Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Singapore losing it's battle with Singaporeans

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Yesterday there was a report on Singapore’s mixed race families in their state controlled newspaper Straits Times.

One was an establishment connected Singapore Chinese woman, I believe it was Straughn (her husband’s name) who had married an American with 2 sons both half Chinese and half American. According to her, her greatest test was to decide whether her sons would chose to be Singaporean or American when time comes for them to serve the Singapore army. So much patriotism or rather the lack of it, from the Singapore establishment Chinese woman.

Her lack of Singaporeanism seems out of place especially when we very often see her praising the Lee Kuan Yew style authoritarianism as the best political system man has ever created. Naturally, if you want to be establishment and enjoy the rewards of Lee Kuan Yew's largesse, I suppose you would have to sing the tune, haven't you. My purpose of pointing out this woman was to show the type of people who are now populating the island; a woman lacking principles.

Another mixed race family was a Chinese South African father, with an Black African mother and her mixed race child. Another was a Singaporean Malay man and a Japanese woman with their mixed race child.

None of these recent immigrants, carefully selected based on their Chinese race or other Mongoloid races (Lee Kuan Yew wants to keep the island Chinese looking or as close to it as possible); know anything of what Singapore was, its history, its evolution from the earlier colonial period till today. They simply knew nothing of Singapore before they stepped foot on the island. If in the future they know anything, they would know nothing else except what Lee has written as his history.

And as Gorge Orwell has correctly said in 1984, "He who controls the present controls the past, and he who controls the past controls the future" or something to that effect.

Lee Kuan Yew of Singapore has assiduously followed Orwell to the letter. Today's Singaporean history that this half race Chinese American or this half race Singapore Japanese or African Chinese is that Singapore was created entirely by Lee Kuan Yew who so courageously and single handedly brought this small island from being nothing but mosquito infested swamp to it's becoming a sky scraper city of today.

I suppose if Lee Kuan Yew could get away with it, as Big Brother did in 1984, he would claim that it was he who invented the aeroplane, the submarine and the internal combustion engine!

JB Jeyaretnam, Chee Soon Juan, Lim Chin Siong, Tang Liang Hong, Chia Thye Poh and many others, people who fought for Singapore’s freedom and it's interests, according to Lee Kuan Yew's books either never existed or if they did, were all, like Chee Soon Juan, no better than child molesters and serial killers.

The insurmountable problem that Lee Kuan Yew and his Singapore government faces is that their people are not as dumb as he has imagined.

The repeated lawsuits against JB Jeyaretnam when the law was deliberately and shamelessly distorted for the sole purpose of destroying a political opponent, the repeated abuse of the law to destroy Chee Soon Juan, the repeated abuse of the law to disbar lawyers, the re-writing of the law to silence dissent and the use of the Internal Security Act to imprison political opponents without trial is all, unfortunately for Lee Kuan Yew, fresh on the minds of native Singaporeans who have lived through these disgraceful years. Of course being educated and capable of earning a living anywhere in the world, they leave in droves for settlement abroad.

Without let up, the huge brain drain of Singaporeans from their tiny island, who know the extent to which it has descended into nothing but a dictatorship where one lives at the mercy of the government, continues unabated. As they leave for settlement in the West, they send their children for education abroad, of which not a single one returns to Singapore.

At the same time, we have, despite every effort made to encourage Singaporeans to marry and procreate, even going to the ludicrous extent of singing sexy songs on late night TV and radio to persuade love making, not a single one wants to marry, let alone have children. The island has the lowest birth rate in the world.

Singapore armed forces which is entirely conscript based, whose barracks stand empty for lack of soldiers. Why, first because there are no children being born and second the few remaining young men are all trying every means possible to stay out of uniform.

The causes of the problems the Lee Kuan Yew family government faces should be clear to anyone. An English educated person capable of earning a living anywhere would want to live in a country one can respect. In a country where one has hope. And in a country where you don't have to compromise your principles to earn a living.

On can respect countries such as Australia, Canada and the United States because one can depend on their rule of law. At anytime one can expect justice in their courts no matter who you happen to be.

At any time you can expect to be able to read the news, by which I mean real news, not propaganda. At any time, you can persuade others to your point of view without having to fear the government punishing you for your disobedience.

You may or you may not like what goes on in America but at least you have the right to openly criticize and attack your opponent without having to fear an immediate defamation lawsuit and bankruptcy the next minute.

Which is why Lee Kuan Yew and his friends who make up the Singapore government are mere insecure bullies who feel safe only if every one of their opponents is destroyed? And to accomplish that objective, he uses corrupt judges and policemen, on the one hand paid millions, and on the other hand ignorant sixth grade dropouts to round up his opponents for punishment.

If North Korea is the world's stupidest place, Lee Kuan Yew's Singapore is only one notch better, not more than that. In North Korea, you have an overfed tin pot tyrant bullying everyone in sight and in Singapore you have another tin pot tyrant and small time thug, Lee Kuan Yew threatening anyone who dares. The only difference is, you cannot escape from North Korea, while you can from Singapore, which explains the record breaking exodus of people leaving. 

Singapore, it should be clear has lost its battle with its people. They simply don't want to co-operate. They have had enough. They are leaving. And Singapore has to contend with these third rate recent arrivals, a half Chinese American who will probably choose to be a full time American while his elite Singaporean establishment mother sings praises to the totalitarianism regime for money; the half African Singaporean and the half Japanese Singaporean who knew nothing about Singapore except that Lee Kuan Yew created it. 

For Singapore, the game is lost. I, Gopalan Nair, a Singaporean by birth had left long ago, in 1991. Just as I, thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands of Singaporeans who actually know Singapore had left the island from the 1970s up till now and continuing.

Gopalan Nair
Attorney at Law
A Singaporean in Exile
Fremont, California, USA
Tel: 510 491 4375
Email: nair.gopalan@yahoo.com

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A Singapore lawyer's take on the Shane Todd 'suicide'.

Would be interesting if other lawyers with knowledge of the Singapore system for holding inquests share their thoughts as well.

Is it normal to wait 12 months to hold an inquest on a clear cut suicide (at least according to LKY's police).