SDP Podcast?

Ack, I saw the post about SDP launching RadioSDP. I was half laughing, half cringing. Somehow, when I think of the word democrat, I think of the dominant Democratic party here in the US, and their competitors, the Republicans. The image I get, is totally different from that which SDP potrays. Think Bill Clinton, John Kennedy, Frankelin Roosevelt. There. Democrats.

Think democrats in Singapore: Chee Soo Juan. *scratch head* Calling themselves the Singapore Democratic Party somehow doesn’t seem very fitting. But of course, this is just a personal opinion. I still don’t know why I feel so biasely against the SDP. *innocent look* Maybe e pur si muove’s entry might shed some light.

Nevertheless, the SDP would like to encourage Singaporeans to use Internet podcasting to breach the control of the media by the PAP Government. – (via sdp website)

I really wish for once, that SDP will just concentrate in running a good campaign, and having interesting solutions, and stop attacking PAP. You don’t have to attack PAP to run a good campaign. Neither will attacking PAP make your agenda good. It’s useless statements like that that really puts me off.

Meanwhile, I’ll just sit here and twiddle my thumbs, and wait. Cause I know there are a lot of people out there who have comments to make about this. 😉

Somehow, it feels like political party names are beginning to lose their meanings. Just as SDP doesn’t seem very democratic, likewise I don’t think the People’s Action Party (PAP) is really working in the interest of its people anymore. The country is being run like a business now, and the ceo and the board of directors are not interested in listening to the concerns and suggestions of it’s employees. They figure, if these employees are unhappy, ‘just quit lar’. There are many others who are eager to join the company. What’s important is that the money keeps rolling in.

Related Chatter:

Elections, RadioSDP and SingPass by e pur si muove (Aug 04, 2005)
Look! We so clever political party because we now got podcast! by mrbrown: L’infantile terrible of Singapore (Aug 05, 2005)
Singapore’s first political comedy podcast review by Han at Wannabe Lawyer (Aug 05, 2005)
Dr Chee takes his message on to the Internet by Derrick Paulo at TODAY Online. (Aug 05, 2005)
Possibly the first Singaporean Political Podcast by Merv at Atypical Singaporean (Aug 05, 2005)
RadioSDP – A pleasant surprise by Jacob at Omeka Na Huria (Aug 05, 2005)
Radio SDP, and response from bloggers by Shin (Aug 15, 2005)
Politically Savvy Podcast by Trevor at Thus I have Heard (Aug 25, 2005)

6 Responses to “SDP Podcast?”

  1. Wannabe Lawyer Says:

    Democracy is not a populist whore

    But unfortunately, the SDP is. With ‘champions’ like these, democracy needs no enemies.
    The ‘podcast’ starts off with a rant against the PAP, using the same old accusations and assertions that attempts to stir up anger and hat…

  2. ada apa dengan shinshin :: Radio SDP, and response from bloggers :: August :: 2005 Says:

    […] Radio SDP has received mixed but encouraging response from the blogging world. There are those who criticized it for still knowing nothing except attacking PAP, for example, Justina : I really wish for once, that SDP will just concentrate in running a good campaign, and having interesting solutions, and stop attacking PAP. You don’t have to attack PAP to run a good campaign. Neither will attacking PAP make your agenda good. It’s useless statements like that that really puts me off. […]

  3. Pak Kadok Says:

    The biggest farce of the week must be the recently “concluded” Presidential “election” in Spore.

    Shouldn’t the candidate be decided by Sporeans themselves, instead of the candidates be vetted by a body formed by the ruling PAP?

    That being the case, there will never be a candidate who will ever qualify to contest in any Presidential election ever against any PAP nominated candidate.

    Might as well scrap this 6-yearly crap…

    Singapore MUST be the only country in the world whereby the election will be decided by a body formed by the ruling party and NOT by its matured First World citizens.

    Aren’t Sporeans mature enough to differentiate a sheep from a goat?!

  4. Wannabe Lawyer Says:

    DINAPW – Replies, rebuttals and refinements

    Given the many comments I’ve received, I thought it best that I put replies, rebuttals and refinements into a new post.
    sieteocho:
    Market wage = fair wage
    If you read the previous post carefully, you will realise that never once did I say tha…

  5. Thus I have heard.. Says:

    Politically Savvy Podcasts

    Seems like I’m a late comer to the game.. I found a couple of other blogs commenting on RadioSDP’s inaugural podcast earlier in the month. Though everyone’s approach is unique.. there seems to be a consensus on its effectiveness.

  6. Ada apa dengan ShinShin ? :: Radio SDP, and response from bloggers :: August :: 2005 Says:

    […] Radio SDP has received mixed but encouraging response from the blogging world. There are those who criticized it for still knowing nothing except attacking PAP, for example, Justina : I really wish for once, that SDP will just concentrate in running a good campaign, and having interesting solutions, and stop attacking PAP. You don’t have to attack PAP to run a good campaign. Neither will attacking PAP make your agenda good. It’s useless statements like that that really puts me off. […]