Is this the reason why Singaporeans are called sheep?

It’s clear to everyone that Singapore is a country with no sheep to produce wool.

Yet for the longest time, people have been calling Singaporeans sheep. To understand why, we have to look at the characteristics of sheep.

Sheep are known to be meek and obedient. In a herd, all the sheep listen to their leaders and show total esteem.

However, sheep are not stupid animals.

This is what BBC Earth says on its website: Sheep are actually surprisingly intelligent, with impressive memory and recognition skills. They build friendships, stick up for one another in fights, and feel sad when their friends are sent to slaughter.

So we can say that being called sheep is neither an insult nor a compliment for Singaporeans.

If we have to single out a key factor, it’s probably because the Singaporean is perceived as submissive to authority, displaying blind, unshakeable allegiance and support to leadership and government.

The Singaporean is conditioned to think that he cannot do without the only ruling party he and his forefathers have known, the People’s Action Party (PAP).

This is why the Singaporean only wants an opposition to throw stones and pebbles, and not the kitchen sink at the PAP. He is afraid that if the PAP sinks, the country will sink along with them.

There’s a voice inside the Singaporean’s head which tells him that he and his country cannot do without the PAP. Such conditioned thinking (some call it indoctrination) start from young and it has worked wonders for decades.

The voice tells him that the country can quickly go from first world to third world, investors will run away, jobs will disappear, the trains will stop running, utilities will be disrupted, and he and his family will suffer, if he goes against the PAP.

Even if the Singaporean doesn’t admit it, there is such a voice inside his head. Maybe not all, but at least 70% of the population.

Is this the reason why Singaporeans are called sheep?

If so, the Singaporean needs to do two things: First, he must forever banish that stupid voice inside his head. Then he must always remember that he has nothing to fear – the only thing he has to fear is fear itself.

 

Augustine Low

 

 

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32 Responses to “Is this the reason why Singaporeans are called sheep?”

  • Civil Servant:

    Not to worry………there are CIVIL SERVANTS BETTER THAN PARTY MEMBERS to run the country!

    In fact, the country is run everyday by CIVIL SERVANTS!

    I was one of them before retiring! Not to worry, the country will NOT, I REPEAT NO5 collapse without xiasuay or heng heng.

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  • CCS = Chan Cotton Sheep:

    Do you know that when a sheep falls over, it cannot get up on its own?

    Now, 70 % sheep in Sinkapore have the same problem. Without Party Against Peasants party, they become handicapped and hopeless.

    Lost case for sinkies!

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  • Thinkforothers:

    THERE’S NOTHING INDISPENSABLE FOR GLOBAL ORGANISATION’S WHEN A CEO RESIGNED, THE ORGANISATION NEEDS TO MOVE ON WITH OR WITHOUT A CEO.

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  • Asd:

    I think xia suay second nature is telling lies con old folks with free meal boxes

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  • Send in the clown!:

    That’s what kee chiu think of us consciously.

    Meek and easy to make sinkies submit using fear mongering

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  • opposition dude:

    The kiasees are all scared stiff so they are easy to manipulate which PAP has used to great effect.

    Like I have said previously, these kiasees will be the bane of us all. Until these kiasees leave this world and cease to be the majority of voters we will have to suffer for a while more.

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  • Cease to be Wolf !:

    He alone is a man – the one who keeps his word: not that he has one thing in the heart, and another on his tongue…. So if you are strong, torture not the weak; thus lay not the axe to thy empire … Egotism is such a terrible disease: he dies, only to be reincarnated and he continues coming and going (in delusion and suffering)

    - Guru Gobind Singh

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  • Roy Use DPP Lies:

    Dear Singaporeans,
    Many Oppie here are in cahoot with Roy saying gay Taiwan had informed WHO very early about the virus and its human to human transmission.

    Has anyone here read the email content ?

    Well, I am pleased to show Taiwan email content to WHO below.
    https://focustaiwan.tw/politics/202004210020

    “News resources today indicate that at least seven atypical pneumonia cases were reported in Wuhan, CHINA. Their health authorities replied to the media that the cases were believed not SARS; however the samples are still under examination, and cases have been isolated for treatment. I would greatly appreciate it if you have relevant information to share with us. Thank you very much in advance for your attention to this matter.”

    Anyone with good English can tell me is there any mentioned of human to human transmission ?

    ROC Taiwan had gave early warning to WHO ? My foot are laughing.
    Roy and all had been conned BIG BIG TIME BY dpp President Tsai.

    Just admit it. Democratic Progressive Party lies to the world ….

    Mdm Ho Ching is right to errrr. Fark ROC Taiwan DPP.

    GE2020.PAP.Guarantee.Win.All
    $PAP$ Tua Kee; Majullah $PAP$; $PAP$ Huat$ Huat$ Huat$
    Singaporeans must be Cheaper, Better, Faster.
    Workers must accept wage sacrifices to keep businesses going.

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  • Cotton comes from sheep!:

    Send in the clown!:
    That’s what kee chiu think of us consciously.

    Meek and easy to make sinkies submit using fear mongering

    Another bao jaik method is to give them some goodies like rebates, chicken rice, ang baos during LNY, etc.

    This formula never fail for the past 5 decades.

    After that, make sheep pay back with drumsticks and higher gst.

    Come next erection, repeat as silly sheep have by then forgotten the pain.

    Sheep are sheep PERIOD

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    Perfectly PUT Augustine!!!…

    Breaking a CONditioned Bond is Difficult but it can be DONE if reminded that they the Sheeple has a Brain with Grey Matter and NOT shit between their ears…like most CONditioned Politicians owing to the Gratification PROVIDED by the people’s “hard work”…some may enter politics with STRONG Ideals of righting the wrongs…” when MONEY TALKS” the “BULLshit sets in”…

    What is needed in the political scene be it PAP or OPPOSITIONS are people NOT CONditioned with “Money and POWER” as Vivien the boy with a girl’s name put it in Parliament…”Politics is POWER” hey Viv not forgetting “Money” too…

    Wishful “THINKING”??? absolutely NOT!!!

    Remove the Mindset on what Augustine wrote above and “THINK”

    Can such Patriots be FOUND??? yes in the system as well the Public sector…NOT the CONditioned scholars Beholden and Totally CONditioned when invited for tea and wet behind the ears parachute to be LEEders!!!…

    I can name a few in Parliament and those outside…Thaman and reformers in the PAP camp CONtrolled bya whip held by a Crony…workers Party with their team yet to see one arseHOLE besides those thrown out owing to infidelity but then PAP too has its many fair shares of such too…

    Should the oppositions decide to put aside their differences and agree to disagree on certain but NOT Vital policies for Singapore…we CAN and will have a Govt similar if not BETTER than the one we had with the Pioneer Generation…Dedicated Patriots and Better Educated not forgetting where they came from…

    Dr CB Tan-LimTien-Ken J- and the evergreen TruBlu Patriot Dr Chee with those critical but constructive in their views in the Idiotic Cabinet…they should not only critic but Participate for the sake of the Nation…age is ONLY a number…a Bastard sits in Parliament when he can hardly STAND and most likely need help when he PEE till he was past 90…

    So How??? Kishore-Tommy-Cathrine-Ngiam- and the many more Brilliant but non-political minded Patriots…

    Your Country NEEDS you!!!

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  • JP Muruguan Uptron ACL:

    Augustine Low:
    Sheep are actually surprisingly intelligent, with impressive memory and recognition skills. They build friendships, stick up for one another in fights, and feel sad when their friends are sent to slaughter.

    Sorry. But singaporean are not even sheep. They are not intelligent, do not possess recognitions skills ( being scammed every 5 years ) and they constantly pawn each other and fell happy about the others demise around them while the they cannot revcognise that FTs have pawned them really hard ( lack of recognition skills)

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  • Smart Cow:

    Singaporeans are not sheep. It is cow…lah

    If not why LKY says ‘spurs not deep in their hides’? Only cows have hides. Cows are really stupid and easily ‘cowed’. Their owners gives them grass and they give back milk. Up till now they continue to let their owners ‘milk’ them till dry. Stupid, right?

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  • Very insulting:

    Singaporeans are sheep?
    That’s very insulting.
    Singaporeans are very wise people. They understand what is political stability and treasure political stability by voting for the same government.
    Without political stability and a stable government, how do we generate and maintain a stable economy that can create jobs and opportunities for Singaporeans?
    Just imagine, if we fail, where are we going to look for jobs with the income we are earning today?
    We are a small country. One bad policy can send the investors fleeing and make us jobless.
    So our strong progress in the last half a century show that Singaporeans are very wise and smart.

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  • Brainwashed Sheep:

    Yes after 60+ years of brainwashing, the sinkie sheep cannot think anymore.
    Ask them whether they dare to know Empress Dowager salary, and they will want to change subject.
    They even do not know that they are living in FEAR created by papigs; you cannot have any intelligent conversation with them.
    They consume their shot of 158th brain-altering drugs daily.They do not read beyond the MSM.
    Sinkieland will sink with these cotton-producing sheep.Sia Suay is wrong; we have plenty of them.

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  • FEAR works all the time!:

    FEAR is a very powerful weapon and the Gahmen has used it so effectively every election year. But I know that Singapore will survive and continue to thrive without PAP because the country is run by Civil Servants. Multi-national corporations survive and continue to thrive even when their CEOs and senior managers leave the organisation. No one is indispensible!

    For a start, if the people are fearful of leaving the incumbent Gahmen in the cold, lets make sure that they do not have 2/3 majority in Parliament. The incumbent Gahmen still have the final say but at least there will be significant checks and balances in Parliament. I hope Singaporeans will wake up to this realisation before it’s too late. With a few exceptions, many of the current 4G leaders are out of their depths. They need to be shaken up!

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  • trublu:

    Yes,70 pct among us has become SHEEPoreans.
    Which other govt takes money from PAST RESERVES and dish it out to non-citizens the way our govt does?
    And,for bring loyal citizen n nation-builders OLDER SGS WHO HAVE BEEN RENDERED JOBLESS N NEEDY are given ONLY $700?!

    SGUNITED BUT SG STANDS FOR?
    LOCAL SINGAPOREANS OR LOCAL PERMANENT RESIDENTS( OR PERMANENT NON-CITIZENS)?

    CAN WE BE MORE HONEST WITH OUR STATISTICAL DATA?
    LOCALS IS AMBIGUOUS.
    WITH A WORKFORCE THAT IS MADE UP OF ALMOST HALF PRs/FTs in *ACTIVE* EMPLOYMENT, and with as many sgs jobless as there are FTs,it is only right WE FURNISH THE REAL STATS RATHER THAN FAKE NUMBERS???

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  • Realistically:

    So the 64%+ who did not vote for Tony Tan in the last Presidential Election were also “sheep” eh?

    What a PATHETIC piece of drivel…….not sure if Augustine Low & those fake oppos can EVER face up to the REALITY that these fake oppos just do not have it to become MPs lah, sans the s*ake oil salesmanship.

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  • Harder Truths:

    I have never seen sheep organising any kind of resistance to their owners, but I have seen them following other sheep over a cliff…..

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  • Wool and Lamb Chops:

    Sheep move in flocks and they follow mindlessly the sheep in front (the leader). So it’s easy to control them; just control the lead sheep. Left on its own, the sheep wanders off and gets lost. So sheep dogs are trained and used to control and keep the flock moving together. Sheep are kept mainly for their wool (not cotton) and slaughtered for their meat. That’s the life and destiny of a sheep, from the sheep pen to the slaughter house, as it provides wool to keep the rich warm and eventually grace their dinner plates with succulent lamb chops.

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  • Rae:

    Realistically, fine insights from Augustine. Nothing else to add to its brilliance.

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  • A nation of sheep:

    Wool and Lamb Chops:
    Sheep move in flocks and they follow mindlessly the sheep in front (the leader). So it’s easy to control them; just control the lead sheep. Left on its own, the sheep wanders off and gets lost. So sheep dogs are trained and used to control and keep the flock moving together. Sheep are kept mainly for their wool (not cotton) and slaughtered for their meat. That’s the life and destiny of a sheep, from the sheep pen to the slaughter house, as it provides wool to keep the rich warm and eventually grace their dinner plates with succulent lamb chops.

    The 70% sinkies fit these descriptions to the letter.

    Baa, baa, baa,….

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  • Xia suay ministers:

    Smart Cow:
    Singaporeans are not sheep. It is cow…lah

    If not why LKY says ‘spurs not deep in their hides’? Only cows have hides. Cows are really stupid and easily ‘cowed’. Their owners gives them grass and they give back milk. Up till now they continue to let their owners ‘milk’ them till dry. Stupid, right?

    Kee Chiu told us cotton comes from sheep.

    We have one $8 unholy cow who would tell us leather comes from sheep.

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  • Ah Ha:

    I wonder how many of the 70% of the flock believe Temasek would collapse without the esteemed leadership and direction of the present CEO..

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  • Spreading Fear Again?:

    That is the prime example of the brainwashed mind’s argument.
    Singapore thrived for 150+ years under the British to become Asia richest city–before PAP was even formed—go read some history.
    Stop reading MSM; read others to expand your mind
    If you really want total stability–migrate to NKorea–they have 100% One-Party rule since 1948; you will like it there.
    Based on your argument, NKoreans are very wise.
    BTW—do you Dare to know what Empress Errr! salary is?
    Not want to but dare to?
    Or are you too fearful?

    Very insulting:
    Singaporeans are sheep?
    That’s very insulting.
    Singaporeans are very wise people. They understand what is political stability and treasure political stability by voting for the same government.
    Without political stability and a stable government, how do we generate and maintain a stable economy that can create jobs and opportunities for Singaporeans?
    Just imagine, if we fail, where are we going to look for jobs with the income we are earning today?
    We are a small country. One bad policy can send the investors fleeing and make us jobless.
    So our strong progress in the last half a century show that Singaporeans are very wise and smart.

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  • Bobo:

    @ Augustine Low
    Could you please write something about the sheepdog’s capabilities and its ability to take order from its master?

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  • AristoCATs - Sheep in Mind !:

    The Boy-General has apparently worked out a “strategy”
    for the coming erection.
    Thus, the end of Circuit-Break { CB } messed up { Short-Circuit }
    into cotton & Sheep { 70% }.

    -
    Remember the Ballot Box !

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  • Sinker Port Model:

    CB Kia said SG not many sheeps to make product.
    Is he alluding that he wish the 30% also become sheeps ?

    SG model is a Titanic model. Unsustainable :

    1. The majority Really Really Really do not want Opposition in parliament. They murdered their chances by conscious decisions they made in the last 54 years. This is not a coincidence or accident.

    This proves the govt or system they have in mind for so long, their entire lives, is a Make Or Break, One ship All Sink model with no Backup plan.

    2. This could be why they closed three eyes to all and every missteps, mistake, failures, gaffe, faux pas committed by the “”Gold”" Standard in double double inverted commas.
    It tells you, REGARDLESS, COME HAIL OR BLOODY MARY, they will keep it in power in a Unitary Govt , No Opposition system. Of course on paper there is opposition. Just that it’s called WP. No, w does not stand for Wanker or worthless or WahKoh .

    3. I bet, even if their masters ask them to vote to abolish GE, they will. It’s their ideal country system.

    4. They are like China Citizens in terms of supporting a almighty one party system.

    By this, we can say that they do not really want democracy which is merely a given.

    5. And given how reluctant the system is in allowing democratic participation, we failed to ask ourselves why has SG not abolished elections and installed a Dictatorship like China model given that it’s just prosperity they want. And they can easily to it in one day.
    Just pass a law.

    Recent USA hinting HK may no longer be given a financial hub status hints to me the reasons why sg chose to appear as a democratic country from the start.
    Trump criticised that HK has lost its AUTONOMY.

    Can SG remain properous without democracy?

    Yes and No.

    In summary, SG citizens prove they want and subscribe to and has been supporting an UNSUSTAINABLE model i coin as the PAPAYA or Bust model. A model without any consideration for plan B. A Titanic model.

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    Bobo:
    @ Augustine Low
    Could you please write something about the sheepdog’s capabilities and its ability to take order from its master?

    Bo…it is all in the Dog’s eyes….the Evilness of it, after a visit to a sheep farm in New Zealand…the evil eye bast**d who Con You asked the farmer how a single sheepdog can herd a whole flock of sheep into a pen to be SHEARED…
    The Farmer replied:…
    “It is in the Dog’s eyes”…
    watch the bast**d when he appears on earlier TV… squinting his Evil Eyes to put Fear???… Today the sheepdog bark & attack on command lah!!!

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  • blueview:

    Well the westerners are often regarded as gung-ho so you can see how many western countries having sky high covid-19 deaths and defying rules!

    Unfortunately,
    Westerns = gung ho = brave
    Asians = mai fun = sheep

    Stupidity, bravo and sheepish behaviour or mentality is in the minds of the beholder.

    Best to exercise your wisdom, wisdom is both brave and may seems like sheepish but you’ll have the last laugh or the last nod. :)

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  • Cross Talk dynamic duo:

    A evil [email protected] also can grow up from a poor humble family.

    A evil man who murdered many can also grow old and look pittiful.

    An daft is still a daft even at a ripe old age of 89.

    Get my drift sinkers ?

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  • Very insulting:

    @Spreading fear again?
    That is the prime example of the brainwashed mind’s argument.
    Singapore thrived for 150+ years under the British to become Asia richest city–before PAP was even formed—go read some history.
    Stop reading MSM; read others to expand your mind
    If you really want total stability–migrate to NKorea–they have 100% One-Party rule since 1948; you will like it there.
    Based on your argument, NKoreans are very wise.
    BTW—do you Dare to know what Empress Errr! salary is?
    Not want to but dare to?
    Or are you too fearful?
    ————————————————————————-
    Brainwash?
    Investors will not invest if there’s political risk or policy risk. That is why political stability is important.
    Go YouTube and watch Singapore in the 50s, 60s or even the 70s. You will understand how poor we are.
    Migrate to North Korea?
    An absolutely equal economy cannot work. Why? People don’t have the incentive to work.

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  • Anson 1981:

    This bogeyman about investor not investing
    have been used by papigies on sinkies since Anson 1981 by-election.
    And every election there-after.
    Only people of a certain intellect believe.
    Look at so many other countries–how many are one party states.
    Why are so many multi-party states so successful.
    Other known one party state—NKorea, Cuba.
    You can choose not to be afraid.
    You can choose to use your brain.
    You can choose not to believe in political propaganda.
    You can choose to learn about the top 20 succesfully-run countries.
    Think think think.
    Democracy requires multi-parties—or else corruption, cronyism ALWAYs set in very quickly. And then you lose your right to vote like NKorea.
    Learn from history.

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