Monday, May 07, 2007

Illegal BRG v Illegal IG

Can someone please explain to me why the illegal Tourim Minister Bernadett Rounds Ganilau appears increasingly to be challenging the decisions of the her illegal colleagues?

Over the past couple of weeks, the media have been reporting all kinds of comments by Bernadett, as she criticised the illegal Minister for Finance on how silly his tax policies were, especially those invloving tourism and on on how the future of agriculture (cane mainly) is a lost cause and on how the policies of her King will eventually run this country to the ground.

But I'm confused and I think the people of Fiji are getting confused too.

Bernadett is not the opposition to Government, no matter how much she may regret her decision to seek King Bai's patronage following 5/12.

This Fairy Queen cannot buy our support by throwing some scraps our way.

The people of Fiji will always remember that when it came to the crunch, Bernadett Rounds Ganilau accepted her illegal appointment with complete disregard for the manner in which the position became vacant.

She accepted her appointment with complete disregard for the hundreds of thousands of people that had voted for another government just a few months before the illegal and unjustified take-over of 5/12.

She accepted her appointment with complete disregard for the continuing censorship of human rights by the military without so much as a decent explanation.

She accepted her appointment with complete disregard for the principals of democracy and freedom which are being reshaped and moulded to suit the self-serving needs of the coup-plotters (shadowy figures) and coup makers (not so shadowy figures).

Whether Bernadett Ganilau was influenced to join the illlegal regime under some misguided need to serve her people or whether it was her self-serving need to regain some of the lost respect that the "Ganilau" name used to enjoy before it was completed tarnished by Epeli Ganilau, it matters not.

At the end of the day, what she did was illegal and she will never be the people's champion no matter how hard she tries.

Bernadett must know by now, it is not why she accepted the post that matters to the people of Fiji. Its how she got there.

Tis not the destination but the journey that truly matters.

At the end of day, Bernadett Ganilau will always be remembered by the peple of Fiji as supporter of an illegal regime.

Her short-lived political carreer is, for all intents and purposes, over.

And when eventually this coup fails, I shall look forward to attending her trial for taking that unlawful oath.


Anonymous said...

I fear that if we condemn everyone who must or does work with the IG, then we overlook the potential value that having someone like Bernadett on the "inside" can have. Change CAN come from within and I applaud Bernadett's willingness to stand up and tell it like it is. I vote for HER in the next election. So far she makes more sense than most. And maybe its time there was a woman in charge. all the men seem to be in a big pissing match and are just leaving a big pile of sh-- for the rest of us to clean up!

hyde.n.ceek said...

No one "must" work with the IG. Its a choice. Thats what the smart sanctions are for. To discourage those who perpetuate coup mongers. If we roll over and accpet leadership changes by way of coup, we will never get out of this cycle. If everyone refuses appointments, then the government cannot function properly. This will lead to its early demise and ensure a future without coups. You cannot sit on the fence on this issue. You either support coups or you don't. Its that simple.

Anonymous said...

I agree with hyde.n.ceek that it is a simple choice - support or not. It bewildering to hear say all this things that is against the grain of evrything the interim administration is saying and nothing has happened to her? I wonder what is going on?

Anonymous said...

I think Bernie is trying to work up the populace now to vote in her favour at the next elections.

But anyway, didn't she say on TV at her swearing in for the Ministerial position that she will not be standing in the next election?

Anonymous said...

Whichever way you look at it, one thing is certain: she is finished, finito.