Tuesday, 27 November 2012

No Blue Or Red In A White Dream of Freak Election


The PAP is getting worry so do PM Lee Hsien Loong.  They begin to see their future either in blue or red and there is no white. So in their dream, there is no snow white but only colourful pictures of blue, red, pink, yellow and others.  Is this possible: a Singapore with no men in white? It must be a freak election as Singaporeans are doing the unthinkable as claimed by Lee senior.

Freak or not freak, we are seeing more colours in Singapore politics.  The PAP is day dreaming if it continues to think Singapore is still a ‘white’ land.

"If Singapore had a blue constituency and a red constituency, I think Singapore will be in trouble," …..
"We have tried to make sure that all our constituencies are about the same colour … because we want all the constituencies to share the same interests. Then we can think together and when you represent Singapore, you represent the whole of Singapore."http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC121124-0000068/Spore-cant-go-down-red-vs-blue-path--PM-Lee
Look like he is trying to create a ‘communist’ state and everyone is dressed up in white.  Everything is the “same”: same colour constituencies, same interest, elites from same schools, poor from same HDB, transport from same company, telecoms from same group, ……

In actual fact, the PAP is doing the opposite. They are paying high salary to themselves. They allow the widening rich-poor gap. Even SMRT, they agree to have different salary for same job. Where is the ‘same’?

But for political reason and their survival, they want the ‘same’. Everyone thinks and dreams only white, no other colours.

However, white is not a good colour, especially for Chinese. White means the past, over and sadness. And we prefer a colourful society, a colourful Singapore. In Chinese, day dream is also a white dream.

If there is no white constituency, who is in trouble? the PAP or the people. Singaporeans have been living in the white dream (白日梦) for too long. They dreams of the PAP’s promise of Swiss standard of living – the same white dream for more than 20 years.  It makes Singaporeans forget they have their own dreams – their colourful dreams.  People have the right to create their own colours that they want.  

The government is promoting creativity but only wants citizens to use white colour to make creative pieces. By using white colour, in the PAP’s analogy we will have an "Inclusive politics, decisive government".

In his white dream, PM Lee is overly confident that he and his PAP are the best.

"I think in Singapore, if the PAP is not able to deliver, I think the politics will malfunction because it's not going to be easy to put together another group to make Singapore work." http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC121124-0000068/Spore-cant-go-down-red-vs-blue-path--PM-Lee

Here, he clearly denies other colours can rule Singapore effectively. It must be white if not more white. Not easy as PM Lee claimed does not mean not possible or not capable. Very soon, Singapore politicians whatever colours they are will have the “same” background – thanks to more than 50 years of PAP white washing education.    

Popular but not middle ground, what is he talking about?

If you are not popularly elected, how do you form the government?  If you are not in government, how do you make ‘middle ground’ responsible decisions? May be in Singapore, by using boundary re-drawing, GRC and main-stream media, the white can cover all colours. As a result, even without popular votes, it can still get elected.

PM Lee: Do the right thing, dont be a populistWhile the right political decision may not be the most popular one, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says for the future good of the country, it is more important for the ruling party to make responsible decisions rather than to make popular ones.http://www.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Singapore/Story/A1Story20121125-385608/3.html 
Anyway, PM Lee does not want to be a ‘Hao Hao Xian Sheng’ (Mr Nice Guy).  He wants people to give him the trust so that he can lead Singaporeans ‘charge’ into the white dream.  

Of course, there is a trade-off. If you believe and trust his white dream, you then let him lead you to the white land. However, you too can opt not to trust him and make you own way to a colourful world.

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