Many Singaporeans must have woken up to a nightmare on 12 September when they find out that support for the PAP has actually increased.
How could there be a vote swing of 10% in view of a PAP government compounding chronic issues with cosmetic measures and creating new ones?
PAP’s landslide win of 69.9 % is an endorsement of its 6.9 million population white paper. Rest assured there will be even more job losses to foreigners because PAP’s only growth model is to grow the population to maintain our shopping mall economy.
Lee Kuan Yew was right in calling Singaporeans “daft” because most seem to lack critical thinking skills. Must spurs be stuck into our hides to wake us up from decades of apathy?
Worse, many can’t even differentiate between facts and propaganda. With his son’s impressive win, he should not need to get up from his grave.
The 2015 election results mean:
– Singaporeans have been convinced by CPF propaganda and PAP can now proceed to delay CPF withdrawal, possibly passing on to members’ children to retain money in GIC.
– PAP can continue to manage our reserves in the most opaque manner, no questions asked.
– Politicians and civil servants who screwed up big time will not be held accountable.
– The hundreds of millions paid to Temasek and GIC directors does not matter but not when it comes to increasing social spending by a few million dollars.
– Citizens prefer PAP to maintain total control of public housing despite politicians not living in one, divorced from housing issues.
– Singaporeans have accepted that our MRT system, not designed for a lower population, will constantly break down in future. Maybe even the entire network coming to a standstill.
– Higher political salaries will be acceptable.
There has not been any significant policy U-turn to justify the vote swing. Perhaps many have underestimated the effects of the SG 50 and PGP propaganda as well as PAP milking LKYs death to garner sympathy votes? Strangely, having access to information on alternative media doesn’t seem to have made Singaporeans any wiser.
If PAP had been governing Singapore well and delivering a higher standard of living, Singaporeans would have naturally voted for PAP. But no, it had to spend hundreds of millions of tax dollars on propaganda and election goodies to buy our votes. Will Singaporeans continue to play the role of a fool by allowing PAP to first take from us and then returning a token of what it has taken just before an election?
The election results confirm PAP’s blank cheque in Parliament and bills will be passed without the need to consult citizens. It is unbelievable that Singaporeans do not want their voices heard. I really wonder if we are so stupid to believe that our Singaporean core could be maintained when citizens, born and bred here, will soon number less than foreigners.
PM Lee must be smiling all the way to the bank because Singaporeans have voted to run our country as a corporation with him as CEO. The status quo has remained after numerous elections and Singaporeans who keep PAP in power can’t blame anyone else when they keep getting screwed by flawed policies. The people have been effectively screwing themselves.
It is tempting, and easier, to give up the fight for justice and equality in view of the disappointing results. But what about our children, vulnerable groups of citizens and even foreign construction workers? No, we can’t just quit after all the opposition party members and supporters have sacrificed so much of their time, energy and limited financial resources to be our voice in Parliament.
Every citizen who has seen through PAP’s illusion created by propaganda must continue to fight against maintaining the status quo.
From the election results, it has been confirmed that there will only be change when it is forced upon PAP by an external event or one that’s beyond PAP’s control. Elected opposition MPs should consider a different strategy after doing some soul searching.
PAP’s policies are detrimental to our country and it has been paying lip service to most of our concerns. Maintaining the status quo will surely doom Singapore.
Singaporeans should reflect on our issues and decide if we really want to be economic digits in Singapore Inc, replaceable by foreign parts. There will be no turning back.