Is a glittering façade and the status quo really that important?

Ong Ye Kung has finally spoken but these things have gone on for years and this one has been in the public eye for a week already.

Our AG was silent, Our Law minister was silent, all our Female politicians were silent and remain so while a young woman, and as we are now seeing a string of young women, have been violated.

They seemingly put the appearance of institutions and the future of their little princes first when they should be treated like the bad sons (Si Gui Kia as my wife says) they are.

What if the girl was a rich man’s daughter instead of a common person? I wonder how fast and heavy handed they would have reacted?

This is symptomatic of a government living in its own world with its own agenda calculating everything and feeling about nothing.

The system is more important than the people and only when forced do they react.

What kind of “leadership” is this?

No wonder they want to stop us talking with POFMA, as we are putting too much of a spotlight on their growing list of failings.

Our country may look so glittery on the surface that a Stateless Palestinian with an Israeli passport blindly sings its praises but below it is dark and slowly rotting.

Btw did you know we have stateless people here too? Born in the country but kept stateless or have had their citizenship removed by the same government that the young gentlemen praises so loudly in his vlog?

Everyone should be equal under the law and the priority should be the protection and physical and mental safety of the victims not looking out for the perpetrators or the place they committed their crime.

To try and give any excuse shows an extreme lack of morality and empathy and we should no longer condone such attitudes

Recently a Singaporean writer mentioned “The Child in the Basement”, the David Brooks short story whereby everyone knows there is a child being tortured under their city but won’t speak out for fear it will harm their wealth and prosperity.

How many children, and now young women, do we have to have screaming in Singapore’s basement before we regain our humanity?

Is a glittering façade and the status quo really that important to you?

Can you continue to live with it?

Silence and inaction won’t save our nations soul.

 

Brad Bowyer

 

 

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18 Responses to “Is a glittering façade and the status quo really that important?”

  • hopelessCunt3:

    F that eyeO for naive

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  • RDB:

    Who to blame. When voters in GEs always vote for status quo since 1959. They don’t think as has been brain washed liao since pm1 who declared that a peeing and pooing gagament is always the best.

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  • LIONS:

    How many children, and now young women, do we have to have screaming in Singapore’s basement before we regain our humanity?

    Is a glittering façade and the status quo really that important to you?

    Can you continue to live with it?

    Silence and inaction won’t save our nations soul.

    Brad Bowyer
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    and,how many ELDERLY sgs need to take their own *old* lives do we stop being BOCHUP as ONE PEOPLE.ONE SINGAPORE?

    guess WELL-TO-DO sgs like top academics and religious leaders even proffer to remain SILENT in order not to *rock their own boats* ???

    * BOCHUP-ness*(nonchalance) will kill more jobs,more elderly and even not-so-old ones.

    WE SHOULD STOP SPEAKING OUT FOR THE WRONG-DOINGS AND WRONG-DOERS or there will be irreparable DAMAGE sooner than later.

    brad,thanks again for being frank n honest.

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  • Samuel S:

    If the guy is from WP, it will escalate to high levels intervention!

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  • Another PAP's nonsense:

    Nothing new of what being said in your article. Everything here is nonsense. they are all interested only in M$ salary. All institutions are all nonsense. I never trust them since 30 yrs ago and it is even worst situation now. It’s all about money and power.

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  • You Are Going To Hell:

    “Recently a Singaporean writer mentioned “The Child in the Basement”, the David Brooks short story whereby everyone knows there is a child being tortured under their city but won’t speak out for fear it will harm their wealth and prosperity.”

    This is an apt description of Singapore. People don’t want to lose their money and be an outcast for calling out the govt. The education system has indeed failed people.

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  • UniQ:

    Let’s see them on Polling Days

    The Silence is so LOUD !!

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  • Deva Lingam & Devi Yoni:

    Could this spectacle be a metaphysical perversion of the highest order rigged up by psycho-sexual spirits to initiate our Singapore into a normative sexual permissiveness in this postmodern increasingly solipsistic and sophisticated corporate world?

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  • Haigen-Diaz:

    Brad Bowyer:
    Our country may look so glittery on the surface that a
    Stateless Palestinian with an Israeli passport blindly sings its praises but below it is dark and slowly rotting.

    That’s not a natural force of economics, it’s by design, and designs can – and should – be changed. The new ‘elites’ that flocked here and the other increasing migration of less well-off people escaping their own country’s problems – good luck to them making it up the economic ladder in Singapore.

    There’s “something” that’s amiss and wrong in an economy that rewards brown-nosers at the expense of honest labor. Might as well be writing about NYC or Los Angeles or San Francisco; cities where the middle class has been eviscerated. They are cities for the haves and have-nots. The in-between need not apply. It is an ugly situation.

    The economic pressure of tourism is turning our cultural life into a tourist’s idea of a cultural life. When you say “creativity”, people assume you mean “greed.” Of the places I’ve lived in or visited regularly, in the US & Europe, in the country & in the city, all are changing in essentially the same way.

    Communities are are turning into economies, life is turning into a market, and the dominance of global super-wealth determines the specifics of the change. The 95% work all the time, while 5% psychologically inhabiting the same mediated fantasies, whether in San Francisco or Singapore. Each place has its own types of resistance & capitulation, both good & bad, but no place has the power to resist. The ‘other cities’ all belong to a country. PM says, Singapore belongs to everyone. How?

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    Cowards!!! Hypocrites!!! Shameless pieces of SHITS passing off as AristoCRAPS…

    Mentioned, “The Child in the Basement” or the LEEgally Aborted foetus Cruelly crushed and DUMP into the Basement @ KK Hospital as a piece of meat for the dogs???

    The EVIL must stop and those Christians wearing crosses and receiving Jesus on Sundays…can they LIVE with that EVIL knowingly they belong and approved a system that MURDERS Innocent Unborn???

    Hypocrites & Vipers are what they would have been called if Jesus walks the earth TODAY!!!

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  • Bapak:

    I give you guys three scenarios to think about:-

    1) Peeping Tom is son of pink panty,
    2) Peeping Tom is son of a policeman,
    3) Peeping Tom is son of oppo.

    All are remorseful.

    Here come the interesting questions:-

    1)Same result or different?
    2)Who keeps quiet and who most loud mouth?

    Please provide answers. For NAS stead. We owe him an education to understand this almost perfect country.

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  • scum of the earth=humans:

    God has given up on mankind. The devil rules now in this present era ..all over the world.

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  • From Prophetic traditions:

    “Assist your brother or sister Muslim (or non-Muslim), whether he be the oppressor or the oppressed one.”
    “But how shall we do it when someone is an oppressor?” someone asked. Muhammad replied, “To assist an oppressor is to forbid and withhold him from committing oppression.”

    Muhammad said: “It is unworthy of a man of faith to injure other people’s reputations; and it is unworthy to curse anyone; and it is unworthy to abuse anyone; and it is unworthy of the faithful to speak with arrogance.

    Muhammad also said: “Anyone who walks with a wrongdoer in order to support him – all the while knowing that he is a wrongdoer – has thereby departed from the religion.”

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  • 大成巷阿明:

    见逢 插针,火上加油,乘人之危,唯恐天下不乱!

    痛恨有这种行为的人!

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  • MarBowling:

    patriot of TUMASIK:
    April 24, 2019 at 9:38 pm (Quote)
    Cowards!!! Hypocrites!!! Shameless pieces of SHITS passing off as AristoCRAPS…
    Mentioned, “The Child in the Basement” or the LEEgally Aborted foetus Cruelly crushed and DUMP into the Basement @ KK Hospital as a piece of meat for the dogs???
    The EVIL must stop and those Christians wearing crosses and receiving Jesus on Sundays…can they LIVE with that EVIL knowingly they belong and approved a system that MURDERS Innocent Unborn???
    Hypocrites & Vipers are what they would have been called if Jesus walks the earth TODAY!!!

    Response: well said. What is the use of SinKapore having World Class Ministers and Infrastructures when 7 out of 10 Sinkaporean we meet each day are Cowards, Hypocrites & Vipers!

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  • oxygen:

    DIEHARD ANIMAL LOVERS in the political zoo all turned MOMENTARILY DEAD of loud as MUTE.

    So is rowdy Hokkien-speak Ah Lian and her coterie of clowning jesters in tow.

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  • why suffered in silence:

    I share your view that our country is glittering on the surface but rotten below ,right to the core but how many citizens are aware or prefer to be in denial? I am also of the opinion that if the victim comes from wealthy or influential background, the treatment will be different.The tragedy of this sinking nation is that citizens are too docile and meek to stand up for their rights. GE after GE, our gahmen is recycling same old tricks of dishing out goodies,relaxing on freedom of speech (Hong Lim Park protest approval), suddenly concern about welfare of citizens, making empty promises before every election. But yet citizens remain gullible and succumb to their rhetoric,this prove that the gahmen is right, we are all dafts? Come this GE prove to them we are not.

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  • rukidding:

    “Glittering” ???

    Ha, ha,…I think the “jewel” at Changi will be a “Great Glitter”.

    Poor security ,…potent mix of people !…near to 3 terminal !

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