|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c|
|The Blogs Must Be Crazy|
It made me think about the Singapore government's belief that blogs must self-censor and news must not be "sensational". Why? Are Singaporeans too lazy to examine content for themselves? Are they too "daft" to understand when something is blown out of proportion? Are they so bereft of reasoning that they are unable to separate arguments based on emotion from arguments based on evidence (I'm not even going as far as to say they have to be based on facts ... just evidence)? Maybe. Judging from some of the comments I've seen out there in the blogosphere, the Singapore government may just be right. However, must they intervene?
I think not. I think we need more Mr. Browns, Jon Stewarts and Stephen Colberts in Singapore. I think we need more Singaporeans to feel relaxed about their situation and to laugh at the silliness that is out there. I think we need to be exposed to more silly views so we understand what is sound and sensible. I think that if we as a people cannot handle the extremes of thought and ideas and must depend on what the government tells us, we do not deserve to exist as a nation.