They are still at it. This, ladies and gentlemen, is the choice you have come election day. It’s a choice between two parties who are about to take off on a race entitled: “I pilfered less private citizen’s data than the other party did”. They know you have no other option, or that the other option you could have had has been adequately neutered by the laws they drafted and passed in parliament. So their marketing will start from the premiss that every party pilfers private citizen’s information – but ours does it better.
Here’s Minister Gatt (of the same party as Paul Borg Olivier) highlighting the ills of the opposition.
Minister Gatt noted that the independent report showed its satisfaction that no data from the core system of government services has been penetrated. He confirmed that the reports orchestrated in the media were a pack of lies. The opposition was free not to use Mitts e-mail accounts, but he would not accept the opposition’s crocodile tears that personal data were sacrosanct when the MLP daily trafficked in data leaked and stolen from government departments.
That’s from the PN front. Of course Labour will rebutt with their own version of a holier than thou story. What is really painful seen from this high horse is seeing intelligent beings like Fausto and Ettore (to name two) rushing to justify this or that party or (alternatively) playing along with the game and highlighting the ills of only one of the two parties. Sure, Fausto managed to overcome his choking fit and call for PBO’s resignation – only after downing that spoonful of sugar and yelling Blue Murder at Labour’s past misdeeds.
We are pawns in their little game. They’ll keep the electoral lists, the databases and the other information so long as we keep playing their game.
Time for a brain check to find out whether we can still think independently. Might be too late… you’ll know if you get this message… Error Retrieving Data (File not found).