Recently, a friend came to Singapore and I had to show her around. Being very rich, we took taxis every day. So I decided to talk to them about Singapore politics and coming by election.
I am very shocked to tell you of the 6 taxi drivers, 4 drivers were recent and retrenched to make way for foreigners. Then come the question about voting opposition into parliament, 3 retrenched were skeptical, 1 was neutral. They said the same thing, “Opposition will destroy the economy”. Wow, this national brainwashing does work very well with most people and most people actually buy this theory. Of 6 taxi drivers, they are from private sectors, from senior manager to senior engineers, all earning more than $4k, some higher than $6k.
So I decided to ask who they voted for. No one would tell me directly but their response was “Voting is secret”. So I countered by saying for those people who voted PAP because they are very happy with their policies especially importing foreigners to replace Singaporeans. One guy even said importing foreigners is to improve the economy!!! Wow….Then I used the word “You must be very happy to be replaced!”. 3 showed black face, 1 was like “LL”.
Then I added the PAP has been so successfully in brainwashing locals to accept their fate and policies without complaints. Despite being replaced by foreigners, ended jobless and had no choice but to turn to driving taxis, they still support the PAP.
At the end of the journey, I told them, you think for this country, you sacrifice yourself to be replaced and end up jobless, you should receive National Day Awards for your sacrifice instead of those parasite grassroots with ulterior motives. I hope your sons and daughters will continue your good work and sacrifice for this country too! Remember if you support the government, don’t complain, be happy being the sacrificial lambs! Also for the fact that you worry so much about the country collapsing due to opposition, my take is the economy or country has not even sank, you will be sinking in deep sea. LOL
My friends, these were professionals in their respective industries, making decent living and only in their early or mid 30s, replaced by foreigners and end up jobless. They had no choice but turn to driving taxis and yet being betrayed by the government, they do not seem to be angry at all. How amazing… *Laughs*
No wonder our ministers said Singaporeans are not competitive, naive and daft, we cannot compete with foreigners. I do agree that Singaporeans are not just naive, daft but completely moronic! The government is right, they import these third world foreign talents because Singaporeans are just morons, they cant really think. Despite being bullied left and right, they seem to be happy, very successful brainwashing by government.
Sounds similar to North Koreans who think North Korea is the best and most happy country in the world. *Croaks*
Do you agree?
How stupid can a people become? This is a uniquely Singaporean trait. And like they said, after 50 years of brainwashing, the brain is now sparkling clean, no more brain cell left. Singaporeans have forgotten that they used to have a brain and the brain is used for thinking. But since the govt has been doing all the thinking and telling the daft Singaporeans how to think, Singaporeans have no necessity to think or want to think. So they just parrot the official line of thinking and reasoning. You can read a lot of such regurgitation in the commentaries in this blog as well.