Ladies and Gentlemen,
A few days ago, it was Tunisia. Today it is Egypt. Thousands of people demonstrating in the streets of Cairo and Alexandria for the end of dictatorship and repression. It worked in Tunisia and Ben Ali, a dictator no different from Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew had to flee, gone forever, replaced by democracy, by a breath of fresh air. Egypt's Mubarak, another Lee Kuan Yew, now worries whether Ben Ali's fate will be his as well. The eyes of the Arabs long suffering under the yoke of dictators has opened. They now see the power of protests, which no despot can resist. That is why, today Lee Kuan Yew worries. Will the fate of Ben Ali be that of his as well. Will he have to run with his money and his Prime Minister son in tow, to some other part of the world who will take him?
Singapore today is a powder keg ready to explode, no doubt about it. Even if you discount all the other numerous litany of grievances, at least one should stand out that has the potential to explode any minute. And that is, the taking in of hundreds and thousands of foreigners into the small island to deliberately disadvantage the locals, take jobs away for them and discriminate against them, in their own country. This is something no logical human being should tolerate, no matter how forgiving and tolerant you may be.
In Singapore today, you have the astonishing intolerable situation where a foreigner can come and be hired immediately, even though thousands of unemployed locals are dying for work just because they are willing to work for less money. Remember there are no minimum wage laws in Singapore and employers are legally permitted to exploit anyone as much as they want! Furthermore the employers prefer foreigners because they don't have to do national service which disrupts Singapore males in their work for 13 years, having to be mobilised into the army one month in every year.
Today Singapore's native born population suffer double digit inflation while among the foreign population, there is perpetual full employment.
We have seen throughout the entire 50 years of PAP rule that the government merely ignores these complaints by the Singapore population because there is simply nothing they can do. They are helpless and completely at the mercy of this all powerful government, in it's one party state .
But now things are changing in the global scene. Now we see dictatorships, no different from that of Lee Kuan Yew's Singapore crumbling under people power. Singaporeans should realize that until they take the problem into their own hands and defy the police like the brave Tunisians and Egyptians are now doing, they will forever be under the yoke of repression and arbitrary rule.
Even a few people taking to the streets in peaceful protests should be enough. Singapore is the perfect place in the world for people power. It is a crowded city with hundreds and thousands cramped into a small area. Whatever you do is immediately known and seen throughout the entire island. Just a few can cause a nationwide protest and bring this dictatorship to it's knees, all without a single instance of violence.
Do it now. Take to the streets. I bet you there would be nothing this despot can do to you. The only result of it would be the demise of the dictatorship, and a long awaited change for the better.
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