Lee Kuan Yew told us that we couldn’t have a free press in a multi-racial/ethnic/religious society.
When implemented in Singapore, this strategy was astonishingly effective. Nevertheless, the State Department occasionally criticizes Singapore for their stance on press freedom.
Perhaps there just aren’t enough racial or ethnic riots in Singapore anymore for the State Department’s liking.
Every time I read something on the Zimmerman trial, I hear Lee laughing in the background. Maybe that’s just because I’m going crazy – or maybe the case is perfectly proving Lee right.
Fascinating stories go almost completely uncovered while others are manufactured for no discernible reason other than to incite racial violence.
It seems there are three possibilities at this point: 1) Zimmerman is convicted of a crime he pretty clearly didn’t commit (a realization not limited to conservative sources); 2) Zimmerman is acquitted and there’s a race riot or two; and 3) Zimmerman is acquitted and there’s no race riots.
Perhaps we’ve passed the multicultural point where a “free” press is beneficial (maybe juries trials too – another Singapore did away with for reasons of diversity). From now these institutions can’t help but be destructive. So begins the end of traditional institutions that were designed for societies too different from our own.