I was brought up by intelligent, caring and honest parents. They taught me about moral and ethical “values”. They did this through “leading by example” and I am truly grateful to them for that.
My father lived by the adage – “A man’s word is his bond”.
Mark Twain once said – “If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything”
Ayn Rand - “Integrity does not consist of loyalty to one’s subjective whims, but of loyalty to rational principles.”
I do my utmost to live the creed acknowledged by the above persons.
It’s my belief that a person’s integrity level is the very essence of “soul”, if you will.
The current attack on my personal integrity is, in effect, also an attack on any people or groups or businesses associated with me. This, to me, is a highly offensive attack, however, for the moment at least…… that is not the “meat” of this message.
The defining issue is the fact this Government is dedicated to hanging onto power, no matter the cost (to Vanuatu and its citizenry) or means taken to achieve that end. One of its chosen communication means is to lie, deny or ignore and throughout the process, act as if they consider themselves to be untouchable, per se.
The Vanuatu Government, including it’s Public Relations Officer (PRO) – Jeff Patunvanu have chosen to use their normal tactics of attention-diversion from their mis-deeds via the PRO’s Press Release on 1st February 2013.
It is my intention to hold both the Vanuatu Government and the PRO accountable for their actions. As the title says….
“You have picked on the wrong bloke this time, mate!”