THE POLITICS OF DEMOCRATIC PARTICIPATION.
The withdrawal of SDP from Punggol East BE marks a turning point in the
direction of SDP's understanding of the sentiments of citizens and
netizens. Their Achilles heel of 'joint campaign' accelerated their
decision to back out.
A wise move doubtlessly. and by that rational gesture, many view the action as befitting a creditable party whose mindset on feedback is open and listening.
Nevertheless, the time will come especially during GE 2016 when more
credible opposition candidates will join the opposition parties and more
participating in each constituency, 3 or 4 corner fight will be
In a true democracy, this scenario should be the
norm but due to the hegemony and dominance of PAP for so long and
lacking the manpower opposition partaking, S'pore's political setting as
a democratic state is questionable..
Many GE's ago
...opposition just could not have candidates to field in the PAP created
GRC and thus PAP's GRC was their political triumph card to castrate
Many people had no chance to vote up to
2011. Many constituencies were walkovers (due to demarcation into
GRCs)...This is not democracy but oppressive authoritarian rule, worst
The awakening wave of tsunami came in
2011...when the 'emotional dilemma' of citizens' upsurge of wrath and
emotional anger gave way to almost full contest of every ward except
Tanjong Pagar due to a technicality.
True democracy is not the
power of control...as a government...It is how a govt. can uplift
citizens life under their 'liberal' control. But the rule of PAP had
become draconic, despotic, dictatorial and elitist.
Boon Wan said about housing which he said offering a Lexus at Corolla
price, he is deluding his mighty position, unable to see or do not want to see the true
substance of hardship of citizens to his ivory tower living..He talks
easy and utter craps, tantamount to talk cock sing song in a karaoke
lounge but he said that in parliament !
He forgot many citizens cannot even buy a
Corolla....This is his blindness of his autocratic attitude...Is
meritocracy still alive in S'pore? Only for the PAP.
cannot be ruling S'pore any much longer after their monopoly of 52
years..Robbing all poor citizens of their dignity and eroding the very
mandane lives of many citizens with the multitude of foreigners influx.
Life today in S'pore is a sardine can.
Singapore is no more a
motherland for S'poreans. It is the foreigners making our Republic a
stepping stone for a better life in the likes of Li Jia Wei (the ping
pong girl) who after making $1.27 million dollars as a imported citizen,
retired prematurely and went back to China to live happily ever after.
Our PAP government had betrayed us citizens outright and sold our
motherland to the dogs ~ Our infrastructures and core businesses are all
foreign own !!
And the system owns the great and mighty GIC with Temasek Holdings their money-making machinery and the PM's wife at the helm.
Singapore is a country rule by nepotism and political connectivity..and a totally legalized corrupt republic of the famiLEE !!
Let me ask this heartfelt question: Is Singapore a true democracy? You all know too well what is the answer. Our sub-consciousness is crying into our conscience, lamenting our children's children life in years to come.
PAP must be voted out !
patrick lee song juan