GE2020 Video 3: Singapore is small and vulnerable so we need a one-party state. True?


“Singapore is small and vulnerable. We have no natural resources”
Because we have been sold this narrative of small and vulnerable our whole lives, we are all individually and collectively constantly in panic mode.

In this video, I focus on one aspect: that because of our vulnerability, we must accept a trade-off between economic growth and democratic rights and freedoms.
The idea that Singapore cannot afford to have the messiness of democracy that you see elsewhere. Is that true?
This is the third in a series of four GE2020 videos:

1. “To help the PAP and Singapore improve, I’m voting opposition.

2. “The natural aristocrats: We know everything. Just listen to us.

3. “Singapore is small and vulnerable so we need a one-party state. True?”

4. ” If I vote for the opposition, will I lose my job? Will Singapore collapse?” (Soon)


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Show notes:

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Tom Friedman
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Heng Swee Keat’s East Coast Plan



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