The Price Of Freedom

Over the past few days, the protests have escalated in Hong Kong that police now clashes with protestors resulting in damages and causalities. I have personally seen fake accounts and Internet Brigades from both China and Singapore in full force in social media criticizing the protests. It is so strange why IBs from Singapore are trying to interfere with foreign politics. The reason that I can conclude is that they want to continue to shape the thinking of Singaporeans that we should kow tow to all demands and changes from our government. Singapore resembles China a lot, there is one dominant party that wields absolute power in all the decision makings and also one perpetual supreme leader in leading the country. On freedom and expression, both countries curbed public either with surveillance, Great Firewall and all sort of laws and regulations to restrict freedom to express and to criticize.

However, the British system had educated Hong Kong people to embrace true democracy values. Over the years, China has imported millions of China bornt into Hong Kong but from this protest, it shows that the dilution of population has not impacted much. More than one million people protested, the protests have not stopped and further escalated. Watching the videos and news on the protest, one conclusion is to be made that people in Hong Kong values freedom over fear, they believe if they accept the bill now, they will forever lose their freedom. More than 3000 lawyers protested, civil servants, teachers, professionals and even students. We also believe some of the violence were actually fabricated to give authorities the reason to suppress with force. There are many instances where Pro-Beijing folks who tried to intimidate or used force on these protestors were let go by the non uniform police. This shows the country’s law enforcement tilts or bend towards Beijing. Lam is labelled a hypocrite and tearing like a croc on TV to justify the continue push for the extradition bill.

What we learn from the protest. Singapore system has successfully nurtured a system of sheep. The country has imposed many laws to curb freedom and freedom of expression and now even one man is considered illegal assembly. All sort of new laws have been enacted to suppress freedom and Singaporeans just accept them as it is. In the case of Hong Kong, they are willing to fight for their freedom. Many IBs have use the same government’s mantra or rhetoric that protests will kill the economy or violence is not the way. But this is beside the point, Singaporeans should learn from Hong Kong, we can protest at Hong Lim Park and if we do not protest, we could send a protest vote against government in the election. So Singaporeans nurtured like sheep for slaughter has no courage, too fearful and always full of excuse. I suggest you watch the interviews on some of the protestors which gave meaningful reasons. One protestor who is studying law in the university said if they do not do anything, they will forever lose everything and their future generation will suffer. This strikes me hard, our government is screwing us so hard and our next generation already affected by their policies and yet Singaporeans chose to vote them overwhelming last GE.

Singapore is behaving like China, where on earth you find sponsored IBs lurking on social media negativing complaints and criticisms. You have fake social medias pretending to be neutral and shaping the thinking of naive Singaporeans. In a true democracy, it should be a free market where people can take part, discuss and agree. We have somewhat become China where everything is top down and the top lives in the ivory tower dishing out orders and instructions. Remember Singaporeans are highly educated and know how to differentiate things than to be spoon fed. However to keep Singaporeans stupid, Singaporeans are told not to study for degrees and importing millions of foreigners to replace local core and relegating true blue Singaporeans to lower realms so that Singaporeans are led by pro-white supporters.

I suggest Singaporeans watch the video and interviews and wake up. Freedom is not free, you need to fight for it. By absorbing all the nonsense from the top is not way for you and future generation. We need to voice out and be heard in the coming election. Be brave like these protestors and do not be persuaded by the IBs, the excuses and the fear. To lead a better life, the power is in your hand and vote.

VTO 2019 against the dishonourables…..!!! Viva!

 

Amy Katherine Tan

 

 

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25 Responses to “The Price Of Freedom”

  • Let Freedom reign:

    Abraham Lincoln’s Letter to his son’s headmaster is full of
    his optimism and values he believed in; this letter reflects his greatness and ideals he always held close to his heart. In this letter he urges his son’s headmaster to instill in him these values to make him a great human being.

    He asks him to teach his son faith in humanity. The teacher should teach him not to be discouraged by scoundrels, selfish politicians, and enemies as there are heroes, dedicated leaders, and friends too. He asks him to teach him the value of honest labour and hard-work; the necessity of going through failures in order to appreciate success or victory. He asks him to teach him to keep away from envy and to enjoy quiet laughter. He requests the teacher to teach the boy that bullies accept defeat quickly. He also urges the headmaster to teach his son the wonders of reading books and deep quiet reflection on the beautiful mysteries of nature.     

    Lincoln also wants the headmaster to teach his son the value of honesty and integrity, his unique individuality, self-belief and conviction in a trying situations. He appeals to the headmaster to teach his son the art of being gentle and polite with good people; and tough with the tough ones. He
    also requests the headmaster to teach his son to be strong enough and have the courage to differ, to be truthful and always focusing on the good.

    Lincoln insists he teach the boy the secrets of subduing sadness with laughter; to lighten his heart’s burden with sincere tears; not to mind too much about cynical people; and to beware of those who are excessively sweet.

    Lincoln also appeals to the headmaster to always endorse and
    support the best people in physical strength and intelligence; he must never ever compromise on issues related to the heart and spirituality. He wants the headmaster to teach his son how to become deaf to the howling of the irrational mob but to always believe in himself and to fight for what is right.

    At the end of the letter he advises the headmaster neither to be too gentle with him nor treat him harshly. He winds up the letter by asking that his son have sublime faith in himself because only then can he have faith in others and in Almighty God. 

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  • Why suffered in silence:

    Your article is spot on and I fully agree with you.However dinkies are too meek and selfish and lack the courage of the Hong longer.We witnessed many young protesters,secondary school girls and protesters from all walks of life.But I am not sanguine that we could be like the Hong longer who did not even have leaders to lead .them.Hopefully we

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  • Why suffered in silence:

    could have more voters aweaken from their slumber by the Hong Kong protest

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  • MarBowling:

    Chinese RACE form the majority of the overall population of both HK and SinKapore. This similarity ends there! Period. Our population esp majority of the SinKaporean Chinese folks consider the FUTURE in term of 5 to 10 years going forward. And their MAIN consideration and concerns are their PRIZED possessions(highly artificially inflated HDB flat, EC, Condo and private properties). They don’t mind being told and reminded for umpteen Times esp nearing to EVERY GE, that WITHOUT THE PAPIGS IN POWER, Female Sinkaporean would become maids in foreign countries WHEN and NOT IF the Opposition is voted in to be the Coverment! They prefer to LET the PAPIGS, esp the FamiLEE to HOLD TIGHTLY to the Imperial Throne for NEXT 18 generations!

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  • Hsiam Loong Loong:

    If you’ve attended any of the Hong Lim Park protests (except the one on the Population White Paper), you’ll know singaporeans are just hopeless! Where were the rest when the usually 100-200 people were at the park?

    The attendance in those protests were often so miserable that I think actually the pap loves it when someone decided to hold a protest there.

    Hopefully, it may just be my wishful thinking that the HK protest will teach the ‘kiasi, kiasu, kia-jing hu’ singaporeans this lesson:

    People should NOT be afraid of government, governments should be afraid of their people!”

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    Amy wrote like a TRU Patriot…No matter how the pappies try to DILUTE the Core it will be the Core that will eventually Rise to the Occasion after the Coward-Traitor & Murderer of Innocent UNBORN is revealed as a Deceiving Conniving Con Man named aptly Lie ConYou

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  • Asd:

    FREEDOM !

    BRAVE HEART …

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  • Flabbergasted:

    is there no freedom in hong kong? it’s just a case of the west stirring shit.

    I hope XJP will send in the chinese commandos soon, to kick their asses.

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  • Rabble-rouser:

    There are no “real” freedoms in S’pore. Either you’re a Wage Slave [totally reliant on earning income for daily living expenses] or a Debt Serf [working to pay off mortgage, car loans & credit card balances]. Either way you’re trapped by the grim circumstances that you can’t controlled.
    To be frank, S’pore is a honey [financial] trap where it is very difficult to get out once you entered & tasted the “fake” honey re: SG$.
    S’pore has all the wealth trappings but in reality, none of it is real nor sustainable wralth. They are mere mirages, anchored by crushing Debt re: leasehold property, COEs, etc. The S’pore Economy is an enticing work environment which turns out to be a hard slog with little career prospects, limited work life once you’ve entered past the glass doors. If not, why the constant need for foreign workers over the locals?
    The truth is that locals have the labour mobility unlike the foreigners whose “job loyalty” are tied to the employer who applied for his/her employment pass. And that is why many local graduates, ex-PMEs ended up driving for Grab & Go-Jeks. The non-graduates end up being food deliverers with e-bikes.
    Why do you think that S’pore has such a high cost of living; tremendous living pressures with escalating inflationary costs but stagnant wages; very high medical charges, etc? These are the manacles that “bind” the people to their fate re: the boh-pian type of hand-to-mouth livelihood! The fearful existential life which bodes inner fears [insecurities] & fear of tyranny [political impotence].
    Even the PAP Ministers are “trapped” by their high pay unable to do what is right but simply resigned to collecting their monthly obscene pay until they are “forced” out through cabinet changes. But they are the more fortunate ones yet they remained trapped to S’pore unable to migrate to better countries. Why? It is because they have no influence & no recognition. They still can get token directorships & honourary appointments in S’pore to stroke their fading egos whereas overseas, they are simply nobody!
    The S’pore Economy are slowly dying because technological disruptions & geopolitical tensions which are undermining S’pore’s Existential Fate. S’pore has no friends, no allies! Everything that the govt says end up antagonizing the other countries & our neighbourhood. Where got hope?

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  • Haigen-Diaz:

    The people of Hong Kong were passed from one colonial owner to another in 1997 without the courtesy of self determination. They don’t like it and never will. Will democracy be a solution to all this? Possibly. But don’t forget that the system worked when the British never gave Hong Kong democracy.

    Three generations of HKers: The parents generation escaped from Mao’s China and HK was a paradise to them. Present generation simply immigrated to US/Canada/Australian in the 80s. The younger generation of HKers right now were born under Chinese, where home ownership is only a dream despite a college education and hard work ethics; they don’t escape by emigrating but they stayed and fight. China will be alienating a whole generation of youth who will stick around to fight back.

    For me personally, I think the trend is more important than the status quo, and that’s has been proven time and time again by history, that is democracy gradually perfects itself, and it does not happen overnight.

    China’s policy on Hong Kong is an accurate indicator as to the direction of China. I totally agree. When the CCP gave up Communism there was no longer any ideological justification for its one-party rule so it is desperately afraid of democratic ideals.

    In a legal sense, the author is partially wrong — China has the right to govern Hong Kong, and until the protesters realize this they are knowingly putting themselves in harm’s way, physically and professionally. Taiwan and Tibet will also never stand down in their desire for freedom from the communists. It took 50 years for Eastern Europe to attain their freedom and it may take as long for HK and Tibet but it will happen.

    Just like Singapore, Hong Kong has become the playground for the mega-rich. The rich in Hong kong has been able to control most governmental policies to benefits themselves and leaving vast majority of the 7 million residents to extremely high real estate prices, low wages, and rising living cost.

    Whether Singapore or Hong Kong should govern themselves or submit to a dictatorship, tyranny has no legitimate sphere of influence. Anywhere. Ever.

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  • Fruitless:

    What you see happening in HK, and similarly elsewhere is a form of war/death. They won’t be able to win this war no matter how many millions go on the streets because they are also the problem as much as the authority is to them.
    As for Singapore, they are quite similar to the mainland – the people are completely subdued(by law) and the rot carefully masked.

    What has been masked will sooner or later manifest into graveyards in their endervors.

    Rule of law? You want to compete with China in that field of control?

    Repent Singapore and democracy won’t save you.

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  • The End Already:

    This will never happen. They have little idea of real freedom.
    These dafts had the chance and they couldn’t even vote right.
    You are looking at very confused and stupid people.

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  • Freedom Come Freedom Go:

    We can never be like HongKongers. Sinkies don’t even have the guts to go to Hong Lim Park to listen to speeches for fear of being identified as if Satan is going after them. What a joke.

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  • Went to Japan:

    More and more locals becoming Grab drivers, Grab food delivery, while the govt keeps importing foreigners to take over local jobs.

    GST 9% coming
    Satellite ERP

    Many cannot afford housing and tahan cost of living.

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  • Harder Truths:

    I am glad many smart people in this forum realise we live in a rotting cesspool of backstabbers fighting each other for a job to survive – which will be given to FT anyway by the masters.

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  • most uselss:

    I talked to a lot of old folks who are above 60, they know Pinky is causing catastrophe to Singapore and Singaporeans but they are scared of voting against PAPPY, so they decided to void vote.

    Singaporeans are too timid and fear of change.

    The white party will continue to relegate locals and raise cost of living to compensate their own millions pay package and also the black holes of our sovereign funds.

    And 70% voted for it.

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  • leg hair fetish:

    most uselss:
    I talked to a lot of old folks who are above 60, they know Pinky is causing catastrophe to Singapore and Singaporeans but they are scared of voting against PAPPY, so they decided to void vote.

    Singaporeans are too timid and fear of change.

    The white party will continue to relegate locals and raise cost of living to compensate their own millions pay package and also the black holes of our sovereign funds.

    And 70% voted for it.

    Unlike you, I talked to a lot of youngsters. They dont seem to be bothered who and what Pinky does. As long as they are enjoying their ‘forum time’ on hardw zone posting threads like the one quoted why bother – ‘WHAT DO SG GIRLS think of Sinkie guys who have leg hair vs no leg hair’?

    Put them side by side with Joshua Wong of Hong Kong who is only 22 years old, who do you think is having a good time? Sinkie youth?

    A recent PAP reporting from mouthpiece, PAP will be seriously concentrating on what they can do for the youth of SG. PAP is not saying it but they actually fear what the power of young people can do to them…think of the Hong Kong youth and Carrie Lam.

    Another one a few days ago from Heng –
    Best way for Govt to win trust is to trust Singaporeans with the Truth, NO MATTER HOW POPULAR! In other words, like Assloong, Heng will also be doing what he wants, whether sinkies kpkb or diam diam.

    Way out of our miseries? Vote them out.

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  • record player stereotyping:

    most uselss:
    I talked to a lot of old folks who are above 60, they know Pinky is causing catastrophe to Singapore and Singaporeans but they are scared of voting against PAPPY, so they decided to void vote.

    Singaporeans are too timid and fear of change.

    The white party will continue to relegate locals and raise cost of living to compensate their own millions pay package and also the black holes of our sovereign funds.

    And 70% voted for it.

    you are playing outdated old record. they are now paying more attention to young sg people.

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  • Dear Amy:

    I said log ago many times before.
    For Singapore to change,
    We need to first understand the WHY.

    WHY is Singaporeans like this?

    To us, Singaporeans thinking is MISGUIDED.

    To UNDERSTAND better the WHY :

    1. HOW Come one billion China smart and average IQ people can happily accept China Dictatorship? The people do not generally speak up if they have different views than XJP. The existence of 50cents proves Not All Agree.

    China brainwash it’s people from young. Psychological control, Cultural influence , social norms , mental Conditioning = Conformity.

    A PhD can be brainwashed because it is Psychological. We seen many examples. Education and having well-travelled does not make one wake up from Brainwashing Hypnosis.

    Psychology is not IQ nor Logic. It includes Illogic.

    2. Kim Jong Ill is well educated in Switzerland. He is well travelled. He was brought up by a dictator. There you go! Education and travelling means nothing!

    3. Singaporeans living today have Never experienced the Freedom found in HK. HK people have been brought up experiencing much more freedom than Singaporeans.

    What does this mean?

    It means humans adapt to the environment.
    The culture, nurture, values, beliefs are different.

    Singaporeans born here have become very well controlled by Fear, risks of Law suits, state controlled media, their parents pass down this culture and psychology to them also.

    MY MAIN POINTS :
    IF you have Never experienced Political Freedom, you have ADAPTED to living without freedom. Political prison.

    If you have lived a life of political freedom, you will fight to the death to preserve this freedom. Like a freedom bird would rather die than be jailed.

    Human CONDITIONING.

    WHY China grads who studied overseas return to China still supporting a culture of Unquestioning Trust in their govt? THEY HAVE BEEN CONDITIONED. Psychologically Hypnotised from young. Chanting and singing songs.

    Like a salesman selling two products . Some choose product A and some choose B.
    The China political salesman have sold their beliefs, values to its people using the resources of the entire country and state machineries.

    INBREEDING :
    One Party Rule can say, oh, we have Democracy. Among our like-minded talents, some like Durians, some like Rambutans, some like Mee Siam mai hum. We do not force them to eat what they don’t like. We vote among our inbreeding. This is a SUBSET of the Truth or Reality.

    But such a system regards this subset as the total set. They persecute people who think otherwise.

    China in Mandarin means center of the world. They assume they are the center. Whatever a person assumes becomes his truth despite what is the Truth.

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  • No Dafts or Dogs Allowed:

    @ most uselss

    It is easy to identify this ‘group of voters’. If you’re an experienced observer, you can tell straight away with 95% accuracy. As for me, the 30%, I have that “you don’t mess around with me” look. Don’t you even dare call me ‘uncle’ without me giving a look of disapproval- Hahaha

    most uselss:
    I talked to a lot of old folks who are above 60, they know Pinky is causing catastrophe to Singapore and Singaporeans but they are scared of voting against PAPPY, so they decided to void vote.

    Singaporeans are too timid and fear of change.

    The white party will continue to relegate locals and raise cost of living to compensate their own millions pay package and also the black holes of our sovereign funds.

    And 70% voted for it.

    Disclaimer: I cannot be held responsible for the opinions above, as apparently one of my dogs has learned how to type.

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  • Sixty-four:

    @most useless

    So, may we know how old are you?

    Oh,come on, those in early sixties are the ones who kena humtan the most by PAP.
    You think who so stupid.
    Even if you want to lie,lie smart.

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  • oxygen:

    @ Flabbergasted

    AIYAH, WHERE GOT SUCH THING of your fertile imagination?

    Flabbergasted: s there no freedom in hong kong? it’s just a case of the west stirring shit.

    I hope XJP will send in the chinese commandos soon, to kick their asses.

    The HK students, Ah Lians, Ah Huays and Ah Sengs DON’T READ foreign media or foreign social media platform.

    Me reads foreign media, hardly any mention of the extradition bill UNTIL AND AFTER THE million HKgers marched on the street protesting!!

    YOUR CLAIMS ARE FALSE.

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  • joe tiu bareback black:

    lky the pap lying liar lied when he said he would rise from his death bed to right any wrong that happens in SGP.

    we knew he was lying when he said that.

    because there is no such thing as price of freedom.

    as soon as 70% sheep threshold for pain is breached, ffff, price of freedom or free of charge of freedom, 70% sheep shall vote OPPO and every current pap S$m clan member alive or dead shall be indicted and put in changi chalet for long long.

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  • Bad Boy:

    @ I hope XJP will send in the chinese commandos soon, to kick their asses.

    Well Xi so far only phone Trump …

    习近平同美国总统特朗普通电话
    https://mbd.baidu.com/newspage/data/landingpage?s_type=news&dsp=wise&context=%7B“nid”%3A”news_9691497036565020662″%7D&pageType=1&n_type=1&p_from=-1&rec_src=52

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  • Dbs bank kena use:

    Well deaths are uncessary and should go through dialogue.

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