Monday, May 21, 2007

Empowering Fiji’s future “crap detectors”

courtesy of EnufDictatorship..... a suggestion for a long term solution.


“The solution of adult problems tomorrow depends in large measure upon the way our children grow up today. There is no greater insight into the future than recognizing that, when we save children, we save ourselves.”
Margaret Mead

In the past weeks and month, either in Fiji or around the world citizens have in some ways acknowledged and celebrated our children and our youth. In Fiji, celebrations have included clean-up campaigns (the garbage kind), games, mini lectures on community policing, training on developing an understanding of union rights, etc.

We all believe and support the idea that our youths of today are the leaders of tomorrow. Therefore, if we have to consider our current problems as a country, we also have to consider how we are preparing those we believe to be the future leaders of our country. We have to ask ourselves are we providing the best skills, knowledge, characteristics and attitudes that will develop these children and youth into wise, successful and responsible leaders. In short, are we really empowering our children, in order, for them to be able to lead our country to a prosperous future?

No one disputes that education starts from home. On the other hand, we also believe that “it takes a village to educate a child.” To this end, we believe and support the idea that schooling contributes to this education. Therefore, we have built schools where we hope that our children and youth will further develop the necessary lifelong skills, knowledge, characteristics and attitudes they need to prepare themselves for their future whether it be gracing the corridors of parliament, government offices, educational institutions, hospitals, financial institutions or toiling the land and sea. Most importantly to consider as well is that the decisions these youths will make in their future will affect those of us who are currently middle-aged or approaching old age.
Is our school system empowering children and youth?
Ernest Hemingway in one of his early interviews was asked to identify the characteristics required for a person to become a “great writer.” After Hemingway disparaged a few possibilities provided by the frustrated interviewer, the interviewer finally asked, “Isn’t there one essential ingredient that you can identify?” Hemingway replied, “Yes, there is. In order to be a great writer a person must have a built-in, shockproof crap detector.”

As I reflect on the current situation at home, I can honestly say that Fiji has suffered enough “crap” for so long. The “crap” I am referring to here includes all the wrong, inconvenient, intolerable financial, cultural and political mistakes, which have allowed our country to “run down”, to reduce to chaos and uselessness. These include amongst other things nepotism, corruption and coups. Norbert Wiener calls this “entropy.”

I then wonder is the schooling system, which is seen as the second most important institution assisting in the children/youth’s education dynamic, interesting and “new” enough to contribute in the promotion of empowering them to become experts at “crap detecting.” By “crap detecting”, it means “people who have been educated to recognize change, to be sensitive to problems by change, and who have the motivation and courage to sound alarms when entropy accelerates to a dangerous degree.”

How can we empower children then?
When children are empowered, not only are they aware of their freedom but also they develop a will to exercise it, and the intellectual power and perspective to do so effectively. Therefore, our children have to be encouraged to question, question, and question. That is, empower them to be active inquirers and problem solvers.

These questioning skills are developed through inquiry teaching and learning. A review of the methods of teaching currently used in schools and the content should be undertaken. The traditional didactic, textbook only, chalk and board, teacher-knows-all approach should be changed to transformative inquiry, all different sources, teachers-and-students-are-all-learners approach. The content of what to be taught should be relevant, significant and up-to-date.

Children bring into the classroom a wealth of knowledge from their own experiences. These have to be taken into account when teaching them. They are not empty vessels waiting to be filled-up. In addition, beginning from early childhood education (kindergartens), children have to be encouraged to take action. Modest things that are already in place in schools like picking up rubbish, cleaning classrooms, etc have to be extended to school/class/group/individual projects, whereby children research issues that affect them like poverty, illiteracy, truancy, children’s rights, animal rights, health, etc. Then they should make plans to take action in their community either to raise awareness of these issues or to combat them.

Moreover, the development of attitudes like respect, tolerance, empathy, etc and personal characteristics like caring, open-mindedness, etc have to be specifically targeted when teaching academic and non-academic lessons either inside or outside of the classroom boundaries.

Finally yet importantly, parent education have to be encouraged and promoted because after all parents are partners in education.

To conclude, I leave you youths of Fiji with a quote from the late US President Ronald Reagan,
“We (Fiji) need you; we (Fiji) need your youth, your strength and your idealism, to help us make right what is wrong.”

God bless our youths! God bless Fiji!

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Keeping Our Eye On The Ball.

Ni Sa Bula,

I know... I know...I didn't post over the weekend. I apologise. I spent the weekend unwinding, and taking a step back to look at everything from another perspective. While doing this, something jumped out at me, something that I think needs to be brought to the nation's attention.

Lately, the news has been filled with items about the attempts to block the blogs, of blogs being hacked, of blogs being moved and of blogs being, well....blogs. The FHRC has also jumped on the IG anti-blog bandwagon, claiming that blog posts are in violation of the Constitution. Guess what Shameem...... your entire Government is in violation of the Constitution. Also what do you make of this sort of comment from one Mahendra Chaudry?

"We did not have a culture of rigged elections in Fiji before Qarase,"

Doesn't this "damage the reputation, dignity, privacy, or rights and freedoms of other individuals" and shouldn't you also prosecute Mahen for making this sort of allegation in the media? If you prosecute him, and hold him in a cell for saying the things he has said about the electoral process, then in our view, you would be qualified to make statements about the things we are saying. At the moment, you are nothing more that the IG's lapdog, barking from behind it's skirts. Please focus on your efforts to prosecute the murderers of Rabaka and Verebasaga, so that their families can find closure and peace.

Of course, I haven't said anything about the elephant in the room....your idol, the Interim Government, who is by far, the largest damager of human rights, reputation, dignity and freedom of the citizens of this nation. They have killed, tortured, detained, hurt, slandered and maimed innocent people, and they try to sell this to us in the name of a "clean-up"!!!! What lies!!! What an insult to our intelligence!!!! What a total load of crap!!!!

Please tell your masters, shut their mouths. We are tired of their lies.

Another favourite lie of the IG is the claim that the economy was going down under the leadership of the deposed Government.

Can anyone tell me, if the economy was really on the slide, why would there be high-rise buildings sprouting all over Suva? How ironic that the FHRC is housed in one of these? Would there be multi-million hotel developments in the west, and the north? The backlog of $2.6 billion worth of tourism-related projects is another indicator of the fact that investors had confidence in Fiji's economy, that they saw it as a worthwhile place to invest their money. We also saw sporting events for the region like the SPG 2003 being hosted in Fiji. Even sports like sailing, power-lifting and netball had selected Fiji as the venue of their respective world meets. All that came to a sudden and definite stop with the greedy, inconsiderate power grab of a small group of narrow-minded, unforgiving men and women, who in one fell swoop, took us back to a place we had turned our backs on 3 times in the past.

Bainimarama and his cultish followers still harp on about the events of 2000. I guess for all their fasting and praying, the FMF has not learnt the simple Christian truth, that unless you forgive, God will not forgive you. They are also trying their utmost to distort the truth. Thank God that we have blogs, where each of us can, with a little time and dedication, broadcast our views to the world. The worst part of it is that within their ranks are the children of the late Rt. Mara. The fact that his son and daughters are involved with the FMF makes me wonder if they are that guillible, that they cannot see that Bainimarama was the one who removed their Ratu from the Presidency. He could have backed the old man on the hill, and stood by him when the chips were down in 2000. That the children of one of Fiji's greatest statesman (I do not wish to dive into the allegations relating his ancestry, his modus operandi...I will stick to the verified facts of his life) are in arms with the architect of his demise, speaks volumes of their gullibility, and their greed. I prefer to think that they are just guilible, because the alternative is too horrifying to consider. To imagine that they are guilty of patricide is a path I do not wish to take because that is what they are guilty of, if they know exactly what Bainimarama did on the naval ship in the Suva harbour during the 2000 crisis. If my own father was in that position, I would move heaven and earth to get to his aid. If I commanded the largest regiment in the FMF, trust me, there would be blood spilt before I let anyone do those things to my Ratu, especially if he represented law and order. But that is just my opinion....

Now this one just got me all tied up on knots, I couldn't stop laughing at the irony of it. Read the following line, that has been replicated in countless media outlets all over the world.

"the anonymous blogger known as Fijian Black"

I am FijianBlack. I am not anonymous. I have a name, an online presence, and the world at large can read and see my views whenever they so desire. That is not anonymity. The fact that my online persona cannot be linked with my physical being is a result of the situation we face in Fiji. We are threatened with acts that anyone who retains his/her sanity would not want to be subjected to. They killed Sakiusa Rabaka on the suspicion of his involvement in marijuana smoking. Imagine what they will do to me, and my family!!!! While I have considered this, and now believe that it is more costly to me to stay silent, that I must speak out, believe me, I put myself, and my family on the line every time I post. I believe, however, that Fiji is worth the sacrifice, that the hope that we can rise out of this quagmire, and become great again, and take our place in the echelon of civilized nations will one day come true.

So I blog. We blog. We are doing what we are supposed to be doing. We are doing what the FHRC, the Judiciary, the Government should be doing. We are looking out for the rights, the dignity, the freedom, of the people of Fiji. We bring to the world's attention, the failures, the flaws, the mistakes of this regime that is illegally ruling over this nation, oppressing it's people, and riding roughshod over their will.

And that must be our focus. We must focus on the weaknesses, the shortcomings, the failures of this regime. The single, largest shortcoming of this regime is that it is illegal. Why do they need the guns, if they are certain of their legitimacy? Why have they taken over all arms of the Forces, of the various branches and agencies of Government, if they were sure that what they are doing is right? Why are they scared of having elections? WHY??????

We must ask these questions. We must probe, and dig, for unless we see things as they truly are, and not as this IG says it is, we will never heal our nation. And our children will be doomed to repeat our mistakes, because we were too lazy to learn from them.

God Bless Fiji,

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

On the run....

Ni Sa Bula.....

This is just a quick post, I want to focus on an issue that has vaunted to the fore of the country's current obsession with all things IT.


I recommend using this browser for surfing, especially when you don't what you-know-who peaking into your stuff. It's currently the best out there, in terms of's what I use to stay ahead of the junta's hunters... while the access speed might be slower than you are used to, it's far more preferable than having to achieve high land speeds at the "high vielt" at Delainabua LOL.

Oh and welcome back Ms Vakaivosavosa....good to see that you've rejoined this fight.

I leave you now with this whet your appetites for the next post later today.....

Luke 3:14 (New International Version)

Then some soldiers asked him, "And what should we do?"
He replied, "Don't extort money and don't accuse people falsely—be content with your pay."

God Bless Fiji,

Journalists, Bloggers, Supporters and Hackers.

Ni sa Bula,

It's another day in paradise fallen. This started with the radio announcements that the military had information on 20 bloggers and that they were going to be rounded up. I have to admit that this news put dampers on posting yesterday today, as from monitoring the blogs, I noted that the posting activity was muted, when compared to other days. Of course, I made sure I didn't wear my qaraqara underwear, just in case the idiots actually grew half a brain, and yours truly was required to do the "swimsuit" at herring:wouldn't gowing half a brain be a multiplying effect in total brain capacity?

In hindsight, I was wrong again. The army got it wrong, so wrong that one can end up with a false sense of security, so fellow bloggers...beware. As the army now considers an email as evidence, and have accused Mr. Taoi of being one of us...I feel the need to explain these matters to you, Leweni.


Emails are the internet eqiuvalent of letters. You write, you send, the other person receives.

An email is not a blog.
An email is not a blog.
An email is not a blog.
An email is not a blog.


Blogs are the contraction of the term weblog, a term that is used to describe the plethora (that means excess, many ...tum jahno Leweni?) of personal sites that carry things like recipes, rants, opinions etc. Blogs are opinion Leweni. That means that in my opinion, I think you and the rest of your lot now posing as officers, and the IG to boot are my opinion.

In my opinion, what you are doing is wrong. The IG is really damaging Fiji, and people like Chaudry, Khaiyum, and the rest of you are just greedy little-minded opportunists who are reallyin this for yourselves. In my opinion.

I also find it hilarious that you think that the blogs, and the internet in general needs to be governed. Doesn't it just rub you all the wrong way, to think that there is a channel whereby people in Fiji, ordinary civilians can have their say, and be heard by the masses, and you have absolutely no control over it. NONE WHATSOEVER!!!!! Guess you just met your match, and now because you can't handle the pressure, you want to pull the plug on's getting boring Neumi (yawn) it's just like how you ended your interview with the ABC's Bruce Hill. (to anyone whose vocabulary that excludes "aahh"..listen to the interview, especially when Leweni "loses" it and slams the phone on Bruce for a really belly-aching, frame-shaking laugh)

You also claim, along with that lady Ms. Foster that we are not accountable. We are more accountable, because while we can write whatever we please (hey so can you Ms. Forster, and don't shovel that "holier than thou" crap this way) know that you can write whatever you want, which is what we are saying. The bottom line is that if you write crap, nobody would read it, but if your writing is relevant, it conveys a message, it says what people want to hear, then people will read it. Come to think about it, that's probably why none of you ever tried to start your own blog...if you did, the only visitor to the site would be the poster..LOL. Like in the mainstream media (which considering the effect the blogs are not having on Fiji, might just be the blogs), it's all about the message. In this world of nibbles, bits and bytes, the only thing that matters is the message. Your name, your reputation, your backing, all means jack...the only thing that carries any weight is what you have to say. As Fiji wants to hear what we have to say, guess that's why you are all up in a tiff, trying to find me....

Now we have the lady herself, Ro Teimumu saying that we are merely expressing our right to have our when we write. Personally, I'm really stoked that someone of her calibre reads and notices what we write....along with Mr. Taoi. Doesn't that sort of audience mean that we are doing something right?

Or does one need a green uniform, a crew-cut and a moustache to qualify for that perk? You can claim that this should be governed by the media code, that we should be held responsible, that we are not answerable for what we say...the bottom line is, and I'm going to make this so simple that even you can that we are saying what everyone is thinking. Except you of course...go on hug, that gun...I know the smooth gun-metal finish really makes you feel secure.

New blogs are now sprouting all over the web... check these new recruits out!!!

And for those of you intending to start your own please read this post...on how to blog anonymously and safely.


Now for those of you who are chaffing at RFC's disappearance, word is that the IG hired hackers in Bangalore to lodge a complaint with Blogger, about the comments in the posts. According to the policy Blogger has, some comments have fallen foul of the law and have been removed. People...please keep you comments decent because if you don't, then the blogsite you comment on will be neutered like RFC has been. Go to their blog and try to see what I'm getting at. While most of you are silent supporters, this is how you can help us, and the cause.
(Note to self...must really keep my eyes on the comments now.)

Also to fellow blogs...mirror your sites. Tell everyone of your mirror...i.e. a site that reflects the original site's content. I will post the link to my mirror once I get everything reflected.

Good manners people..that is what we were known for...good manners. So don't stoop to the level of the goons, stay ahead of them, don't concede the moral high ground to them. Be polite, because a caustic wit wounds more that swearing sludging that manifests itself on "certain" blogs.

So stay safe, blog smart, and fight the good fight. Be good now...

God Bless Fiji,

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Tamani Kila Leca...Ooops....

Ni Sa Bula,

It's seems that I am, once again, popular with the eager-beavers at Nabua. So much so, that now innocent people are being interogated, tortured and detained, in their zeal to get me.

To Mr. Taoi and family, I apologise from the bottom of my heart. I hope you will accept this apology in the spirit that it is given, and that you will forgive me. I did not intend for anyone to get hurt, and I hope that you are the last. I admire your courage to come out in public, and hope that you will be the first and the last to go through this.

To the military, all I can say is that, you should get your facts right. Do any of you even read the posts I write, or do you work yourselves into a saliva-dribbling, mouth-frothing frenzy by gossiping about what you think you know about what I post? Do you even understand what I write? I'd really, really hate to think that my posts need to be toned down, so that you can comprehend (read understand) what I am saying about you, and your way of doing things.

I do not agree with how you do things. I think you have no respect for the sanctity of a human being, and that your minds are dulled and twisted and absolutely corrupted by the power you think you wield. If you would only, stop, and think and remember, the values I'm sure your own parents espoused, you would realise that the actions you have been taking ( some of you anyway) are wrong.

You accuse me of trying to make you look bad, of trying to "discredit" you. I do nothing of the sort!!!! Trust me, you are doing that all on your own, and you are doing it far, far better than any of us could. Flies congregate on whatever comes out of your mouth, and you should not be surprised that nobody in Fiji believes the lies that you spew daily. Even your most ardent supporters cannot defend your actions anymore, because what you have done, what you are doing, and what you are proposing to do, is not right, it is not fair, and it is only a matter of time before the nation itself rises up against you and deposes you. It will be "do unto others" for you, and God help you when that day dawns.

The power afforded to you via the Constitution, and the people of Fij has corrupted you. You are now the country's worst enemies, when you should be it's staunchest defenders.You act like you are the lords of this nation, when you are really the servants of the people. You take the lives of the nation's civilians, when you should be giving your own for the very lives you are prematurely terminating. You take people in, detain them and interogate them, because you cannot handle the criticism. If you can't take the complaints, you really should have left the governing of the nation to people chosen by the masses to govern us.

The blogs, the dissent, the complaints, the travel bans, the sanctions....these are all symptoms of the real problem. The reason these things are happening is because you think you know what is best for Fiji, and we don't. You are no respecter for the law, for due process, for the right and proper way of doing things. Because you have the guns, you think whatever you say is right.

If you return Fiji to it's people, and go back to what you were really called to do, and you stop meddling in places where you are not supposed to be, then maybe, just maybe, we can all move forward. Not the moving forward that you are fond of proclaiming, but a real moving forward, one where we all move forward hand in hand, for the betterment of this nation.

So think about it. Sleep on it. Pray about it. Because the ball is in your court, and has always been, and it is your decision, ultimately, what happens to Fiji in the future.

God Bless Fiji,

Thursday, May 10, 2007

The Crap We Put With...

Ni Sa Bula,
After a brief halyconian period, which now, upon reflection seems like the lull before an impending storm, the illegal regime that has infected this nation has picked up the pace again, with a now a case of "once more into the breach, dear friends" for those of us who detest this governing parasite.
Governing parasite.
That is the only way one can really view this regime. Unlike the symbiotic relationships that abound in nature, and are found to be mutually beneficial the world over, this regime is a parasite, sucking the life out of our beloved nation.The unfolding "happenings" over the last few days are, if they were not the reality that is now Fiji, a comical farce. It's almost as if these things were scripted as Hollywood does in it's blockbuster thrillers, a plot that is intended to keep you on the edge of your seats. Literally on the edge of your seats.
The head "wanna-be-bean-counter" opened things with the allegations that the 2006 elections were rigged. No suprise that the sacked Elections supervisor, Mr. Semesa Karavaki, was quick and vigirous to defend the elections, and deny all accusations made. Let's step back and take a good, long, hard look at that.
The elections was contested by quite a few parties, of which the SDL and the FLP were the two top contenders. Now the claim being made is that around 1.9 million ballot papers were printed, while only 800,000 odd votes were cast. The conclusion being drawn by Mr. Chaudry is that as there were so many ballot papers printed, and there are over 650,000 "unaccounted" ballot papers, the missing papers must have been stuffed into ballot boxes to rig the elections.
Firstly, any lawyer worth his/her salt would realise that missing ballot papers a rigged election it does not make. While Mr. Karavaki should come up with an explanation for the papers, no one should jump to the conclusion that the missing ballot papers were stuffed into the ballot boxes. Incidently, Mr. Karavaki has answered that question, saying that all papers were at the Elections Office in Suva, when he was unceremoniously kicked out. He also asserts that if there was any destruction of the papers, this would have happened AFTER he was removed from office. Serve and volleyed.
Secondly, Mr. Chaudry claims that there was collusion on parties on a massive scale. If this is the case, to my feeble way of thinking, there must be people out there, who have first hand knowledge of what happened. I'm sure that if there really was, by now, there would have been a witness. And BTW...Peter Forster does not make a credible witness. Doesn't his resume say "international conman"? Also collusions on that scale would mean that the police, the Civil Servants, the International and Local Observer Groups (Commonwealth, UN, Forum, USP) and definitely the media were all duped on a massive scale. Sorry, Mahen, this allegations puts you in the league of the Area 51/Agent Mulder conspiracy theory lovers, who, now come to think of it, might have more going for them than you do.
The claims are given verbally, with no evidence being produced to back the allegations. The Elections Observers produced a report each, stating that the elections in Fij were free and fair. While there were problems picked up in the report, the overall assessment of the elections was that the results reflected the will of the people. I think Mahen, you overlooked that little fact when you overthrew the elected Government. Who knows...maybe you stuffed the ballot boxes back in 1999, and got into power, because you seem to know so much about...well...stuff.
Now this idiot posing as a Finance Minister is claiming in a letter to today's Fiji Times, that the issue here is the 650,00 missing ballot papers, that are still missing now. Why is that an issue Mahen? You planning to stuff some ballot boxes now? The elections are over, and now the matter of missing ballot papers are a non-issue.
When you look at the elections results on wikipedia (I don't trust the results maintained by the Elections Office website anymore) it shows that had the FLP, NAP, NFP really ganged up on the SDL, they would have beaten them. Also, how come the SDL didn't win any Indian communal seats? You'd think that they would have won a few, if they stuffed the ballot boxes. The clincher in this is that the investigations were conducted by Chaudry's appointees, on Chaudry's watch, with Chaudry overseeing the whole thing. What a total load of crap!!!! There is no way in the world that investigation is independant, and fair. Game,set and match Karavaki!!!!
Moving on....
The last few days have seen people like ASP Josaia Rasiga being held at QEB. You read, UN/EU. Hold the dosh...this regime is as likely to buy guns as they are to stuff their pockets with your cash if you send it over. The poor cane farmers will never see a cent of that money...I guarantee you that.
The last few days have also seen the economic doom voices grow louder and louder. Hey... I TOLD YOU SO!!! Then we have the fanatical coup supporters who are claiming that this is part of a cycle, and that in 2-3 years time, the economy will be booming. WHAT A LOAD OF CRAP!!!! This is not part of any cycle, unless you refer to the coup cycle. Then there is the camp that is claiming that the FLP was the best Government because they were the only Government who produced a surplus.
Thing about that one. If a Government produces a surplus, then it spent less than it received. If that was the can, WHY DID WE PAY THE EXTRA TAX DOLLARS? I pay my taxes and I expect it to be spend by whatever Government is in power to build roads, wharves, airports, hospitals, schools, give sholarships, and generally build up the economy. If they save money, then I expect to see lower tax rates the next year, because the Government proved that they don't need the extra money.
Then there's the matter of the military trying to shut us down. Us being the bloggers. How rude!!!! Guess you are not all for freedom of speech, especially if it impinges on your "freedom" with the ladies. I guess "Dr." Suresh never did get around to giving you the meaning of that word UBIQUITOUS Leweni? Seeing as that none of you grasp the implications of this step you intend to implement.
Well, seeing as you still don't understand the nature of the web...let me simplify it for you so that you can grasp the concept of this modern marvel of telecommunications technology.
The web is like the coconut wireless (you do know what that is don't you? If you don't...) on steriods...think virtual William Ryder. It's all over the place. Once this thing gets hold of anything ANYONE IN THE WORLD WITH AN INTERNET CONNECTION can read it.
You might block one site. It will just move to another, or people will use free downloadable software to bypass your blocks that you force FINTEL to place. Yes, you can download such software FOC. If they move sites, you will have to keep track of this full time. It is an exercise in futility (go that dictionary!!!) because you don't have the resources to keep tracking these things full time. Also, people email these things to everyone they can. They are also printed and hard-copies are distrubuted and have been found in places like Lau, Kadavu and Rotuma. So if you think you can shut this down, by trying to attack this, you have just (again) increased the visibility of these blogs. Guess you still haven't figured it out, have you?
It always gets out. Your guns, your threats, your decrees are all useless. So stop. Go home. And give Fiji back to the real's people. We have had enough of you.
God Bless Fiji,mawdsomething

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Noda Bula Vaka i Taukei

Ni Sa Bula,

Ni sa tiko na turaga kei na marama bale ni noda vanua, ni tiko talega na turaga kei na marama ni noda vanua ni dau wilika na bulago e dau volai tu e na tikina oqo. E na siga edaidai, au sa nanuma meu volavola yani kivei kemuni na noda e na vuku ni vica na ka bibi e dodonu me da vakasamataka, ka veivosakitaka, va vakauasivi cake, meda vakayacora na kawa i Taukei e da sa bula donua tiko na gauna oqo e Viti.

Me vaka e da sa kila vinaka, e ratou mai taura vakailoa na ulu ni veiliutaki ni noda vanua na noda mataivalu e na i ka 5 ni Tiseba, 2006. E dina, sa yaco oti e na noda vanua na mataqali cakacaka dukadukali vakaoqo, io e sega ni vakataratutu ni sebera ni vakayacori vei keda na i Taukei na veika sa yaco tu mai na ka 5 ni Tiseba ka yacova mai na siga edaidai. Na kena mai kovei na veiliutaki, se e na kena yaca vaka Peritania na coup-de-tar, sa mai vakabasikata e vica sara na ka lelevu e na noda vanua lomani oqo.

E sa mai votu kina na kena sa sega ni rokovi, se dinati na noda veiliutaki na i Taukei e na noda vanua. Na matanitu nei Laisenia Qarase, e rawata na qaqa e na veidigidigi ni Me, 2006, ka rawata na qaqa oqo e na noda veitokoni na i Taukei ki na nona soqosoqo ni SDL. Na kena mai kovei na nodratou veiliutaki, sa mai muduka dole talega na kena sasaga taka tiko na matanitu vakasivoi (o ya na SDL) e vica na yavu ni vakavulewa lelevu kei na i tuvatuva, e ratou bulia me toroi keda cake na i Taukei. Oqori na Qoliqoli Bill, na Land Claims Tribunal, kei na kena suka na qele boro damudamu kivei keda na volai tu e na i Vola ni Kawa Bula ni noda vanua. E dodonu me wili talega kina na nodratou sasaga me vakavoui na tabana ni suka e na noda vanua. E dina ni ra wiliwili ni wase levu ni dauteidovu na Idia, ia era lisi taka tu e dua na i wase levu ni qele ni Taukei, ka sa mai oti tiko yani na lisi oqo, ni ra sega ni via vakavouia na nodra lisi. E na yavu ni vakavulewa e bula tiko edaidai ka lewa na veika vakaoqo (na ALTA) e sega ni rawarawa se vinaka na vei keda na vinakata me lisi taki na noda qele, na vei yavu e soli kina na noda qele. Oqo talega na ka e ratou a saga e na nodratou i gu me ratou vakavinakataka na SDL, ka sa mai tiniya koso o Bainimarama.

Na noda Bose Levu Vakaturaga talega e sa mai vakacegui tu vakawawa e na liga ni matanitu oqo. E da kila vinaka na i Taukei na tiki ni Vola Tabu e tukuna tiko vei keda, ni "...o ira na turaga e ra sai mai vua na Kalou." E na gauna oqo, baleta beka ni da sa mai vulica, ka bula taka na bula vaka Vavalagi, ka sa veiwaki kei na noda i tovo dina vakavanua, e sa basika talega kina vei keda e levu na kudru, kei na valagusugusu, kei na veisaqasaqa kei ira na noda Turaga. E votu mai vei au e na noqu vola tiko yani na i vola oqo, na nona vosataka na Gone Turaga na Tui Namosi e dua ga na gone ni Namosi e sa bau vakaitutu tu e na noda mataivalu. Ia e sega ni dodonu me da dusi koya ga kina na gone ni Namosi oqo, ni sa yaco tu e na veiyasai Viti na ka oqo. Na nodratou sa mai taura na nodratou i vola na noda turaga kei na marama bale e sa kena i cavacava ga.

E dodonu me vakaraitaki talega yani vakasavasava kivei kemuni na noda turaga/marama bale, ni vuqa talega vei kemuni sa rokataka tiko ni i tovo ni bula e sega ni sureta na veidokai ki na nomuni i tutu vakaturaga. Sa levu vei kemuni na lasu, kei na veibaleyaki, kei na butubuturua. Au sega ni tukuna tiko ni ko ni vaka kece tu ko ya. Na nomuni vakasuka na vakatutu ni IG me baleta na i tutu ni vukevuke ni Peresitedi, e dua na gauna ko ni tu kina vakadodonu, ka tukuna na dina. oqo e dua na gauna ko ni maroroi Viti kina, ka sa lewe vuqa vei keimami, na nomuni lewe ni vanua, e keimami sakitaka na ka ko ni cakava mai Draunibota e na siga ko ya. Kevaka e vaka tu o ya na i tovo ni nomuni veiliutaki na noda turaga/marama bale, au sega ni vakabekataka ni na levu vei keimami na nomuni dui lewenivanua, keimami na rokovi kemuni vakalevu, ka muri kemuni, ka via colata na nomuni kaci. Ni sa na vakila ni sa sega ni mana tiko mai na nomuni veiliutaki e vuqa vei kemuni. E vuna ga oqori ni ko ni sa sega ni dina. Na dina e vu mai vua na Kalou. E vakatokai na Yalo Tabu ni Kalou, me vu-ni-dina. Na tevoro e daulasulasu, ka tamadra talega na daulasu. kevaka e sega ni dina na nomuni veiliutaki, e na tu saqaki kemuni o Jiova, ni sega ni dau totaka na lasu o koya. Kevaka e na dina na nomuni lewa, kei na nomuni veiliutaki, o ni na qai raica ni sa totaki kemuni na noda Kalou. Kevaka e sa nomuni i to ko Jiova, o cei me na kemuni meca?

Sa tekivu me ra vosa cake talega mai na dau tokona tu na veivakaduiduitaki vakakawatamata, ka ra sa doudou me ra vakasikaweli ka dusi ira na duikaikai eda sa mai bula vata tu e Viti edaidai. Oqo e sega ni ka vou, ia au via dusia vei kemuni na kena cala, ka sega ni vinaka na cakacaka oqo, kei na vanua e na tinimaki keda kina, kevaka e da sa muria na gaunisala oqo. Na veivakaduiduitaki vakakawatamata, e yavu ni nodra vakamatei ni Jiu e na i karua ni valu levu. E yavu ni nodra butuki sobu o ira ka kai Sauca Aferika. E yavu ni kena tauri vakailoa na nodra qele na Aborigines, na Maori, na Kai Idia ni Mereke, na kai Hawaii, kei na vuqa tale na i Taukei ni veimatanitu e na veiyasaivuravura. E sega ni sala vata na i vakarau oqo kei na i vakavuvuli no noda Turaga, ni a kaya " Dou veilomai" ka kaya talega "Dou lomani ira na nomudou meca, vosavinaka vei ira sa rukaki kemudou, caka vinaka vei ira sa cati kemudou, ka masulaki ira sa vakalialiaikemudou, ka vakacacani kemudou." E sa sega ni rau sala vata na noda i tovo, kei na noda vakabauta, kei na veika e da dau tukuna me baleta na duikaikai era tu e Viti.

Oqo talega e kena i ubi ni noda malumalumi na i Taukei. E sa matau vei keda me da dau dusia na ndra malumalumu na tani, ka sega mada ni da bau kauta laivi na kau mai matada e liu. E dodonu talega vei keda na lewe ni veidelaniyavu vakaturaga e Viti, me da dikevi keda mada vakavinaka, ka raica na noda i tovo, na nanuma ni lomada, kei na i rai ni matada, ke rau salavata kei na i vakavuvuli ni noda Turaga se sega. Au kila ni sega, baleta ke rau dau salamuria tu na veika e tukuna na Turaga, na veika e ra dau rogo kina o ira na noda qase era sa bale yani, ke sega ni da mai sotava tu na leqa levu e da sa sotava tu e na noda vanua. Sa sega ga ni cala na Vosa ni Kalou, ni da na tamusuka dina ga na ka e da tea.

Io, na cava me da cakava? Se, na cava e rawa ni da cakava me da vorata kina na ca sa votu mamaca tu oqo e Viti?

Au kila ni sa levu vei keda e vakataroga tu, ka veitalanoataka, ka vakasamataka vakatitobu na veika oqo. E rawa ni da cakava e dua na ka me da veisau taka na noda i lakolako!!!! E rawa ni da vueti Viti tale!!! E rawa ni da vakavinakataka na vei ka sa ca!!!! E rawa ni da tara vou tale na bai ni noda vanua, me da kua ni rogo ca tiko!!!!

Oqo na veika e dodonu me da cakava.

1. Me da yavala.

E sa rui levu na vakasavuliga vei keda. Sa mai matau tu oqo vei keda me da waraka tale e dua me cakava vei keda na veika e da kila tu e na vu ni yaloda, ni dodonu me da cakava. O ira na noda turaga/marama bale e ra sa duri, ka yavala, ka tusaqata ni matanitu e sa cici tiko vakailoa oqo. E ra sa cakava o ira na nodra i tavi. Sa qai vo o keda.

Na cava me da cakava? Me da vosa cake, ka me da tukuga ni da sega ni duavata kei na i tosotoso e da sa lakova tiko oqo. Me da volavola e na pepa, ka vakaraitaka kina na noda kudru. Me da vosa vei ira na wekada, vei ira na noda veikilai, ka duavata e na kena saqati na i golegole ki na rusa e da sa muria tiko edaidai. Me da vosa e na na noda bose-ni-mataqali, na noda bose-ni-koro, na bose-ni-yavusa, na bose-ni-tikina, na bose-ni-yasana, na bose-ni-lotu. Me da vakaraitaka vakadodonu, e na loloma ni da sega ni duavata kei na veika sa caka tu e Viti edaidai.

Au kila ni na sega ni ka rawarawa oqo. E na vuqa vei kemuni, na via rere, ka vatatitiqa, va na levu sara na veiwaraki. E dua na turaga sa volavola tiko e na Fiji Times e na noa, ka sa tekivu me vakaraitaka na nona kudru. O ya e dua na turaga tagane!!! Kevaka e da na vaka ko ya, au sega ni vakabeka taka ni da na vakagolea na noda i lakolako oqo, ka lesu tale ki na tiko vinaka e da vinakata kece tu.

Mo ni yavala na lewei Viti. E ra sa duri tu na noda turaga, ia sa i vei o ira na nodra tamata? E liu, e ra dau sega ni dau liu ki nai valu na turaga, e ra dau taqomaki, ka ra dau liu ga na bati. Oqo, sa ra valataki keda tiko na turaga/marama bale, ia sa da qai sarasara tu ga o keda ni nodra tamata. Me da tokoni ira, ka tucake, ka saqata na veibuturaki sobu e sa caka tiko vei keda. Ni tukuga ma na nomuni kudru. Ni vola ki na vei pepa e ra dau tabaka na nodra i vola na lewenivanua (Letters to the Editor). Ni kakua ni vosa galugalu ga, ni vosa me matata, me rogo, baleta sa dodonu me da vakayacora na ka oqo me vinaka tale kina o Viti.

2. Me da lotu.

Sa dodonu me da lotu vakayalo, ka vakaidina. E sega ni lotu walega na masu, kei na wili Vola Tabu, kei na lakova na vei soqo ni lotu eso. E tiki talega ni lotu, na noda qarava e na yalo dina na noda i tavi, na i tavi sa lesia vei keda na Kalou. E dodonu me da vosa, ke sa soli vei keda me da vosa, ka vakarorogo, kevaka e noda i votavota na vakarorogo. E dodonu me da cakacaka vakagumatua, ka me da kakua ni rere. Na veika kece oqo e ra tiki ni lotu, ka sa sega ni yaga walega me da masu. Au sega ni kaya tiko ni ca na masu, ia sa dodonu me da masu, ka tara tiko na bai ni noda vanua, me vaka e ra cakava na Isireli e na gauna nei Nemaia.

E dodonu me da dulaka vua na Kalou na noda leqa. Me da kua ni wele, baleta na wele e nona i yaragi na vu-ni-ca, ka dau vakaleqai keda kina. O kemuni na i talatala i Karisito, e dodonu mo ni wasea vakadodonu na Vosa ni Kalou, ka vunauca na ca kecega. Ni kakua ni leqataka kevaka e sega ni ciqomi na nomuni i tukutuku, baleta o ira era sega ni rogoca na dina ni Kalou ko ni na tukuna, era sa sega ni besetaki kemuni, era sa besetaki Jiova tiko!!! E soli ga vei kemuni mo ni tukuna na dina ni Kalou e na loloma, e sega ni solia vei kemuni na Kalou mo ni ciqomi vei ira kecega era rogoca na nomuni i tukutuku. Na vakatulewa ko ya sa nodra yadudua ka na tamata.

3. Me da veilomani.

Na noda vanua sa yali sara kina vakatotolo na veilomani. E da sa veidusi, e da sa veikaseti, e da sa veikati. Oqo na i tovo era sa biuta na noda qase, e na gauna e ra sa ciqoma kina na lotu. E dodonu me da biuta talega vakakina o keda na luvei Viti edaidai. Na kena sa sega ni kune na veilomani, sa vakavuna e levu na leqa e na keda maliwa. Sa da raica na veilabati, na kucu, na veisei, na veileti, na butako, na ka kecega oqo sa vu ga mai ni da sega ni veilomani.

Sa dodonu me da veilomani. Lomani ira e ra tu wavoliti iko. Vosa vinaka vei ira, nanumi ira e na veika kece o dau vakayacora. Raici ira na malumalumu, na tauvimate, na vakaleqai. Kevaka e da sega ni dau nanumi ira, e da na leqa kecega, ka da na ka ni veiwali vei ira e ra vakanuinui tu ni na rusa ni kawa i Taukei. kevaka talega e da na veilomani, e da na vakamaduataki ira e ra dau dusi keda, ka beitaki keda e na veika e so, ni ra na raica na nodra lomaca vei keda, kei na noda lomavinaka vei ira, sa ra na qai madua, ka dro tani e matada.

4. Me da duavata.

Sa levu sara na noda tatawasewase. E da sa mai tawase e na yavu ni vakabauta, e na veiyasana e da dui cavutu mai kina, e na duidui ni noda rawa ka. E sega ni dodonu na noda mai wasewasei keda tu vakaoqo na i Taukei. E dodonu me da duavata. Na veika e dau wasei keda, e dodonu me da raica vakayalomatua, ka walia, e na rarama ni Vosa ni Kalou, kei na yalo e veilomani, me rawa kina ni da toso ki liu.

Kevaka e da tawase tiko, e sa na qai rawarawa sara na nodra vakayacora na nodra i le o ira e ra vinakata tu me ra rawai keda, ka taura na veika sa noda. Ni da duavata, se na sega ni da rawati rawa. Oqo ni vuna e ra sa dau saga tu kina o ira na via rawai keda me da veileti, ka veikati vaka i keda ga, baleta ni sa dau vakamalumalumutaki keda sara vakalevu.

Sa dodonu me da duavata, me cakacakavata, ka me biulaivi na ca e na keda maliwa. Ni da na duavata, ka tukuna na noda sega ni taleitaka na veika sa vakayacori tiko e Viti edaidai, eda na vakasuka na cala sa mai tavuloni keda tu, ka na lesu tale mai vei keda na veigauna vinaka e da dau raica e na veigauna sa oti yani.

5. Me da yadrayadravaki.

E sa levu mai na ka e tubu tiko me yavalati keda, me sagai keda, me vakarusai keda. Kevaka eda na sega ni yadrava na noda bula, na noda i tovo, na noda vanua, e na vakacava beka na i tuvaki kei Viti e da na biuta tu mai vei ira na luveda era na muri keda mai? Na noda dau wele, kei na noda sega ni yadrava tiko vakavinaka na veika e dau yaco e na noda vanua, sa vu ni leqa talega edaidai. Sa dodonu me da yadrava na noda vanua, ka vuli, me da kakua ni rawai tale vaka oqo. O Viti e na bula walega kevaka e da na yadravi koya, ka karoni koya. Oqo sa i tavi taucoko ni luvei Viti, ka sega ni nodra i colacola vakatabakidua ga e vica.

Sa dodonu me da veisau na kawa i Taukei, baleta ni sa veisau na vuravura e da sa bula tiko kina edaidai. Sa dodonu me da tu e na sala ka vakaraica na noda i lakolako makawa, ka taura matua na veika vinaka, ka vakavinakataka se veisautaka na veika ca. Kevaka e da sega ni vakayacora na veika oqo, e da na sega ni bula marau e na noda vanua, ka ra na sa vakaloloma o ira na noda kawa e ra sa muri keda tiko mai. Sa dodonu me da rai vakavuku, ka digia na sala e ra na vinaka kina o ira na noda i taba tamata e ra sa bera ni cadra mai. Me vaka na nodra dau digitaka o ira na noda qase me ra vakasaqara na vauna vovou me ra laki tiko vinaka kina, e sa dodonu vaka kina me da vakasaqara talega na veivanua, kei na veika e da na tiko vinaka kina.

Au nuitaka ni na ciqomi na i vola oqo, kei na veika e sa volai tiko kina. Au sa nuitaka ni da na saumaki na i Taukei, ka viria na bai kei Viti, ni sa kasura tu, ka sa da rogoca tiko.

Me vaka kalougatataki Viti o Jiova

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Why We Blog...

Ni Sa Bula,

Today's post is dedicated to the critics who are now appearing out of the woodwork, and our supporters who have been after us to answer them.

After the May 1st protest, the IG has taken a new direction, and has sent it's apologists after us, in the media, to try and attack the public perception of us. Now our aim (mine anyway) was never to become popular, but to voice my concerns at the evil that is now gradually and insidiously worming it's way into the very heart of our nation.

Now these apologists, are saying that we bloggers are forces against democracy, that we (to use the "aahh" spokesperson's favourite turn of phrase) "don't want to give them credibility...", that we do not know what we are talking about, and generally that we are fighting a lost cause.

Let's take that one at a time....

  1. Forces against democracy
The problem is that our soldiers are used to a target they can pin down with their superior firepower. The fact is that for all their superior firepower, their's is the inferior brain-power that is hindering them....this from a force that was stupid enough to threaten the official representative of the world's only superpower. I think toting their guns for too long must have really gotten to their heads.

The fact is that we are not under democracy of any sort. Stop peddalling that rubbish...we are now living in a military dictatorship, and an appallingly bad one at that. If anyone's the force against democracy, it's the same force that overthrew the democratically elected government, the very group you are now falling over yourself to make excuses for.

2. Don't want to give them credibility...

This is the favourite refrain of a certain Leweni..... The only thing worth pointing out to you sir, is that despite the lies that flow freely out of your mouth, your actions are saying something have searched for us, which any IT literate person could have actually told you from the beginning was a herculean task, and one you just didn't have the marbles to do. You have threatened us, which ranks with your search for us as an endevour in idiocrisy, you have said you are ignoring us, which you uttered in the same breath as you are tracking us....oxymoron anyone? To top this all off, you are now saying you don't want to give us credibility when by your actions of search for us, threatening us, ignoring us and oh...let's not forgetting ...trying futilely to ban us from our readers and supporters in the Civil Service....all these actions are really an emphatic demonstration of the fact that you, and your masters, and their partners in crime see us as a very credible threat. If you're going to lie to us, which I now see is second nature to you, at least be honest to yourself. You can't stop us. We are leveraging the ubiquituos nature of the Web. Look that up in the dictionary, stop guessing and scratching your know you never saw that word before....

3.Do not know what we are talking about

This is the gist of what a Dr. Suresh Prasad had to say about us in a Fiji Times opinion piece. I must seriously ask the editor of said paper: Where on earth do you find these people? And how do you screen them?

This is actually what he said:

"It is ironical that the very vociferous pro- democracy advocates in Fiji, including the 'purists' within the legal fraternity and those shouting over the fence from our neighbouring nations, have yet not spouted their views on which model of democracy are they contemplating imposing on Fiji."

In this rant of his, he goes on to insinuate that we are NGO-employed people who are manipulating the "gullible overseas media". For one thing, the overseas media are not gullible. They have seen right through your lies and know that you are, in the words of a New Zealand journalist "an idiot".

Also the claim that we are "well endowed" NGOs is so way off the mark it's hilarious. I have a mortgage that just increased because the interest rates were raised by the banks in response to the decline in the economy caused by your coup. I pay my taxes, and don't have anything to do with the NGO scene. I'm your worst nightmare, a person who is speaking out because I believe in what I am saying and will do so, even if there is no reward in it other than the fact that I sleep peacefully at night, knowing that what I am tell you is the truth. I don't do this for anything other than the hope that maybe....just maybe, this will eventuate and a better Fiji for all will be the result.

In case nobody informed you, we are supporters of the democracy model enshrined in the 1997 Constitution. Stop lying and alleging that we are trying to restore Qarase-Democracy. You know that if your chumcha Mahendra Chaudry and his Labour party had won the 2001 or the 2006 elections, they would have governed under the same laws that the SDL led Fiji under. The fact of the matter is that you people contested the elections twice under this constitution and lost both times....and you can't stomach the idea that maybe the majority of Fiji does not want your masters in power. I will repeat that again so that you understand that this is very significant....THE MAJORITY OF FIJI DOES NOT WANT YOUR MASTERS IN POWER!!!!

Oh...and when you have the time, please go and explain the meaning of "ubiquitous" to Leweni. Seeing that you claim to be a doctor in something....

4.Fighting a lost cause

I don't think so. We are fighting for our rights and as history has shown over and over again, in every age, every nation, under every tyrant(s), the truth always prevails. And the truth is Mr. Bainimarama, you have committed a wrong so vile that I hope the Lord can forgive you. You have killed, tortured, threatened, bullied the citizens of this nation in the misguided notion that you were doing the right thing. You might say that you did not do these things but as Commander, yours is the responsibility.

A wiser general than you, who lived centuries before you darkened this planet, said:
" If the soldiers make a mistake once, and it leads to defeat, kill the soldier who made the mistake.

If the soldiers make the same mistake twice, with the same results, kill the general."

So why do we blog?

We blog because this is now the only way we can speak out freely. We have no other avenue that we can safely use to express our mounting dissatisfaction with the way our nation is being raped. We speak for our brothers and sisters, our mothers and fathers, our sons and daughters, for all who are suffering under this regime, and have no way to voice their concerns.

We blog, because we cannot stand silently and watch our country descend into the abyss. We blog, because we must. We blog because we say the things the masses feel, and express the desires found in the hearts of the sons and daughters of Fiji, that we are heading in the wrong direction, and that if we don't turn around now, we might just be too late. God save your souls if that day dawns on this nation, because only He will be able to protect you from a populace that will be hunting for you. That day will come sooner if the deposed PM does decide to come back to the capital. While I didn't agree with his government, I must admit that I would welcome him in Government over these fools anyday!!!!

Sun Tzu wrote in his military treatise The Art of War 3000 years ago:

" Too frequent rewards signify that the enemy is
at the end of his resources; too many punishments betray
a condition of dire distress."


" To begin by bluster, but afterwards to take fright
at the enemy's numbers, shows a supreme lack of intelligence."

As heads are rolling left, right and centre, and all Bainimarama's cronies are now sharing and even fighting over the spoils, the condition our nation is in must be very dire....even worse than the "economic decline" this regime used as their excuse for taking over. If you doubt to the nearest Civil servant you can find. They will only be more than happy to tell you about the shelved projects, the lack of funding and the cut's this regime is implementing. The proposal to right-size the government is just the latest. Come on Chaudry, call it what it is - downsizing. Or are you afraid of giving the unions you were once a part of another excuse to go on strike and really light the fires under you? This is also another spoils-sharing, that of diplomatic mission heads overseas.

One final note...can somebody tell the media people like Ms. Foster and Inoke at Fiji TV that we are not blogspots? Please get your names right. These are blogs...short-form for weblogs. Blogspot is merely the name Google uses to host these sites. Google blog and see what I'm talking about...

God Bless Fiji,

Thursday, May 3, 2007

The Iceberg Just Got Bigger....


I just took a break from doing chores around the house to post these comments for you to read....

And stay glued to your monitors...the next protest is coming soon....very soon.

Anonymous said...

God bless the ones who stayed home and the ones who have to go because of the coward 'THREAT' made Taina to civil servants.

Fijilive also need to rewrite their headings..Civil Servants didn't 'defy' the protest called and went to work...they were 'THREATENED' by their superiors...a sign of human rights abuse in the verbal sense.

May 2, 2007 8:05 AM
Anonymous said...

AWESOME stand and God bless you for suggesting it. There were 6 of us who had a mokosiga day away - so please add us to your list. Keep up the fight - there are many people behind you !

May 2, 2007 3:09 PM
Anonymous said...

the mere fact that PSC went to great lengths to ensure that all civil servants were at work is victory indeed. The free mileage they gave to the protest was victory in itself.

Keep up the good work. the end is near. God Bless Fiji.

They can run but cant hide.

May 2, 2007 4:55 PM
Anonymous said...

Honestly, we went to work BUT didnt do much. We just spent most of the time reading magazines, newspapers, talking, etc... anything but work.
We didnt file reports as expected, we didnt finish tasks that was given...

May 2, 2007 4:56 PM
Captain Freedom said...

6 of my friends were at my place drinking grog that day. We all work at different places but all came up with the excuse of having 'running stomach'..

And we will do it again.

May 2, 2007 4:58 PM
Anonymous said...

Apart from May 1, my every day now is a protest against what is happening and not a day goes by without me talking to people , like-minded or not, about issues that we need to consider seriously and not accept lying down. I'm continualy surprised (though I really shouldn't be) by the number of people who just abhor the current situation, the army, the IG etc...and even more pleasantly surprised that this is not just blind, bigotted , xenophobic hatred but a stand based on quite a good grasp and analysis of information that is available to them. Given that we're not getting much from the mainstream media, you and the other freedom bloggers will have to take the credit for providing us with good and reliable information.

Don't, even for a second, think that what you and other freedom bloggers are doing, are not having an effect. You provide us with a lifeline to our sanity, our conscience, our principles. Your blogs provide fuel that we need to endure another day of oppression, repression and just plain aridity of the spirit. Don't worry, it will all translate into action...even if it does not seem that way now.

May 3, 2007 4:35 PM

And just to show that there are a lot of us, and more than those idiots who are trying their damndest to ruin this paradise...this is the latest result taken from the poll that I have had running on here for almost 2 months:

God Bless Fiji,

The Tip of the Iceberg...

This is the body of an email received from one of the many supporters in the Civil Service. While this regime is claiming that you all turned up to work, I bet you all know that that is a big fat lie. Why are they lying? Read this and decide for yourself....

Note to you Intern ational Observers:


Note that Shamima Ali is contradicting the lie also...take a bow Ms. Ali...

Anyway, on with the letter....
Hi, I'm a civil servant working in a central agency of Govt (please leave me nameless).
Decided to do the right thing and not attend work on May 1st. Lately morale has been really low in the office. Other civil servants are working slowly and have contempt for the unqualified illegal ministers. Anyways the staff that did come to work on May 1st took the afternoon off and remarked to me that a lot of other staff didn't turn up for work as well.
Evidently this has prompted the PSC illegal head to block Govnet access to RFC and others. They're worried about the threat of collective action which they can't contain. In any case we are entitled to several days sick leave without sick sheet. If this were to happen again on larger scale it would cripple Govt.
A lot of us have tendered resignation or are actively seeking alternative employment rather than serving under these wretches.
Well, thanks for the good work you've been doind. Trust me you guys make a big difference!!
God Bless,

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

In Case of Victimisation....

Ni Sa Bula,

By now, some of you would start to be feeling the brunt of the decision you made to stay home on Tuesday, 1st May, in support of the call made for the rule of law, and democracy in our fair nation.

You might be thinking whether it was a good idea after all, especially if you have been hauled over the coals, about this, maybe penalised in some way, or asked to give an explanation why you stayed away from work. If you didn;t have a sick sheet, I really feel for you...the only thing worse I can think of is me getting caught by some eager-beaver aahhhh soldiers.....

In light of this sacrifice you have made, and the price you might be paying, we are looking for your stories....the things that happened to you because you stayed home. These stories will be highlighted in these blogs, and trust me, the readership we have, individually and collectively will ensure that tyrannical bosses like the PSC and others who think they can trample us underfoot with impunity, will think twice before taking action against you.

If you so wish, we will conceal your identity, your occupation and any other information that might place you in danger. Of course, there are those of you who are willing to come right out, and if you want to do so, we will be more than happy to oblige you. So start typing, and send in your stories, experiences, annecdotes etc. You can email them to or .

By exposing them, you can stop them dead in their tracks. By staying quiet, you are only asking for more of this sort of treatment. Remember, they can only subdue you if you cower. So don't!!! Speak out, and we will carry your message to the world. Trust me, they are watching and listening.

Now that that's over...what next?

This is the question.

What next?

We have had our protest. Amongst the rest of you, I also called in sick. Now the military is saying that all the civil servants turned up to work. The IG is claiming that the protest is a flop. In the current circumstances, the fact that there are those of us who dare protest, is already a sign of victory, a sign that we are not going to fade quietly into the dark.

How many of you believe that all the Government workers turned up for work? More importantly if that is true, what are the chances of a 100% turnout for the peons of the Government? And while you are considering this, think about this.....the very source of this so-called "fact" is the same source that told us that because of corruption, the democratically elected government deserved to be overthrown.

I know of at least 25 people, both civil servants and private sector employees who stayed at home, to protest the coup. Even my neighbours, stayed home. These are people I know personally. And that is the point I am trying to make...IF YOU LOOK HARD ENOUGH, YOU ALSO KNOW PEOPLE WHO MISSED WORK YESTERDAY!!!! We all do...and that is the fact of the matter. We might deny this, but deep down we all know that there are people, and a sizable number too, who are opposing this regime. Even the junta know this. Why do you think they get their knickers in a twist trying to "look unconcerned". Oh and Leweni, not only technically, but practically as well, you won't find us. Take that as the gospel truth.

We all know that this regime is lying. Who of us really, in he or her honest opinion, agrees that the events that have transpired are for the good of Fiji. Are deaths good? Maybe job losses. Or paycuts are good. The removal and replacing of the top echelon in the corridors must be for the better.


We all know that this is wrong. You can feel it in your bones. It sticks to your craw. And do you know what the saddest part of all of this is?

You are swallowing all of this...and you are asking for more. How? Because you have not said enough.

That is what yesterday was about..saying "Enough"....saying " I don't agree with this and I want as many people as possible to know that." The numbers are's the message that is the focus.

That was the aim of yesterday, the first step, and it worked. A lot of you stood up and said "ENOUGH". I know there were a lot of you on the fence, your hearts with us but your fears holding you back. Rest assured...the protest was only the first of many that will be coming your way.

So, to those of you who are now looking over your shoulders, thinking that because you hold the guns, nobody will make you run for your lives...beware!!!! We are here....we are growing in number...and your day of reckoning is coming.

We will not kill you like you killed us, we will not torture you like you did us, but we will prevail. You cannot stop us. You cannot find us. You cannot see us. We are all around you, amongst you, with you, watching you. And now you fear us. Because we are coming....and we are no longer afraid, of you or your guns. That is why you are afraid. Because we now know that we have nothing to fear from you. You don't scare us anymore.