Friday, May 22, 2009

The Real Marxist Conspiracy....

What is really terrifying about the Marxists is not their ideology but what they do to a country after taking over. Many years ago, we had a communist underground that the British Special Branch (predecessor of the ISD) had to contend with in the 1960s. The communists had strong support in Singapore and published a widely circulated newsletter. Do you know what the communists called their newsletter? Freedom News. Copies of the Freedom News can be found in a CD found in a book on the ISD published recently[Link]. Articles in Freedom News talked about the promise of freedom, equality and justice that communism would bring....it talked about power to the people who deserved rights and so on. What usually happens when communists take over a country is the repression of opponents, concentration of power in small group of people, control of the media to spread propaganda and disregard for human rights. The communists figured that they wouldn't get any support from masses if they told the people they were out to repress them.....who would read the newsletter if they called it Repression Propaganda...who would read it if they wrote about their real intent for a communist state. Marxism may have some problematic economic ideas that don't work but the real problem is the leaders who pledge to take the people to the promise land of justice,equality and freedom but once in power take a detour towards repression and central control.....That is the real conspiracy ...a group of men who seduce the masses with an attractive ideology for support then proceed to alter the system to consolidate their power for their own narrow interests by using propaganda and repressing their opponents.

"....to build a democratic society,
based on justice and equality...." - Singapore Pledge.

You really wonder what the Young PAP learned from the Chinese Communists but I think the lesson is probably not a one way street - the Chinese have a lot to learn from Singapore on how to maintain one party rule as the society become more exposed to the rest of the world. I guess there is a lot for them to share on how to handle the Internet, the Western media and how to keep the people happy with the status quo using the state controlled main stream media. The Chinese, I guess, would definitely be interested in replacing some of their archaic tools like simply making dissidents disappear with something more modern like defamation lawsuits.

19 comments:

Alexis de Tocqueville said...

Singapore is the only example in the world of socialism that actually work.

LuckySingaporean said...

Alexis,

Singapore did not get socialism to work - our economic system has lost most of its socialist characteristics we were kicked out of the international socialist club in the 70s.

We are more dog eat dog capitalistic than many places.

As for our political system it is a PAP innovation...they took out all the check and balance, and put in place a highly elitist selection system...it is uniquely Singapore. ..but out economy hums along in spite of all this because of the pain Singaporeans are willing to take.

Anonymous said...

Why tear out our hair trying to change something that cannot be changed for the next 20 years at least?

MIGRATE LAH!!!

I did.....and now I'm happier. Period.

Freed Singaporean

Anonymous said...

Comtemporary Singapore is anything but socialist. If you're interested in socialism that works, I would suggest looking at some of the Scadinavian countries.

Anonymous said...

well, Singapore copies a lot of things on hardware from Hong Kong in order to appear "First World".
But the "software" is China style or North Korea/Myannmar style "communist".
USA closes its eye, because Lau Lee personally opened his asshole to the US Republican party.
But, Lau Lee forced open your assholes to the China "foreign talents" that arrive here in large numbers.

Anonymous said...

wether communist or not in Singapore, it make no difference.

As over here, some are more equal than others..

Anonymous said...

Aiya, Singapore very easy to control lah, only 4.5 millon on a tiny island. Some more only 70% are local born, and most are kiasu and kiasi.

That's why all the while so peaceful, no matter how bad PAP perform. Best of all, this will not change.

Fu Chai said...

You know, Lucky Tan. I must admit yours is the most educating and intelligent blog by any Singaporean I have ever read in my 29 years. (i have read your blog since 2006!)

sometimes, i do wish you will not stay anonymous. because your ideas, no matter how creative or alternate, they do make sense. you often if not always do your research on issues before blogging and people KNOW you KNOW the issues.

you could be a good grassroot leader, political strategist (hopefully for non-PAP parties). but then, maybe i can't blame your choice to be anoynomous, what with all the draconian laws in SG.

anyway, i hope you blog about ER Lee Bee Wah soon.

the woman disgusts me. only an insight from you can cure my vomiting when her name is mentioned.

Anonymous said...

Marxism may have some problematic economic ideas that don't work but the real problem is the leaders who pledge to take the people to the promise land of justice,equality and freedom but once in power take a detour towards repression and central control.....That is the real conspiracy ...a group of men who seduce the masses with an attractive ideology for support then proceed to alter the system to consolidate their power for their own narrow interests by using propaganda and repressing their opponents.

"....to build a democratic society,
based on justice and equality...." - Singapore Pledge.



and who are this group of men?

Anonymous said...

Dear Mr Tan,

You are the Singapore version of RPK (Raja Petra Kamaruddin); except that RPK has been detained twice under ISA and is quite flamboyant in his style of writing. I must stressed, however, that your writing is no less insightful than those by RPK.

Like most of your readers; I have been following your writing closely because they contained well thought out views.

I dare not ask for more from you except that I am thankful that there are people like you who spend much of his time and effort to share his wisdom and knowledge to fellow Singaporeans.

Xie xie ni.

Anonymous said...

When the elite (eygpt) is often perceived as being above the law

Taishan said...

Singapore a capitalist state with a communist heart.

Anonymous said...

Singapore is like rojak. Don't care whether communist China, India or the West. If there is something good, they choose it. Then add LKY's own sauce and mix it according to his style. The result. Rojak can taste good if the ingredients are still fresh and mix in the right portion. But if the ingredients go stale or portions are wrong then it is terrible. Like what happen now.

But the eating is done by you folks, not the elite. They have their own separate cuisine!

Anonymous said...

LKY has been learning from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) since a long time ago: our entire concept of "grassroot organisation" is from CCP. We have a grassroot block leader in every HDB block, we have routine patrol of every block by the block leader and his gang (Nope, not my imagination - these were reported in the straits times before while reporting on other news), such that every grassroot block leader knows every household in his block. All these are CCP concepts. Even the Chinese names for the organisation: 居民委员会, is borrowed from CCP. The diff however is that LKY has the political cleverness to copy behind the scene, whereas the current YPAP is politically inept!

Anonymous said...

oops, it should be CPC, not CCP.

Anonymous said...

Truly, many people were seduced by campaign promises but then found that they were duped! By the way, I was persuaded to join a company by that company's president and then found that I was duped too. Seems that telling lies is the norm of the day...its so sad...

Truth, Compassion, and Integrity

Anonymous said...

certainly telling lies in the norm. even in affidavits submitted to the court. a lawyer even said that when it was proven that a person has lied in court, the person is usually let scot-free...

Alan Wong said...

The facts actually speak for itself, what we can see for ourselves is that absolute power really corrupts.

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