When the Wax has Really Settled

They’re not just deaf. They’re hard headed. If a useless Labour opposition no longer exists they will invent it. We’ve said what we have to say about the government’s sweeping PfP under the carpet and beyond discussion. Until now answers from the apologista quarters are limited to reminding us of Labour’s position on PfP and deriding the “obsolete” neutrality clause (their interpretation and not that of a constitutional court). They will keep producing this bull – because it is bull, because it is beside the point. Lack of consultation. Ignoring parliament. Failing to mention the damn move in an electoral manifesto. That is the point. And it features nowhere in their answers.

This is a clear example of the sad situation we are in so long as the opposition is feeble. The nationalists and their apologists will go on reminding us what the failed part of the opposition has to say and measure their deeds against a team that is on the fast lane to becoming past history. In the meantime when faced with clear questions from the media (see Times, Independent, MaltaToday) and warning signs that their chosen path to reactivating PfP membership is not so democratic they just evade. They probably secretly pine for Sant’s exit from the political scene. He made it all seem so easy.

And Fausto… at least I expected you not to quote out of context. Dr Mangion speaks of “arrogant behaviour” and refers to the PN government decision of 2008. Just in case you were hoping otherwise.

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7 responses to “When the Wax has Really Settled

  1. No debate?

    No web-democracy?

    Shall we name Daphne, Antoine Vella….to have a number of comments here?

    Shall I post a stupid porn movie to get some attention on delicate issues? (11,000 hits daily for a porn movie!)

    Shameful!

    to Jacques: what about the Lisbon Treaty, Jacques? Our holy parliament decided a big YES to an unexistant constitution. It was almost written there on the treaty that Malta must join the military.

    The opposition did not know about the Gozo incinerator, let this hot issue you are rightly so addressing.

    But where was this blog during the Mr. and Mr. YES to Lisbon Treaty which lead to the PfP that will lead to somewhere else………

    You voted YESEU for much different reasons Jacques. Why blaming PN only? Why not EU as well?

    You should have blogged about this instead of wasting time addressing the bull of Eurosceptism.

    Why not mentioning that USA is considering bombarding Iran?

    You still write “democratic” on your blogs. If democracy exists, this blog wouldn’t.

    http://sandrovella.org/2007/12/erodi-gonzi.html

  2. Sandro, what has come over you?

  3. Periklu,

    ghax dawn mhux affarijiet tac-cajt.

    Se noqoghdu nilghabu bid-diskors tal-PfP u jerga’ jigi ballun politiku b’lasta minghajr oppozizzjoni.

    PfP = training militari = training militari tfisser preparamenti ghall-gwerra u ma hemmx loghob bid-diskors. Gwerra = mewt ta’ nies innocenti. U meta jmut tifel gewwa l-Iraq, jiena ma rridx inkun responsabbli minn dan id-demm.

    Dak ic-cippitatu ta’ Peppi jghid li hu jhossu responsabbli “bhala cittadin” mill-guh tad-dinja. Dak moralizmu tat-XXX ta’ XXX u jiena moralista m’inix. Mela inti tkun komplici tal-guh ta’ haddiehor just ghax inti tghix fid-dinja? Tkun komplici jekk ghandek mezz ta’ informazzjoni u minnflok tiddiskuti l-pastazati fir-Ruanda u d-Darfur u issa t-Tibet, (issa modo di dire), jinheba wara l-iskuza tar-razzizmu. B’xi programm extra kif iz-zghazagh jilbsu l-condoms, kif Britney Spears tqaxxar is-XXX ta’XXXX ecc. ecc. ecc. Dik hija l-komplicita`.

    Jekk ihossu responsabbli jmissu juza l-mezzi tieghu li gew iffininanzjati mill-loppju Malti u jara x’jaghmel biex f’dawn l-affarijiet moqzieza ma nigux komplici taghhom. Jiena bicca bicca blog ghandi bhal m’ghandu Jacques u n-nies hawn gew jikkummentaw meta tmissilhom il-partit miskin u x’ghamel il-partit fil-passat u x’qal il-mexxej viva taghna u dan-nejk.

    Kif qal Jacques, flok niddiskutu l-PfP, niddiskutu x’ghamlu tal-labour. Ara jiena u dawk in-nies x’XXXX XXXX mill-labour. Dawk qed jitolbu li nies bhalna li suppost ghandna mohh liberu u ahna komdi li nistghu naghmlu dan ma nkunux komplici man-nies tal-media u nappoggjaw decizjoni bhal din ghax ghamilha l-partit taghna u mhux l-iehor.

    Bhala Malta fiz-zghir taghna iebsa biex tasal twassal il-messagg tieghek, ahseb u ara ahna l-bloggers kemm hi iebsa izjed……….pero’ f’gieh l-XXXX……..ma nistax nifhem kif tista’ tiggieled ghal paci bl-armi tal-gwerra. Qisek qed tahxi biex titkellem f’isem il-verginita’.

    Ha mmur nixrob Fanta.

    JACCUSE: Censored. Ghax anki lili taqbez. Darb’ohra inqaccat kollox u ma noqghodx inzeggeg bl-XXXX

  4. Sandro Vella Says:
    April 3, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    “Jekk ihossu responsabbli jmissu juza l-mezzi tieghu li gew iffininanzjati mill-loppju Malti u jara x’jaghmel biex f’dawn l-affarijiet moqzieza ma nigux komplici taghhom. Jiena bicca bicca blog ghandi bhal m’ghandu Jacques u n-nies hawn gew jikkummentaw meta tmissilhom il-partit miskin u x’ghamel il-partit fil-passat u x’qal il-mexxej viva taghna u dan-nejk”.

    L’isle de Malte, Sandro, l’isle de Malte.

  5. Qaccat.

    Wahhaltieli Fanta.

  6. The first rule of survival is to save yourself before you save others. This is what human nature tells us to do when in crises – and it is generally accepted in the relevant field that more lives are saved through exercising a little self-interest.

    Sandro may seem relatively dark and unhumorous in this commentary but I have to say that I understand ‘why’ he has momentarily abandoned his trademark humerous slant. People ‘are’ dieing and for Malta to engage in military agreements is just one more step towards the assimilation of the Islands to become little more than a non-autonimous state within the EU superpower.

    Sandro – I think that you know as well as I do that democracy in Malta is a myth – a creature every bit as real as Santa Clause – propped up by those who would like an excuse to gain the power to rule, to leech, to occupy.

    The people are blinkered by the commercialism of this Santa Clause called democracy – and even moreso by partisanism. It saddens me to confirm just how entranched the blue Maltese versus red Maltese syndrom lies.

    A blight upon the parties and the political system that favours them… they are destroying the Islands in ways that even I am not fully appreciative of…

  7. oi mae jaxego

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