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The big Debate on PR

Post by ksl » Thu, 09 Sep 2010 1:55 am

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Personally I have been away from UK that long, 42 years, that I cannot relate to any home at all, though my own Country which I served and fought for gave me nothing but a bloody headache, Denmark gave me the opportunities and educated me, and I hope to pay back in expanding trade relations eventually between Singapore & Denmark. I would serve my duty in both Countries too, if i had too, but i would never be a prisoner of any welfare system and that is the gospel truth. I'm independent self sufficient, loyal and non political. I dislike Banks, Insurance companies and all cash cows, that are forced upon us :lol: ERP comes to mind :roll: indirect tax :x

My heart is with Singapore, I believe in one party only as too many cooks spoil the broth! I have seen this Country develop since the time i was stationed here in 1970.

Give up my British passport no way I can't do that, no way any country will blackmail me into losing my identity and it should never be expected by any government for first generation immigrants, that would be naive.
Though I don't mind going into dads army, I've got all the qualifications to bend a few ears!

The Chinese say that we are like trees', the seed is planted and we grow, branch out and blossom, then fall to our roots. Part of the Singaporean puzzle is there to read in those few sentences. Bonding to a Country doesn't come with first generation, very rarely do they integrate fully..

Integration is very rarely completed for any race, in any Country only a few first generation really make an effort, having seen it with refugees, I talk with experience of the problems.

I get on great with all races here and in other Countries too because my outlook on life is free thinking, and respect for all.
Last edited by ksl on Tue, 14 Sep 2010 12:40 pm, edited 1 time in total.


Post by anneteoh » Thu, 09 Sep 2010 5:11 pm

Well spoken, ksl, and spot on presentation of topic. I made a response which, unfortunately, cannot be copied on to this forum.
It is touching to listen to people's stories, especially when the most important things in their lives are simultaneoulsy tied to two, or even more nations, and when a choice has to be made regardless of the multilevels of bonding a person has made with all the countries they have worked and chosen to live in. In many cases, where pension payments, national health matters etc are concerned, there might not be clear cut
choices to make.

I do think the whole idea about nationhood and nationality is becoming antiquated. The world today is more and more that of One World, increasingly made possible by the continuous advancements of technology, which is a plus factor, as people drop their barriers and can communicate to others as humans; well, waving flags is not a problem.

I think the EU has taken a good step forward with its shrengen policy that allows its citizens to intermigrate, live, work, raise their children and enjoy all the state benefits where they are without even having their citizenships declared. The idea of choice seems to be irrelevant too - except when they grow to pensionable age I guess. So far, this Community approach (that was started to deter future wars in the region), has proven to be incredibly sophisticated - for the mainstream flow of educated and professional hop overs at least. And will it deter inter-regional wars in Europe as it has become a truly European mix rather than Britain, Germany, France or Poland.

I agree about having too many cooks to spoil the broth; but not so much about returning seeds to the same roots - as ecology is freer than the fenced-in cultivation of man. Birds, bees , all kinds of animals, wind, water etc crosspollinate all over vast tracts of land - just like people migrating to places where they can work... or live...and put down roots?

Britain's a tough place, but especially so for its leaders. The power of the media and the existence of the various groups sum up a vastly pluralistic society within a heterogenous country. We are guided by a civilised tradition, personal liberty within a democratic framework, but it can oft times make it difficult and time consuming for the law enforcing teams to clamp down on abusers and such likes. Hence the headaches.

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