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My Political Ideology

Many people come into politics, regardless of PAP, opposition or otherwise, without a very clear idea what do they exactly stand for.

In some instance, they would actually regard Political Ideology as “outdated”. I can’t blame them because even the oldest political party PAP has basically discarded its initial founding ideology, Democratic Socialism.

Most people just have a very vague idea of “Democracy”, which is such a common word but never well defined. Most just talk about the system of voting, majority rule, justice, law and order, Parliamentary sitting… Some went further to talk about Checks and Balances, Rule of Law but many just enter politics because they do not like certain policies.

Having pet topics is OK but political participation and contest cannot just be over a few Pet Topics. Imagine how weird it would be for a MP to keep talking about cats, dogs, birds and all municipal issues in Parliament!

The main aim of Democracy, is not just about voting or electoral contest. It is not even just about selecting a government.

It is about building and maintaining a political system which could provide sustainable competent good governance which could self correct itself without bloodshed and social turbulence.

Ultimately, human beings just want to live in a stable and safe environment which could provide opportunities of prosperity and happy living.

Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely. Democracy is about a system of Checks and Balances as well as a system which make sure competent people are put into position of power to run the country.

But what exactly are Checks and Balances? Do general elections ensure competent people to run the country?
Human beings cannot be trusted, especially in the position of great power. Is Parliament alone enough to effect Checks and Balances?

The Western Democracy took hundreds of years to evolve and it talks about Separation of Three Powers. However that’s grossly inadequate.

The Father of Modern China, Dr Sun Yat Sen had promoted the Chinese version of Separation of Five Powers. Such idea is a fusion of Western concept of Separation of various powers into the superior political administration structure of Chinese governance.

For more elaboration, please watch GMS Live Policy Chat 31 Oct 2021 [email protected]

 

Goh Meng Seng

 

 

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9 Responses to “My Political Ideology”

  • Sg Checks and Balances:

    Of course, Singapore has the biggest checks and balances.

    Checks, multi-million dollar checks, or “around” $100 million checks.

    Balances, all very healthy, and top secret.

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  • MarBowling:

    To have “Checks and Balances” in the PAPIGS’ CONTROLLED COVERMENT, is an ILLUSION and a BIG JOKE, period!

    To the PAPIGS, especially the Husband(Mai Hum)and Wifey(Holee Jinx)Tag Team, it’s ONLY ABOUT BLANK “CHEQUES” AND FAT AND OBSCENE BANK ACCOUNTS “BALANCES”, PERIOD!

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  • Singaporeans R Free Riders:

    The Father of Modern China, Dr Sun Yat Sen had promoted the Chinese version of Separation of Five Powers.
    ===========================================================
    Dear GMS,
    You are a trait0r to Singapore … what has Dr Sun Yat Sen, the tiko womanizer got to do with Singapore ?

    Chinese is China. We are not Chinese. We are Singaporeans who proudly serve our NS.

    Luckily we got LKY. Not lecherous Sun or old ugly, big tummy uncle like you out exploiting and preying on poor village underage girl for sex.

    Lots of Awkward Couples!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9qnc429HRI

    PAP supporters please print/distribute/share my post.
    In Dollar$ We Tru$t. Prai$e the Dollar$. Glory be with the Dollar$

    GE2024.PAP.Guarantee.Win.Again
    Majullah $PAP$ $PAP$ Huat$ Huat$ Huat$
    Singaporeans must be Cheaperer, Betterer, Fasterer
    Workers must accept wage sacrifices to keep businesses going.

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  • oxygen:

    MAO FAMOUSLY SAID THESE WORDS or its approximation – if you want to know the taste of pear, you have to take a bite at it. If you want to know what a revolution, you have to partake in that revolution!

    Such is the wisdom of a man of history.

    LIKEWISE, IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT LIBERAL DEMOCRACY, you have to live in one to know what it is like.

    In Australia, the late Eddie Mabo, a gardener working in the grounds of University of Newcastle, New South Wales, with no legal advice/ assistance and zero financial means TOOK THE COMMONWEALTH GOVERNMENT (and its law on land rights since Federation) head-on from state to Federal court and finally to the High Court (highest and last court of appeal for all legal cases) on aboriginal land rights.

    HE WON!

    An Indian doctor in Queensland saw a terrorist charge against him dropped when the Judiciary resisted of his prosecution ( read persecution)

    I’m innocent, says freed Indian doctor

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-bomb-australia-idUSSYD3383520070729

    This is Australia’s first prosecution under its then newly constructed anti-terrorism legislation. That is now in tatters, there is NOT EVEN a fart of a hint of another prosecution of “terrorism” case as the legislation was so badly constructed of wide-raging dragnet proved comical of outcome in the first prosecution case failed.

    Dr. M. Haneef sighed -

    “I was victimized by the Australian authority and the drama played by the Australian federal police.”

    He was paid unknown million or more for 27 days of unlawful custody and emotional anguish in that experience.

    Over in USA, Daniel Ellsberg – in the leaked Pentagon paper case, was acquitted within two minutes of hearing commencement. The siting judge merely utter this disgusting denunciation and refused to hear the prosecution case.

    When the government claimed it had lost all relevant records of the wiretapping, Byrne declared a mistrial, on May 11, 1973.

    “The totality of the circumstances of this case, which I have only briefly sketched, offend a sense of justice,” Byrne told the court that day. “The bizarre events have incurably infected the prosecution of this case.”

    The courtroom erupted in cheers and applause as Ellsberg was freed.

    William Matthew Byrne Jr., 75; U.S. Judge Presided Over Trial of Pentagon Papers’ Daniel Ellsberg

    https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2006-jan-14-me-byrne14-story.html

    THESE ARE EXAMPLES OF LIVING LIBERAL DEMOCRACIES. You have to live in one to know the taste of it.

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  • oxygen:

    IN DICTATORSHIP, money equals power equals lawlessness.

    For peasants, it becomes very dangerous to be correct when the governing is in the wrong – so say Voltaire.

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  • xoxo:

    Dont place a lopsided blame.
    In this matter,the *clap* obviously come from 2 *hands*.
    On one hand,we have a kiasu n kiasi govt group of scholar-GENERALS who put barriers like GRC,POFMA N TUA LAM PAR?
    On the other,THERE IS NO REAL OPPOSITION LEADER TO LEAD THE REST IN AN EFFECTIVE MANNER,can WP say not?

    So,you see,it takes two hands to clap.

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  • You know what Mr. Goh?:

    Temasek checks GIC and they balance each other’s acts – in the Ahgong crafted bed… get the drift baby?
    The rest is just hisstory …. the bugger who hijacked a republic for his dyna$$$ty…..

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  • illiterate pap voters:

    Singaporeans R Free Riders:
    The Father of Modern China, Dr Sun Yat Sen had promoted the Chinese version of Separation of Five Powers.
    ===========================================================
    Dear GMS,
    You are a trait0r to Singapore … what has Dr Sun Yat Sen, the tiko womanizer got to do with Singapore ?

    Chinese is China. We are not Chinese. We are Singaporeans who proudly serve our NS.

    Luckily we got LKY. Not lecherous Sun or old ugly, big tummy uncle like you out exploiting and preying on poor village underage girl for sex.

    Lots of Awkward Couples!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9qnc429HRI

    PAP supporters please print/distribute/share my post.
    In Dollar$ We Tru$t. Prai$e the Dollar$. Glory be with the Dollar$

    GE2024.PAP.Guarantee.Win.Again
    Majullah $PAP$ $PAP$ Huat$ Huat$ Huat$
    Singaporeans must be Cheaperer, Betterer, Fasterer
    Workers must accept wage sacrifices to keep businesses going.

    What a stupid post.

    When a piece of pottery is bad, it only means the potter is bad. So a stupid post can only mean the poster is stupider.

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  • Singaporeans R Free Riders:

    illiterate pap voters: What a stupid post.

    When a piece of pottery is bad, it only means the potter is bad. So a stupid post can only mean the poster is stupider.

    Really ? Ok… old man can you just answer these 3 questions.

    1. Where do your loyalties lie? Your answer ?
    a) Singapore
    b) China

    2. Have you donated to TRE Techie Andrew medical fee ?
    a) No, talk is cheap and I have never put the money where my mouth is.
    In fact, I am a proud free rider.
    b) Yes, I donated thousands of dollars yearly.

    3. Have you post your 67 questions here which I had already answer 5 of them ?
    a) Yes, I did.
    b) No, because I like to oppose just for the sake of opposing without valid reason. I feel shiok when Singapore descent into chaos and civil war like Syria.

    GE2024.PAP.Guarantee.Win.Again
    Majullah $PAP$ $PAP$ Huat$ Huat$ Huat$
    Singaporeans must be Cheaperer, Betterer, Fasterer
    Workers must accept wage sacrifices to keep businesses going.

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