Post by Bad boy Post by Observer
Do note also that the majority who support this
system vocally or by writing to the press are the
Do you think the rich will willingly and voluntarily
let go of this gold mine?
An insightful analysis.....Yes. the 'rich' has certainly
engineered themselves to be perpetually 'elected' by
walk over, ....without having to obtain the necessary
mandate to rule from the citizens of Singapore.
I think this is not as simple as that.
This is a global phenomena.
Where everywhere you look, you will
find that all the countries are ruled or will
be ruled by the rich.
This "democracy" concept where a capable
person, no matter his social standing, can be
ruler is, in my opinion, not a reality that is currently
attainable. Nor do I see it being so, for a very long
If you look carefully, its either by "engineered"
system to favor the rich is "elections" (where
virtually a poor chap will stand no chance) or
by the rich hiring thugs to beat the crap out of
the poor who blocks them....(note China farmers
Since its a global event, even if a poor chap
wins here and become PM, he'll be ostracised
and even isolated by the many "rich cliches"
presidents, PM ...of other "democratic" countries.
These countries who have the rich controlling
them will also want one of their kind to govern
other countries so that they "understand" each
Post by Bad boy
Unfortunately...it is very true that with GRCs and
high deposit, the rich will rule Singapore, for the
next five years...and for many more terms in future.
Post by Bad boy
In a democracy, the people's representatives are
elected and given the mandate by the people to rule.
In Singapore, the MPs are not elected by the people...
they are 'engineered' by default...by walk over. They
are NOT the people's representatives, ...the MPs are the
representatives of the rich, the 'government'.
I think ideally, a people's representative should
be selected and elected by the people, just like
in ancient times where the village will choose the
strongest, the bravest and the wisest amongst them
to lead. There should also be a mechanism for the
people to change their leaders if they find that the
one they chose do not meet their expectations....just
like in ancient times too.
But of course, you do not have this nowadays, not
even in usa or anywhere else. The people CANNOT
select their choice of leaders anymore. They can
only SELECT the "leaders" that a party, or some
other smart aleck group tell them to "elect".
In fact, the rich can also "pakat" amongst themselves
to form opposing parties and present "opposition"
that also comes from the rich, so that the people THINK
that they have a choice......when in reality, they are
only choosing which devil to elect....but all of them
are devils just the same...
Post by Bad boy
I am perplexed and failed to understand...why PM Lee
need to resort to such 'engineering'.
Given his father's track record and his apparent leader-
ship ability, even if he revert to single seat constituency
and lower the deposit to affordable level, he and his party
should be able to beat the other parties(disorganised and
weak) hands down.
May he lacked the confidence to win, confidence on
his own ability. confidence on his party's popularity !
What's your take on this ?
I think that a NEUTRAL institution that oversee and
protect the rights of the citizens (that is non political and
does not come from any political party) be around to
determine what each candidate or party can do with
respect to affecting the rights of the citizens to choose
their own leaders.
No human being can govern his own emotions or
be an angelic superhuman to give way to others....
especially when they are with the upperhand.
This is also happening globally.
You can see it....even between countries...
Nobody will give way to the other if they can
get help it and that there is nobody to say that
As I see it, there are THREE distinct interested parties
in any election, the governing one, the opposition and
So far, the citizens are the only ones apparently having NO
SAY as to how the elections are to be conducted and
which type of persons they can SELECT and choose
for themselves. They are being forced to select the
candidates that were "chosen" for them...in fact I
can even make it in such a way that ALL of the candidates
will be chosen by ME but of course, all using different
party name lar.....just to make it look like an bona
Hey...maybe this is already happening worldwide
only that we did'nt notice it...or aware of it....Always
being conned by the word "democracy"....and those
who claim to want to spread it like one dickhead who
keeps bombing people to set them free...