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Tales of Mr. Tan II – On Conservativity. October 28, 2007

Posted by The Truth in Mr. Tan.

Mr. Tan, the thinker, observed the usage of the word ‘conservative’ in today’s Singapore. After thinking about it, he noted that certain individuals in society were using being conservative as a reason not to repeal particular laws, especially those pertaining to homosexuality. Mr. Tan noted that these people who were brandishing conservativeness as a banner were politically prominent people, and thus he said: ‘they can’t define what being conservative means. Defining conservativeness means losing a large group of people who don’t know if they are conservative or not. Using the word in such a broad unclear context fulfills the purpose of reaching as many people as possible.’

When asked if Mr. Tan was a conservative, Mr. Tan said, ‘perhaps. I’m waiting for a definition before i know if i am.’



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