7/05/2015

Humility – From immortals to aristocrats



We once have to grudgingly live with the idea that there were immortals floating above the plebeians and plebeians needed to know their proper place in the hierarchy of human beans and immortals. Today we are seeing a different kind of humility, instead of floating in air like immortals, they have come down to earth as aristocrats. We are now in the good company of nobilities and aristocracy as highlighted by the comments of Hsien Loong. I thought we are a Republic.

This is what he said, “You want people to stand up, not scrape and bow. But if you don’t have a certain natural aristocracy in the system, people who are respected because they have earned that and we level everything down to the lowest common denominator, then I think society will lose out.”
The comment was posted in an article in the TRE on Tharman’s view on the innocence of youth and the privilege of the young to speak their mind. The author quoted the Oxford dictionary as saying Aristocracy is “a form of government in which power is held by nobility… a class of society comprising of people of noble birth with hereditary titles”. I think some people may have earned their rights to become aristocrats but many are aristocrats by virtue of their noble births. They are born into a life of luxury and nobility and must be respected and accorded the courtesy for being what they are.  Look at Britain and the infamous nobles making a fool of themselves? Being rude to the nobilities and aristocracy by the peasants is something to be frown upon. The former know their special place in society and the peasants also better know their place too before it is too late.
There must be a class distinction between the two classes of people or there will be disorder. As long as the natural order is in place, there will be peace and harmony on earth. Yes, my lord. The relationship between the nobilities/aristocracy and the peasants is more sustainable and liveable than between the immortals and the human beans. Immortals are called ‘hsien’ in Chinese. And being ‘hsien’ they can ‘hsien’ the people for all they like with their magical powers. But nobilities and aristocracy are still human beans except for their noble birth and good fortune. Technically they can’t ‘hsien’ the people like the immortals.
Let’s get use to this new and natural system of aristocracy in paradise. Forget that we are supposed to be a Republic where the country is owned by the people, where the people are the real master of the land. Remember, there are nobilities and aristocracy with their noble birth rights and rightful place in society. And thank God, no more immortals or ‘hsien tao’ around.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

“You want people to stand up, not scrape and bow. But if you don’t have a certain natural aristocracy in the system, people who are respected because they have earned that and we level everything down to the lowest common denominator, then I think society will lose out.” (PAP Prime minister)

"I had some ground to believe that my family would not suffer a drastic change in the standard of living even though I experienced a drop in my income."
Grace Fu (PAP Minister)

"If the annual salary of the Minister of Information, Communication and Arts is only $500,000, it may pose some problems when he discuss policies with media CEOs who earn millions of dollars because they need not listen to the minister's ideas and proposals. Hence, a reasonable payout will help to maintain a bit of dignity."
Lim Wee Kiak (PAP MP)

Do you think that "Birds of a feather flock together"?

Anonymous said...

“Remember your place in society before you engage in political debate… Debate cannot generate into a free-for-all where no distinction is made between the senior and junior party… You must make distinctions – What is high, what is low, what is above, what is below, and then within this, we can have a debate, we can have a discussion… people should not take on those in authority as ‘equals’”
– Former PAP Foreign Minister George Yeo (1994)

Is this another example of a "certain natural aristocracy"?

Anonymous said...

Doesn't matter whether immortals, arisotocrats, Republic, Hsien or what not, but is the Sinkie opposition ready to be govt?

If not, will the 60% dare to vote the PAP out? And WP Teochew Ah Hia already said the 60% dare not. So unless u can lead a opposition party stronger than Ah Hia's WP, u better jolly well listen to Ah Hia.

Tio bo, u say lah?

jjgg said...

He really fancies himself, doesn't he....hehe...all historians know the fate of aristocracies and dynasties...must be a fool to even want to be considered one.

Anonymous said...


We MUST remember that.............

做人要心安里得 ! 做人要心安里得 !

Cheers.

ℳatilah_$ingapura said...

I don't know what you are all upset about.

Singapore's success relies quite heavily o the natural elites or natural aristocracy. These fuckers had to work to get where they are---at least the 1st generation. Subsequent generations had to ensure they didn't squander the famiLee's fortunes.

The best part about Singapore is ANYONE can join the ranks of the natural elite/ aristocrats. Being a MERITOCRACY, all you have to do is to achieve something (preferably "good") noteworthy, and voila, you are a local hero, welcomed with open arms to the Top of the Food Chain.

Why you complaining? What the fuck are you waiting for? THINK BIG, THINK total conquest and complete domination. Winner take ALL.

"A person with a gun can rob a bank. However a person with a bank can rob a cuntree.". Like I said, think BIG lah!

Anonymous said...

Nothing has changed lah. The same families in power perpetuating their own wealth and influence under the cloak of politics and civil service

Anonymous said...

Saddam and Gadaffi were once calling the shots.

The guy has all along behaves as aristocrat, even in his young days.

patriot said...

不可一世,

目中无人。

patriot

Anonymous said...

He is there, he holds the power, he is earning a high salary, and so he claims the existence of natural aristocracy which must not be let to perish. These are words of an arrogant man!

Virgo 49 said...

Think he forget the saying: We can put you there, we can put you down.

Ask Gorgie Boy. Now got to hide in Hong Kang.

Sadam's statues also lynched down.

b said...

True democracy never really exists. All who claimed to be democratic are actually aristocratic in disguise. Its a scam all along to make the people easily subdued by their rulers.

Anonymous said...

"True democracy never really exists."
July 05, 2015 7:21 p.m.

Really?
then why don't you vote with your feet and emigrate to North Korea, China or Cuba?
I'd say 100% of the emigration flow is out of these three countries.
So have the courage of conviction and emigrate there.

Anonymous said...

Anon 7:29, if you keep talking like a mad boy the IMH will bring you in and keep you in ward 7.

Anonymous said...

He is giving hints that the Lee Dynasty looks set to continue after him.
Take you pick on which LEEdiot will be the next in line