Saturday, May 07, 2011

Remember Our Pledge today....


As Singaporeans, we have recited our pledge thousands of times in our lives. If we do what we pledge to do for Singapore and Singaporeans, this country will never lose its way. If we stand united to build a democratic society based on justice and equality, we can overcome any challenges we face as a people and build a better future.
Let the ideals in our pledge guide us in the choices we make and the path we take. Lets take a step forward to fulfil the dream of our forefathers to achieve happiness, prosperity and progress for the nation. If ever we lose our way, our pledge is our compass that will help us to find our direction.

We are today a undemocratic society with rising inequality. There is increased unhappiness as our income gap push more people into poverty and Singaporeans have to struggle with the rising cost of living. We have a govt that has lost its way as it constructed an undemocratic political system to maintain its dominant power and created inequality with its unbalanced policies. It has lost its moral compass as it pursued economic goals as an end in itself.

Lets do today what we pledge to do all our lives. Lets overcome our fear, our self-interest and our apathy.
Lets do what is right by voting wisely.

21 comments:

sam/PRAY, it works said...

There is a tide in the affairs of man which taken at the head leads on to fortune. The time is NOW.The time is HERE. HIT pap where it hurts. At least give them a bloody nose to wake them up

Anonymous said...

Our first generation of MPs have the intention.

It is only an inspiration as the Old Man had say. An inspiration, after more than 20 years of PAP ruling, we still never see that light. Why?

It is sad to see those pappies reciting the Pledge but in their heart is nothing more than their million dollars package plus 8-9 months of yearly bonus and so on.

So if we wants to ensure our Pledge materialise, we must not let the pappies dominate the paliament.

We must vote in more non-pappies people who have the true heart for the well-being of Singaporeans.

Anonymous said...

It's an aspiration.

Like I aspire to be a billionaire.

You can also call that a dream, although it may become reality, however remote (maybe galaxies away) that may be.

Anonymous said...

What do you expect? The day you accepted the electoral voting system, it is already undemocratic.

If you think that system works, try applying to family life.lol

Anonymous said...

Today is the polling day. GE2011 is not to vote opposition for the sake of punishing PAP for all the faults they have done. This GE2011 is to take back the political power from any ruling party and to really make the political parties as the servants of the people. Singapore will progress and become strong if the country is a real democratic country that all citizens have their says in running the country and not a country that only a few elites control everything. Singaporeans must wake up and work towards a true first world country. How to be a first world country if the political system is third world. Singapore belongs to the people not to any political party.

The most fundamental question to ask yourself before you cast your vote is that: Do you want to live in a country that you have no say on how the country is to run?

Anonymous said...

"The most fundamental question to ask yourself before you cast your vote is that: Do you want to live in a country that you have no say on how the country is to run?"
Anon 7/5/11 09:11

If only if it is as simple as my vote can really do that, ie to have a say on how the country is to run.

Anonymous said...

911

Pls read your post. Your are very confused. Too mch alcohol in the morning?

Anonymous said...

Your say will only be powerful if the community/nation respects the voices of every individual irrespective of their background

For instance, if the words of these individuals are angry, why care to ask why.
If the words are sad, we care to ask why.
If the words are full of hatred, we care to ask why.
If the words are full of despondency, we care to ask why.
If the words are full of accusations, we care to ask why.
If the words are full of doubts, we care to ask why.

Only when people value the words of the people to the least of our brethren, will we know the truth and the truth will set us free.

But if we constantly look to the elites to hear and interpret our words, we will be in trouble.

The people must be proactive to be co-rulers or be ruled.

Anonymous said...

Sorry 911, misinterpretation is on my side

Anonymous said...

Lucky ,rightly so, for every Singaporean to remember our national pledge. Unfortunately the PAP has totally abandon it although they still say it as a pledge. There is no democracy whatsoever with all the unfair, unlevel,
undemocratic playing field. State controlled media be it TV , radio or newspaper. Opposition sued and made bankrupt. So I asked all Singaporeans with a heart to think carefully and really vote them out to achieve total democracy. Our laws need to change to prevent such abuse of power again. Thank you. Unfortunate Singaporean who has served national service and completed his reserve duties.

Ron said...

In order that I can excercise my democratic rights, I must be able to vote.

Voting is the most visible & is an action that I can be directly involved in this process of democracy.

But my voice will remain an unheard voice if the ruling party reverts to "business as usual" Are there any guarantees that there will be "reform"?

I am unassured.

So, in order that I know that I participated in change, I must cast my vote to help effect that dream... after all, there is also no guarantee..

There can be no change if there is no new inputs.
If you add new salt into the dish, it gets saltier.
If you add soya sauce, it too will get saltier, but there is more flavour.

I prefer flavour.

A quotation from Arnold Bennett, an 18th century English writer:

" There can be no knowledge without emotion. We may be aware of a truth, yet untill we have felt its force, it is not ours.

To the cognition of the brain must be added the experience of the soul"

Feel the power of experience, manage it, live it. VOTE for change

Anonymous said...

To vote means to say... You are responsible, you are paid to do the job while I spend my living daylight making money as you call it.

No wonder old man rotted for days before the neighbors realized his soul is dead.

YC said...

I thank you, Lucky, for sharing your knowledge and insight with us for the past few years.

I hope that we Singaporeans can stand together today, to prove to the old man that our Pledge is not just an aspiration.

Let us march together to a greater future. =)

Anonymous said...

"Let us march together to a greater future."
YC 7/5/11 12:26

Something very important is missing in above. Include in BOLD below:

Let us march together WITH LOTS OF FOREIGN TALENTS to a greater future.

Koh said...

If you scrutinise the Pledge, the Ruling Party has indeed gone off-course in the running of this country - it is slowly but surely going downhill into an autocratic and dictatorial regime. People's grievances,legitimate concerns were ignored and brused aside as daft. It is time to re-establish and secure Singapore's future as enshrined in Our Pledge for our generation and our children's generation. Majulah Singapura!

Anonymous said...

I believe the govt can change but question is how much can they change? Is the change what we want?

Anonymous said...

anonymous@14:53
Change can only come from outside, not from those now in the govt. If you have not yet voted, vote for alternative voices. Vote for the Opposition before it is too late!

Anonymous said...

There is no such thing as gradual change. It is either drastic changes or no change at all. It is either the opposition take most of the seats or no seats at all(maybe some token seats)

Anonymous said...

“..Their job is to make life miserable for me, so that I screw up and they can come in.

Instead of spending my time thinking of what is the right policy for Singapore, I will spend all my time - I have to spend my time thinking of what is the right way to fix them, what is the right way to buy my supporters over.”

PM Lee Hsien Loong
lunchtime rally at Raffles Place in May 2006

Sgelectorate said...

On this polling day, I've voted for Change, Accountability, Democracy & more importantly, a more Compassionate Society.

This moving music clip was put together yesterday only and making rounds in social media. It brought deep emotions for me. I cried along with the song as it sums it up the journey we want towards a better SG.

http://michelle.sg/

Whatever is the outcome, FTW Singapore!
A More Compassionate & Open Society aspired in our Pledge.

Remember 5 May 2011. I have done my part for my next generation.


God Bless,

Anonymous said...

Bless you Lucky Tan.

May you and your family be blessed with health and happiness.
Thank you for standing up.. despite having a mask.

I enjoyed all that you have shared and wish you will continue with your vigilante spirit.

Enjoy the rest.. for the time being.