Why PAP’s cock-ups don’t matter to most voters most of the time

Think the

— MRT problems (Khaw seems to say that part of it is the fault of Dr Goh Dr Goh’s HK counterpart had similar views on MRT and other major issues),

— present and future HDB “flaw” (“Houses are for living in, not for speculation”),

— uncalled for water hike (Watergate: All about fleecing the sheepWatergate: MIW caught with pants down),

–Hawkergate (Another sign that GE will be next yr/ Three cheers for TOC),

promised pain of a GST hike (How to ensure no GST rise),

and a general perception of arrogance (Think of Kee Chiu’s smirks):

then wonder why the PAP will get at least 60% of the vote at next GE in a free but unfair election.

Doesn’t sound rational does it?

It’s rational though because there is a great deal of ruin in a nation, as Adam Smith once observed: meaning a lot of things need to go wrong over a longish period of time before a country gets into a mess and voters get really upset.

Think M’sia. It went off the rails in the 90s under the then and now present PM. The next PM tried to sort things out but was ousted by a peeved Tun, his predecessor, who then picked Najib who decided if the US Marshall is to be believed, that he’d rather be rich than good.

Other examples:

— The Swedish welfare system was only reformed beginning in 1990s despite problems with it becoming apparent in the 70s (Think the hike in the price of oil). The system was set up after WWII.

— The US infrastructure system is still staggering despite many roads, bridges etc passing their useful life spans decades ago.

As Chris K has said “S’porean’s have not suffered enough”. Which is the reason why Oxygen and his TRE cybernut pals keep on cursing S’pore hoping their fellow S’poreans finally suffer. Meanwhile ordinary S’poreans juz take the “right” coloured pill and keep on paying and paying.

Meanwhile the PAP will continue doing just enough to keep us mutinous but not rebellious, using our own money. Ownself pay ownself to keep PAP in power.

No wonder Oxygen and his nutty pals are consumed with anger and rage.

But let’s be fair to S’poreans and the PAP:

Like people around the world, the Taiwanese voted for peace and prosperity.

BBC’s ending sentence in an article on the recent Taiwanese elections.

Whatever the problems S’poreans have with the PAP as regards prosperity, will having people like Mad Dog, Lim Tean and Meng Seng (Mad Dog, Lim Tean, Meng Seng where are yr durians?) in an anti-PAP coalition govt ensure prosperity?

So cybernuts, don’t blame S’poreans for voting for the continued hegemony of the PAP. Blame the likes of Mad Dog, Lim Tean and Meng Seng. S’poreans are prepared to vote for people like Chiam, Low, Auntie and Dr Tan Cheng Bock.

 

Cynical Investor

Cynical Investor blogs at Thoughts of a Cynical Investor

 

 

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8 Responses to “Why PAP’s cock-ups don’t matter to most voters most of the time”

  • LIONS:

    There are 3 kinds of sgs.
    There are the PAPple who include the elitists and their doggies.
    There are the SHEEPle which made up of majority of sgs.
    Then,there are the PEOPLE who are the only real HUMANS still living in SINGAPORE.

    So,the PAPple are good at propagating them$elves by instilling fear onto the SHEEPle.

    The ONLY WAY OUT is to wake up the SHEEPle by helping them to get out of their fear.
    Their fear is birn of ignorance and that is EHY the feaeful PAPple try to destroy those who try to VOICE THE TRUTH.

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  • Bapak:

    Most of the sleeper voters are in that Sinkies70 group. They are so stupid that they can’t think the moment this three letters “L”, “K”, & “Y” are used. And Pinky knows too very well how stupid they are therefore he is always using it.

    Just wait, all the Old Hack’s stories from founding years till now will repeat over and over again on TV and mainstream newspapers till polling day. I am not surprised at all during Cooling-off Day they will show his life-time story on TV.

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  • oxygen:

    THE USUAL TORRENT OF RECTAL GAS IMPLOSION from a Comical Investor, what else?

    The next downturn in property market in LEE-jiapore is gonna shut him up – permanently

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  • rukidding:

    Count your blessings !

    I “predict” mass “chaos” coming !

    Our days are “numbered” !

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  • Python 5:

    As Chris K has said “S’porean’s have not suffered enough”.

    I say: Singaporeans too comfortable for too long.

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  • opposition dude:

    Come come now Cynical, surely you haven’t forgotten 2011 when history was made? When a GRC was finally lost and with it 2 good for nothing ministers ended their political careers?

    True, the PAP is still large and in charge but let us wait until the next election is over before seeing how well PAP has done shall we? No one dares say that PAP will get 70% or more of the vote because we all know it was the foolish gratitude voters that ended up giving PAP that percentage. Luck doesn’t run forever you know.

    But the most important reason is still due to the majority being kiasee. Nothing more, nothing less. Lee Kayu’s death came at the right time when his party were in the midst of trying to sort out the unreliable train system so they basically got a free out of jail card.

    Let us all see how many of PAP get kicked out of parliament in the next GE before we analyse things ok?

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  • hih:

    My estate is so freaking dirty but people dont care.

    But PAP keep harping that opposition cannot take care of TC.

    But if WP TC very dirty, people cannot forgive!

    Singaporeans very fearful of PAP

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  • Pap Ib:

    Another pappy ib write up.

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