Yesterday, 4,000 or so people in Singapore island attended a rare government approved protest at a tiny government approved location set aside for this, Hong Lim Park, to protest against the government’s proposal to increase the already unbearably overcrowded tiny island’s population, whose dimensions are a mere 26 miles on the east west radial and 16 on the north south radial, from the present 5.3 million to a whopping 6.9 million by 2030.
At present, in order to accommodate 5.3 million people in a tiny island such as this, they have to live one on top of the other in high rise apartments; otherwise there is no space to fit all of them.
Had they been in the jungle, they would be like monkeys, living one on top of the other in trees.
What this means when the Lee Kuan Yew government carries out their threat, which they always do in the island dictatorship where Lee Kuan Yew’s orders are the law, where the people have no voice but to obey; is for people to be stacked up even higher in the high rise apartments or for the monkeys to be stacked even higher on the branches.
Good. So a few of you, a mere 4000 out of 5 million docile submissive Lee Kuan Yew's obedience trained people, have now finally picked up the courage to walk out there in the open, holding your fear of Lee Kuan Yew and what he can do to you momentarily under control and finally done what you should do. But the question is, will you do anything else after this one day bravado? That is the big question. Knowing that you are Singaporeans, after all the world's most timid compliant and submissive people, I think probably not.
Please see http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/singapore/story/large-turnout-speakers-corner-protest-against-population-white-paper-2
It is quite clear that in a case such as this, in any other country in the world populated by men and not chicken like Lee Kuan Yew's Singaporeans, where almost 99% of the population is against such a move to increase the population, there won’t be just 4,000 but 2,000,000 (two million) people not just in Hong Lim Square but throughout the island, facing riot police and tear gas canisters standing their ground arm to arm and refusing to move until the government has given a guarantee that they will not do what they have threatened.
And what is more, they won't go home just after one day's quiet protest, they would come back day after day, week after week, no matter how long it takes until this government is finally brought to their knees on this issue.
Singaporeans are unfortunately a dull people, which a recent international survey found to the most emotionless, besides being the most miserable in the world. If they don't like Lee Kuan Yew's dictatorship, instead of standing up and publicly denouncing it, they would prefer merely to suffer in silence. Many will quietly leave the island for settlement aboard, not have any children or simply die of old age (
Perhaps there is an old Chinese saying “Good man always keep mouth shut”! I am not sure. I am not a Confucius expert. I am not even Chinese. I am Indian by race.
I suppose the young men and women of
I am afraid to say, Lee Kuan Yew is going to have his day after all. Singaporeans being what they are, he will carry out his threat. He has nothing to fear from a bunch of docile timid subservient chickens, I mean Singaporeans.
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