"...... build a democratic society based on justice and equality
so as to achieve happiness, prosperity and progress for our nation."
Yesterday night I finally understood what the pledge truly means. With all the articles in the Straits Times and the words of our esteemed SM Goh, the meaning behind these words are revealed.
Justice, equality & Democracy does not come free. You have to work hard for it. It must NEVER EVER be taken for granted. Yes, these are causes that Singaporeans must be willing to fight and die for. It is why we serve our national service with pride and honour.
We must learn from our leaders - in particular SM Goh - how to defend our democratic rights, uphold justice and equality in our society. We must all learn from Potong Pasir!!
There is no justice & no equality for the people of Potong Pasir. Why? They are treated unequally and unjustly in our national upgrading scheme. How is our SM helping to restore justice & equality to Potong Pasir? He is helping to inspire and lead them to do the right thing to restore justice and equality to Potong Pasir. They cannot stand idle as their estates are unjustly left out in upgrading. The people of Potong Pasir have to be brave and do the right thing to restore justice & equality to their estate.
To accomplish the ideals laid out in our pledge, the people of Potong Pasir have fend off the opposition virus that has infected them for 21 years - causing them to do the irrational thing of acting against own interest to vote for a man who is eventually rendered powerless to serve them by the HDB rules and town council legislation. The people of Potong Pasir have to purge themselves of this opposition virus and the SM is helping them to correct their political thoughts . Once that is done, the people of Potong Pasir can begin to receive the justice and equality in upgrading that the rest of Singapore enjoys.
Singaporeans are so lucky to have SM Goh who strongly believes in our pledge and is helping the people of Potong Pasir & Hougang honour the pledge by voting for the PAP to restore their justice and equality in the HDB flat upgrading scheme. They can do so by exercising their democratic rights to ultimately achieve the goals of happiness, prosperity and progress.