Singaporeans Are Emboldened, Not Beholden
Since posting up "Majulah Singapura" [Link], I have taken the effort to take a break to seek for 'bahagia" or "joy".
I'm now in a kampong where there are chickens and roosters everywhere (the kampong type). I am away from the maddening crowd of 5.3million. I am in a place where passengers greet their bus driver with "Good Morning/Afternoon" or "Hello" when they board the bus. They say "Goodbye" or "Have a nice day" to the driver when they alight. I am at a place where the bus driver (and passengers of the bus) gives me a smile when I hold back everybody by asking the driver if I boarded the correct bus (because I'm a 'suaku' in this place). When I get a seat, the person beside me would ask me where do I come from, chat me up and make me feel at home.
They do not give me the dirty look (or quietly curse me) for delaying them from where they want to go. If I were in Singapore, many may go: "Delay no more" sounding like "Tiu leh lo mo" (say that in Cantonese) and wish that I had never boarded the bus.
No Sir, I'm not blaming Singaporeans for being impatient. I believe that the chase for money; for being number one, for not wanting to lose out to our neighbours (next door, or country-wise, north and south) has make us what we are. We, not all though, are chasing our own tails, following the style of our leaders to leech as many people as possible (even our fellow citizens) to get rich quick! Making a mockery of NS by paying themselves millions! In so doing, we may have lost our humanity to be decent and be kind to each other. Instead of win-win situation, many of us has become like PAP to win at all cost at the expense of all others - by means of 'fixing and buying' regardless of how much harm we may cause others!
Looking back to the wet Saturday of 16 Feb 2013 at Hong Lim Park, I do feel that about 4,000 (or whatever you figure from the pic) Singaporeans ( including foreigners) care enough to do right for Singapore. To be in this "happy place" now with lovely strangers who treat you dearer than friends is to be in Singapore between 4pm to 7pm in Hong Lim Park, Saturday of 16 Feb 2013! If I may, the desire of each of the participant there was to tell PM Lee Hsien Loong and his very rich ministers and well connected MPs that :
- ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
- WE ARE NO LONGER AFRAID!
- FOR JUSTICE, EQUALITY AND PEACE FOR OUR NATION, PLEASE DELAY NO MORE!
- HAVE THE DECENCY TO SOLVE THE CURRENT INFRASTRUCTURE PROBLEMS NOW!
- DO NOT SHOVE INTO OUR THROATS THE 6.9M WHICH IS ALREADY GAGGING US AT 5.3M! HOW ON EARTH WE SQUEEZE 6.5 MILLION PEOPLE IN 710 SQ KM ??? (272 SQ MILE [LINK] OR 174080 ACRES OR 70447 HECTARES)
- WE WANT PEACE. DO NOT STRESS US OUT WITH MORE PEOPLE!
- PLEASE DO NOT TREAT THOSE WHO DISAGREE YOU AS DIRT1
- STOP INSINCERE APOLOGIES AND GET THE REAL WORK DONE!
- STOP BREEDING (IMPORTING FOREIGNERS) OR REAL SINGAPOREANS WILL START BLEEDING!
- ARE YOU LEADERS OF THE NATION OR ARE YOU MOSQUITOES?
It is so sickening to read in the msm of PAP's ministers and MPs distributing 'ang pows' to residents. Are these "publicity whores" fishing for loyalty with future potential votes or are they truly appearing in the limelight doing good with their heart of gold?
If they know not,
I'd like them to know
Emboldened we are
Beholden we are not
Let not the PAP's arrogance and contempt of Singaporeans destroy the peace and unity that we have for almost 5 decades!
Do you hear the people sing?
Dear PM Lee and PAP, it is already tough for us average Singaporeans to achieve "BAHAGIA". Please do not take it away from us by importing another 100,000 aliens every year till 2030 to reach 6.9M!
Why lead us to such misery?