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?
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