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"When you have a family, you start to realize what really matters. Having a safe and secure environment for your children to grow up in... That really is a precious thing. That was why the PAP managed to win every seat in every election for 16 years! From 1965 to 1981!"
"Well, yes, I voted for them too. But I don't think that it invalidates the work Charlie and I did together. It was simply a matter of recognising the best men for the job. You can always talk about how they could have done this or that better, or less harshly, perhaps... But you also have to see things from a practical point of view."
Bertrand Wong on living under the PAP, The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye

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"WHY ARE THERE SO MANY COPS IN A RAILYARD!? This has gotta be a fascist state. How's that go, Mussolini made the trains run on time? [...] Yeah, I guess the trains would run on time if there was twenty fucking cops waiting to blow your head off!"

Batman: You grabbed power!
Lord Batman: And with that power, we've made a world where no eight-year-old boy will ever lose his parents, because of some punk with a gun!
**Dramatic Pause**
Batman: ... You win.
Justice League — "A Better World (Part 2)"

And so Night Haunter became the first monarch of Nostramo Quintus, absorbing accumulated knowledge with diligence almost akin to greed. Night Haunter ruled with temperance and reason unheard of until word came to him that some injustice had been done, whereupon he would hunt the offender through the empty streets until exhaustion forced his quarry to collapse. He would then proceed to mutilate his prey, although not beyond recognition. This unpredictable pattern of benevolent wisdom and hideous vengeance ushered the shocked populace into new realms of efficiency and honesty. Exports of adamantium to their neighbouring worlds tripled. The society existed in a terrible harmony of shared wealth and shared fear. None dared have more than his neighbour and under the shadow of Night Haunter's rule, the city grew well-lit and prosperous. And as Nostramo Quintus led, the rest of the planet followed, anxious to keep the Night Haunter from their doors.
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