Ladies and Gentlemen,
Singaporeans on the whole are a strange society of people. Compared to others in the world they would in fact appear weird.
In conversation, they wouldn't have any strong views about anything important, and even if they did, they would prefer to keep it private.
It is as if they have an intense desire to remain incognito. They would rather be in the woodwork than out of it.
It is as if an entire island full of people appear determined not to be noticed but rather remain hidden in the crowd.
They appear as if to prefer obscurity to publicity and actually look down at and consider foolish the handful of their fellow citizens who dare to publicly state who they are and what they believe.
Their entire lives are spent trying to impress their superiors.
It is their superiors who will decide their careers. By extension they make sure they please their ultimate masters, the Prime Minister and his government.
They never question their masters and by extension every other master along the line to their supreme masters the Prime Minister, his family and his government.
They fear, questioning their masters would not only retard their career prospects, it may even get you sued for defamation or even arrested. Not worth challenging their masters. Much better to agree, even if you disagree, to save your future.
One reason why the average Singaporeans is so obedient is because he is afraid of his own shadow. You never know who is watching you and who may be reporting your behavior.
The vast intelligence network of the Prime Minister, the ISD, is everywhere. They know it.
Anyone expressing independent views and thoughts may end up left behind. Punished. Demoted. Stripped of his livelihood, his assets.
Why take the risk. Better to do as you are told and please your bosses and the city state's rulers.
This fear and the need to be silent and hidden rather than in the open stunts innovation, and enterprise.
If you are only capable of following, you will never have novel ideas. Singapore can never produce a Bill Gates, only Yorkshire Terriers. Like obedient dogs waiting for the master's orders to jump.
Singaporeans were not so boring naturally.
They are the product of 50 years of behavior training by the present Prime Minister's father Lee Kuan Yew.
Lee Kuan Yew was unfortunately far too smart for anyone, at least that was what he thought.
He felt a suppliant submissive society is what he needs to create his miracle island.
And he went about creating it with gusto.
Teachers were told to discipline their students if they showed any thinking different from the party line.
Civil servants were told to carry out the ruling party's orders, favor ruling party supporters and disadvantage anyone with independent ideas.
Workers were ordered to support the ruling party and condemn any opposition. This resulted in job promotions and advancement.
Judges who ran their Kangaroo Courts routinely punished anyone who criticized while government supporters breezed their way to the top.
All this behavior training was sufficient in the island to produce the most afraid, most obedient, most submissive society anywhere outside North Korea.
Lee Kuan Yew and his son and their ruling PAP party have successfully and irretrievably destroyed the minds of the average Singaporean and literally made him a dummy incapable of even a single independent thought.
This sort of a society may provide stability and a forced peace upon the land.
But it will not produce a spontaneous independent thinking innovative and enterprising society. It does not produce rational thinking human beings. It produces Labradors.
As a result in todays' competitive world, Singapore island economy would be completely left behind those in other countries who are not afraid to think or to offend their Prime Minister.
You can see what I have said by how they live. They appear to have lost all ability for normal reasoning. Take these examples.
By law they are not allowed to even peacefully protest, assemble or demonstrate except at a secluded location where no one ever goes called Hong Lim Park. This prohibition is nonsensical. Yet no Singaporeans is prepared to protest the rule, not one, where any human anywhere else would have done it without batting an eyelid.
By law, they are entitled to a free press. Yet the Prime Minister has hijacked and controlled the entire press. Yet no Singaporean dares to protest this abuse while anyone anywhere else would have been up in arms throughout the island to change it.
The Malays, who by the way are the original natives of the island have a much greater right to the place than anyone else.
Yet they are relegated to the most menial of jobs and are not allowed to even do national service in the army or even handle firearms.
They are all confined to the SCDC, civil defense force whose job is just to put out fires. Yet they simply accept this without complaint, whereas any other red blooded Malay anywhere else would have run amok and burnt the entire island down including the Prime Minister.
The Internet including this blog Singapore Dissident is full of anti PAP critics. Yet not a single once is prepared to give a name to what he has written and remains anonymous, whereas any person any where else would not only write but would be proud to put his name to it.
Lee Kuan Yew made sure that democratic representative institutions never took root in the island; while his lapdog citizens on their part took no attempt to change things either.
The average Singaporean is totally ignorant of parliamentary democracy or what it means. He is afraid of the government and keeps his ideas to himself. He is afraid of the courts because they could punish him anytime for whatever reason. He is afraid of the police because he believes they have a right to do anything to him.
In the end, the Singaporean is a person who appears to speak English, or a terrible Singaporean form of it, who can write and read English but who does not know anything about his rights because he believes he has none.
This submissive mindless obedience destroys the mind.
Children are brainwashed this way into being dummies, incapable of independent thought.
The longer they live in the Singapore, the more dumb they get.
Many Singapore students leave the island for the West in their early 20s after they have finished national service.
It is too late for them to move to the West. Their minds have already been destroyed.
They cannot compete with the independent thinking confident young men and women in America or the West. As a result most of them end up living the way they did in Singapore, boring uneventful obscure lives.
This sort of mindset always results in failure in the West. They cannot think and neither are they confident.
They suffer from an inferiority complex thinking that only Lee Kuan Yew or his Son have any ability and they have none.
If you want your child to be saved from Lee's brainwashing, you have to take your child out when he is little. Coming to the West in your 20s is useless. You might as well stay behind in Lee Kuan Yew's Singapore and please him as a condition to life. Disgraceful but necessary in Lee Kuan Yew's Singapore.
Attorney at Law
A Singaporean in Exile
Fremont California USA
Tel: 510 491 8525