2/08/2012

Deserving kind words

As the founding fathers faded away to history, it is good to see kind words being said about them. They were the leaders who stepped forward at a very difficult time to create something out of whatever the British left behind. And the politics then could be a life and death experience. Funny that none of them have been heard screaming or thumping their chests about their great sacrifices for the people. And neither were they paid handsomely for compromising the quality of life of their families which could take a nasty turn for the worst. And there was no big carrot dangling in front of them, no assurance of what will happen tomorrow. Their participation in politics was a conviction to do something for the country and people. Nothing else.

This is a generation that through all their goodness and warts, will be remembered fondly by the people of this island. They are real contributors to what we are today and not that well rewarded in the monetary sense. Maybe this is the very reason why many of them are well respected and spoken with deference. The people could truly say that they owed this generation for their well being today.

Would this kind of reception and remembrance be repeated for the leaders coming after them?

7 comments:

Matilah_Singapura said...

Much ado about nothing.

Anonymous said...

Singapura boleh !

Anonymous said...

Getting tributes and accolades after their bodies turned cold is lip services after death.

Why were they not supported and given praises when breathing and kicking and some voicing loudly???

Pure hypocrisy!

Anonymous said...

You might wonder why some of those who praise him did not question why he received the Darjah Utama Nila from LKY whereas Yong Pung How received the Darjah Utama Temasek (First Class ),a higher award. Even Chief Justice Chan Sek Kiong received the Temasek (Second Class).

Anonymous said...

"Egypt has said it will not be persuaded by the potential loss of US aid to end an ongoing investigation into foreign-funded non-governmental organisations.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned on Saturday that failure to resolve the dispute might lead to the loss of the $1.3bn (£819m) in military aid and about $250m in economic aid Washington gives Egypt every year."

Look at the huge difference between the military and economic aids. USA is a war crime. USA is facilitating killing among Egyptians and with middle east Arabs. Arabs should wake up to USA's intention. Egyptians need economic aid not military aid. The world is more peaceful when there is no USA. Philipines, Vietnam, India and other small Asian countries should be aware of USA imperialism and expansionism.

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

I am going to another piece on why the world shall burn and who are the culprits inciting the burning and which pariah Asian countries will continue to be used to kill their own people for the West's interest.

Anonymous said...

Let's see how much deserving kind words when the old one finally ups the lorry. I can't wait. Hopefully declare another 1 -2 days of public holidays for sinkies to prepare their deserving kind words too.