Be a real supporter of change

Many people are unhappy with the conditions in Singapore – high cost of living, insecurity of job, depleting value of HDB flats, delay in payout of CPF savings and other issues.

They like to see people come forward to stand for election and provide an alternative to the PAP in Parliament. They claim to support these alternative candidates.

How many of these supporters are genuine and reliable supporters of the alternative candidates?

Some of them are genuine supporters. You can see them attend the rallies in Hong Lim Park. They come forward to donate some money to cover the expenses. They write the placards to promote the message of change.

They do what they can to show and give their support to the leaders that they hope will come forward to make the change.

Sadly, the number of genuine supporters are small. They are too small to make an impact.

The majority of the people who want to see change are not genuine supporters. They are unreliable supporters. They are not prepared to show and give their support to the leaders.

They want to pass judgment on the leaders who have come forward. They want to argue about these policies in an disruptive and negative way.

They have different views, often unjustified, but are not prepared to put their personal views aside to support a common cause. They think that they are as smart as the leaders, but they are not prepared to come forward to take the lead.

They do not understand the need to be united towards a common cause – to change the power structure in Singapore. They allow their selfish views to be an obstacle.

I see too many of these unreliable supporters.

I write this post to emphasize the importance of giving genuine support to the leaders of change.

If there are not enough of the genuine supporters, do not expect change to happen…

 

Tan Kin Lian

 

 

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22 Responses to “Be a real supporter of change”

  • Regime change is the solution:

    Equally, if not more important, than giving a financial contribution is to vote for regime change at the coming GE AND also convince your family members and friends to do the same.

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  • With YOU:

    TKL is right. You can identify them from the carefully curtailed responses or total avoidance, balls-shrank big mouths lots from amongst some of the regulars here, particularly in any of Shanmugam articles in TRE. Take a look.

    Well, as I know, the “Force” strategy always works, forcefully beat and totally overwhelm you until you are so scared that you will never again even dare to make even visual contact, head bowed down in his passage. Natural Animal Frightened Behavior. Shanmugam 1 UP.

    But, alternatively there are the majority of the lots that had already determined to hit it only at the right time and at the right moment. LT called them the silent murmur lots. But i say, effectively dangerous lots, like nuclear submarine. The “Force” simply can’t do anything with these lots, unidentifiable, undetectable.

    TKL should take peace that “THEY” are with you.

    When they can easily be preyed upon, bashed into the special needs children for example….. don’t expect followers…. Quality?

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  • Another PAP's bashing:

    In my observation, I think peopel are still very afraid to critisize or talk about PAP or any policies. People would think of themselves as long as they are doing well in their life. The rest they would not bother. I really hope many people will lose their jobs to foreigners in large numbers and become jobless. I believe coming soon with Malaysia – China bilateral trade and ties now. Singapore is getting worried esp with Malaysia es with China’s help.
    I ahd an argument with a 65yr old chinese woman from China. She showed me her pink IC. Are you guys going to pay for her old age?

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  • LIONS:

    how to support CHANGE if change is not presenting itself firmly?
    think there will hardly be any form of CHANGE IF OPPO PARTIES DO NOT CHANGE from being fragmented to become ONE SOILD ALLIANCE.

    THIS DOES NOT SOUND APPEALING TO MOST here but i think it is the HARD TRUTH.

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  • opposition dude:

    The main problem are the kiasees. Sure, they wish that PAP would not be so money minded and make life so hard in Singapore but we all know it’s just the mouth talking but the hand just will not vote opposition.

    So they rather have PAP in charge making life hell for them rather than vote opposition. This is not helped by the fact that they get defensive and constantly repeat the 2 greatest excuses known to all SIngaporeans. It’s precisely this wait and see attitude that PAP knows they can get away with it time after time.

    Now that some of these kiasees see that their older than 40 years HDB is depreciating they might be angry at a broken promise but still won’t vote opposition. Let these buggers’ HDB keep plummetting and PAP keep screwing them over with yet more price increases. Leave them to die is better and easier.

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  • Real Oppo Supporter:

    If you are a real oppo supporter, you vote for the oppo.
    That’s it. No questions asked.

    A fake oppo will ask tons of PAP-guided questions. Many of them are likely IB.

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  • Singaporean Kong Come:

    How to get genuine supporter? Singaporean never like opposition at all. They did not vote for PaP, they rather spoil their vote.

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  • Singaporean Kong Come.:

    @Real Oppo Supporter: Do not call these people IB. Call them 50cent. They only worth 50cent.

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  • Know thy true self:

    “Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.”
    - Gautama Buddha

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  • How to win GE2019:

    Based on ground understanding in the last 3 GE , it’s consistent that there is a critical mass ready for change.

    Even if 30% want change, we need to just ensure close to this proportion of seats in parliament are Opposition.

    But that’s not the case due to gerrymandering.

    How to strategise outmaneuver this?

    Secondly, while the elections department is MANAGED BY NON-PARTISAN and totally honest PA, we must still FOCUS OUR EYES ON THE BALLOT BOX ALL THE WAY TILL ITS BURNT.
    WHY? Because this is our duty. Nothing else.

    Also, this is to prevent a future gabramen from playing MAGIC sleight of hand .

    This is our citizens duty to serve as check and balance on the election process despite it being managed by the non-pap PA.

    Haha. Wink wink. Hoho . Jinx j*n*.

    Jinx Ho bell, Jinx Ho all the way!

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  • To Mr Tan Kin Lian:

    Hi Mr Tan

    We know many want to vote against but did not out of fear. The young fear of their jobs and the old fear their children’s job may be targeted.

    So how do you solve this mission impossible?

    How do you solve gerrymandering?

    How do you make people brave?

    How do you get volunteers to monitor the ballot box and not lose sight of the carton box?

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  • old man:

    My call is for all oppositions to form an alliance to fight against PAP and to win as many constituencies as possible to make them become oppositions in parliament.

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  • Fair Comment:

    Dirty politics and corruption will be politics of the past. Clean Politicians will from now and in the future. There is this push for clean politics from Trump’s appointment, Ukraine’s new President to Kao Hsiung Mayor Han’s success. Everywhere there is this push for clean politics. The New World.

    Politicians have to bear this in mind.

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  • Another PAP's bashing:

    For sometime PAP stop talking about HDB flats price go up! Something that people are more concerned. Dun hope it’s gone and CPF also gone. FTs will continue to flow in and many will lose their jobs. With Dr Mahattir’s good tie with China and that includes deep sea Malacca port, ECRL and Bandar raya and many more to come. Local people still very complacent and still very dependent on the PAP. They still believe everything is fine as long as they have a gd paying job. Only 3rd world cheap FTs will come here esp starting 2020. Japan will start to import abt 300,000 FTs to work as the population is aging. Singapore will become a dead toad. I know many Singaporeans look down on Malaysia and Malaysians. Singaporeans are very selfish and proud esp they like to brag abt their high price HDB flats and S$. In time to come many local will have to seek jobs in Malaysia esp in Johor when China comes into the play. China will never forget what PM LHL behaved BADLY bad mouth abt SC seas in Japan and USA.
    Good luck to all Singaporeans and stop building castle in the air! esp 70% daft supporters.

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  • Lan Ka Yu:

    old man:
    My call is for all oppositions to form an alliance to fight against PAP and to win as many constituencies as possible to make them become oppositions in parliament.

    Singaporeans are singaporeans.
    The city is full of stress.
    Everyone is selfish.

    Opposition leaders do not have what it takes to unite

    They are too selfish. Lacking wisdom.

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  • report CI to police?:

    many said Qing peasants kiasi kiasu and Qing empress the dowager can rule as long as she lives.

    but history has shown the many who said so to be wrong.

    Qing peasants, like Sporean 70% sheep, are flesh and blood. kiasi and kiasu. but when the break point comes, Sporean 70% sheep, like the Qing peasants, shall revolt.

    pap, like Qing dynasty, shall be no more when 70% sheep revolts.

    it shall happen. we hope it is GE2019. if not, too bad since we may pass on before it happens. but we remain optimistic 70% sheep revolt shall take place, a matter of timing, a matter of sooner or later.

    NO liar, no lying government, has in all human history lasted. NONE. pap is no exception.

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  • never voted pap:

    Lan Ka Yu: Singaporeans are singaporeans.
    The city is full of stress.
    Everyone is selfish.

    Opposition leaders do not have what it takes to unite

    They are too selfish. Lacking wisdom.

    We feel your frustration. We were so disappointed after GE2015 we gave up caring. We were fooled by the large turnout at every OPPO rally.

    What can we do?

    We continue to vote OPPO, as long as the chance to vote exists.

    We wait for heaven to take care of pap clown and S$m gang liars. They get rotten Ljs and smelly CBs their children become ah kua and ah lian. We just wait for 70% sheep to revolt.

    After saying above, how do we feel? Nothing good nor bad since it is human nature to be kiasi kiasu. We remain hopeful kiasi kiasu has limit and when limit is breached revolt happens.

    Best wishes to you bro and all OPPO supporters.

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  • No Pain No Gain:

    Singaporean Kong Come:
    How to get genuine supporter? Singaporean never like opposition at all. They did not vote for PaP, they rather spoil their vote.

    This happened when the pain is not enough.
    They would rather sit on the fence and wait for others to do the work for them.
    With more pain, these fence sitters will learn to decide.

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  • Only One Important Rule:

    old man:
    My call is for all oppositions to form an alliance to fight against PAP and to win as many constituencies as possible to make them become oppositions in parliament.

    NO to any PAP candidate.

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  • HarderTruths:

    Mr Lian

    As per your other post – please forgive and forget. Forgiveness isa virtue. Do not harbour ill feelings. Pappys need love too.

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  • Python 5:

    70% must lose everything major to them.

    Jobs all gone.
    CPF-cannot withdraw.
    property values crash like Dubai/Subprime.
    property overnight becomes like Hyflux.

    Another PAP's bashing:
    In my observation, I think peopel are still very afraid to critisize or talk about PAP or any policies. People would think of themselves as long as they are doing well in their life. The rest they would not bother. I really hope many people will lose their jobs to foreigners in large numbers and become jobless. I believe coming soon with Malaysia – China bilateral trade and ties now. Singapore is getting worried esp with Malaysia es with China’s help.
    I ahd an argument with a 65yr old chinese woman from China. She showed me her pink IC. Are you guys going to pay for her old age?

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  • Vote Any Tan But Kinlian:

    Go to hell, you dirty prostitute of a humsup Kinlian!!!

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