Deal with one XX-sympathiser and you’ve dealt with them all. They all have a common modus operandi: attack the critics of her words, their motives and their characters but never justifying her words. Why not? Because they can’t be justified.
Then there are so-called fence-sitters who applaud this 20-something year old girl for “speaking her mind”. Have you ppl even read her words? Maybe you haven’t ventured out of Singapore where you are the majority of the community and have never experienced racism as a result. But ignorance is not an excuse.
More damning is that you *have* experienced racism and yet you are racist towards others yourself. You know how hurtful it is and yet you want to perpetuate it?
To put things in perspective, I thought I’d compare XX’s racist tirade against Bangladeshis in Singapore with what had happened in Sydney just before Xmas.
- Minority of Bangladeshis (along with Singaporeans too) behaving inappropriately in public places.
- Brought to a head by her own isolated encounters.
- Generalised that all “Banglas” are molesters and should be restricted from *all* Singaporean public spaces.
- Writes about these thoughts on a site visited by thousands daily – some of whom deem it ok to spew forth their own racist thoughts. Even advocated the beatings of any one caught molesting.
- Minority of Lebanese youths behaving inappropriately on Sydney beaches.
- Brought to a head by an attack on Sydney beach lifesavers by some of these youths.
- Racists generalised that all “Lebbos and Wogs” are miscreants and should be restricted from *all* Sydney beaches.
- Anonymous SMSes were passed around advocating “bashing up Lebbos and Wogs”.
- … the rest, well you knew what happened.
Is it that difficult to see the potential for harm from XX’s words? Imagine that you are a Bangladeshi. Imagine that you are a dark-skinned Indian. Matter of fact, imagine that you are a dark-skinned Pakistani or Sri-Lankan. Oh don’t forget also dark-skinned Nepalese. Heck, how about every race in and around the Indian sub-continent?
Now imagine that you are in a crowded place, and you were mistaken to have molested someone even though the perpetrator could easily be a Singaporean *Chinese*. You look around and there’s a mob of angry looking Chinese youths just looking for an excuse for some bloodletting. Imagine what would happen. And then imagine that you are not even a foreign worker but a Singaporean citizen.
Change “Chinese” to “white” in the paragraph above and that was the situation in Sydney.
So, why is it so difficult for you XX-sympathisers to understand that fair-minded ppl like me would find Xiaxue’s words to be highly inflammatory and offensive?
Read your history, read your current affairs, read your world news. Update yourselves on the sedition and racial-vilification laws. Please, educate yourselves and become more worldly.