Written by Martyn See
How to win hands down.
Presenting the People’s Action Party (PAP) government’s Top 10 favourite slippery slope arguments that have won over voters for the past 60 years.
- If we do not continue to import foreign workers, nothing will get built, costs will go up, economy will go into a tailspin, and Singapore will return to Third World status.
- If we help the poor too much, we will end up a welfare state where nobody wants to work, and everybody waits for handouts.
- If we allow one person to protest, more will follow, and there will be looting and rioting on the streets everyday.
- If we legislate a minimum wage, companies will fold and move elsewhere, unemployment will rise, and the economy will collapse.
- If we do not pay our ministers well, we will attract corrupt and dishonest office holders who will plunder our reserves and ruin the country.
- If we abolish the ISA, terrorists will run amok, bombs will go off, and the country will break out in anarchy.
- If we allow every worker to withdraw their full CPF upon retirement, they will squander all their money frivolously and recklessly (on casinos, Batam resorts, bad investments), leaving nothing for the next generation.
- If we allow political films, art, and cartoons to spread, it will turn parliament into theatre, politicians into clowns, and politics into entertainment.
- If we allow free discourse on race and religion, it will agitate and provoke social unrest and deadly racial riots.
- If we allow the opposition to take over, garbage will pile up, assets will depreciate, investors will stay away, reserves will be squandered, and the country is finished.
Vote PAP to secure your future.
“If you want to dance on a bar top, some of us will fall off the bar top. Some people will die as a result of liberalising bar top dancing… a young girl with a short skirt dancing on it may attract some insults from some other men, the boyfriend will start fighting and some people will die.” – Vivian Balakrishnan
This was first published by Martyn See on Facebook, and reproduced with permission