The (unintentionally) funniest Singapore-related Facebook page right now is Occupy Singapore. This bunch, with much fanfare, announced that they too, will join the Occupy movement that started with Occupy Wall Street in New York City.
On Saturday, Occupy Raffles Place was to take place under the leadership of these mysterious rebels without a clue. At zero hour, well, zero turned up. There were more journos there than protesters. I suppose the image above predicted the event well: "0 were here".
Photo by The Online Citizen: I love the "What are you looking for" ad in the background.
Later on, it was revealed that the organizers did show up. But they did not identify themselves to anybody, much less the media. Some who showed up for the event blamed the organizers for not coordinating things better. Comments ridiculing the organizers showed up on their Facebook page soon after.
Even the parody Facebook page, Occupy Bishan MRT proclaimed that they had more people in their "occupation" of Bishan station. Their comment on Occupy Singapore's FB page was promptly deleted.
The Occupy Singapore lot has since resorted to posting links to grave injustice and Occupy movements elsewhere, to show they mean business. And maybe to draw attention away from their aborted protest.
There were even self-delusional posts celebrating the courage of those who, er, showed up (whoever they were). Which prompted one guy who showed up to call them a joke.
I think my friend Gwee summed it up best with his take on their slogan:
"We will not remain silent. But we will remain absent."