Singapore is a multicultural country. The Chinese are the majority ethnicity. I think there are around 70% Chinese. I’m now pulling numbers out of thin air, but there are more Malays than Indians. Let’s just say there are 20% Malays and 10% Indians. In reality, it doesn’t really matter. During my stay in Singapore there were days on which I barely saw anyone who was not either Chinese or white. Of course, the races don’t really mix in Singapore either. There also isn’t any kind of societal pressure, like in the West, to have a token friend from an ethnic minority to show how “progressive” you are and to prove that you’re not a Nazi.
You may wonder if the Malays, who are Muslim, cause much trouble. Perhaps surprisingly, they don’t. While in the West we have Arab gangs that are responsible for countless crimes and occasionally steer a truck of tolerance into a group of infidels, life in Singapore is generally peaceful. Arguably a big difference is that there is no welfare state, so if you don’t work, you’ll starve. I’d say that being poor genuinely sucks in Singapore, while in a country like Germany a family from the parasitic underclass, regardless of race, can easily make more money than a doctor or an engineer — a real one, not those promised “doctors and engineers” masquerading as goat herders from the Middle East and Africa that have been pouring into Europe from. Yes, welfare payments are extremely lavish in a country like Germany. The more kids you have, the bigger your monthly cheque, and the bigger your free apartment. The money just comes in, often with no questions asked. Of course, as the saying goes, the devil finds work for idle hands, so in the West, our ethnic minorities cause trouble, while in Singapore they have to be productive members of society.
It’s not the case that I have an issue with people from different races or with different beliefs. I live and breathe multiculturalism, and to prove that I can’t be a “rayciss”, I’ll happily point to my girlfriend who is from a different ethnicity. I was very happy to mingle with the Chinese in Singapore. I met so many smart Chinese men that I lost count. I’ve also spoken to one very smart Indian guy at a Meetup. I only had the chance to interact with one Malay, and sadly a pretty dull person. He’s an acquaintance of my girlfriend whom she keeps in touch with due to a mixture of pity and social obligation. Anyway, the point is that I have almost exclusively interacted with ethnic Chinese, which is why I can’t say much about the other races. If anything, you don’t have gangs of ethnic minority youths loitering around and accosting passers-by. There are hefty fines for loitering, so that, in combination with the necessity of making a living, seems to lead to people behaving better in general.
In Singapore, race realism is the norm. While it is lamented that Malays perform poorly in school, which of course nobody can explain because they pretend that IQ is just a social construct and not hereditary and the culture of the Malays, which, er, deemphasizes academic achievement, presumably has nothing to do with their poor educational attainment either. In Singapore, it is certainly lamented that the Malays aren’t doing so well, but people and institutions alike don’t really go out of their way to give them a leg up. If there is affirmative action for Malays, it’s most certainly a non-issue. The Chinese master race most certainly does not self-flagellate itself just because there are ethnic minorities who can’t seem to get a proper hold on high school mathematics. Things are just the way they are. There are a few members of minority races in positions of power, but because they didn’t get there by having gotten the bar lowered for them, there are no widespread resentments towards them. Meanwhile, in the US we have people like the Obamas who were basically carried into the White House. (If you want to lose hope in Western society, try reading the first few pages of Michelle LaVaughn Robinson’s Bachelor’s thesis, submitted at Princeton. It makes you want to gouge your eyes out.)
On a side note, while Singapore-Malays have to serve in the army, they are not allowed to pilot fighter jets. The reason is that the government does not want that Singapore-Malays have their loyalty tested in case there is ever a war between Singapore and Malaysia. This is a perfectly plausible argument. If something like this happened in the West, we’d have an army of Soros-financed protesters shouting “dat’s rayciss!” who would be featured prominently in mass media. Consequently, for instance, Arab clans managed to infiltrate the German police force and sometimes a planned raid goes nowhere because an insider just happened to tip off members of his clan. What sounds like a travesty has become reality in the West.
Returning to the topic of the Chinese master race, I was surprised of and very happy about how frank many Chinese are. Just as an anecdote, I briefly spoke to a very well-educated guy who, upon hearing that I’m from Europe, immediately switched the topic and said that he thinks that Angela Merkel is “clinically insane” for letting in poorly educated people from the Middle East. He was better informed about European politics than your average white cuck. For instance, he correctly referred to the European Union as a de facto transfer union. This is a correct assessment as Germany is, for instance, financing the sloth of Greece, Spain, Italy, Portugal and France. Yet, the contractual basis of the European Union, the original Maastricht Treaty, explicitly ruled out bailouts. It is still common parlance in politics and mass media that the European Union does not constitute a transfer union. There are arguably issues Singaporean consider as touchy, but that does not change my impression that I met a lot of no-bullshit types who cut right to the chase. Yes, they also discuss problems associated with their ethnic minorities openly. It was really refreshing.
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And, regarding the E.U., let’s not forget: The politicians sent there by the countries are all obscure and insane characters, to begin with:
Jean Claude Juncker (alcoholic)
Martin Schulz (alcoholic)