November 28, 2008
ST’s headline was factual. The airport was occupied, thousands were stranded, flights were cancelled and chaos reigned. But it’s not in the business to only report the facts; its here to support the government construct a nation in its own image. This entails emphasizing and de-emphasizing meanings which enable the state to look good.
But the real question is not how Singaporeans recognize false dilemmas and reject them. The real question is, do Singaporeans want freedom from false dilemmas? I don’t really think so. Here are some reasons why...
Recommended by mr.udders: "A very cogent and coherent argument which shows a depth of critical thinking and wide reading. If only we had more socio-political writers like her/him and fewer pretenders to the throne!"