapore, it is all wayang and it is all about engineering to buy some votes for themselves for the next election. I am disillusioned, his words and those of his members once invoked respect and awe in me but not anymore...i had wised up to their wayang way of talking..they only care for themselves, they had just increased their own salary after implementing the GST increase for the citizens. Look around you, what have you gained, all their polices are made to ensure the gahment will end up making a profit with the ppl paying out of their pocket. gST, meantesting, roadpricing, transport fares increases, the list never end...

Anonymous said...

You cannot believe everything the old man says about his colleagues being more conservative and what not. Don't forget LKY is always building himself up at the expense of others. And being at the top of the heap no one is going dispute him.

Anonymous said...

I'm not privy to many discussions in Parliament either in Singapore or any other govt in the world.

But i honestly think that a discussion of Crazy Horse Revue is indeed a waste of everybody's time if it was discussed in Parliament! Why should the MM or the PM be concerned about a Crazy Horse Revue???

Why cant they let the Ministry of Community Devt or the Culture Committee discuss this and make the decision to give them a license or not? If its bad for Singapore, let Singaporeans decide.

Aren't MPs and the Parliament suppose to spend their time on other more important issues - higher cost of living, income gaps, trade policies, etc etc etc...?

are we paying these people millions of dollars in salaries for them to discuss Crazy Horse revue and F1???

Anonymous said...

The more pertinent question -- a $4 trillion economy?##@@##??!!!

Anonymous said...

Since MM Lee has made his stance on homosexuality, if they come and invite you for tea, will you take it up?

Anonymous said...

What happened to the old monkey's much ballyhooed "Asian Values"?

Just goes to shows its all hogwash to justify his despotic regime.

Yawning Bread Sampler said...

To anonymous, 24 April, 17:39

I think by "invite for tea", you mean to consider putting on a white uniform.

No. I will not allow myself to be so used.

JohnM said...

Doesn't it look to you Alex that LKY is trying to find a way for the government not to lose face, if gay sex is legalized? After all the 'gay gene' was 'discovered' in 1993. To me, this is one of the most encouraging high-level comments I have read and Lee is quite respectful of the Law Society is he not?

Anonymous said...

> putting on a white uniform

I doubt they would invite you to be a PAP MP, but nominated MP can?

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