A Christmas Travel Vignette
Singapore: Materialism Without Idealism
A Model NWO City-State Where Millions Worship the Almighty Dollar
Topic: ASIAN AFFAIRS
SINGAPORE, Dec. 8 - Singapore has got to be the New World Order's
model city-state. It's the epitomy of capitalistic communism. Or of
communist capitalism. Take your pick... It all seems to boil down to
the same thing.
An ancient entrepôt founded by the British East India Company in
1819, Singapore has become an Asian high-tech hub in the 1990s where
materialism reigns supreme without the idealism of the original
communists. This tiny country of only 239 square miles - roughly the
size of Phoenix - probably has more worshippers of the Almighty
Dollar on a per square mile basis than any other nation in the
world. Except perhaps for its "sister city-state" of Manhattan with
which it shares a dubious distinction of not really being a nation
while housing the population equivalent of one.
Singapore is also where many former American jobs have ended up.
IBM, for example, opened a new storage plant here last year,
transferring to this authoritarian statelet some of the production
which had been done in San Jose, CA, before. Nor is IBM alone in
this. Singapore is believed to produce about half of the world's
disk drives. It is also a leader in bio-technologies.
Singapore is also a maze of honeycomb-styled apartment buildings
which resemble Moscow, East Berlin, Warsaw, Beijing or New Belgrade.
If this is "capitalism," one could be easily fooled by its physical
similarities with "communism." Indeed, given Singapore's generous
welfare system; given its ruling elite's discernible disdain for
democracy and individual liberties; given the sheepish and
subservient ways of most Singaporeans, and one can begin to
understand why the NWO masters chose this place on the Equator as
its model city-state. It's colorless; it's immoral; it's full
of "mutts;" and it is autocratic.
Which is why Singapore has so far escaped the Asian banking crisis
virtually unscathed. For, it did not depend on borrowed money for
growth, as did Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and other
troubled East Asian economies.
"It is fortunate for us that we did't have any foreign debt," the
Trade and Industry Minister, Lee Yock Suan, told the Straits Times
on Dec. 7. But he also warned that Singapore is very dependent on
the world trade. "So whatever happens in the world economy will have
an impact on us." Which is why the trade minister promised to revise
(downward?) his economic growth forecast for 1998 of between 5% and
That's one explanation. Singapore's prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew,
one of the NWO insiders, offered another one. "The root cause of the
Asian (banking) crisis is political, not economic," he said,
according to a Straits Times' Dec. 8 editorial.
Thank you, Mr. Lee, for confirming this writer's theory about Wall
Street's financial terrorism in East Asia (see the article written
for the CHRONICLES magazine on the Asian banking crisis,
12/01/97). "The cozy arrangements between political and business
elites, which bedevil so many Asian countries could go unchallenged
for so long precisely because there was no fear of (public)
exposure," the Straits Times also opined, playing the Monday morning
Trouble is, these NWO "devils" aren't corrupting only the Asian
countries. Have you checked out the goings on at the White House or
the U.S. Justice Department lately?
Nor is the corruption merely financial. It is also cultural (check
out this writer's "Dancing 'round the Golden Calf" column, the
WASHINGTON TIMES, 8/31/97).
Just like some parts of Manhattan, Singapore is glitzy and glittery,
especially at this time of the year. Christmas decorations dominate
the downtown landscape. But for the fact that it's hot and humid
here, walking down Singapore's fashionable Orchard Road at night
seems like taking a stroll down Fifth Avenue. Cartier, Bvulgari,
Gucci, Esprit, Louis Vuitton, Liz Clayborne... are all there lined
up like little NWO soldiers, alongside Starbucks Coffee, Borders
Books, Burger King, McDonald's or KFC. And, of course, Coca-Cola and
Nor are these godless (mostly American) NWO corporations the only
ones exploiting Jesus Christ's birthday in Asia. A Japanese
multinational, Hitachi, has also had its name is plastered all over
downtown Singapore, underneath its street Christmas decorations.
Never mind that Santa Claus, Christmas carols, Christmas trees are
all (northern) CHRISTIAN symbols.
Ever seen a "Christmas tree" in Bethlehem? Or the reindeer pulling a
sled in that part of the world? Frankly, one would have reasons to
doubt that the residents of Christ's birthplace would even know what
a sled looked like, much less the reindeer.
Nevertheless, as in Manhattan and elsewhere in the U.S.,
these "Santa et. al." commercial icons have now become the
exhilarating sounds of merchants' cash registers in Asia, too.
Christmas in a country where about 76% of the population are ethnic
Chinese, about 15% are ethnic Malay (Muslims), and about 8% are
Most elementary school students could work out from the above
figures that less than one percent of Singaporians are Christians!
So seeing some (Malaysian?) Muslims with their turbans posing for
pictures under the fake Christmas trees; reading the quotes from the
Bible on a huge billboard in front of the famous (Chinese) Tang's
department store; seemed like a rather grotesque abuse of Christmas.
Yet, Christmas is also celebrated with similar fervor in Manhattan.
Why? Is a Jew, for example, who sticks a cross or a Santa image on
his store window any less grotesque or any more crass, than the non-
Christian Singapore Chinese or Malaysians?
After all, Singapore's "sister city" (Manhattan) is every bit "a
third world sewer," in the words of one of its Christian residents;
or a "marvelous multicultural society," according to some globalist-
"liberals." Singapore and New York are two peas in a pod; two places
which believe that money makes the world go around, not religious
symbols or morality.
Yet the residents of each of these two "Gotham Cities" seem to
forget that the first gift of Christmas was not a tie, a toy or a T-
shirt. It was a gift of life. It was the birthday of God's only
child. Whom God had sacrificed so as to teach the wayward humans the
lessons of love, humility and tolerance... What a waste Jesus
Christ's sacrifice would have been if the NWO materialism were to