Not for love of money, but of Humanity. "Greater is he who works for the good of all, then he who works for the good of himself only" ~ Matthew 25:40: "The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'"- (NIV). I live in Singapore where the Emperor must not be disturbed.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Please End GRC system of Elections to save Singaporeans from Political Ignorance/ Indifference.

Please End GRC system of Elections to save Singaporeans from Political Ignorance/ Indifference.
Originally Posted by blindswordsman (22Feb2014)
Thread source (SBY): What is the Singapore Cow?
Originally Posted by Papsmearer
Originally Posted by AhMeng
So what about Singapore 2 Cows?
TWO COWS ~{Matthias Varga}
You have 2 cows.
You give one to your neighbour

You have 2 cows.
The State takes both and gives you some milk
You have 2 cows.
The State takes both and sells you some milk
You have 2 cows.
The State takes both and shoots you
You have 2 cows.
The State takes both, shoots one, milks the other, and then
throws the milk away
... ...
Singapore Cow:
You have 2 cows in a sleepy fishing village
The 2 cows produce more and more milk every year
Farmer Lee comes along and exhorts the cows to produce even more milk
Farmer Lee takes all the milk from the by now half dead cows
Farmer Lee abandons original exhausted cows and imports foreign cows for new milking.
Actually, the farmers squeezed the 2 cows for milk until they became rebellious and refused to be milked. How to get more milk? The farmer then got a brilliant idea. Why not bring in more foreign cows and feed them cheap weeds and get more milk. The rest is history.
Hi blindswordsman, well said, I like that, n our farmers tell us they are "professionals": Group Representation Constituencies (GRC): really = Goal-posts Relocation Conspiracy. In typical corrupt countries: e.g. India, Philippines, we hear stories of politicians stuffing ballot boxes with duplicate/ fraud votes (they bribe election commission/ printers etc to get their way). LKY in 1988 however, changed the goal post by stuffing parliament with amalgamations of SMCs into GRCs to keep out independent candidates and smaller opposition parties (which is about everyone else): thus promoting much in-breeding of political ideas in parliament: all this despite having had the option of simply piggy-backing minority race representation on the (existent since 1984) NCMP scheme to guarantee opposition candidates in parliament with the least disruption to the one constituency one MP system (GRCs could be cooperation between SMCs only after elections: as Punggol-East currently is now)(Non-Constituency Minority MP(NCMMP) can vote only on issues race related, but can speak up on anything).

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:

[Wikipaedia]The Wee Shu Min elitism controversy occurred in October 2006. Wee Shu Min, daughter of parliament member Wee Siew Kim and a then-eighteen year-old student on Raffles Junior College's scholarship programme, found herself in controversy[1] after posting on her blog what were viewed by some Singaporeans to be elitist,[2] naïve, and insensitive statements against heartlanders.[3]

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