4/24/2014

The richest man/woman in history

It is not Bill Gates or Warren Buffett. It is not the Sultan of Brunei or any of the oil sheilks in the Middle East either. It is not some kings or monarchs of an empire. It is not King Soloman either. I know what you are thinking. No, dead wrong.
 

Adam and Eve, they owned the whole mother earth and everything on it. They owned the mountains and oceans, and all the living things and resources in them. They need not fear of running out of fish or food. No fear of running out of minerals, commodities or energy sources. They lived a life of plentiful.
 

We are considered the richest people in the world. Every one in two Sinkie is a millionaire. We have everything money can buy. We think we are rich. Everyone think we are rich. Are we? Why are we told to cut down on the use of water, don’t bath for too long? Don’t waste petrol or drive cars, take public transport, cycle will be better. We are told not to waste food as food and resources are depleting. We may run out of fish in the ocean and food crops not enough. Why?
 

They are all kinds of organizations and kind souls telling everyone to save mother earth as we all over consuming and exploiting the resources, fossil fuel will run out, we burnt a big hole in the sky. We need to stop polluting the environment, we need to grow green. Why? Are we rich, very rich? Oops, sorry, the message not to waste or over consume is meant for the losers. You think the rich cares? You really think they are saving mother earth and are conscious of their destructive habits?
 

We have plenty when we were 200,000, 2m, 3m. No one told us not to waste food and resources. No one told us to cut down on usage of water or what we eat. No one was worried that the ocean was running out of fish and the land out of food crop.
 

Now we are rich, damn rich, and we are 5.4m going to 6.9m and not going to stop there. When we hit 6.9m, what have we got to forego, how many cups of water will be the ration, how many bowl of rice day, meat on alternate days, no cars except for the very rich. Everyone cycles around, and everyone a multi millionaire.
 

So? Are we richer than Adam and Eve? They don’t have motor vehicles, no TV, no smart phones, no aircon, no modern convenience. But they have the whole world to themselves.
 

I don’t think anyone wants to be Adam and Eve and owns the whole world. And I doubt anyone wants to be a multi millionaire when he has to ration what he eats and drinks and how many cups of water to bath in a day. Where is the right balance, 3m, 5m, 6.9m or 10m or more? Do you want to be rich but have less and with less ration to live on? Do you need Earth Days, Light’s off day? Do you need greenpeace, green movments, ….?
 

We have 7b people sharing everything on earth when only Adam and Eve used to share them. And for the 7b, actually only a few are sharing the earth while the rest are only having as much as the land below his feet of the air around him.
How rich are you? How many people you want to share your little piece of rock?
 

PS. This article is to gives an idea on how far we have come as a civilization and how we have diluted the share of our resources from 2 person, hypothetically or theologically, to nearly 7 billion people worldwide, and distributed disproportionally. And in our little island, how we are sharing everything with 5.4m when we were less than 3m. And of course the sharing is very unequal and that makes it more painful for those who are getting less than enough to get by.

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24 comments:

Anonymous said...

/// And in our little island, how we are sharing everything with 5.4m when we were less than 3m. ///

It's not the 5.4 or 6.9 million that eats up more than their fair share that is the problem.

It's the jiak liao bee PAPigs that sucks up all our resources.
Get rid of the PAPigs.
And there will be more than enough reserves in Singapore to be shared by 10 million people.

老鼠哲学 brings more harm than good! said...

Part 1:

Rb://And in our little island, how we are sharing everything with 5.4m when we were less than 3m. And of course the sharing is very unequal and that makes it more painful for those who are getting less than enough to get by.//



This bullshit and myth about foreign talents as well as foreign trash much faster and far better than sinkies are just pure fabrication.

Again the propaganda that the foreign trash are much leaner and meaner are made belief and just a mirage. It is not at all sustainable.

All these foreigners are running a super ultra endless marathon at sprinting speed. It is not sustainable. So every foreign trash run a few years, burned out and another ft takes over to continue, again at sprinting pace, burned out yet another takes over and in a single marathon, they use multiple runners for a single participating number. In an actual marathon any where in the world, how can a runner be supplanted by fresh pairs of legs after every few kilometres of the race?

YEW TELL ME LAR?

WHICH COUNTRY OR PART OF THE WORLD HAS SUCH A RACE?

Each sinkie has to run his own race and complete the entire marathon on his own, not with multiple "rule breaching" replacement along the way.

How can anyone sprint in a mararhon and expected to finish the race ahead of others?

It's not sustainable!

Some more for many sinkies, they run half way have to go serve ns, set up families and raise one in this most expensive cut throat city worldwide and bring up the kids in this utra competitive education system.

Ask YEWRSELF, HOW MANY FOREIGNERS HAVE TO DO THAT?

CAN GIVE ANY FIGURE?

If foreigners have the same OBLIGATONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES AS SUNKIES, CAN THEY SUSTAIN SPRINTING AT THAT PACE FOR AN AVERAGE WORKING LIFE SPAN OF 50 YEARS WHICH IS WHAT MOST WORKING ADULT SINKIES ARE EXPERIENCING?

YEW TELL ME LAR?

老鼠哲学 brings more harm than good! said...

Part 2:


This is arguably the largest MYTH AND PROPANGA SPEW over the years.

CAN ANYONE GIVE ANY FIGURE HOW MANY FTs have the same obligations and responsibilities as sinkies and maintain, sustain similar working, running pace?

Can or how many fts able to run the entire race of 50 years like sinkies?

Add in another 25 years of growing up and staying in the cut throat education system!

How many ft is around end of the race?

YEW ARE LUCKY IF THERE IS 5% FT LEFT AT THE END OF A LIFE TIME.

YEW GO COUNT!

HOW MANY HAVE ALREADY LEFT LESS THAN MID WAY THROUGH?

YEW WANT ANECDOTAL EVIDENCE?

WHERE IS LI JIA WEI NOW AFTER REAPING FAME, ALL EXPENSES PAID TRAININGS BY SINKIES TAX PAYERS, OPPORTUNITIES, COMPETITIONS, MILLIONS OF EARNINGS, REWARDS ETC ETC?

IT IS NOT ONLY HER ALONE!

MANY OTHERS HAVE DONE THE SAME AND LEFT SINKIELAND.

Anonymous said...

The richest man/woman in history, then, now and will be, all ended up or will still end up 'ashes to ashes and dust to dust' when the time comes. In a sense, they only borrowed the title to use during their short lifespan on earth and have to give that up when they depart, in the nude. Life on earth is nothing more than a hotel. You come, you stay a while and you go off, permanently.

老鼠哲学 brings more harm than good! said...

Part 3:

MANY NEW ARRIVALS LIKELY INTEND TO DO THE SAME.

BOTHER TO FIND OUT WHAT ARE ALL THE FOREIGN SCHOLARSHIPS HOLDERS STUDYING IN SINKIELAND AT FULLY PAID FEES, LIVING EXPENSES, LODGING, YEARLY RETURN AIR-TICKETS, EXPENSES PAID OVERSEAS STUDY TRIPS THINKING AT THE BACK OF THEIR MIND OR BEHIND OUR SUPREME PLANNERS BACK?

THEY INTEND TO SERVE THEIR OBLIVATIONS, LIVE THROUGHOUT THEIR REMANING LIFETIME IN SINKIELAND, BECOME THE NEW "SLAVES" TO THE SYSTEM AND DIE IN SINKIELAND EVENTUALLY?

HOW MANY WILL BE LEFT STAYING IN SINKIELAND AT THE END OF THEIR PRODUCTIVE WORKING LIFE SPAN?

5%?

10%?

YEW TELL ME LAR?

MANY LIKELY WOULD HAVE FREE-RIDED AND LEFT MID WAY OR LONG BEFORE THAT!

BUT WHO PAID FOR BULK OF THE EXPENSES, INFRASTRUCTURES, FACILITIES, NS, LAW AND ORDER ETC INCURRED BY ALL THESE TEMPORARY FAIR WEATHER NEW ECONOMIC IMMIGRANTS?

THE POOR AND HAPLESS SINKIES. AND THROUGH THEIR THROATS, MOUTHS AND NOSTRILS. ALSO THROW IN THEIR BACKSIDES AND WHAT HAVE YEW BEING SCREWED HARD. WHAT TRUTH IS THAT? HARD TRUTH OR PLAIN MISERABLE LIES OF MODERN SLAVERY LONG ABOLISHED AND BANNED IN EVEN CHINA MORE THAN 2,000 YEARS AGO.

GO AHEAD AND READ THE ANCIENT CHINESE HISTORY!

SLAVERY WAS BANNED IN CHINA AROUND 400 BC DURING THE WARRING STATES PERIOD IN THE STATE OF QIN BY THEN RULER QIN XIAO GONG ( Earlier predecessor of Emperor Qin) .

NOW, SINKIES ARE A LIFE TIME" SLAVES" TO THEIR PIGEON HOLES, CARS, WHAT HAVE YEW AND SOON EVEN HEALTH CARE WITH A BONA FIDE NAME -- MEDISHIELD LIFE.

ANCIENT SLAVERY MAY HAVE REINCARNATED AND TAKEN ON ANOTHER FORM IN SINKIELAND!

LONG LIVE SINGAPORE!

MAJULAH SINGAPURA!

How?

The state of even ancient Qin became strong and powerful and eventually united China via abolishing and banning legalised slavery.

Is sinkieland going backward and worst than a 2,300 years ago civilisation by adopting another form of slavery?

YEW TELL ME LAR?

Matilah_Singapura said...

Yew dun have to be "the richest", i.e. top of the food chain, to enjoy, exploit and profit from the overall commonwealth of a mind-boggling prosperous social/ political economy.

Adam and Eve? Sorry lah, they never existed. The Holy Babble is a work of fiction, like Harry Potter but without all the fucking and brutality.

I dun agree with the idea of "sharing". Sure, we all share public spaces and public goods. The rest is private property and yew must pay market prices for use or ownership. No, there is no "equality", get used to it, and yew will be more "positive" in attitude and spirit.

6.9 million is only a working figure. I'm of the opinion that S'pore is good for 9 million and possibly more, provided the infrastructure is there to handle it.

Of course, I dun expect everyone to agree with me and I really don't care because like it or accept it or not, Singapore is well on track to increase its population by immigration and new births.

The said...

Adam and Eve - who are they?

Anonymous said...

Those morons who agreed on 6.9 million population white papers will tell you they lack 20/20 foresight, cry and say sorry when things go wrong. That will be too late. We should learn from Manchester United Boss, if the manager no good, fired him. If pappies no good, vote them out.

Anonymous said...

The world's population needs to be downsized to 5b and Sin population to 4m to give everyone and mother earth some lax.

It is very destructive to keep growing the population on a worldly basis or just for our island to create more economic earth.

We are just strangling ourselves to death.

Anonymous said...

Singapore is not shared among 5.4 million people lah. It is owned by a group of exceptionally talented people. Bits of Singapore are sold to residents and visitors for huge profits.

Anonymous said...

Yew die is Yew business.
Please don't use tax money to pay for Yew'r funeral.

老鼠哲学 brings more harm than good! said...

Rb, do Yew know what is 老鼠哲学 or in simple translation "The Rat Philosophy" originated from the ancient premier who helped Emperor Qin defeated the other 6 states and finally brought political, economic, language, measuring units etc union to China since BC 221?

Is it being practised by many in modern polity?

Is it also prevalent in sinkieland?

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Not familiar with this one. Please elaborate for all to learn.

Anonymous said...

Let us all hope that the population of Singapore will eventually increase to 9 million. Furthermore let us hope that the increase will be through the importation of FTs. Singaporeans cannot produce so it will be up to the FTs to make up the figure. Hurray for the FTs and Hope that one day the FTs will rule the country.

Sinkieporean 讲 "老鼠哲学" said...

@ rb 1.26pm // Not familiar with this one. Please elaborate for all to learn. //

Part 1:

Rb, it is quite a long story.

Might get hungry and thirsty along the way.

Usually, favorite "luxury" is Ya Kun Kaya Butter toast set with kopi o and 2 delicious big just nicely cooked yolky soft boiled egg. Washed down with the traditional aromatic kopi o "life is worth living" :)

But will keep the elaboration short as for now have to foot the $3·20 toast meal from own pocket unless some generous soul doesn't mind buying one. :)

Ha ha

Now back to the topic.

This premier who was effectively Emperor Qin right hand man happened to be by the surname of Li also. His name was Li Si or 李斯 in Chinese.

Btw, how cum all the current Chinese speaking societies are filled with the rich, famous and powerful who share this Li 李 surname?

Think of the current PRC premier Li Ke Qiang 李克强, Hong Kong and the world's de facto richest Chinese Li ka shing 李嘉诚, ex Taiwan president Lee Teng Hui 李登辉 .......

Wonder sinkieland have any rich, famous or powerful person by this surname 李/ Li/ Lee?

Do YEW all know anyone in SINKIELAND?

Pls pray tell!

Let's continue .......

李斯 ( Li Si ) in his younger days was a lowly official in his home country, the state of Chu 楚国. One day he went to the toilet and came across a skinny and terrified rat eating filthy food. The rat was frightened in the presence of human. Later in the course of his duties 李斯 went to a grain silo and to his amazement the rats there did not run away when they saw human beings but still stare back with their sharp eyes and move around freely as if they own the grain silo. Needless to say, the rats were all well fed and obviously very fat from the good, free and abundance food, not unlike present day fat cats in the corporate and public world.

It suddenly stroke 李斯 about success in life. Immediately he resigned from his lowly rank official post in 楚国.

How did he later rose to become the 2nd most powerful man after Emperor Qin in the Qin Empire?

What did he learned from his encounters with the rats in the toilet ( 厕鼠 ) and those rats in the grains silos ( 仓鼠 )?

How did the 老鼠哲学 "The Rat Philosophy" emerge?

To be continued Part 2 later .......

b said...

"I'm of the opinion that S'pore is good for 9 million and possibly more"

- i agree provided that everyone can treat it like a hotel like you who is living in oz and exploiting in sg. try to think of those who cannot migrate, who have a child that is ill, who have no rich and powerful relatives, who have a family to feed.

- humans are not insects. they are mammals and thus need space. subjecting the population to overcrowding conditions is a crime, we should put that into constitution.

b said...

Because of the influx of third world aliens, employers are very reluctant to put in flexible working hours and conditions. this affected a lot of people with kids. juggling work, family and the horrendous transport is a nightmare for many and thus impossible to have kids. in a way, only the rich and powerful people can have kids here.

Sinkieporean 讲 "老鼠哲学" said...

Part 2:

It occurred to 李斯 that life is about "platform", not unlike what former MM Lee said previously about Singaporeans who want to do something significant, PAP is the obvious and natural platform. It is like the grain silo. Not to join PAP and join others is like the toilets. This is just some personal interpretation and analogy in SINKIELAND context. Pls feel free to disagree. So if Yew want to have potential significant influence and contributions, the natural choice is to be a "silo rat". Yew are next to the abundance grains, wealth, food, powers, luxuries, fame and the right platforms. If Yew choose otherwise, yew might and highly likely end up a skinny, terrified, hungry, frightened, poor "toilet rat".

So one ought to know what exactly he/ she wants and what would be the likely outcome. So long as one knows what he/ she wants, philosophically there is likely no strict Right or Wrong. Both have a role to play. Unless the incumbent messed things really badly, not choosing PAP to join means yew are likely to be outside the power and sphere of the government for an entire life. But otherwise it is likely also a significant role if yew don't mind such a status possibly for the rest of yewr life. As said, likely there is no strict right or wrong. Alternative voices do have a significant and important role but unlikely it is going to have the platform of the "silo rat" . Before yew make yewr choice, sinkieland is only that big or rather quite small. Spend time travel to different parts of the island. Sit down, spend some time at various places. Asked yewrself what is going right and what is not so right? If yew do not join PAP what change do yew aspire to bring about that yew cannot do it within PAP? All these are pertinent things to do and questions to ask. If after say two years, the answer is more or less the same and yew still want to be an alternative voice, then yew have a chance to stay the distance and possibly contribute to the cause of plurality, democracy and alternative voices in Singapore.

Back to the Qin Dynasty Premier Li Si" Rat Philosophy" . So expectedly 李斯 chose the life of a "silo rat" . He wanted a big and right platform. He wanted to be near the power centre. He wanted fame, wealth, power, luxuries and all that comes with it. He left his home state and journeyed to the state of Qin. To cut it short, he eventually rose to be Emperor Qin de facto right hand man and Number 2 most powerful in the entire empire.

How did he help Emperor Qin achieve the ambition of annexing the other six states and achieved unifying the whole China never attempted by anybody else before?

What happened to Premier 李斯 "老鼠哲学" and his ultimate fate?

To be continued in Part 3 later........

Anonymous said...

FTs is taking over Singapore, slowly and steadily. It is high time this happen. One day we FTs will rule you Sinkies and you will be the minority. Just think we will have a PM, a President and most of the MPs will be from the new citizens. That will be a great day. What do you think Sinkies?

Anonymous said...

Unfettered greed and irresponsibility ultimately leads to one's great downfall.

Sinkieporean 讲 "老鼠哲学" said...

Part 3:

So what happened to Premier 李斯 in the end?

In BC 208, Premier 李斯 was handed the death sentence of 腰斩 , one of the most painful amd cruel executions banned about 2000 years later around the 18th century. On top of that, his entire clans were exterminated.

How did it happen?

When the First Qin Emperor died during one of the tours of his empire, his chief eunuch Zhao Gao 赵高 decided to conspire to falsify The First Emperor will and imperial edict to pass the throne to his eldest son Prince Fu Su 公子扶蘇 who was leading an army guarding their northern border. The youngest and arguably most incompetent son of The First Emperor was with him in that expedition. The eunuch decided to help the youngest prince Hu Hai 公子胡亥 usurp power. The key person was Premier Li Si. Likely, if the anointed successor ascended the throne, the chief eunuch and Premier Li Si would be out of the "grain silo" and can no longer be the "silo rat" . So Premier Li Si went along the conspiracy to hang on to power.

Due to the incompetence of the Second Emperor and the decadence prevalent, the empire faced imminent collapse within three years after the death of The First Emperor. Subsequently, the chief eunuch decided to work with the enemies of the Qin Empire as he saw there was no hope of reversing the empire's fortune. He convinced The Second Qin Emperor to execute Premier Li Si and his entire clans pinning all the faults of the imminent collapse on Premier Li Si. The Premier was executed via 腰斩 which was one of the most cruel and excruciating painful ways of punishment. It involved slicing the victim into half at the waist level. As the human organs are mostly in the upper body, chopping the person into two would not result in immediate death. The victim would die a slow excruciating death fully aware his lower body being sliced, detached from his upper body. Basically he was conscious and knew being cut into half literally. Eventually victims naturally bled to death but suffering in great pain in the process.

Historians attributed Premier Li Si downfall and ultimate fate to his clinging on to power and ultimately his 老鼠哲学 "The Rat Philosophy" .

Once in the "silo" platform, it is hard to let go of all the power, wealth, fame, luxuries, lifestyle. ....... etc. It was the ultimate price to pay for hanging on as a "silo rat".

In the end, if he had not been so blinded by power, wealth etc and conspired to amend the successor edict, murdered the original successor to hang on to power, the chief eunuch would not have any chance to frame him to cost Premier Li Si a cruel execution and the annihilation of his entire clans.

The fall of the Qin Dynasty saw the birth of the first golden era of the Chinese Civilization namely the 400+ years Han Dynasty.

Anonymous said...

/// Subsequently, the chief eunuch decided to work with the enemies of the Qin Empire as he saw there was no hope of reversing the empire's fortune. ///
@ April 24, 2014 5:53 pm

So the chief eunuch decided to work with aliens to invade China.
Hmmmm .

But who is the chief eunuch here in Singapore?

Matilah_Singapura said...

@421:

>>One day we FTs will rule you Sinkies and you will be the minority.

The cuntree and its sheeple will always get the rulers they deserve. If the FT's win over the polity, then they deserve to rule. For all I care the new FT rulers can change the National Anthem to 'Dahil Sayo' if they so choose. It wouldn't bother me.

As far as I'm concerned, any fool who wants to govern Singaporeans and their city is welcome to try :-)

Anonymous said...

Fools and their money will soon be parted, but that's ok there's plenty more where they ( money) came from - the tax pool of utilities users, commuters, car owners, road users, house owners, workers, consumers and etc etc.
One big captive money spinning human misery machine.