Friday, May 19, 2006

Stratification



It's acknowledged tt SG perpetuates elitism, particularly through our education system - a well-honed (& versatile?) factory tt serves to efficiently churn out the workers the country needs.

Well, am no political nor social critic, but it is a sobering fact to observe. Of course, in the name of egalitarianism, one feels for the unprivileged masses, yet in the name of economic progress, it seems like a necessary evil (that is, "evil" in a loose sense).

As always, food for thought...

Read Singabloodypore: Elitism in stratified education & 17yo Gayle's take: Elistism: Who, Us?.

Recently there was some coverage on China's 10yr Cultural Revolution and it struck me how ideologies can take Man to the extreme... "Those who fail to learn from history, are doomed to repeat it." - Winston Churchill

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