In response to Dr Vivian’s statement that those who speak against immigrants will turn against minorities
Posted by temasektimes on June 6, 2012
This is such an insidious allegation that absurdly suggests that anti-immigrant sentiments are equivalent to racism.
Until now, delusional and ignorant people like him still refuse to see the clear differences or are simply blind to the deep differences between a Singaporean Chinese and a Mainland Chinese, a Singaporean Indian and an India Indian, and a Singaporean Malay and a Filipino. Either they can’t tell the differences or they believe that Singaporeans are so dumb not to know the differences.
The world is filled with cultural differences between countries, just because someone is from a same race does not mean that culturally, they are the same. A German white sees himself as different from an American white with German ancestry. A Taiwanese Chinese sees himself as different from a Mainland Chinese. So by his logic, the whole world should be racist then? Makes no sense.
We know who our fellow Singaporeans are and we love each other, be it Singaporean Chinese, Malays or Indians. Anti-immigrant sentiments are sentiments of nationalism, saying it’s racism is plain stupid.
*The above was first posted as a comment on Facebook