I had first posted this on my Facebook and thought to share this here as well.
I am displeased with comments about how Singaporeans are unwilling to work in jobs considered “unglamorous” because Singaporeans only want to do jobs which are glamorous and pay well.
When you have a very successful social engineering system conducted on a national scale, where one minute you tell Singaporeans to study engineering, one minute you tell them to study IT, and then design, then biomedical science, and you steer the country and its people towards a singular mindset, do you blame the people for believing in things in a singular manner, or do you point your finger at a pervasive national propaganda spearheaded by the government which should not be done in the first place?
When you have a government which starts moulding jobs into elite jobs, such as doctors, lawyers, accountants, then starts pegging their salaries to these elite jobs, and then put out the idea that Singaporeans should chase after the 5Cs, should aspire towards a rich lifestyle which otherwise you are not good enough, is it the fault of the people to adopt a similar mindset because the “leaders” set the tone? Is it people’s fault that they are led to believe in such an ideal or is it the government, which in its want to create an elite class for itself, which should be the one who should reflect on their policies?
Of course, Singaporeans also have to self-reflect. But have Singaporeans not been blamed by the government too much? Has the PAP taken any ownership or responsibility for the problems that their social engineering have created?
The PAP pursues such a strong path of social engineering, in a bid to create a society it wants but when problems happen down the road, it washes its hands, disowns the problems and blame Singaporeans.
So, when employers similarly complain about Singaporeans, the PAP similarly chastise Singaporeans. Then, to please employers, PAP starts importing labour which will meet these employers’ needs.
Then you see Singaporeans losing jobs by the batches. Where the PAP had asked Singaporeans to study IT in the past, today suddenly many Singaporeans lose their jobs as they are replaced by migrants. Then in accounting, etc.
If you social engineered Singaporeans to study IT, then you jolly well ensure that you make sure they still have a job 10, 20, 30 years down the road. You don’t engineer a problem then leave the people to pick up the pieces! And then bring in competition to make it even more difficult for Singaporeans. Why create layers after layers of problems?
If the PAP does not have the integrity to social engineer something and maintain it, then don’t do it! And if the PAP doesn’t have the foresight to social engineer something, and recognise the social effects that can happen, then don’t do it!
And now, because of the PAP’s social engineering efforts, it contorts the Singapore populace, change our psyche and create the problems we see today.
But will the PAP take any responsibility for doing it? Meanwhile, they continue in their other efforts to social engineer, without cleaning up the mess they left with their past social engineering attempts.
I am honestly very displeased when our society and the PAP especially, is unable to recognise such effects of the social engineering project by the PAP, and we languish into self blame, blame on one another and anger about how Singaporeans do not want to take on certain jobs, etc. When you create a pervasive nationwide campaign to brainwash the people, you get a populace brainwashed.
And if problems rise, is our populace of enough insight to recognise the social side-effects of such social engineering, to forgive one another for the effects it has done to us, and to try to re-engage one another in a healthier manner?
If Singaporeans today become divided, as we have, then I question – where is the PAP’s role in this to admit to its follies of social engineering, and to create a society which has veered away from its natural social evolution.
Perhaps we should have left Singapore and Singaporeans to our own social development and evolution, so that our people would have evolved in our ways and talents, to fill the needs of our society, instead of have a wide scale national social engineering project, which has left so many holes in our economic and social landscape today.
Come down to the #ReturnOurCPF 4 protest on 27 September 2014 at 4pm at Hong Lim Park. You can join the Facebook event page here.