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  • A day to look back at how far Singapore has progressed.

    3 7.50%
  • A day to think about what it means to be Singaporean.

    5 12.50%
  • A day to join Singaporeans in National Day activities.

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Thread: Singapore will celebrate its 41st year of independence on Aug 9. What does National D

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    Singapore will celebrate its 41st year of independence on Aug 9. What does National Day mean to you?

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    ya ! very happy now!
    Can talk to ah beng!

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    national day is a important as any holiday. no need to work.

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    Used to hold this day in extremely high ideals.

    Last time on NDP when I was younger, would bury myself in history books of Singapore.

    But strangely, as I grow older, this sense of fanaticism I used to had died off bit by bit.
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    who cares.........

    anyway, shd not mix ruling party with country together, alot of ppl i talk to tends to blend both as one.
    Eat breath LIVERPOOL!!!

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    Still waiting for my birthday to be a national holiday...


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    Quote Originally Posted by jsbn
    Used to hold this day in extremely high ideals.

    Last time on NDP when I was younger, would bury myself in history books of Singapore.

    But strangely, as I grow older, this sense of fanaticism I used to had died off bit by bit.
    its too peaceful for anybody to feel any patriotism for the country... or should we say, we have lost the touch, or link to patriotism...

    this shows the gap between the higher & lower level are widening...
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    As I read more, I wonder....

    Of government, politics, the nation and patriotism.... Is it really possible to discuss these 4 issues seperately? Or are these 4, whilst seperated, inevitably linked and intertwined where its merely a game of balancing the scales played by politicians in power?

    The last 2 World Wars isn't just a war of ideals or dispensing justice, but also a political game of war played to the cost of millions of lives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsbn
    As I read more, I wonder....

    Of government, politics, the nation and patriotism.... Is it really possible to discuss these 4 issues seperately? Or are these 4, whilst seperated, inevitably linked and intertwined where its merely a game of balancing the scales played by politicians in power?

    The last 2 World Wars isn't just a war of ideals or dispensing justice, but also a political game of war played to the cost of millions of lives.
    Eh Remember the 5th of November...
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    US Presential Election?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt
    Eh Remember the 5th of November...
    You mean this??
    "Remember, remember,
    the 5th of November,
    gunpowder treason and plot.

    I know of no reason
    why the gunpowder treason
    should ever be forgot."


    And then further on.... guess who said this....

    "Good evening, London.

    Allow me first to apologize for this interruption. I do, like many of you, appreciate the comforts of every day routine- the security, the familiar, the tranquility, repetition. I enjoy them as much as any bloke. But in the spirit of commemoration, thereby those important events of the past usually associated with someone's death or the end of some awful bloody struggle, a celebration of a nice holiday, I thought we could mark this November the 5th, a day that is sadly no longer remembered, by taking some time out of our daily lives to sit down and have a little chat.

    There are of course those who do not want us to speak. I suspect even now, orders are being shouted into telephones, and men with guns will soon be on their way. Why? Because while the truncheon may be used in lieu of conversation, words will always retain their power. Words offer the means to meaning, and for those who will listen, the annunciation of truth. And the truth is, there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn't there?

    Cruelty and injustice, intolerance, and depression. And where once you had the freedom to object, think, and speak as you saw fit, you now have censors and systems of surveillence coercing your conformity and soliciting your submission. How did this happen? Who's to blame?

    Well certainly there are those more responsible than others, and they will be held accountable, but again truth be told, if you're looking for the guilty, you need only look into a mirror. I know why you did it. I know you were afraid. Who wouldn't be? War, terror, disease. There were a myraid of problems which conspired to corrupt your reason and rob you of your common sense. Fear got the best of you, and in your panic you turned to the now high chancellor, Adam Sutler.

    He promised you order, he promised you peace, and all he demanded in return was your silent, obedient consent. Last night I sought to end that silence. Last night I destroyed the Old Bailey, to remind this country of what it has forgotten. More than four hundred years ago a great citizen wished to embed the fifth of November forever in our memory. His hope was to remind the world that fairness, justice, and freedom are more than words, they are perspectives.

    So if you've seen nothing, if the crimes of this government remain unknown to you then I would suggest you allow the fifth of November to pass unmarked. But if you see what I see, if you feel as I feel, and if you would seek as I seek, then I ask you to stand beside me one year from tonight, outside the gates of Parliament, and together we shall give them a fifth of November that shall never, ever be forgot."

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    Lol..Hugo Weaving loh jk... anyways, for those who've seen the movie I recommend u to get the graphic novel as well..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patryk
    Lol..Hugo Weaving loh jk... anyways, for those who've seen the movie I recommend u to get the graphic novel as well..
    its V...

    ironic it may be... but the every other GUY u called, refer to the man responsible for the 5th of November...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt
    its V...

    ironic it may be... but the every other GUY u called, refer to the man responsible for the 5th of November...
    Yeah... that Guy Fawkes is the reason we got the word "guy" in the dictionary. He was definitely not V but a religious terrorist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt
    its V...

    ironic it may be... but the every other GUY u called, refer to the man responsible for the 5th of November...
    Heh, just curious...why did u quote my post?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patryk
    Heh, just curious...why did u quote my post?
    U say Hugo, but its V...
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    Lol..but got 'jk' there mah...maybe didn't catch

    heh..but he was still the voice for V, so technically he was the one who said it, but who am i bullcrapping here..lol
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    i had not been to NDP for many years, and N day became just a holiday for me...until this year. being at the stadium among the enthusiastic crowd, the atmosphere does get to me. its a really great feeling. if you have been around in the 70's and earlier, it does remind you of how far we have come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madmacs
    i had not been to NDP for many years, and N day became just a holiday for me...until this year. being at the stadium among the enthusiastic crowd, the atmosphere does get to me. its a really great feeling. if you have been around in the 70's and earlier, it does remind you of how far we have come.
    U sound old... so how do you feel the day after national day?...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt
    U sound old... so how do you feel the day after national day?...
    He will feel like DOM again..

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