Sunday, June 12, 2011

Singapore. Machiavelli, Lee Kuan Yew and Chee Soon Juan.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Singapore Lee Kuan Yew is a complete and absolute Machiavelli. When our friend Machiavelli like his unwavering disciple Lee Kuan Yew picks on someone, that person is doomed forever. There is no possibility of rehabilitation at all. We know his character from what happened to JB Jeyaretnam, Said Zahari and every single one of his detractors.

Chee Soon Juan is one of Machiavelli Lee's targets. He is permanently doomed. He will never be able to have any part in Singapore's politics as long as Lee and by extension his son are alive.

And our Machiavelli does not stop at his victim alone. He has to destroy everything and everyone that is with him, meaning his party and every single one of his members. They have to be destroyed and their chances of political success are all the more stymied.

So if indeed Chee cares for his party, it's members and a hope that his party will some day advance, he has to do the right thing and step down completely. For all you know Tan Jee Say or Michelle Lee may have won were it not for Chee's presence in the party.

So since Chee has decided to do some somersaults away from what we knew of him, by giving up civil disobedience as a tool for political change, in all honesty he should go a step forward and declare that the SDP has rid itself of Chee Soon Juan and his ilk completely, and therefore they now stand to receive the blessing of Lee and his PAP and will hopefully be given equal opportunity to take their places in Lee Kuan Yew's parliament.

If Chee's SDP wants to be another Low Thia Khiang's WP, Chee should go all the way, should he not? Chee's giving up civil disobedience pleases Lee, but that is not enough to save his party.

Gopalan Nair
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Anonymous said...

Chee Soon Juan has suffered enough of Lee Kuan Yew's wrath and punishment. That is why he is now adopting a more passive,timid stance. He has become wiser and knows his limits.
He knows that the next time around,he won't be so lucky as to get another hefty fine or a short term incarceration. Should he continue to be defiant and stubborn as a mule,then something much more dreadful awaits not only for him but also for his whole family. Yes they will even indirectly punish his whole family and make them suffer as well. So you can see he has changed from his earlier self, possibly due to the lessons learnt and most probably because his is now trying to recover from the post psychological traumatic damage from the battering and punishment from his Master L.K.Y.

Anonymous said...

More inspiration from the motherland.

Chinese billionaire courts democracy

Mr Cao Tian announced on a friend's micro-blog that he intends to run for mayor of Zhengzhou, a city of 8 million people.

Whether Mr Cao's candidacy is judged to be legal is a ''big if'' because it seems that no citizen-candidate has previously stood for a position of real power within China's Communist-Party-dominated bureaucracy.

The first high-profile citizen candidate in this election cycle was a Jiangxi steel industry worker called Liu Ping, who announced her intention in April to represent ''the common people''. Police raided her home, officials cut off her home electricity supply and she was physically prevented from collecting election recommendation forms.

On Wednesday, China's central propaganda agencies announced ''there is no legal basis for independent candidates''.

Read more:

Gopalan Nair said...

To Anonymous June 12, 0313,
I believe Chee is wrong if indeed he has given up peaceful disobedience. Lee cannot do anyhing to him which he has not already done. Chee has achieved such international support that Lee finds it impossible to hurt him anymore. Lee is afraid of being hung up at the Interantional Court at the Hague. If chee has given up civil disobedience, it is not because he is afraid of retribution, it is because he is taken in by his supporters who are ignorant of what is the right path. I hope Chee reconsiders.

Anonymous said...

The story about the 'election' in China.

Have to agree with the poster who wrote about how compliant the Han Chinese are.

See below:

Anonymous said...

An open democracy will never come easily to Singapore, for one reason - the preponderance of Han Chinese. Their DNA and emotional being is hard-wired to obey and not challenge authority.

This is an ethnic group, who throughout their history, has always looked to a supreme leader to guide them, from the Emperors of the past, to Sun Yat Sen, Chiang Kai Shek (who later moved to Taiwan) and then to Mao Zedong and his successors in the CCP.

In Singapore, where the Han Chinese form the largest majority, this pattern has continued for the past 50+ years, in the form of Lee Kuan Yew, and subsequently his son under the umbrella of the PAP.

Even Lee Kuan Yew, is wired to kowtow to a higher authority. During WWII, this man served the Japanese, even though they were brutally repressing Han Chinese communities in China and SE Asia.

This is what Lee Kuan Yew did during the war: transcribing Allied wire reports for the Japanese, as well as being the English-language editor on the Japanese Hodobu an information or propaganda department) from 1943 to 1944).

After the war, it took a Malay, Tunku Abdul Rahman, to fight for independence from the British. In 1961, Abdul Rahman mooted the idea of forming "Malaysia", which would consist of Brunei, Malaya, Sabah, Sarawak and Singapore, all of which had been British colonies.

One wonders whether Lee Kuan Yew had the *alls to challenge his British Masters. I seriously doubt it.

As long as the population of Singapore remains mainly Han Chinese, it will ever experience true democracy.