From the responses to my letter to TRS in Coupfourpointfive, April 2010, roughly 13% have attacked my arguments. Or more accurately, they have attacked me.
The majority of these attacks are artificial ones that originate from the military media cell’s paid cadre of ghostwriters. We can ignore these outright since they neither deliver, nor even try to deliver, valid arguments to the debate. Propaganda is their sole aim, and so all that is needed is simply to allow them sufficient time and latitude to collapse under the weight of their own falsehood and illogic.
The only points I will touch on are the comments alleging racism. Those must surely be among the most pointless charges imaginable in post-2006 Fiji!!
Practically everything happening in Fiji’s political landscape these days is “racist”!
The majority of the political reforms currently being undertaken by the Regime are basically non-indigenous bigotry and paternalism dressed up as emancipation ideology. Moreover, most of the support that the Regime has for its reform program and its coup is simply “payback” racism dressed up as high-sounding rhetoric and pseudo-academia (witness the continuous stream of racist diatribe from TRS that has never attracted a single charge of “racism” from the military media cell ghost-writers).
So forget the Regime’s PR sweet-talk of bringing about a “non racial society”. Because their policies are not only racially targeted, they also have (and seek) racially lopsided support, and will likewise deliver racially disparate outcomes. Their much-ballyhooed “Non Racial Society” will be nothing but a pipedream against the reality of its warped and dishonest genesis. I am simply flabbergasted that supposedly serious academics like Steve Ratuva could refer to this kind of PREMEDITATED dishonesty as a “revolution”.
Despite the PER media censorship, members of the Fiji public are still quite astutely informed. They are smarter than the coup designers and supporters, and will easily be able to expose and debunk the failed autocratic Marxist “dinosaur” ideology, and self-serving decree making, that characterizes the illegal Fiji Regime. This will happen long before the Charter empirically fails and collapses under the weight of its own dishonesty and naiveté.
In summary, if Fiji really wants to progress into the “new order”, then the leadership challenge is not to destroy everything else in a nihilistic, bloody-minded pursuit of it. Rather, it is to effect change while reinforcing our universal human values that recognize our ability to be innovative in the face of diversity. This value-chain supply management is being guided by market preferences and demand. Additionally, is being informed by expert testimony and advice, that is grounded in cultural literacy and positive re-enforcements that will win the “hearts and minds” of the people. Guns, decrees, toy ideologies, force/rape tactics and lies will only achieve sustained decline and demoralization with further alienation of all our diverse peoples. As noted by Albert Einstein “Force always attracts men of low morality”.
Dr. Mere Tuisalalo Samisoni SDL Member for Lami Open (deposed 2006).