Much opposition politics in Singapore is driven by strong dislike of the People’s Action Party’s style. This needs to be distinguished from dissent – which is a disagreement with the government’s policies. One can dissent without disliking; on the other hand, one can dislike the PAP without articulating differences of opinion policies-wise. Failure to distinguish between the two explains many features of our political landscape and electoral results. Full essay.
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