The Democrats of the Fascist Left – the case of singapore, in brief."It seems that to choose between the proposition or the DFL has finally become a choice between 2 dynasties as opposed to a choice between a dynasty and one that seeks to end the reign of dynasties per se. Confucian/Legalists abound on both sides of the Great Wall of self-absorption that has been erected in the course of 50 years of propositional rule, with both sides being fronted by well-ordered regiments in the shadows of disparate but indistinguishable Forbidden Cities.
A contradiction in terms. No, unfortunately.
When I look at the opposition movement in Singapore, that is the term that pops into mind. I often look quizzically at the efforts of the said ‘Democrats of the Fascist Left’, whom I will henceforth refer to as DFL for the sake of brevity and not wearing out my keyboard, whenever they ape those they think they oppose.
In brief, here are some of the evidential instances of their status as DFL or Democrats of the Legalist/Confucian Left,
1. refusal to consider or engage with opinions critical of them unless it comes from prominent members or youth of the party in power.
2. failure to engage with the ideas of others of their rank – as evidenced by the lack of communication between them on the net.
3. tendency to generally engage with the ideas of the prominent or on prominent sites.
4. tendency to simply follow their leaders without critique or question.
5. failure to contend with equal vigour, or even recognise, the biases instituted by the party in power, when it manifests itself amongst the DFL. i.e. in terms of, amongst others, race, view of socialism/communism, and point 4 is also a relevant example.
6. gross absorption in local affairs and disinterest in international ones.
7. and all in all, exhibiting no tendency toward critical introspection.
I found it quite interesting to note that on the side of the proposition (party in power) the son of the first PM – Lee Kuan Yew – took over the reigns after the PM after Lee. On the DFL side, and after the demise of Joshua B. Jeyaratnam, the ‘lion of singapore’s opposition’, his son Kenneth Jeyaratnam takes over the party started by the former.
In 1987, a horde of alleged ‘Marxists’ were rounded up – many of whom were from the Catholic quarter – by the government and detained without trial, and the DFL have been tripping over each other’s placards , to date, attempting to prove that they weren’t ‘Marxists’ and even progressing to the point of accusing the PAP Jugend of communist tendencies . This simply evidences their falling for the proposition’s demonisation of ‘Marxism’ and ‘Communism’. (ref. video below)
With the influx of ‘foreign talent’ and migrants from foreign climes, and especially China, the DFL began to become jittery with regards to the privileged position of the local Chinese majority whilst completely oblivious to the fact that they were simply experiencing a dose of what they had been dishing out to the other ethnic groups for a few decades. At this time, many were also speaking about the need for ‘foreigners’ to ‘integrate’ whilst it is verifiably the case that ‘the majority’ had not bothered with ‘integration’ of other ethnic groups. In fact, as I had often stated, their level of ‘integration’ is of the sort that the BNP is promoting in the United Kingdom and which has oftentimes elicited the revulsion of the masses.
The proposition had done its best to associate the idea of ‘the majority’ with ‘race’ whilst doing much to maintain the racial ‘balance’ in favour of the Chinese – which precious few, if any, amongst the DFL sought to question with as much tenacity as other self-interested issues – and the DFL reinforces this notion by the precedence it gives to ‘the majority’ in order of languages, and failure to recognise gross instances of bigotry in the social and political milieu, or, when their attention is drawn to it, to simply ignore it.
The other ethnic groups themselves generally fail to take issue with or notice said gross instances of bigotry and many have become apologists whom have bought into the notion that it is natural for a race-defined majority to prefer itself, or fail to notice their own less-preferred position, or others’ blatant disregard of instances of bigotry.
In sum, members of the jury,
What these people arrogantly fail to realise is that one cannot be a part of a milieu without being, in significant part, a product of it. The reality of the human subconscious, and our formulae for comprehending reality, which is in turn impressed upon us by way of the manipulation of the perspectival infrastructure by the proposition, requires that people take the sceptical scalpel to one's own soul in tandem with picking up the placard. However, as tendencies toward immediate gratification is most pronounced amongst minds made less by a fascist status quo, it is not surprising that the 'opposition' would mutate into democratic fascists themselves.
And given that there is a proscription on the formation of political parties along ethnic/religious lines; and given that there has been a state-instituted cultural bias toward one ethnic group and culture over 30 years by way of immigration, educational, cultural policies; all political parties become, in effect, Confucian/Legalist parties that mainly exhibits interest in the interest of 'its own'. This serves as further evidence of the fascist nature of the 'democrats' of singapore.
The afore-unmentionables are just some of the instances of the antics of the thus aptly termed, ‘Democrats of the Fascist Left’ in singapore. Singapore is certainly in a democratic transition, but this is founded and built on a fascist basis. I suppose the transition from a successfully fascist state of affairs will see the emergence of ‘democratic fascism’ where the successfully incorporated masses will seek greater advantages and rights in a fascistically ordered hierarchy. Hence, It seems that to choose between the proposition or the DFL has finally become a choice between 2 dynasties as opposed to a choice between a dynasty and one that seeks to end the reign of dynasties per se. Confucian/Legalists abound on both sides of the Great Wall of self-absorption that has been erected in the course of 50 years of propositional rule, with both sides being fronted by well-ordered regiments in the shadows of disparate but indistinguishable Forbidden Cities.