Vivian Balakrishnan’s call to the United States to accept the rise of China, such beautiful rethoric

I refer to the recent Vivian Balakrishnan’s call to the United States to accept the rise of China, to double down and reap the rewards together etc.

Those words were such beautiful rhetoric uttered by none other than a former star debater but they will only remain mere rhetoric. Let me explain.

The United States has been the beacon of the free world since the end of World War 2 but today, American supremacy must make room for a rising China which must become more assertive and influential and whether the United States likes it or not, countries like Singapore will have no choice but learn to adjust and adapt and be more street-wise even in foreign policy matters which our impeccably educated People’s Action Party (PAP) ministers, I suspect, grossly lack and for the simple reasons being that they are too book-smart and too sheltered in a tumultuous world.

Vivian Balakrishnan and his PAP government are precisely the opposite of what he has preached to the Americans in Washington. At home, they have not only been intolerance about the rise of opposition politicians and parties, many of whom were badly bruised and some bankrupted too.

I asked myself if I were the United States government or an American Senator or a US Congressman listening to him but aware of how his government had treated many of its past political opponents back home instead of being more acceptable of their rise like what he has urged the Americans to do with China’s rise, my reactions and conclusion of what that man has uttered so eloquently before me must be nothing more than mere diplomatic niceties or what our local Singaporeans would call wayang or “ying cho” than to take him seriously. The Americans are not stupid unlike the majority of our citizens.

Like many other things in life, often times, one’s actions speak louder than one’s words and I believe that Vivian Balakrishnan’s call to the United States about China’s rise … is no different.

In short, I am afraid that there was plenty of sounds and hot air and hardly any substance in his speech and it is not difficult for people to see through. Think!

 

Simon Lim

 

 

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24 Responses to “Vivian Balakrishnan’s call to the United States to accept the rise of China, such beautiful rethoric”

  • Mentoring Wayang Kulit:

    The mayor was trying to sell his house, but without much success.
    One day an idea struck him and he forcefully pulled out a brick from the wall of his house.

    “Why did you do that sir?” asked his servant, appalled.

    “Oh foolish man, what do you know?” rebutted the mayor, “To sell anything, you have to advertise a sample. I propose to show this brick to potential buyers as a sample of our magnificent house!”

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  • HarderTruths:

    Since the Youth Olympic Games extravaganza, our hero has gone into hiding.

    Who can forget his having overspent by three times the estimated amount and still claiming it a success (because of this).

    His selfie with Kim Jong-Un is the only other memorable thing he has done since then. Apart from the various ‘ponding’ incidents that is.

    Now, crawling out from under the rock of ignominy, he single-handedly takes on the United States.

    Is there a medal for Clown of the Century?

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  • No Dafts or Dogs Allowed:

    The right-wing Republican Party overthrow of democracy has been in high gear for decades. How can someone be expected to obey democratic norms when he doesn’t even know the words to the national anthem?

    Trump won’t decide to follow democratic norms, since he comes from a real estate background that included bribery, partnerships with criminals, and refusals to honor contracts.

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  • stupid is as stupid does:

    Dear Mr Simon

    Forrest Gump said Stupid is as stupid does and it is
    exactly what you are doing now calling the majority
    of Singaporean just that

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  • makesUsAshamedToBeSGs:

    cant even solve problems at home , but dare to tell others how to act!
    hypocrites the lot of them.

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  • pap ah neh:

    yes ago when pap ah neh was a junior and pap toothpick thief was his senior, both were on flight from China to Spore.

    one of us on same flight. and one row behind pap ah neh and pap toothpick thief zorro.

    since these pap junior clowns ownself declare ownself worthy of S$m, the one of us paid careful, very careful attention to what these S$m overpaid pieces of shit were worthy of.

    ffff. truth is, they were worth nothing. pap ah neh, typical of ah neh yes sir yes sir BS, was listening with wide mouth open to pap toothpick thief zorro boasting about his endless traveling days while pap toothpick thief was with EDB. throughout the 6 hours, all self boasting and never a word about what their S$m portfolios would improve the life of 70% sheep.

    ffff. 70% sheep truly are suckers. and we the 30% are collateral damage.

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  • Who Is He?:

    He should have kept to his medical profession. As a politician in charge of Foreign Affairs, he is a total failure compared to Jayakumar, Rajaretnam etc.

    At least during their time, Singapore was respected by the other countries.

    Now he is making a fool of himself.

    He tried to teach Dr M how to fiack, Now he is teaching both China and USA how to run the show.

    He thinks he is on par with Dr M, Trump and Xi. It makes my toes keep on laughing. Please lah for heaven sake stop it.

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  • C’est la vie:

    *****
    Bala, your words for the US, is rising too, … like hot air and flatulence !!!
    ***
    *****

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  • Chindian or Indinese?:

    That’s the price you pay for marrying INTO an ethnic Chinese family so that you have to eventually ‘fall in line’ and be forced to EMBRACE and (pretend to) LOVE the Chinese ‘culture’ (which, if it is miraculously somehow still in existence, intact from Laozi’s days) and all things Chinese, including the Chinese Communist Party.

    Such a shame.

    A disgrace, in fact, this guy who has compromised. I used to worship when he was a top debater during his JC days and would never miss the SBC telecast of every TV debate involving his team.

    Another name I can think of: Philip Jeyaretnam. Oh, so promising at first, yet finally, like Vivi, was unable to resist the lure of the Devil’s Dollar and finally succumbed, crosses over to the dark side and did the waltz and the tango with the Satan, dancing to the tune of evil.

    I’m sure you all can also come up with many, many names of their ilk. Let’s remember them, do not forget what they did not do but eventually did do, for the people never forget, they will get back their pound of flesh. Eventually and ultimately they will.

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  • Chindian? Indinese? Neither!:

    TREACHEROUS – The List

    Just to add but one:
    that Nair boy!

    He’s a J-something… Janata? Javana?? Help, please, thanks.

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  • 五花马:

    pap ah neh:
    yes ago when pap ah neh was a junior and pap toothpick thief was his senior, both were on flight from China to Spore.

    one of us on same flight. and one row behind pap ah neh and pap toothpick thief zorro.

    since these pap junior clowns ownself declare ownself worthy of S$m, the one of us paid careful, very careful attention to what these S$m overpaid pieces of shit were worthy of.

    ffff. truth is, they were worth nothing. pap ah neh, typical of ah neh yes sir yes sir BS, was listening with wide mouth open to pap toothpick thief zorro boasting about his endless traveling days while pap toothpick thief was with EDB. throughout the 6 hours, all self boasting and never a word about what their S$m portfolios would improve the life of 70% sheep.

    ffff. 70% sheep truly are suckers. and we the 30% are collateral damage.

    政府官员在一般的斑机上讨论办公室的事务?

    林瑞生没这么做,赞!

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  • dumber and dumbest:

    4Gs are dumbs and dumbers?

    our leaders were they stupid that it did not cross their mind that china was not happy with sg trying to do a fast one by stepping onto boats with one leg? remember the pork soup and free smoke stand up routine in the usa by who?

    and now they are stupid not to realise that trump is a guy who will remember it in his heart if he see that SG trying to side with china in his trade war? the signs are all there isnt it…how many of his own staff trump sacked whose idealogy were different from his?

    just stfu vivian.

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  • 俗語有云::

    俗語有云:

    說好話 , 做好事 , 存好心。

    Nothing wrong.

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  • Praising China ?:

    This is the first step of the plan where Vivian praise China.

    As Singapore’s economy begins to slide downhill, and the Pinky is not favorable to the Chinese leaders, he is now dispatching the New Lucky Charm Heng to dry his luck in winning more business from China.

    But the Chinese leaders are not that stupid. Good Try.

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  • UniQ:

    VB is required to go to the US regarding China is likely of the following :

    - Assurance that SG 5G system is not using or not planning to work with Huawei as US is sharing a lot of confidential information thru SG.

    - Assurance that US Technologies are not leaked to China thru Singapore State owned Companies

    - Support to North Korea thru SG Port

    - Realigning US interest with SG actions due to the latest approvals of SG purchase of High Technologies Military Hardwares.

    - Reassurance of alignment with Republicans interests instead of the relationship they have established with the past Obama administration and past Sec of State.

    - To own up any deep state support during the Obama administrations.

    Not the ‘Beautiful’ Rhetoric they uttered.

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  • Daft Shows:

    makesUsAshamedToBeSGs:
    cant even solve problems at home , but dare to tell others how to act!
    hypocrites the lot of them.

    This Wayang is for the dafts only.

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  • Great Asia:

    Angmoh worshipping banana!

    No history, no culture and no dept!

    Ha ha ha!

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  • Great Asia:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzhZGUfaZhI&list=PLqT82WRE-YI4J6BW_8ONNuDFs1wDuGeli&index=49&t=0s

    Bananas can only chant war slogan like their white masters. They will not achieve this level of sophistication.

    Ha ha ha!

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  • Great Asia:

    Who is Sir Stamford Raffles?

    If you go to the streets of London and ask the pedestrians about Raffles, how many of them would be able to tell you something about Raffles?

    But, here in Singapore, Bananas are worshipping him like a deity in a Taoist temple.

    Ha ha ha!

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  • Great Asia try to hard:

    In China, people also worship Mao like a deity in a Taoist temple.

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  • MarBowling:

    Praising China ?:
    May 23, 2019 at 11:42 am (Quote)
    This is the first step of the plan where Vivian praise China.
    As Singapore’s economy begins to slide downhill, and the Pinky is not favorable to the Chinese leaders, he is now dispatching the New Lucky Charm Heng to dry his luck in winning more business from China.
    But the Chinese leaders are not that stupid. Good Try.

    Response: well said. All those so-called 4G LEEders who are handheld by Mai Hum 24/7/365 must be STILL holding on to Lee Kayu’s words of wisdom that US STILL IS and WILL BE FOREVER the NO. 1 SUPER POWER BOTH IN MILITARY AND ECONOMIC PROWESS! That’s WHY Mai Hum is soooooo Confident that he DARED to pass those 2 uncalled for remarks about China! He is sooooo confident that Crooked Hairy Clinton would 100% WIN the US Election and NOT D TRUMP(whom Mai Hum also passed some uncalled comment!). This is the KARMIC EFFECT! This will be the CAUSE and EFFECT for our beloved country because of the SUPER CONFIDENCE which was displayed by the self-proclaimed Great LEEder aka ONE HAND THAT COVERS THE HOLE SKY OF SINKAPORE! Over to you folks in the coming GE!

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  • Please lah !:

    100millions cannot wait to get out, even only to be a “shallow banana”. Millions are even willing to pay million$ just so to get to be “bananas” faster.

    And you want SG Chinese to aspire to become what ?

    Mindless zhongbies or shallow monkeys ??

    The choice is not clear ???

    Great Asia:
    Angmoh worshipping banana!

    No history, no culture and no dept!

    Ha ha ha!

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  • Please lah !:

    100millions cannot wait to get out, even only to be a “banana”. Millions are even willing to pay million$ just to be one as soon as possible.

    And you want SG Chinese to aspire to become what ?

    Sophisticated mindless zhongbies ??

    Really ???

    Great Asia:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzhZGUfaZhI&list=PLqT82WRE-YI4J6BW_8ONNuDFs1wDuGeli&index=49&t=0s

    Bananas can only chant war slogan like their white masters. They will not achieve this level of sophistication.

    Ha ha ha!

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  • Please lah !:

    pedestrians in London did not benefit from Sir Stamford Raffles, why would they know about him.

    SG people benefited greatly, of course they ”remember the source of our drinking water”.

    好事不出门

    Instead ask the pedestrians in London about Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin. MZD, KJU, see they know anything or not ?

    Great Asia:
    Who is Sir Stamford Raffles?

    If you go to the streets of London and ask the pedestrians about Raffles, how many of them would be able to tell you something about Raffles?

    But, here in Singapore, Bananas are worshipping him like a deity in a Taoist temple.

    Ha ha ha!

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