5/24/2016

The shortest path to aristocracy

The general impression of aristocracy is a class of people that are rich and powerful normally by birth. They inherited their titles and wealth from a line of good fortunes. I am not sure what is the right definition of natural aristocracy? Is it natural in the sense of being an aristocrats by birth, by inheritance, or they achieved their status or nobility by merit?

This term natural aristocracy appeared quite recently in our vocabulary that used to be inundated more with terms like coolies, washer women, seamstresses, taxi drivers, or the slightly better off teachers and civil servants. The history of most Singaporeans, other than the babas, dated back only for a generation or two and were mostly of humble origins. Many babas too were from humble origins, leaving China to look for a better life but several generations earlier than the coolies lot. Some made it and prospered but would still not consider themselves as natural aristocrats, like the pioneers of this country.

So maybe this is a new beginning for this breed of people. From what I can gather, this term must be in reference to the political elite, not the old rich babas. They became rich and powerful in one generation in political office.

In Singapore it is one of the rare places where one can become a natural aristocrat in one generation, and from very ordinary beginnings, can be faster, two terms in political office would qualify one to be a natural aristocrat I think. The normal path is to get a scholarship, become a top civil servant, general or police commissioner, then join politics. No need to depend on birth. Oops, join politics must be joining the right political party. I don’t think opposition politicians qualify as natural aristocrats.

And like all nobilities, a natural aristocrat comes with many privileges but more important is the badge of integrity, of flawless character, honour, dignity, selfless devotion to public duty, to serve the people in public service. These qualities cannot be found in opposition politicians.

What are the privileges? The right to wear all white is one, a symbol of purity and aristocracy.  And once a natural aristocrat, one becomes omniprescient, all knowledgeable and all knowing and all powerful. Many would then become automatic advisors to anything, any organizations, or chairpersons or directors in organizations, private, public, commercial or social, even clans and sports associations or clubs.

It is too early to tell if this natural aristocracy is hereditary and will be passed down from generation to generation as this is just the beginning of an aristocracy class in this little republic. By the look of it, it will be. Once a natural aristocrat, forever a natural aristocrat, by birth, by hereditary, it is in the DNAs.

Would this be the beginning of a kingdom and more will be knighted as princes, lords, earls, dukes, barons, counts or what not in the tradition of European nobilities?

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

"The normal path is to get a scholarship, become a top civil servant, general or police commissioner, then join politics."
RB

Tiok. And 93% chance can win election some more. And now can even win by election against a tok kong opposition like Chee Soon Juan.

Which means majority Sinkies, most of whom are not even aristocrats, voted for these aristocrats lah. Anything wrong? And if wrong, whose fault, the aristocrats or the peasant Sinkies?

Anonymous said...


you don't know meh

once you were invited to "lim kopi" and if OK-ed

you suddenly and instantly became a "万事通" (an "all-oso-can" person)

everything became very very easy, can even cover mountains cover seas

this is a fact in this very very tiny and very very crowded city state

anyway, 70% OK-ed, were very happy and said thank you very much sirs/madams

so, what can you say now, what can you do now

tell me tell me tell me

cheers

Anonymous said...

...badge of integrity, of flawless character, honour, dignity, selfless devotion to public duty, to serve the people in public service. These qualities cannot be found in opposition politicians."
RB

Not really lah. They may have the qualities, but What's the Point (WP), you tell me lah, if they are not even ready to be govt? So pray tell, how to be a good govt when they said they are not even ready to be govt?

Anonymous said...

Such term sounds like 'Alice-to-cat' only exist in this tiny little red dot aka SinkiepoorLand ( or La La Land) under a Leegime or must be member or affiliated to the white club. Some of this white club r related by blood if not they r wat we called them as bootlickers. These bootlickers have may or may not be talented or rich as long as they r the white members club--members got its privileges & access rights --they then self-labelled as the members of the natural 'Alice-to-cat'. Such species will not last long (as proven in the Animal kingdom)...how many of these Alphas survive in time of an animal war/attack...the wild coyotes or hyenas who were able to work as a team & share as a team will outwit & win the battle against the Alphas (Gorilla)...its sad thing that in tis red dot the coyetes & hyenas r all over the land & not stand united to beat the Alphas that why they can claim they r the natural 'alice-to-cat' breed...how loong will it last 100years, 4ever...god knows...

Anonymous said...

If Sinkies want to be member of ruling party (govt), they won't join the opposition.

If they want to join opposition and say they want to be govt, it is an IMH case for such Sinkies.

Anonymous said...

The second generation from the first generation are aristocrats. In maybe 10 years time

the second and third generation from the first and second generation will also become

aristocrats and the second generation from the first generation will be called

Emeritus aristocrates. Sinklands will be flooded with talents. Sound great.

Good ideas?

Anonymous said...

/// Would this be the beginning of a kingdom and more will be knighted as princes, lords, earls, dukes, barons, counts or what not in the tradition of European nobilities? ///
redbean

Is this Singapore's Natural Aristocracy?
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Scholars
Grassroots activist
Grassroots leaders
Grassroots advisor
Member of Parliament
Permanent Secretary
Minister of State
Minister
Coordinating Minister
Prime Minister
President

Do cronies and relatives have any standing in this natural aristocracy?

Anonymous said...

Got lots of money means got aristocracy lah. Who cares natural or not natural?

A rich hawker driving BMW and lives in landed property is also an aristocrat. Got it?

Anonymous said...

Money solves a lot of problems in Singapore, except cancer or other dreaded diseases, accidents or die from old age.

So talk money, and money only, not aristocrat or what not.

That's why ministers are paid so well. It is all about money, including money from casinos.

Anonymous said...

Chee Soon Juan lost basically because he cannot promise voters money. No money, no vote lah.

So no matter what, as long as SDP is not ready to be govt in order to give money, Chee Soon Juan will always lose one, no matter how hard or how many times he tried.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous 10.23am....you are correct to say CSJ lost because.....

No Money No Vote! No Money No Vote! No Money No Vote!

Good.

Anonymous said...

No Money No Vote!
May 24, 2016 10:33 am

Singaporeans are daft.
Maybe the truth is in reverse?
Got vote means got money later on.
Do you think this is true?

Anonymous said...

Kings n queens mind set will always b

Around whether like it a not.since donkeys yrs ready.

Anonymous said...

From RB s main message, obviously the current white are whitest of them all is similar to mirror mirror who is the prettiest of them all. The answer is in the fairy tale.

The fairy tale led to one by election. The cause was a prettiest white got screwed by a botak white, a mirror broke into pieces.

No matter how, time is the fair factor: the prettiest whitest skins turn rough, body inside clogged, and tong tong tong, game over. By 2020GE, will there be the same whitest white setting the stage? Go ask Mohammad Ali. Hey Ali, come to the ring please, RB is waiting for u on stage. Got reply from from M Ali? He needs someone to help him to stand up.
That is time. Nature cure to ugly stuff or good stuff. All cure one day. Snake oil sales men must also give up their profession one day.

Anonymous said...

Rb //The shortest path to aristocracy//


1) Suxk Coxk

2) Polish the sag at the tip of the banana using the fingers and even much

3) Leg open big big via glasslooting activities

4) Rape and plunder own "soul" and "feed" it to the hyenas

5) Blacken the heart till it is blacker than black, charcoal and the evil 乌鸦 crowing in deserted cemetries

6) Keep changing goal posts in policy formulations and "sentence" the "lifetime retirement savings" of new job entrant to "life imprisonment" or even "death sentence" possible?

Ⓜatilah $ingapura⚠️ said...

"Natural elites" or "natural aristocracy" maybe a new term in the Singapore context, but they are neither new terms or ideas.

Libertarian theorists are well aware of these ideas, and in general it is given cautious and measured support, with one proviso: the market must be FREE.

In a free society (i.e. free meritocracy), natural elites are not a problem. Anyone can ascend to become a "natural elite"...you just have to be at the top of your game and maintain yourself. We see this in sports, popular music and culture, and in the market of commercial goods, because in these (reasonably) "free" markets, you can only dominate if you're so good that you beat the competition.

In Singapore, there is reason for concern. The "political market" is not free. Therein lies the rub.

Anonymous said...

@ Anonymous May 24, 2016 10:18 am
//Money solves a lot of problems in Singapore, except cancer or other dreaded diseases, accidents or die from old age.

So talk money, and money only, not aristocrat or what not.

That's why ministers are paid so well. It is all about money, including money from casinos.//


That’s about the only thing real

Everything else is almost fake

The concern and care by white demons for ordinary human beans mostly is blood sucking in disguise?

The caress of and sweet talking to the mice by the hungry cats is real?

Anonymous said...

Natural aristocracy is as natural as going to the toilet and shit. If they can't have the real deal, like British royalty, then go through the backdoor or AH of merrycockcy.

This type, everybody must agree to stroke the Cock. The ones who pass through the AH test will get to be the fat cock head party which gets to dispense the shower of blessings on those who stroke the cock.

So when you get goo on your faces, you must wear it proudly because the fat cock head has a fondness for your AHs,if you stop stroking the cock.

b said...

It does not matter who you are. How you react to situation is what that matters. Not all of noble birth are happy and they live in constant fear of losing whatever they own.

Anonymous said...

confirm 70% of Singaporeans want to suck cock in GE 2015.
- some even offered their wives to be fucked
- but when wife got fucked & started to enojoy it ... they pretend to get jealous and kpkb

Anonymous said...


wa wa wa........

anonymous 3.25pm.....yr comment very juicy, very "rough", R(A) classified leh.......

anger not anger not 有话慢慢说!

ha ha ha...........

Anonymous said...

You ahpek brigade ah...wahahahaha

Anonymous said...

"What are the privileges? The right to wear all white is one, a symbol of purity and aristocracy. And once a natural aristocrat, one becomes omniprescient, all knowledgeable and all knowing and all powerful. Many would then become automatic advisors to anything, any organizations, or chairpersons or directors in organizations, private, public, commercial or social, even clans and sports associations or clubs."

Don't play God or God will play you

Anonymous said...

Normal castration involves only the removal of testicles.
Maybe not enough to stop these sex crazed running dogs.
Maybe should consider total castration.
Remove the testicles and the penis.
That's the only way to ensure purity.

For the female dogs.
Maybe Female genital mutilation (FGM)
http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs241/en/

Anonymous said...

What's the relevance, Ah Pek?

Anonymous said...

The shortest path to aristocracy is to castrate yourself?
To ensure no more extra marital affairs?

Anonymous said...

Which PAP ministers you talking,Ah Pek?

Anonymous said...

Imagine a little boy or girl walks into an association or clan and everyone(all oldies) stands up to clap and say, advisor come oredy.