The Sad Decline of a Pioneering People

You have to hand it to the Anglo-Saxons, namely the British and later on the Americans, for shaping much of the modern world. While the British were not the first colonizing power, they were perhaps the smartest. While the Spanish looted the places they went to, the British created a system of never-ending trade relationships with their colonies, which produced better returns than the instant looting of the Spanish. To their credit, the British did leave behind a physical and legal infrastructure in the places where they colonized (though let’s be clear, the intent was not to benefit the natives but to ensure the colonies would be properly administered from London).

When the centre of power moved across the Atlantic, the name of the game changed. While the Americans have been involved in countless wars, their dominance of the world has primarily been through their multinational corporations and universities.

In all fairness to the Anglo-American geo-politics, we live in “rules-based” system built by Britain and America. Even as China and India become the world’s largest economies, they’re doing so in a “rules-based” order built by first the British and then the Americans.

One of the reasons that the world gives Britain and America a certain amount of reverence was because these were the nations that pioneered things like individual liberty, freedom of speech and expression and the ability of an individual to prosper regardless of his or her social status. The US Constitution, which is the world’s oldest, is considered a “masterpiece” in political science. While the American founding fathers were by no means saints (some owned slaves and women were noticeably absent in their calculations), they set about creating a nation that broke with the ancient ways of thinking and made the right of an individual to pursue happiness.

America has been lucky. A fresh stream of immigrants has always given its culture a certain sense of dynamism and as Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s first Prime Minister once alluded to, America has had the luxury of using the brains from the rest of the world. The Old Rogue used to make the point that Silicon Valley would not exist without Taiwanese and Indian migrants. Openness was also good for Britain. When the African states decided to “Africanize” their economies, in the 1970s and kicked out the Indians (Specifically the Guajarati’s), Britain welcomed them and in return they gave British economy a jolt of energy.

The openness of the Anglo-American world made them great and this was underpinned by news people who were allowed to take on the establishment. Yes, there are “sleazy” hacks working for sleazy publications aimed at the lowest common denominator (think News of the World, the Sun, the National Enquirer) but at the same time, there are also serious journalist working for serious publications (think Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, Guardian and Telegraph). Leaders from the West were kept in check by a press willing to take them to task.

Unfortunately, the nations that pioneered things like individual liberty and rewarding people for excellence have decided to pioneer the reverse. The nations that lead the world in opening up trade and innovation are now pioneering the opposite. We only think of “Make America Great Again,” and “Brexit.” Part of this pioneering effort backwards has been to wage a war against people who might be a little critical.

Let’s just remember that the term “Fake News” only appeared in the 2016 Presidential Campaign. Previously there was news and there was libel, which was used to protect people from being slandered by the press. Suddenly, when the Donald, who is famous for his rather lose relationship with facts, was being challenged by the media on his outlandish claims, we suddenly heard the terms “Fake News,” and “Alternative Facts,” being used.

The Tough Guy (only Americans thought so) who could insult others but couldn’t take a hit (who else will do something and warn the other side not to retaliate) started to do things like “dis-invite” members of the press into the White House Briefing (only friendly media and in fairness, Fox News called him out on this) and he actually entertained ways in which he could legally try to investigate media as the report below shows: [LINK]

Things are not better across the Atlantic. While Mr. Boris Johnson cultivates an image of being a “loveable buffoon” as opposed to Mr. Trump’s, “Everyday Sleaze,” Mr. Johnson has shown himself to be no less willing to take on the institutions that have protected the very things that have made Britain a decent enough society. Just as the Trump wanted to ban unfriendly reporters from the White House, Mr. Johnson decided to do something similar in the Downing Street briefings: [LINK]

Seriously, the UK is supposed to be a bastion of freedom of the press. If Reporters Without Borders reported on a place like Russia or China or dare, I say Singapore, I could expect it – but the UK, really?

I don’t know why Americans, especially under Trump get so worked up about China becoming the world’s biggest economy. China has more people and logic has it that as China prospers, her GDP figures will increase. The average American and European will still have a better lifestyle than the average Chinese and Indian regardless of GDP.

So, the question is why is America, under Trump, with Britain following suite, trying its best to make itself more like China. China sends students to America to learn from America. These students are part of a demographic that will help China become more like America and while things may be messy, will eventually propel China into greatness. So, what is America under Trump and Britain under Johnson so afraid off? Why is America trying to be the worst of China? The nations that gave us FDR and Churchill have now given us Trump and Johnson, who are leading once great nations into a proverbial cesspit.

 

Tang Li

*The author blogs at https://beautifullyincoherent.blogspot.com/
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25 Responses to “The Sad Decline of a Pioneering People”

  • Flabbergasted:

    What rules-based crap?

    These white shit raped Asia, WW2 came and they all abandoned Asia and ran home.

    They came back after the war and wanted to resume their rape of Asia.

    By then Asians realise God is not white and threw them out.

    There was and will never be justice and fair play whenever white shit is in charge!

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    NOT QUALIFIED to discuss this subject leh!!! Tang Li whoever he/she is …writes with substance according to the way she/he see it and NOT the Fact of what tell The Fake from True Journalism…

    Is CNA & Shitty Times True MSM or a Bias one…spinning is a Form of FAKE and well CONtrolled

    I remember two journalists one a Malaysian working for CNA interviewing Kissinger when he was at the Peak of his Evil and LKY worship him with reverence…asked a tough question, not a prepared one Kissinger reacted with Venom and sadly the journalist was never heard off again…

    The other was when LKY had a forum with young journalists peppering him with questions and when one young man said that most would not like to identify themselves owing to Fear. like his Master the Dog reacted SIMILARLY with Venom (two evil in a pod)…

    most of the journalist eventually resigned and the poor chap receiving the bad end of the evil stick went on to produce a film…a satire of the Lie dynasty

    TRUTH is hard to swallow when you are a Liar and Evil…The Don can give as well as he takes…3 years under Flaks from all sides he Survived it all and did wonders for his Nation & People…Boris???…maybe Siddiq Khan would be a better PM hor???

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  • Sojoürner:

    How can one see ANY DIFFERENCE between America and Europe? Both of them are the part of the western civilization that is the worst threat to the world peace. The western superpowers Britain, France, Russia and America have been directly responsible for the endless string of the conflicts – WWI, WWII, the colonial conquest of Asia, Middle East and Africa, the Cold War, the Korean War, the Indochina Wars, the Afghan Wars, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the Gulf Wars…

    The western morality has tragically deteriorated. The West wants to control the rest of the globe but doesn’t allow any reciprocal input. They believe that they can dictate to everybody how to live but that nobody can tell them what they should do. Empire days are over. They are not as necessary, as capitalism is on the wane. The historical partnership of capital and state is being overcome with technology which obliterates borders and old industrial economic thinking.

    Europe is old. Europe has been sidetracked some by austerity promulgated by the old system in an effort to rake off the last of the goodies from the general population. It’s a repeat of the other power over structures of the past, feudalism, monarchies and then state supported capitalism, replacing the kings and queens. Blighty is old and Britannia no longer rules the waves. Europe today is bearing the onslaught of millions of Muslim refugees, fleeing their war-torn countries, and this mass migrant movement into European countries via Greece and the Balkans is something new on the hinge of history.

    The puerile inclinations of Anglo-Saxons hyper-individualism have left its’ social fabric so tattered and torn that they have nearly forgotten the high calling of their humanity. America is not ready to accept its decline and the end of the Pax Americana. The USA is the first nation in human history that reached the state of decadence without first reaching the state of maturity. I can’t think of a worse citizen than Trump for managing this transition than Trump or a better than Barack Obama.

    The big unknown is whether … China will mold the rest of the world in its current closed and authoritarian image.” Trump and his cronies are telling the reporters to shut up, calling them pushers of fake news. Trump embraces nepotism, he refuse to release his tax return, while the massive secret national security bureaus exposed by the
    whistle blowers continue to operate in the dark, and American drones continue to hit targets with impunity and untold dead and maimed “collateral damage”.

    The most dangerous point in the arc of a nation’s power is when the apogee of its greatness is passed but it is not yet resigned to decline.

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  • Asd:

    Nothing has changed since ancient its about power to rule and get freebies from the weak via printing of colourful paper called money so as to take your country resources or to get free labour

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  • UniQ:

    Dear TS,

    The biggest problem is China has no regards to anyone’s sovereignty accept to the Chinese Communist Party !!

    You get it ??

    If you would allow you future generations to become 3rd and 4th class citizens to communist China, I am then speechless to contradict your posting. Its the damn same thing now going own in EU with lesser nations feeling sovereignty rob by a council that they did not elect and not given a hood about their existence. Basically, the people suddenly becomes voiceless ?!?!?!

    You dig ?

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  • 中共谎言大外宣:


    醒醒吧, 大红粉。

    近两年来的中共超限战以把全球的人都唤醒, 中共的没诚信,耍赖,贪,假,和邪恶大家有目共睹,
    跟西方的文明社会相形见拙,以成为人类的威胁。

    文章长篇大论一箩箩,其实就是,是非颠倒, 黑白不分。
    深的不说就来个直接的,可否告知大家,为什么武汉病毒没如中共所吹的,
    可控,可治,不会人传人?

    只要你能老实的回答问题,你也找到答案了。

    谎言以至现在病毒散播全球,危害全人类。这样的崛起能让它吗?
    别做梦了,很多人以认亲中共的邪恶本质,再也不可能了。

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  • Sinkie:

    The Opium Wars and century of humiliation that the Chinese endured at the hands of foreign powers remain a source of shame and anger for many Chinese today.

    Before that, China, once a proud, wealthy, and powerful empire with an immensely rich heritage of art and literature, was brought low and humiliated by more technologically advanced powers. China’s sense of itself was completely upended, its grandeur despoiled, and its very existence imperiled.

    Chiang Kai-shek wrote the words ‘avenge humiliation’ on every page of his diary for 20 years.

    National humiliation by the Western powers and Japan is very central to the whole story of modern China.

    Hence China’s current rise had the guilty foreign powers very worried.

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  • Humiliation?:

    Throughout the history of China, there are many extreme humiliations self inflicted and not by Ang Mo. This type of humiliations worst but can strangely can be brush off. Really Chinese chauvinism.

    A few examples ,

    Zhou dynasty 周文王 forced to eat his son’s flesh. Its is recorded he knows but he still makan. What 虎毒不食子 ? Another big BS.

    春秋 , one of the subject cut flesh from his leg to feed the fainted starving 重耳. My Guess 重耳 must be quiet dulan ( nah bay you tainted my reputation by making me eat human flesh ) but endured. After he become king he feign memory loss and purposely never reward this subject ).

    Then there was 勾踐 force to eat shit , no need to say much as many know the story.

    Came Han dynasty what 誅秦滅楚 like damn a sai.
    Who knows kena trap by 匈奴 ( barbarians ) in 白狼山 almost cannot return. Later have to 搞和親 (sell out princess or daughter ).

    During 太平天國 period , human flesh was sold and eaten. It was recorded in history. Ang Mo priests there also recorded what they saw in their journal or diary.

    During the starvation of the great leap , it is also known that the chinese 易子相食.

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  • PAP.Guaranteed.Win.GE2020:

    Tang Li is another Ang Mo Tua Kee SG/HK mentality.

    Who order the shooting of the stupid Hong Kong protesters aka canon fodder ?

    Go read it up here:
    https://asiatimes.com/2019/06/brits-in-hk-police-played-key-crackdown-roles/

    Yes. It is the British commander Rupert Dover and David Jordon.

    This type of news the Ang Mo Tua Kee like Roy, Oxygen and N Chan or SDP Chee will never tell you.

    Even the British Consulate-General in Hong Kong declined to comment on the HK police’s tactics. (read shooting but the Brit know how to play with word and called it tactics)

    Hahaha… Of course the Brits Consulate will protect their Brits citizen commander order of shooting the protestors who are stupid Hong Kee.

    This is called SELF INTEREST. Brits protect Brits commander aka you scratch my back I scratch your back.

    Only stupid Oppie supporters don’t know.

    Now where is all the Ang Mo Tua Kee forummers and democracy “frighter” ?

    Fright for freedom… wahahahahahahahaha

    【老外都睇唔過眼】暴動現場第一身經歷 (And real Ang Mo is laughing at stupid HK)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYXnPxoNgC8&has_verified=1

    Watch the video. The real Ang Mo is having a good laugh of the stupid HongKee. (Fright for freedom) Wahahahahahahahahaha ….laugh die me…

    PAP.Guaranteed.Win.GE2020

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  • Ugly Cunt @#06-183:

    Yes we should give them due credit for robbing other people’s land and lording over others. Very democratic.

    You’ll see Singaporean history books written by westerners.

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  • PAP.GUARANTEED.WIN.GE2020:

    Dear Tang Li and all the Ang Mo Are Angels and Tua Kee here.

    Who called in the HK police to remove/arrested the retarded Hong Kee beggars protestors who are waving UK Union Jack Flag on HK British Consulate compound.

    Yes, the Hong Kee beggars protestors Master, the Brits Consulate called in the police to remove/arrest them.

    Go read it.
    http://www.tongmedia.com.hk/TcmNews/News202001151458530000008808/CNA001.html

    https://www.dwnews.com/%E9%A6%99%E6%B8%AF/60164861/%E8%A2%AB%E8%8B%B1%E5%9B%BD%E9%A9%BB%E9%A6%99%E6%B8%AF%E9%A2%86%E9%A6%86%E5%87%BA%E5%8D%96%E6%BF%80%E8%BF%9B%E7%A4%BA%E5%A8%81%E8%80%85%E5%8F%91%E6%96%87%E8%BE%B1%E9%AA%82%E5%9B%BE

    Ah..hahahahaha … the retarded Hong Kees pro democracy beggars protestors thought by carrying UK Flag and holding a British National Overseas passport will be safe protesting on the Brits Consulate compound.

    Ah.. hahahaha… these retarded Hong Kees pro democracy beggars protestors are even detested by the Brits that the Brits sold them away to the police.

    PAP.GUARANTEED.WIN.GE2020
    PAP Huat Huat Huat ah

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  • PAP.GUARANTEED.WIN.GE2020:

    Flabbergasted:
    What rules-based crap?

    These white shit raped Asia, WW2 came and they all abandoned Asia and ran home.

    They came back after the war and wanted to resume their rape of Asia.

    By then Asians realise God is not white and threw them out.

    There was and will never be justice and fair play whenever white shit is in charge!

    And if you think China is good good boy … then you are so wrong so wrong.

    The One Road One Belt initiative by China is to dump China production surplus .. nothing more nothing less.

    Malaysia is a good lesson for us.

    PAP.GUARANTEED.WIN.GE2020
    PAP Huat, Huat, Huat

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  • 5ea:

    When one is referring to Anglo-Saxons, it is not just UK and US.

    Remember Boris Johnson(BJ) once made reference to a 5-eye alliance , this is the parameters of Anglo-Saxons world. All 5 put together would account for almost one quarter of the world total inhabitable land mass. Their influence is profound and enormous.So far, the Anglo-Saxons (AS) has dominated the world in all fields. Their forefathers has laid down very solid foundation for them to continue to dominate the world in the foreseeable future.

    However, do they have weaknesses?

    Nothing is apparent! However, tell tale signs could be noticed. One is their systems. At times, it could not produce the leaders they like and thus they have several PMs in a few short years. At times, they also do not believe in their own system. Examples are the moment their referendum confirms B’xit is the way to go, a substantial number will demand for a second referendum. The moment XX is elected as President, protests all over the country will say “He is not my President “. The worst is, their system makes them incapable of discerning right or wrong, they will decide according to party line. These would not immediately resulted in anything serious but over time, DNA selection would mode them to behave likewise and many BJs could be selected in quick succession and this would lead them to the “ Proverbial cesspit “.

    If that unfortunately happens, would they die alone?

    Nowadays, don’t you see people all over the world are trying to imitate everything the AS does. Some even go to the extent of imitating their speech, the way they talk, the way they sing and the way they dance etc. The Anglosaxinazation of the world is still going on in earnest, especially through education. Hundreds of thousands of young people are being sent to these countries for studies and inevitably, they will mode their respective countries in future to be more and more similar to their place of studies. So,these are the countries that would likely to go along.

    The ones that would not go along are those who are different, or smart enough to learn only the good but not the bad from the AS.

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  • UniQ:

    @ Sinkie,

    I will bid fellow reader to read up the Chinese History, which was rich in lessons for us and our future generations. From the Chinese recorded history, this is my take to your view :

    - The fall of Qing during opium war was the result of extreme corruptions from officials including local government. ie; its the Chinese cause their own implosion.

    - Opium – Read the Needs of later Qing to control the Empire
    Without demand there will be no supply.

    - Slavery if one BIG BLACK DOT that the western world is still paying the price today globally. In my opinion, this issue is definitely not the cause of Chinese humiliation compare to what is being done to Tibet, Ughurs, and other minorities at the border fringes till today (> 60 years). How would these minority Chinese feel ? Reflection ?

    - The poor Qing government of Empress Dowager over a period of more than 30 years.

    - Due to the corruption and instead of looking outwards for financial gain, the Qing resort to the shortest way out by selling territories to western powers.

    - The corruption and selfishness within the Chinese culture, resulting crossing of the initial Chinese Republic key officials resulted the massive revolution ie implosion.

    - Chiang Kai Shek’s ‘Avenge Huliliation’ is not the Humiliation from western world but the grave defeat and betrayal from the communists; ie China itself.

    Thus, research and understand the people and the Culture to prevent misled information. These information are in abundance on the net and in many books which was very well recorded.

    With such corruption practice within China, what would you expect the western world not to capitalised on it during that era ? Logic ?

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  • oxygen:

    @ PAP.GUARANTEED.WIN.GE2020:

    OI OI OI, RUBBER TAPPER aka durian picker from BOHLEHLAND, U are such a wonder PAPpy IB VIRUS mutating so fast with such ease EXCEEDING THAT OF CORONAVIRUS yet again.

    PAP.GUARANTEED.WIN.GE2020: And if you think China is good good boy … then you are so wrong so wrong.

    The One Road One Belt initiative by China is to dump China production surplus .. nothing more nothing less.

    Malaysia is a good lesson for us.

    PAP.GUARANTEED.WIN.GE2020
    PAP Huat, Huat, Huat

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  • Jman:

    Size matters. And there is nothing nice about international trade. Tech has turned it into a rapid free for all grab.

    The less able have been losing out for the past 20 years. And with the accelerating pace of tech innovation, the less able are going to fall much further behind.

    The UK snapped because too many people were left behind. The GDP numbers are mostly generated by an ever tightening number of companies/people, and all the action was in the southern urban areas. There is a large number of people outside of these areas who suffered for a long time, and whose hardships didn’t make even a small dent in the GDP numbers. And if the GDP numbers are not affected, the politicians don’t care.

    The global system has been broken for a long time. And there is too much prosperity at stake for politicians to do anything meaningful about it. And from this decade on, tech has become too rich and has too much influence for politicians to have any real chance of checks and balances on the abuses of tech.

    Singapore faces similar challenges. It isn’t all that different for us.

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  • onto the people deemed lesser:

    //Nothing is apparent! However, tell tale signs could be noticed. One is their systems. At times, it could not produce the leaders they like and thus they have several PMs in a few short years. At times, they also do not believe in their own system. Examples are the moment their referendum confirms B’xit is the way to go, a substantial number will demand for a second referendum. The moment XX is elected as President, protests all over the country will say “He is not my President “. The worst is, their system makes them incapable of discerning right or wrong, they will decide according to party line. .//

    aiyoh. their system (democratic system) apparently is the best best lar ? at the very least, they can keep on voting / changing the leaders they like / don’t like at regular intervals ? unlike this part of the world where democracy is just for appearance (dressing) ?

    in democracy, there will always be people having different interests (it has always been the case in human nature) – some overlapping ones perhaps ? the reason why there are referendum / protests / demonstration / strike (need to be a peaceful ones) in a real democracy to feel the REAL pulse (not wayang pulse) of society orelse who will register / address one’s interest / concern more other than oneself ???

    //These would not immediately resulted in anything serious but over time, DNA selection would mode them to behave likewise and many BJs could be selected in quick succession and this would lead them to the “ Proverbial cesspit “//

    well, do you mean a harder system (non or not so democratic system) will not have serious problems (or worst serious problems) over time ? a real democratic system (not dressing just to show wayang appearance or leading to bad examples for the people to be cynical) is precisely a good release valve to let go steam on a regular basis (at good enough intervals) and to VTO leaders who the people are not doing the jobs ???

    //The ones that would not go along are those who are different, or smart enough to learn only the good but not the bad from the AS.//

    right on ? you need people (with all the education, freedom to choose what is right for them and the maturity to assess all sorts of information) to be smart and not have wayang leaders “forcing” their own grain of smartness (151th media educational standard with one sided narrative) onto the people deemed lesser (e.g “suckers” or “idiots”) ???

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  • type of living experience:

    //Nowadays, don’t you see people all over the world are trying to imitate everything the AS does. Some even go to the extent of imitating their speech, the way they talk, the way they sing and the way they dance etc. The Anglosaxinazation of the world is still going on in earnest, especially through education.//

    and why many people (even leaders themselves or their offsrpings in this part of the world) are gravitating to their kind of education and/or sending themselves to their educational institutions (anglo / saxon) if they can afford it ??

    a more superior educational system (anglo / saxon) or the type of living experience gained while there that no amount of preaching on the contrary can match ???

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  • I Know:

    The white man pillages, nothing else.

    Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, Guardian and Telegraph and serious publications? They’re the equivalents of our 154, mere mouthpieces.

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  • PAP.GUARANTEE.FLOP.GE2019/20:

    For once, I concur with your observation. But remember the Brits also gave PAP the ISA.

    Well ang mo tua kee got drawbacks. The ang mo char bo won’t want such large items in their “box”. I see why the ang mo women make the ang mo guys wear those long shorts for swimming. Holy cow, the speedos cannot hold all that junk.

    Asian men still look better in Speedos and bikinis.

    And don’t be such a cheerleader for PAP, always huat huat. Sound like some bimbo on crack.

    PAP.Guaranteed.Win.GE2020:
    Tang Li is another Ang Mo Tua Kee SG/HK mentality.

    Who order the shooting of the stupid Hong Kong protesters aka canon fodder ?

    Go read it up here:
    https://asiatimes.com/2019/06/brits-in-hk-police-played-key-crackdown-roles/

    Yes. It is the British commander Rupert Dover and David Jordon.

    This type of news the Ang Mo Tua Kee like Roy, Oxygen and N Chan or SDP Chee will never tell you.

    Even the British Consulate-General in Hong Kong declined to comment on the HK police’s tactics. (read shooting but the Brit know how to play with word and called it tactics)

    Hahaha… Of course the Brits Consulate will protect their Brits citizen commander order of shooting the protestors who are stupid Hong Kee.

    This is called SELF INTEREST. Brits protect Brits commander aka you scratch my back I scratch your back.

    Only stupid Oppie supporters don’t know.

    Now where is all the Ang Mo Tua Kee forummers and democracy “frighter” ?

    Fright for freedom… wahahahahahahahaha

    【老外都睇唔過眼】暴動現場第一身經歷 (And real Ang Mo is laughing at stupid HK)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYXnPxoNgC8&has_verified=1

    Watch the video. The real Ang Mo is having a good laugh of the stupid HongKee. (Fright for freedom) Wahahahahahahahahaha ….laugh die me…

    PAP.Guaranteed.Win.GE2020

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  • Fascists and Commie get out!!!:

    After Mao and the Red scourge on SE Asia not so many decades ago, when we in Malaya(Singapore) cowered in fear and trepidation under Chin Peng’s Malayan Communist Party terrorism & Soekarno’s imperialist ambitions (we were just recovering from the Japanese WWII onslaught) – so I can’t believe how you’ve forgotten how our own Malayan soldier guys laid down their lives with the help of young American recruits from half way round the world – with everything to lose what the hell for?

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  • Lgbtqiaa:

    @ Asian men still look better in Speedos and bikinis.

    Are u gay ?

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  • SG Elites The Best:

    Jman:
    Size matters. And there is nothing nice about international trade. Tech has turned it into a rapid free for all grab.

    The less able have been losing out for the past 20 years. And with the accelerating pace of tech innovation, the less able are going to fall much further behind.

    The UK snapped because too many people were left behind. The GDP numbers are mostly generated by an ever tightening number of companies/people, and all the action was in the southern urban areas. There is a large number of people outside of these areas who suffered for a long time, and whose hardships didn’t make even a small dent in the GDP numbers. And if the GDP numbers are not affected, the politicians don’t care.

    The global system has been broken for a long time. And there is too much prosperity at stake for politicians to do anything meaningful about it. And from this decade on, tech has become too rich and has too much influence for politicians to have any real chance of checks and balances on the abuses of tech.

    Singapore faces similar challenges. It isn’t all that different for us.

    The global elites have mastered all, either crony capitalism or dictatorship kleptocracy.
    Singapore clown prince for everyone have mastered both.

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  • DavidNeo&IreneVanessa:Morons:

    Have to be gay to wear speedos?

    Lgbtqiaa:
    @ Asian men still look better in Speedos and bikinis.

    Are u gay ?

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  • just curious:

    DavidNeo&IreneVanessa:Morons:
    Have to be gay to wear speedos?

    what does a gay wear ….. or doesn’t wear?

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