Monday, September 21, 2009


There is hope after all. Everybody is excited, "there must be change!", reverberates at the four corners of the room, "good governance, honesty, sincerity, transparency, service, etc."; for the people. Yes a set of able, non traditional and honest politicians to form a governance that is responsive to the needs of the people. A governance that emanates from its constituents. Every body agrees, yes, there is a chance.

But wait, how can this be achieved..... Advocacy!... go out and teach people how to choose their leaders,...voters education, ...look for candidates that believe and are sincere enough to adhere to the given guiding principles of the island for governance. But then again, for the past 20 years people had been giving voters education to the islanders and it looks like the sickness has worsen....Then it is imperative that these personalities be selected from among the members of the island, because they understand and believe these guiding principles. What a noble vision! NO to guns, NO to goons, NO to gold. The traditional politics has got to stop and it should start from here, from the island!

How to choose for these noble islanders? Criteria: 1. if possible one should come from a big family, a big clan!.... ooops, is it not based on merits? what happened to the islands' guiding principles? Does it mean that this clan will come first later on? after all it made you a winner? Or are you on to the road of another dynasty? 2. the islander must have a total control of a large group of poor people! ...oooops is the leader islander supposed to be selected based on integrity, service, capability, merits and not based on patronage? 3. should be very knowledgeable on the basic traditional politics, to fight toe to toe, guns for guns, gold for gold, goons for goons or perhaps has an armory of clandestine tactics...ooops are we to stand by the islands' guiding principle of honesty, transparency and on merits, is it not proclaimed that the traditional political exercise must end and that the end should start from the island??? shall this islander continue....?

For a while it would seem that it is a dawning of a new breed of leaders. At the end of the day these islanders do not seem to be different from them after all, ONE HAS TO WIN BY HOOK OR BY CROOK.