When Singaporeans say we love our country, most are actually kidding.
Go ask wealthy foreigners who recently became new citizens whether they will die for Singapore or pack up and leave and you will know what I mean.
Even our own cock-talking PAP elites – who have gamed million$ from the system – are no different. Our paper generals, former ones like Keechiu Chan or one-shot-one-kill Ng, will probably be hiding in classrooms and not leading their men on the battlefield. Or maybe hide in any small space they could find when the enemy approaches.
When public property was damaged and set on fire during the Little India riot, didn’t our men in blue go into hiding instead of protecting our property?
I believe most Singaporeans were once willing to sacrifice ourselves decades ago because the state did take care of people’s needs; to reciprocate by protecting our home with our lives was a natural thing to do. No need to be told or engage in NS 50/National Day propaganda.
But after witnessing CEOs Lau Goh and Lee Hsien Loong transforming our country into the largest corporation in the universe, the situation today is vastly different. According to ‘CEO’ Lee:
To most new citizens and Singaporeans alike, Singapore Inc is more like a hotel today. Should there be a total loss of confidence in the government or a major crisis, most who could afford to pack up and leave will do so.
Since Singapore Inc is no longer our home but a home to everyone, who would want to die defending it?