War and Writing | Libertarian Society Singapore

To most foreigners, Singapore might seem like the perfect place to live in: a thriving economy, educated citizens, relative safety etc. Indeed, from afar, Singapore can appear to be a safe haven – a place where one can grow and thrive. Is that truly the case, though? Is Singapore truly safe? After all the millions of dollars we have invested in the army, the police and creating “a moral climate and socio-economic conditions in which individuals have no inclination and no need to turn to crime“?
The fact is, Singapore is in a war. It’s not a war that’s fought by guns and missiles, but a war of the mind. The only appropriate imagery that I can think of is of a chessboard, with the spoils being the dominance of a culture’s trends. Observe our culture’s over-enthusiasm with all forms of mysticism, the desire to shut down all forms of unorthodox thinking, the unyielding thought that it is “unrealistic” to voice your concerns to the government, and you can and will logically deduce who is winning in this metaphorical chess game.
But they are only winning by default.
Should you think this case is isolated to merely Singapore, I will state that this disease is just as prominent, if not more so overseas. Singaporeans are constantly bombarded with ideas and concepts that they accept implicitly, and they do so only because they lack the intellectual ammunition to refute these false ideas. How do you refute Khaw Boon Wan’s impeccable logic? How do you reject Amos Yee’s “philosophy“, which bears all the trademarks of Nietzsche’s Übermensch; that exploitation is the way of life, and that the only way to survive in this world is to eat or to be eaten – as evidenced by his justification of stealing a camera to provide value?
How do you overwhelm the disintegration-by-default, and arm Singaporeans with a proper, explicit philosophy?
If there is a purpose in your life, a goal that you intend to achieve, it would be foolish to assume that your ideal will automatically fulfill itself. This applies for all values, be it material or spiritual i.e. there is no such thing as automatic knowledge, like all values, it has to be earned. Since the mind is man’s essential attribute, it is a society of reason that I personally, selfishly want to live in.
That will be why I write.
“I am a forest, and a night of dark trees: but he who is not afraid of my darkness, will find banks full of roses under my cypresses.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
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