To this end Iloilo has been sworn at, cursed and labelled in a manner most unflattering to his traditional rank and title - that of tamata liumuri, tamata lialia, tamata lakosese, tamata sesewa, tamata ba-kava ulusese. There is no dokai (honour) left and that is a truly terrible thing to behold in Fijian Society.
Instead Iloilo's wife Kavu and family, and Nacewa have chosen the love of false status and money over real filial concern & affection.
They should have let him out to pasture, but instead have let him become the hollow representation of the most evil we have seen in this nation; an international laughing stock; and the highest betrayer of the people he swore to protect. Justice was placed before him to follow but instead he and Franks thugs have chosen to kick it out & form their own self made justice which is a violation of justice & human rights right there.
These are the pirates of Fiji.
If one is looking for any positives, at least the charade and pretenses of the last 2 years have been ripped away from the white tomb stone, and the usurpers, judas's and stool pigeons can no longer hide behind the supposed righteousness of upholding all the right & proper edifices.
To make matters worse we held our collective breath in horror and covered our children's eyes when we saw the parade of rapists of freedom in Fiji at the swearing in ceremony on TV on Easter Saturday.
There was no veidokai in what they were doing.
Raising their hands and swearing on the holy book - each of them sounded and looked hollow, meaningless, shallow and hypocritical. Like Alice in Wonderland, all of them in a make-believe situation.... nothing real or true in this most sinister and futile of military maneuvers.
What were they swearing to on the holy books? Blasphemy if you ask me .. swearing to be loyal to a lie and to do every manner of evil, violence, deceit & injustice to the people they are supposed to protect.
We have arrived at a very sad place in our history.
As Prof Brij Lal said :
"Where there is no respect for the rule of law why would people want to invest in Fiji? In these these times of global financial crisis financial investment needs political stability and there is no stability, people will invest somewhere else."Its that simple.
As far as the ordinary Fijian is concerned our beloved constitution still lives on , as Iloilo never had the authority to abrogate it, and ever the optimist, I say the thousands of us that believe in the protection of our fundamental freedoms are like smile-inducing, rainbow-coloured specks of hope who retain this belief in our hearts and minds, which no gun or oppressor can ever squash.
Our brightest rainbows today have been Fiji TV and the Fiji Times who have refused to run the news because of interference and heavy handed censorship. To Fussell and Rika and their staff we applaud you for the courage of your convictions.
What can we the people do to support you ?
Practically all we can do is to try and galvanize the rest of Fiji into standing up for our beliefs, our refusal to stay silent & to stand our ground against our new fascist order.
Tomorrow I have a list of practical things we can do in order to help us along the way. If you have any suggestions or news or letters to publish that Lewensky and co are afraid of seeing, please send it through to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or any of the other Fiji freedom blogs so we can broadcast them to the world.