You must have heard by now that Dr Tan Cheng Bock formed his own political party because he has an axe to grind with the People’s Action Party.
And that Lee Hsien Yang joined Dr Tan’s Progress Singapore Party and is campaigning for them this general election because he too has an axe to grind.
It doesn’t matter that Dr Tan and Hsien Yang say that the PAP has lost its way and is no more the party of Lee Kuan Yew, that there is a need for change and Singaporeans deserve better.
All the other side wants is to paint the picture that those who oppose the PAP must be a disgruntled lot out to get back at the PAP.
You may have also heard that many supporters of the alternative parties are people on the fringes of society not doing too well in life – again, disgruntled people having an axe to grind!
Another fabrication is that alternative party politicians are crazy fellas out to spout nonsense and make wild promises. They conveniently forget who are the ones making one promise after another, which side scolds Singaporeans behind our backs and insults another country’s politicians.
You have also been told that should you vote in an alternative party, you would repent – five long years of suffering! Funny thing is, the people in Hougang have been voting for the Workers’ Party for 29 years and they have yet to repent.
And this must be their all-time favourite – only ungrateful and disloyal people oppose the PAP! They equate the PAP with Singapore. If you are against the PAP, you are ill-intentioned and against Singapore. Worse still, you could even be called a traitor.
Do they really think that the PAP has a monopoly on righteousness and patriotism?