One thing never changes: the mob will always be with us.
More than 2000 years ago, in Jerusalem, according to the four gospels, the nuts among the citizens of the city shouted “Crucify Jesus”after only praising him the week before.
The High Court’s reduction of the the sentences of all six former City Harvest Church (CHC) leaders, got the cybernuts shouting “Crucify the Judges and the PAP”.
The Great S’pore Sale came early this yr for some people
The 3-judge panel changed the sentences
- Kong Hee: From 8 years to 3 years and 6 months.
- Tan Ye Peng: From 5½ years’ to 3 years and 2 months.
- Chew Eng Han: From 6 years to 3 years and 4 months.
- Serina Wee Gek Yin : From 5 years to 2½ years.
- John Lam Leng Hung: From 3 years to 1½ years.
- Sharon Tan Shao Yuen: From 21 months to 7 months
According to the nuts in TreLand Kong Hee’s lawyer Edwin Tong (a PAP member and MP) had real clout to influence the judges; or that the judges were paid off with Kong Hee’s millions. Whatever, the PAP was to blame, somehow.
TOC (to its discredit) did a round-up of netizens’ views that were only slighly less anti-PAP and anti the judiciary
Even constructive, nation-building ST allowed ST readers to join in the fun:
(Martyn See’s FB image of ST FB’s postings by readers)
Even Jack Sim (aka the Toilet Man: a really decent, hair-minded guy) made remarks on Facebook that can fall within the contempt of court rules that parly recently approved (no I’m not going to quote him but in spirit they are close to the ST comments).
Incidentally the minister for pets and the police should be KPKBing at the so-called, constructive nation-building ST for publishing the comments. He’s got to be fair: after all he has aiming his Colt Magnum and Alsatians at Terry’s Online Channel for pointing out bad policing decisions.
Now there are good reasons to be concerned with the High Court decision that overturned a precedent that stood for 40 years. I go into that in a seperate post
But by making personal attacks on them and the PAP MP lawyer representing Kong, and the PAP and the judiciary generally the cybernuts are behaving like the Jews who wanted to crucify Jesus.
But I doubt the cybernuts would have the balls to say,
His blood be on us, and on our children.
They too are sheep, a term they use to describe the 70%ers.
Cynical Investor blogs at Thoughts of a Cynical Investor.