In a way Singaporeans are like Adam and Eve living in paradise, in the Garden of Eden. In that Garden Adam and Eve lived a life of blissful abundance, without a care, as God was there to protect them from all evil and harm. God was so confident that he would take very good care of them that he even forbade them from eating the fruits from the Tree of Wisdom. For once taken, they would know right from wrong, like putting on a fig leaf and would be able to make decisions, just like God. God did not want that. God, being the consummate caring father, wanted to take very good care of them, from cradle to grave. Adam and Eve should remain like innocent children, never grow up.
God did not even tell them of the evil or devil lurking in the corner. Yes, there was evil in the Garden of Eden in the form of a snake. Why God did not tell Adam and Eve about the devil was puzzling. Why God did not caution them, warn them to be careful of the snake, was even more puzzling.
The Singaporeans are just as innocent, some called it naïve, to think that God would take care of everything and life would be a bliss. No harm would come to them as long as they remain innocent and unthinking. God is around to protect them. But when the snakes flooded the City, in this case brought in by the Gods, the Singaporeans were at a loss. They did not know what is happening or what could happen to them. They did not know the snakes are dangerous, just like Adam and Eve.
They lost their jobs to the snakes, their children’s university places to the snakes without knowing why. They would not know why, they did not want to know why, for they were not able to think, a skill that God forbids. They did not know that if things go on as it is, they would lose their country, their paradise, to the snakes in a matter of time. They are still just as happy and innocent as Adam and Eve, oblivious of the dreadful fate awaiting them when the snakes take over their country.
When would the snakes offer them the fruit of wisdom to know what is happening to them, to their lives and their country? They don’t even know that the money they saved for a life time is no longer their money. Someone said so in Parliament. Oh, this time the snakes would not offer them the fruit of wisdom to know what is happening. The snakes are too clever and would wait to take over their country and everything from the modern day Adam and Eve in the Garden of Sin. Actually not to worry, God will take care of everything.
Please, someone please offer the fruit of wisdom to the daft Singaporeans.