Native Singaporean: I have given up hope in Singapore
Posted by temasektimes on August 24, 2012
I already give up hope for this Sinkapore. I bet you that there wil NOT be any change in 2016 nor in 2020 even; because the 60% still just want to maintain status quo. Eveyone is selfish so those 60% already achieved some level of comfort will not rock the boat. I know many Aunties share with me directly, they already work hard most of their lives so they just want to keep the boat steady and vote the same folks into power so they can enjoy their retirement lah. You think they really care about the younger generation got no jobs and no HDB? They are happy because their own HDB bought long ago at dirt cheap prices and so they happy now just vote the same party thinking to keep the status quo.
Common, humans are a realistic and selfish bunch, Can’t blame them, but turn the tables around and you think the younger generation if got good jobs and careers etc. will in turn bother about the older generation and their contributions? Again, all humans are selfish one, so that’s why PAP will still win for many years to come because they know human nture and how to ticke the selfish human out. (e.g past elections give freebies, HDB upgrading, “ang pow” etc.etc. to aunties & uncles). All they need to do is to look at the voting population statistics, target the majority with sweets and carrots and divide and conquer.
There is no more Singaporean or not. Nationality is just an unnecessary lable and an obsolete concept in Singapore Inc just like Win98 compared to Android now. Don’ cry for Singapore because there is nothing here worth defending or crying for now. I bet you the same silly forumers will still be typing all these same comments in 2016, 2020 or further.
If you make Money here, then stay here, if you don’t make money or no job, no business here to squeeze money, then leave. It is as simple as that. In my travels, I met many ex-Singaporeans happily living/working overseas. Got one time, one Australian (ex-Singaporean who had served NS long time ago), even forgot what day is the Singapore National Day! Hahaha.
Put yourselve in the shoes of the FT/FW, they are not dong anything wrong. If I were them, living in slums in Philippine, India, China or Indonesia etc, I also will pack up and go to find a better place, right? Same story when Singaporeans pack up and go to another more developed country. Nothing wrong with it.
Don’t be stupid to think that you’re “Singaporean” or “non-Singaporean” because all these are pointless. In today’s context, you should think of “how to make more money” for yourself and family and be a world citizen. Just think, in ages past, people sacrifice their lives even just for their King or Emperor, but in modern history, the concept of democracy took hold and its just silly that people kill each other for their Kings. Now, it is silly to “fight for your country” because Nationalism is an obsolete concept in a globalised world and it will be replaced very soon. If you got money, Philipine, Chinese, Indian foreigner and the world will welcome you but if you got no money, even your own relatives will shun you, so what is there to talk about being Singaporean or not? Your own blood ties would rather hug a FT with money than acknowledge a poor relative, so get real and make money rather than enemies with FT/FW. If you think at a bigger scale, we’re all humans living on this same planet, so where is the imaginary line between “Singaporeans” or “foreigners”.?
*The above was first posted as a comment on The Temasek Times.