The SAF has stopped the singing of the song “Purple Light”, and AWARE is proud to announce it on their FB page. They say “We were troubled that NSmen were bonding over misogynist lyrics about committing sexual violence against women. So we raised our concerns with MINDEF and SAF.”
Oh yes, stop the song…stop it because Singapore has been raising generations of men who beat their women, rape them, mistreat them, suppress their rights and make them serve us like slaves. Oh no, we’ve never treat our women like princesses, never wanted the best for them and never placed them first in our lives. Surely it must be because of this terrible, terrible song AWARE.
But while you’re at it, why not stop the singing of these other songs also?
1. Eh, ah, oh ah, infantry ah~
(Gibberish, does not promote intelligent thinking)
2. Training to be soldiers
(Promotes violence and fighting)
3. A for Alpha… we love Alpha…
(Simplistic, does not promote creative cognisience)
4. In the early morning march With a fieldback on my back, And an aching in my heart, And my body full of sweat, I’m a long long way from home, And I miss my mama so…
(Soldiers should not be reliant on maternal support)
5. “Left toe, right toe keep up the tempo”
(Trance like tune – may promote cult behaviour)
6. They say that in the army, the sergeant very nice you ask for early book out, they tell you CCB”
7. When i was just a chao recruit, i ask my sergeant, what will i be? Will i be PC? Will i be OC? Guess what he said to me… Balls to you recruit, whatever will be, will be.. Your future i no time to see, drop 20 for me…
(Vulgarity. Promotes abuse of authority)
8. Far Far Away in the South China Sea Yah, I left, A girl With tears in her eyes, I must go where the brave man dies!
(Encourages boys to ditch wives for extra-marital reasons)
9. I ask my girl, To take a Walk, To take a Walk, Down Orchard Road, Bypass Mandarin, To Centrepoint, Where we had lunch, At MacDonalds’
There was one night, There was no light, There was no light, So we used torchlight,
(Promotes pre-marital sex)
And for the record, Purple Light actually has rather moving lyrics. Crudness aside, after marching for 16km and singing these lyrics, I never felt more a soldier.
Purple Light, At the warfront, There is where, My Buddy dies, If I die, would you bury me? With my rifle and my buddy and me….
And when it comes to protecting our women, we will do so even if it means giving up our lives.
Think about that AWARE.
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