Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Singapore GE2015: How to Vote

Today is the final day of campaigning. All the parties have spoken. Some made sense, some not so much. So how does the average Singaporean decide.

One analogy that is circulating online is to view the PAP as the dutiful wife who has been with you since day one. The PAP has been with you through thick and thin and has taken care of all your the family's needs. While no longer young and sexy, the PAP has proven herself to be loyal with your best interest at heart.

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This contrasts with the opposition who, in the analogy, is seen as a PRC gold-digger. The opposition is sexy, young and there to pander to your wants. With nothing to lose, the opposition, can always tell you what you want to hear and make you feel good about yourself. Wanting to take over the place of the wife, the gold-digger will whisper things without concern for the consequences as it is easy to be responsible when you are responsible for nothing.

At the end of the day, the choice is simply between choosing someone who has been loyal and cares for you, or someone who is out for their own self-interest. 

For those that are not convinced, but say that that you need an affair so as to scare the wife to worker harder at home, do consider the consequences. If you miscalculate and the wife leaves, you will be stuck with a no good gold-digger.

There is however a third option .... spoil your vote!

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If at the end of the day, you believe that the PAP is still the best, but think that you need to voice your unhappiness by reducing their percentage of popular votes, signal via spoiling your vote. Spoiling your vote minimizes the risk of a freak election result where the PAP is voted out by accident over-night.

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