Tuesday, January 05, 2010


Yenny Young, wife of Mr. Tong Kok Wai, victim of Romania embassy accident:
We wished we could have more time [before my husband's life support was turned off] but we were given deadline [by the government HOTA team] until 25 Dec only.

As for the organ donation, since he is a PR and did not opt out for HOTA, he had to donate his organ. We were against the idea as we wanted him to pass away naturally, meaning the heart stop by itself.

But the HOTA staff did not allow us to do so, they kept on pressuring us to take off his life support. We begged repeatedly but they refuse to listen to our pleas. In the end, we got the HOTA co-ordinator in charge into trouble too as he took pity on us.

We think that since the way my husband passed away is too inhuman, we wanted to let him go in peace and in one piece.. but .. law is law, there is nothing much I can do to against the law..

The entire interview transcript is at temasek review.


Please spare a thought for your dearest family members and loved ones!

Please do not put your family members in such a humiliating, desperate situation.

By all means, tell them to donate your kidneys - when they are ready. Don't make your family members beg for mercy from the government HOTA team, when they are still not ready to give up hope on you.

Human Battery: Déjà vu!


Saturday, June 23, 2007

100 Red Pills

Today, I celebrate my 105th post.

Some are categorised: In Chinese (28 posts), Organ Robbery (with insider's info) (18 posts), Quotes (10 posts) . The rest are not.

Altogether, more than 100 red pills have been dispensed

An average of one pill every two days.

As of 23 Jun 07. this site has received a 3 months average of 2,125,689 page views and users (Alexa).


Thank you for reading.

Human Battery: Good Bye!

Friday, June 22, 2007


联合早报记者 韩宝镇 22/06/07






电池人: 66.6% 的蠢材显然不受“这一堂课”的教誨。也没关系啦,就让这些不受教的家伙去自生自灭好了!



Thursday, June 21, 2007



...前阵子和一位部长吃饭,向他提起不少老人感觉被边缘化,他竟睁大眼睛“哪有”?" - 洪艺菁, 联合早报 2007-03-24 之《老人非得“有用”?》

洪艺菁的言论最有可读性。(她是初生之犊不畏虎)? 那些早报“元老”如严孟达,蔡深江,林义明应该和她多多学习,少写些令人作呕的作品!



洪艺菁的下一句话是: “幸好不是每位部长都有这种想法。




“... 阿利是二战时136部队的成员之一。他经常回想自己奋勇作战的往事... 他最感慨的是自己过去付出得再多,现在似乎什么都不重要了。因为在许多人眼里,他只是个没用的老人。“为什么人们总是说希望提高老人的生产力,让他们为经 济作出一些贡献?我为国服务了大半辈子难道还不够吗?老人就非得有用吗?老人就不能毫无生产力地静悄悄安心退休吗?” ”

其实,毫无生产力的老人家是最可爱的了 - 家有一老,如有一宝!


电池人: 不过,也不是每个人都会老的。那些当走狗的,就认为自己是长生不老的!否则他们何以不兔死狐悲,物伤其类?


Wednesday, June 06, 2007

I'm tired

So, 4th Jun 2007's Zaobao reported that Matthais Yao's South East CDC gave a 52 years old single-parent mother $200 because she did not even have enough money to buy the long pants and shoes that were required of the food court cashier job (which the CDC found for her). Some months later, the woman "returned" Matthais Yao the $200 personally.

The first thing that came to my mind was of course how the CDC had wasted no time in calling the reporters to write about it! (Com'on, don't tell me it's the woman who called the newspaper instead?)

But my lasting impression is on the attitude of the woman and her 25 years old daugher:


Why is the daughter not happy with the mom asking for help from the CDC? What is there to be ashamed of? Social welfare is our rights, not a privilege bestowed on us by some gods in white! That's why we pay tax during our good times. It's so that when times are bad, we get welfare!


Why is she embarrassed? Why is she so full of gratitude? Why is it that even though her money situation is still tight, she wants to "return" the money so that the CDC can help others with this $200?!?!? The CDC did no charity at all! It is a contract between citizens and goverment: I pay you tax, you go invest it, so that when I, or my fellow citizens need money, you distribute MY money back to me/them!


Why did she say that the money is not hers, and therefore she must return it?

The money is of course hers!

She has paid her tax (even if "only" in the form of GST).

Her husband had paid his tax before his death. (the high HDB price is a form of tax).

Her daughter has paid her tax, and most importantly,

Her son (now in prison) has paid a lot of tax!!! Serving NS for nearly free is already paying high tax! If not for this young man, SAF would have to pay $X to employ a driver/cook/whatever, and now they pay him only $Y, then $X-$Y is the high tax he paid for 2 years!

And with all these tax paid, she is entitled to some welfare when she needs it.

So, what is there to be so grateful about?

But, alas, not only is she grateful, I further speculate that maybe she is so grateful that she will vote for Matthias Yao (again?) in the next election.

Entitlement and Rights!
Responsibility of a government to provide (some) welfare!

Just which part of these 3 things does she not understand?

Everytime I read about such news, I tell myself:

F*** it!
This Matrix Island is hopeless!
No change is possiible with these submissive peasants!

More importantly, it is not a matter of possibility, but of necessity: No change is necessary for these submissive peasants! Why would we, who have taken red pills, want to change the life of these submissive peasants who pop blue pills everyday?

I mean, just look at how absurd the whole situation is: These people don't find any problem with their Matrix Masters. We go in, agitate the water, stir some shit, open their mind. So then they become very dissatisfied with the situation. And then, having made them unhappy, we help them fight the matrix master so that they can become happy again!

Why don't we just leave them in their happy dream world right from the start?

At times like this, I look back at what I have written. and tell myself that I make much more sense when I write like that! So I want to say:

Give up, Neo!

Give up,

And you too, Morpheus!

No point at all!

They don't deserve your sacrifices!

You all are liberated. The world is your osyter. Now go!

Leave those who are not ready behind. They are happier in the Matrix!

(But I am not saying that you should abandon human batteries forever. The one who should leave permanently are the Matrix Master and his Machines, not you. But bid your time. The Matrix Master is not going to be around forever. When the situation is right, we will take back our little Island)

Cypher: I'm tired, Trinity. Tired of this war, tired of fighting... I'm tired of the ship, being cold, eating the same goddamn goop everyday...

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

I hate this place

First, he ordered mee siam mai hum!

Now he ordered 40 sticks of satay!

Just what is his problem?

Let's count!

First, did he have any sense of proportion as to how much satay his stomach could accomodate (taking into account the ketaput and cucumber and onion)?

Probably not.

Maybe that's why he ordered 40, thinking that any less would constitute an unreasonable "gastronomic sacrifice" that no stomach should be expected to make, just because it's the stomach of a politician!

Really is yao gui + tam jia!

And that's problem number 1.

If this human battery were to be the one eating satay, he would order 10 first, then if not enough, another 10, then if still not enough, another...

That's because this human battery grew up poor and his mummy had taught him not to waste food! So he would rather err on the side of "under-ordering", then over.

This human battery would never have started with 40 and if cannot finish, throw away the remainder.

The man is poor at judging proportions and when in doubt, tends to err on the side of excessive indulgence!

And that's problem number 2.

He had to cross the causeway to find kindness.

Why couldn't any satay man on this Matrix Island show him the same kindness?

Because no satay man here dare contradicts his words!

He orders 40, and you give him 25?

You never die before is it?

How dare you treat his words like shit, argue back and imply that he has poor judgement?

The one in Malaysia probably didn't know that his daddy was waiting with a hatchet in the cul-de-sac!

And that's problem number 3.

He was so surprised by the honourable act of a satay man;

"Wiow, there actually exist someone who is willing to be paid a fair amount and who expects nothing more. Can you belive that?"

Surrounded by greedy men, he has not seen an honourable act in years. No wonder he find it worthy of mention!

And that's problem number 4.

Upon knowing the kind act, he should have insisted on 40 sticks or even double-up to 80; Give a treat to his body guards and driver, and let the satay man goes home happily to his wife and kids.

But alas, he does not subscribe to the adage: "one good turn deserves another".

And that's problem number 5.

He ordered 40. Satay man came with nearly half of that - 25.

But he didn't know it until it's time to pay, where-upon he was pleasantly surprised.

He can't count, is poor at visual estimation, and is generally not too good with money!

And that's problem number 6, 7 and 8.

Neither is his accompanying wife! (That explains a lot!)

And that's an even larger problem number 9!

His Public relation people told him to come up with some down-to-earth stories to relate to the people.

And the best he could think of is mee siam mai hum, and 40 satays for 2,

...both of which shows that he is out of touch with reality!

For in reality, mee siam doesnt come with hum, and 40 stick of satay is excessive for 2 persons!

But, he doesn't know that!

He should stick to true stories about sipping birdnest. That will make his stories more authentic and convincing.

And that's problem number 10.

He forgot the ultimate kindness that human batteries have shown him when they bestow milliions of dollars upon him each and every year, while poverty has risen on the Matrix Island!

And that's the most unforgivable problem number 11!

Agent Smith: I hate this place. This zoo. This prison. This reality, whatever you want to call it, I can't stand it any longer. It's the smell, if there is such a thing. I feel saturated by it. I can taste your stink and every time I do, I fear that I've somehow been infected by it.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Humanities is important

“The great strength of the totalitarian state is that
it forces those who fear it to imitate it.”

“The broad masses of a population are
more amenable to the appeal of rhetoric
than to any other force.”

“The great masses of the people
will more easily fall victims
to a big lie than to a small one.”

“Success is the sole earthly judge
of right and wrong.”

“The victor will never be asked
if he told the truth.”

“How fortunate for leaders,
that men do not think.”

Who said that?


Did you study Hitler and his words in school before?

Did you secondary school's history book:
- went beyond the history of this Matrix Island?
- went beyond memorising dates to include debates about different viewpoints?

How many years of history did your school allow you to study, and how was it taught?


Human Battery: Humanities is important. It liberates the mind! And that's why you were not allowed to study it, and to study it in the right way. Haha!


Sunday, June 03, 2007


In the previous post, I said: "READ".

Read what, you may ask?

Here's some recommendation - how about the life, work and words of the following people?

"There is a kind of dictatorship that can come about through a creeping paralysis of thought, readiness to accept paternalistic measures by government, and along with those measures comes a surrender of our own responsibilities and therefore a surrender of our own thought over our own lives and our own right to exercise the vote. The free system gives the right to every citizen to do something for himself. Because he has the right, the opportunity is always there" - General Dwight David Eisenhower, 34th US president, Supreme Allied Commander in WW II, Europe.

"We cannot possibly reconcile the principle of democracy, which means cooperation, with the principle of governmental omniscience under which everyone waits for an order before doing anything. That way lies loss of freedom, and dictatorship" - Lewis H. Brown

"A free market includes the free exchange of views, the ability to read what people write, regardless of what their views are, the whole area of freedom of speech, of religion, of discussion, of the press, is really an aspect of a free market. It is an area in which individuals should be free to cooperate with one another, to exchange views, to say what they believe."- Milton Friedman, 1912-2006.

"The history of mankind is a history of the subjugation and exploitation of a great majority of people by an elite few by what has been appropriately termed the 'ruling class'. The ruling class has many manifestations. It can take the form of a religious orthodoxy, a monarchy, a dictatorship of the proletariat, outright fascism, or, in the case of the United States, corporate statism. In each instance the ruling class relies on academics, scholars and 'experts' to legitimize and provide moral authority for its hegemony over the masses". - Ed Crane

"It is a paradox that every dictator has climbed to power on the ladder of free speech. Immediately on attaining power each dictator has suppressed all free speech except his own" - Herbert Clark Hoover (1874 - 1964)

You can never get all the facts from just one newspaper, and unless you have all the facts, you cannot make proper judgements about what is going on." - Harry Truman

"The best test of a civilised society
is the way in which
it treats its most vulnerable and weakest members."

-Mahatma Gandhi

What the people really want to hear is the truth.
It is the exciting thing - to speak the truth."

- Winston Churchill

Don't say I bias hor. Here's a quote from LKY for comparision:

"I am often accused of interfering in the private lives of citizens. Yes, if I did not, had I not done that, we wouldn't be here today. And I say without the slightest remorse, that we wouldn't be here, we would not have made economic progress, if we had not intervened on very personal matters - who your neighbour is, how you live, the noise you make, how you spit, or what language you use. We decide what is right. Never mind what the people think." - Lee Kuan Yew, 1987

How is he, compared to the rest?

"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.” - CS Lewis

When you have an efficient government,
you have a dictatorship"
- Harry S. Truman, 33rd US president:

"When dictatorship is a fact,
revolution becomes a right"
- Victor Hugo

And I reserve the best for the last:

"You can't get rich in politics,
unless you're a crook."

- Harry S Truman

Human Battery: 开卷有益!


Saturday, June 02, 2007


66.6% of the people support the Matrix Masters.

Look back at my figures: Less than 10% of those aged 40 and above got into university. So, even if we were to assume that all those graduates supported the Matrix Master, that would still leave us with 66.6% - 10% > 55% who had artifically (i.e. not based on "natural" educational principles) been deprived of a university education and who still whole-heartedly supported their own deprivation!!

Just what kind of people would deprive themselves and their children of a good education (that students with similar academic abilities in other developed countries get to enjoy) and still happily support their Matrix Master for doing so?

I tell you what I think: these are human batteries high on drugs!

Blue pills. Forced-fed to them everyday!

These blue pills cause them to be drowsy and giddy, such that their minds are never clear. Thus affected, such a mind is only capable of absorbing noise from the TV. It is no longer capable of absorbing knowledge, of discerning truth from lies and facts from fictions.

In fact, reading worsen the side effects of the blue pills, causing unbearable headaches such that all reading and knowledge-acquiring activities have to cease:

Tell me, when is the last time you visited your friends' or relatives' home, and noticed a study room instead of a mahjong room or home theatre room?

It has been said that you can judge the IQ of a city by the number of bookstores it has. In Taipei, there are 24 hours bookstores, pack with customers even in the wee hours. In Shanghai, young people are eagerly reading for free at various bookstores.

On this Island, our human batteries are very busy at midnight too...


That's why we are now advocating midnight shopping. Because it makes business sense! Shopping, especially at midnight, tends to somewhat alleviate the drowsy side effects of the blue pills. You shoud try it one day. Very rejuvenating!

But, if you want to leave the Matrix...

Human Battery: READ!
Reading liberates the mind.
Start with the Animal Farm

Friday, June 01, 2007

Do you believe

Straits Times May 27, 2007
MORE Singaporeans expect to keep working beyond the retirement age than people elsewhere in the world, according to a new global survey. Six in 10 Singaporeans polled said they expected to keep working for as long as possible, compared to the global average of four in 10. Three-quarters of those Singaporeans who expected to stay in the workforce said that this was because they wanted to. Many older Singaporeans said they feared not being useful and missing colleagues after retirement...

First, it was ranked 140th. Then 149th. And now, 154th.

I think it should be ranked 1st for creativity - the ability to creatively quote out of context an otherwise legitimate survey to suit its purpose!

Morpheus: Do you believe that my being stronger or faster has anything to do with my muscles in this place? Do you think that's air you're breathing now?

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Human Resource

Come here: http://www.moe.gov.sg/esd/Default.htm and read the various statistics for yourself:

Intake to universities for past 25 years:
1980: 3002 students
1990: 6928 students
1996: 8929 students
2000: 11232 students
2005: 12508 students = 23%

Since 12508 students is 23% of the cohort, by proportion, we can compute that 3002 is less than 5% and 6928 is about 10% (since the size of the cohort was larger back then).

So, barely 15 years ago, in 1990 - for those people currently in their late 30s - only about 1 in 10 was allowed to go university. What is going to happen to them when they hit 40 in a few years time? Structural unemployment! (Remember: washing test-tubes alone require bachelor degree).

In fact, they will be very hard hit, because they will be competing with those new graduates entering university right now, and right now, 2 in 10 can enter government-subsidised university, while another 1-2 fork out their own money and do it long distance.

But they are still "lucky".

Back in 1980, for every 10 persons you pick at random, only half of 1 person (yeah, not even 1 whole person) had a degree. These people, now in their late 40s, are "shaking legs" at home - retrenched!

In 25 years, we increased the number of graduates by four times!! Tell me, can the numberr of intellligent people in a population increase by 4 times in 25 years?

Surely not!

Therefore, there is hardly any educational basis to our university admission criteria.

How many can go in, how many cannot, all depend upon how many people the Matrix Master arbitrarily allows based on his wrong prediction at that time.

For 40 years, higher education has been suppressed and limited to the
minimum number of people the Matrix Master thought the economy needed, the goal being to minimize the number of minds liberated, so as to maintain political control.

Your academic (and hence financial) future is determined not so much by your academic result, but by an artifically pre-determined percentage. This percentage has somewhat loosen up in recent years, but don't be fooled; The Matrix Masters has simply re-calculated and now predicted that we need more university graduates, so more are now allowed to go from poly to University. It's still the same-old same-old: arbitary admissioin criteria not based on educational principle.

And if you think such nonsense is only at the university level. I will administer you another red pill: it exist at all levels - A-level, O-level, N-level, PSLE!

You can study very hard, but if you have been designated - at the tender age of 9 years old - to become a factory worker when you turned 16, that's it. You will be one. The intended inflexibility of the various educational stream will ensure that.

That was in the past. Now, the administration has become, hmm, shall we call it, more sophisticated.

In the past, after the Matrix Master had decided that X% would become cheap labour, Agent Smith aka MOE would simply dump X% at PSLE into the normal stream. Quick and simple! But, tsk tsk, unhappy human batteries complained: educational system too inflexible, want to migrate.

No problem! Agent Smith is adaptable:

Latest forcast predicts that we now need only 0.6*X% to become cheap labour. But nope, let's not put 0.6*X% in the normal stream. Let's still put the same X% in normal stream! Then, let's fine tune the N-to-O level admission criteria, such that after the N-level exam, 40% of them are allowed proceed up to O-level. Done! We will get back the same figure: X - 0.4X = 0.6*X%. Wiow, back to square one, but you know what, human batteries are now all so happy that our educational system has become flexible!

And that's what we pay hundreds of thousands per year to elite admin officers to come up with!

And those who got into normal stream studied soooo hard, day and night, night and day. And when they finally get promoted to O-level, they were so happy. But they didn't know - they would have gotten into O-level directly if not for the blue-pill wayang!

Maybe they also didn't know: in other developed countries, everyone gets to do the equivalence of O-level, with no streaming, no inferiority complex, no elite-peasant divide!

"Human resource is our only resource. We will develop you to your greatest potential"!

*Palm to Face*

Until now, you, my fellow human batteries, have still not gotten it:

Human Battery:
You are not a human resource.
You are a human battery!!!
A digit.
An energy source for the Matrix Masters!!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007


A shocked and surprised parent wrote to the newspaper:

May 29, 2007
A, B, E but no place in the local universities

MY DAUGHTER'S recent applications for entry to the three local universities - Nanyang Technological University, National University of Singapore (NUS) and Singapore Management University - were all rejected. The reasons given were an overwhelming response, limited places in the universities and stiff competition.

My daughter is an above-average student who had excelled in sports. She has met all the criteria for entry to a local university. Is being eligible not enough? Must one now get extraordinary grades to be granted a place in university?

Like her, many young Singaporeans her age must have had their dream of pursuing a higher education dashed recently. Ironically, the universities are still advertising for applications. Are they looking for A-star performers who have more than one option? Are they raising their standards for applicants so that they will be able to improve their world ranking - just like an elite school or junior college that accepts only the best in Singapore so that ultimately its ranking will be at the top?

The Minister for Education had said that 'no Singaporean should be deprived of a good education', so what about the many students, like my daughter, who are qualified to enter university after two years of hard slog, only to be told that they had not been selected due to limited vacancies and stiff competition?

The Education Ministry should look into this problem with a sense of urgency as it only shows a lack of planning to meet the aspirations of young Singaporeans who want to study for a degree.

Local universities are publicly funded. Isn't it about loyalty and kinship that citizens are given a chance to study there as long as they are eligible for entry?

Are my daughter's grades of an A, B, C (General Paper) and an E not good enough?

My son, who is 27 years old and had A-level grades of A, B and C, graduated with a Second Upper Class Honours degree in the Arts and Social Sciences at NUS.

See Chee Wee

In other developed countries, Miss See's result will not get her into Cambridge University, Tokyo University, Harvard University, Australian National University or the likes of them, in their respective countries. Likewise, in Singapore, her result will not - and should not - get her into NUS - the number 1 ranking university of the country.

BUT, in these other countries, there are enough universities to go around, such that Mr. See's daughter can get into a 3rd or 4th rated one.

That's what those government do with the money they collect from tax-payers: build government-subsidised universities so that X% of their cohorts can be well-educated,-- as opposed to our much-less-than X% figure.

It is a fact that this Matrix Island does not have enough universities per 100,000 population, compared to all other developed countries.

It is a fact that on this Matrix Island, university admission criteria is not based on educational principles i.e. the principle that if, from an educational point of view, such and such a grade is needed for a student to be able to cope with such and such a university course, then we should have enough universities to admit a student having such a grade.

It is a fact that on this Matrix Island, only a small percent of each cohort is allowed to enter university, the percentage being first determined by how many people our Matrix Master (MM) had wrongly predicted that the MNC-based economy needs, and then "wayang-ly" determined by artifical university admission criteria (e.g. you need to pass GP to enter certain courses, and yet to enter the likes of Harvard, you need only have the equivalance of O-level C6 or a pass on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL))!

It is a fact that we now have structural unemployment because our people, having been artifically deprived of a tertiary education, cannot find jobs in the new knolwedge-based economy - that's why 80% of the researchers at our research institutions are foreigners Meanwhile, 80% of the locals, are now "washing test tubes" for these researchers! (But no, even washing test tubes require a bachelor degree. So are they cleaning tables at hawker centres instead ? Nope, that's reserved for Ah Peks and Ah Mas. The 40-something are simply "kiao-kar-ing" at home after being retrenched!)

It is a fact that the Matrix Master now realises that his forcast is wrong and is increasing the number of universities dramatically - double, in fact, from 2 to 4. Eh, what happened - Suddenly 100% more people clever enough to go university? IQ doubled in 40 years?

It is a fact that despite realising his mistake, our Matrix Master has merely re-predicted the number of graduates the new economoy needs, He has not, and will not, ever abide by the educational principles stated earlier. That's because he knows only too well the grave danger an educated, mind-liberated, humanities-trained person can pose to his political party.

It is a fact that the above policy was started 40 years ago, had continued with no disruption for 40 years and will continue in the forseeable future, probably for the next 40 years if MM gets his way!

Just which part of the above fact does Mr. See not know?

Just which part of the above fact is new?

For goodness sake, it has been like that for the past 40 years! There is nothing new!

Has Mr. See not been living on the Matrix Island for the past 40 years?

What has he been doing for the past 20 years, since he was 21 till his daughter turned 18, while cohorts after cohorts of young men and women, whose parents were too poor to send them overseas, were denied a university education?

Has he been saying: "Why should I be bothered? So long as PAP's policy result in wealth for myself, other people's problem is none of my business. My daughter is still in primary school"?

Has he been saying: "MM said if we build too many universities, we will have too many unemployed graduates and it will be a waste of money. MM said we cannot judge our graduates-to-population ratio based on other developed countries because this Island is unique. I believe whatever MM says"?

Has he been saying: "I have never considered if there is a political reason behind the policy of not abiding by educational principles. I don't need to think - MM does it for me"?

Has he been saying: "I used to be able to vote in a single constituency. Later, I get to vote only in a GRC. And of late, I have not been voting at all. But I have never been bothered by my inability to express my stake in the country via voting, because whatever goverment policies of the day has not affected me then"?

Or, is Mr. See saying now: "Now that my own child is affected, I am starting to have an interest in politics, starting to doubt MM's ability to forcast correctly, starting to doubt the wisdom of micro-managing educational and social policies and starting to suspect that there have always been more to any issue than what he state publicly and all these, I started for the first time in 40 years after the policies affect my own family"!

If this is what Mr. See is saying, I think I have to "laugh".

But if Mr. See has been a 33.3% for the past 40 years, I will "cry" in sympathy, for then, it's not his "fault".

My point?

Human Battery: Please take an active interest in politics before it affects you and your loved ones!

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Mega blue pill

(surely they meant:
"the future of our Matrix Master"?)

"A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves" - Edward Murrow (1905-1965)

"So long as men worship dictators, Caesars and Napoleons will arise to make them miserable." - Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

Have you come across such words of wisdom during your school days?

Perhaps during literature class? Or as part of the history project that you did on Napoleon or Caesar?

(But wait, you did get to study literature or ancient world history in school, right? No? Why not?

I mean, students all over the world from Europe to America, get to study literature and world history as part of their mandatory education, along with other compulsory subjects such as Math and Science. WHY NOT YOU?)

And if you did study history, surely your history lessons have consisted of more than memorising dates about Sir Stamford Raffles, right?

I mean, surely, you must have done many history projects on:
  • Napoleon, Caesar, Hitler: their thinking and their words,
  • the rise and fall of Chinese dynasties: the causes and the reasons,
  • the various types of political ideologies: communism, democracy, how they arose, the theories behind them
  • reading up various contradictory accounts of the same historical event, thus understanding that "history is written by the victor"?
(I said "surely", because that's how students in other developed countries are taught, and we are a developed country.)

No, No, No to all 4 bullet points?


Or perhaps, the words of these wise men appeared in one of the hundreds of essays that you read, during your 10-12 years of English language "reading comprehension" lessons?

No? Literally hundreds of essays and not a single work by such famous people/writer?


I will tell you why!

Because we are human batteries!

Our responsibility, as far as education goes, is to learn how to build things, cure sickness or make money, so that we can become engineering/ medical/ business human batteries respectively.

Learning to think, to question, and to ultimately liberate the mind is NOT the educational goal assigned to human batteries!

And our Matrix Masters have specially designed an education curriculum and exam syllabus and streaming criteria to ensure that.

"But.. but.. but a country does need people who are well-versed in such history and literature and philosophy and whose mind are liberated in order to survive, does it not?", stammered some human batteries in shock.

Sure it does!

And our Matrix Master knew that too. Long ago, in fact.

More than 20 years ago, he had already come up with the perfect solution - a Humanities Scholar Scheme, designed specially for the top X% of each cohort. Here's how it works:
  • Identify such top students via national exams
  • Allow these students (and only these students) to enroll in selected schools that are funded with extra money allocated specially for the scheme.
  • Let their young minds be liberated through such studies in humanities.
  • It's ok, because they won't betray the Matrix Masters. The undergraduate scholarships and bonds that they will get later, will ensure that!
(Wee Shu Min, by the way, was in this Humanities Scholar Scheme, if I remember correctly).

To put it another way, on this Matrix Island, only the top X% of each cohort are allowed to go through a real education - which seeks to liberate the mind by training it to analyse, to doubt, to question, and hence to be able to sieve truth from falsehood, relevance from irrelevance, fact from myth. And, having had their mind thus liberated, they, while useful to the country, will also become a serious threat to the Matrix Master, and hence all will be bought over with scholarship money and high salary and be inducted into the administrative service!

Oh, btw, X is a very small percentage.

Less than 1%.

The gifted student scheme is for the top 1% of the cohort. Each cohort is about 50,000 students and so only 500 join the scheme each year. The Humanities Scholar Scheme draws its students mostly (but not entirely) from a subset of the gifted student scheme and so is made up of less than 1% of each cohort!

"The remainder i.e. 99.xx% of each cohort, they have better had only a technical education which serves the economy directly and which will ensure that they remain ignorant human batteries!", so thought our Matrix Master.

In Chinese, there is a special term for such an education strategy:

(an education system to "stupidify" its citizens)

Human Battery: The entire education system - curriculum, exam syllabus, streaming - is a mega blue pill!


Thursday, May 17, 2007

Thanks, Mom

Mother's Day is here.

Just what kind of mother do you have?

What moral values did your mother teach you?

This is what George Yeo's mother taught him:

"我妈妈对我们的教诲,我们是个大家庭,必须善待陌生人和客人,因为你对来客感到害怕。你对来客一定要比对家人好,因为他是难以预测的,也可以对你造成伤害,所以你必须确保他能融入"。-- 杨荣文, 早报 2007-04-29

"My mother taught us thus: we are a big family. we must treat strangers and guest well, because we are afraid of them. You must treat a guest better than you treat your own family members, because the former is unpredictable, and can also cause you harm, therefore you must ensure he can assimilate" - Foreign Affair Minister George Yeo, in an interview with Lianhe Zaobao on 29/4/07, translated by the Human Battery.

The Chinese said: "养不教,父之过" - to raise a kid and not teach him any moral values, is the fault of the father (and in the modern days, mother too). How true! Some parents really need to be spanked for raisinig kids with no moral values. This means parents like yours or mine, who have no sense of morality, unlike George Yeo's mom.

The Westerners said: "The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world". How true, too! The fate of human batteries on this Matrix Island was sealed, not in recent years, but many years ago - the day some mother taught her son that he must treat outsiders better than the way he treats his own family members!

On this Mother's day, this human battery would like to express his gratitude to his mother for not having taught him the "values" that George Yeo's mum had taught George!

Heng ah!

Human Battery: Thanks, Mom!


Friday, May 11, 2007

An entire nation

"I want to leave this Matrix Island,
but i don't have the means to"!

How many times have you heard of the above whining?

This Matrix Island is full of such whiners.

In fact, a recent survey revealed that 50% of our youth would like to emigrate if given a chance!


Even in matters of emigration, they want someone, presumably the government, to "give [them] a chance"!

Just what is so difficult about emigrating?

You don't have to be highly educated - literally thousands of men, women and children from Hong Kong emigrated to Europe, United States, and Australia pre-1997.

Just visit their Chinatown if you ever go on a business trip. Enjoy your Dim Sum, sip your tea and observe those women who are pushing the dim sum carts. Do they sound educated at all to you?

Why, many of them cannot even speak English! And don't tell me all hundreds of thousands of them are illegal immigrants - that just defy logic. Talk to them and you will discover that education is a myth. Skill is the answer. And sometimes, the skill can be as "simple" as knowing how to make/sell dim sum.

You don't have to be below a certain age - Australia may have an age restriction - below 45 years old. But not so, for many European countries and United States; Many of these countries do not discriminate in age, even in immigration matters.

So what do you need to have?

Answer: you need to have guts, and this is what many human batteries lack!

If you still need to be convinced, chat with your typical Indian or Chinese colleagues from India/China. How did they end up in Singapore? What about their peers who went to the west? Their revelation will be enlightening:

Many of them, upon university graduation, stayed on to do a Masters degree in their own country. They then used their masters result to gain entry to our NUS/NTU.

While here, they suffered discriminatory remarks from Singaporeans in their everyday lives. After enduring and getting a second master degree here, they applied to 1st-rated universities in the West, effectively using the highly-trusted NUS/NTU degree as a stepping stone.

Finally, after getting yet another masters degree, from the 1st-rated universities, they ended up with top-paying job, and get their PR and later citizenship!

So you see how much hardship and repeated studying at the same level they went through to get their new citizenship? Many don't even make it, and they return back to their own country having wasted both time and finance.

But no, our young local students will have nothing of this sort.

We have A-levels and poly diploma holders, who having been deprived of state-subsidised university education (because our matrix masters limited university entry ,and hence subsidy, to only 10+% of each cohort - a figure grossly below other developed countries' standard), and who having forked out their own money to study in Australia...

...choose to return back to this matrix Island to work at a fraction of the salary that they would have gotten if they had stayed on in Australia!

We also have local university graduates who would never go further their studies in the West unless fed monthly salaries while studying. (Well, according to Philip Yeo, that's the reason why A*Star has to pay its scholars salaried postgraduate scholarships).

And yet, 50% of our youth - of which these people are part of - would not hesitate to emigrate "if given a chance"!

Just what chance are they waiting for?

And to be given by whom?

What is preventing these unhappy young people from doing what their Indians and Chinese counterpart did?

To give another example, when Taiwan was a highly repressed society back in the 1970s, thousands of taiwanese university graduates emigrated to USA each year, and became the "model immigrants" of that country.

Later, when Taiwan opened up, they returned back to help fuel the high-tech economy -- which means it is neither disloyal nor shameful to be temporary "quitters", when the country is hoarded by despots.

Just what is preventing our disgruntled "young English-educated radicals" (to borrow MM's words) from doing the same, instead of just waiting for "a chance"?

Well, in a way, I am not surprised. If these human batteries have no guts to even vote against status quo, despite being highly displeased with their Matrix Masters (MM), what can you expect from them when it comes to something that involve considerable financial sacrifice, time commitment, and uncertainty on their part?

Lucky Matrix Masters - you have:

Human Battery: An entire nation of whiners!

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Seven women died

Police say SMS about perfume poisoning is a hoax
By Pearl Forss, Channel NewsAsia, 08 May 2007
SINGAPORE: Police say an SMS that has been circulating, about seven women who died after inhaling free perfume samples, is a hoax.

Police remind the public to be responsible when disseminating information, and not to spread rumours.

If you receive such messages, you should contact the Police by dialling 999.

In other countries, it is the task of parents and nannies to "remind" their young charges to be responsible and not to spread rumours (about a perfume). But here, the police finds it appropriate to be our nanny!

So now you know why this country is called a "Nanny State"!

And in other countries, police emergency numbers are reserved for exactly that: emergencies. This means crimes such as an ongoing murder, rape, robbery, gang fight etc.

Here, on this wonderful Matrix Island, our Matrix Masters (MM), too, reserve 999 for emergencies. This means crime such as SMS messages disparaging the good name of a particular brand of perfume!

So, fellow human batteries, don't blame the police if you witness an unimportant crime such as a woman being raped, and cannot reach the 999 operator in time;

Those 999 operators have their hands full handling other emergencies of even greater proportion -- 7 women who do not exist and did not die!

So your rape victim jolly well have to wait in the phone queue while the case of the 7 virtual women is handled. First come, first serve - never mind virtual or real!

Oh, before I forget, how is the police going to "remind" us to be responsible (when it comes to a particular brand of perfume)? By inviting us to "drink tea" at the police station? Or is it at CID;s cold room? Or is it by charging us to court? (Obviously, they have to do one thing or the other, for otherwise, their "reminder" is not going to be effective).

This Matrix Island is not called a "Police State" for nothing!

So, if you are contemplating starting a family and having a baby, ask yourself: do you want just your 14 years old teenager to be hauled up to court or to the police station, for sending a SMS message about the false effects of a perfume?

If not, why do you want to have a baby on this Island? (That's not to say you should not reproduce. The hint is in the italics, to be talked about at another time :)

Human Battery: I want to let you guys know -- 7 women have died after inhaling free perfume samples that were offered to them at some shopping centres. So, beware, nothing is free in this world. Don't be kiasu when it comes to free stuff. Don't inhale perfumes. Don't breathe. Stay at home!

(So how? Have I created a pandemonia leading to a collapse of the economy due to nobody daring to buy a particular brand of perfume? Someone call the police quick! I need to be "reminded" that perfume X is manufactured by company T and any false claim that will affect company's T reputation is always an emergency!)

(Oops, Have I just started a rumour about company T which in fact did not manufacture perfume X? Someone quick call the police again! Another pandemonia has been created, this time leading to the stock market crashing due to everyone selling company T's stock!!!)

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

A really good deal

So, the Mountbattan Citizen Consultative Committee (CCC) held a fund raising dinner at suntech city yesterday, the proceed of which would go towards helping the poor residents of that constituency. And so:
  • The CEO of Kim Seng Heng holding bid $6,800 for an XO wine with SM Goh's signature on it.
  • The boss of Yafriro International bid $19,800 for an extra large Heineken, also signed by SM Goh.
  • This same boss donated a $29,000-worth Parmigiani Fleurier watch.
  • Someone bid $33,000 for this watch.
  • Another bid $5,500 for an OSIM massage chair.
All in all, these generous people raised $200,000 for charity.

Erm, what about the wooden one himself, whom I supposed was the guest of honour? Of the $200,000 total, how much did he contribute to help the poor residents of Mountbattan?

Make a guess!
Ans: $0.00! That's right, zero dollar and zero cent!

But, oh, the wooden one promised that if the CCC's Chairman, togther with the Vice-chariman of the sports club were to run 217 km across the Death Valley in California, USA, he would donate some money thereafter.

How much?


(The newspaper lauded his yet-to-be-seen, subject-to-condtions action thus: "he will donate more than $5000").

This human battery suddenly remembers two idioms that his Chinese Language teacher has "forced" him to memorise (and for which he is now reaping the good fruit) :



The first - to be rich and yet not benevolent - of course does not apply to SM Goh. How can it? Firstly, our leaders are very benevolent (they said so. We accept. That's the way things work) and secondly, they are not rich - they had all made undue "financial sacrifice" to enter politics, as we were reminded recently.

The second applies to him - he is such a generous man, ever happy to provide and to donate. I am impressed.

联合早报 2007-05-08
吴资政两瓶亲笔签名酒 为贫寒居民筹获2万6000元





  丘金雄昨晚也捐出了一支市价2万9000元的Parmigiani Fleurier豪华表,该表以3万3000元成交。另一项投标项目Osim按摩椅则以5500元成交。这四位成功投标者都将获得由吴资政签名的合照。



Neo: Yeah. That sounds like a really good deal. But I got a better one. How about... I give you the finger... and you give me my phone call?
Agent Smith: Mr. Anderson... you disappoint me.

Sunday, May 06, 2007



"Mr Lee noted that one major long-term challenge is the rapid ageing of Singapore's population. The key goal, said the Prime Minister, is to enable workers to work longer and retire later." - PM's May Day message, Channel NewsAsia, 30 Apr 07.




"Free education and subsidised housing lead to a situation where the less economically productive people in the community are reproducing themselves at rates higher than the rest. This will increase the total population of less productive people.

We must... take the first tentative steps towards correcting a trend which can leave our society with a large number of the physically, intellectually and culturally anaemic."
- MM, years ago, revealing the true reason why he would never permit any social welfare on his(?) Matrix Island.





"We want to teach people the government is not a rich uncle. You get what you pay for. We are moving in the direction of making people pay for everything." - SM Rajaratnam, during a time when the "old guards" spoke their mind more freely than the younger Matrix Masters of today. (btw, I got the above two quotes from here).


何必有什么 GST, COE, HDB???



"A Singapore opposition politician yesterday overcame blisters and fatigue to complete his 55-hour protest walk across the city-state to highlight the plight of workers. Chee Soon Juan, secretary general of the Singapore Democratic Party, and his sister Chee Siok Chin finished the 150km journey on May Day at a park designated Singapore's Speakers' Corner to applause from about 20 supporters." - AFP



这就是了。This is it!




所以说嘛,本电池人是蛮佩服 那个 Neo 的。为何他能如此坚持下去而心始终不寒,不死呢?

百思不得其解。因为电池人就办不到!有必要吗?What's the point? They don't deserve you!

In fact, to be more precise, the Matrix Masters (MM) and their human batteries deserve each other!

The rest of us should just "远走高飞" ("walk far far, fly high high [away]"),while we still can!

Human Battery: 令人心寒!

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Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Nobody has ever...


有些人想叛逆,但又不愿承担叛逆的后果,那怎么办?鼓励别人叛逆,自己当观众。你说他没有勇气?不,鼓励别人要有勇气,这点勇气他还是有的。" - 韩山元,早报副刊,2007-04-27.

"To be a rebel (especially a rebel in politics and thinking) requires paying a price. That price can be deprivation of job, education, and money, or more seriously, imprisonment or even death...

Some people want to rebel, but dare not shoulder the consequence of rebelling. What to do? Such a person encourages others to rebel, while remaining an audience himself! You say he has no courage? No, (you are wrong). To encourage others requires courage too. This tiny amount of courage, he still has!" - translated by The Human Battery, from a 27/4/07 article in Lianhe Zaobao.

This human battery is glad that he still has this "tiny amount of courage". haha!

He hopes all of you have too!

Trinity: Neo... nobody has ever done this before.
Neo: That's why it's going to work.


Sunday, April 29, 2007


So he encouraged China to make positive gestures: "As the premier understood the reasons why China do things in a certain way, it might be understood by the (American) leaders, but it is important that China must be able to reach out to the American people through some gestures which China can make to the Americans."

Who, do you think was the "he" in the above "lecture"?

George Bush?

Some US officials trying to convey American sentiments to the Chinese Premier?


It was the Wooden One trying to "encourage China"! The above quote was from a 25th Apr 07 Channel NewsAsia report, entitled "SM Goh alerts Beijing to "negative vibes" from US towards China".

I am embarrassed, very embarrassed to be part of this cock-sucking, bootlicking, por larm par antics that our Matrix Masters do these days to serve their American Bosses.

With just one stroke of the pen, we became the strongest US ally in the Far East. And with that, we became a terrorist target overnight. But wait, actually "ally" is too nice a word. UK is an ally of US. We are not! Look at what the Wooden One did. Ally? Our little red dot is more like US's lackey in Asia!

And with another stroke of the pen, we now import foreigners at an alarming rate. And with this, all we need is to leave the country for a few months, and we can come back not recognising our homeland.

But the point is not about whether these policies are good or bad. In fact, they have both pros and cons, not cons only. But, the point is:

Has there been any parliamentary debate?

Has there been any consultation with the people?

Have we even been *informed* -- not even asking for a consultation -- before these far-reaching policies are implemented? Or were we expected to find out the truth only when we saw a new naval base built and cheap land given away almost for free in woodland for the American School, and more foreigners from China and India among us?

Please! No more blue pills!

Unplug me from the Matrix!

Choi: It just sounds to me like you need to unplug, man.

Thursday, April 26, 2007


This is how our National University of Singapore (NUS) pays its professors:

NUS terms of service for faculty appointments
  • "Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents receive statutory Central Provident Fund (CPF) benefits, in the form of monthly contributions to the CPF. For those aged below 50, the rates of contributions are 20% and 13% of gross monthly salary, by the faculty member and the University respectively, subject to a salary ceiling of $4,500 pm for year 2006. The rates for those above 50 years of age are lower. Contributions are tax -exempt and may be withdrawn at the age of 55 or when the faculty member leaves Singapore/Malaysia permanently; while

  • Faculty members who are not Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents may receive, in lieu of provident fund benefits, a monthly Special Payment for Foreign Staff which is calculated at 125% of the employer’s CPF contribution rate, on monthly salary, subject to the same salary ceiling as for CPF contributions. For those below 50, the rate is therefore 16.25%, subject to a maximum of S$731.25 for year 2006. The payment is taxable."

Let the good Human Battery help put a monetary meaning to all these mumbo jumbo:

Every month, NUS pays each of its foreign professor 125% of what it pays its local professors. This translate to (16.25 - 13)% * $4500 = $146.25 in cash (and NUS has the cheek to call it a "monthly special payment"). Meanwhile, its singaporean professors get nothing in cash or in cpf! Zero! Ling2 Dan4!

At the end of a standard 6 years tenure period (two 3-years contracts), NUS would have paid its foreign professor $146.25 * 12 * 6 = $10,530 more than an equally qualified local professor.

Q: Meaning?

A: Meaning if you were a Singaporean who had decided to heed the government's call to do a PhD in some biotech field at, say, Harvard University, this is what might happen to you in future: you work closely with a China-born fellow student in your lab. Upon graduation, both of you receive job offers at NUS's science faculty - not a far fetched idea, since Singapore is expanding its bioscience research and the government opens its legs and pussy arms to foreign "talents".

You, the local, get paid about $150 less each month and receive about $10,000 less at the end of the two 3-years contract, compared to your buddy, the China-born foreigner, who is also from Harvard and who is working in that same biotech research field as you and who has more or less the same number of publications as you!

So what's the difference between the two of you that makes you deserve less and he more?

Nothing -- except that in the eyes of NUS/ MOE/ Matrix Master (MM), you are a lowly shitty Sink-a-Poor-人 by birth!

Q: Bigger meaning?

A: Meaning if you -- i.e. my readers from overseas -- don't want to suffer such humiliation and insults, don't come back to Singapore once you have left. You are truly a second-class citizen in your own country, and if previously you had any doubt about this "hunch", NUS has spelt it out in black and white to help you see things clearly in no uncertain terms. What more evidence do you need?

$150 a month is no big deal, especially when you are earning a 5-figure salary. But that's not the crux of the matter, is it? The point that matters is: why do you want to stomach such discrimination in your own country? Why should you? It's not as if you cannot find a job elsewhere where everyone with the same qualification is paid the same wage for the same job!

And do not think for a moment that you are abandoning your own country when you do that. Firstly, you are in effect helping to exert pressure on the Matrix Masters to treat locals fairly, lest more human batteries leave. Secondly, this country has abandoned you first, anyway...

Q: Biggest meaning?

A: Note that NUS has the audacity (or was it "stupidity"?) to state its discriminatory policy openly on its website. But NUS is merely an extension of MOE and takes its cue and instruction from the latter (even though it is supposedly "autonomous")!

So, I leave it to you guys to draw your own conclusion as to what it means in general: how do other ministries and statutory boards and government-linked companies - all of which are "cleverer" than NUS when it comes to publishing their HR policies on the web - pay/treat their employees/customers who are foreigners viz a viz equally-qualified Sink-a-Poor-人?!?

Time to leave!

If you can...

But alas, I can't. Sob!

Neo: Mr. Wizard. Get me the hell out of here.

Sunday, April 22, 2007


早报 2007-04-18
法外也有人情 俄少女获减刑可赶上升学

(当然有人情 - 外国人嘛! 呵呵!)


(她生来命好 (在外国出世,持外国护照,当然是命好)! 换做是本地人, 且别说无法减刑, 首先就会被判至少一年牢以上!果然是同人不同名.明白.明白! )




(当然相信 - 都说了,外国人是人才嘛!至于本地人,那当然是蠢才 - 在自己的国家成了二等公民,居然还鼓掌称好,投票支持.你倒说说看:世上还有那个国家有如此蠢的国民?)



  被告案发时到克拉码头的迪斯科舞厅超级俱乐部(Ministry of Sound)玩乐。当天凌晨2时10分,舞厅的保安总经理和保安员怀疑被告涉及毒品买卖,于是将她扣留。









本电池人当然是没问题. 想几时走,就几时走.天地间任我遨游!

本人深感不解的是: 为何那些没能力移民,没国家愿接受的广大国人,明明就是这些狗屁不通政策的最大受害者,却反而是统治者最忠心的支持者?



又或许,跟犯贱无关 - 或许他们根本不读报,不知此新闻,不管天下事!





哦,一时忘了: 本岛华文水平低落,学校不教这些"高级"水平的"洞洞"!

那就无话可说了. 诸位就慢慢"玩"下去吧.

会越来越精彩哟: 越来就会有越多的精英们离开,而诸位的主子就会越来越引进外国"人才".也就是说,诸位会越来越沦落为二等公民!




Human Battery: 他妈的!


Saturday, April 21, 2007

Make a choice

早报 2007-04-22



Yes, yes, yes, I do know this is an inappropriate time to make the following comment, but I really do wonder: were these two women ardent suppporters of their Matrix Master (MM) in the past, when his well-publicised zero-tolerence for welfarism did not personally affect them?

Was it only moments before the middle aged woman pushed her 80 years old mother down their 13th floor flat (and then jumped down herself), that both of them finally realised that some welfarism is necessary and good?

Or maybe till their last breath, they still thought it was their own bad luck that they had become so poor, and that the State did not owe it to them to give them adequate social welfare benefits, after they had paid taxes throughout their working life?

My point is simply this: If we now read of such news, and we do nothing - when the well-publicised zero-tolerence for welfarism do not personally affect us - who is going to be standing up for us, when we suay suay reach the desperate stage of this pair of mother and daughter one day?

Don't say it will never happen to you or me. Life is unpredictable.

I really cannot understand: how can 66.6% of people think it is ok for a country not to provide adequate social welfare for its people? Then what is the f-ing point of them having to pay taxes via their income, GST, high land price, COE, CPF etc etc?

Not only do I look down on these 66.6% goondus, I think our Matrix Master doesnt think much of his supporters too! Which is why, he is importing more foreigners to replace those who has left - 'cos he thinks those who stayed behind are not good enough!

Let's see 5 years later, what choice is those goondus going to make again!

Rhineheart: The time has come to make a choice, Mr. Anderson. Either you choose to be at your desk on time from this day forth, or you choose to find yourself another job.

Monday, April 16, 2007

He is the one

Videos of his speech entitled
"Singapore Success Story:
A Fairytale by the PAP"
can be found here

"We are reluctant to admit that we owe our liberties to men of a type that today we hate and fear -- unruly men, disturbers of the peace, men who resent and denounce what Whitman called 'the insolence of elected persons' -- in a word, free men" - Gerald W. Johnson

"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." - Mark Twain (Samuel Langhornne Clemens)

A pro-Matrix Master (MM) reader once wondered aloud if I belong to any opposition party.

Relax and sleep easy lah: I don't belong...

I am not a patriot, but a timid human battery.

But one day, when "it costs nothing to be a patriot", I will become one. Haha!

For this reason, I admire The Patriot and his courageous followers. They dare to do what many of us dare not - stand up and be counted:

During the talk, the audience stood up
and held up a piece of yellow card, to
demonstrate their disapproval of the
recent outrageous display of greed .

What about you? Are you a patriot or a timid human battery? :)

Cypher: You like him, don't you? You like watching him.
Trinity: Don't be ridiculous.
Cypher: We're gonna kill him. You understand that?
Trinity: Morpheus believes he is the one.
Cypher: Do you?
Trinity: It doesn't matter what I believe.
Cypher: You don't, do you?


Saturday, April 14, 2007

Define their reality


"The issue which we are most concerned with is the loss of our own people at the very top," said Mr Goh. "These are bright young people,children of very well educated Singaporeans." - Channel NewsAsia, 15 March 07


  • 七十年代,他威迫没受教育的男女节育。

  • 八十年代,他利诱受高教育的女人結婚生子,给她们的孩子优先选校。

  • 九十年代,他驱逐已和本地人结婚的低教育外国男女,离散家庭。


四十年过去了,他由始至终,从没改变想法。 他换汤不换药,他一点都没变!


  • 七十年代,他们甘心断子绝孙。

  • 八十年代,他们为孩子投票出头,但一时之气来得快,去得快。

  • 九十年代,他们助纣为虐,支持现代版的牛郎织女,各分东西。


他心目中的,他政策下的那些精英是非常少数的 - 木头人都说了:“people at the very top”。支持他的绝大多数贱民根本不属于此类人。他们等于是在支持他贬低自己,看轻自己。



而如今,他们的子子孙孙,更因为家庭背景,一出世就招歧视 - 无法享受专为“鼓励”高教育高薪妈妈生产的可观税务回扣,等等等等等政策。








自作贱, 到如此“境界”,简直已到了惹人厌,令人看不起,使人想作呕的地步!





















贱民们,继续受难吧。 自作孽,不可活!




不是吗?像电池人这种双语兼通(嗯,好像还因此而得了个总理书籍奖呢。 呵呵!),能言善辩,思路清晰,说起话来条理分明,掷地有声的人,难道不属于木头人所说的“bright young people"?

如此说来,电池人的下一代,岂不就顺理成章地成了 “children of very well educated Singaporeans"?

政府既然要剥削平民,鱼肉百姓,以便利用高薪以及厚此薄彼的手法来收买我等这类“at the very top”之人的心,而那些贱民们都丝毫不介意,每五年默默地支持。。。。





Your Uncaring Elite Human Battery

P.S. Agent smith can say it better than I. You human batteries asked for it and so deserved it:

Agent Smith: Did you know that the first Matrix was designed to be a perfect human world? Where none suffered, where everyone would be happy. It was a disaster. No one would accept the program. Entire crops were lost.

Some believed we lacked the programming language to describe your perfect world. But I believe that, as a species, human beings define their reality through suffering and misery. The perfect world was a dream that your primitive cerebrum kept trying to wake up from. Which is why the Matrix was redesigned to this: the peak of your civilization.