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Leaving the Leviathan

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Leaving the Leviathan     Resolve to serve no more, and you are at once freed. I do not ask that you place hands upon the tyrant to topple him over, but simply that you support him no longer; then you will behold him, like a great Colossus whose pedestal has been pulled away, fall of his own weight and break in pieces.   The above words were written nearly 500 years ago by Étienne de La Boétie in The Politics of Obedience: The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude.   Sadly, every person is held captive by some form of government

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Rubanisation – Rethinking of how we live, work, learn, play and farm

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Mu Aye Pu will be designed by visionary architect Kheng Soon Tay based on his innovative rubanization concept. Rubanisation is a re-conceptualization of human settlements in which the city and the countryside are considered as one space, not two as it is now – city and countryside are regarded as separate realms. Rubanisation stems from the belief that the continued consideration of the rural and the urban as two distinct realms is unsustainable in terms of social justice, cultural justice and environmental justice. This mode of thinking calls for a new spatial geometry of integrated development that offers real viable

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