Curry’s Just A Proxy
Singaporeans are cooking curry this weekend to make a point. This is my attempt to make that point clearer. Read this for backgrounder: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-18/singapore-curry-protest-heats-up-vote.html
A slippery slope, really, for a place that was founded as a free port centuries back and has thrived simply because it has been so open while the rest in the region has not. Yes, the pendulum might have swung too wildly on the “Come settle here, everybody…anybody” side in the last few years. Now, it looks like it might swing way too much, on the other side.
Does no one realize the irony that, for most of the people here, their very forefathers came here from other countries too, to seek better lives for themselves?