Another View of the Pyramid by Omar Zaid
Excerpt from Refuge From the Damned
A lack of the soul-satisfying qualities of equanimity permeates the post modern world of consumers, materialists and downtrodden unfortunates who toil under the tread of the former. The harmful results to all are not only psychological, but also biological.
Singapore’s “Benevolent Dictatorship” [i]under the auspice of its ‘Pyramid Club’ has approached egalitarian reform with a near-inquisitional censorship that abides well with Wall and Fleet Street aspirations; not to mention Washington DC,[ii] the City of London[iii] and Vatican City;[iv], —in addition to parallels found in Macau’s, Hong Kong’s and Tokyo’s regional interests. The attractive cosmetics that paint Singapore’s politeness with sanitized Orwellian repression permit little room for Laozi’s ‘spontaneity’ or the independent ‘struggle’ of the individual as endorsed by his prized pupil. In other words, Singapore’s success is antithetical to the divine organics that govern human nature, which are naturally introspective and ecologically oriented as per Mr. Boff and Aniceto. Indeed, the reigning Lee-worthy dynasts have constructed an impressive Cosmo-polity that is most suitable for humanoid ‘existence’ in the service of putative ‘cross-cultural’ success ala Kabalism’s Freemasonry. Nonetheless, these unsatisfied souls are not reproducing despite the Island State’s purported progress as a prototypical pilot-project under the cult’s auspice.
- Singapore’s economy is booming, with growth forecast at about 9% this year. It does have problems, however, with divorce and unemployment on the rise. Singapore’s birth rate dropped last year to 1.26 babies per woman of childbearing age, a record low [2.2 /woman are needed just to maintain a population… Singapore’s birthrate dropped to 1.2 as of 2009]. That compares with a rate of 5.8 in the 1960s. The number of childless couples, meanwhile, has tripled during the past 24 years.
– BBC News, Aug 23, 2004
- “..What we need is a more conducive environment for people to reproduce, which includes managing stress levels in society (a problem ironically brought about partly by the aggressive pro-foreigner policy), keeping the cost of living from ballooning, and providing comprehensive social nets for families struggling to balance career and child-raising, as well as for single parents who have bravely taken the responsibility for their own choices…”
Ang Po, 18 June 2009, Singapore News
- If after 41 years, we have arrived at a situation where it becomes too expensive to have even one child, then we need to question our priorities in life and the way we organize ourselves. Is our national education system any good at all in producing better prospects for its citizens when it doesn’t allow them to earn enough to even start a one child family? What do we mean by a better life? Is a double-income couple a desirable development for the long term? Are the pressures on performance at work putting undue pressure that inhibits procreation, in spite of the government’s best effort and generous incentives?
Tan Kim Lian, The Online Citizen, Dec, 2010
- In its singular pursuit of material gain, the PAP Government has neglected all these intangibles, and now they are coming back to haunt us.
Ng E-Jay, 21 Aug 2008, Singaporean Correspondent
Japan has also suffered a greater than 20% drop in birth rates these past 10 years, and now stands at an unsustainable 1.29 / woman. Japan’s current population of 128 million is expected to drop to 100 million by 2050. S. Korea is fairing even worse at 1.15 / woman. Therefore, perhaps something within Far Eastern national constitutions is falling vitally wide of the mark when women deny natural instincts in pursuit of post-Modernist illusions? — And this in spite of Gnosticism’s Magi poking ‘Doll-House’ phalluses into resistant heavens.
Although the grandmasters of Singapore’s social engineering experiment knew that ‘Lionized Mermen’ and humanist icons arrest man’s ambitions in favor of the compliant servitude that conformism marshals towards the ranks of blind obedience—which is surely a misdirection of loyalty born of free will—they truly did not realize how deep their meddling interferes with divinely pre-ordained human physiology. As established above, this remarkable clinical achievement is neither the native desire of their revered ancestors and Masters of wisdom nor that of common stock human resources under traditional ASEAN purviews. Something is missing in the communal stew of this post-modernist melting pot as well as in Japan’s and S. Korea’s rather insular “alternative modernities.” But—Are they really alternative?
The Anglo-Euro-American centrism that gave Singapore its Rafflelian legacy has little to do with this cultural initiative epistemologically, except as examples of what should be avoided. Occidental constructs and traditional governance have proven fallacious and inhumane in their grande prosecutions of hegemony and unilateral approaches to cosmopolitan pluralism. Indeed, their systems fail as they resort to exoteric fascist control mechanisms that announce the end of esoteric experiments; something initiates and a few scholars know very well. Uncle Sam and the Papist Knights of whatever un-holy grail NATO’s synergists defend hold precious little egalitarian concern for Thailand’s rice farmers, Bandung’s need for urban renewal, or S. Korea’s quest for the lebensraum afforded by regional alliances or student demands for meaningful work. Nevertheless, the interpellation of the White Man’s Burden continues to percolate throughout the region out of deference to the bombs they’ve been dropping on non-whites for centuries; which is why the US Secretary of State makes red carpet Capital rounds from time to time, in case they forget the portable-crematorium experiments of Hiroshima and Nagasaki that effectively declared the Dresden method obsolete. — Ah … Modern Science!
Nevertheless, I propose an epistemological search and rescue mission for the missing components that will heal the wombs and honor of patriarchs and matriarchs of Asia’s indigenous cultures and religions, both living and dead. The immediate questions are how, why and who, and the only congruent response is to take the Master’s advice and let it happen organically and with equanimity. In other words, the success of this effort resides with the will of heaven and its reflection here on earth. Hence, let the respondents decide in synchronous concert as an act of destiny, or remain silent for the same reason.
In this regard however, ‘Third’ or ‘Developing’ World epigrams and metaphors have no place in the renaissance of ASEAN’s cultural dignity and epistemological uniqueness. This task has everything to do with the particular self-knowledge that refuses to identify with attributions of ‘otherness’. ‘Differentness’ is acceptable however. Hence, I propose to underscore the macrobiotic self-realizing struggle the Master says is required for the perfection of one’s purpose, as this is required not only for the individual but also for community, culture, nation and region—even if it is not possible—as the pursuit of knowledge is indeed cosmopolitan and transnational. Therefore, the communitarian approach required is transnational cooperation rather than unilateral impositions of foreign values, especially when the latter are unethical, demeaning and epistemologically non-beneficial.
Struggling under an ascribed identity that purposely debases one’s soul with alien characteristics is hardly conducive for the success of equanimity. Nay, this causes naught but contraction and sterility of purpose and genus. I also propose a retro-active undertaking that requires inter-departmental, inter-institutional and inter-regional if not international collaborations of a near encyclopedic scope.
- There is an emerging trend in Malaysia amongst business men who kow-tow to the Zionist-Anglo-American war cabal and to spread the unfounded fear that opposing the Imperialist agenda is detrimental to the interests of Malaysia. [They] should be exposed as compradors and collaborators and confronted at every turn… They are also traitors to the Ummah and must be treated as such.
Matthias Chang, Brainwashed for War, Programmed to Kill
Thinkers Library, KL, Malaysia, 2005, p. 299.
- The defacto role of the US armed forces will be to keep the world safe for our economy and open to our cultural assault.
Major Ralph Peters, US Army
- The British are the ultimate mind controllers and High Priests of War. [i]
Spies & Assassins
“The hand of the military must not be tied by any silly prejudices in the minds of the general public. War is the end of the law. In the last analysis, any device is justifiable if it enables us to protect ourselves from defeat. The key to creating a good spy or assassin rests in splitting a man’s personality, or creating a multi-personality with the aid of hypnotism [schizophrenic]. This is not science fiction. This has and is being done. I have done it.”
CIA Briefing, 1968, by Dr. G.A. Estabrooks [ii]
 Each has its own flag, articles of incorporation, police force, and Mayor
Singapore hypocrisy: hang the drug couriers while investing with the drug barons
Elizabeth Krantz – 8 December 2005, Australian News Commentary
The net effect of the Singapore government’s barbaric hanging of drug courier Van Nguyen will be to increase profits for the government’s trading partner, Burmese drug lord Lo Hsing Han. While the high-profile execution will no doubt reduce the supply of heroin somewhat, the inelastic demand by addicts will just increase the margin to the wholesaler, Lo.
Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his authoritarian government display extreme hypocrisy in executing dozens of drug couriers while at the same time going into business ventures with drug trafficker Lo. The former US Assistant of State for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, declared in 1997, “Since 1988 over half of the $US1 billion investments from Singapore have been tied to the family of narco-trafficker Lo Hsing Han”.
The Singapore government, in cooperation with Morgan Guaranty Trust Company, is directly connected to key business ventures of drug kingpin Lo through an investment group called the Myanmar Fund. The fund, which provides investors “with long term capital appreciation from direct or indirect investments in Myanmar (Burma),” is registered as a tax-free fund in Jersey, Channel Islands, according to documents provided to the Irish Stock Exchange.
Singapore’s largest government-controlled financial institution – the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) – is listed in the documents along with Morgan Guaranty Trust Bank (a J.P. Morgan subsidiary separate from the Trust Company) as a core shareholder in the Myanmar Fund. A September 1996 GIC business profile from the Registry of Companies and Businesses in Singapore shows that high-level Singaporean politicians were officers and directors of the GIC, including senior minister Lee Kuan Yew; his son, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong; and finance minister Dr Richard Hu. As a core shareholder, the GIC helps determine how the fund’s money is invested in Burma.
Singapore’s economic linkage with Burma is one of the most vital factors for the survival of Burma’s military regime,” says Professor Mya Maung, a Burmese economist based in Boston. This link, he continues, is also central to “the expansion of the heroin trade.” Singapore has achieved the distinction of being the Burmese junta’s number one business partner -both largest trading partner and largest foreign investor. More than half these investments, totaling upwards of US$1.3 billion, are in partnership with Burma’s infamous heroin kingpin Lo Hsing Han, who now controls a substantial portion of the world’s opium trade. The close political, economic, and military relationship between the two countries facilitates the weaving of millions of narco-dollars into the legitimate world economy.
The Burmese military dictatorship- known by the acronym SLORC for State Law and Order Restoration Council until it changed its name to the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) in 1997-depends on the resources of Burma’s drug barons for its financial survival. Since it seized power in 1988, opium production has doubled, equaling all legal exports and making the country the world’s biggest heroin supplier. With 50 percent of the economy unaccounted for, drug traffickers, businessmen and government officials are able to integrate spectacular profits throughout Burma’s permanent economy.
Both the Burmese generals and drug lords have been able to take advantage of Singapore’s liberal banking laws and money laundering opportunities. In 1991, for example, the SLORC laundered US$400 million through a Singapore bank which it used as a down payment for Chinese arms. With no laws to prevent money laundering, Singapore is widely reported to be a financial haven for Burma’s elite, including its two most notorious traffickers, Lo Hsing Han and Khun Sa (also known by his Chinese name Chang Qifu).
Lo Hsing Han is chairman of Burma’s biggest conglomerate, Asia World, founded in 1992. His son, Steven Law, is managing director and also runs three companies in Singapore which are “overseas branches” of Asia World. Although Singapore is proud of its mandatory death penalty for small-time narcotics smugglers and heroin addicts, both father and son travel freely in and out of the friendly (to them) island-nation.
In 1996, when Law married his Singaporean business partner in a lavish, well-publicized Rangoon wedding, guests from Singapore were flown in on two chartered planes. According to a high-level US government official familiar with the situation, Law’s wife Cecilia Ng operates an underground banking system, and “is a contact for people in Burma to get their drug money into Singapore, because she has a connection to the government.” According to the official, Ng spends half her time in Rangoon, half in Singapore; when in Rangoon, she is headquartered at Asia Lite, a subsidiary of Asia World.
The husband-wife teams are also the sole officers and shareholders of Asia World subsidiary, Kokang Singapore Pte Ltd. Founded in Singapore in 1993 with $4.6 million, the company “engages in general trading activities in goods/products of all kinds/descriptions.
The Burmese junta’s control of its impoverished population through crude methods such as torture, forced labor, and mass killings leaves it open to international condemnation. In contrast, Singapore takes a more sophisticated approach to repression, both at home and abroad. While the island-nations citizens have material benefits and the appearance of rule of law, they live in fear of an Orwellian government that closely monitors every aspect of their lives. The ruling party often sues those who dare to oppose it on trumped up defamation charges, forcing many into bankruptcy or exile.
Author’s Note: JP Morgan is part of the Rothschild Consortium, and opium trafficking by Raffles et alia (East India Co.) is old news that everyone conveniently sets aside. The Raffles Group has just built the Raffles Hotel in Dubai, another Pyramid in honor of Pharaoh and ancient Egyptian magic, a Freemasonic and Illuminati specialty.
[ii] Not being part of any U.S. state, Washington, D.C.’s government operates under authority derived from the U.S. federal government. The city (generally referred to as the District of Columbia) is run by an elected mayor and a city council.
[iii]England is in fact a financial oligarchy run by the “British Crown” which refers to the “City of London,” not the Queen. The City is run by the Bank of England, a “private” corporation. The City is a sovereign state located in the heart of greater London. Considered the “Vatican of the financial world,” the City is not subject to British law.
- “When we speak of ‘The City’ we are in fact referring to a privately owned Corporation – or Sovereign State – occupying an irregular rectangle of 677 acres and located right in the heart of the 610 square mile ‘Greater London’ area. The population of ‘The City’ is listed at just over four thousand, whereas the population of ‘Greater London’ (32 boroughs) is approximately seven and a half million.”
- The “City of London” was created after the invasion of William of Orange, who acted on behalf of the disbanded Knights Templar. This is why the Templar Shield is at the center of the city’s crest. The descendants of the Templars organized Freemasonry with the Rosicrucians and, later, the Illuminati [perhaps Jesuits] *at the head.
- * “Freemasonry, professing mysteries, instantly roused all these people, and the Lodges appeared to the adventurers who wanted to profit by the enthusiasm or the avarice of their dupes, the fittest places in the world for the scene of their operations. The Rosycrucians were the first who availed themselves of the opportunity…a set of Alchymists. Pretenders to the transmutation of metals and the universal medicine, who, the better to inveigle their votaries, had mixed with their own tricks a good deal of the absurd superstitions of that sect, in order to give a greater air of mystery to the whole…These cheats…persuaded their pupils that they were the only true masons. Rosycrucian Lodges were soon established and became numerous, because their mysteries were addressed…to the curiosity, the sensuality, and the avarice of men. They became a very formidable band, adopting the constitution of the Jesuits, dividing the Fraternity into circles, each under the management of its own Superior, known to the President, but unknown to the individuals of the Lodges. These Superiors were connected to each other in a way known only to themselves, and the whole was under one General… All of them received their institution from England and had patents from a Mother Lodge in London. All seem to have got the mystery through the same channel, the banished friends of the Stuart Family. Many of these were Catholics, and entered into the service of Austria and the Catholic Princes.”
Proofs of a Conspiracy; J. Robison, (1798), Pub. 2008, BiblioBazaar
[iv] The Vatican City State has its own citizenship, diplomatic corps, flag, and postage stamps. With a population of less than 1,000, it is by far the smallest sovereign country in the world.
Lolla’s Secret Supper: A secret dining club in Singapore
Tue Mar 29 0:34am By Elaine Ee-Meyers
Accept an invitation to Lolla’s Secret Supper and you’ll come away with a belly full of food, great conversation and a peek into some secret bits of Singapore.
I shouldn’t be writing this story. Because it’s about a well-kept secret. That really should remain so.
Lolla’s Secret Supper has recently emerged new and fresh in the Singapore dining scene. It’s a guerilla-style private dinner event, held in a secret location disclosed to guests only a few days before the dinner with a secret chef preparing a secret menu.
So when I was given the opportunity to attend the event I had to give it a go.
Organized by passionate food and wine devotees Pang Hian Tee and Carolyn Kan, these suppers sell out shortly after they are made known to a select group of friends and followers — mainly through Facebook, email and flyers distributed at Pang’s wine business, Lollapalooza.
The dinner I attended was the fourth installment, and previous dinners saw guests being treated to a 12-course Spanish tapas meal by chef Heather Barrie of Fine Palate (52 Monk’s Hill Terrace, tel +65 6463 1671) and chocolate truffle desserts by Truffs’ (79a Telok Ayer Street, tel +65 9088 2736) chocolatier Teng Ei Liang in a private kitchen or someone’s private residence.
Therefore it was with some anticipation that I read the invitation to dinner:
“We’ll have two secret chefs for this supper. And we think we may have outdone ourselves with this rather charming secret venue! The evening promises to be a throwback to interesting times.”
The email I received some days later revealed the location, a gorgeous black-and-white bungalow that was in fact the hallowed halls of Singapore’s most private of private clubs, The Pyramid Club.
Inside a secret club
The Pyramid Club, one of Lolla’s Secret Supper’s secret locations.Google The Pyramid Club and you won’t find much about it. There is certainly no number to call, no department in charge, no link to a website. Its members are thought to number a few hundred today and comprise the upper echelons of Singapore’s government, military, industry and society, though don’t bother hunting for names because none will be found.
So it was a privilege to count among one of the dinner guests, a gentleman (who shall remain unnamed) who had grown up in that house and who spoke to us about some of its history and his experiences there.
“I often watched the Lee children [of MM Lee Kuan Yew] swim while I was being tutored by my Chinese tutor,” he reminisced. “There were lots of parties here too.”
The Pyramid Club was a private club founded in the 1960s by political elites such as the late Goh Keng Swee (former deputy prime minister) and MM Lee Kuan Yew, as a place where they could gather openly, away from the glare of the public and their political opponents.
It became the setting for key political discussions, private get-togethers and a place where their wives could meet and children could play. It continues to be that. In fact, just earlier in the day, the wife of a cabinet minister was there for her tai chi class.
With this intriguing information swirling around our heads we were presented with our feast for the evening, a communal Malay meal called nasi ambeng.
A feast fit for a king
Time to get your hands dirty.Pang explained that this meal was thought to be Javanese in origins, and migrated to Johore and Singapore.
Customarily eaten at special celebrations, this meal was served to us the traditional way — with assortment of dishes, such as beef rendang, sambal goreng, ikan and ayam goreng, sambal sotong and bagedel, piled on a mound of rice and laid on a large round platter.
Preparing the meal were husband and wife team Kamisah and Mokthar, cooks well skilled in this specific culinary tradition.
Seated by the poolside (the very same pool where the Lee children swam), we were grouped four to a platter and asked to eat with our fingers, the old fashioned way.
A banana leaf initially separated the dishes from the rice, which we had to slide out to allow the tasty sauces to soak into the rice.
That done, most of the guests dived into their platters gamely, doing their best to press bits of food and rice into balls and bring them into their mouths still looking somewhat elegant.
Traditionally one is supposed to leave a good amount of food on the platter, which is then taken home for one’s family to share. But as fingers wiped-up platters, and food was rapidly cleared, this was one tradition that we were clearly going to dispense with.
Satiated and needless to say quite full, we sat back and finished our glasses of New Zealand Mount Difficulty Reisling, a light, slightly fruity wine that nicely paired with the spicy meal.
“But the main course,” Carolyn then said, “is dessert.”
Sweet secret endings
Nasi Ambeng: A traditional meal normally eaten on celebratory and festive occasions. And she meant it. Four glorious desserts prepared by Charles Quek of Classic Cakes (41 Sunset Way, +65 6762 8019) graced the center of our banquet table: lemon curd and caramel cake, vanilla mille crêpes, chocolate brownie with sea salt and profiteroles.
Each dessert was absolutely exquisite, a perfect balance of flavours and textures; accompanied by a deliciously sweet dessert wine, the Austrian Tshida Samling 88.
By this stage of the proceedings, some of the mystique of our venue’s secret history gave way to relaxed, lively conversation that was now flowing freely as guests became more acquainted.
The question does remain, how long can Lolla’s Secret Suppers keep going? The nature of a guerrilla events is that they can’t work beyond a certain size or popularity or they become mainstream.
“About 20-30 people is the maximum,” says Pang. “Tonight’s dinner [about 30] is the largest we’ve had so far.”
So don’t spread the word too far; we don’t want too many people knowing about these secret suppers. Like I said, I really shouldn’t be writing this story.
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