Monday, August 3, 2009

Adding insult to injury. Asking Singapore people to say the national pledge "together"!

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Singapore's state controlled newspaper the Straits Times online edition of Aug 3, 2009 has the article " Saying the pledge together". With Singapore's National Day only a few days days away on August 09, 2009, the dictatorship's National Day organizers are asking the people to not only recite the pledge but say it "together". This is adding insult to injury, an insult to all Singapore people's intelligence.

By now you must be aware, that Singapore in blatant violation of it's Constitution which guarantees free speech expression assembly and all the other fundamental rights, instead it imprisons and bankrupts anyone who dares to speak the slightest criticism of Lee Kuan Yew or any of his family members or his government. There is no right of free speech, assembly or anything. The Constitution is shamelessly violated for all to see.

In spite of this, believe it or not, it demands that all school children everyday, morning and evening, recite the following pledge which in fact refers to the guarantees of free speech and democratic rights

"We, the citizens of Singapore
Pledge ourselves as one united people
Regardless of race, language or religion
To build a democratic society
Based on justice and equality
So as to achieve happiness, prosperity & progress for our nation"

The school children who find themselves in this distasteful position of having to say something which they know to be false, and their parents, should rightfully refuse to say the pledge when both they, their parents and this dictatorship are fully aware that Singapore's National Pledge is nothing but a shameless disgraceful lie.

Since the children as well as the parents have been consumed with fear of Lee Kuan Yew and what he will do to you if you criticize or complain, they go along with their lives in this charade and Punch and Judy show reciting the pledge on a daily basis, 2 times a day, knowing fully well they are lying through their teeth.

Not satisfied with the children having to go through this disgraceful make believe every day, the dictatorship's organizers through their state controlled press are now asking not only Singapore people in Singapore but throughout the world to say that lie (the Singapore National Pledge) precisely 8.22 pm Singapore time on August 9, 2009.

I can tell you there will be the usual sycophants, HDB cleaners, hawkers and taxi drivers who are looking to some advantage by wearing the dictatorships white uniform and singing praises engaged in this comic show of the Singapore National Pledge. Other than them, the usual crawlers, you won't have anyone else doing this stupidity either in Singapore or anywhere else in the world, I can promise you that.

This is another exercise in propaganda through the state controlled dictatorship's mouthpiece the Straits Times. They would say this once in their papers and nothing more will be heard of it anytime hence. And the National Day PAP organizers will be praised by the dictator for having done their duty for their country blah blah; and that will be the end of this nonsense, for the time being; until they think of some other nonsense to say tomorrow.

Would you be surprised to hear that thousands emigrate from Singapore every year?

Gopalan Nair
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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with you with regards to the bullcrap about 8.22 and saying the pledge together on that day. Just a thing though, I don't recall having to say the pledge in the evening, or did that practice start in the last 4 years without my knowing 0.o....

Anonymous said...

Goplan,
the pledge for ex-citizens of SINgapore.

"We, the migrants of Singapore
Pledge ourselves as one liberalised people
Regardless of race, language or religion
To live in a democratic society
Based on justice and equality
So as to achieve happiness, prosperity & progress for ourselves and future generation"

Gopalan Nair said...

What makes on's blood boil is the deliberate ruse played on innocent children reciting the pledge. I recall as a child and teenager reciting this nonsense everyday and truly believing it; only to realize many years later that it was a deliberate lie. Makes one's blood boil. Shameless fraudsters.

jamestan said...

With the Singapore Pledge, who needs a little Red Book. Certainly not a man who is idolised by generations of Singaporeans as a mini-god.

For a man in deep shit over his broken promises to the country, Lee is learning from the North Korea's Dear Leader. Kim has his Juche doctrine to lie to his people. Lee has his Pledge.

This dictatorship takes its outward characteristic at 8:22pm 9 Aug 09. From there, Lee will know how sbsolute his power is.

Aaron said...

It has been a long time since I've recited the pledge. The pledge is a mindtrap. Its bullshit. Pledging ideals that do not arise from free will. The pledge is a lie. Its bullshit, just like the little red dot I used to love with my heart and soul, not because of the anthem, pledge, food or weather, but the people close to me, of which have disappointed me as only a meagre few act as strong as they behave, strong enough to free themselves from this unfortunate & hallucinating entrapment we were born into.

Anonymous said...

THE SINGAPORE PLEDGE IS A REMINDER OF THE FAILURE OF THAT LEE BASTARD IN NATION-BUILDING.

HOW IRONIC. SINGAPOREANS HAVE TO RECITE THE PLEDGE. THIS IS BRAIN-WASHING AT ITS BEST! CONGRATS TO LEE BASTARD. MAY YOU LIVE A LONG LIVE - LONG ENOUGH FOR MORE SINGAPOREANS TO WAKE UP THEIR IDEA AND OUST YOU INTO THE SAME LEAGUE AS MAO AND HITLER.

HAPPY NATIONAL DAY. SINGAPOREANS. ANOTHER MILESTONE OF LIVING IN FEAR AND DEPRIVED OF REAL FREEDOM. MAY YOU ENJOY MORE SUFFERING UNTIL YOU GATHER ENOUGH GUTS TO FIGHT & GET BACK YOUR INDEPENDENCE.

Migrant said...

pay me to say it, i might consider. otherwise, over my dead body

Miss Suzaku said...

I totally agree with you. Forcing school kids to recite that meaningless thing. Strengthen bonds between students? What a load of bullshit. If that is really true, Singapore would not be so messed up.
Every single morning, I have to stand right in front of the flag, listening to the droning of the stupid pledge, it makes me sick, especially when the morons called teachers goes along with it.
I'm fifteen, and bless my classmates' souls, they're actually not as naive as I thought. Probably a good thing.
I swear, staying in this suffocating country is ruining me. I agree with a friend of mine, who had migrated to Canada earlier this year. I am really envious of him, because Canada is 'FREEDOM'.
Hopefully, I could migrate the moment I graduate from school and say byebye to Singapore and Lee Kuan Yew, that useless bastard of a so-called leader.

Unknown said...

I know you are not familiar with the Romance of the Three Kingdom in Chinese Novel, however, you can compare LKY with CAO CAO. First, both of them are smart enough not to give themselves the title Emperor or President, instead instated themselves as the Prime Minister which is really smart and cunning move on both CAO CAO and LKY part. With his aging, comes faltering Intelligence and he is just like DONG ZHUO who call himelf the Emperor's Father and in LKY case, Minister Mentor and just like CAO CAO and DONG ZHUO, he will crush anyone who oppose or defame him, can't you see the similarity between that and I believe he did learn about them and decide to use this similar tactic on the Indian and Malay populace whereby the majority of them are quite oblivious to this Han Chinese History.