First of all, you need to observe a wee bit about this particular forum. Primarily, the moderators are regular posters with regular opinions just like anybody else. Unless we sign off in the post as a moderator, we are posting in our personal mode. The fact that it says moderator on the left hand side under our nick is immaterial on this board. We also don't get paid, but do this voluntarily. So get used to it. Everybody else has.CantervilleGhost wrote:To the moderator:sundaymorningstaple wrote:First of all, Merry Xmas even though it's not an Indian holiday (unless you happen to be a minority Christian Indian). You first post was fair dinkum but this one?......
What makes you think I'm Indian?
The highest execution rate per capita in the world - good deal whatever it is.
Am I being moderated by the immoderate? I notice that you also suggest that I am racist. That's a very serious and unpleasant charge, not very moderate of you either. I also don't accept your view that stating things like 'No Indians' is somehow acceptable because it refers to housing quotas.
Fining you if your maid gets pregnant (making an employer legally responsible for their employee's private life) - not cultural but the law (laws and culture are different - I believe you have somehow intermingled the two.)
Do you mean you find law and culture to be discontinuous entities? The way I see it is that laws create culture and culture creates laws.
Secondly, you seem to have a dislike for the Chinese and don't particularly like the fact that some adverts say no Indians. Sounds like racial bias to me. I can give you another reason that some adverts say no Indians as well, but you might not like it. Some homeowners are adverse to having to renovate the home after some Indian families move out. I don't like saying this as it's going to cause some flaming but having been here for over a quarter of a century AND being married to an Indian, I can attest to what I'm saying. Depending of the cultural background/dietary habits of the family, they might use lots of ghee and charcol burners and heavy spices/incense. While this is okay for the most part. If there is lots of wood in the unit, it will absorbs these aromas forever and sometimes the only thing that will remove them is a total renovation which can be expensive. Now, unfortunately, some landlords use this reason as well. Not all are like that, but to the landlord, it's easier to eliminate all rather than taking the chance. Wrong? Damn right it's wrong! But, it's still the landlord's property and they are free to rent it to whomever as long as government regulations aren't breached. If you haven't already noticed, there's not any equal opportunity laws here.
Immoderate? Oh, I'm not entitled to my opinion but you are? Sorry, didn't know it was your way or no way......
"Widespread belief in the supremacy of the Chinese race and Malay and Indian inferiority"
Didn't you do any reading about Singapore before you came here? With Chinese making up 78% of the population, why wouldn't there be Widespread belief" as they are the "widespread" population.
And, finally, no, I don't believe culture causes the laws to be made. I believe laws are made due to necessity. If it were cultural, then, as the Chinese are the widespread majority, the laws would favour them and all the laws here would be the same as in China, or Taiwan. But, even though they are culturally the same, their laws are vastly different. So you might want to rephrase your thoughts.
Again, I'll say, welcome to the board but don't think for a moment that we don't give as good as we get.