My approach to this topic is a little more philosophical than socio-political, hence the seemingly illogical title of this post. For me, “
Such characterizations require neither deep nor accurate appreciation for the socio-political nuances of the country, as human beings are seldom moved by details but rather ideas. And that’s what they ultimately are, words that carry a collectively perceived meaning, stretched from an imperfect idea.
When beliefs clash with realities, when two incompatible cognitions meet, when
What driving forces ultimately compel world leaders
What do we do when we want to stand up for “
What do we do with our desires to uphold the civil liberties of others, whilst protecting our own?
Singaporeans would undoubtedly appreciate the ever present cognitive dissonance involved. Compelling the desire to stand up may be, but other dominant thoughts justify inaction. Every no-show is evidence of our concerns. Every arrest is confirmation of our fears.
I shall leave it at that. A brief window into our world, and my thoughts. Perhaps I shall create a folder for my incoherent thoughts in order to separate my conflicting selves. Where this first post will go? Im not sure… im still sitting on the fence.