Fam Wencong, Kenneth

My Diary

Am I Left Or Right Wing

Published: Saturday, January 18, 2020

In my younger days, I never took much into the politics of Singapore. In this coming election, as a voting citizen, I decided to put more effort into learning about the politics of my country. The ruling party of Singapore is the People’s Action Party with 83 of the 89 constituency elected seats.

I wanted to have my own political stance, instead of following the crowd and just voting for the winning party like soccer.

Thinking about which party I should support, my inclination seems to be pivoting to the ideological groupings across the spectrum. According to Wikipedia, generally, the left-wing is characterized by an emphasis on “ideas such as freedom, equality, fraternity, rights, progress, reform and internationalism” while the right-wing is characterized by an emphasis on “notions such as authority, hierarchy, order, duty, tradition, reaction and nationalism”.

Thinking about my experiences throughout my life, I have decided to be a left-wing supporter advocating freedom and equality. This is partly because I am unemployed now and I disklike authority. Don’t’ get me wrong, I do think right-wing politics has its place but times and needs changes. For now, center left-wing it is.