Ladies and Gentlemen,
It would be impossible to explain the Singaporean as compared to any other human outside that island.
There are so many blatant abuses of power in the island under which they live, where anyone else would have complained and if their calls were ignored, they would have booted out their government by peaceful means or force.
But yet Singaporeans appear very satisfied since no one is complaining.
These are some of what is happening there which Singaporeans accept without complaint; which no other right thinking human being anywhere else would.
The most glaring among the misuses of power is Lee Kuan Yew, the man who has been running the island even longer than Cuba's Fidel Castro, paying himself and each of his family members and his chosen ministers a salary of $3.7 million a year, several times more than what the American President pays himself.
And not just that, he siphons off secretly even more of the state's assets.
Yet the average Singaporean taxpayer has no complaint about this blatant corruption of public funds.
The law is routinely misused to destroy anyone who complains about their lives in the island, through defamation actions with the collaboration of corrupt judges such as Belinda Ang Saw Ean.
These days the victim of this abuse of the legal process is Singapore Democratic Party's Dr. Chee.
In the past the target for his victimization was JB Jeyaretnam. He has since died.
I too have been the target of this ever since 1984 and today they will misuse the law to have me disbarred from practicing law in the island.
The average Singaporean on his part appears unconcerned and is perfectly prepared to live under a regime where the the law has been reduced to a tool for Lee's persecution of his people.
The Constitution is violated every day where fundamental human rights are openly denied.
Chee has been convicted and imprisoned for exercising the very rights that are guaranteed to him under the Constitution before the peoples very eyes.
Yet they do nothing.
They appear quite prepared to live literally at the mercy of Lee Kuan Yew and his friends.
Today hordes of foreigners are given settlement in the island deliberately calculated to take away the jobs of locals to bring the wages down.
As a result, Singaporeans become jobless while the recently arrived foreigners are happily working.
The average Singaporean can see this before his very eyes, yet he does nothing to complain.
The newspapers have been hijacked by Lee Kuan Yew and his friends who now control the entire media in the island.
Therefore what you read is only what Lee Kuan Yew wants you to hear, nothing else.
An entire generation of Singaporeans live under propaganda. Singaporeans are aware of this, yet they accept it willingly.
Till today, I am puzzled and at a loss explaining this life that Singaporeans live, which appears one of complete contentment no matter how much they are kicked.
A sort of abdication of all their rights they ever had to their ruler Lee Kuan Yew as if to say that they completely trust Lee Kuan Yew and will abide by anything he wants.
To put it rather crudely, it is as if the entire citizenry of Singapore has lined up in a neat row, pulled down their pants, exposed their buttocks and told Lee Kuan Yew to do as he pleases!
But yet, their ruler steals millions of dollars of their money, refuses to allow them freedom of speech or expression and misuses the law to bankrupt anyone who dares to complain.
A human being anywhere else in the world would call a man such as this Lee Kuan Yew nothing but a bully and would have fought him tooth and nail.
Singaporeans on the other hand, the ones that remain within the island, simply accept this abuse without any objection whatsoever.
There are of course those who don't like any of this and just pack their bags and leave for the west.
But those who stay behind in the island are simply content to live under Lee Kuan Yew and his family and friends and accept anything he wants, never mind how preposterous they are!
It is true that we do have men such as Chee and his Singapore Democratic Party who write a blog voicing these grievances.
But the blog does not reach the entire population like the newspapers do, which means that only a small percentage of the island get his message.
It may well be, and I would like to think so as well, that with time the readership of his blog would increase.
True, but then, with time, we are all dead.
Unless something else is done, even by a few people to resist these injustices, we would just have to be content thinking that Singaporeans are indeed an unusual people who do not have the normal impulses that people everywhere else would have.
If that indeed is the case, then all I have to say that it is a very sorry state of affairs, which by the way makes me happy to know that I Gopalan Nair continues to be a normal human being unlike these unusual Singaporeans.
Singaporeans are indeed a contented people.
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