Sunday, November 25, 2012

PM: 'We listen, but we have to lead'

The PM pointed out that we cannot be like the Americans who are divided into blue and red states. Singapore must have only one colour and why. My question is progress is turning us into multiple colours. Also the US isn't just two colours. They are a kaleidoscope of colours but mostly only two are offered to choose to make the government. That is why they struggle with poor voters' turnout.

One colour white for Singapore is wishful. Looks good on paper but impossible unless we remain static and not progress. Early Singapore was like a bunch of stem cells all alike. Over time these cells must differentiate. The challenge is to get them to work together. Back to colours, we have no choice but get many colours to bind together to make something beautiful. There is one big problem though. Nobody has learned how to achieve this. I have read this over and over again over the years but it will not happen until this world has become irrelevant.

26 So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, 27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female,for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. Galatians 3:26-29

This is not even happening in churches. I am sure you can find equivalent wisdom in Islam and the other religions but the mosques and temples are as divided as the churches.

Jesus tried it and turned the conventions of his day on its head. The result is that they crucified him. You can try, but you have a great likelihood of ending up like him. Abraham Lincoln died for it. Gandhi was assasinated and so was Martin Luther King. And there are many more before. Nero and the other Roman emperors killed a great many of them.

Islam offered a political solution in one colour. They had brief success a few hundred years ago. Nobody seems to know how to replicate that. If anything the various factions are more adept at disagreeing and blaming each other. Now they are even killing each other as the Christians once had when Constantine converted.

So history tells us that to go under one colour this government will have to whip us and rule by fear but this would also be short lived and stupid. In ancient times they had no real economic growth. This government is left with only one option. They must rule by results funded by good economic growth but the passing mark keep going up until no leaders can reach. What then? Nobody wants to think about it. They recognize that's unthinkable.

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  1. How about turning this conventional idea upside down and entertain the thought that it is the CITIZENS who must lead..not the Leaders, for a change.

    Just as we start questioning if modern medicine that is in cahoots with drugs pharma companies are actually curing or killing people, maybe time we look at alternative natural ways to heal.

    Just as we start eating frankenstein GMO food, maybe we say let's go back to our roots and soils and start growing REAL food, so that we don't have to deal with all these cancers that keep rising, along with medical care cost!

    Just as we spend billions of dollars yearly on defense machines and war tools that have no ryhme or reason so that they can go rot and get obsolete while our poor starve and struggle; our foreign talents thriving on our lands.

    Do this for a change. Turn everything you know disguised as "conventional wisdom" and relook at them and see if it's time for a new upside down as we move into 2013.

  2. I hope PM Lee truly listen and not wayang,as our citizens have been used to wayang for too long,PAP need to prove to us by deeds and not words that they listen,if not,the change of government would follow the schedule despite what ever claim that PAP can make.