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Plutocracy

Singapore’s power structure is essentially an oligarchy or plutocracy of a very wealthy FamiLEE.

It’s a structural or systemic issue. A small group of people control and run Singapore. They have enough power to turn the country to benefit them and their cronies to the exclusion of others. They have become the only game in town within a winner takes all political economy. Oligarchs only associate with others who share the same ideology as them. They groom protégés who share their values and goals preventing new perspectives and diversity as they have absolute control of policies and legislation.

The dominance of these personalities in this oligarchy shuts out many good ideas and any impetus for change within their gilded echo chamber.

“Consider the evidence” indeed.

Is Kishore Mahbubani not describing Singapore more than he is describing the situation in America?

 

Khush Chopra

 

 

 

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11 Responses to “Plutocracy”

  • Harder Truths:

    $G in practice is a necrocracy. It is sill ruled by a regime loyal to the policies and memory of an old Dead Despot. Everything we do is subject to the regime he created to control us.

    The unfilial son and unholy goh just carry out this evil one’s long dead wishes (except for Oxley Road).

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  • SureDie:

    Why is “the son” the way, the truth and the life?

    Because he is the…. government(executor of the WILL)

    Isa 9:6 ISV For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government will be upon his shoulder)(the Head, the government), and his name is called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

    Religion made him out to be a deity, an idol to be worshipped, and the world became very dark and sinful.

    And thus, because of religion, the idol continues to sit in the throne in the House of God(government)

    You have to demolish the…House of your idol, thus said the…Old man..in his Will(are you hearing the…wind)

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  • MarBowling:

    Great comments by the writer!

    Heaven has eyes. Karma and Retribution will catch up with him and his FamiLEE sooner or later. History has shown that NO DieNasty can last forever, period.

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  • TREisINcahootsWITHpap:

    GDP of 1.5%

    Pays all ministers ” BONUSES ”

    Of 12 to 15 months,

    To buy up condos in SG to rent out to foreigners,

    Foreign trash by the dimes and dozens !!!

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  • PUTHUCHEARY AVOIDED NS:

    lia bo kew

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  • xoxo:

    Hahaha! Its really plutoCRA$Y INDEED!!!
    THE RICH N POWERFOOL$ ARE DESTROYING THE NATION.

    MORE $$$ FOR MONKEY$ WHO RUIN THIS ONCE BEAUTIFUL(IN ALL SENSE) COUNTRY N TURN IT UPSIDE DOWN TO BECOME $IN CITY. MERITOCRACY?
    FIRST REMOVE GRC N WE WILL HAVE A MERITOCRATIC GOVT.

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  • opposition dude:

    Don’t worry, in future elections PAP will be losing more seats and we will see the dismantling of this power.

    All is good when you are in charge but nothing is good when you don’t have the power.

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  • Ahgong's heritage lah.....:

    PLUTOCRACY

    1) Government by the wealthy:

    * “the attack on the Bank of England was a gesture against the very symbol of plutocracy”

    2) A state or society governed by the wealthy:

    * “no one can accept public policies which turn a democracy into a plutocracy”

    3) An elite or ruling class whose power derives from their wealth:

    * “officials were drawn from the evolved plutocracy”

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  • PAP sure lose:

    When power is concentrated in a certain family, power passes from father to son to grandson, it’s where you find a dictatorship.

    SG is a dictatorship all but in name.

    Evidence? State controlled media, censorship, a rubber stamp Parliament, an appointed President, judiciary, police, anti corruption agency, ISD, National wealth funds are under the control of the PM.

    How many here are related to the PM, directly or indirectly?

    But all dictatorship eventually falls. It’s a matter of time.

    All this we locals know.

    61% love to be screwed so let them be screwed left and right and don’t complain on social media or the MSM like ST or radio.

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  • PAP sure lose:

    I can never understand why the opposition MPs have never asked why the GOVERNMENT has not yet built a democratic society after 50 years.

    If the PAP government has no interest in building a democratic society why force students to take the Pledge?

    And they also take the Pledge on National Day.

    It shows they are hypocrites right?

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  • @ Suredie....but wait!:

    ( RE: You have to demolish the…House of your idol, thus said the…Old man..in his Will(are you hearing the…wind) )

    Dear Mister, the old cunning wanted to obliterate as much as possible the early history of the Peoples Action Party’s natural aristocrats which was detrimental to his self-image. What do i mean? Well it’s for the same reason many many Singaporeans are at a loss for the massive contributions of Dr.Goh, Dr.Toh, Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim, Lim Kim San, Devan Nair, Ong Pang Boon, Rajaratnam, Ong Teng Cheong, Philip Yeo.

    So who’s the PAP chairman whose committee designed the Singapore flag and coordinated the Majulah Singapura, for example? And who was it who drafted the Constitution? Who conceptualized and designed MAS and JTC and MINDEF? Whose brainchild was NUH and who designed the MOH system?
    Who were the labour specialists and who designed and implemented SMRT?

    So it all began at the basement of Oxley Rise lah…. Dr. Toh proposed the official registration of the party and the men agreed unanimously (with a single mind at that time).

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