Notable quote from LKY

"If you don't include your women graduates in your breeding pool and leave
them on the shelf, you would end up a more stupid society...So what happens?
There will be less bright people to support dumb people in the next
generation. That's a problem." - MM Lee in 1983

Someone sent me this quote and after reading it I was a bit puzzle. I can’t figure out ‘less bright people to support dumb people in the next generation.’ I think I got a mental block here. I am intrigue by this quote. Please read it carefully and find the intricate truth it is revealing.


Anonymous said...

The Wisdom of the Man is well-known.
Unfortunately, few are convinced of their values.
As a man, Lee Kuan Yew is awesome to some.
BUT, lately many want him to 'up the lorry' fast.

Matilah_Singapura said...

LKY is a great statesman, magnificent Machiavellian gangster-politician and insightful global political analyst , but he really sucks at science. Lucky he had Dr Goh Keng Swee because LKY sucks at economics too.

I wouldn't take it seriously... He is human... Even the smartest ones occasionally say stupid things which even dumber people record and regurgitate decades later - speculating some 'hidden meaning'. Fuck, now that's funny ;)

Back then the brain drain was a constant worry for the PAP. And they were also worried that S'pore women were not using their vaginas to pump put more Sheeple.

Istead, our valiant, Baby Boomer women were doing doctorates and excelling as entrepreneurs... whilst staying single and IN CONTROL. Those who have children had 1 or 2... Not 5-9 or 10 kids like their mothers /grandmothers generations. And fuck Lee Kuan Yew and his toxic commentary on women's lives!!

The Brain Drain is no longer an issue. Now Singapore is THE brain trust of the region... Brain drain is history!!

Problem solved by openness, low taxes, attractiveness... and Holland Village, and the One True Center of Awesomeness In The Universe. CHEERS!!!

Anonymous said...

Joke - Changing Singapore (Light Bulbs)

How many Mentor Ministers does it take to change a light bulb?

One. But if it's a female bulb, then it must not be older than 30 years. Or else it will not be able to reproduce (good light).

Anonymous said...

Hmm, Redbean, the quote got me thinking that this old man feels people who don't get married and reproduce are totally useless. So I have an itching question: Anyone has any idea what this LKY guy would say about his own daughter?

Anonymous said...

The Man has done his all for Singaporeans, so much so that Singapore and its citizens have much to survive, on the fortune he made for Sin.

With no one matching his calibre or even half as good, all work in Sin will have to stop whence he goes.

And there will be absolutely no one, except nature, able to undo what LKY had Sin done for. The GREATEST Problem is that even Lee Kuan Yew himself WILL not be able to undo what he had done to Sin.

There is no U-turn and Singaporeans are left with whatever legacy the Old Man leaves behind.

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

What he said is that in the future the dumb will be supporting the dumb leaders.

Matilah_Singapura said...

>> in the future the dumb will be supporting the dumb leaders. <

Absolutely 100% correct. It is just another way of saying:

The Dumb-fuck imbecile Sheeple get the butt-hole retarded Government they deserve.

Anonymous said...

This man thinks too highly of himself. He thinks he is bright and talented and he equates Singaporeans as dumb people whom he is supporting after he rode on their back to power. You have yet to see a more ungracious person.

He also tries to project himself on the international stage and be counted as one of the great men. He consistently pleaded to US to maintain its power in the Far East to contain China because as he says ever so often on international stage that only US can check on the growing power of China which even with the combination of the strength of Japan, India, Vietnam, South Korea and others will not be able to balance the growing might of China.He chooses to ignore the fact that China is never aggressive, warmongering or expansionist like the savage US and the West inclusive of Russia. He forgets that China was a victim of violent and wanton Western aggression which reduced China to a semi-colonial status and caused China to lose through duress millions of square miles of Chinese lands to Russia, British India, France and Japan. Surely he chooses to ignore the fact that China is still living under the threat of US and the West and even Japan and when China takes measures to protect herself and her territorial integrity she is accused of being assertive and aggressive. Now he is a happy man because he sees US has listened to him and is now creating trouble for China in both the East China Sea and the South China Sea and soon US will take the lead in embroiling all these countries in a fight against China. Bravo to this great man. But Singaporeans fear if a fight between US and China does happen Singapore will be the first target to be taken off because Singapore is also one of the many potent US military bases in the Far East albeit a nuclear one.

Lets hope we have not only bright and talented leaders but wiser ones too.

Well, sometimes a man likes to inflate his status by talking loudly on a lot of hubris to boost his image and ego.