View of Central Shopping Centre from Hong Lim Park.
"Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty." -- Wendell Phillips, (1811-1884), abolitionist, orator and columnist for The Liberator, in a speech before the Massachusetts Antislavery Society in 1852.
Is Singapore a repressive state ?Is Singapore a repressive state governed by a repressive regime? Or is it somewhere between a pseudo social democratic system and an intolerant fascist regime? To arrive at the answers it is important to read and analyse a speech by Lee Kuan Yew about "REPRESSION" when he spoke to David Marshall, Singapore's first Chief Minister , in the Singapore Legislative Assembly on 4th October, 1956. Even then each and every Singaporean should reflect carefully on the subsequent political scenario when Singapore comes under a very rigid PAP regime and make his or her own conclusion after due reflection and consideration.Below is an excerpt of Lee Kuan Yew's speech , when he spoke to David Marshall as an opposition PAP member ." Repression, Sir is a habit that grows. I am told it is like making love - it is always easier the second time! The first time there may be pangs of conscience, a sense of guilt. But once embarked on this course with constant repetition you get more and mor brazen in the attack. All you have to do is to dissolve organisations and societies and banish and detain the key political workers in these societies. Then miraculously everything is tranquil on the surface. Then an intimidated press and the government controlled radio together can regularly sing your praises and slowly and steadily the people are made to forget the evil things that have already been done, or if these things are refeerred to again they're conveniently distorted with impunity, because there will be no opposition to contradict."Sequel to the above speech after PAP came into power. All prominent credible opposition party leaders were bundled into prison under false or trump up charges. All government departments including the police, military and People's Associations come under PAP's strangle hold. The rest is now history. So what is your conclusion?Southernglory1Friday 9th September,2011
Pappism is the sum total of the mother of all evil in this world. It moves around with a two-face head and a knife in one hand behind its back, just waiting to stab someone in the back without the opponent ever knowing that they were been hit! Thats the beauty of pappism, do it with an evil mind but make it look good with a serene face.
Not really. People know what is happening but not the time to tell the truth.
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