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Social and Economic Development in Singapore
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redbean



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CECA is a national security issue
The Trump Administration can be accused of over hyping the Huawei 5G technology as a national security issue. Their main reason for objecting to using Huawei equipment is based on what if, what can be, not that it is. Of course there is the fake element of competition with China, not allowing China and Huawei to take off into the future with Huawei as the main equipment supplier and technology leader in communication technology.

The use of national security in this case could be just an excuse and also not something to be trifle with. The security of a nation should not and cannot be compromised by superficial and short term economic trickery or benefits. Here comes the question if the CECA poses an existential threat to Singapore. Singapore history and demographic make up have propel the nation to high economic growth, political stability and development befitting of a first world developed nation.

Increasingly, with the economic growth rate declining and getting higher growth rate more difficult, the Singapore govt has dropped all its guards against existential threat to grow the economy the cheap and easy way by importing all the rubbish from around the world disguising as foreign talents. This reckless and indiscriminate importing of wildlife with suspicious and unknown backgrounds, some very dangerous to our well being, without the ability to vet their security threat and political inclination is getting to a level that is ringing a bell.

Some of the minorities are increasingly getting more vocal and naked in their intolerance to the Chinese majority in the island and calling for this to change towards a level when the Chinese majority is less pronounced, maybe even become an absolute minority to appease their anger. The new citizens and even foreigners employed to work here, paid by the public and private sectors, thought it their right to question this balance and even to champion this cause.

How would Singapore be in the next few decades if the population balance is changed with the Chinese no longer the majority? Would the new majority be as kind and magnanimous as the Chinese majority today towards a Chinese minority? Or would they shut the daylight out of a Chinese minority that stupidly allowed this to happen to seal their fate as a goner minority?

How and to what extent is the CECA with its loose and over generous provisions, a one sided agreement to allow India to flood this island with its jobless citizens and change the population make up of this island? Would Singapore be happy to be more like another Indian city in the future instead of what we are today, a modern cosmopolitan society, an advanced nation of clean streets and good amenities and infrastructure?

Would the intelligence and security agencies think about this existential threat in the way the Americans are looking at their national security and warn the govt in advance that going down this reckless road of importing so many foreigners to dilute the Singaporean core is a road of no return except down and out?

How serious is CECA as an existential threat to Singapore vis a vis the rhetoric against the opposition political parties? Would Singapore survive like it is today in the next few decades going forward? What are the threats to our national security and national survival with the input of so many wildlife into our midst with dubious backgrounds, qualifications and political beliefs and interests?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The fairy tales of eternal economic growth
People are suffering, people are dying, entire ecosystems are dying, ‘We are in the beginning of a mass extinction and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth.’ Gretha Thunberg
The above quote is what this young girl said in her speech on Climate Change at the UN. Do they sound familiar? Anyone can relate to her words about economic growth? Who does not want economic growth? In this little island, everything is about economic growth, growth at all cost, because if you don’t have economic growth, how to pay million dollar salaries to the employees? And how to have easy economic growth? Grow the population by importing all the wildlife you can find to fill up every inch of earth on this island. When they are here, they need to have housing, services, food, cars, entertainments etc etc, ie they need to eat and consume goods and services. All these activities adds to one thing, economic growth!
But one problem, their activities would also lead to higher uses of plastic bags and plastic straws, and these are not good for climate change. So we must all work very hard to cut down use of plastic bags and plastic straws. Get it?
In Greta Thunberg’ speech she gave a scathing attack on world leaders for betraying the young people through a lack of action on climate change. She added. ‘You have stolen my dreams and my childhood through your empty words…The eyes of all future generations are upon you. And if you choose to fail us I say we will never forgive you.
How can the world leaders fail them when they are working so hard to provide better life for them through eternal economic growth? Is there a contradiction, is there a lie? Economic growth is the panacea of everything good in life, the more growth the better, never mind if it means stuffing 20m people in this little piece of rock. It is good.
When Adam and Eve were the only two living beans on earth, there is aplenty in everything, fresh air, food, green forests, no plastics, little waste and all the natural resources for the two beans to enjoy. Now the world’s population is 6b and growing because world leaders need more human beans to increase economic growth. Soon there will be 7b, 8b or more people sharing the earth, consuming all the resources, eating all the fishes in the ocean. Poisoning the ocean with plastic waste, nuclear waste etc etc. Temperature rising.
Not to worry, it would not happen to us. Don’t listen to this Greta Thunberg. She does not know how good economic growth is. You want your HDB flat to be worth $1m? If your answer is yes, you must want economic growth. You must want 10m, 20m people in this island. Please support the no holds bar immigration policy to bring in more and more people, then we can build more and more properties to house them, more shopping centres, more hawker centres and food courts, more reservoirs, more power stations….and more plastic bags.
A lot of serious thoughts have been put into this formula of more people equal more economic growth. No one can deny economic growth. Let’s go for it, Greta Thunberg or no Greta Thunberg. We know what is good for us, the residents of this little piece of rock. And we will share this piece of rock with more wildlife, the more the merrier.
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