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4/27/2009

The Yodas will not go away

This is what I have heard over the last few days. Singapore needs the Yodas to continue to prosper. What it does not say, or also say, is that the new leaders are just as hopeless since the day they took over the country. And they are just a bunch of never grow up babies, inept leaders that need the Yodas to hold their hands forever. But who are saying such things? It seems that there are plans to institutionalised the forever presence of Yodas in our system. Come on, let’s not run down our A Team as if they are really a bunch of good for nothings. They are men and women in their prime, with many years of experience running the country. They are fathers and mothers in their own right. No longer sucking pacifiers while in bed. How many of you really think that we need the Yodas to be around forever? How many of you endorse the Yoda system? The Yoda system is not exactly bad. It retains the oldies for their experience, talents, fading memories and wisdom as resource for the younger generations. But they must not think that their views, values and ideas are forever relevant. Some may be obsolete or outdated or dysfunctional. The other part I find it unpleasant is the mismatch of cost and gratifications. The Yodas are awfully rich people. While the rest of the workers are getting pay cuts and smaller pay checks as they aged. The Yodas are demanding more or expecting more when their contributions are getting lesser. Sometimes I wonder why they need so much money when they can't do much with them. The gist is that they can contribute and enjoy the glory and power, but don't add to the cost of upkeeping and maintaining their presence. For those who do not know what is the Yoda system, it is about a system of elders, like the Jedi master in Star Wars, hiding in the cave to live for several hundreds, undead, but very powerful.

13 comments:

Speedwing said...

Hi Redbean, your comments regarding the Yoda system is not applicable here in this island state of Singapore. Here the system of governance has been very carefully measured and tailored to suit the people of Singapore. You have a system that is considered the best because you pay top money for it. Just be sure that everything is in good and capable hands. Singaporeans are so lucky.

redbean said...

thanks for the compliment speed. we are so lucky.

how many of you agree?

Anonymous said...

Paying top money doesn't ensure the best. We can see that on Wall Street. But Singapore is different, so they say. What that does not work elsewhere will work here. Or should I say, what works well elsewhere cannot work here. It's just a matter of interpretation, money wise that is.

Lost Citizen

Anonymous said...

因为作者用反讽的语调,读者回应顺着同样笔调,就很难进行讨论,因为不知道说的是否意思相反。

Anonymous said...

hey, don't insult yoda's name lah.
yoda rose to the occasion & fought against the emperor.

the 'yodas' that we have are just bums who refuse to let go and continue to suck tax payers money.
and most of them didn't even accomplish anything great before they became 'yoda'

redbean said...

the chinese has this saying, 'zhen zhen jia jia'. we just put forth different views, for or against and let the merits of both sides surfaced.

Anonymous said...

Speedwing is part of yoda; yoda trained them to regurgitate and fart exactly the same way a yoda would fart. The only difference is the yoda collect the prize, speedwing collect the leftovers. Neverthelesss leftovers are better than nothing right? You are in good hands speed and after writing you must be going home feeling luck is all over you.

You couldnt help it cos you were paid to do things you didnt agree anyway but you have to keep doing it becos you had to. Cheers to the yoda system, you are indebted whereas others are debt free.

The yoda system put in debts and make you indebted. This is my view of the yoda system.

redbean said...

while we are discussing issues, some will take more neutral stand, some will be more robust in their beliefs. what is important is to respect the diversities of views. someone may see an elephant with a small tail, some with a big trunk, some with big ears. we are all human beans and are products of our upbringing and environment.

redbean said...

ok, there are real yodas and pretenders. they dressed like yodas and acted like yodas and want to believe they are yodas and want people to pray to them as yodas.

Matilah_Singapura said...

I am in favour for any type of authoritarian control over the population of S'pore.

If they are getting Yoda's, make sure the courts will punish thoise who insult the intellectually brilliant and uncorrupted enlightened beings.

redbean said...

let's cheer for it.

Anonymous said...

Yoda ? So what's the slogan for Singapore Yoda ?

"May the kangaroo be with you ?"

redbean said...

how about 'yodas are forever'?