"If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State." - Joseph Goebbels, propaganda minister of Nazi Germany
"Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play." - Joseph Goebbels
"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it" - Adolf Hitler
Hitler's Nazi government was a master of propaganda, and the PAP must be a great follower, to obfuscate, confuse and paralyze the electorate with fear:
"In politics stupidity is not a handicap." - Napoleon Bonaparte
No, in fact, it can even earn you a GRC seat behind a Senior Minister!
"Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber." - Plato
Politically apathetic? Well, then you deserve the government you choose.
"Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives." - John Stuart Mill
Afraid to rock the boat? Or change the status quo? Even if it means the future of your children and grandchildren are at stake?