Rather than taking delight in the removal of a person on whose watch:
- Malta became a heaven and a haven for criminals and money-launderers,
- corruption and crime prospered,
- rule of law was replaced by impunity, lawlessness and mob rule,
- freedom of expression deteriorated,
- and a journalist was murdered for uncovering the corruption of his best friends and closest collaborators, corruption of which he was aware and which he defended,
they gave him a hero’s send-off.
They depicted him as a saviour, a saint and a martyr, the ultimate politician and statesman.
They should have depicted him as he really is – reprehensible, repugnant, repulsive and revolting.
They should have told him “good riddance to bad rubbish”.
The fact that they didn’t shows that it doesn’t really make a difference who is elected as his successor. All we can expect is more of the same. Cut from the same cloth.
It’s time for change. Real change. But change doesn’t happen just by saying that we need change, or by thinking it. By doing nothing. Words are cheap.It’s time to stand up and be counted.
Mahatma Gandhi once said,
I would add it also becomes complicity.
Repubblika will be holding a General Meeting on Saturday 11 January 2020 to discuss and consider the adoption of its policy document “Malta Ġdida: Repubblika Ġdida”. The meeting has been convened with the following agenda.
09:30 Call to Order + Introduction by Robert Aquilina, President-Elect
09:40 Presentation of Policy Document by Manuel Delia
10:00 Debate Part 1
10:45 Coffee Break
11:15 Debate Part 2
11:50 Concluding remarks by Vicki Ann Cremona, President
The General Meeting is convening at the St Aloysius Assembly Hall, Birkirkara. Entrance through Triq il-Kulleġġ.
The Press is invited to attend any part of the meeting and committee members will be available for interview. A digital copy of the policy document in English and Maltese will be provided.