If you read the Chinese media, you will notice how superstitious the PAP can be. We are talking about empower our future. Do you trust the PAP for your future? - A party that can only promise its delivery based on superstition and luck. GE2015 is the time we seek an alternative to empower ourselves rather than enriching the PAP.
Let’s look at the PAP’s superstition in three areas:
- The making of the PAP superstition
- The turning ‘feng shui’
- Normality and certainty
The making of the PAP superstition
Many comments about the fear factor of 9/11 for
selecting September, 11 as polling day. However, in Chinese lunar calendar, we should look at the ‘opening day’ and ‘closing day’ of an event. In short,
The nomination day is a foundation day (定江山）. #1
It is good to launch a campaign and the fate is already fitted on this day.
The rumor of possible walkover is always a possibility.
In the last few days of Chinese 7th month, there are only one good day(吉日). It is September, 11.
Now, you know why the PAP picks this
date instead of September 12.
You may think this is a just a coincidence but Chinese do believe this and in fact, in Chinese traditions, it is important to start a business or even launch a war in a lucky day.
It is a ‘feng shui’.
Since the Chinese mainstream media is covering it, they are reporting it from the viewpoint of the PAP. It means September 1 and 11 are good and lucky days for the PAP.
The turning ‘feng shui’
However, it can also be a good and lucky days for the oppositions, especially one believes the ‘feng shui’ is turning against the PAP. In Chinese, it is called ‘风水轮流转‘. ‘Feng Shui’ is not a constant and it will change, just like the yin and yang.
Fate can be changed and unlucky fate can be avoided by doing good things. 'Feng shui' masters always advise believers to do good things, charitable works etc.
The PAP strongly believes they can change their luck by doing things like SG50, pioneer packages, baby bonus, housing grants, MediShield Life, etc. So, they should receive the mandate of the haven. And Goh Chok Tong wants a strong mandate. Then, the haven will ask him what Goh and the PAP have done so far. Are there beneficial to the people?
To cover the bad doings and prevent the bad luck, ‘feng shui’ has to come to rescue and change the bad luck against them. Choosing a good date for nomination and polling days is a 'must' for good 'feng shui'.
Normality and certainty
The changing ‘feng shui’ is the normal thing and it is also the certain thing. In GE2011, many consider it is a breakthrough and Singapore politics is moving towards a new normal.
For 50 years, the PAP managed to keep its authoritarian power unchallenged. It is in fact not a normal thing and hence creates uncertainty. 50 years without change is against the normal flow of 'feng shui'.
A strong alternative force in parliament is a normal development with certainty. The PAP is trying all means to prevent and avoid the the ‘feng shui’ turning. There is a price to pay for doing things against the ‘feng shui’ flowing. For example, locals will have to suffer, low income workers continue to have no wage increase, infrastructure cannot cope with the population increase, PMET jobs etc.
The PAP also knows about this. As a short-term solution, they are using new notes, new LKY memory services, National Day Celebration and Rally to boost their image and luck. They even move one of the nomination centres to Raffles Institution. They hope these can prevent the turning of ‘feng shui’.
The PAP had done well and good in the past. At the same time, it had also committed some mistakes. LKY managed to prevent the turning of ‘feng shui’ by his iron hands. However, iron hands are not allowed in today’s Singapore.
Lee Hsien Loong is the third generation of the PAP. In Chinese, luck cannot last longer than three generations. (富不过三代）. It is a wonder if he can get a strong mandate by preventing the ‘feng shui’ changing.
A strong mandate is gained through caring, kind and compassion. The PAP’s Amazon way of treating Singaporeans is against the yin-yang balance and the ‘feng shui’.
What do you think?