Just as they say
An example of this can be seen in George Yeo, actually George Yeo Yong Boon, until recently Lee Kuan Yew's foreign minister, bigwig, and local celebrity. All that understandably changed in 2011 when he lost the elections running for his master Lee Kuan Yew at the Aljunied elections. Today, if you turned around and said George Yeo, Singaporeans would have probably asked " George who?" The moment he lost the elections, he became nothing and will remain nothing, except of course if Lee Kuan Yew decides he should be politician again, at which time the same George Yeo will be somebody once again.
If George Yeo, the same bigwig were to walk down
What this shows us is this. There are no leaders in
It is the same with every other so called
Every one of these characters are simply bureaucrats, who have just succeeded in passing exams, obtained scholarships and spent their entire life serving the interests of the Lee Ruling Family. Gorge Yeo for instance has no independent views on the lack of rule of law in
I will take a guess that if George Yeo were to make a speech tomorrow, you will have to pay people handsomely to even listen to him. He has no supporters and he leads no one. After his election defeat, the same George Yeo is simply nothing in
I am raising this point to show the precarious life Singaporeans lead. If Lee, the dictator were to die tomorrow, the island would be without anyone with leadership to lead. Lee Kuan Yew made sure that there are none; because that is the only way he can cling on to power indefinitely. All very good for him, but sadly very bad for
In any other democracy there are thousands of leaders who have grassroots support with myriad different views and ideas who can step in to fill any power vacuum. In
I don't see anyone rallying around George Yeo or any other of Lee’s bootlickers, to lead them, especially since George Yeo himself does not think very much of himself.
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