Revisiting Lee Kuan Yew’s ‘Hard Truths’

Dr Paul of the SDP has been sharing this quote on FB.

“…Singapore shall forever be a sovereign democratic and independent nation, founded upon the principles of liberty and justice and ever seeking the welfare and happiness of her people in a more just and equal society,” Harry Lee.

Regular readers will know by now that I’m not to fussed about abstract notions (unlike people like Teo Soh Lung and the other ang moh tua kees who join über white horses to pak PAP) about democracy, liberty and justice in S’pore: these are after all juz abstract nouns.

But I care about “welfare and happiness” of S’poreans because S’pore is a wealthy city state that can afford to spend more on S’poreans. It’s the PAP’s failure to spend more of S’poreans’ money on S’poreans that makes me criticise the actions and machinations of the PAP administration, not abstract notions about democracy, liberty and justice. Money tals, BS walks.

Pls read this:

HOW NOW SINGAPORE? Revisiting Lee Kuan Yew’s Hard Truths

 August 9, 2017

Tay Kheng Soon

 

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18 Responses to “Revisiting Lee Kuan Yew’s ‘Hard Truths’”

  • LIONS:

    Where got HARD TRUTHS?
    its from lee CON you,it should be HALF Truths???

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  • Great Asia:

    If you are a worshiper of the feudal lord and the feudal family, then you should have read all the books about the feudal lord.

    The Great Asia has been searching for information about his missing 3 years and 8 months. None of his books carries information about this period.

    Ha ha ha!

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  • LKY is self-serving SOB:

    LKY’s “hard truths” is a lot of bull. One must keep in mind one thing. Anything coming out of LKY is self-serving. His “hard truths” is to protect the “status quo” and keep PAP in power indefinitely.

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  • PATRIOT of TEMESAK:

    The TEAM @ FOSg is a DreamTeam…a very credible Shadow Cabinet if they can put all the opposition ACT Together and form a Loyal Opposition…they can definitely Best the MIND CONDITIONED parrots in every aspect of Running a Free & Democratic Singapore

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  • Bystander:

    Ya lor, more like conning us citizens with soft truths, what Hard Truths.

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  • nathan:

    In the end this shit stirrer will lead people who listen to him to no where.
    In the end there will not be abstract nouns like liberty and justice for you even to smell. But to some that’s ok if the trade-offs are welfare and happiness. But touch your heart and hope to die. What welfare and happiness have you got today, under the one dominant party who rule the roost and controls everything. Very noble for CI to criticise the PAP for not spending more on Singaporeans. To the PAP, CI is just making abstract noise. As abstract as liberty and justice.

    Democracy and economic growth and welfare are not mutually exclusive as everyone knows. But the correct mix is necessary. But the government is not interested in the correct mix.

    The Government and PAP and their affiliates down the lines must have more than the lion’s share.

    Only bread-crumbs are left in the end for those at the lower rack of the food-chain. And even then if they can they will rob you blind of these crumbs. Their perverted thinking is less is more for the pleasants. Makes them lean and mean and hungry.

    Talking and pleading for welfare and happiness is just as abstract as talking about liberty and justice to the Lee’s administration.

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  • Rabble-rouser:

    Don’t bother reading Tay Kheng Soon’s article. A lot of stuff are just a rehash of LKY’s failed doctrine (re: hardtruths). Tay Kheng Soon is the bro of the late Education Minister Tay Eng Soon. He was an architect so a lot of the stuff contains Brick ‘N Mortar elements which we know the PAP is so fond of.
    Frankly, the late LKY was dynasty obsessed (following Ancient China Emperors rule & their Imperial Scholar (Meritocratic) system serving the Imperial Aristocratic Class) & a hardcore Megolomaniac. You just can’t believe in his stuff because we can see it now his hidden agendas behind his hardtruths after his death – it’s all basically self-interest & configured for a dynasty rule of S’pore at the expenses of the masses. The constant use of a foreign population policy reeks of a heavy handed approach & has nothing to do with inculcating a National Identity nor fostering a Nationalistic feeling & unique culture of S’pore. We’re all just sacrificial pawns. It’s a back handed slap to all the local-born telling us that we’re no better/different from the foreigners displacing us. Even Tay supports the anti-welfare philosophy of LKY. But S’pore’s demographics is already plotting against us (Baby Boomers). A lot of old folks going forward would be left hanging & stranded by PAP”s harsh economic policies of taking no prisoners & leaving the rest behind to face their fate. LKY hardtruths are simply deceptions & contained only half-truths. They can’t ever be trusted. To believe them is genocidal. The young generation are already learning the hard lessons as they graduate from uni only to drive for Uber or Grab. Is this what their parents voted for?

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  • To Paul:

    Hi Paul

    Unfortunately , sgreans may be the top students in the world, they are generally intellectually unsophisticated enough.

    This may sound oxymoron or self-contradictory but it’s not.

    Academic excellence is totally not real world performance.

    Here is my evidence to shutdown all who disagree with me :

    No native born singaporean scholar ever invented anything that is as great as their academic achievement of being the best in the world.

    Singaporeans have not invented anything revolutionary as iPhone.
    Creative technology sound card is not considered the kind of high tech I talking about. I am talking about greatest things like iPhone, Mac, satellite, Hyperloop etc. I am talking about revolutionary original ideas and products that changed the world.

    If academic result is the same as real world performance, a native Singaporean scholar in maths and science or technology or science or engineering would have invented one.

    But ZERO.

    A IB may confuse you by saying sgreans have invented things.
    But if you pass your primary school english , you would know what I talking about is not that singreana have not invented anything. Any country even Ethiopia have inventions.

    I am talking about native Singaporean scholars who have invented anything revolutionary AND is the most original idea and best in class tip top super duper invention that changed the world.

    Having said it clearly , I think even idiots know they cannot debunk me.

    So, Singaporeans have academic excellence which does not mean real world performance.
    Academic excellence MISREPRESENTS . It gives a false sense of reality.
    It’s confuses people and is overstated.

    It’s like statistics.

    If native Singaporean scholars are that great, tell me which professor or scholar from local universities and top schools here have invented something even just one product like iPhone. A Samsung cannot be greater than IPhone because it’s not original an idea like iPhone.

    No one in the world can debunk me, lest to say someone from Singapore.

    Singaporeans LQCK INTELLECTUAL SOPHIstICATION and this is why sg100 is inevitable.

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  • india is malay in Singapore:

    another hard truth for 70% sheep — an india muslim whose father is india and mama is malay is malay.

    hard truth in pap Singapore — president erected based on religion even though Singapore pledge says regardless of race language religion.

    yet another hard truth question — so who is racist in pap Singapore?

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  • PATRIOT of TEMESAK:

    Rabble-rouser:
    Don’t bother reading Tay Kheng Soon’s article. A lot of stuff are just a rehash of LKY’s failed doctrine (re: hardtruths). Tay Kheng Soon is the bro of the late Education Minister Tay Eng Soon. He was an architect so a lot of the stuff contains Brick ‘N Mortar elements which we know the PAP is so fond of.
    Frankly, the late LKY was dynasty obsessed (following Ancient China Emperors rule & their Imperial Scholar (Meritocratic) system serving the Imperial Aristocratic Class) & a hardcore Megolomaniac. You just can’t believe in his stuff because we can see it now his hidden agendas behind his hardtruths after his death – it’s all basically self-interest & configured for a dynasty rule of S’pore at the expenses of the masses. The constant use of a foreign population policy reeks of a heavy handed approach & has nothing to do with inculcating a National Identity nor fostering a Nationalistic feeling & unique culture of S’pore. We’re all just sacrificial pawns. It’s a back handed slap to all the local-born telling us that we’re no better/different from the foreigners displacing us. Even Tay supports the anti-welfare philosophy of LKY. But S’pore’s demographics is already plotting against us (Baby Boomers). A lot of old folks going forward would be left hanging & stranded by PAP”s harsh economic policies of taking no prisoners & leaving the rest behind to face their fate. LKY hardtruths are simply deceptions & contained only half-truths. They can’t ever be trusted. To believe them is genocidal. The young generation are already learning the hard lessons as they graduate from uni only to drive for Uber or Grab. Is this what their parents voted for?

    Bro. I won’t disagree with what you post in fact I am in total agreement on the subject of LKY and his BS “HardTruth”…as for Tay Eng Soon the architect I find that he has an IndependentMind of his own when its needed…like the time he went to PAS territory in Malaysia and offered HELP in design and housing for the govt.since he disagrees with some if not most of the Brick & Motar style of the PAP…The Baby Boomers are taking the BRUNT of the evil passing off as hardtruth and are paying the price but most are silent or dead and TOTALLY SILENCED..many thanks for the regular input and post…The TRUTH must prevail!!!

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  • PATRIOT of TEMESAK:

    Great Asia:
    If you are a worshiper of the feudal lord and the feudal family, then you should have read all the books about the feudal lord.

    The Great Asia has been searching for information about his missing 3 years and 8 months. None of his books carries information about this period.

    Ha ha ha!

    Interesting fren, tell me more of the missing 3years and 8 months I kaypoh leh!!!

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  • Adam Smith rejoinder:

    “⁴To feel much for others and little for ourselves; to restrain our selfishness and exercise our benevolent affections, constitute the perfection of human nature… LABOUR was the first price, the original purchase-money that was paid for all things. It was not by gold or by silver, but by LABOR, that all wealth of the world was originally purchased.

    - The Wealth of Nations

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  • Scholar System debunked:

    To Paul:
    Hi Paul

    Unfortunately , sgreans may be the top students in the world, they are generally intellectually unsophisticated enough.

    This may sound oxymoron or self-contradictory but it’s not.

    Academic excellence is totally not real world performance.

    Here is my evidence to shutdown all who disagree with me :

    No native born singaporean scholar ever invented anything that is as great as their academic achievement of being the best in the world.

    Singaporeans have not invented anything revolutionary as iPhone.
    Creative technology sound card is not considered the kind of high tech I talking about. I am talking about greatest things like iPhone, Mac, satellite, Hyperloop etc. I am talking about revolutionary original ideas and products that changed the world.

    If academic result is the same as real world performance, a native Singaporean scholar in maths and science or technology or science or engineering would have invented one.

    But ZERO.

    A IB may confuse you by saying sgreans have invented things.
    But if you pass your primary school english , you would know what I talking about is not that singreana have not invented anything. Any country even Ethiopia have inventions.

    I am talking about native Singaporean scholars who have invented anything revolutionary AND is the most original idea and best in class tip top super duper invention that changed the world.

    Having said it clearly , I think even idiots know they cannot debunk me.

    So, Singaporeans have academic excellence which does not mean real world performance.
    Academic excellence MISREPRESENTS . It gives a false sense of reality.
    It’s confuses people and is overstated.

    It’s like statistics.

    If native Singaporean scholars are that great, tell me which professor or scholar from local universities and top schools here have invented something even just one product like iPhone. A Samsung cannot be greater than IPhone because it’s not original an idea like iPhone.

    No one in the world can debunk me, lest to say someone from Singapore.

    Singaporeans LaCK INTELLECTUAL SOPHIstICATION and this is why sg100 is inevitable.

    You are Right!
    Every country has inventions but sg has no revolutionary original and world leading technology invented by a scholar who is native Singaporean despite their academic results.

    Their real world performance betray their academic results

    Creative Tech inventor-founder is not a a scholar.
    So, he does not qualify.

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  • Amos defeated Lee empire:

    Lee Kuan yew’s hard truths is a propaganda piece outdated in today’s times

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  • PATRIOT of TEMESAK:

    Great Asia:
    If you are a worshiper of the feudal lord and the feudal family, then you should have read all the books about the feudal lord.

    The Great Asia has been searching for information about his missing 3 years and 8 months. None of his books carries information about this period.

    Ha ha ha!

    Fren,
    those were the years that the “TRUE LKY” not the “HardTruth” was REVEALED!!! a Coward for NOT fighting by joining the Volunteer Corp that even David Marshall our 1st Chief Minister did and was interned @ Changi & Japan during the War….Lim Bo Seng left his family and joined the anti-Japanese underground movement to fight the Japs was arrested tortured and eventually killed. Ong Boon Hua aka Chin Peng an 18-year-old joined the resistance and was awarded the OBE by the British after the war

    and…LKY??? Conned the Japanese kempetie into allowing him to go home and take his clothing to look GOOD before being loaded to be shot???(only IDIOTS can believe that CRAP!!!) later the brother had a TWO PAGE SPREAD @ the Shitty Times telling how a Rickshaw Puller save his brother’s EVIL life….and… Topping it ALL by working as a Translator reporting on BBC for his Master the Japanese…where got time to be a glue entrepreneur in his BS hardtruth…Ran for his life to Cameron Highlands when the war end as the families of those massacred were seeking REVENGE towards the traitorous DOGs of the Japanese…left for UK his new master..lalang lah!!! where the wind blows it will BEND and return with an LLB (longLostBalls) when Law & Order is restored and the rest they say is History according to the OneWhoConnedYou!!!

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  • LeeTheLaw:

    “Man who protested against judiciary and PM Lee jailed three weeks, fined S$20,000”
    http://m.todayonline.com/singapore/man-who-protested-against-judiciary-and-pm-lee-jailed-three-weeks-fined-s20000

    That’s HARD truths for you. The power of Sin is the law

    Now resume your retarded pathetic money lives like an obedient mouse.

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  • Hard Kok Truth:

    Scholar System debunked: You are Right!
    Every country has inventions but sg has no revolutionary original and world leading technology invented by a scholar who is native Singaporean despite their academic results.

    Their real world performance betray their academic results

    Creative Tech inventor-founder is not a a scholar.
    So, he does not qualify.

    Academic result is based on consumption and regurgitation of Created Knowledge.

    Invention is based on CREATING NEW KNOWLEDGE .

    This explains why Sg students are BEST academically but cannot CREATE GREATEST THINGS.

    I also cannot be debunked.

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  • 666:

    The hard truth is that the people here find it HARD to admit the TRUTH that they were and are still daft to believe the ones that screw up their lives and lie to them decade after decade.

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