Sunday, July 26, 2015
GE: What LKY dividend?
The PM is likely going to call a general elections soon and my response is I am tired because I really want to do something else and hope that he had opted to serve the full five years.
Who really knows why the PM is calling the elections now except that he must have judged this to be the best time to achieve the best possible electoral outcome for his party. It must be amusing as well as bemusing to read the various speculations. A waste of time but pundits feel clever indulging themselves and holding forth over such. As always there is a wasteful demand for these things. People so free huh?
So is there a LKY dividend? Perhaps not much and for that kudos to Singaporeans as represented by their feedback to Ms. Chang's article.
I would also like to tick my "like" to all of them but I was too lazy to do that and I think there are lots of people like me.
Regarding the PAP if I assess them independently of the alternative parties is just this: How are the PAP values, thinking and policies the evolved smarts of LKY's team adapted for changed circumstances? To me our founding fathers only happen to come from the PAP but in essence transcend party affiliation. That was why I had written Low Thia Kiang off given his stingy tribute to LKY. Come on, Americans do not diminish any founding father over belonging to a particular political party. They are smarter than that and so every President aspirant claims Abraham Lincoln for inspiration. As for LTK and I consider him a Goujian, a Chinese chauvinist in disguise biding his time (remember his passion for Nanyang University and Chinese language education). Trivializing a founding father's contribution is as good as repudiating the story of how we got here which must inform how we navigate the future. Now if I support the PAP, I offer it grudgingly, and I believe LKY as a practical man had done the same. Not the team he wished for but the best team he could help foster. He was a supreme realist.
When you go shopping you can only buy what is offered. You cannot buy what is imagined. Too many people making a lot of noise online do that. It is a waste of time. I have learned to quickly recognize them and save time. Many of them are infected by western liberalism and yet cannot recognize their infection. I think they all love the Economist. I am unimpressed that Chan Chun Sing sometimes point people to articles from that magazine. CCS isn't stupid but he was patronizing us, doing what is convenient and expedient. We mustn't appreciate such condescension. It tells me that if he catches us unaware or ignorant he has no qualms about taking advantage. Before him Ng En Heng had been less than honest with statistics! Don't start me on Khaw Boon Wan, he can go hara kiri. I rolled my eyes at what Tan Chuan Jin who went to meet the cardboard uncles and aunties said about their enthusiasm collecting paper. I can't believe his naivety. He isn't stupid as well but he was just desperate to hear something he liked especially against the noisy assertion of an alternate reality of poor and suffering old folks.
The PAP must be checked and they must continuously earn the trust from us. This uses up time and energy but it can't be helped. They are simply not honest enough to be entrusted to always act in our interests. Their party interests will out rank our interests. May we elect the best opposition MPs into parliament but the PAP must still form the government. As for WP first world parliament and they had a few years to prove that, it was nonsense because to achieve that you had to be humongously shrewd to get the PAP to play ball. So better stop selling this Koyok because they don't know how to make it happen. It was in the end only good for buying votes. You can only fool us once and it was not a bad idea to let you swim with it a lap. There was no risk, not even opportunity cost when I saw how worried the government became over AHPETC finances.
Update: 8:55 pm
Lee Boon Lee commenting on Teo Chee Hean claim that the electoral boundaries are fair. Stupid political communication from the DPM.
At the end of the day, Singapore is safest when we have intelligent voters who know which side their bread is buttered.
Sharing the same sentiment with lots of people. I hope they raise the IQ level of their communication or we cannot but see it as patronising and insulting. In other words, they are out of touch.
More than a few PAP MPs cannot think or just verbally constipated.
Posted by PengYou at 6:22 PM