The Malta Independent’s version of Frank Salt has compared the visions of the two goliaths of Maltese politics here. Don’t you just love this Lilliputian view of Maltese politics? I am sure this is the kind of argument that flames the fires of my friend l-Imzebbel and triggers off his inevitable response that independence is a non-event for him.
Instead of thinking in terms of the collective good we are reduced to the sorry state of band club politics where the “my Saint is more Saintly than yours reigns supreme”. Instead of recognising that Independence and Republic days were two steps intended to lead to the development of a nation we squibble about which is best … my side of the egg or yours?
Arrigo goes one further. His take on the policies of the Opposition is that they are aimless and lack the “road map indicated by the present Nationalist government” (hmm possibly funded by the Italian Protocol too). Road map might not be the best metaphor for any Maltese Government’s plans… it is enough to cause chills to rush down spines and Lornas to put pen to paper to save the stranded denizens of Mgarr. Arrigo fails to notice that the emptiness he finds in the Opposition plans is just as present (or absent?) in the Nationalist party’s plans.
There are no plans anywhere… only knee-jerk reactions. Maybe we should have a tinted glasses day… where we march up and down Republic street (to Independence Square) wearing red or blue tinted glasses, praising or complaining about the current state of affairs.
How do you want your eggs? Scrambled? Poached? Sunny-side up? Fried?
Fug it… let’s have an omelette… that’s a froga for the linguists out there.