Tuesday, May 20, 2008

One Nation Under Lee

A very concise alternate reading of Singapore history presented by local activist Seelan Palay.

Although the film lacks the production values of PAP-sanctioned national education documentaries, it is a sincere attempt to capture a darker reality of Singapore we dare not acknowledge; at least not openly.

Critics will probably argue that it is heavily skewed towards promoting the SDP's campaign of civil disobedience. And that certain images or quotations were taken out of context and misrepresented.

What i would say to such people is that that is exactly what freedom of speech is all about. When we have access to the products of freedom of speech, we will naturely be presented with information from opposing poles. But there can be no true objectively without full-blown subjectively.

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