And no offense, but it sounds like your country sucks! If gaining power isn’t even fun then what’s the point of all that oppression?
Oh because someone(Lee Kuan Yew) already beat the others to the top. He maneuvered to the very top, established himself as Prime Minister(now Senior Minister) and formed a personality cult here, and stuff like that. People incredibly worship him: pour praises on him, attribute all their hard work to him and so on. It's incredible, actually: the machinations and how he controls the entire country.
And also sickening because of how the masses just deceive themselves and keep parroting like some "brain-dead morons". And this guy is amazing. Because the American and many other governments often have no choice but to give in, should the government make demands. Just think about it, forcing someone to go against everything they believe in. And to make things even more hilarious, the government of my country supposedly co-operates with countries like Myanmar, North Korea, Iran and so on. No, I'm not paranoid. I just read the news from various sources every now and then.
Hmmm... I could make a lot of reasons about the oppression but mostly, just think of a much more "democratic" version of "North Korea", where oppression is just another "tool" for the rulers to use, to keep the masses in line. Oh, we're more civilized than that to have concentration camps like the North Koreans, really. But that's for now. Unseeable for the future. And the oppression policy is from the old days of the British: the policy of "divide and conquer" they used to gain control of the people here.
Btw, a tip from me: if your country/state wants to implement IDs and link them to, or treat them like, your Social Security Numbers, and also computerize much of the city/state and link up much of the state's services to this ID, just say NO. If they implement that full-scale, the government will probably have access to your bank details and every other single **** thing on your life, that's been computerized. Just imagine this: a network that will link up your dental records, phone records, fingerprints, driving records, family records, library records, bank records, occupational records, your travelling records, criminal records(if one has any) and possibly even your DNA or even which websites you last visited and many other details, with just a couple of commands. The implications are really even worse should many or most of the states start co-operating and sharing their data. Last I heard a few years ago, I know some American states were already trying parts of this out. Hmmm... I wonder if they continued or aborted that practise.
Did those experiences add to your perceptions and view of this world, of the types of people around you?
I learned that there is a lot of truth to the old cliché "wherever you go, there you are." Wherever my travels have taken me, I have always come back to the realization that although I am biologically a member of the human race, psychologically I am an alien. There is no home for someone like me, no "true" role. I am incapable of believing in or emotionally investing in any of it.
The upside of being on the outside of things is the enhanced vision it brings. I see things with greater clarity. Notice I don't say perfect clarity. There is no such thing.