The testimony of St George
The ST gave George Yeo half a page of coverage and a great and adorable photo as dessert. George has put on weight, his hair is growing and getting darker. He is not only looking younger, he is looking more relax and happy, yes, genuinely happy. Life must be good for George in the private sector. His fallen from grace could be like the blinding of Paul to help him see the truth. At worst, George is now spared from the daily curses of ungrateful citizens.
The interview and George’s comments were very interesting. The more interesting part is not what he said but what he did not say. For instance he said, ‘When I look back on my various portfolios, there were opportunities to do good.’ He did not say whether he seized those opportunities or he did not. Later he added that he had more freedom now, and less of that constant pressure.
On the issue of credibility he added, ‘In the old days you’re protected by ritual, by hypocrisy, sometimes by ignorance. Today, it’s no longer possible. If a picture is too perfect, you know it can’t be real.’ Wow, in these few words he said so much. Great George!
How could people be protected by hypocrisy and ignorance? This is very interesting. Can hypocrisy really protect anyone? Or can anyone think he can be protected by ignorance? The part about being too perfect is just too much to be true. It is like the picture perfect Avatar Garden, so perfect, and yes, how real is it?
Singapore as the perfect city of growth and development is just perfect, economic growth every year, like 15%, a world record, property prices can only go up, the people all becoming millionaires, salary can only go up to make sure that all the properties are affordable and the people will have so much money in their CPF to live a rich and happy life in retirement when they are 100. Everything is so perfect.
It is great to read George Yeo in the ST in such a favourable mood.