Jack Neo was done in by George Yeo?

March 13, 2010

The question stands: did Jack Neo use and abuse his de facto high priest position in the local arts scene to coerce women into satisfying his perverse tryst? What was the extent of his manipulation and premeditation? Most importantly is this just the tip of the iceberg or are there any more sex victims out there?

Judging from the shambolic manner in which Jack Neo & Co botched up the recent press conference – we shall never ever know. I dare say not only did he fail to address these concerns which are immeasurably more important than his infidelity – but it even raises more questions than answers concerning his transgressions. In fact, none of us are even sure whether we have seen the last of the skeletons jumping out from the Jack Neo’s closet.

Against this backdrop of uncertainties – that could be one reason why the internet locomotive decided to run over George Yeo’s call for restraint like a bird strike – and wonder no more why so many netizens believe (real or imagined) George Yeo’s plea was simply motivated by the need to preserve the crumbly image of government along with preventing further chipping away at the foundations of the status quo ante – after all didn’t the govt of the day back Jack Neo to the hilt bestowing on him  accolades, adulation and even holding him out as one of their own cut from the same cloth?  And against the backdrop of tangled sheets revelations, doesn’t this incident threaten the squeaky clean image of the system along with imperiling the hegemony? God forbid, what would happen if ordinary people asked – what else are they hiding from us?

The internet’s reaction to Jack Neo saga may appear feral, brutish and even mobbish to the inexperience eye – but I do not believe it is entirely without justification; for one the internet is hardly a “rational domain,” in the conventional sense; in the parallel universe of blogosphere where every netizen knows only too well that familiar sensation of estrangement. By the vien there will always be two motherlands; the first is the “reality” offered by the apparatus of mass assimilation in the guise of the Strait Times along with everything that makes up the system (somewhere in this genre there is Temasek Review – soon I suspect to be renamed the online ST). The other is the furtive sense of cognitive dissonance and askance where every netizen simply knows things are never what they appear to be  (hence the need for reverse psycho in the form of TR)– here it could be said the conditions are perfect for conspiracy theories to take root and even fester – wonder no more why when George Yeo and others in government spoke openly in support of Jack Neo – they served only to exacerbate matters by heightening and sharpening that sense of cognitive dissonance –  had the government remained stoically sideline; it’s arguable whether this great diffusion of energy would not have just blown out to sea and dissipated itself quite happily – but as it is not only does George Yeo’s call for closure smack of attempting to bracket further discussions in the internet. But it also fueled the transformation of illusion into reality, thereby amplifying the cognitive dissonance to the uppereaches of a mushroom cloud – thus reinforcing the narrative of failure (real or imagined) that has characterised the image of everything to do with the government of the day. In the parallel universe of the Internet; the story goes something like this: while government continues to plod along in the quagmire of its own follies only to exclaim in a hollow tone “let’s move on,” without accepting responsibility for the harm done.

After all doesn’t this account (no matter how preposterous it is) square off nicely with the facts? Isn’t Jack Neo the de facto poster boy of the PAP; their bucket brigade that allows the system to consolidate its hold on power in the heartlands; who after all in their right mind would even pay good money to watch any of his films laced with toe curling preachy messages? Seen against this backdrop ministerial intervention can never be interpret as simply lending support to a friend in a time of dire need; through the Alice in Wonderland glasses of the internet; the act has to be nothing short of an attempt to establish a fait accompli – for one it conveys the power of officialdom – “Look here, I have powerful friends in high places! So be careful what you say!” – naturally, the reaction of the internet to this oblique threat or show of power is characteristically, “So what? Fuck you and go and fuck your powerful friends as well! Coming to think of it, why don’t you go and fuck your mother?” To paraphrase in the parlance of the internet, George Yeo’s  kaypohness is widely perceived not only as an attempt at damage control but it also demonstrates how crumbly the system is and how it needs to be defended and propped up at every cost and opportunity; even if it means dematerializing this entire incident and pretending as if what transpired isn’t really so serious.

Two lessons are telling about this Jack Neo’s saga. Firstly, conventional wisdom doesn’t apply in blogoland, even the best calculations no matter how well intended can go awry; and, secondly, sometimes it may be better to let the chips fall where they may. Doing otherwise may just end up reinforcing failure that even makes the charge of the light brigade look like a sensible military enterprise….and if you’re counting on the internet to forgive & forget this Jack Neo’s snafu – pls reconsider – fyi, the internet has a memory like an elephant – all you can really do is hedge your bets and cut your losses. Sorry, that’s as good as it gets.

Darkness 2010

“Every society requires a mythmaking machine – you could even say it is a strategic precondition if the imperative is to successfully stake a claim on the high ground of public consciousness.

The British have Coronation Street colloquially known as The Street. Somewhere in between two lampost in Weatherfield; a story is crafted that cuts in half a pain of a nation and yet pumps out enough sugary hope– even the Indians in the provinces would be lost without their travelling circus troupe complete with gravity defying acrobats, snake charmers, dancing girls and magicians – the only people who don’t seem to need one are the Americans, but that’s only because their Presidents can always be counted to make them laugh like comedians –as for Russians they prefer the perpetual spinning world offered by cheap Stolichnaya that makes the unbearable bearable –  so it is the same with heartlander Buangkok Ah Beng and Sengkang Sally – if the imperative is to win the hearts & minds,  perpetuate  hegemony and maintain the status quo ante; then that country that lies somewhere between your ears has to be a sort of 38th parallel – seen against this harsh light of reality – the myth making machine is a wonder weapon – as not only can it rule our consciousness via the arts, fantasy, sublimation by the power of ceaseless repetition; but like fables and folklore they even have the capacity to reinvent the truth by repackaging them – along with making sense of the incomprehensible – the government, citizenry, morality, aesthetics while keeping our crumbly sense of reality intact.

There is just one problem here; every mythmaking machine suffers from a failing common to all that ‘s predicated on the power of fantasy – for the magic spell to work and continue to enthrall the audience; no one is allowed to go backstage – appearances need to kept up at every cost, remember this is strategic. You need to keep this at the back of your mind – right or wrong doesn’t feature in the calculation, morality is even less of an issue – as once someone breaks through the security cordon and slips backstage and inspect the workings of the mythmaking machine; he will discover it is nothing more than a crude and primitive machine designed to clothe a savage and irrational thing in the garb of civilization –  dressing the great lie in the coattails of endurance and the top hat of constancy – where if good wins over evil; it must always come at a high price and nothing ever comes for free – now you understand why no one must be allowed to see through the inner workings of the myth making machine – no one must be allowed to decipher its code – no one must be allowed to make sense of its meta-language – as once this mental leap is made, then the spell is broken.

Now do you understand why in the bigger scheme of things – Jack Neo is so important – to see this in it’s proper scale and perspective, you will need to use what our elders call the phantom mirror or resort to the weirding ways. There is no word to describe this in the English language.

Can you imagine where would they all be if they didn’t have the monkey that winds up this black box?”

Darkness 2010.

This excerpt has been captured by an auto-bot crawler in a secured thread in Phi Beta Kappa – built and operated by the FILB courtesy of the guilds and the confederation in Primus Aldentes Prime – sponsored by the Interspacing Mercantile Guild – The Brotherhood Press 2010

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N.B MESSAGE BY MISSY DOTTY:  DO BOOKMARK THIS SITE, IF SOME OF YOU CLAIM, YOU ARE MISSING OUT, BOOKMARK IT, THAT WAY WHEN WE DECIDE TO TAKE OFF SOMEWHERE ELSE, AT LEAST YOU CAN FOLLOW US ON THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD TO CONT READING SOME OF OUR STUFF . BOOKMARK, IT AS WHEN THEY TAKE OFF, AS THEY DO, AT LEAST, YOU WILL HAVE A LINK, DO IT NOW!– ANOTHER GOOD REASON TO BOOKMARK THIS SITE IS THIS HAS HAPPENED  RECENTLY – http://singaporedaily.net/2010/01/11/daily-sg-11-jan-2010/#comment-7611 , THE BP HAS BARRED ALL FUTURE ESSAYS TO BE POSTED BY THE SINGAPORE DAILY. I DID ASK BABY DARKNESS ABOUT THIS AND THIS IS WHAT HE HAD TO SAY, ” There are two ways to read, one is you let someone spoon feed you like a baby. The second is you choose what and how you want to eat.  Remember, if your body is a temple. Your mind has to be the altar piece; it’s the linchpin that makes possible the grand idea of La Convivencia with you and your community, spirit, mind and perhaps 7 million other things- without this one thing, the power to choose, you are simply a cactus on a window sill! 

So understand this little rich girl, there is reading and there is reading, there is a world of difference, if you dont even bother to argue with the belief, you are what you eat. Then you would have absolutely no problem understanding – why, you are most definitely without a shadow of doubt what you read and dont read.

You can certainly categorize what I write, but you have no right to judge ……that was what Singaporedaily did – a broad line has to be drawn, otherwise, dont be surprise, if someone decides its card blanche to give you and me the mushroom treatment, “feed you shit and keep you in the dark.” So this has nothing to do with Anime 3 and her rubberband brigade. I value her readership and support, but this is a bigger sphere we are dealing with here – so this is where I will draw the line…it will hurt…like that other fake site, Temasek review that kept faking doss attacks; but how could they let the real wolf out without first planting the idea in peoples mind, “if it can happen to me, it will also happen to you,” Think about it – they cried wolf – we helped, but this time, I am not going to stick my neck out for no one…its everyman for himself….I dont even care, if the whole house catches fire…call it tough love, but if you aren’t a hard man, then you shouldn’t be in the ring and that’s the only way to deal with people who cry wolf, its all here, the explanation

http://singaporedaily.net/2010/01/12/daily-sg-12-jan-2010/#comment-7618 – dont worry dotty, the readers will eventually pick up the scent…they always do, you just wait and see, dont ever sweat the small stuff, life is too short – Darkness 2010……”Missy Dotty

 

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