An excellent analysis of Dictator Vulgaris’ actions to date can be found on Discombobulated Bubu’s website. Please read it through to the end before you proceed any further here.
Now, I want to take you back in history, to the signing of the Magna Carta Liberatum (Great Charter of Freedoms). It was signed on 15 June 1215 by King John at Runnymede. For those of us who haven’t been near a history class recently, the Magna Carta’s significance rests in the idea that the king’s power could, for the first time, be constrained by a constitution or law rather than the monarch being solely answerable to himself. One of the document’s notable initiatives is allowing appeal against unlawful punishment, the writ of habeus corpus. The Magna Carta has been influential in the development of ideas of democracy around the world.
Do you see the pattern here? The sure, steady march of democracy around the world has been accompanied by the power of the monarch / state being limited by the rule of law.
Vore’s slow, cumbersome march entails firstly limiting the rule of law (through corrupting positions previously entrusted with its safekeeping). Secondly, he continues to grant to himself the powers of a medieval monarch by stripping away Fiji’s lawful institutions, treaties, agreements and alliances, whether domestic or international. We’re out of the Commonwealth, distanced from powerful allies, like ANZ, the EU, USA. He is desperate for us to be kicked out from the Pacific Forum.
Why? Why does Vore want to become Fiji’s King? What the heck is his endgame?
If you cut through Vore’s lies, he thinks its his job to change our Constitution. He won’t tell us how or why. But medieval monarchs don’t worry about piddly little things like telling the people of their intentions.
Whatever Vore’s ultimate plan, he’s had to improvise along the way. He definitely had to wing it at his initial Forum meeting, where he lied shamefacedly to our Pacific Island leaders. The floods, he botched up. Royally. He then used them as a convenient excuse to avoid the Forum, sending Attorney General MyArse instead.
If you take Vore at his word (and he repeatedly proves that you shouldn’t) he expects us to believe that, after he has changed the Constitution and reshaped Fiji into his own image … sorry, that should read ‘vision’ … that he will then step aside and allow us to return to the path of democratic rule. Perhaps Vore himself, his backers and his Master, the malodorous Chodokant, actually believe it.
They must have forgotten that Power corrupts. Vore, in creating his Kali-esque devastation and rebuilding of Fiji, continues to grant himself Absolute Power. As the saying goes, “Power corrupts, and Absolute Power corrupts absolutely”.
Even today, there is no way in hell or earth that Vore would give up what he has. He’s living the high life, man. He doesn’t pay for anything, he doesn’t worry about where the money’s coming from. His life is a Consequence Free Zone. And yet he wants us to believe that once he’s had a dozen years of high living, he will hand power back to Parliament.
No way will that jumped up puppet willingly step down. He’s in this for the long haul. He ain’t relinquishing power for love nor money. And diplomacy won’t have much of a chance either.
So, what IS Vore’s endgame? To all intents and purposes, he’s already there. What Vore does not realise is that he is not actually the people’s King. He is the people’s Enemy.
What can we do about it? Speak out. March. Protest. Strike. Do what you can. It’s all we have left.
I leave you with some snippets from one of democracy’s greatest defenders, Churchill, taken from various speeches.
If you will not fight for the right, when you can easily win without bloodshed, if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not so costly, you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance for survival. There may be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no chance of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.
You cannot tell from appearances how things will go. Sometimes imagination makes things out far worse than they are; yet without imagination not much can be done. Those people who are imaginative see many more dangers than perhaps exist; certainly many more than will happen; but then they must also pray to be given that extra courage to carry this far-reaching imagination.
Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never–in nothing, great or small, large or petty–never give in, except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.
God bless Fiji