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Atlas Shrugged

Atlas Shrugged

I refer to Godwin Ligo’s article in the Daily Post on 12th January, entitled “Political sponsorship of students discouraging: Garae”

The type of thinking held by Mr. Garae in itself is “discouraging”. His statement – “…it would be better if political parties and MPs allocation is spent on a technical or agricultural studies for failed students so that they can become more productive…..” is an insult to intelligence itself.

Can you imagine what it would be like if we prioritized the so-called financial “needs” of the lazy, uneducated, morals-deficit people over those of the intelligent, the achievers, the educated and those with “the right stuff”?

WHOOPS! I guess we already are, at least judging by the recent performance of some elected officials and their public service “toadies”.

Mr. Garae, I respectfully suggest, assuming an ability to read on his part, should embark on a self-education course, quickly. Some light reading akin to “The Communist Manifesto” (basically espouses the Mr. Garae-type thinking) would be a good start followed by Ayn Rand’s 12-years-in-the-writing “Atlas Shrugged”, a philosophy more akin to the modern-day hopes and aspirations of the citizens of a young nation such as Vanuatu and states thus: “My philosophy, in essence, is the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute.” 

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APPARENTLY, there was a hearing at the Magistrate’s Court at 8.00 p.m. yesterday which, the Daily Post attended. I am told that we shall know what’s going on in a front page article tomorrow. Does this mean that the media is being controlled or censored and we are yet to find out? IS THERE ANYBODY OUT THERE?

No news is good news?

Looking back on last week, it was one of “WOW” factor type events……….

 MONDAY:

Vanuatu “Daily Post”: “The Minister for Education Marcellino Pipite claimed that the information carried in Daily Post’s Saturday issue relating to the Yacht Phocea implicating him and another state minister is politically motivated.”

WOW! The good old “red herring” trick! Don’t mention the fact that HE WAS THERE. Oh,no……let’s try and pretend it never happened…or if it did….doesn’t really matter, does it? After all – he’s a “big man”.

 TUESDAY:

Sky News: “Spaniards Withdraw Money As Recession Deepens”—“The Spanish have withdrawn money from banks at a record rate in July, as official figures show their country’s recession has deepened.” 

WOW! Hard to believe that people, not just in Spain, but also in other countries, are doubting the financial integrity of the banks! Can’t understand why (LOL). 

WEDNESDAY

The Guardian (UK): “Mitt Romney becomes official GOP candidate at last” —“Mitt Romney‘s White House campaign was back on schedule on after he was formally nominated as the Republican presidential candidate…”.On the convention floor many delegates were yet to be won over by Romney, admitting he was not much of a campaigner but optimistic that the anti-Obama sentiment in the country will be the deciding factor on election day. Romney was formally nominated after a theatrical roll-call of delegates, with each state announcing votes for Romney or his last remaining challenger, the libertarian Ron Paul.” 

WOW! I am just so surprised that the GOP (“Grand Old Party”) decided to go with “more of the same”. Can’t have a ‘radical’, common-sense bloke like Ron Paul running the country, can we? We might all lose our jobs, for goodness’ sake! 

THURSDAY

Vanuatu “Daily Post”: “Pipite confirms boarding yacht, denies receiving money”—“The Education Minister Marcellino Pipite has said he will not sue Daily Post and TBV if they apologise to him for defamation of character. On the question of the minister actually went on board, his reply was: “I was invited.” And on the question of who gave the invitation, Minister Pipite replied that the invitation was from government authorities but refused to name the authority from a question by the media.” 

WOW! What a Saint the “Minister of chickens” is! 

FRIDAY

Sorry – No “WOW’s” –  

SATURDAY

Vanuatu Daily Post: “Director explains Vt3.5 million loss”—“When asked if he meant he could not be held accountable for the Vt3.5 million shortfall in the 2010 revenue collections, Mr. Tarilongi accepted he was responsible but maintained that the activities that led to the loss had nothing to do with him”. 

WOW! A back-pedalling Senior Civil Servant! Who woulda thunk it? 

Vanuatu Daily Post: “Immigration late for 117 passengers”. 

WOW! Can you believe it? A Government Department making life difficult for our chief revenue providers (tourists). Unbelievable!