And for those who argued for change and thought they could get change without changing anything, we hear that knocking your head against a brick wall can cure headaches.
Here’s some Singaporean paradoxes in reasoning that gave the swing the shove it needed.
Before Polls: Absolute power corrupts absolutely
During Polls: But maybe OUR gahmen can ownself check ownself
BP: We need more opposition voices in parliament!
DP: But better the opposition come from other GRC lah, not ours
BP: Going to a Workers’ Party rally really makes me feel like a TRUE BLUE Singaporean
DP: But PAP supporters are more civilised and not so chor lor so vote PAP better
BP: Dr Chee Soon Juan is changed man, a hero, and someone to lead Singapore into the future
DP: But he was a gangster 15 years ago. I think mai lah…
BP: Because of bloody gahmen over the past 20 years, now cost of living is too high
DP: But the gahmen has a track record that no one else has
BP: We want more free speech, more freedom, more free…
DP: We shall exercise our free speech by voting in the people who deny us free speech (but give us free money)
BP: Stupid Minister go and laugh at Malaysia for what…
DP: But actually hor, we also always laugh at Malaysia and we can’t be wrong, so he must be right, right?
BP: The gahmen should support poor people like my grandama who everyday collect cardboard, complain leg pain, back pain…
DP: But like that then people everyday sit back and shake leg and want me to live off my tax money ah?
BP: How dare this bloody Ch** B** gahmen threaten me and say no vote means no upgrading
DP: But better vote for them otherwise no upgrading
BP: LKY is a tyrant, a liar and a…
DP: I love LKY