12/15/2006

the pap mentality

The PAP mentality No, I say again, no, I am not referring to the political party of the same initials. And I am not trying to discuss about the political party or pap smear. I am referring to a Singaporean mentality that everything can be solved by paying. Tan Choon Ming wrote an article about how plastic bags, the indiscriminate disposal of them, is harming our environment. And the Singapore style solution is, yes, make them pay for the use of plastic carrier bags. Singaporeans are paying for rubbish disposals. Now we have to pay for the containers that will eventually be used for the disposal of rubbish. Fine, it will surely work, the Singapore way. Oops, what did I say? Did I say something right? Oh yes, fine, fine them like littering. But didn't we already have littering fines? Obviously this fine isn't working. So for the use of a plastic bag, Singaporeans will have to pay for it, which is a commercial decision, pay for their disposals, or fine for not disposing them properly. Fine, let's get it going. Singaporeans only understand the meaning of pay and pay. We pay for everything, from the paying of top dollars to solve elitist problems to the irresponsible who litter everywhere and to pay taxes to help the poor.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

As long as we continue to support PAP, then we must continue to PayAndPay, doesn't Singaporean understand this simple thing ???

Vote for PAP means that you are supportive of PayAndPay scheme, and no one doubt that, and can stand scrutiny.

redbean said...

huh, don't blame the pap. it is the national psychic when people think that money can solve every problem and it is ok to take other people's money or take charge of other people's money and use or manage them.

this right to your own money is being violated and singaporeans just cannot understand this.

redbean said...

and there was this anonymous who challenged me that it is alright if the majority vote to have all your cpf money taken away, and to him it is alright.

i dread the future of this country if that anonymous is a supertalent and maybe picked for the next general election. the thinking is scary.

Anonymous said...

It's scary only to bean brains who cannot understand how democracy works.

redbean said...

if our elite understand democracy like you do, singapore is finished.