Was going to write a piece on the amazing Lee Kuan Yew, the man who transformed Singapore from a malarial swamp into a technologically advanced First World nation. He achieved this despite being surrounded by a sea of Muslims and with a large Muslim minority within his own national boundaries. And he made little secret of his contempt for the Religion Of Peace and its adherents. He was also a total realist when it came to race, feminism and multiculturalism and not afraid to call, if I may use the metaphor, a spade a spade. So rather than write about them let the great man's words speak for themselves.
I started off believing all men were equal. I now know that's the most unlikely thing ever to have been, because millions of years have passed over evolution, people have scattered across the face of this earth, been isolated from each other, developed independently, had different intermixtures between races, peoples, climates, soils... I didn't start off with that knowledge. But by observation, reading, watching, arguing, asking, and then bullying my way to the top, that is the conclusion I've come to.
The Bell curve is a fact of life. The blacks on average score 85 per cent on IQ and it is accurate, nothing to do with culture. The whites score on average 100. Asians score more … the Bell curve authors put it at least 10 points higher. [He's wrong here, it's about 3% and that applies only to North-East Asians] These are realities that, if you do not accept, will lead to frustration because you will be spending money on wrong assumptions and the results cannot follow.
And now in America itself after 30 years of experimenting with the Great Society programmes, there is widespread crime and violence, children kill each other with guns, neigbourhoods are insecure, old people feel forgotten, families are falling apart. And the media attacks the integrity and character of your leaders with impunity, drags down all those in authority and blames everyone but itself. The key question is: “do you make the Hispanics Anglo-Saxons in culture or do they make you more Latin American in culture?”
Multiculturalism will destroy America.
How does the Malay [Malay = synonym for Muslim] in the kampong find his way out into this modernised civil society? By becoming servants of the 0.3 per cent who would have the money to hire them to clean their shoe, open their motorcar doors?
From WikiLeaks website: MM Lee responded that orthodox Islam was a powerful force capable of recruiting volunteers for terroristgroups. He noted Singapore's experience in 2001 and 2002 in dealing with Jemaah Islamiyah's terrorist plots in Singapore and characterized Islam as a "venomous religion." The problem of Islamic terrorism would not be easily extirpated, observed MM Lee.
Other communities have easier integration – friends, inter-marriages and so on – than Muslims... I could say, today, we can integrate all religions and races, except Islam. If, for instance, you put in a Malay officer who's very religious and who has family ties in Malaysia in charge of a machine gun unit, that's a very tricky business.
If you don't include your own women graduates in the breeding pool and leave them on the shelf, you would end up a more stupid society... So what happens? There will be less bright people to support dumb people in the next generation.
Equal employment opportunities, yes, but we shouldn't get our women into jobs where they cannot, at the same time, be mothers...our most valuable asset is in the ability of our people, yet we are frittering away this asset through the unintended consequences of changes in our education policy and equal opportunities for women. This has affected their traditional role … as mothers, the creators and protectors of the next generation. Had the mix in Singapore been different, had it been 75% Indians, 15% Malays and the rest Chinese, it [the Singapore success story] would not have worked.