AKA: The Venom From A RATTLED Snake
The sordid, contemptible insinuations, the invidious comments and innuendoes that he and his holier-than-thou GRC team members are trying to palm off to voters of the Holland-Bukit Timah GRC is highly explosive stuffs that is bound to blow up in their own faces – especially, when their intended target audience, the adherents to the Far Right Christian Theology (FRCT) as espoused by the Feminist Mentor, take the bait and pick it up from there.
Vivian’s dog whistling would not only be inciting the FRCT community, it could once again provoke a clarion call-to-arms not only among those of the LGBT community in Holland-Bukit Timah but also its supporters within the GRC. The issue could also engulf the entire country once again as it did the last time. Vivian’s dog whistling could potentially boomerang on him and his party at the polls as the issue pans out.
It looks like the lessons from the FRCT’s failed attempted-takeover of AWARE have already been forgotten by this PAP minister in his hour of desperation. Boy, he must be scared shit of the SDP to go this low!
He is ostensibly feeling the heat from a portentous electoral frying at the hands of the opposition. For how else can you explain this bizarre behaviour? However, voters have to be concerned when a politician holding a responsible position in govt is unable to control his basic instinct to hit out using unfair means at those who oppose or challenge him. He is like a walking time bomb, risky to be in the company of.
He apparently feels justified to tip the scale in his own favour (so he thinks) by plunging the delicately balanced religious, cultural and social milieus of the country yet again into another factious turmoil by making an absolutely unjustified and questionable insinuation against a political opponent. In his own words, he is expecting his insinuation to work on the netizens, much like when a snake bites and injects its venom into a victim.
Is it safe for Singaporeans to depend on a cabinet minister who has no qualm or hesitation about acting the role of an agent provocateur in this manner to get the better of a competitor at the polls?
His action indicates a lack of confidence in his own ability, much more than merely feeling butterflies in his stomach, to lead his GRC team into its General Election Baptism Of Fire. He wants to maim Vincent before he faces him in the ring. Just like Russell Crowe’s character was stabbed before he met the Roman Emperor in the gladiator’s ring. It is apparent Vivian wants to pre-empt a strong challenge because he knows his own ministerial track record would not stand a concerted scrutiny by the SDP team in the hustings. In the manner it is proceeding, his maiden voyage could well end up on the sea floor.
N.B. The author has no affiliation with any political party. He was an admirer of the PAP until it became evident that it has changed beyond recognition and no longer bear any semblance to the party that he had originally once admired. He feels it his duty to point out that the country is going down the drain if current trends continue unarrested.