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Monday, January 23, 2006

the man who drew stick figures

Dear Tomorrow Editors-

It seems I've made some of you upset. I wish I could say I was sorry, but that would be pretty silly, since that was my intent.

Why would I want to do such a thing? Not because I dislike you. Quite the opposite. I have a huge amount of respect for most of you, and at least a certain amount of respect for all of you. Which is why I felt it was important not to let this whole issue just drift away quietly.

You don't have to agree with me. That's not what this is about. Right now I'd be happy with just the discussion, open and honest, about what Tomorrow.sg really is. We've all heard many times that Tomorrow simply isn't some sort of focal point to sway public opinion, and is certainly not the drumhead for political change in Singapore. You're just boliao guys trying to do boliao things. Which is rather like saying you just keep that gold bar around as a paperweight. What you use it for doesn’t change the fact that it's pretty damn valuable.

So I made some of you upset. What I really wanna know is, why do you guys even care what I think? If you're just boliao guys trying to boliao things, then hey, I can be just a guy who draws stick figures, right? Why should it matter? In the grand scheme of things, I'm just one blogger. On a daily basis, more people read the back of dog food labels than read my little blog, and probably with more attention.

So let me ask again, because I really wanna know: Why do you care what I think?

6 comments:

Daryl said...

Look, I'm upset because my butt looks big in the drawings.

AmourArmor said...

And most of the time, it's pretty scary what those labels say.

Jae

Anonymous said...

I could be wrong but I believe the trolling comments dropped after LMD's simple and short reply in tomorrow.sg's comments section.

The comments left by a few editors in MM's blog have at least revealed their opinions, as opposed to silence (which I had previously interpreted as total lack of care).

Despite the lack of agreement on a policy, at least, it shows there was action and a decision was arrived (whether it is agreeable or not is a matter of individual opinion). It also shows that the act of deletion was not ignored.

Sometimes, stating the obvious is necessary (just as I am doing here).

Anonymous said...

Sometimes, stating the obvious is necessary (just as I am doing here).

No, it is not necessary. At all. You know? Really. No need.

dan said...

Dear Daryl,

However hypocritical it is for me to point this out, like it or not, having a responsibility bestowed on individual(s) is not something you can choose, the decision lies in whether one(s) decide to take up the responsibility. Here in lies the philosophical dilemma of Plato's analogy of the "cave". Various individuals are bestowed different gift(s) be it by God or a higher power. You cannot choose. The difference is, how you choose to use those gifts, for self-righteous pursuits or not. As Plato describes, no philosopher likes to come back from the light down to the cave, but its no longer his/her choice to choose after he/she sees the light, it has become his responsibility, his earth born path.

Sincerely,
Dan

Postmaster-General said...

Eh?