Saturday, May 17, 2008

The government will take care of you.

中国温家宝总理:"你们的痛苦, 就是我的痛苦"
(China's PM Wen: "Your suffering is my suffering")

(Some other countries' PM: "Your money is my money")

Watch this youtube:

(China's PM Wen:
"Don't worry.
The government will take care of you.
The government will take care of your living, your studies.
You will certainly be able to live like in your own home.
If you have any problem in future,
the government will help you.
How about that?")

When I watched this video, I cried.

I cried because in China, a communist country where election is not needed, its Prime Minister made the effort to do and say such things.

But in a supposedly democratic country where the government supposedly has to work hard to win the mandate of its voting citizens, our PM can't even be bothered to say anything nice to his electorate!

For example, Nicoll Highway collapsed. Did you hear our PM tell the orphans: "Don't worry. The government will take care of you. "?

When was the last time you heard your PM talk to poor, the aged, the sick, in such a caring tone?

I tell you: never!

Instead, what we have are:

Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong:
"Retrenchment is good for singapore.
If there is no retrenchments, then I worry."

Health Minister Lim Hng Kiang:
"I regret making the decision
[to direct our hospital to save a baby's life] because,
in the end, the baby continued to be in intensive care,
and KKH now runs up a total bill of more than $300,000"

Minister Lim Boon Heng:
"We talk about re-employment.
We'd encourage, make it easier for people to work longer,
and when we've successfully gone through this transition,
then the term 'retirement' will be history"

I cried, because at the very minimum - i.e. not even talking about truly caring for us from the bottom of their heart - our ministers can't even be bothered to put on a show! Instead, they have decided that scolding us is the right way to go.

The latest scolding you received,
for allowing Mas Selamat to escape!


The Chinese are not stupid. You think they will want to settle down in Singapore? In China, senior citizens exercise in the parks, talk cock, sing song, dance cha cha, and practise Tai Ji, and get a pension from the government! Oh, and they also get a PM who will say: "The government will take care of your living, your studies". Even if it's just for show, it still feels nice!

The elite thinking Chinese will NOT give up their Chinese citizenship in exchange for Singapore citizenship and get scolded everyday for being complacent, lazy, inflexible, unadaptable, uneducated....

But yeah,sure, our government can get the unthinking, ordinary Chinese to become Singaporeans. And that's the kind of 2nd grade replacement it will get, after chasing out its own elite!


And finally, I cried, because I know PAP is coming to an end soon, just by contrasting its behaviour with that youtube video. I am crying for the money and power that I will be losing soon, as a member of Young Pay-And-Pay!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So coincidental! Tears were rolling off my cheeks too when I saw that on TV and I was thinking the same, having worked in China before. In fact, I had wanted to retire in China but found that it is going to be very difficult to get even PR status let alone citizenship. Looks like it is so much easier to get Singapore citizenship than China citizenship.