Ladies and Gentlemen,
Singapore's online edition of the state controlled newspaper of Sept 30, 2009 has this story, "Spinning tales to teach values".
This state controlled paper's book publishing section has published for sale to children of 7 years and above the book "Eureka" which is being sold at a government subsidized rate of $10.00 per book.
The book is intended to inspire in children in Singapore, according to the newspaper article, qualities such as resilience, determination and optimism. To achieve that objective it contains stories of great innovators such as aircraft inventors Wright Brothers, Ferdinand Magellan, the explorer, chemist physicist Marie Curie and so on.
But understandably, if you knew Singapore, world famous men such as Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Burma's Political Dissident Aung San Suu Kwi are glaringly left out. Although intended for Singapore children, not a single Singapore leader is mentioned, such as Singapore's Lim Chin Siong who spent decades in jail fighting for Singaporeans human rights, similarly for Chia Thye Poh who spent even longer time than Nelson Mandela in prison, JB Jeyaretnam who was repeatedly bankrupted by Lee Kuan Yew and today, Dr. Chee Soon Juan who has sacrificed everything for the rights of Singaporeans.
Surely if you want to instill the qualities of resilience, determination and optimism, should not the Singapore establishment have started with Singapore's home grown heroes like those mentioned above who have fought Lee Kuan Yew's tryanny against all odds before anyone else?
Surely you know the reason why there is no mention of any of these Singapore's heroes. Lee Kuan Yew does not want the children of Singapore to have the qualities of resilience, determination and optimism that JB Jeyaretnam or Chia Thye Poh had, for it may nurture rebellion and opposition to his dictatorship. Best that they forget men such as Chia Thye Poh and think only of inventors such as the Wright Brothers, since the Wright Brothers can do no harm to Lee Kuan Yew's dictatorship.
What a coward Lee Kuan Yew is to resort to brainwashing young children. The result of this exercise is of course this. Parents who can see what I see, will sooner than not, transport themselves and their children to Western countries to avoid the brainwashing. Those who do not see this, or are unable to emigrate for one reason or another will subject their children to this; resulting in the less capable populating the island and the bright and capable ones having gone elsewhere in the world.
It only goes to exacerbate the burning problem of the brain drain from the island and with Singapore lacking talent. The 86 year old Singapore tyrant and octogenarian Lee Kuan Yew who is kept alive on drugs and modern medical devises loses every way.
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