Monday, July 18, 2005

WAKE UP CALL


Dear Young Singaporeans,

If the NKF farce isn't a sufficient wake-up call, please open your eyes. Can you all see what's fundementally wrong with our society? Economic progress and stability does not justify what a farce our nation has degenerated to. In a matter of 2 years, not only the government has successfully increased GST from 3% to 5%, but also it has justified why the government will not compensate the citizens their CPF cuts. Despite vocal opposition against casinos, the Father of Modern Singapore has turned his back against the citizens in the name of economic gain (or personal gain perhaps).



Are we truly citizens of our own country if we do not even have a say on how our country is run? It's interesting that Wikipedia classify Singapore as procedural democracy. The term procedural democracy is an insult to the ideals of what democracy calls for. Procedural democracy prescribes that the government should make decisions according to a particular principle. This principle address three distinct questions: Who should participate in decision making, how much should each participant's vote count, and how many votes are needed to reach a decision? Although this principle addresses 3 very important questions, it fails to address the most important question: who decide what the governing principle is? Does anyone even know what our national constitution say? What are our basic rights? Ignorance has become the most powerful weapon welded by our political elites.

WAKE UP. MAKE A STAND. YOU ARE THE FUTURE. YOU ARE SINGAPORE.


Yours truly
Comrade-In-Arm
Donaldson Tan

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