"This is the generation of the great LEVIATHAN, or rather, to speak more reverently of that mortal god, to which we own under the immortal God, our peace and defense." -Thomas Hobbes: Leviathan
The case of Amy Cheong calls the bluff of most academic postmodern discourse. No sooner did the incident occur then do the enlightened high brow people pontificate about Singapore’s racist policies and other forms of implicit racism in society. But lo now it is revealed that she is actually an Australian citizen with Singapore PR.
Oh dear, should they now join in with the xenophobes fuming against foreigners who can’t integrate into local culture and continue to maintain the cause of marginalized Malays? Or should they now turn their backs on the Malays and defend the FTs?
This is what happens when you maintain an “oppressor”-“oppressed” narrative, what happens when two “oppressed” groups oppress each other?
Then again, empirical facts have a habit of resisting grand narratives.