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The Orwellian Circus in town Wednesday, November 07, 2007 |

I haven't been blogging much lately. Partly because I've given up. There seems little hope for this country. Just when I thought Qarase was bad and things will get better, Bainimarama and his bunch of thugs seem to be making things worse. There isn't any light visible at the end of the tunnel now and it seems to be getting darker by the day.

The latest conspiracy theory cooked up by the regime is so Orwellian. Animal Farm to be exact. They are so paranoid and self centered, that they've lost grip of reality.

I've always though Teleni was related to pigs and now, there isn't a shadow of doubt.

Do we deserve such a rotten state? Thursday, September 13, 2007 |

I am no political scientist nor am I a sociologist. I can't help thinking though, that the state of our nation is mostly due to us!

I have several theories as to why and they are as follows:

  1. Our low expectations (example our roads).
    • Look at our roads. Nobody in this country, especially the educated and well to do residents of Suva, Nadi and Lautoka seem to be really complaining about our road conditions. I am not talking about the backroads or the roads in the rural areas, I am talking about the pathetic condition of city streets.
    • It's not just the potholes I am talking about. Look at the smoothness of the roads. They have so many sinks, it's unbelievable!
    • Look at the patching of the potholes. All too often they're done late by which time the surrounding patch of sealing is all too week and the stretch of road becomes very weak and new potholes continue to spring everytime it rains even for just an hour.
    • Look at the way patches are applied. Sometimes patches are filled with river gravel! Other times they are at least an each above the normal surface. The end result is a potbump and all too often people are satisfied!

  2. We vote with our hearts not our minds.
    • Does anyone vote because the party or candidate has put up a good manifesto? Of course not. I am sure in this country nobody getting ready to vote ever knows what the party manifesto really is.
    • We vote for Labour or NFP if we're Indians or SDL and other Fijian parties if we're Fijian. Simple!
    • The voting system was contrived by the dimwits (Vakatora and Brij Lal) who ensured votes for their parties by enacting the compulsory voting system! Where's democracy in that?
    • The same political dimwits ensured partisan voting by enacting the electoral system which is race based.
    • Who were these dimwits? People like you and me and without common sense!
  3. We don't think hard enough.
    • We don't really think about things really. We don't think about the consequences of our action.
    • Look at the workers patching the roads. Patching potholes about one inch above the normal surface of the road. Where's the rationale behind that?
    • Infact why blame the pothole patchers when the road engineers responsible don't seem think of the actions of patchers working for them.
  4. We're all very racist.
    • Let's face it, we are all racist! I am, you reading this are and so is your neighbour and perhaps even the dog.
    • I grew up blaming the Fijians and they grew up blaming the Indians? For what? Whatever really! It's all their fault. Us (Kaindia's or Kaicolo's) are not the one's to blame.
    • Blame the previous generation for leaving their racist thoughts with us.
  5. We're not really proud of our achievements.
    • We're not proud of any our achievements. That's because we don't achieve much. Why? Because we're satisfied with mediocre.
    • We hardly even celebrate our independence day?
  6. Our land tenure system.
    • Do the Indigenous Fijians really deserve the 90% of the land reserved for them, when they only make up just over 50% of the population?
    • Does all the Fijian land need to be managed by the NLTB?
    • Can't the indigenous individuals get a piece of the Native Land under their own name? Why does it have to be communally owned?
    • Fijian land remains unproductive because although it belongs to the Fijians, it doesn't really belong to the individuals and families at the grassroots. It thus remains the responsibility for no one and everyone.
  7. Lack of tolerance.
    • We are bunch that can't tolerate. We don't respect anyone's culture and infact we remain indifferent and ignorant of them.
    • Indians and Fijians have lived side by side for several generations now. The remain next to each other but they remain in ignorance.
Much remains unwritten in this post, but I am beginning to think we really are to blame for the state of this nation.

The illegal regime remains because of our inaction. Unless we take things seriously, they will continue to rape this country and it's citizenship for their selfish gains Unless we voice our opinions, they will remain. Unless we respect each other, they will continue to belittle the citizens. Unless we tell our men and women in uniform that the rule of law is above the rule of self righteousness, we will continue to be bullied by them.

The illegal regime remains because the Indians in this country have to stop thinking of revenge. They have to abandon their vote for FLP and stop supporting the criminals in them.

Infact we have to stop race based politics altogether. I'd hope for a few united Indian/Fijian parties contesting the next elections. I hope to see the that race based electorates are done away.

Dictatorship and it's perks... Tuesday, September 11, 2007 |

Rape while you can! That's the motto for illegal regime.

The dictators in power will hopefully have their day in the docks. Preferably after a long Guantanamo style incarceration.

Today Teleni managed to get a pay rise in a matter of days whilst the poor nurses and other public servants will have to wait months and perhaps years for their pay cuts to be reinstated.

I wonder if we as the citizens of this nation deserve such treatment and daylight robbery of our hard earned dollars. Perhaps we do. We do because we sit idly by whilst these criminals continue to rule with impunity.

Nurses aren't slaves to their oath! Friday, August 03, 2007 |

And why in the world would anyone think that the nurses are their first and foremost to serve the sick! That for some reason, their oath comes ahead of their personal needs and those of their families. The nurses are paid to do a job. No pay, no work. Simple. And like with with any other profession, if you don't like the pay for the work you do, you ask for what is rightfully deserved. The nurses are doing just that.

To hell with the sick. The nurses aren't meant to slave over them without being paid adequately. The nurses are providing an essential service alright, but at the end of the day, they too have to feed their families like all of us. Give them what they deserve, keep them happy and we will have much happier patients in this country then otherwise.

Netani Sukanaivalu the Cry Baby! Thursday, August 02, 2007 |

The illegal Education Minister cried like a cry baby in front of the media today! Hurray for the strikers.

The members of the regime need to be made to cry.

Coup sympathisers galore! Wednesday, August 01, 2007 |

It's amazing how many dimwits support the coup. The Your Say section of Fiji Times is full of them.

Take this one for instance from a know Chaudhry boy:

Nikhil Singh of Australia (2 days and 12 hours ago)
I totally agree with the FLP's statement that the preparatory work needs to be done first before the countrycan go through a free and fair election.

Under the Qarase Government Fiji has gone through two general elections that were no doubt questionable. For eg, names missing from electoral rolls, extra ballot papers printed by the elections office. The elections held in 2001 and 2006 cannot be called free and fair.

Fiji has not had a census for 11 years.

I cannot help but agree with the FLP President that the ground work must be done first before holding the next general election. This is the only way Fiji will enjoy true democracy and the not the forced democracy experienced under the SDL Government.

"Forced democracy"? Is there such a thing? An SDL government which the Labour Party was part of? So the Labour Party was part of a "forced democracy"? What an Idiot this boy really is!

Then there's this one:

Dr. Jim Anthony of United States (2 days and 10 hours ago)

This subject is a no brainer.

I said months ago that elections alone do not lead to democracy.

There ought not to be elections until a number of other aspects of a subculture of democracy are in place.

I also feel that a special administrative niche ought to be created for the military--a Ministry of Defence, perhaps. For some time to come, so it seems to me, given Fiji's recent ill fated experiment with what it thought was democracy, the whole situation needs now to be reviewed, re-evaluated and reconfigured. Boundaries, electoral registers and so on ought to be looked at for sure but a number of other no less important areas also need to be examined.

One swallow does not make a summer any more than elections alone make democracy.

A review of the constitution must be done. A determination must be, after proper inquiry, as to what happened with the last elections--what went wrong, how and why? Smart people look at the past so that they might understand the present and preapre for the future.

Patience is important. It takes several ingredients to make a cake. If you tried to make a cake with just flour you are not going to get a very good cake. Making democracy with just elections is not going to make a very good democracy.

Everything he is suggesting to be undertaken before an election, is to be done by the current Illegal Regime. Everything it does not have to mandate to undertake. He is nicely word wanked the obvious. Of course elections alone don't make a democracy. He forgets though, that under the current regime, no one has the voice. The current regime is a dictatorship. The previous government was democratically elected and it governed with a semblance of consensus. Regardless of it's flaws, it guaranteed people the basic freedoms. The courts were means of seeking redress if one didn't like the governments decision.

There are plenty of others on that site who appear a lot less sophisticated with the opinions and these are the retards who really need a reality check.

On a separate note, the Illegal Regime seemed to be showing it's true dictatorial attitude. Today, they detained Taniela Tabu of FICTU and literally physically abused him. All with the blessings of Mahendra Chaudhry, Aiyaz Saiyed Khaiyum, Bernadette Ganilau and their colleagues in the IG. These are the dirty tactics used by them to silence opposition. If actions weren't enough, the attitude of Frank Bainimarama on TV this evening showed how contemptuous a person he really is. Not to mention retarded.

I mean his reason for why the unions are asking for the resignation of Mahendra Chaudhry as the Finance Minister is racial motivation. Does he really think we're stupid? Someone please take this idiot to the hospital and give him his daily dose of sanity drugs.

Tomorrow the FICTU members will go on strike. Good luck to them. Hopefully they will stay the cause and fight for what they deserve.

Last but not least. FICAC today withdrew the case against Abbas Ali and Josaia Rasiga. Media coverage of this issue was scant, but there's much more that needs to be investigate as to why they did that. They've wasted tax payers money and valuable time of the courts. Not to mention the humiliation they've caused to the individuals concerned. I hope they sue...

Nurses strike and the need for dialogue? Thursday, July 26, 2007 |

I haven't written for a while but, I've been rather busy lately. I must admit, at times I've felt that reason and good sense evades most who have been subjects of criticism via this and other blogs. Not to mention the scathing editorials and letters-to-editors in the Fiji Times. Despite all these, the Illegal Regime continues to ignore and continue with it's dictatorial activities in government.

One group though has shown that it can stand up to fight for it's rights regardless of which government or thugs that have the power on the day. Of course I am referring to the nurses (whereas I could have included the members of the FPSA and the FTU, the leadership of these two organisations have completely betrayed them.)

The nurses have shown, that this regime can be overcome. That when faced with what is right, the regime cannot be heavy handed. Threats and intimidation are all it has left but as time goes, even that will disappear. I hope time emboldens the average citizen to take action and react to the thugs in power.

Many though have said that the solution to the nurses issues are in dialogue. Granted, a solution needs to be found and found it will be if all concerned work together. This (working together) seems not have been the case with this crisis. Whereas the FPSA and FTU leadership sold out to their friends in the Illegal Regime, the nurses were left to their plight. The other parties in the CPSU have shown, what hunger for power can do for solidarity. The IG on the other hand decided unilaterally to reduce civil service pay by 5%. Where was consultation and and working together then?

What escapes me, the time it takes for dialogue to start making sense to leaders. I wonder what kind of dialogue it is that takes place every time the leaders concerned meet. This trade dispute had been brewing for months, yet all the dialogue so far hasn't solved anything.

I reckon the nurses should go the distance. If nothing else then at least the nation will wake up to the reality of the future in this country under this regime. Perhaps then we'd be out there in the streets fighting for what is rightfully ours. Our rights to a free and fairly elected government and not one imposed by the gun toting retards in green.

Go you nurses, fight for what is rightfully yours!

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