There is no country on Earth I hate more than Singapore, and no people on Earth I hate more than Singapore’s western apologists. If you don’t think Singapore is a vile barbaric shithole, then I query your mental health.
Even if you think it’s OK to silence dissenters with lawsuits, deny state benefits to people who support your opponents, and rig courts in favour of the government, then I defy you to justify this. No, go on, fucking try and justify that. I fucking dare you.
The Japanese had the right idea regarding Singapore. It’s merely a shame that it didn’t get left in its post-1945 state (this rant was set off by Jarndyce‘s more reasoned and measured take on the same country. And yes, I know there are plenty of places that are worse than Singapore. However, nobody suggests the West has anything to learn from Zimbabwe or Somalia…)