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      Forum: the Sammyboy.com's Alfresco Coffee Shop � Forum
      Subject: National Day: What our flag symbolises..
      From: (TALKNOACTION)
      To: (ALL)
      DateTime: 31/07/2005 11:31:37

      I love Singapore. It is my home and my country of birth.
      When I was young, Singapore was also a young nation looking
      forward to an uncertain future. It has accomplished so much
      along the way. So much for Singaporeans to be proud of. While
      we revel in our new found wealth, let us not forget how we got
      here. ... at what cost? Our fellow country man Durai serve to
      reminds us that all accomplishments can come to a nought if one
      loses his ideals and lose sight of the ultimate goal.
      For Durai, the ultimate goal was to help Kidney patients
      and not to raise disproportionate amounts of money for reserves.
      For Singapore our ultimate goal is to build a nation for
      Singaporeans, not Singapore Inc a cash register for our leaders.
      If all we just wanted economic well being, we didn't even need
      independence from the British, we can be another colony like Hong
      Kong before 1997. What we wanted was a country we can call our own,
      we wanted something called INDEPENDENCE. Independence means every
      Singaporean being able to take part in decide where this country is
      headed, how it is run and the future we want for our children.

      When the nation of Singapore was formed, we held 5
      ideals of democracy, peace, progress, justice and equality
      represented by the 5 stars of our flag. As a loyal Singaporean,
      these ideals is what we must all strive for as a nation as we serve
      this nation. It has been almost 4 decades since our small nation is

      1. Democracy - the PAP regime practically destroyed it. Of all the
      nations around us which is less democratic than us? Indonesia,
      Phillipines, Malaysia or Thailand? The regime gradually exercise
      control over the media, repressed the opposition and tinkered with the
      election system. We are governed by a regime that does not believe in

      2. Peace & Progress. We have because our neighbors are culturally and
      traditionally non aggressive countries. We spent tons in the name of
      Defence arming ourself to the teeth since independence and should be
      thankful our neighbors have no interest in joining us in the arms
      race. When our yound nation was formed, the region was unstable so was
      the world, we felt we have have to spend aggressively on defence to
      secure this peace. But we time passes, we realise our neighbors are
      non aggressive and strangely our defence resources are used on various
      peace keeping missions around the region. The threats have changed
      from all out war to terrorism with the biggest threat coming from
      within. I would say our nation has made enormous economic progress and
      harmony among various races and religions has been well maintained
      even as it worsened in other parts of the world.

      3. Justice and Equality. We started with meritocracy and ended up with
      elitism. Was there justice for the opposition leaders bankrupted and
      destroyed by through the use of courts of law? Some Singaporeans have
      become more equal than others - just look at the Bhatia case. Elitism
      has reaulted in unequal opportunities with special treatment for a
      selected segment of our population.

      Our flag might as well have just 2 stars. We are governed by a regime
      that doesn't believe the ideals on which this nation was formed and
      run this country like they own it. The pro-business policies, the high
      income gap, the lack of welfare for the people ensures the inequality
      will grow. I love this country and strongly believe in the ideals on
      which this country was built....that is why I don't support the PAP.

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