Monday, March 26, 2007

Propaganda....aka Vesu Mona

Today, it's the "P" word that is being bandied about so much that is the focus of this post.


The illegal junta engages in it. We bloggers engage in it...that is the honest truth about it. We all do this to further some cause we support, or to hinder causes we oppose.

Propanganda is defined as the spreading of "information" in order to further some cause. The Military/IG is spreading information that will help it in securing the hearts and minds of the citizens of this nation. They have a spokesperson who speaks out for it, and an ex-radio announcer who actively promotes it on a Fijian Radio station.

However, as nations go, there are bound to be people who always say.."Hang on..that sounds like a load of crap..." just like this headline from our reigning daily:

400 corruption cases alleged

It's strikes me as odd, that out of 400 cases, there is no conviction. I had a long discussion with a friend about this. The first thing we agreed on is that there is no way to verify the figure 400. Secondly, how do you know that it is an actual case of corruption, and not someone's sour grapes you are dealing with? Thirdly, is the "Anti-Corruption Unit" even legal? If they are illegal, doesn't that make the evidence they gather evidence obtained illegally? Can that be presented in court to effectively prosecute those blamed of corruption? Or is all this another exercise in wasting tax payers dollars, saqamoli's that just became much more valuable since the ADB freezed aid because our governance is not up to par?

The whole propaganda exercise is based on one premise that every propagandist makes. The assumption is that your mind, your will can be influenced in favour of the cause the propaganda espouses.

Doesn't that just insult your intelligence??!!!!!

That sort of thinking is, however in line with this regime, a regime that espouses views that only they know what's best for rest of us idiots...that we are too simple to be left to govern ourselves. I don't know about you, but that gets me's what got me to start this blog in the first place!!!

In case you start thinking that you are the only one in Fiji with those thoughts, relax. There are a lot of us who think that the IG should be opposed. Take a look at the poll results on the left if you want to see what I'm talking about.

There are a lot more of us, then there are of them, and we should do something for this nation, because the way things are going, if we don't do anything, no one else will. That is not my attempt to vesumona you. That is the honest truth laid out for you, as I trust that your intellect, intellegence and humanity will see the truth in what I'm raving on about.

God Bless Fiji

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