White Paper on Population: we demand a referendum
True to its core value of repression, the ruling regime is shafting down our throats a population of 6.9 million by 2030. Why not just say 7 million? Taking us for zombies again? What an insult!
On reflection, this is consistent with their well-known trait of arrogance. We do what we think is right, who cares what the public think is their mantra.
The regime have had abundant experience in this. With their 99% control of Parliament, the regime foisted the GRC on us. Belatedly we realised it was a means to fix the opposition and a stratagem to sneak regime people into Parliament via the backdoor.
Fundamental rights to freedom of speech and assembly were whittled away by amendments to the Constitution. Even a one-man demonstration attracts immediate arrest.
Singaporeans by and large are fed up of the regime’s duplicity and hypocrisy. If the White Paper on Population had been revealed before the PE by-election, the WP might have scored a landslide victory.
The prevailing feeling is that the regime is out of touch. PM Lee is presiding over the shambles that have blighted the country.
This time round we demand a referendum on the population issue.
Keeping quiet only emboldens all repressive regimes to further promote their personal agendas. The ruling regime here is no different.
Why people must speak up is brilliantly expressed in this quote:
First they came for the communists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a communist.
Then they came for the socialists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionist.
Then they came for me,
and there was no one left to speak for me.
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