"We, the citizens of Singapore,
pledge ourselves as one united people,
regardless of race, language or religion,
to build a
democratic inclusive society
based on justice and equality
so as to achieve happiness, prosperity and
progress for our nation".
This inclusive society is now the new focus of the PAP govt as seen from today's headlines on the opening of the new parliament session. Someone told me inclusive society means Nobody will be left behind. I guess it is one of those PAP promises that will be kept.
Singaporeans are so lucky to be in an inclusive society. It has to be something good because the Straits Times and our leaders keep talking about it. Everyone is included in this inclusive society and nobody is left behind. From the cleaner at the hawker center to the elites in the GLCs....everyone is part of the Singapore society. Some of you cynics might say we have no choice but to be part of it because we cannot get out. But it is indeed hard to believe that the guy digging the thrash for aluminium cans isn't left behind....what about the 50 yr old who leaped onto the MRT tracks and was crushed by the wheels of progress?...
I thought long and hard about this inclusive society.....and realised it probably means : if you're a nobody, you will be left behind. Nobodies will be left behind. So don't be a nobody.