Back in the day, when we Fijians were cannibals, the idea of eating another human was not so much a survival tactic as a symbolic ceremony. The cannibal, in eating another human, subsumed their power – using the victim’s body to make themselves grow stronger, if you will. Those days are gone now. Or so we thought.
Everything Bainimarama tries to do to our government, our Rule of Law, our institutions, our land and our heritage, shows he is trying to subsume the power of our entire nation. He does not understand that great leaders know their own limits, and act accordingly. He has no understanding of limits to what he can or should do, so he tries to do it all, control it all, cannibalise it all like a huge, fat, guzzling no-holds-barred, gluttonous omnivore – in fact, an OmniVore.
OmniVore strips our indigenous institutions of their ability to lift the indigenous people out of poverty. He tries to disband our Great Council of Chiefs, erase the VKB (which lists all indigenous Fijians), tries under the table to abolish native land rights, is hijacking Fijian Holdings and is even trying to cripple successful indigenous businesses. He even sucks the savings money out of our national provident fund.
OmniVore knee-caps our civil service, forcing nearly 5000 competent civil servants to retire. (And, given there are no funds left in FNPF, these people are left with nothing to survive on.)
OmniVore kills off our sustainable industries. Tourism, sugar, agriculture and fisheries are all reeling from Vore’s insatiable appetite for money and his Dementor-like kiss. Air Fiji has closed down and Air Pacific may not survive. Our media is choked, raped and pillaged daily by OmniVore’s censors. Every industry the OmniVore touches instantly self-composts.
OmniVore corrupts our Police Force. The former head of the Police, Andrew Hughes and his replacement Romanu Tikotikoca were the best Commissioners in living memory. Today, our Fiji Police is run by military men who don’t know what they’re doing, who demotivate our Police officers, rail against our non-Christian police and preach incomprehensible sermons which have nothing to do with protecting and serving We The People.
One of OmniVore’s more odious deeds has been to destroy the Rule of Law in Fiji. The corrupt judges may be on a break, but will probably return. Murderers, called ‘manslaughterers’, are turned loose so quickly it is an outright insult to the victims’ families. OmniVore makes further mockery of our legal system by giving illegal interim Minister for Justice MyArse the power to issue licenses to legal practitioners, cannibalising that power from the Fiji Law Society.
He gets us suspended from the Forum, and the Commonwealth. ACP countries view us askance. OmniVore thinks this is progress? Everything he does tries to subsume the power of We The People – taking us right back to cannibal days. Those who won’t learn from history are condemned to repeat it, OmniVore. Is cannibalism really what you want?
God bless Fiji