Ema Tagicakibau commented yesterday on Radio Australia Pacific Beat and joined the bandwagon of VB Haters Club.
On a talk about the alarm in the rise of arms in the Pacific and their role in government shake ups, she remarked that Fiji stood out different in that the legitimate carriers of the arms were using it oppress people.
The only oppression I see is us being denied a fair trade and role in PACER, Unfair Travel advisories and constant unrelenting criticism from all quarters and the conscious decision to deny us an active role in trade and business and worse, discouraging others who can and want to help to withdraw their services.
Doesn’t anybody realise that the 2006 takeover made more sense than any of the previous ones? It does not ride on the back of power hungry crazed nationalists and Racism. And yet the previous two gained more restorative favour than 2006.
It seems that we will only gain favour if we ticked the boxes and dotted our “i”s in a given time frame as if we were doing a time and motion exercise on some game show.
Forging our way forward and addressing critical issues of change should be dealt at its own pace ironing out the kinks and setting the platform for true participatory governance. And in this journey we can do with real friends and true patriots.