PM Lee launches coup, steals Pink Dot idea by starting his own Red Dot

Posted on 01 February 2015

A week before coup he was asked if he would be joining Pink Dot 2015.

Photo stolen from here

Photo stolen from here

Photo stolen from here

Photo stolen from here

In what is perhaps the least original rehash of a concept this year, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has participated in a coup by stealing the annual LGBT Pink Dot movement idea of standing on a grass field and forming a circle, by standing on a grass field and forming a circle but of a different colour.

The leader of Singapore organised his own gathering of thousands of individuals and called it Red Dot, in what semi-professional political observers see as a backlash silent moral majority movement for conservative Singaporeans.

Touted as the largest record-breaking gathering of straight Singaporeans, the Red Dot movement was carried out in earnest at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park on Jan. 31, 2015.

Some 3,050 Singaporeans participated with their umbrellas in the air and waving it around like they just don’t care.

One political analyst, He Pi Jiu, said in between sips of beer with his buddies at the coffee shop: “This is a clear sign of provocation. One week before this Red Dot event, PM Lee Hsien Loong was specifically asked during his first-ever Facebook chat on Jan. 24, 2015 if he would be wearing pink to join the Pink Dot movement this year.”

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“Exactly one week later, he forms his own conservative movement by mobilising his own folks. This just shows he had been coveting the idea of forming a circle on a grass patch all along already.”

“Then again, this could very well just be the Singapore government being confident about being able to continue churning out enough superficial SG50 celebration ideas to last till August because everything can be interpreted as a celebration these days when you’re getting desperate.”

 

SG50 is a multi-ministry effort:

S’pore govt confident they can churn out enough superficial SG50 celebration ideas to last till Aug

 

 

 

 

 





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    *sips of beer

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