Monday, October 11, 2010

Waiting for the Singapore dictatorship to collapse.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Waiting for the Singapore dictatorship to collapse is like waiting for an old man to die, both literally and metaphorically.

In the case of Lee Kuan Yew, who is synonymous with the one party city state itself, he is 88 years old and will die any minute. Although he presently lingers on, one thing we know is that he will die very soon, and when that happens there will be a political tsunami of change.

It is the same with the city state itself, if looked upon as an old ailing man on the throes of death.

The island's population is almost entirely alienated; the government now rules with fear and violence alone; the state controlled newspapers can only come up with propaganda, since true news is all bad; you have massive brain drain and those leaving are being replaced with half witted non English speaking foreigners who are reducing standards and quality of government; all signs of total collapse.

But for the moment the city state continues to trudge along but collapse it will and must since with these insurmountable difficulties, Lee Kuan Yew simply has no answers.

So like an old man who is terminally ill, the Singapore one party city state and it's master limp along while we, like vultures wait. We know it has to collapse, but what we do not know is when. Will it be next week, next month a year ahead? I don't think it will be more than that, as long as the present trends continue with mounting emigration and dissatisfaction all around.

It was George Orwell who said in his novel 1984, that as long as people are free to openly declare that two and two are four, everything else falls into place.

In Singapore more and more people are beginning to have the courage to say just that, and that alone is the harbinger to the dictatorship's demise.

Like a hungry vulture, I am waiting patiently next to that terminal half living corpse, the Lee Kuan Yew PAP government, on the throes of death.

Gopalan Nair
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mycroft said...

Your article reminded me of a poster of two skinny Buzzards sitting on a branch with one saying to the other: “Patience My Ass I’m Gonna Kill Something!”

There are times when waiting more than 50 years for the return of the freedom we once had as our birthright does seem pretty hard to bear for us Singaporean vultures. Our Great Leader has now so overstayed his welcome that most of his contemporaries and siblings and now his wife have left, or are about to leave, the scene of the crime ahead of him.

Perhaps those are the wages of sin - to be condemned to linger on in this world and watch helplessly as all the things you care about crumble away and turn to dust. Mercifully for him Mother Nature always has the last laugh, without exception.

`My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away".

- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Gopalan Nair said...

To Mycroft,

Surely the 1950s were different from 2010. Then Singapore was a bunch of coolies satisfied with some food alone. Freedom was a luxury they did not understand. If nothing happened then, it is understandable. Surely today is different. Lee Kuan Yew's arrogance today is difficult to sell.

Today the dictatorship is crumbling by default. All you have to do is wait.