This is the question.
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 irrelevant...it'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.
Wednesday, May 2, 2007
This is the question.