Vinaka Vakalevu Jean d’Ark for this lucid comment………..
Jean d’Ark Says:
January 5, 2009 at 7:08 am
Happy New Year, Fijigirl (and everyone else)!
In answer to your question – Form an NGO and join up with the Democracy Council (or just join straight up)!
We need to consider a range of options in addition to blogging – and that is a FIRST step!
2009 is the Regime’s last roll of the dice to try and garner some kind of legitimacy with the people of Fiji and the internationsl community.
They still have it in their naive minds that they (have the qualities and abilities) to forge some kind of Singapore out of Fiji. They blame Mahen for previous budgetary stuff-ups that have sunk the economy deeper since 2006.
So once this Samy/Narayan/Khaiyum/Chand 2009 budget sinks without a trace of economic benefit by year’s end, they will KNOW for sure that their Utopian charter pipe-dream is a non starter without proper democracy and legitimacy. They may claim that they have to wait another two or three years for the effects to show in the economic cycle, but really the writing will already be on the wall by then. Then you will see them increasingly isolated as more and more NCBBF/Charter supporters drift away from Frank & Co as it becomes increasingly difficult for them to justify all of Frank’s lying, cheating and charades that resulted in NO evident benefit or achievement!