Saturday, August 22, 2009

Straits Times is George Lim Heng Chye!!!

And possibly, SPH is George Lim Heng Chye!!!

Watching WWF (World Wrestling Federation) and WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment), wrestler Chris Jericho, before becoming the first ever undisputed World Heavyweight Champion, once re-christened popular weekly show Monday Night Raw's slogan "Raw is War" to "Raw is Jericho".

The "Millennium Man", now enjoying his second stint at the global brand, has undergone an interesting character development, that sees him playing the 'heel', or professional wrestling's bad guy.

Part of his on-screen character is this bitter soul who incessantly drones on about how he is going to save the WWE and probably the world. It is definitely biblical in a way, considering this is his "second coming".

Although Chris Jericho can play the ultimate bad guy, he will always have tons of fans and admirers - people who respect his talent, his wrestling, his mic skills and of course his acting.

And now we come to George Lim Heng Chye. Although George Lim can play the ultimate good guy, he will always have tons of detractors and many folks who are inclined to laughing at him rather than with him.

In his latest article, he feeds on the souls and bodies of youths and calls on them to adopt his moral agenda, while passing them off for universal values.

"George Lim hungrrrrrry... George Lim feeeeeed..."

I guess the taut and nubile bodies of young folks are more appealing for him. Reminds me of another Straits Times article today (Saturday) on the criminal Alan Tan, who is described as an internet sex predator. I somehow feel sorry for him, because he is used as an excuse for how horrible our society is. He may be incarcerated, but there will always be "greedy bitches" roaming freely, waiting to exploit their statuses as minors and getting away with it.

Not bad for George Lim, reminds me of the charismatic and influential character that the Secret Bible episode on National Geographic described last night (Friday). You know, the one they call the 'Beast', whose number is 666, which historians/scholars have found to be a numerical code (in Hebrew) for a really badass Roman emperor Nero. Although he is probably not, he reminds me of the antichrist character, which is describe as mobilising people to do his bidding. Crazy exegesis, but if everyone is doing it, I guess it's ok.

If there is the metaphorical biblical antichrist, this person is definitely the "antichrist" to non-religionists and atheists, suffocating society with historical and political leverage. Just because religion is given protection in Singapore, it does not mean that people without specific faiths or subscriptions to recognised religions deserve no protection.

Having a religion does not make you superior, more learned, wiser or less of a sinner (even if you judged the world according to your religion's definition and checklist of 'sin')

Having a religion does not give you one extra reason for feeling offended.

I feel religion (not faith) is dangerous, because it gives people one extra reason to die for. Some say martyr, some say terrorist, some say noble, some say evil.

Like priests who sexually fondle their young, like conservative politicians who discreetly go about their homosexual soliciting, life is fraught with ironies. A keenly conservative and ultra self-righteous individual like George Lim, who outed his family (wife and four children) as heterosexual in 2003 in the very same Straits Times forum he so frequents today like a voyeur at a peepshow, will only provide us the largest ironies in life should they come to light.

Like widespread suspicion of a raging homosexuality within him, these ironies, paradoxes and contradictions are only waiting to be found, expecting to be discovered as the antitheses that balance out the persona with which we have grown so fond.

Truly a mysterious person that continues to drive up the waning readership of the Straits Times, the one and only George Lim Heng Chye needs the Straits Times as much as the Straits Times needs him. One needs to be heard and the other needs to be read. George Lim letters provide the necessary flame-bait and discussion that will stimulate sufficient interest and participation in certain sections of the Straits Times. They combine together, their respective agenda penetrating their respective orifices in a complete business-like, yet 69-like, coitus. And this sex is anonymous as I believe George Lim and the forum editor continue to remain strangers despite their many tangos together.

That is the beauty of paradoxes and balances in this world. And interestingly, I admit I have a fascination with George. I can't quit him. He is probably the reason why the forum section will always remain the second part of the newspaper I will turn to after reading the sports section. He is the reason why I am continuing to blog even though I said in my previous entry that I will be taking a break and blogging less frequently. I want to meet him and hear from him his personal views of the world and his faith, and if I get that chance, I will reproduce it here.

His letter is reproduced below:

Kudos to young crusaders with civic spirit

I was heartened to read of selfless Singaporean youths in last week's Saturday Special report ('Young crusaders'). I think such positive civic consciousness is a result of responsible parenting.

A key concern for Singapore revolves around human relationships. To measure our progress as a civilised people, we should examine the quality of relationships among kith and kin, child and parent, citizens and the Government.

A civic society is one that cares for the common good and naturally looks after the less fortunate.

Our youth should also promote social values by:

# Upholding traditional family values such as marital fidelity and the virtues of sex within the boundaries of marriage;

# Honouring one another, elders, spouses, parents and the authorities;

# Setting aside time for the poor and needy; and

# Helping to curb teenage sex and pregnancy, and helping unwed teenage mothers.

In all these, our youth, who may not have the benefit of experience, should seek counsel from mature and credible sources such as religious organisations, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports.

George Lim

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