I have, absolutely and completely no political aspirations or inclinations. Any and everything on this blog is completely my own personal observations.
Let it not be said that I am not appreciative of what Singapore has achieved through the years. 40 odd years, and we have went from zero to hero economically is pretty damn impressive.
Running water, uninterrupted power supply, and roads that don't need an SUV to drive through are things we take for granted there.
Now to progress this fast in this short a time, there are, in my opinion, 2 ways.
1. Getting everyone in the country headed and inspired to go the same way. Now that, obviously is a fucking impossibility.
Mob rules state that the more number of people there are together, the lower the collective intelligence. On top of that, anyone who have ever tried getting more than 4 people to try and agree on a place to eat dinner will know that getting 4 million people to agree on country policy and operations is doomed to spectacular failure.
2. RULE. No questions, just push ahead. It is not pleasant, it takes everything we believe about free will and inidividual choice and shoves it up where the sun don't shine.
But it does get the job done. So, nope I'm not saying that the
monarchy social democracy in Singapore is a bad thing. It is a fact. Live with it.
And if you really can't stand it, work around, over or through the system. You might be able to get through a wall using your head as a battering ram, but I recommend using a door.