The people who truly sacrificed for their country

It really makes me sick to hear people whining that they are sacrificing for the country. So ‘jia lat’. The ruling govt must be damn ‘chek ark’ to turn these people into martyrs of modern Singapore. When a Sinkie is called to stand for political office, the first thought that came to his mind is ‘sacrifice’, despite the world’s highest paid salary, with many even getting more than the President of the USA. My God, young men and women being paid that kind of money had sleepless nights worrying about the sacrifice they are going to make!

Of course it is not a calling. Many had left their high paying jobs when God called. For modern Singapore, the Brits used to pay their soldiers hardship allowance for a posting to the Far East, ie Singapore. Going into politics today must surely be a kind of hardship posting to Siberia.

Do we really need people who cried sacrifice so readily? Are they thinking that the people owe them a debt for their big sacrifice to go into politics to earn a miserable pay? Are they demanding that the ungrateful and unappreciative Sinkies kneel and bow and praise them for their sacrifice? Wan suay, wan suay, wan wan suay.

The opposition MPs in Parliament (never heard any of them griefing that they are making a big sacrifice without the big pay) should ask those who feel so aggrieved to stand up and be counted, and tell them there is a beeline of equally if not more able people who are willing to take their places. Just tell them, prease, no need to sacrifice lah. Just go home and be happy, there will be someone more willing, more committed and more capable and happier to do the job.

Do they believe that Sinkies are so untalented and the 80 plus are all the talents in this piece of rock and no one else is more able than them? Tell them they are not irreplaceable and not indispensable, that without them the island will not sink. How about a walk out, all resign and see if the country will sink? Don’t they feel embarrassed at all?

Where is the pride, the sense of duty and honour, the sense of recognition and satisfaction to be called upon to be leaders of a nation? Hey, the whole machinery is so well oiled to serve and put you into office, with all the grassroots running around at your becks and calls. These are the people who really sacrificed their time, money and energy to help the politician wannabes. Without them, the machinery and the GRCs, running for election is not going to be a cake walk. Many would not even make it. What a sacrifice!

But the people who sacrificed the most are the NS men. Some are even treated worst than new citizens, can’t buy public housing, not even invited to sacrifice for the country to be politicians, to be paid world best salary. New citizens who have not done any NS are called instead. And looking at them and looking at the Sinkies around, what is so great about the new citizens that the Sinkies are inferior to them? Why are good Sinkies left out of the great sacrifice to serve the people and country?
I think all the Sinkies will be queueing up to sacrifice themselves and happily say thank you Sir with the kind of pay they are not happy with.


Anonymous said...

Some said that running Sin is like manning a mama shop with a sales director, two sales managers, one supervisor and three sales people.
Most of the time, they read newspapers, do prayers and at most decorate the cabinet holding the goods, merchandising or display as they call it.

Anonymous said...

Dear redbean
I agree with you on our NS boys.
Especially the combat engineers.

I'm just surprised about their stoic silence. Nobody posted about losing their fingers and toes and arms and legs during NS.

Must be the Official Secrets Act.

Anonymous said...

NS issue and CPF issue , kee chiu those who want this debated.

Anonymous said...

This exercise has done nothing to galvanize the people to support the million dollar salaries. It only serves to remind the people the widening gaps and fault lines within our society. Carry On !

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Now the govt has a salary approval certificate from Parliament, approved and supported by the opposition MPs and with the chop of Mercer to wave around.

Fully legal, legitimate and professionally designed by a HR professional agency.

Ⓜatilah $ingapura⚠️ said...

Only true, 100% genuine idiots sacrifice for their cuntree, or sacrifice for anything for that matter.

The smarter of our species pursue their own self interests with a vengence, and create or increase VALUE, not diminish value as in "sacrifice".

However, among spiritual snobs, "sacrifice" is to be worn as a badge of honour.

Well, anyone is entitled to be wrong, and to live their lives according to whatever fucked-up crazy belief they choose ;-)

Anonymous said...

Which politician (below) is more likely to fight on and persist, even in defeat?

Which politician (below) is more likely to be crystal clear about what she intends to achieve in parliament?

"My function in life is not to be a politician in Parliament: it is to get something done."
Bernadette Devlin
1947), Irish politician and activist. The Price of My Soul, ch. 13 (1969).

“When I made the decision to join politics in 2006, pay was not a key factor. Loss of privacy, public scrutiny on myself and my family and loss of personal time were ... The disruption to my career was also an important consideration. I had some ground to believe that my family would not suffer a drastic change in the standard of living even though I experienced a drop in my income. So it is with this recent pay cut.”

Grace Fu,
Senior Minister of State for Ministry of Environment and Water Resources

Anonymous said...

She will soon be promoted.
Believe it?

Anonymous said...

Think so. She is them and spoke for them.

Anonymous said...

Matilah is right, why so stupid to sacrifice for others? Especially for the daft 60% Sinkies who voted for all these ministers? As for me, I'll just exploit and make the best of the system for my own good. The system does not owe me a thing nor willI offer my allegiance to it.

Anonymous said...

All true blue Singaporean men have the word NS burnt into their forehead. The mark that they will be remembered.