Three guys were recently charged in court for causing a ruckus at Thaipusam. I mean, assuming you’re Chinese and I mentioned three Indian guys you would then shrug and say, “That’s so typical of them. We will behave ourselves, especially after receiving warning from the Police. Not like them.”
Referring to them, I suppose, is called Chinese privilege. Like it or hate it, we are still the majority over here, and we think we can get away with absolutely anything. There was Amy Cheong, and iamclarena because the Internet remembers. Don’t they deserve to be charged in court for creating a ruckus as well? Then again, we shouldn’t be because only Xiaxue can enact the Protection Order against any online muckraker. Also, because playing with the queen of hearts isn’t really smart because the courts is not a fool who will do anything for you.
So, let’s just make Thaipusam a national holiday in Singapore. As workers, we get one more day-off (yay!) so we can hang out in the city, and bask in festivities that are not as overcommercialized as the River Hongbao. We’re a multicultural society, so let’s just get over the whole racism thingy, and have a ball with what other cultures (and subcultures) can offer.