So, Voreqe's military regime are now going full-swing with their reforms as stipulated in their Farter Charter to indicate to the EU and other aid organisations that they are "doing what's best for Fiji." This in return will allow these aid organisations to loosen their grip on their money and give in to Voreqe's delusional mission of THE FIJIAN UTOPIA, thus making Voreqe's mission a legitimate and noble one!
Well, well, well, I would always say DREAM ON!
Why? Because ALL THESE GRANDIOSE DREAMS OF VOREQE may seem like an altruistic prospect, but as we ALL know, except for Voreqe and his cohorts of course, that all of this mean NOTHING because it was all possible by the barrel of the gun. All this push for reforms and the ones we're seeing now being pushed...the change of naming identities to i-taukei or Fiji Islander or whatever, and the change of school names that have Indian or Fijian in it, will in some magical way bring about the espousing of democratic values, the rule of law and an independent judiciary to our country. They obviously believe that to start with this naming issue will somehow change the MENTALITY of the people and their PERSONALITIES so in due course, we will be NON-CORRUPT or NON-RACIAL, etc. OMG!!!!! WHO IS LIVING IN LA-LA LAND!??
The question to be asked is - What is more important - the labels given or the imperative fact that these i-taukeis or Fiji Islanders display values like moral responsibility, respect for each other, intergrity, etc. and that schools have the resources needed and a curriculum that is rigorous, significant, relevant and challenging enough that would prepare and encourage our children to be THINKERS, INQUIRERS, CARING, REFLECTIVE, RESPONSIBLE CITIZENS etc as they grow up in an unstable nation full of stupid leaders!?
In addition, what we as citizens have to always keep in focus is the big picture or the bigger issues like the OFFICIALISING OF THE MILITARY'S ROLE IN OUR FUTURE GOVERNMENTS. Voreqe is reported to be telling the EU about this National Dialogue Forum, but did he also tell them that whoever comes in has to adhere to his Charter, which is a document in itself that had violated the democratic rights of the people of Fiji. What about the ruling by decrees? All this OUR WAY OR THE HIGHWAY business as recently bestowed on Aiyaz Khaiyum in the form of "seizure of broadcasting licenses." And the most frightening thing about is, like when the defunct ex- President reappointed Voreqe after his rule was declared illegal by Fiji's Appeals Court, is that they have also decreed that NO ONE CAN OPPOSE THEM IN COURT OR ANYWHERE ELSE IN FIJI!
Now, is that a first start to upholding the rule of law and espousing democractic values? No! no! no! Quite the opposite. So to the UN, IMF, World Bank, etc...get the feel of the grassroots people first before you commit to any LIES from this regime. Because what they are doing is like what those Somali pirates have been doing. Hijacking ships in the high seas for ransom money, which they just spend on weapons and BIG SUVs.
HOLDING OUR BELOVED COUNTRY AND ITS DEMOCRATIC VALUES AND RULE OF LAW AT GUNPOINT IS INHUMANE AND BARBARIC! AND IF YOU GIVE THEM MONEY THAT IS NOT GOING TO BE USED FOR THE PREPARATIONS OF A FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS, THEN YOU'RE PARTAKING IN THE DESTRUCTION OF OUR CHILDREN'S FUTURE!