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Every Angel should spend some time here

One of the great joys I got from the pandemic was to make my friends with Netflix and a series called “Lucifer.” The premise of the series is simple. Lucifer, as in the devil of Christian Theology gets bored and moves to Los Angeles, where he becomes part of a crime fighting duo. The series portrays heaven and the entire cosmos as one large dysfunctional family. The devil is not so the incarnate of all things evil but a very troubled child or the first being to have major “daddy issues.” God the father is literally a distant father who has problems relating to his children.

Whilst the more devout would find the premise of the show offensive, there is a certain amount of charm to it. In a certain way, we end up feeling for the main character, who is trying to solve several millennia’s worth of personal issues. As with many shows, there are gems of wisdom that should be applied to everyday life.

One of the greatest scenes comes from the final season, when Amenadiel, Lucifer’s older brother talks about how he would “reform” the cosmos as the new God. He inadvertently admits that the previous God was a little distant from humanity and proposes that every angel should spend time on earth walking among humans to understand them. Part of the reason comes from a few scenes prior where Amenadiel finds out that the world has been going to the dogs because the various angels have been messing up prayers. [LINK]

What made this scene so particularly interesting is the fact that it reflects the state of much of the world where there is a disconnect between people in the same society. In places like India, the disconnect is inevitably about wealth. There is Mukesh Ambani who spends on wedding what most people can’t earn in a lifetime and there’s the average Indian who doesn’t know when his or her next meal is coming from. In America, it is increasingly about whether you want a reality TV star as president or whether you would rather chop of your arm than to watch the same reality TV star on TV. Here in Singapore, the disconnect is usually between those who live in spreadsheet land and those who don’t. The good news in this situation is that none of the groups mentioned can claim to be celestial beings (however much they might like to think they are) and so, the disconnect can easily be solved. How can that happen? The answer is as what Amenadiel suggested – the “Angels need to walk among humans.”

In this case, one should always understand that the “angels” are inevitably the people with power and money (or both), in as much as these are the proverbial voices that count in society. Then, there is the question of why should the said angels bother to walk among human beings. How does it affect Mukesh Ambani, for example, if most of his fellow countrymen earn in a lifetime what he earns in a matter of minutes?

The answer is simple Whilst it may not seem like it, the proverbial angels need the mortals as much as the mortals need the angels. India’s billionaire businessmen for example, do need India’s teaming masses to buy their products and services. Singapore’s politicians need the votes of ordinary Singaporeans to get into power and the taxes paid by ordinary Singaporeans in order to claim their salaries.

Take Singapore as an example. On the surface, everything works beautifully. Singapore looks prosperous and is environmentally friendly. Crime remains relatively low and if you look at Covid statistics, our death rate is one of the lowest in the world – or at least low enough for every death to make the news.

Yet, if you troll through cyberspace, you’ll notice that there is obviously a disconnect. Take the issue of “foreign labour” as an example. The locals complain that their being screwed out of the job market. The government inevitably comes up with a load of statistics to show how the “open-door” policies have helped Singaporeans. Both sides are saying something. Both sides are not understanding.

So, what can be done? One might suggest that the answer is for the proverbial celestial beings to walk the ground and listen to their residents. This would require some work but then again, on the amount given to the celestial beings, one should expect this to happen. In the five-years that I’ve lived in my estate, I’ve seen more posters of my member of parliament (MP) than I’ve seen him in person. Covid has reduced the opportunity to meet with the MP. While I don’t expect my MP to be on Christmas card terms with every resident, I don’t believe its unreasonable of me to expect him to be visible in the estate more than once a week. Why wait should the MP (who is in Singapore speak something of a celestial being) be absent for most of the time, especially when he gets an allowance seven times more than my salary.

 

Tang Li

*Although I’ve been based mainly in Singapore for nearly two decades, I’ve had the privilege of being able meet people who have crossed borders and cultures. I’ve befriended ministers and ambassadors and worked on projects involving a former head of state. Yet, at the same time, I’ve had the privilege of befriending migrant labourers and former convicts. All of them have a story to tell. All of them add to the fabric of life. I hope to express the stories that inspire us to create life as it should be.

 

 

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20 Responses to “Every Angel should spend some time here”

  • Well said!:

    Well said! Not just MPs and its constituents resident, but also all the gov departements. Most claimed to be working from home.. Try leaving phone messages and count your days for a return call!

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  • Fire:

    Meng Wang Zhou is back home.

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  • xoxo:

    Comparing angels to the demons?
    Why call these angels when these are the Devil’s MINION$?

    How i wish the angels whack Lucifer n his evil angels(doers) out of our *world*!

    But,alas,the Devil and his minions seem to
    wor$hip by this GREEDY N WICKED WORLD?

    HUMANS ARE SEEMINGLY TURNING TO THE DAL$E *gods* and this is really scary.

    Their eyes are closed and they worship BLINDLY.

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  • China citizen better than Sg:

    Fire:
    Meng Wang Zhou is back home.

    When a China citizen got arrested in other country, China arrested two of that country. Her return home got a hero’s welcome.

    When a Sg citizen got arrested in other country, Sg re-arrested that person on his return home. His fellow citizens cheered.

    Sheep will get slaughtered.

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  • The Pappy's Demon IB:

    How do angels make holy water?

    They boil the hell out of it.

    *
    Why do unholy souls go to hell?

    Because they don’t give a damn they are “holier-than-thou”….

    *
    Why do filthy rich politicians imagine themselves as angels?

    Otherwise they would have to walk among lowly sheeple beings.

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  • OMG:

    OMG!

    Such is the level of capability of Sinkiland intellectuals!

    Fortunately, 61% of the people are not with them or Sinkiland would sink to the 18th level of hell with no chances of getting out of the netherworld!

    Fire:
    Meng Wang Zhou is back home.

    China citizen better than Sg: When a China citizen got arrested in other country, China arrested two of that country. Her return home got a hero’s welcome.

    When a Sg citizen got arrested in other country, Sg re-arrested that person on his return home. His fellow citizens cheered.

    Sheep will get slaughtered.

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  • Fire:

    China citizen better than Sg: When a China citizen got arrested in other country, China arrested two of that country. Her return home got a hero’s welcome.

    When a Sg citizen got arrested in other country, Sg re-arrested that person on his return home. His fellow citizens cheered.

    Sheep will get slaughtered.

    Didn’t u notice…… 61 Singalean Chau Kwan.

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  • Fire:

    Tom Ellis was married.

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  • PAP mandate strong:

    @ OMG

    Haha.

    1 Meng’s english sucks.

    2 Back home ? Who cares.

    3 That’s Foreign interference.

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  • Ck Ng:

    You are right! Even during election, trying to see the MP walking around is like calculating my chance of winning TOTO! Haha.. I also notice that even when these MP does door to door visits, they are more keen to explain/justify Govt. Policies like shoving them down the throat of citizens than listening to their woes/ troubles. I have given up on them long long time ago..

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  • Singaporeans R Free Riders:

    Yes, Tang Li I agreed with you.

    Any leaders who wish to knows the reality on the ground must walk the ground themselves.

    Leaders must not totally put their trust on feedback by their staff below the chain of command.

    PAP supporters please print/distribute/share my post.
    In Dollar$ We Tru$t. Prai$e the Dollar$. Glory be with the Dollar$

    GE2024.PAP.Guarantee.Win.Again
    Majullah $PAP$ $PAP$ Huat$ Huat$ Huat$
    Singaporeans must be Cheaperer, Betterer, Fasterer

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  • Singaporeans R Free Riders:

    Fire:
    Meng Wang Zhou is back home.

    You are simplistic.
    Meng Wang Zhou is a elite.

    Read the deep analysis. Good to broaden your world view.
    介文汲揭露”美國霸權”黑幕
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tx3VEdHWTR8

    G7 become G3 人前牽手、背後陰我
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-TBHVnBAAg

    PAP supporters please print/distribute/share my post.
    In Dollar$ We Tru$t. Prai$e the Dollar$. Glory be with the Dollar$

    GE2024.PAP.Guarantee.Win.Again
    Majullah $PAP$ $PAP$ Huat$ Huat$ Huat$
    Singaporeans must be Cheaperer, Betterer, Fasterer

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  • Fire:

    Let’s be simpler.

    Precussor to getting China citizenship or PR.

    Read the deep analysis. Good to broaden your world view.
    介文汲揭露”美國霸權”黑幕

    G7 become G3 人前牽手、背後陰我

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  • Singaporeans R Free Riders:

    Fire:
    Let’s be simpler.

    Precussor to getting China citizenship or PR.

    Read the deep analysis. Good to broaden your world view.
    介文汲揭露”美國霸權”黑幕

    G7 become G3 人前牽手、背後陰我

    If I read you correctly …
    China man wanted to get out but you wanted to get in to become China man..

    Good luck and be warned….war with Anglo Saxons is near.

    Anglo Saxons Nuclear Club. 盎格鲁撒克逊族核武集团
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsJgBINvq2g

    PAP supporters please print/distribute/share my post.
    In Dollar$ We Tru$t. Prai$e the Dollar$. Glory be with the Dollar$

    GE2024.PAP.Guarantee.Win.Again
    Majullah $PAP$ $PAP$ Huat$ Huat$ Huat$
    Singaporeans must be Cheaperer, Betterer, Fasterer

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  • Fire:

    未来的为来会更。。。。。好 !

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  • Singaporeans R Free Riders:

    Fire:
    未来的为来会更。。。。。好 !

    You really think China will be better ?
    你确定中国未来会更好?

    中国年轻人:拒绝“加油干”,只想“躺平”了
    https://www.dw.com/zh/%E4%B8%AD%E5%9B%BD%E5%B9%B4%E8%BD%BB%E4%BA%BA%E6%8B%92%E7%BB%9D%E5%8A%A0%E6%B2%B9%E5%B9%B2%E5%8F%AA%E6%83%B3%E8%BA%BA%E5%B9%B3%E4%BA%86/a-57791341

    PAP supporters please print/distribute/share my post.
    In Dollar$ We Tru$t. Prai$e the Dollar$. Glory be with the Dollar$

    GE2024.PAP.Guarantee.Win.Again
    Majullah $PAP$ $PAP$ Huat$ Huat$ Huat$
    Singaporeans must be Cheaperer, Betterer, Fasterer

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  • PAP mandate strong:

    Some negotiations unknown behind the scenes muz have been reached. Meng’s released and return happen just before China’s national day 1st Oct. Isnt that a coincidence?

    Somemore need to charter flight and fly her back reroute say it all. Got any report mention she need to quarantine 14 days boh ?

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  • Fire:

    你在做什么 。

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  • American Trap:

    Thank you for elevating TRE talkers to intellectual clouds.

    A French high level executive, ex-US prisoner, kidnapped victim, exposed how US destroys big corporations in Europe.

    https://www.amazon.com/American-Trap-Americas-economic-against-ebook/dp/B07TF5HQKC/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=american+trap&qid=1632761791&s=books&sr=1-1

    Their SOP against Huawei failed.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ck7PRp2Ci70

    OMG:
    OMG!

    Such is the level of capability of Sinkiland intellectuals!

    Fortunately, 61% of the people are not with them or Sinkiland would sink to the 18th level of hell with no chances of getting out of the netherworld!

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  • Singaporeans R Free Riders:

    PAP mandate strong:
    Some negotiations unknown behind the scenes muz have been reached. Meng’s released …..

    This is the reality of politics…
    During the G7 meeting, Americunts, Britcunts Oxcunts secretly met together to steal the submarine contract from France.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-TBHVnBAAg

    On the surface is G7 meeting but behind others back, 3 of them plotted against the France.

    PAP mandate strong:
    Somemore need to charter flight and fly her back reroute say it all. Got any report mention she need to quarantine 14 days boh ?

    Meng is elite of the highest order in Commie land.
    The Commie, like religion leader such as Pastor Kong/Ven. MingYi, had brainwashed everyone to accept Meng’s elite status and revered her.

    No media is allowed to questioned the Commie.

    Singaporeans are so fortunate that they have freedom to visit social media like TRE to question our great PAP government.

    PAP supporters please print/distribute/share my post.
    In Dollar$ We Tru$t. Prai$e the Dollar$. Glory be with the Dollar$

    GE2024.PAP.Guarantee.Win.Again
    Majullah $PAP$ $PAP$ Huat$ Huat$ Huat$
    Singaporeans must be Cheaperer, Betterer, Fasterer

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