Ladies and Gentlemen,
Thanks to Singapore's rulers and their policies, the island population is now fast reaching total extinction. The locals are disappearing due to a multitude of factors, the principle ones being an almost zero birth rate, a fast ageing population and an ever growing emigration rate to the West. And if you threw in the fact that already the local population stand no more than perhaps 2 million at most, and as these forces continue to change the population's make-up, frankly, it is not going to be long when there are no locals left.
The reason for these unhappy trends are many and obvious, decisions all made by a government who felt no need to consult their citizens. These are problems unique to dictatorships, like Singapore's which lack the moderating effect of citizen participation.
I am sure no one has any doubt what Singapore is, just a one man one party dictatorship. During it's short history of 50 years, first Lee Kuan Yew and now his son, the Prime Minister are convinced they alone have all the answers and it's people a bunch of dummies. So anyone who thought otherwise has to be removed. And that is exactly what they have been doing.
They decided that they needed to grow the economy. So they brought in all and sundry companies to come in and do business.
Having done that, they need workers to run these businesses. So they bring in any number of foreigners to work these foreign businesses, so much so that foreigners exceed locals and the ratio is widening daily.
At they same time, they educated their locals. But education causes them to think. And thinking citizens would begin to question this sort of government. Remember, it is a government which has no free press, no independent judiciary, no right to speech, expression or assembly, unlimited police powers, a defamation regime, where government support is rewarded and opposition is punished.
Why do you think I am so against the Singaporean system? It is because I have had an education, thanks to the Lee government. If I didn't, I would perhaps be happy to live in my ignorant bliss; in Singapore's state owned housing, listen to his state owned TV, read his state owned newspapers, and live my life quietly under Lee Kuan Yew and his son. So you can see they have made a monumental mistake in my case. It would have been far better for them had they not educated me at all.
As a result of the education, which like me, the government is providing to the entire island, the average Singaporean today is naturally disgruntled. He wants to leave for the West, where he can be free. He is not happy being told that he should only read state controlled propaganda, the reason why the island has one of the world's largest emigration rates. Neither do they want to have any children; the world's lowest fertility rate and the world's fastest ageing population. And if you considered there are only about 2 million natives left, you are talking of a total extinction of the Singaporean race happening within the decade.
And the Singaporean government is now in big trouble. This is why.
Changing the identity and character of a population is a dangerous thing. It has unintended consequences.
Singapore prefers to take in immigrants from China. Lee Kuan Yew publicly claims that the Chinese are better humans because their civilization goes far back thousands of years. In truth I think the reason is because they are easier to control. Can you imagine how difficult it would be for a dictator to control 2 million Australians!
The Chinese from China even though they look like the Singaporean Chinese are a very different animal. China officially is a Communist state. Communist states have no religion. Today with Deng Shou Peng's policy of "making money is glorious" you have a Communist state with a capitalist market place. They are a people inherently without a moral base based on religious values. If they are nice, it is simply good manners, nothing more. And their main concern is to make money, never mind how it is made.
Singaporeans on the other hand do not have a Communist past. You could be a Christian , Moslem or Hindu, or otherwise but you had some religion, even though people are becoming less religious. Even so, you can imagine a Singaporean to be a far more moral or gracious person than the average Chinese immigrant. You can see the damage being done to society by their increasing presence, today already the majority.
These immigrants do not have a background of any civil rights unlike Singaporeans who have the benefit of British traditions of parliamentary democracy, albeit much diluted with the one party dictatorial rule.
The Chinese on the other hand had none at all. In the past they lived under an Emperor and after that under one Communist leader or the other. Their idea of life is to obey your government and complain only if your pocket is affected. All the protests and demonstrations by workers that happen in China everyday are not based on any demand for civil rights, but because they were not paid.
The Indian immigrants from India have no interest in sinking any roots in the island. They may stay for a while and move to Australia if they can. So are the Filipinos who would much prefer to be in America but will make do for the moment in Singapore. You can earn more in Singapore than the Philippines. You can imagine how much loyalty or patriotism they would have to their temporary Singapore home, whereas the ones who really care for their country, native born Singaporeans have all been so much alienated by their own government, they are dying to leave for the West.
If the Lees who thought they knew everything used their heads, they would have known that educating Singaporeans was the worst thing they could ever do. It would have been far better to keep the average Singaporean illiterate if they hoped to rule forever; which I think they do. At least they would have had to deal with one less trouble maker like me, a thorn on their side for decades.
I guess they aren't that clever after all. From the way things are moving in that island, I expect total disorder within a few years, occasioned by a totally different type of population, who do not behave the way expected of Singaporeans. Unfortunately I don't see any good coming out of it, simply because there won't be any Singaporeans left. After all only Singaporeans would care to bring about a better Singapore and there won't be any left.
Of course, if things hold, in the long run these new immigrants and their descendants could develop a new Singaporean identity, but any new identity formed from a Communist Chinese base, would be far inferior to the character and identity of native Singaporeans of today. In any case the long run is not going to do any good if you are going to collapse in decade if not less!
Attorney at Law
A Singaporean in Exile
Tel: 510 491 8525