Brown face, who to decide what is sensitive and what is not?

The brown face ad again became the topic of discussion of Shanmugam and some academics and undergrads at NUS. According to Shanmugam, we should be discussing about race and sensitivity, ‘how do the minorities feel, and how do the majorities feel. Have this openness in the conversation.’
Perhaps this is the first time someone asked about how the majority feels. It has all the time been how the minorities feel. As the majority, how do they feel when some minorities, bigots, scold you as racists with four letter words? Only in Singapore can the minorities get away with such coarse verbiage hurled at the majority freely and with increasing frequency and thinking that it is ok, and the timid majority will not hit back but accept being cursed and attacked meekly. Try that in Malaysia or Indonesia and see if their majority would be as meek as the so called ‘racist’ Chinese here.

If the Chinese are racists as the two bigots claimed, there would not be so many mixed marriages involving Chinese to other races, to a lot of Indians. If the Chinese are racists there would not be so many ministers and CEOs that are Indian, based on meritocracy. If the Chinese are racists, the President of NTU, the seed of Chinese language and culture, would not be given to an Indian. If the Chinese are racists, Chee Soon Juan would have won in Bukit Gombak hands down, not to an Indian by the name of Murali. Or maybe the Chinese are simply stupid, did not know what is going on, did not bother.

What more is needed to dispel the views of the bigots that Chinese are racists? If the Chinese are racists, the silly Chinese that appeared in the bigots’ video clip would not be so silly to be there, chirping along as if he is not Chinese and enjoying being cursed and fucked at.

In this whole episode, no one bothers to ask the view of the Chinese majority as if they are non existent. What is important in such claims of racism and discrimination is who should be deciding when it has crossed the line. Obviously it must not be left to the bigots and minority racists to decide. In the brown face ad case, it was the two bigots that set the agenda, that decided that it was racist, wrong, insensitive. And the unthinking stupids went along and demanded everyone to apologise. Not true?

Hey, what is wrong man? The Council in charge of advertising in Singapore and the AGC said there was nothing wrong with it, nothing criminal! So what the fuck is this brown face ad being repeatedly used as something wrong and insensitive to the minority, that this is the new OB line? Which minority? Can a black face decide for the brown face and call foul? Maybe can because we are still puzzled if the President is a Malay or an Indian. 

If minority bigots are to decide what is right or wrong, acceptable or not, sensitive or not, then the swine woman that tore apart an innocent young boy for mentioning beef curry without knowing what’s wrong should be seen as right and Singapore and all Singaporeans should henceforth ban the saying of anything about eating beef, eating steak etc etc. In the same vein, no one should be talking about eating bak kut teh or roast pork, suckling pig or steakhouse because a few bigots claimed these to be sensitive to them.

There is the law, there is the govt. Should not the govt set the agenda, have laws to draw the line between what is sensitive and what is not? And there is the courts of law to be the arbiter. The last thing to happen on such a sensitive subject is for the bigots in the minorities to set the standard and norm. In fact the bigots should be locked up and shut up. Singapore must not be ruled by the tyranny of the minorities. The majorities have rights to live their way of life and are also sensitive too. Do have some respect for the sensitivity of the majority while peddling your minority views and sensitivity.

I am semi vegetarian. Should I imposed my sensitivity to those around me not to eat meat when I am around? While we respect each other’s sensitivity, we must not use this as an excuse to impose our will on others. We have different lifestyles and love different things, eat different things and do different things, like and dislike different things. If everyone is allowed to claim sensitivity and play victims, there is no way for a multi culture, ethnic and religious society to coexist peacefully.

The govt and the law must rule above others and put the bigots in their place. Do not allow the bigots to set the agenda, to rule over the rest by crying victims, feeling hurt and the rest must appease to them.

What is the problem? The problem is when the govt lost its way and bowed to the pressure of a few bigots. I say again, the AGC and the Council for Advertising Standards said there is nothing wrong with the brown face ad, nothing criminal, no intention to offend. So buck off and stop using this brown face ad to whip the innocents for the sake of the bigots.

The bigots are damn happy after a punishment that was anything but a punishment and thinking that they have done right, achieved in making their points, as bigots to impose their absurd sensitivity on the majority. And the govt is playing into their hands by agreeing with them.

Maybe Shanmugam may want to follow up with the discussion on the privileges of the Chinese majority and wanted to change this, or about an article in theindependent.sg titled ‘101 ways to erase Chinese privilege’ in Singapore.


Virgo 49 said...

In just one statement.

The Majority Chinkee Sinkies are just sick cats to the Minorities that's it.

Most if not all just have the mentality of not my business just ignore it. Want to insult, insult lah. Want to fark, fark lah. As long as i made my millions.Who cares we live like dogs or skunks to them.
With wealth, we believe in our minds that they are wrong.

As long as I and my family are happy with our way of life and enjoying our WEALTH. Fark it. Let them cursed and do what they like.

What's Pride and Principles as compared to my Wealth and my luxurious lifes?

Don't be stupid. Wealth is more important..be slaves also must be wealthy mah.

Pride got monies meh?

Anonymous said...

The problem is when the govt lost its way and bowed to the pressure of a few bigots.

Not a few bigots lah, maybe a lot of bigots.

For all you know, maybe these bigots are even PAP voters.

And that being so, the govt is not losing its way but rather doing the correct way to get votes.

Anonymous said...

The govt and the law must rule above others and put the bigots in their place.


I think the govt and the law must rule above others and put the Sinkie opposition in their place.

In fact the govt is already doing it. Don't believe, just ask Chee Soon Juan or Tan Cheng Bock.

Tan Cheng Bock is put in his rightful place of not being eligible to be elected as President. LOL

Anonymous said...

Don't be stupid. Wealth is more important..be slaves also must be wealthy mah.
Virgo 49 8:37 am

This one I agree with u.

That's the reason why PAP can always win big big mah.

Virgo 49 said...

How many votes the PAP can canvassed from the miniority if the Majority UNITE and Voted against them?

It's just the Majority had already lost their way for been disunited and selfish.

Only after their own interests.

Does NOT think in long run also also affect their and their next generations interests.

Now the Papies already diluted the Majority to become nearly the minority and they still napping happily.

They apparently became too anxious that's these incidents cropped up to sound the daft still sleeping Majority.

Anonymous said...

White uniform.

Who decides what is meritocratic and what is not?

Do you think it's just an emperor system disguised as a meritocracy?

Anonymous said...

True or not?

In order to be successful, a leader must create conditions where groups of citizens fight against each other.

Divide and conquer.
Just like Malaysia race politics.
Just like British colonial "divide and conquer" politics.

Ⓜatilah $ingapura⚠️ said...

@ everyone,

Attention: yellow skins, black skins, kopi-susu skins...

✱ #1 Concept: There's no biological basis for RACE. We are all the same species
✱#2 Concept: skin colour is a physical trait. Like the coat colour of dogs or cats of the same breed. For e.g.: you can have a brown, black or white labrador. Other physical traits are: height, the colour of hair and eyes, body type. As humans, we have the same BIOLOGY but how that biology is expressed varies individually.

Discriminating people by the colour of their skin is as crazy as discriminating against them on the basis of their hair colour or whether they have hairy or smooth arms or are prone to be fat or skinny...It's fucking NONSENSE!!

Human blood is human blood. There is no "ang mo" or "cheena" or "ah neh" blood...KNN, goondo fuck your mother's chow cheebye: ALL HUMAN BLOOD IS THE SAME LAH varying only in type.

OK, now to the thing which exists ONLY IN IMAGINATION OF HUMANS, but manifests itslf as "something real": CULTURE.

People who identify with CHINESE CULTURE make up > 75% of Singapore's population. Most of the are "westernized" aka "Bananified", aka "Peranakan", "Baba", "Straits-born". Certain traits are extremely noticeable:

1. They are industrious and entrepreneurial...i.e. good at MAKING MONEY
2. They love music and dancing
3. They enjoy good food, drink and celebration
4. They value education
5. They value tight families
6. They are excellent networkers aka "Guan Xi"
7. They are the most "westernized" Asians and tend to be exceptionally successful when operating in western societies
8. But...despite all that They still identify as Chinese

So Chinese (Peranakan/ Baba) culture 𝑫𝑢𝑴𝑰𝑡𝑨𝑻𝑬𝑺 Singapore's polity. That's just 𝑴𝑨𝑻𝑯𝑬𝑴𝑨𝑻𝑰π‘ͺ𝑨𝑳. So deal with it lah.

Singapore Chinese population are fucking educated lah. And well travelled, and mostly comfortable. They don't go around discriminating by race all the fucking time as if this is some kind of "national poison"

π•±π–šπ–ˆπ– π–™π–π–”π–˜π–Š π–•π–Šπ–”π–•π–‘π–Š trying to make trouble out of NOTHING!

Ⓜatilah $ingapura⚠️ said...

@ all

If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it. It's fierce lah...good job, Changi airport

at Terminal 4: Peranakan Love story

YouTube version

Bananas---Keeping Singapore AWESOME! πŸ˜‚

Anonymous said...

Magi lar, the other difference is the white and dark skin women tends to have larger tits or melons may be its genetic and the yellow skin one tends to have smaller tits. Of course there are exceptions but generally true. So Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese etc are the same. You can look up at the bra cup size survey by country.

Anonymous said...

Matilar, early in the morning you are damn foul mouth. U never brush your teeth in the morning. If you do I wanted to stick my cock to your mouth. πŸ˜€

Ⓜatilah $ingapura⚠️ said...

@ 1148

Like I said, yes of course: physical traits can differ. Skin colour, tit size, cheebye hair colour, colourization of asshole...darker brown or more pink?

@ 1153

How about I come over your house and rape your children, then cut their heads off and shit down their throat?

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Matilah sounded like Mat gila this morning. If everyone thinks as naively as him then the world does not need to worry about races.

The Indian govt just announced that they don't want the Muslims in Assam state, people that have been there for generations, looking the same. And the Bangladeshi govt also said they did not want them too.

So where is the convenient dumping ground, Myanmar, together with the Rohingyas. Myanmar better prepared for more refugees from Assam. The Indian govt are going to chase them away, like boat people and the neighbouring countries are going to be unwilling recipients.

Mat gilah, stop drinking or smoking more grass. There is now a movement in Singapore demanding that the Chinese population must be reduced because being the majority they have privileges that comes naturally with being majority. This is unacceptable to this group of racists.

So who is going to sayang you because you are botak but they don't like your colour?

Anonymous said...

What I interpret Shamugam's wisdom:


(Note: Shamugam has a Chinese wife now?)

Virgo 49 said...

You are Wong or wrong.

This SHAME is a very cannnot call smart but ahem and repeat and you sure kena charged when the Bill becomes LAW.

He is convincing the young and impressionable Uni Grads with not even a ounce of real sufferings as we and also our forefathers had undergone to his side.

That's you have to give way as Elder Bros and Sis to the youngest ones WHO might be wrong to you but cannnot retaliate against them.

In the Chinese family upbringing which the bananas do NOT practise now.The Elders of the siblings are always been punished for the wrong doings of their younger siblings.

Even though it's not their faults.

So, in Sinkieland's. The Majority must also be punished for the Wrongs or Wongs of the Minorities.

Ⓜatilah $ingapura⚠️ said...

@ Very Ignorant Redbean

>> If everyone thinks as naively as him then the world does not need to worry about races. <<

Thankfully those of older vintage will UP LORRY SOON and take their unscientific ideas with them to be vapourised into soke and ash at the crematorium, forever committed to the dustbin of history.

No, no one needs to worry about races. "Race" is a figment of the imagination---i.e. there is NO SUCH THING "Race" is what historian Yuval Noah Harari would call a functional fiction---one out of numerous functional fictions we made up which has led to our modern lives, so far the "best" evolved mechanisms for passing on our DNA to subsequent generations.

If your understanding of evolutionary biology is poor, what I just said won't make any fucking sense to you, so just be blissfully ignorant ---it's ok. The only purpose for LIFE from a biological perspective is to pass on the DNA/ genes to the next generation.

Don't take my word for it. Perhaps seek out better sources like NEWSWEEK MAGAZINE perhaps?

...or maybe... NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ?

...how about a real bunch of published anthropologists?

No lah, how can ah...? Surely they are all not as SMART as Redbean? Surely Redbean is 100% "right" and all these fake sources are wrong? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜³

Anonymous said...

Why are Singaporeans all caught up in this Brown Face saga? Whatever colour we are all basically the same. Give it a rest chaps!!! Typically very Singaporeans, nothing else better to discuss, so immature and trivial. So very pathetic and I feel so sorry for all Singaporeans.

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Matilah cannot tahan already. He must have been hugging the angmohs all over Oz and telling them we are of the same race. And they turned and told him to fuck off.

Oops, he was hugging the angmoh women, not men. And that is a different story. Practising passing down his DNA to keep mankind alive. Noble act of being a biological man whose main purpose in existence is procreation. Many insects did just that, and animals too, with no other purpose in life. That's Matilah's life and life mission.

Anonymous said...

Since the Minister for Law and also the Minister for Home Affairs wants to continue to talk about racism in Singapore, who are we to tell him not to do so?

He is the Law and He is the Judge/Jury/Highest Court. Even all the judges have to "listen" to him when he talks. Even the AGC has to obey his orders or follow his directives and instructions. Even the Commissioner of Police has to obey his orders. Even the PM has to "listen" to his advice. Even the President has to "listen" to his inputs through the Presidential Council of Advisers.

Again, who are we to tell him off?

Even if you are the Majority, so what?

You don't even have an iota of power to do anything. Even GE voting, you are not in any position to capture Sembawang GRC from him! So just shut up and quietly full your feelings with champagne, wine or grapefruit juice.

Anonymous said...

Correction at 3:46 pm:

Last sentence:

So just shut up and quietly fool your feelings with champagne, wine and grapefruit juice.

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Ⓜatilah $ingapura⚠️ said...

@ RB

Aiyoh… I dunno whether to call you a kaypoh grandma or curmudgeon grandpa...you exhibit traits of both tropes πŸ€£πŸ˜‚

Seriously uncle, don't concern yourself with my life or my feelings… Please. Because it is fake, JUST LIKE YOU. I keep telling people "no one cares about their feelings, their opinions or their problems", so don't BULLSHIT your readers to hint that your care. Liar liar, pants on fire 🀑πŸ”₯

But if I might offer one suggestion, go out and hug people...at least do something good. Oh...and don't worry if it is Ang Moh or Keling or Mat Kontol or Ching Chong or Chap Cheng...you know why….? Because…. (Cue drum roll…..)


Ⓜatilah $ingapura⚠️ said...

@ War Stocks Guy

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See "world's largest chip for AI" https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-49395577


Virgo 49 said...

Monday Parliament they on talks of Mother's tongues grading.

Those WHO do NOT want to study and be exam on mother's tongues second language will be graded lower grades in their choices of maybe admitting to higher institutions of study.

Why? Because now they have a problem in hand with so many foreign chiap chye citizens.

You want the Pinoys, Pinays the Nehs and chow ang mohs the Thais the Indonesians the Burnese and others chiap cheng to study what's their Second Mother's Tongues Languages?

So they now wiggled their way out by not insisting on the compulsory mother's tongues exams. Or grading.

Swept under the carpet for they created this problem.

Also, one Neh neighbour had frequent quarrels with his Chinese Sinkie wife insisted that his two daughters study Tamil instead of Mandarin.

This chauvinist pig Neh with status of a pilot with non working Chinkee wife who had eyed pasted with shits marrying him had a hard time as the PAP policy is that the children must study their mother's tongues and that is Mandarin.

So this High superiority Neh insisted that his daughters must study Tamil. Why Mandarin when Tamil is more superior.

So now the Papies are trying to solve their own created problems of having their Cosmopolitan Nation number one in the World