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donald have you lost your mind?

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when i was in college, i remembered this talent search concert.there was overly enthusiastic girl who went on stage in the most ridiculous outfit and danced to this really tacky song  by gina g called – just a little bit ( this was the late 1990s era, the black hole era of pop culture)

i was flabbergasted and i was so embarrassed, i had to walked out of the auditorium because my ears were burning. i couldn’t understand why anyone could do that.

it’s been more than 10 years and today i saw something that made me cringed so bad – i am officially traumatized – please see the video below

this is donald tsang’s way to wishing hong kong a merry christmas. whoever is advising donald tsang on his social media campaign is definitely sabotaging him.  the poor chief executive of hong kong has lost his mind. what is he doing?has he got no judgement of what is appropriate and not?

he is the head of government in hong kong. at the end of the day, have we all forgotten that- we don’t need to like politicians, they just have to prove to us that they are doing something for us. if only politicians spend less time trying to generate popularity and more time on more constructive stuff, i promise you this would be a better world.


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December 20, 2010 at 3:56 pm

popularity and democracy

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i read a funny news the other day about the chief executive of hk – donald tsang taking a 300 meters walk to work on free car day. coincidentally a few weeks ago, people have been criticizing mr. tsang’s official vehicle for being too environmentally unfriendly.

if we zoom out of this incident and take a look at what the other politicians are doing – you would be amazed with something. they all have a barometer measuring their popularity. president obama’s current barometer is at an all-time low. guess guys like the black eyed peas won’t be singing songs about this black brother anytime soon.

if i had a barometer  measuring my popularity- it’s always low.

think about all the popular people in school you used to know. have you done a facebook search on them? do you know where they are? the fact of the matter is that people who are popular have only one reason to be popular – they do exactly what you expect them to do.

and i don’t think the world needs that now.

i don’t want popular politicians. i want to be governed by people who know that the right decisions are always the hardest to make and are not afraid to stand by them.

take a look at us right now – the human race is getting weaker because we don’t want to do things the hard way. we want fast relief, fast results..

i sometimes think about galileo and how he defended his view that the earth revolves around the sun. it would have been far easier to say to the church – sorry guys i was wrong, you’re always right. but instead he defended his view – right down to the hour of his death.

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September 25, 2010 at 9:35 am

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