Reading the newspapers of Singapore, a tiny island at the tip of the Malay peninsula with a tiny shrinking native population of just 2.5 million and foreigners, another 2.5 million, newspapers which are all state controlled as the totalitarian police island state's government run by Lee Kuan Yew and his son do not allow independent newspapers, you will instantly get the impression that this is an island made up of thugs, embezzlers, child molesters and crooks.
Today’s Sunday Times has the story "3 students charged with robbing 52 year old cleaner"; In the past 2 days there were these, "Man jailed 2 1/2 years for slashing friend over dispute with ex-tenant"; in today’s popular sex story in the island of a government officer negotiating a government contract and having an affair with his client "New Witness takes witness stand for Ng Boon Jay"; where a Singaporean and his Filipino wife were running a prostitution ring "Couple on Vice Charges remanded with more offences"; and so on and so forth. It is a long list of shame and it goes on. See: http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news
You see this sort of thing every day in the local state controlled papers and if anyone is trying to convince the public into claiming
The general trend observing the crimes committed has this pattern. Mostly you have white collar crime, such as stealing, cheating, embezzlement of banks and customers and confidence tricksters. Second you have the sex criminals, a huge number of pedophiles having sex with children and other sex offences and lastly you have violent crime, where people appear to attack others with knives for even minor occurrences such as staring or for road rage.
You could on the whole come to the conclusion that this is a crass, uncultured, unprincipled society lacking in probity or integrity which would cheat you at the next opportunity if you were not looking.
If a people are to take their guidance from their leaders and to look up to them,
Lee Kuan Yew pays himself $3.7 million dollars officially and perhaps triple that amount secretly. So does his son and every member of his family and the top people in his government. And if anyone challenged him openly on this, he would use his police to have you arrested, charged and convicted for libel, sent to prison and bankrupted. Also he denies the people the right to a free press, denies freedom of expression and criminalizes even a one man peaceful protest. Such a man can honestly be described no better than the worst sort of a thief, a tyrant and bully. One word that best describes him is dictator.
Unfortunately there are some parents who see that this is the way to success. They make their children sing praises to this man and serve his political party in the hope that the father and son team would bestow benefits on them too.
And unfortunately you see rampant crimes of cheating and embezzlement on a daily basis with Singaporeans trying to make it rich the way the Lee family has done.
I have no hesitation to say that
If Lee is in fact a dictator, the courage of a child to state openly on record that he is in fact a dictator. Such a child will grow up a leader of men. Not the cowardly children with their Singaporean cowardly teachers and their cowardly parents who collaborate with a regime because there is profit in it.
If there is one advice to parents in
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