NOPE. NONE. ZILCH. NATTA.

So, The Online Citizen is caught in a controversy – or is it?

Controversy, by its very nature, is a devious animal. To get to the bottom of it, one would have to be patient, meticulous, and critical enough to sieve out the chaffs from the wheat. Distillation of the truth from the bullshit, to put it bluntly.

And so, lets look at the comment by “Jasper”, posted on Singabloodypore and which started the whole witch-hunting and frenzy feeding – well, at least by the rabid motley crue of anti-PAP Nazis which includes the rather dubious blog which names itself “Wayang Party Club of Singapore” (taken, obviously, from the comments of a PAP minister during 2006 GE about the WP).

“Jasper” comments:

Jasper’s comments themselves, if you are critical enough, are based on nothing substantial. Lets see what these are:

“they are the results of a years work of quiet counter insurgency”

Erm… does Jasper have anything to offer to back this up? NOPE. NONE. ZILCH. It’s pure rhetoric with nothing concrete.

“andrew loh, remy choo, ephraim loy, gerald giam have all at one time or another been or still is very partisan. what are the common partisan links? gahmen, pap and wp lor.”

This is so out there in left field that I am still wondering what Jasper means. Again, does Jasper have anything to offer to back this up? NOPE. NONE. ZILCH. NATTA.

“the funny thing is that some of them switch between wp and pap youth organisations like changing underwear”

Does Jasper have anything to offer to back this up? NOPE. NONE. ZILCH. NATTA.

“andrew loh – pap turned wp
remy choo – pap youth executive committee, grassroots leader
emphraim loy – young pap
gerald giam – ex mfa and mda.
there we have it, editors mired with the establishment.”

Oh, so many holes in this one. Andrew Loh has since clarified that he never were a PAP member. Remy Choo has since clarified that he is not a grassroots member and that he left the YEC 6 years ago! Gerald Giam yes was ex-MFA and MDA. But come on, so what? Is he still in those 2 orgs? Nope.

So, the same question:

Does Jasper have anything to offer to back this up? NOPE. NONE. ZILCH. NATTA.

“TOC? the online cons, selling token critiques of gahmen and policy,
but sneaking in subliminal weasel messages of how great experience it
is working in yec.”

Subliminal messages? “How great it is working YEC”? Ok. Having gone through all of Remy Choo’s postings/articles on TOC, I see no “subliminal messages” not any article he has written trumpeting how “great experience it is working in YEC”.

So, Does Jasper have anything to offer to back this up? NOPE. NONE. ZILCH. NATTA.

“this toc chief is paid by a pap mp out in the west of singapore to write. PAID BY PAP TO WRITE. and paid quite well so its said. with all the pay increases in gahmen, he probably got a pay rise too.”

Oh, malicious. How subtly Jasper inserts an allegation with mere hypotheticals and conjecture. “Paid quite well” and “probably got a pay rise too”. Well, Remy Choo has since clarified that he is paid $500 per month for two things – helping MP Ho Geok Choo gather materials for her Parliamentary speeches and for writing for the newsletter Boon Lay Diary.

Divide that by two – $250 each way. “Paid quite well”, you say, Jasper?

“Probably got a pay rise too”.

Does Jasper have anything to offer to back this up? NOPE. NONE. ZILCH. NATTA.

“wonder how much of this moola is spread among the other online cons. or maybe remy swallows this whole.”

This sort of comment, if expressed in public, would have gotten Jasper’s ass burned – and burned totally. But of course, he hides behind his anonymity and that’s why he dares to make such allegations.

Again, does Jasper have anything to offer to back this up? NOPE. NONE. ZILCH. NATTA.

“well the only definite thing is, you’ll see more written on this constituency and of course, it’ll be glowing.”

Ok. And so I go to TOC again. After searching through the entire archive of articles ( a few hundred, I think), I find no mention of Boon Lay Constituency, or West Coast GRC in “glowing terms”.

Does Jasper have anything to offer to back this up? NOPE. NONE. ZILCH. NATTA.

“sneaking around with your hidden agendas against the true opposition.”

This is the hilarious part of Jasper’s entire diatribe and garbage-spewing. “Hidden agendas”? Erm, pray tell, Jasper, what is that?

The best part is this one: “true opposition”.

Erm, pray tell again, Jasper. What is “true opposition”??? I am still trying to determine that. And, is TOC opposition at all? Who is this “true opposition” of which speaks the great but anonymous Jasper?

Again, does Jasper have anything to offer to back this up? NOPE. NONE. ZILCH. NATTA.

And thus we come full circle to the so-called controversy. It is nothing more than malicious imagination, stoked by nothing more than a rant, backed up by nothing than rhetorical diatribe, borne out of probably a personal vendetta of sorts – or maybe just plain ole jealousy.

So, my friends, I leave you with this:

If we expect the internet to be entirely anti-PAP and insist and dictate how an anti-PAP or “true opposition” should be, then surely and sadly, we are no better than the PAP which we so detest.

Indeed, we would be even worse than them.

And freedom of expression and democracy do not condone slurs and smears – as Jasper has so eloquently taught us all.

TOC, trust in the wisdom and intelligence of your readers. We are not fools who swallows everything whole – whether pro or anti-PAP or opposition or whatever kettle of fish.

As for Remy Choo being paid for his work, I say well done! In fact, he should be paid more! It’s sad that there are people who have swallowed everything that Jasper said without even a second thought. No wonder the blogosphere, and the Internet, have a bad name.

People like Jasper give the internet a bad name.

Jasper, I don’t buy your attempt at discrediting TOC.

NOPE. NONE. ZILCH. NATTA.

 

 

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5 Responses

  1. OK, this is a nit-picking point, but it irks me because it distracts me from your message.

    And also because you repeat the word over and over again throughout your entry.

    It’s not Natta. It’s NADA, i.e. Spanish for Nothing.

    Just had to get that off my chest.

  2. Potato – Potahto.

    Get a grip.

  3. […] Posted by The Singapore Daily on 14 February 2008 The Phantom Menace. PAP mole in the mist? – An Inconvenient Truth: remy choo is a pap boy – fact – Nomed Letters: Infernal Affairs – Singapore Style – nofearSingapore: TOC’s mole affair – My personal opinion – Insane Polygons: What Matters Not. – For What It’s Worth: sigh – Wayang Party Club of Singapore: Furore in cyberspace over Choo Zheng Xi’s links with PAP – Looking For LaLaLand: NOPE. NONE. ZILCH. NATTA. […]

  4. These idiots have no life.

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