Righteous Coups

JGfj16-0620061127I have always had the view that in the Fiji context it would have to take a “righteous coup” to undo the wrongs of the coups of 1987 and 2000.

Contrary to what most politicians and academics believe, it would take decades and possibly a bloody civil war before any of the changes to Fiji’s cultural and political landscape can be effected.

The 1997 Constitution entrenched racist policies, empowering the few and neglecting the rights of the many. It was not a blueprint for nationhood.

Trying to bring about radical political, social and cultural shifts within the framework of a flawed constitution was always going to be like fornicating for virginity.

From Topasi


6 responses to “Righteous Coups

  1. Voreqe will one day be seen as a hero. Finally some real change is happening in Viti. We don’t agree with the method. When is a coup ever ok? When is violence ever ok? But the violence being perpetrated by the SDL and their ethnonationalist followers was much worse!

  2. @ Niu – well said. Vinaka.

  3. “A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the quality of his actions and the integrity of his intent. In the end, leaders are much like eagles…they don’t flock, you find them one at a time”

  4. vinaka niu, o iko na gone vuku. keep it up.

  5. Dou kubuta vakaukauawa ka dramica ga vakaukauwa nai cici nei Voreqe,dou dui caita a jinamu dou.

  6. jim, mai vei au o jinamu… o iko kaci tata vei au ,caiti tamamu….

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