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S’poreans less smug about having vacationed in US before following Trump win

Posted on 11 November 2016

Trump victory reveals Land Of The Free quite wretched all along.


Singaporeans from some walks of life, who like to travel because they believe it makes them more cosmopolitan, are more shy in revealing they have vacationed in the United States before.

This after Donald Trump’s election victory to become the president of United States revealed that the supposed Land Of The Free is, in fact, somewhat backward and bogged down by economic inequality, as well as being filled with repressed feelings of white supremacy all along.

One Singaporean, Jiak Hong, said: “In the past, I would start off by telling people I have travelled to Australia and Europe and going down the list of countries I’ve visited, before pausing for effect, and relating my experiences vacationing in the US, as if it was a big deal.”

“Now when I look at it, it is hard to feel proud about the fact I spent several weeks in a country filled with angry white people who were holding it in all along as they had it terrible the past decade fighting low economic growth and an utter lack of opportunity.”

Other locals said visiting the US used to be a prized narrative that they would share when they attended family gatherings and other events their colleagues and peers would show up at.

Another Singaporean, Jin Pai Seh, said: “Now, on hindsight, telling people you’ve been to the US is like saying you survived Hell Week or boot camp or something.”

“It’s a place where people there didn’t want you visiting in the first place.”

“Still a badge of honour, nonetheless, but you might as well say you’ve been to Afghanistan for vacation.”

“At least the problems in that country are not a result of their own people’s fault.”







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  • Captain

    Actually it’s precisely because US citizens are free to exercise their democratic rights that someone like Trump could get elected on a platform that openly peddled fear mongering, xenophobia and racism. That’s the unsavory side of the double edged sword we know as democracy.

    Regardless, democracy is still a better system than a dictatorship, monarchy or a theocracy any day of the week. At least in a democracy you get the choice to doom yourself; in other systems that choice isn’t even yours to make…

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