Monday, December 22, 2008

Guitarists to lead Brainwashing songs

The SDP is seeking guitarists to perform for free for their event. They would be playing three songs (see lyrics below) - Imagine, You Raise Me Up, Auld Lang Syne - to brainwash party activists and the public.

I have skimmed through the lyrics and highlighted parts of it to illustrate my points.
John Lennon - Imagine

Imagine there's no Heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace ----> contradicts Protests in front of Parliament House by TBT18

You may say that I'm a dreamer ---> Yeah! Dreaming without concrete grassroots action
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions ---> Then why get so worked up over economic recession?
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world

Josh Groban - You Raise Me Up ==> Read "You" as "SDP"

(This is the brainwashing part of the night, where SDP becomes a supreme body that raised people up)

When I am down and, oh my soul, so weary;
When troubles come and my heart burdened be;
Then, I am still and wait here in the silence,
Until you come and sit awhile with me.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up: To more than I can be.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up: To more than I can be.

There is no life - no life without its hunger;
Each restless heart beats so imperfectly;
But when you come and I am filled with wonder,
Sometimes, I think I glimpse eternity.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up: To more than I can be.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up: To more than I can be.

Auld Lang Syne

And for auld lang syne, my jo,
For auld lang syne,
We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet,
For auld lang syne,
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind? --> "Yes they should," answers the SDP. Read how 3 of them betrayed the rest.
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And days o' auld lang syne.
And surely ye'll be your pint-stowp!
And surely I'll be mine!
And we'll tak a cup o' kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.
We twa hae run about the braes
And pu'd the gowans fine;
But we've wander'd mony a weary foot
Sin auld lang syne.
We twa hae paidl'd i' the burn,
Frae mornin' sun till dine;
But seas between us braid hae roar'd
Sin auld lang syne.
And there's a hand, my trusty fiere!
And gie's a hand o' thine!
And we'll tak a right guid willy waught,
For auld lang syne.
Say no to SDP propaganda.

Friday, December 19, 2008

SDP and Housing Policy

In a market economy, products and services are generated according to demand and supply. Likewise, houses should be built to tailor for demand - demand from citizens. However, SDP is attempting to create a hoo-ha over the recent government's decision to increase the number of smaller flats.

SDP's argument:
  • "Singaporeans are getting poorer."
  • "as we progress forward in time with the PAP, we progress backward in our fortunes."
  • "if all this is took place during the "boom years" between 2003 and 2007, just imagine what's in store when we enter the economic maelstrom next year."
Logical Thinking:
  • The rise in demand for smaller flats is due to many factors such as more elderly living by themselves and the trend towards nuclear families rather than big families living together.

  • While there are poverty cases in Singapore, Singapore still boasts a low poverty level compared to other developed countries. Can SDP give an example of a country with zero poverty level? Can SDP cite a country with decreasing poverty level as the country gets more developed?

  • Even as we "boom" in our economy, we are still facing various societal issues which are inherent in a globalised island. SDP just adds the gloom to Singapore's future. Can SDP show that all the progress made before the impending economic crisis is virtual?
In conclusion, SDP ended its article on housing with an advertisement of Dr Chee's book. How sincere...

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Economic Crisis : SDP Celebrates

While the Singapore Government is acting to ensure that help is available to affected groups amidst the economic turbulence and Singaporeans are readying themselves for the storm, only one group of people is happy over the matter. They are the members of the SDP.

In its latest post, SDP featured many international news articles that painted a gloom picture over Singapore's economy. SDP seems to gloat over every mishap that happens to Singapore.

At a time when even the liberal Western states are trying hard to boost investors' confidence in their country's economy, SDP acts in the opposite manner, trying as hard as possible to paint a bad picture on its own country's economy.

When the economy is doing good, SDP espouses "Tak Boleh Tahan", a campaign to provide more for the poor. However when the country's economy is affected by global conditions, SDP silenced its "Tak Boleh Tahan" campaign (perhaps the poor isn't that important to the SDP anymore) and threatens to bring Singapore down with its all-out attack on Singapore's economy.

Seems like SDP will never enjoy singing "One People, One Nation, One Singapore".

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

SDP Website Viewership Drops

According to, SDP website viewership is dropping. Over a 3 months period, visits by internet users dropped by up to 9%. Page views per user dropped another 20% and only a slight majority of the internet users are Singaporeans.

SDP has slapped itself by allowing only registered users to post comments on its website. By doing so, it practises censorship and goes back on its words on freedom of speech. Also, a quick browse through the website shows only SDP-biased comments on articles.

Singaporeans are not foolish. They are smart enough to distinguish SDP propaganda from accurate facts. The drop in viewership proves that SDP cannot withstand the test of time.

Using the JBJ Card to draw crowd

While organisations tend to celebrate the dawn of the new year with their achievements of the past year and the vision of the new year, SDP decided to do it differently.

SDP is on the brink of dissolution and there is not much achievements it can celebrate, so it turned to .... the JBJ card.

After years of using the Chia Thye Poh card, SDP now leverages on JBJ to draw crowd to its new year's eve gathering. JBJ has no affiliation to SDP and has never partnered WP/RP with SDP. Yet, SDP is exploiting JBJ's prestige in garnering more supporters to SDP.

Participants to the event would be given the chance to give their tributes to this great opposition leader, JBJ. But ultimately, the SDP achieves the glory and fame.

Show your respect to JBJ. Stop the exploitation!