Ni Sa Bula,
To those of you that regularly visit my blog, I apologise that I haven't posted anything for the last few days. This is because the plethora of blogs on the situation in the country, one can see that almost all aspects of the "comedy of errors" that is now unfolding, is pretty well covered...except one.
This particular issue is why I had decided to take a couple days hiatus to sit, think and let these thoughts form a coherent, practical post. It's something that I feel needs to be done.The genesis of this, I owe to a very wise lady who told me that this is what is lacking in our fight for our freedom. For reasons of safety, I will not say more on this lady, except Vinaka Vakalevu.
The blogging phenomenon is now well and truly alive in Fiji. The number of blogs that have captured the attention of the nation, and those who follow Fiji's progress from afar. It has provided an outlet for the frustrations we now feel individually and collectively, when we think, read, hear or see the way our beloved country is being fleeced.
So we are all shouting. But let's take a step back and look at this again.
What have we really achieved?
Nothing of substance.
Sure..we rant and rave, but we have not, halted the progress this regime is making. The only body that actually did something is the Great Council of Chiefs. Now most of us may either agree or disagree with the course of action they took, but I think no one will dispute the fact that they have thrown a spanner in the works and halted the ambitions of the IG, and most certainly, elements within it, who were salivating at the thought of becoming a rent-free resident in the White House with a view.
We need to stand up. We are already speaking up. However, we, for various reasons are not the sort of citizens that will cause mayhem. That is not our style. However, something more substantive needs to be done, if we want to break this regime, and restore our collective, the will of the people to the leadership of this nation.
The last few days, I struggled with this, and I have come up with an idea. Something that can potentially paralyze the nation, for whatever period we decide. Something that is safe for us to undertake...it will not result in our going for the now infamous "traing runs" at QEB and the other RFMF gyms.Something that we can do, but the IG and their enforcers cannot prevent.
Let's all call in sick. All workers who do not support this regime, who think we deserve better governance, should call in sick on the first working day of next month. THat would be Tuesday, the 1st of May. If we do so,and enough of us do so, we can stop this nation, just like how everything shut's down when we have a public holiday.If you are hassled by your "overeager" boss, your friends, colleagues, even the junta, you can always claim that you were sick for the day. After all, how can they prove otherwise.
So call in sick on Tuesday, 1st of May. Let's flex our muscles, and show these idiots where the real interests, beliefs and desires of the people of Fiji are.
I know that this idea will generate a lot of discussions, debates etc. Any of you who wish to do so,please drop me an email.
Mark this day on your calenders. Tell your friends. Fellow bloggers, please spread the word. We can stop the rot, the lies and the destruction. Only we can.
God Bless Fiji
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Ni Sa Bula,