Nov 1, 2016


Watching the Presidential debates between the two contenders in the forthcoming US election, I was appalled by the devolution of standard in the debates. I am no supporter of either of them. American politics is increasingly resembles the Third world thuggery without, of course, the fist fighting or throwing of punches. The exposé on instances of personal lapses, be they moral or otherwise, only show the ugly side of American Presidential campaign trails. It is not for the faint-hearted nor for those who are concerned about personal secrecy, for what is revealed in the course of knowing the candidates are minutes details of their communications both verbal and non-verbal. The smear campaign that over exposes the 'true' nature of the candidates is so cruel that one may wonder is it worth the trouble. But then once the shame is removed then there is nothing to feel shame about. That is why Trump is least bothered about all those revelations about his duels with women.

Coming to think of what is best for America, my heart says Americans will chose the one who can deliver them from their international pariah status to a more respectable stature as a benign super power that does not push its weights around causing untold miseries to millions with its change agenda. I for one feel that Trump will win by a slim majority, because the Americans are increasingly fed up with the disappearance of the thin line that separates Republicans and the Democrats. They see them as two sides of the same coin that serve selected interests that alienate America from the rest of the world. I am no admirer of Trump. But a country like America needs a person like him who has no qualm in denigrating himself in pursuit of what he thinks is right. I am least bothered about his anti-Muslim rants that only works in his favor to gain the supports of those Americans who are disenchanted with America's struggle with the Muslim world. I am sure he will be realigning himself with the Muslims as he has many business interests in the Muslim world. As for the lady in waiting, unfortunately she is carrying many historical baggage that questions her ability to think independently. People see the marks of her husband's oral diplomacy each time see opens her mouth. The fact that she stood by her husband in time of his shame without admonishing him and her involvement in the Bengazi carnage, not to miss the contents of, hopefully not that intimate, emails are indicative of her inability to keep America safe. Ideally I would like to see her as the first American Woman President as that would put an end to discrimination against the rule of woman in American history, since for 200 over years America has been vociferously preaching human freedom and equality of the sexes, yet it has not been able to elect one. Only it is now we are seeing a female Presidential candidate. But it will take another few attempts at nominating female candidates can American psyche accept a female as a President. Perhaps we may have to wait till Michelle Obama nominates herself as the first (black/coloured) Woman President. But then that would only be possible after her Malia and Shasha are well settled.  Lets wait and see how America selects its President. I only hope if Clinton is elected she fixes her eyes on her husband permanently. 


As President-elect Donald Trump will start his learning process from those hawks who hide behind his campaign victory. Certainly his election augurs well for America, as he is a no nonsense person, despite his brazen outlook. I am certain he will focus on his domestic issues, as he has made his campaign slogan "Make America Great Again" as the tagline for his victory. His election has uprooted the many well-entrenched stance of the Republican party, particularly its Godfather, the Bush, who wanted to create history by trying to install the third Bush as the President. It is time America focuses on itself and let the rest of the world to figure it out themselves. There is no need for itself to be the world police and creating chaos in other places to bring law and order. Let others learn to shape their own destiny. Hopefully the mess his predecessors have created are corrected and chart a glorious and prosperous future for America and others. Enough of warmongering and killing of innocent lives in other places. He won the race because people are sick of the hypocrisy deluding the American democracy. The Americans want someone outside the establishment to fix the mess created by the establishment. In this there are lessons for other leaders as well who are entrenching their position to salvage the luxury of the few at the expense of the silent majority. In days, weeks, months and even years to come the wave of change brought by Trump will have its far-reaching impact on other political spheres. For many leaders who were ranting for Hillary's Presidency accountability starts now. I only hope President Trump will have a bit more humility that will make him one of the great Presidents of America. But his true greatness will come when make America great again.


Trump's win has lead many Americans to cross the border to Canada in large number that the Canadian Immigration website crashed with the sudden exodus of disgruntled Americans who feel they may not easy life under Trump. I hope similar movement may take towards Mexico. But that will not take place because of the economic condition facing Mexico and large part of American Hispanics may not want to return to Mexico to become the prey of the warring drug lords. If such migration were to take place in large scale, which is very unlikely, it would be useful for people like us without job to fill in the vacuum. He may bring loads of unemployed Balkans to fill it and to fill his wife's heart with happiness. I may reconsider my option as well. Trump has understood the White population and their woes in the face of 'fierce' competition from Asians, Hispanics and the Blacks who do not pose that much of a threat to the White's employment. No doubt many of the migrants have proven themselves well through hard works and creative engagements in American society. It is high time these migrants spend more time understanding the woes and pains of the White man who doesn't want to lose face in competition to China and Russia. He has to re-instill those good-old values in the hearts and minds of his fellow Americans so that they can regain their lost pride. I am sure he will be a good President for America, but I am not sure that he will have that appeal in the world as I see the entire world is worried about his Presidency and world leaders are dumbfounded and are at a lost, for they relied on their not-so-experts on America who are themselves the by-products of those institutions that nurtured the oil-o-manic leaders of the past, who were only interested in dominating the world through control of oil and did not shy way from waging criminal wars against innocent people of the world. It is time for Trump to trumpet the good values of the Americans so that he will not only make America great, but also the American greater.


Hardly a day passed the Americans are up in arms against the democratic decision of the American people that saw the election of Trump as the 45th President of America, that the disgruntled American democrats are serious in nominating Mrs Michelle Obama as the 46th President of America, perhaps as the First Woman American President - a feat Mrs Clinton tried to achieve twice but lost heavily. Perhaps the White Americans are not prepared to accord such a lofty position to White woman. We saw the respect they accord to White woman in the descriptive statement of the next American President Trump. But the case is not the same with the Blacks. So my earlier prediction of Mrs Obama becoming the First Woman President of America is certain to materialise. She has proven repeatedly that she has a better personality and intellectual acumen than any other female democrats. I got a feeling that, she may not achieve that covetous position that soon in 2020, but perhaps in 2024. She is still young.

Now this Trump has started on his wrong foot by warning, of all the countries, my beloved Singapore for stealing US job - a clear blasphemy and an insult to the great leaders of my country, who are paid the highest in the world to be accused as such. I am seriously offended by such accusation. I am sure the dead Lee will rise up from his grave to sue Trump for his careless and thoughtless accusation. I don't expect anything serious from his handpicked son to challenge this false accusation either. It needs a person with extraordinary courage to articulate the Singapore case in Trump's court. The next option would be to give him sizeable land to operate his casinos. I think Trump might have sought to get a better bargain from Singapore in the casino business and the 'conservative and morally-conscious' leaders of Singapore might not have agreed to his bidding. So when he talked about stealing American jobs, this is what he meant. If Singapore is still concerned about its moral uprightness, it would be better if the government can allow him to build a floating casino anchored in the Pulau Batu Puteh and rename the Light House as Trump Light House. Certainly that will make him look at Singapore favourably.


I do not understand why many leaders in Asia and Europe are worried about Trump the President. We should allow him to focus on improving the image of America in the eyes of both the Americans and those who look up to America for inspiration and not perspire with fear. By keeping the Lobby dogs at bay Trump has clearly spelt out his approach to presidency, despite his status as a political novice. It seems he is single-mindedly devoted to remaking America great by rejuvenating the dead economy and uplifting the morale of the American public through massive infrastructural redevelopment aimed at employing the increasingly frustrated Americans who have lost out to China and other 'emerging Tigers' of the world. Instead of dragging America into the mess it has created or helped create around the world by giving more chances for its continuous involvement in the world affairs, we should let America fix its own problem by building more walls around the country to prevent illegal immigrants from creeping in, of course to borrow Trump's allegation, to stealing American jobs. The rest of the world can work with other Western Foxes and the Eastern Tigers to upgrade their own economies. It seems America doesn't want to lead, because wherever it has lead had seen more bloodshed and anarchy instead. It is feeling the guilt of crime against humanity and the blatant lies it has spread in achieving its vital interests. It is time for those countries that were affected by American policies to find legal course in holding America responsible for the damage it has caused and to bring those Americans who have perpetrated crimes against humanity to be brought to international shame so that appropriate punitive actions are taken against them. The fact that the Germans are still paying for the purported Nazi crime against the Jews is a good precedent to make America pay for the crime against the killings done in the name of democracy and the rule of law or even under the pretext of regime change. It is here the world leaders must confront Trump and not begging him for concessions. He loves a tough fight. Give it to him. The knee-jerk response shown by the world leaders is so shockingly shameful. Hold the charging bull by its horns. I see no one to confront it except our macho-Russian Putin. We need more tough leaders to face Trump head on and make him realise that America has to fix the mess it has created around the world or else boycott US and go after its interests.


The business-mogul-turned-President-elect Trump has proven that he is an astute businessman by giving political prominence to his three adult children in his Presidency - a clear departure from the democratic values America preaches abroad. Certainly it seems, in his sincere intention to remake America great he is falling into the trap of not seeing the sin he is committing by appointing his own children into the orbit of power. This will legitimize the actions by erstwhile dictators of the world who during their own rules engineered their way to 'elect' their own children as their successors. Perhaps he might have got the inspiration from the Bushes. No doubt Trump is turning America on its head before he heads to Washington!


Trump must stop his intimidation of my country. His repeated warnings have sent trepidation in the spines of our tough-acting leaders that no one is coming forward to succeed the poor Prime Minister, who is ever ready to relinquish his dad-given (did I say God-given) position. It is not that we Singaporeans stole American jobs, in fact it is the Americans who came running to Singapore to avoid paying exorbitant amount in taxes. As such it is unfair for Trump to accuse my country. He should express his eternal gratitude to my leaders for sheltering these American renegades and keeping their investments secure and profitable and making them feel at home by providing them the services they need, of course at a relatively cheaper price without compromising the quality. No American was/is discriminated and many of them enjoy staying in my country which goes all the way to please them at the expense of the locals. In due course many of the leaders have become Americanized in their values. So I don't see why Trump should get agitated. All he has to do is to call up my beloved Prime Minister and tell him that he is sending his son-in-law to Singapore as Ambassador to negotiate the repatriation of American assets (both individuals and companies) otherwise he is fired.

My leaders have to understand that Singapore is physically rooted in the region, as such it should work closely with the regional countries in a mutually beneficial manner.  Rather than becoming a satellite for one power or the other, Singapore must reach out to all countries, including the war-ravaged Muslim countries. It is time for Singapore leaders to revisit their American-dependence and reach out to the emerging regions in the Central Asia and the Far East, where Singapore miracle and experience can be readily shared.


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