Yeah, Singapore is a beautiful place, I went there earlier in the year and my basis for comparison is New Zealand. They aren't really a 'democracy' but the country runs like clockwork and puts the West to shame.
Excellent post. I agree with everything you said except for the bit where you say that drugs don't solve problems. If I hadn't had access to LSD and cannabis when I needed them, I would probably still be a depressed anxiety-ridden shut in relying on prescription drugs.
So, because the situation is now hopelessly fscked up and it's almost impossible to establish cause and effect for all the minor incidents that occur, we should all forget that Palestine was invaded, occupied and settled?