Singapore island state controlled newspaper The Straits Times of yesterday carries the story "PM calls on young to give back to society".
He claims that "they (Singapore youth) are much better off than their counterparts in Europe". I wonder in what way? European youth live in democracies where they can speak their mind without worrying about Lee Kuan Yew or his son, they have human rights which includes the right to free speech, expression and the right to protest and change their governments through the ballot box. Also they are governed by rule of law and not through prosecutions in Kangaroo courts in his Singapore island.
He then says "there are millions of European youth who are done with their studies but cannot find work, a situation that will scar the rest of their lives". Really? When did Lee Kuan Yew's son become a psychologist other than his principle qualification of being the son of his father? He should know that Europeans live in Europe. And in Europe, there is democracy. And in democracy there are good times and bad, and at bad times they work to correct it.
Europe is not a fascist state like Singapore where we look to Lee Kuan Yew and his son to find us jobs and sit around like stupid children incapable of anything. For the son's information let me tell him that if I needed a job as an attorney in California, I find it myself. I don't have to look to President Obama to arrange a job for me. And if I can't find one, I try until I can. But in any case, I am not in a hurry to return to Singapore so that Lee Kuan Yew or his son can find a job for me.
The same goes for European youth. They are resilient and not your little children like Singaporeans are. If some are unemployed, they are not in a hurry to condemn their democracies, and neither are they making a bee line to Singapore so you can find them jobs, nor into the merciful arms of Lee Kuan Yew nor his son.
For the information of Lee Kuan Yew's son, I think he should know this. Despite your paradise island, the fact is that in a recent survey among Singapore youth, the vast majority surveyed had indicated that they would leave your paradise for a life abroad if given the chance. In fact I have no doubt that if Singapore youth were given a chance to move to the very same Europen countries which you despise, I am sure every single one would jump to it. And you might also want to know that while you are spewing this nonsense, under your very nose, your youth are emigrating in increasing numbers to the very countries that you mention, refusing to do national service by absconding and bad mouthing you, your father and your country at ever opportunity available.
No, it does not appear that you are appraised of reality. You must be smoking something, I am not sure what.
For the readers' convenience I am attaching below the article in the Singapore state controlled press, Straits Times.
Attorney at Law
Fremont, California, USA
PM calls on young to give back to society
Published on Jul 07, 2013
Speaking at Teck Ghee Community Club on Sunday, Mr Lee said that there are millions of European youth who are done with their studies but cannot find work, a situation that will scar the rest of their lives.
Singapore is fortunately not in that predicament, he said, expressing his hope that the future will be even better through the collective effort of the Government and the community, especially those who have succeeded in life.
PM Lee was speaking at the launch of the "PAYM Loves Red" campaign, a two-month-long movement by the People's Association's youth wing to express patriotic pride in the lead up to National Day. Over 100 activities have been conceptualised and organised by 6,000 young people.