Singaporeans can no longer accept out-of-touch rulers

Singapore and Singaporeans are trapped in a flawed and failing system that is enriching a few at the expense of the many while dividing them, putting them in competition with each other and blaming them if they don’t get ahead in a loaded system as they slowly sink in to poverty and hardship.

This is not just a local issue, it is also a global one, with the self-serving Neo Liberal economic model that has become the story and religion of the central bankers and elites around the world at the heart of it. A system that the current People’s Action Party (PAP) has fully embraced and is endeavouring to defend even while it is being rejected and thrown off almost everywhere else.

While they owned all the methods of information this narrative could be sold to the people and while the negative effects were not widely felt that narrative was accepted with little question. Now with the advent of social media, the challenges of income inequality and a disrupted and changing economic and geopolitical model causing stress, fear and dislocation that narrative is being seen through for the flawed system it is.

This is emphasized when our Prime Minister tells us we must “steal other’s lunches”, “cannibalize ourselves” and “tighten our belts and scale back our lifestyle and dreams” all while fighting for our survival and many other negative and disempowering statements.

The leading edge of many sciences and philosophies have now shown empirically that our natural state, and incidentally the state for the most successful ecosystems, is a combination of altruism and co-operation. This is the opposite of the one our rulers wish to keep us in because when we are united and cooperative that is a threat to their plans and positions and gives us a power and ability to thrive without them that they are understandably afraid for us to have.

I fully concur with the opinions of Dr Tan Cheng Bock and Mr Lee Hsien Yang who say the PAP is no longer the one of old and has lost its way.

Where once it was focused on society, community and advancement for all it now seems far more focused on power, control and self-preservation at any cost. Partly because of the manufactured nature of the current crop of MPs and ministers who were grown in a sheltered system which created entitlement and group think and partly because they do not seem to have the ability or wisdom to adapt and lead in the rapidly changing world. While everyone else is moving in to the 4.0 economy, Singapore is stuck in the 3.0 one and going backwards.

We are now in an economically challenging time, but you must notice that, unlike the 1997 Asian financial crisis and the 2008 global financial crisis where Singapore stood stronger, now we are the only ones really suffering while our ASEAN neighbours are still doing okay and in some cases thriving. With a forecast regional average growth of 3.3% and the likes of Vietnam at 6.6% we will be lucky to register 1.5% (largely due to a flood of foreign workers and NOT due to real economic value added) and we will soon fall into full recession.

We can no longer accept out of touch rulers who tell us to fight with each other while they themselves are insulated from the effects of their poor, outdated and flawed self-focused decision making and economic management. We must come together once again as a cooperative community and bring in leaders who will use 21st century thinking and leadership to implement a new and socially conscious economic model and plan and turn us around from the divided failing nation we are becoming to a united and thriving regional leading one again.

I believe Progress Singapore can provide that enlightened 21st century leadership and it can’t come a moment too soon.

What do you think?

 

Brad Bowyer

 

 

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20 Responses to “Singaporeans can no longer accept out-of-touch rulers”

  • 5 yr old even knows:

    meritocracy like IQ intelligence tests have been debunked long ago …THe pap still holds on to such stone age ideas because their power is at stake..

    https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/12/meritocracy/418074/

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  • vincent tan:

    when deep shit recession struck
    many jobs are loss due little or no business in the market.
    Complete and full fledge retrenchment struck forcefully.
    Those fair-weathered foreign talents automatically packed-up
    and fled this miserable red dot happily..
    blanga go back blangadesh
    chinese tiong go back china
    pinoy go back philipine
    thai chk go back thailand
    viets go back vietnam
    malaysians and pr no longer
    indon investors liquidate
    ceca indian honor no more
    uncle sam also minimalise more
    foreign direct investment shrink
    …….. more bad bad happenings
    maybe even sing$ need devalue !!
    red dot left with bare minimum 3 million
    true blues with no where to go back to.
    surely turn PurpleBlack from true blue
    be brave…. don’t despair…. wish our leaders avoid bringing us on these wild rides all over again.

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  • no worries:

    In any society, there will always be the 30% who realized very early the signs of decay, such as veiled nepotism, parleement approved cronyism, and legalized corruption.

    Many of the 30% shall lament, and some give up, when the see no change in the mindset of the rest of the 70% sheep.

    But history has shown, over and over again, the 70% sheep does change, although very slowly.

    Some 50 plus years have come and gone. The days of 70% sheep to change are drawing nearer, added by stupider and stupider 4th gen pap folks such as stroke heng and kee chiu bugs bunny hum kar chan.

    Sure. Some of us many not live to see the final change. Yet while we have breath, why not assist the process by stopping to be negative but rather be positive in our very speeches by emphasizing every time we speak that the toppling of pap is at hand.

    If everyone believes in the toppling of pap, it shall become a self fulfilling prophesy. Maybe if each of us does it seriously every new day, we might perhaps see the change before we meet the liar lky at the cul de sac and kick is ffffing lying balls.

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    PAP an opposition in 1955…self-govt in 1959 to 1963 were a grouping of DEDICATED Nationalists & Patriots…1964-1965 The DECEPTION by a Bastard Begun…1965-1985…

    The Republic of Singapore was fighting for SURVIVAL bar the Bastards’ Evil towards others and their Families…1986 to PRESENT…The Evil had taken HOLD and a Bastard stayed on to see his Evil through till the Devil call him Back…

    When you sell your SOUL to the Devil…There is a PayBack and the Owl will HOOT to remind you of the PayBack…in 2013 with a TIMELINE of Mercy, 2 years for Repenntence by The Creator OR the DEMONS will DRAG you to where you BELONG after a HORRIBLE suffering DEATH… deserving of a Horrible man

    There are MANY Good and Dedicated Patriots who CARES…Please STAND and be COUNTED…Your Country Needs you… NOT the State INC of Corrupts & Cronies that go Laughing to the Bank Reading their monthly CPF & Bank Statements

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  • oxygen:

    PAPpypolitics and PAPpynomics are trapped in the STABILITY imprisonment mindset of their own preservation for longevity and hegemony quest in what a world of TURBULENT CHANGE.

    They are lousy asset builders, worst still as asset traders and WON’T CHANGE.

    HOW CAN ANY ECONOMY SURVIVE ON POPULATION RECYCLING EXPANSION AND AN ENDLESS ORGY OF INFRASTRUCTURE SPENDING – BOTH ARE CAPITAL CONSUMPTION, NOT WEALTH CREATION in economic construct??

    CLUELESS AND IRRELEVANT THEY ARE USELESS LOT,and if we stick with them, LEE-jiapore is finished faster.

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  • Spring Cleaning:

    The 4G PaP has one co driver, both derail. But still taking big fat salary. This time round must compulsory to do spring cleaning.

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  • LKYlastWill:

    Your soul, thhe very essence of life, has been corrupted and defiled by the vision, values and religious hypocrisy of PAP and their followers or worshippers( at least 70%).

    This is no small matter which you can ignore.

    When you submit to a life of “buying and selling” your souls to the biggest bidder( no one highest thang the gov), you already took ion the MARK, the identity or of all the characteristics of the “beastly leadership”(all their hypocrisy and rubbish).

    This is not “good news” at all and if that does not hit the core or the spirit of your being, you are effectively dead or soulless.

    What’s happening around the globe to cities, who subscribe to the ideology and wisdom of the PAP in the submission or worship of mamminisn, are burning(you are no exception).

    Nearer to home, your twins, HK, are feeling the full impact of “the rule of law” and globalization( champion of and seeded by the PAP leadership) in a civil war and those, at least half the nation( including many famous celebrities like Jacky chan etc) who are pro- PAP china do not give a damn about humanity, their comrades, their neighbors etc, and even attack violently , their own kind because of fleeting jobs, businesses and the vainglory of everything the PAP stands and live selfishly for(they beget you).

    And you have oppositions, same spirit, vying for power next to them in the sinful House, and shamelessly took random payout in millions from taxpayers, to “fine tune” the beastly system when you should have taken the subtle hint of heaven’s warning to “Demolish the House” where the STRONG MAN RESIDES.

    Good luck to you, if you invest not in your soul, and if you the people of Singapore and the rest of Asia(world) choose to take on the MARK/characteristics of the beast, who changes not its spots.

    For it has been written…

    You are in the same hot pot or state of affairs as your twins( you can’t be an exception to the rule) is just that you died at your jobs working for the rich.

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  • 3rd Party:

    It came across intelligently until that biased lackey supporting statement;

    [I believe Progress Singapore can provide that enlightened 21st century leadership and it can't come a moment too soon].

    Where you have no basis of substantiation and especially when it has clearly appeared to me that TCB can’t even compose his grounds. Watch this;

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSXmi9EDAyg

    The best he came up with was the family squabble in the parliament, OMG!. He said he is only for “to ask tough question in Parliament” not in anyway 21st century leadership.

    I read a passage in TRE about “conman” and the “bystander / 3rd parties”. You therefore came across as the 3rd party in all likeness for vouching things that you failed to substantiate.

    Shut your ears from the devils whisper. Don’t allow dilution. Blood is thicker than water. If I am not wrong, BB was once in PAP.

    Vote for the hardworking LOTs, Lim Tean & party, Sylvia, PNG 100% Correct. People’s Voice and WP.

    Watch LT videos. He tells you the problems and he tells you the solution. 21st Century leader in the making.

    BB, you should join back PV.

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  • You have no say.:

    @ Singaporeans can no longer accept out-of-touch rulers

    Up to Majority say.

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  • Eddie:

    Concur with your views; the current PAP is no longer the party of yore! They are more self-centred and principally to enrich themselves first then the populace. Most ‘elected’ MPs came easy via the tailcoat system of GRC (no need to go thru baptism of fire in politics) and in such comfort zone they became yes-men and after two term they can get pension for the last drawn salary. Hence, they are more concerned with their future then the future of the populace: that is why all bills are passed thru like rubber stamp: just ‘follow law’ and they would have a good future leaving all those who voted for them literally down the drains!! More single constituencies (eliminate GRC altogether) will get MPs work for the voters and not themselves – this should be the direction for a better Singapore not a better PAP alone!

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  • ShameOnYew:

    PAP China(same seed or spirit) will let the DIVIDED people( both groups are economic slaves who serve the House) of Hongkong to kill each other( you can’t reconcile the bloody political controversy when mammon is your life and god)

    What does Sin do?

    Don’t matter in their affairs. The people are monkeys in the palm of RIGHTEOUS BUDDHA( hohoho from singapore)

    That’s how deprave and corrupt SINGAPOREANS( at least 70% who serve the House of Sin))are who go about their jobs for the rich and by the rich’s man House of Sin(including oppositions)

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  • Haigen-Diaz:

    Just eleven years have passed since the Global Financial Crisis, and the world–in brazen defiance of the 2008 lessons–is already back to blowing huge bubbles and naively praising the nations that benefit from these financial booms of “fool’s gold.”

    Singapore is presently inflating one of the worst instances of these post-2009 bubbles, and shows similarities to Iceland’s bubble that make me think its boom will end in a comparable (but not necessarily the same) way.

    The financial stability and vitality of Singapore – at least on the surface – has rendered it the world’s envy at a moment when most Western countries like UK, France are languishing with weak development and elevated unemployment and poverty rates. The booming finance and true estate-focused economy in Singapore has earned it the “Switzerland of Asia” nickname, and financial experts from all over the world flock to work here to take shelter in their home nations from the hard-hit economic industries. Latest with James Dyson adding to our lists of billionaires.

    Singapore currently has the biggest per capita millionaires in the world, and mainstream analysts – unaware of Singapore’s dangerous economic bubble – are predicting even more demographic growth in the coming years. Of course, the hypothesis that the wealth of Singaporean citizens will continue to grow at high rates requires further inflation of the country’s asset bubbles, not to mention the very real risk that these bubbles will rise and cause important income declines.

    Singapore’s bubble will most likely pop up as the trade wars heighten and China’s bubbles with emerging markets will continue to pop up. As global and local interest rates continue to rise (waiting for the FED decision tonight), which is what first inflated the Singapore’s credit and asset bubble. It is essential to be conscious that if the U.S. continues to inflate for several years, the bubble economy of Singapore may continue to inflate. The rate of Fed Funds and SIBOR remain at such small concentrations. My argument is that, while their bubbles inflated and produced an illusion of financial vitality, finance and actual estate-heavy island economies were seen as safe havens.

    I expect the ultimate emergence of the emerging-market bubble to trigger another crisis comparable (although not identical in every technical sense) to the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis, and there is a powerful possibility that this time it will be even worse because more nations (Latin America, China and Africa) are engaged, and because the global economy is now in a much weaker state.

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  • Don't be Darth Vader:

    “Yes, a Jedi’s strength flows from the Force. But beware of the dark side. Anger, fear, aggression: the dark side of the Force are they; easily they flow, quick to join you in a fight. If once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will, as it did Obi-Wan’s apprentice.”

    {Jedi master Yoda}

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  • Rabble-rouser:

    @ oxygen:
    Mate! You need to add one more to your equation of “lousy asset builders, worst still as asset traders”. That of “clueless geopolitical navigators”! Backed the wrong mare in Hillary Clinton & instead got the belligerent stallion in Donald Trump who promptly cancelled the TPPA. Offended the Chinese such that no invite to first OBOR summit was given. After much PLP, 2nd summit attended but photo taking session was banished to the outer realms of CJP power orbit.
    M’sia elections, again backed the Kleptomaniac Najib only for Dr Mahathir to oust the Kleptomaniac from power & promptly cancelled all his projects including the HSR. Yet the Chinese managed to renegotiated their projects & managed to get it back on track abide on cheaper terms. HSR? in limbo!
    Those guys @ Ministry Of Foreign Affairs must be either sleeping or continue to get things wrong on geopolitical affairs. Hopelessly clueless geopolitical navigators who kept getting it wrong & slow to keep up. And still want to embark on Globalisation (+ 10 million growth population) when the geopolitical shifts were occurring rapidly with latest WTO threat by the Trumpster.

    oxygen: PAPpypolitics and PAPpynomics are trapped in the STABILITY imprisonment mindset of their own preservation for longevity and hegemony quest in what a world of TURBULENT CHANGE.

    They are lousy asset builders, worst still as asset traders and WON’T CHANGE.

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    Rabble-rouser:
    @ oxygen:
    Mate! You need to add one more to your equation of “lousy asset builders, worst still as asset traders”. That of “clueless geopolitical navigators”! Backed the wrong mare in Hillary Clinton & instead got the belligerent stallion in Donald Trump who promptly cancelled the TPPA. Offended the Chinese such that no invite to first OBOR summit was given. After much PLP, 2nd summit attended but photo taking session was banished to the outer realms of CJP power orbit.
    M’sia elections, again backed the Kleptomaniac Najib only for Dr Mahathir to oust the Kleptomaniac from power & promptly cancelled all his projects including the HSR. Yet the Chinese managed to renegotiated their projects & managed to get it back on track abide on cheaper terms. HSR? in limbo!
    Those guys @ Ministry Of Foreign Affairs must be either sleeping or continue to get things wrong on geopolitical affairs. Hopelessly clueless geopolitical navigators who kept getting it wrong & slow to keep up. And still want to embark on Globalisation (+ 10 million growth population) when the geopolitical shifts were occurring rapidly with latest WTO threat by the Trumpster.

    I am surprised you back a mare instead of a stallion…but then you may have reasons best-KNOWN lah!!!… I would take a Stallion’s win as what to expect in Singapore hopefully in the next GE…you are not backing a SHIM(a cross between a she and a him} are you???

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  • singapore ah mah:

    Singapore and Singaporeans are trapped in a flawed and failing system that is enriching a few at the expense of the many while dividing them, putting them in competition with each other and blaming them if they don’t get ahead in a loaded system as they slowly sink in to poverty and hardship.
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    HARDSHIP ONLY?
    Too many common sgs have been BULLIED BY CIVIL SERVANTS who are at the BECK AND CALL of even lowly GRASSROOTERS or even their relatives?

    ask around and you can see why our civil service is breaking down.
    even our police officers are subjected to ARROGANT GRASSROOTERS who think they are ABOVE THE LAW OF THIS COUNTRY.

    Many common sgs suffer in silence as they are afraid of getting more trouble from all these bullies.

    so,what are grassrooters for?
    are they supposed to be ROLE MODELS to their humbler neighbours and serving them or are these grassrooters some sort of gang members with special privileges?

    THE UGLY GRASSROOT-SINGAPOREANS MUST HAVE THEIR MASKS UNCOVERED TO REVEAL THEIR TRUE ‘FACES’ OF ARROGANCE AND GREED AND SELF-SERVING!

    Our ministers still think that their grassrooters are doing society good just because these lapdogs are good at currying favour and telling lies!

    GRASSROOTERS ARE IMPORTANT TO SOCIETY AND TO BREED SOCIAL COHESION BUT IS THIS THE CASE THESE DAYS IN SINGAPORE?

    WAKE UP MINISTERS AND ADMIT YOUR ERRANT THINKING N WAYS.

    AFTERALL,’we are SINGAPORE’,WE ARE THE CITIZENS OF SINGAPORE,no less than the grassrooters or others that prey on us,lesser mortals.

    many good civil servants cannot remain good anymore as they need to keep their rice-bowl by not offending the grassROTTING PRINCELINGS!

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  • singapore ah mah:

    Singapore and Singaporeans are trapped in a flawed and failing system that is enriching a few at the expense of the many while dividing them, putting them in competition with each other and blaming them if they don’t get ahead in a loaded system as they slowly sink in to poverty and hardship.
    =============================================================================

    HARDSHIP ONLY?
    Too many common sgs have been BULLIED BY CIVIL SERVANTS who are at the BECK AND CALL of even lowly GRASSROOTERS or even their relatives?

    ask around and you can see why our civil service is breaking down.
    even our police officers are subjected to ARROGANT GRASSROOTERS who think they are ABOVE THE LAW OF THIS COUNTRY.

    Many common sgs suffer in silence as they are afraid of getting more trouble from all these bullies.

    so,what are grassrooters for?
    are they supposed to be ROLE MODELS to their humbler neighbours and serving them or are these grassrooters some sort of gang members with special privileges?

    THE UGLY GRASSROOT-SINGAPOREANS MUST HAVE THEIR MASKS UNCOVERED TO REVEAL THEIR TRUE ‘FACES’ OF ARROGANCE AND GREED AND SELF-SERVING!

    Our ministers still think that their grassrooters are doing society good just because these lapdogs are good at currying favour and telling lies!

    GRASSROOTERS ARE IMPORTANT TO SOCIETY AND TO BREED SOCIAL COHESION BUT IS THIS THE CASE THESE DAYS IN SINGAPORE?

    WAKE UP MINISTERS AND ADMIT YOUR ERRANT THINKING N WAYS.

    AFTERALL,’we are SINGAPORE’,WE ARE THE CITIZENS OF SINGAPORE,no less than the grassrooters or others that prey on us,lesser mortals.

    many good civil servants cannot remain good anymore as they need to keep their rice-bowl by not offending the grassROTTING PRINCELINGS!

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  • This a fake or true:

    Just heard from donkey mouth that imported PAP foreign talents include profssinal beggers. These r the yellos robbed going aroud the table in Humka chan detested wet market food court. More surprising is that they even secure SIN PR by changing into coat n ties.
    No wonder HUM KA Chan arrogantly bloated he has no problem to imprt foreigners to displace Singaporeans from their jobs incuding begging. No wonder patrons of wet market food court do not see old Singapore he po ah ya going around . Tommy better be the three gorilla no hear no speak n no see. Surely u r not that daft to credit the Govt for these ingenious alien talent professional beggars n conmans n conwomen probly u can introducing them to your mastrrs n misstresses. You may be happy that many prc attressess r here. pap mps must be happy to make friends.
    is this fake or true, many daid it is but s papfalls so fast so deep meh. netizens what do u think? true or false?

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  • More Pain Needed:

    When pain is enough, change will come.

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  • Paul R:

    Singapore has a failing economic and political system as young people , especially males , realise that there will be little chance of them getting their own place to live , as they will have to wait to nearly 30 because of NS , and the necessity to build up down payments and the prices keep going up and the apartments smaller. The government has allowed the influx of foreign workers to keep salaries down , not promoted job automation and efficiency , and have forced apartment prices higher .
    There has also been a failure to foresee change in industry and educate the population , and most of the infrastructure companies are badly managed by ex military leaders , even a company like Hiflux is badly managed . The education system is at fault , not providing more technical and scientific people , focusing on exams , and not informing young people the necessity to learn for life and be creative .

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