Monday, December 26, 2011

Singapore. What Lee Kuan Yew needs to remain in control is Big Brother

Ladies and Gentlemen,

George Orwell in his celebrated book 1984 created Big Brother, an ingenious means by which a ruling party can in effect remain in power eternally. I am surprised Lee Kuan Yew in his eagerness to continue his grip over his people, alive or dead, never thought of creating such a system.

Orwell's Big Bother is not a man, it is a concept, an imaginary power like a God who remains in control permanently, regardless of whether the living human dictator lives or dies. Big Brother will always rule, and he does this through his proxies (his ministers) who take their power from this imaginary Big Brother. People are told that Big Bother is in fact alive and watching you every minute, but noone has really seen him or knows for sure that this true.

Every good thing that ever happens to the country is attributed to Big Brother. For instance Big Brother is given credit for creating the aeroplane, even though many in fact know that planes existed even before the creation of the state. It really does not matter what is true or false, all that matters is what the state tells you. And what is most important, the government is always selected from members of Big Brother's party since no other party is allowed to exist anyway.

Big Bother like Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew, constantly rewrites history to make himself look good. This by the way continues to happen in Singapore. For instance, today's Singapore history books refer to Lee Kuan Yew as the father of Singapore which we know is by no means true. While at the same time, others who have made a real impact on Singapore's history such as JB Jeyaretnam, Chee Soon Juan and Lim Chin Siong are carefully obliterated from all the books. If anything is said about them, it is only bad.

Since Lee Kuan Yew has placed his son as Prime Minister and I believe is having daily nightmares, given he is 89 and sickly, as to what the ungrateful Singaporeans will do to his son after he is dead, and will that also include tearing him apart literally limb by limb, would it not be a good idea for him to devise a scheme by which his family will continue in power in eternity, even after he is dead?

But I guess such a scheme is beyond even Lee Kuan Yew and his shenanigans.

It is a little too late now. If he wanted to create the Singaporean version of Big Brother, he should have done it decades ago. Today, with the Internet, Singaporeans are not only mocking him they are packing up and leaving in planeloads. Even if he tried, Singaporeans are not going to bother about the Singaporean Big Bother aka Lee Kuan Yew.

Gopalan Nair
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Anonymous said...

LKY's million dollar bootlickers all want to send their children overseas to study and then live.

In the meantime, they don't wish to rock the boat and just keep collecting the 'thirty pieces of silver' the dictator hands out.

These bootlickers are betraying the country.

Anonymous said...

1 in 3 PRs quit NS: How many still in S’pore?

I know of renouncers who were admitted to the National University of Singapore’s highly competitive medical school, to which, every year, some straight-As Singaporean students fail to gain admission.

Anonymous said...

PUB has installed a new CEO, Rear Admiral Chew.

How appropriate. He can plan the flotilla that will evacuate people when the big flood happens.

His bio tells me that he is one of them scholar creatures that is so favoured by the Lee family.

Anonymous said...

N. Korea set for mass farewell to late leader

Will people be forced to attend a mass funeral when LKY get's his ticket to hell?

Will there be mass demonstrations to celebrate his demise?

Will you be arrested by the ISD for not paying homage to his cortage?

Anonymous said...

This is true,boot licker .Thier kid get their best and with the finnacial they receive as ligitamate income obtain will give them opportunity to escape the hardship in Singapore when time come.Those who have no mean have to struggle and foot your own bill.Why serve NS or be regular soldier for show when they hire Gukhas from Nepal to serve the elite.What are we trying to hide when you are not confidence of your own boy ."Enemy Infront Charge" ...Young SOF are mobilise to instill fear to get public order.You will see what happen when thier physical health catch up with age or injury.The true colour will appear and more news will be happening now.
The under current is telling all the tails sign.See what happen to Egypt now Syria,it tell a story right.
People first when you govern.They too are respected citizen and contributor to society n not just new found foreign talent who may jump ship.Of course there are those genuine serving foreign but why can't you do best for your kind.Dont blame those who leave the country to move on when they can because the rule of law dissapear.We got bash up and make bankrupt or the little we own has been frozen under "injunction" to cripple a life to prevent reality been expose.
Is not the Government but the people who hold position who we entrust have now exert on the power and call themselve the body.
Where is the honor to serve with love at heart except driven by money which can be evil.

Excuse me for writing this as this reflect the true from the inside.

Hope the serving commitee hear the voice of the public and put it right .We know we can accept and forgive but not shafting us.

Where is the motto of serving the citizen??