What is political awareness ? It is not political obstinacy for sure!
SDA lost big with only 353 and 168 votes respectively..And SDA is
forever unable to regain that lost dignity of 1386 votes from GE 2011 to
168 votes in Punggol East By-Election..The devastation is
heart-shattering...And DL said he will be back..Back from where?? Sheer
obstinacy with the least of political awareness of one's weakness with a
political culture for 20 years!
If a politician has no political awareness of the ground happenings and
the feedback from the net and Ah-peks' coffee-shop gossips and aunties
cursing at markets that there are two clowns playing in the Punggol East
'circus', that is not mindfulness.
From day one when SDA
announced it wanted to contest, I been feeding it with negative and
pessimistic connotations but a deaf ear was turned towards me...I meant
well. The result said it all.
RP...has far more awareness of
his father's legacy than his ability. Stubbornness has no place in
politics of awareness. The result said it all too. JBJ legacy is forever
curtailed in the hands of KJ. Has he that mindfulness of retreat, he
would have saved it to fight for another day..He did not heed my article
calling him not to contest.
SDP, by far has that political
awareness knowing it was not to their benefit to be in a five corner
fight , withdrew with dignity..They lived to fight another day..Though
criticism was aplenty when they stepped away from the fray...from
on-line to MSM..all negative reports on SDP.
mindfulness SDP sailed through and it was a blessing in disguise. Now
SDP is hailed as the hero who knows how to manipulate itself in the arena
of dirty politics.
Another chapter is written in the history
of S'pore politics whereby two SGs of two parties lost their deposit in
one outing and one even did it simultaneously twice in a roll. A poll of
353 votes and 168 votes is a record worthy of the Guinness Book of
Where do we acquire political awareness when one is not mindful of one's strength and weakness.
Ignorance is the curse of God, knowledge with awareness is where one
flies to heaven. The wound may heal but the scar is a sad reminder.
patrick lee song juan
SDA....S'pore Democratic Alliance
JBJ......Joshua Benjamin Jeyaretnam
SDP.....S'pore Democratic Party