The shills and the pets of the establishment are now going into full propaganda mode. On the heels of world internet day, there's a new drama on Channel 8 (as if anyone with 2 brain cells on active duty would still watch MediaCORPSE's shite) that features the antagonist as an anonymous hacker called 'Zero'. This itself comes on the heels of a significant increase of website attacks against government websites by Anonymous Collective, which in turn came on the heels of the immoral attempt by the government to impose new restrictions on websites to curtail the only channel of free expression in Singapore.
Cyberstalking, unwelcome hacking ( NOT like the one that did a great job at the target university computers of exposing the Climate-change Scam of 'hiding the decline' in global temperatures in 2009) cyber-bullying and blackmailing by using private images are real. But what isn't discussed in the mainstream media is the major spy agencies taking advantage of backdoor software installed in our mobile tracking and spying devices (that we euphemise as smartphones and iPads) so that they can remote turn on your smartphone and activate whatever spyware app they want to use without your knowledge.
The last public transport fare hike protest in the Speaker's Corner saw 200+ people turn up. In a city of over 3 million Singaporeans this is pathetic. What may have caused this was since it was a Saturday, those who wanted to come and were affected by the public transport the most were probably working on Saturday out of a desperate need to make ends meet.
Those who weren't directly affected, most of them car owners, would not see the point in coming as they weren't taking public transport. This is the illusion of class division that the establishment takes advantage of. Looking the other way because it only affects one group of people is how totalitarian systems take over.
'First they came for the Trade Unionists, and I didn't speak up for them, then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up for them, then they (the Nazis) came for me and I had no one left to speak up for me.'
Another reason for the low turnout is the still prevailing fear of getting involved in something that would involve politics and getting a visit from the goons of the powers that be. All I can say to these people is to look at their children and grandchildren in the eye and justify their future of living in a more expensive, more draconian and ever more restrictions of freedoms, more riots, higher serious crime rates, because you wanted to stay 'out of trouble' and out of the intimidation.
Now is the best time ever with so many people in the world asking themselves why are they expected to bow down to their governments and pay taxes when these same governments don't listen to them? Not in the future, NOW, is the best time to stand up and be counted.
Keep going on the 'left' hand path of ignorance and choosing to keep one's head down hoping it will blow over, and not too far in the future we will be living in an Orwellian nightmare that would make George Orwell wince in his grave.
For starters, the vocal opposition would have been silenced by the gun or by the circumstances by then.
The only way to pay in the dark future is by electronic NETS transactions and no paper money. If the government can decide based on your loyalty to them if you can buy anything by controlling the amount of credits to your card, they can starve you out by ensuring you have none to purchase until you agree to surrender to their control.
The situation will be so dire that you would want to speak up, but it would be next to impossible. We are nearly there now with increased numbers of police security cameras, security measures of random searches and alcohol bans imposed on the Little India district because of the recent riots by the foreign workers from South Asia as well as restrictions on websites. This is just the start, and is not where its due to end.
To the fearful and to those who have told me that I was too negative, paranoid and obsessed with the negative, don't bother calling me for a source of sympathy when that day of total control and enslavement comes. A quote from one of the United States Republic's founding fathers:
"If you love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and posterity ever forget that you were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams