Originally Posted by blindswordsman (22Feb2014)
Thread source (SBY): What is the Singapore Cow?
So was the ever inflating size GRC system of elections indeed primarily created to 'guarantee minority representation'?: I reckon no, that was just the secondary intention if any, the primary intention being to keep out all forms of opposition from parliament: be they independent candidates or opposition parties, none of whom would be large enough to muster sufficient talent to conquer a 6member GRC> but channelled towards a self-defeating death trap of contesting under 10 SMCs (down from 80plus SMC seats pre GRC era): the more opposition parties contesting, the higher would be the PAP's chance of winning. Thus the ultimate Tsun Tse art of war move by LKY: to defeat the opposition by shifting the goal post to demoralise them: unfortunately however, this committed the moral hazard of fascist/ dictatorial constitutional change to exclude the opposition from parliament. The current Singapore constitution is thus corrupted in that regard; for Singapore to mature politically, GRC must go and constitutional change in that direction is necessary.
Scr@p the GRC system of elections, bring on bi-monthly television debates between competing politicians to educate Singaporeans about moral-values and differing political systems. Unless Singaporeans are more involved in national decision making, political in-breeding will certainly be the downfall of Singapore.
Any extension/ embellishment of the GRC system of elections in that regard is just Pinocchio's nose getting longer: Singapore's downfall would then be twice as hard.
So they demand to be paid like professionals:
Professionals at cow inbreeding perhaps:
The ultimate result of all this hubris:
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