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2/26/2012

Meritocracy – Singapore’s success formula

The truth hurts. What Baey Yam Keng has said is nothing but the truth. Singapore is successful because we practise meritocracy regardless of nationality. If a person is talented, he is more than welcome than daft Sinkies.

The daft Sinkies must not be so narrow minded, so short sighted. We must support the govt policies of bringing in more talents, give scholarship to foreign talents. If our citizen’s children are not bright enough, then they are not deserving of any scholarship.

And this meritocracy thing must be the pillar of our City if we are to succeed. We shall build the best City in the world filled only with talents and super talents from all over the world. Non talents pissed off, even if they are Sinkies.

Sinkies that have no talents shall know their proper place. There are places like JB, Batam and Bintan or more far away places to go to. Only when the dull and daft Sinkies move out of this City, can this City claim to be a world best City for the world best talents and people.

Ok. Let’s be a bit compassionate to the Sinkies. Those who want to stay but with no talent, there are many jobs available other than those CEO jobs reserved for talents. Cleaning tables, washing plates are aplenty.

All Singaporeans must rise up to the challenge to make this City a world class City. Make the best of it if you can. See how the rich and successful are buying properties worth tens of millions and a car costing several millions. If you cannot afford these items at these prices, you know that you don’t deserve to be here, citizen or no citizen is immaterial. This City is the City for talents based on merits.

Any Sinkie that can make it to be a talent here will find living in this City very rewarding. And he will know that he gets there based on meritocracy, nothing about citizenship has its privileges. No talent citizens, make it or move out.

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

Base on this logic, then I demand MINDEF pay for my super talents (emotional & physical fitness + mental agility) for the 2-3 years of my best time in serving the NS. After all, for such an important and strategic role of defending my country don;t surely that is a small price to pay. Why should I sacrifice when my fellows foreign trashes are here getting ahead of me in the meritocracy world while i stay and defend and pave their way to their monetary success.

DAFT and DAFTER.
All these are clearly still the social engineering works of the lee era. This time, instead of graduate mothers, is graduate FTs at the expense of locales.

Matilah_Singapura said...

There is no excuse for not making the best of one's life in a place like Singapore.

Everything you need is virtually within arm's length; i.e. there is no shortage of available resources in Singapore. If you want to "upgrade" your skills, it is easily done. If you want to start a new enterprise, it is the easiest place in the whole world, if you want to work at age 70 -- there's a job for you.

There are no unions to bully you, virtually no barriers to entry for "personal success".

Even people from developed cuntrees are envious of the myriad of opportunities available to Singaporeans. It is very unfortunate and sad in a way that far too many local Singapporeans complain about "competing" with those unwelcome, low-class foreigners -- be they foreign talent or foreign workers.

Competition is good. It brings out the best. You have the choice to succeed or fail SOLELY on your own merits. Or you can just cruise along and do relatively "ok". There is no compulsion to be Number One all the time.

"Meritocracy" is not a bad word. It is the most just, fair and moral idea. If you are good and work hard at what you do, you deserve the returns you get.

What's wrong with that?

Anonymous said...

National Service should also be based on meritocracy.

If a foreign talent (mercenary) can do a better job at national service, we should recruit him to replace the Sinkie.

Kee chiu!

Anonymous said...

The job of politicians should also be based on meritocracy.

If there is a foreign talent who can do a better job than Lee Hsien Loong, we should appoint him as our Prime Minister.

Sgcynic said...

"We must support the govt policies of bringing in more talents"

I do, and that's why I have been exercising my vote carefully. Talents without integrity and moral fibre and a heart for other people is worthless and dangerous.

Anonymous said...

wow lau...the HARD truth hurts

Anonymous said...

Choosing a Member of Parliament is a "serious matter".
An MP represents the Sinkies in his constituency.

So the MP must also share the same values, desires and aspirations of the Sinkies in his constituency.

Does your MP represent you a person?
Or does he represent an anti-people ideology called meritocracy?

Is your MP a Pro Alien Politician?

Anonymous said...

Meritocracy has lost its meaning in S'pore. Young locals shd just milk the most out of the system and get out of the country. Be selfish, it just does not make sense anymore. Foreign trash will be around for a long time and the government is not going to change status quo even with those crocodile tears shed during the GE.

Anonymous said...

I support this idea of “based on meritocracy regardless of nationality”.
I am a school principal. My wife is a dead fish & no good in bed. Why give money to my wife when I can give money to foreign talent hookers that can perform better. Why, they are cheaperer too and I can have a wide selection of foreign talents too.
hmmm…. I am also considering kicking out my lazy children who are no good in studying. Think I’ll adopt smarter foreign kids that I can pick off from some 3rd world country slum.
And my parents, why they are useless, sucking up my Medisave. Love your idea of kicking them to some remote Johore old folks home.
Thanks PAP for all your great ideas!

Anonymous said...

LHL should let someone else screw his wife because he has proven to begets a albino son.

This is meritocracy.

Anonymous said...

there are some excellent suggestions here. all r quite right. why restrict meritocracy to just scholarships. it makes sense to apply it to every aspect of our lives. this is the spore way! the way of true meritocracy. majulah!!!

Gintai_昇泰 said...

In other words, it's worthless to be citizens anymore? Citizenship is not the factor any more? It's a materialistic talents only "City". So why must we serve NS and defend FTs? Why shld we serve reservist to safeguard FTs? Why shld we vote this govt that blatantly supports FRs instead of taking care of its citizens? Where is the logic? This is getting ridiculous. A big joke. Why we keep getting retards to run this place?

jjgg said...

hmmmmmm...meritocracy...such a sexy sounding word...

....that's why our national footballers are overwhelmingly of one race..
....that's why the same bunch of jokers hold the Directorships in most of big big companies..
...that's why the government is prepared to pump in $1 billion to help a meritocratic company buy buses...(try asking SingPower not to terminate your PUB supply if you are 3 months overdue)
...what we understand to be meritocracy is really who we know la...
...ITS THE SYSTEM ...STUPID!!!!

jjgg said...

hmmmmmm...meritocracy...such a sexy sounding word...

....that's why our national footballers are overwhelmingly of one race..
....that's why the same bunch of jokers hold the Directorships in most of big big companies..
...that's why the government is prepared to pump in $1 billion to help a meritocratic company buy buses...(try asking SingPower not to terminate your PUB supply if you are 3 months overdue)
...what we understand to be meritocracy is really who we know la...
...ITS THE SYSTEM ...STUPID!!!!

Anonymous said...

As someone once blogged:

Meritocracy is like a big Chinese lantern.

Big and impressive when seen from far away;
But when inspected up close,
it's mostly hollow inside with a lot of hot air coming out from the top.

Anonymous said...

Meritocracy is not as big a Menace as Money.

Money is the fuel, Meritocracy is but a tool.

Without the fuel, the tool will sit in the toolbox(among other useful tools) and not in a showcase of power for profit.

Anonymous said...

Only Losers and Suckers serve NS.... irony !!

Matilah_Singapura said...

Wow! Look at all the mediocrity here! I'm not surprised.

First up - the good old excuse: put the blam on others. Demand "meritocracy " from the government (of all things!). Are you motherfuckers dumber that originally judged? It seems like it.

Government is a MONOPOLY therefore the idea of meritocracy does not apply.

Here's free enterprise, market-based meritocracy in a nutshell:

If you want to earn more, create more value for others. Increase their wealth, and make sure you get paid! In a meritocracy you are only as "good" as others say you are, by voting with their money.

Yes, it's that simple.

Anonymous said...

@ Matilah,

I happen to visit this website and see all your comments throughout.

You cite alot of 'facts' to back up what you say. No issue with that except that you are probably not a realist.

You really think upgrade skill is useful? This is the con of the century. You can 5 PHDs and you cant sell a thing.

(And by the way NUS/NTU has many new inventions every years,but you see little success as many cant find a market for the inventions)

You think just by having no shortage of resources is key to success and if you have the will you can succeed? So simple arh?

You also describe competition is good, but lack mention about social impact for those who get caught in it. Competition is only good for the one who wins.

Nevertheless, nothing wrong with that, if that is the strategy to go forward. Then the thing wrong is just with me, as the day I go to pure market thinking, I will think for myself and myself only.
You can forget about social debts or other concerns. I will expect the same from all and from the govt. In some areas, like CPF, I am already doing far better than the govt.

"Even develop cuntrees are envious of the myraid of opportunities available to Singaporeans?" Really who?

"If you want to earn more, create more value for others. Increase their wealth, and make sure you get paid! In a meritocracy you are only as "good" as others say you are, by voting with their money."

You are right here too, but I can tell you my first choice would NOT be in Singapore.

Matilah_Singapura said...

@anon 1136

I have no issues with your points of view -- I simply don't agree with everything you have to say.

I don't claim to be a "realist" (whatever that means). In fact I don't claim to be anything more than some dude who posts on the internet.

I think you read too much into my words ;-)

Just to clarify: Getting PhD's is not necessarily a way to "upgrade" skills. Most PhD's are useless degrees anyway -- unless you are in academia, you will probably be jobless. The fact that you mention PhD's makes me suspect that you are one of these "easily impressed by academic qualifications" type of Singaporean.

I take the blame for not being clear enough: Upgrade skills means upgrade MARKETABLE SKILLS. For e.g. to learn how to swallow swords and fire is probably very difficult, time consuming and dangerous. However before embarking on such a venture one might ask -- if pursuing a career in oral acrobatics and stunts is the intention -- how marketable are these skills I intend to get?

> You also describe competition is good, but lack mention about social impact for those who get caught in it. Competition is only good for the one who wins. <

No one "wins" all the time. Some people lack the resources at the moment, or maybe the skill. Or they might have just damn bad luck. So these folks LOSE.

However LOSS is rarely permanent. In an environment of free enterprise, "losers" who dare to "try" and keep on "trying" do much better than those REAL LOSERS who just give up and blame everyone and everything and surrender as a "victim of circumstance".

The will to try and improve oneself is a matter of character and one's integrity. Sure, not everyone is "up there" in terms of character and integrity...but one always has THE CHOICE to make a change.

> ,but you see little success as many cant find a market for the inventions <

Just because you create something doesn't mean you will succeed. Sometimes it takes thousands of tries to succeed. Sometimes people get lucky and they hit it in ONE -- the first time.

Conclusion: you just cannot predict the future or the market with 100% certainty. As a skeptic I wouldn't even bet on 10%.

Freedom is a a strange, but fair beast: you are free to succeed, and you are also free to fail.

> as the day I go to pure market thinking, I will think for myself and myself only.

Here's your error: What do you mean by "market"? It seems you have a very wrong idea deep down somewhere.

"Market" simply means PEOPLE -- the wants, dreams and desires, needs, plans, aspirations, agenda, events...which as a LIVING HUMAN BEING you will always have.

So while it is very human to think selfishly and focus on oneself, if you are REALLY THINKING "pure market" you are in error if you are not thinking about other people.

How are you going to take their money legally? i.e. make money from the market?

The only way (legal) apart from people donating to you is to OFFER the market (people) something of VALUE to them (not to you!) so that they will give you in return MONEY -- the universal medium of exchange.

Therefore every DOLLAR you earn from the market (other people) is a Certificate Of Achievement. In a meritocracy, these "certificates" are indicators of whether you are serving/servicing the market (other people) or just being a lazy bum.

> "Even develop cuntrees are envious of the myraid of opportunities available to Singaporeans?" Really who?

I apologise for wrong wording. should read PEOPLE FROM developed cuntrees.

I can only offer anecdotal mentions from my personal encounters. Accept or reject according to your own judgement.

People who have indicated envy come from:

1. Australia
2. New Zealand
3. UK
4. France
5. Switzerland
6. USA (believe it or not!)

Anonymous said...

I wonder why ST and Today keep printing experts views on geopolitical situation with nothing new to offer except playing musical chairs with words.

Whether it be from our own Simon tay to angmoh talk cock king, they are just wasting real estate in our papers.

We have given too much credit to intellectuals and perhaps all our problems lies with them.

tkw said...

In a country, there would be many groups of people, some more able than others, some more able in this and that...but those more able are inclined to "look" after those less able as citizenship is a common denominator...of being together in the same boat. I guess this old "theology" is not in vogue for present/future Singapore.

From the readings, I assume that Singapore is a vibrant and rich city....accommodating all talents so long as they/families bring economic enhancement to the city. So we will be the richest, most vibrant city world-wide...attractive to "many" as described....those who are less able in this and that....I guess you/family will have to tough it out.

I guess I dont like cities.

Cry for my beloved country!!!

It is as simple as described above despite the clever/intellecutal/statistical/erudite rhetoric everywhere in the media/netspace.

Anonymous said...

Those European countries are envious of us for one thing. They want to pay themselves crazy like we pay our political leaders. Period.

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