Why should Singaporeans ‘kow-tow’ to the foreigners?
Posted by temasektimes on July 17, 2012
They come here, they should “AUTOMATICALLY” know that this is Singapore not whatever country they come from. Do we have to even teach them basic mannerisms too?
You go to any country, you respect its laws, its citizens and YOU NEVER BITE THE HAND THE FEEDS YOU or gave you the opportunity to come to Singapore in the first place. Whose money helped you come over in the first place? The tax payer’s money. Who are the tax payers? Singaporeans.
Who are those who have helped Singapore grew into the beautiful island nation that it is ? Singaporeans and every person that was born on this land that has sweat,bled,rolled in the mud, man, woman and child that has made sacrifices to our land.
Why must Singaporeans be the ones to keep compromising and keep giving up everything? Why? We pay our taxes, we sing our national anthems, we serve NS and last but not least we have to put up with the nonsence from all the reports that the “new citizens” have done to us or the foreign misfits that don’t respect the sake of human lives or the preservation of innocent lives? Or even respect the fact that Singaporeans are also human beings too? Where? Where have i seen any good being done for the Singaporean people by the foreigners and the new citizens?
Every time its this or that a foreigner or a new citizen or some rich bloak who comes in and does some shit and a Singaporean has to pay for that mistake or the recklessness of some foreigner. Tell me if that isn’t so.
How is integration a two-way street in the first place? Don’t give Singaporeans the “two hands to clap” pep talk at all. They don’t even wanna give us a hand to clap in the first place let alone respect the fact that Singaporeans are also human beings and we are people too just like them. Its as if as through they treat Singapore like a BORG circus and do whatever they like and they want and they don’t seem to have any kind of regard or concern for the lives, safety, respect and dignity for Singaporeans. I haven’t or barely see any or even felt any kind of sincerity from them at all.
If any of them did, BRAVO for those then. Unfortunately, the majority of them are those trouble makers and they seem to give Singaporeans a harder time. How is this “competition” healthy for us Singaporeans? Its not a two way street for Singaporeans. Its more like a one way street for Singaporeans, we have to suck it up and deal with it?
What the hell then may i ask are the representatives who represented us doing? There was no form of democratic process in asking the citzens of Singapore if this kind of integration was suitable for us as well. What you see in Western countries and in Singapore are two different things, you simply cannot mix them together. We are not those countries and we are not that big.
And you ask this of us Singaporeans to be more open and hope this makes us Singaporeans feel better? Think about it, does it even make any ethical sense to us Singaporeans, AT ALL?!
Is this the utopian society you strive to achieve? What about the consultation of the people before any of these decisions are made? Are Singaporeans not deem important to be consulted and to gather consensus if such a decision would not have dire consequences to our people, our way of life, our future generations as well?
What about the PRESERVATION of the national identity of Singaporeans as well? Our freedoms and liberties as citizens? Is that no longer important too?
That Singaporean path and dream that many of us Singaporeans have saw back in good old days is lost and gone.
2016 my dear Singaporeans! 2016! We don’t change then, we will not get a chance for change.
PS: For any Eagle-eyed viewers who find this offensive to you or you happen to be pro-govt or a foreigner, if you think what i say is way too harsh or you just hate it, you are not on the ground or on the front lines of what Singaporeans are facing. The difference is i may just be talking about it, at least i am willing to spend time talking about it by CREATING AWARENESS. Being part of the solution. These decisions of immigration can have dire effect on the lives of Singaporeans. Think outside the box for one second. Is this really what our society has been reduced to? Are you really ready to hand over everything that our forefathers, and founders of our country have worked hard and died for on a silver platter to people who don’t even respect its local inhabitants and citizens or even our laws? I am not saying ALL of them, but unfortnately LIKE I SAid, THe majority of “them” aren’t treating Singaporeans with respect or dignity at all. LOOK around YOU. WAKE UP Before Singapore is no longer Singapore!
I love my country, but i don’t want to lose my home, my country and its citizens. Because i love them all and they are all part of the big picture. I don’t want to give up my home to someone else who does not appreciate it.
It is because of Singaporeans, that Singapore is what it is today. Not ONE MAN, not a FEW but the hardworking hands of the Singaporean citizens.
*The above was first posted as a comment on Facebook