So by now you would have seen this:
And I’m sure thoughts are running in your minds.
Under the leadership of Lee Hsien Loong and his highly-paid Ministers, our society and education environment seem to have entered into a breakdown situation, if not evolved into chaos.
It seems the brazen actions by these kids cannot be untied with the fact that our youths are living a ‘soul-less’ life. A life that only tells them to get good grades, yet not teach values. This is yet another manifestation (out of many more, just ask your teacher friends) of a youth who holds no regard of respect to national or societal belonging and who is easy in displaying disrespect and disregard for others and the larger good.
Wayang like “values-driven, student-centric education” coined by ex-Minister Heng Swee Keat cannot undo the “students are customers” mindset set by ex-Minister Teo Chee Hean. Today’s parents also spoil the rod in favour of such a mindset.
Add to that lack of respect, the lack of knowledge and understanding of society through MOE’s indoctrination-in-education and censorship and whitewashing of history and political education in our curriculum, plus the mainstream media’s rubbish news and programmes. It would not be a surprise at all that these youths are unable to think and feel because they are otherwise docile and ignorant ‘digits’ anyway. People who can scream at their Korean idols and would not hesitate to scold their parents, but sit still and keep their mouths shut when injustices happen in the society around them.
On a much larger scale, a quick look at the news show us:
It seems all is not well. And violence and crime in society are always a reflection of a breakdown in the economy (or distribution/equality/equity of wealth) and/or societal breakdown.
Just recently, we also saw a spate of armed robberies, almost unheard of during Lee Kuan Yew years due to the heavy legal penalties.
What has happened to Lee Kuan Yew’s values, or simply, basic, human values?