To tackle social and political issues, return to 'honest politics': DPM Tharman
Above are two headlines in Channel News Asia on 8 Jan 17. In the first headline, the mindset of the author, Jeremy Koh, is that Kim Jong Un is a trigger happy man, or the North Koreans are. How did he come to this conclusion? What did the North Koreans did to be branded as trigger happy? Did they go to war, commit terrrorist acts? Or they were testing their missiles and nuclear weapons? If testing missiles and nuclear weapons are considered trigger happy, would the USA be branded as trigger happy, the most trigger happy as they have tested the most missiles and nuclear weapons and possessed the most and threatened to use them in the most occasions? Or is conducting military exercises considered trigger happy? Which country is conducting war games all over the world? North Korea?
What about countries engaged in wars under the slightest provocations or fabricating false information like WMD, would they be considered trigger happy? Which country has been conducting wars all over the world? Not trigger happy?
Or North Korea is trigger happy because the Americans said so? A little critical thinking and common sense would easily identify who is the real trigger happy country. No prize for the correct answer.
Singaporeans are not called daft for no reasons. Their daftness is legendary.
The second question is an eye opener. Returning to honest politics. Who have been indulging in dishonest politics and who needs to return to honest politics? See the halo over my head?
Ok, let’s not engage in speculations, allegations or name calling. Let those honest people engaging in dishonest politics to start to change to honest politics. No need to ask them to own up and confess that they have been engaging in dishonest politics. That would be asking too much.
All those engaging in dishonest politics please kee chiu.
Thank you Tharman for saying the darnest thing. I know that you are referring to the international players and this is not meant for domestic consumption.
PS. Any cat wants to declare it does not eat fish and wants to turn vegetarian?