Ladies and Gentlemen,
Singapore's octogenarian 89 year old dictator fast becoming polygenarian who is going to kick the bucket anytime soon must be worrying to both Singaporeans and investors who have a stake in the island. History has shown time and time again, from Hitler to Mubarak and every other dictator in between, that when they die, the country descends into chaos from which sometimes they recover and sometimes they don't. As for Singapore being tiny both in size and population with it's economy dependant largely on foreign investment, I am not sure if it would come out whole.
The reason for this must be plain to any observer. In every single dictatorship, Singapore being no different, everything ticks, the trains run, business is done, stores open for business and everybody goes on their daily lives because of one man, that dictator. Noone else is seen with any capability.
The Singapore civil servant derives his authority from Lee Kuan Yew, the judge makes her rulings because of Lee Kuan Yew and everything and everybody are alive because of Lee Kuan Yew just as it was the case of Hitler and his Germany. Singapore is not Singapore; it is Lee Kuan Yew's Singapore. In fact none other than Lee himslef made sure of that.
For the sake of looking good, he has placed his son as the Prime Minister but the son commands no respect or authority whatsoever. He simply cannot because he, as well as everybody else knows he does not have any legitimacy. No leader can command respect and legitimacy when he is placed in authority by someone else. A handpicked window dressing. If he manages to rule Singapore, he does so by virtue of father's license, who had placed him there.
Last year I had written a blog post titled
"Singapore strongman 87 year old Lee Kuan Yew suffers massive heart attack" dated March 6, 2010 falsely claiming Lee Kuan Yew had a serious heart attack and was hospitalized.
I had deliberately written this in order to prove this point; that when he dies Singapore will end up in total chaos. This point was completely proven. Immediately thereafter I began receiving numerous queries to confirm this, I was told investors began selling their shares and many were in fact in the process of leaving the island altogether.
Some government man even raised this issue in Lee's Parliament asking whether they should try to punish me somehow, which unfortunately they cannot, as I live in California, and Lee's office immediately put out a notice that he was still alive and had not, contrary to my blog, suffered that massive heart attack.
This sort of reaction only occurs in dictatorships. The English stock market would not collapse if Cameron dropped dead and neither would the Australian if their Prime Minister collapsed, the reason being that these democracies unlike dictatorships have government that allows leaders to emerge and the death of one man has no real effect on the country.
Unlike democracies, in dictatorships like Singapore where everything is connected to one man, his demise throws the entire country into chaos, because by it's very nature, the suppressed people of these dictatorships need another leader to emerge for them to worship, and not there being one, results in a power struggle which usually turns violent.
The last time I saw the Singapore strongman in a video leaving a Parliament sitting, he could not even get up and only managed with great difficulty. I am not sure if he is unable to walk now or whether he is bedridden, facts which we may or may not be told if true by the state controlled Media.
Singaporeans and anyone else with a stake in the island are clearly living in denial if the death of this 89 year old tyrant is not being seriously discussed. I expect the stock market to fall, the Singapore dollar losing it's value and a flood of investments going out. I do not expect Singaporeans to simply accept the rule of his son the prime Minister; there will be a power struggle at the top and Singapore would once again descend into the fishing village that it was in 1819 when Raffles first landed on it's shores.
Attorney at Law
Disbarred from practicing law in Lee's Singapore, imprisoned and refused entry to the island for criticizing Singapore's judiciary in this blog (see blogpost May 29, 2008 Singapore. Judge Belinda Ang's Kangaroo Court)
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