In Support of Lee Hsien Yang

煮豆燃豆萁,豆在釜中泣。

本是同根生,相煎何太急? (Simplified modern version)

Literally mean: using the bean stalk to burn under the pot, and the beans cry in the pot. Bean stalks and beans are originally grown from the same roots, why do you have to torture each other so hard?

“Seven Steps Poem” is a poem by Cao Zhi (曹植) of the Wei Kingdom 魏国during the “Three Kingdoms” period. In the year 220 AD, the Premier of Wei, Cao Cao (曹操) died of illness, his son Cao Pi (曹丕) seize power from the Emperor Han Xian (汉献帝) calling himself Emperor Wei Wen (魏文帝). After he became emperor, he still had a lot of thoughts about his younger brother, Cao Zhi. He was worried that this knowledgeable and politically ambitious younger brother would threaten his throne, so he thought of the way to get rid of him.

Cao Zhi knew that his elder brother was deliberately framing him, but he couldn’t get rid of it, so he recites this poem within seven steps in his extreme grief or be killed.

This poem uses the same roots and beans to metaphorise the brothers of the same father and mother, and the decoction of the beans to metaphorise of Cao Pi’s brutalising his younger brother, expressing his strong dissatisfaction with Cao Pi. The brutal struggles within the feudal ruling clique and the poet’s own difficult situation, the thoughts and feelings of depression and anger.

Sounds familiar in modern Singapore with the Lee family except Elder Lee is going after Younger Lee’s wife and son through the court of law. Which bring in another moral value祸不及妻儿 – The meaning of this sentence is: the person is responsible, the person bears it, don’t involve the family.

The thinker Confucius proposed that it reflects the Chinese patriarchal hierarchy and represents a moral theory representing the interests of the feudal landlord class and its core value.

No decent person whatever your education background in Western or Eastern values would support Elder Lee, trust his words or follow him. When the family feud happened, I actually felt ashamed in having him as my PM and having shaken his hand. This episode will remain in Singapore’s history as a shameful chapter of our leadership’s moral ethics and core values, to call into question his integrity and to cast aspersions on PAP.

 

M Gen

 

 

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21 Responses to “In Support of Lee Hsien Yang”

  • good luck to all:

    re lhy, perhaps lky has finally woken up to put things right , thro his younger son?
    we can only hope.

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  • Old man rolling in his grave:

    Pinky ask people to be Sg United.

    Ownself as most elder cannot unite his own family, how to govern country.

    Setting very bad moral and precedence for future leaderships.

    Uncle, no eyes see!

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  • Prostate be with you:

    Old people do not like one who is a dishonorable son.

    Do not be shortchanged by an Eunuch system

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  • Great Asia:

    I’ve been making noises online for quite a long period; as long as TR EMERITUS, I think.

    Over the past 10 years, I’ve said enough about this useless PM, the son of feudal lord LKY.

    I’m not surprised to see this happening. In fact, I’ve been anticipating far worst situation LEE 呆/idiot would create for Singapore.

    Ha ha ha!

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  • MarBowling:

    The Mother of all Big Questions Every Sensible and Reasonable Voter in the coming Pandemic ERECTION should ASK: although Cao(Smelly)Pi(PeeM) is already KNOW to be ruthless, sneaky, Dishonorable and vindictive, HAS HIS CHARACTER GONE WORSE AFTER HIS 1st WIFE HAD PASSED AWAY, AND HE ALMOST IMMEDIATELY MARRIED HIS 2nd WIFEY?

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  • Great Asia:

    “古之欲明德于天下者,先治其国;欲治其国者,先齐其家;欲齐其家者,先修其身;欲修其身者,先正其心;欲正其心者,先诚其意;欲诚其意者,先致其知,致知在格物。物格而后知至,知至而后意诚,意诚而后心正,心正而后身修,身修而后家齐,家齐而后国治,国治而后天下平。”

    LEE is a banana. He thinks like angmoh gao!

    You’ll going to have Minister Mentor LEE junior. And Ho Ching will continue to rule Singapore from behind the curtain.

    In communist China, when a new generation of leaders took over the leadership of the country, the retired leaders will stay quiet. Here in Singapore, there is always an invisible hand controlling the government, and this invisible hand is LEE family.

    Ha ha ha!

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  • Support Indian PM:

    Time for Singaporeans to choose an Indian Prime Minister.

    How?
    Easy, vote out Heng. Give Tharman 90% win.

    Singaporeans, let’s do it.

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  • Idolatry:

    Singapore is a very religiously influenced nation or society(with a secular front – for mammon or in the service of mammon/prosperity/blessings – their true worship)

    Hence the leadership, who wear the symbolic white(non corrupt/upright character), are held up with great pride/esteem and thus a qualifying requirement in high office. This came with a believe that the heaven or God will bless the nation because of “good leaders”. So you see the religious organisations and their followers, many who are in influential leadership position in society or in the community, are very defensive, aggressively defensive, of the precepts/foundation by which the nation is founded on – by the father of Sin(regarded as an upright man who happened to be a…lawyer/culprit/a very convincing devil)

    Why does it matter these people/leadership are of “good conduct”? It matters because thats how the land is blinded by the “righteousness of the pharisee”. People, equally blinded and naive, buy into the “white exterior” and that’s why they are able to return into the “House of God/ absolute power” time and again(just like convicted felon Mr Kong).
    Good character is only incidental( outward,hypocritical and misleading). These leaders are all machiavellian by nature or in sheep clothing(white), if you know what i mean(hence the wide inequality and injustices in the law).

    “Good character” people emphasises the rule of law for obvious reasons. Their followers all back the “rule of law” because that’s how they can contain “protest” or the cry of injustices/bloodshed on the ground for “peace/stability”.

    But alas it is a false/forced peace because the root of Sin has not been resolved or root slayed.

    Your “good character”(hypocrisy) and pride(in good talented people) will lead to your fall from grace.

    The one with the mandate said, don’t call me “good”.

    But good and talented character sell – look at the people fielded for the election and were elected into the highest office in the House of God.

    The House has been hijacked by the religious and their doctrines.

    You have been indoctrinated and guess who is the culprit?

    Your IDOL. You have a supreme being or an all sovereign ONE in the House

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  • Harder Truths:

    The Law is what the Leeders say it is. There is no Law that cannot be used against you – because the ysay it can be.

    Social Credit Scores are surely coming. Credit Scores are used in China to discriminate against people who speak out against the government. You cannot even eat if the leeders decide to go cashless and freeze your bank account by pressing a button.

    Make no mistake – you will be under a regime that will decide whether you work, what you do, whom you see and what you buy 24/7.

    You htink things are difficult now? wait and see what happens if these retards win the next election like the last one.

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  • Lao Tzu (contextualized) says:

    “Health (affordable health-care) is the greatest possession. Contentment (non-cronyism) is the greatest treasure. (Democratic) Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being (non-egoistic) is the greatest joy.”

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  • trublu:

    Lee Hsien Yang shows he is with the POOR sgs even if he never claim he is from poor famy like so many PAPple?

    It doesnt matter if you are rich as long as you are *down-to-earth* n truly wise n humble.

    LHY deserves our respect n trust.

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  • Steven:

    Whatever the differences between LHL and LHY,it is regrettable that LHY is willing to tarnish the LKY name by his involvement in the PSP.

    Just imagine how their parents would feel in this situation.

    And frankly, if Tan Cheng Bock was a more honourable man, he would dissuade LHY from joining the PSP to preserve the Lee name.

    Unfortunately, TCB believes the Lee name would help in his campaign as evidence in how the PSP stated that the increase in donations is attributed to LHY’s presence.

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  • TemusikPatriot:

    What LEEdership??? it is more LEEderSHIT!!!…even a brother and sister can CONdemn him for his Unfiliel and Abusive ways…

    Singapore Patriots…what is there left to “THINK”???

    It is quite Obvious we are on the Road to Perdition with an Idiot like Loong the Looney!!!

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  • Bad Boy:

    Sir Your chinese culture is too one sided and one example use over and over again. Need to polish up. Instead of just reading romance of the 3 kingdoms ( quite a number of bs ) may i suggest 春秋戰國 or 史記 .

    Anyway What about ….

    星星之火 , 可以燎原 (great mao use it b4)
    斬草不除根,春風吹又生

    刮骨療傷壯士斷腕.

    祸不及妻儿 what ? U never see 唐太宗李世民 eliminated his 2 brothers or 秦始皇 personally thrown 2 young children brothers ( 同母異父 ) to their death. 秦二世 killed all his brothers and also sisters …. 明朝 go one notch further 誅十族…. Recent history culture revolution Deng xiao ping son thrown off building becoming paralyzed.

    Mr Lee is only reviving chinese culture.

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  • Bebe:

    To the d.son it’s 斬草除根

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  • opposition dude:

    I see this as karma for the family. Older generation chinese love saying that heaven has eyes and what goes around comes around. Looks like it’s true after all.

    Whatever wrong(s) their father did has now been transferred over to their generation. Not being able to see eye to eye on the house they grew up in they proceed to use the law on each other so no more family ties. The older generation will say this is shameful but the 3 of them definitely do not feel the same way.

    So since all gloves are off we might as well watch the show since it won’t be resolved anytime soon anyway.

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  • Sad:

    Sad to see what happen to LKY family…does no body any good.
    Still Singapore need to go beyond their family internal dispute and decide what is best for Singapore Future.
    The common man only want a decent life for their family.
    A decent job so that they can take care of their family needs.
    A decent retirement with dignity for our elders.
    Is it too much to ask ?

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  • MarBowling:

    Sad:
    July 1, 2020 at 6:51 am (Quote)
    Sad to see what happen to LKY family…does no body any good.
    Still Singapore need to go beyond their family internal dispute and decide what is best for Singapore Future.
    The common man only want a decent life for their family.
    A decent job so that they can take care of their family needs.
    A decent retirement with dignity for our elders.
    Is it too much to ask ?

    Response: Great comments. Whatever you have hoped for will only be a GREAT DREAM WHEN Not IF EVERYTHING under the PAPigs is STILL STATUS QUO and Still under the “ONE HAND(WHO WILL DO WHATEVER I WANT)THAT COVERS THE WHOLE SKY IN SINKAPORE”!. We can ONLY HOPE and PRAY that the PRESENCE of LHY in PSP May able to CONVINCE SOME SENSIBLE AND REASONABLE VOTERS AMONGST THE 69.9% TO WAKE UP FROM THEIR SLUMBERLAND TO VOTE IN A REASONABLE NUMBERS OF OPPOSITION TO PROVIDE A CHECK AND BALANCE AND MORE IMPORTANTLY TO FULFILL YOUR HOPE AND DREAM AND ALSO AS YOU HAVE SAID IN YOUR ABOVE COMMENT, THAT OF THE COMMON MAN!

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  • a bit disappointed:

    A bit disappointed with LSY.
    Should have stand for election and see how popular he is…
    Don’t be another talk and no action type…

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  • TumasikPatriot:

    Steven:
    Whatever the differences between LHL and LHY,it is regrettable that LHY is willing to tarnish the LKY name by his involvement in the PSP.

    Just imagine how their parents would feel in this situation.

    And frankly, if Tan Cheng Bock was a more honourable man, he would dissuade LHY from joining the PSP to preserve the Lee name.

    Unfortunately, TCB believes the Lee name would help in his campaign as evidence in how the PSP stated that the increase in donations is attributed to LHY’s presence.

    It is NOT the name but the PERSON pe see…to STAND TALL for your Beliefs and the Integrity to UPHOLD it surpasses any form of loyalty be it FamiLEE or Party

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  • @ Great Asia:

    Great Asia talk no sense.

    How many can be like 韓信, and crawl between ( underneath crotch ) someones legs ? 韓信 successful and therefore worth it. What if not successful ? How many chinese alone will sing and laugh at u ? Even your relatives will look at u ” differently “. Leave out other race., U know i know. One successfully case represents all ?

    By the way u heard of 李斯 老鼠哲學 ?

    But Anyway 韓信, 李斯 all no good ending.

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