by a Blog Reader
I don’t understand what is going on in our midst. I see idiots falling over themselves about some Israeli singer because she supports her democratically elected government. They want her out of Malta while retaining the Maltese’s right to visit the Holy Land. In the history of the world, no democratically elected government has ever gone to war against another democratically elected government. Nothing could bring peace in the Middle East unless the Palestinians and sheiks opt for democratic elections. Democratic governments don’t go to war against each other. Instead of engaging in mature hospitality, the gays’ cancel culture is now seeking Netta’s scalp. Hatred always turns on its own at some point.
It also puzzles me that the Maltese government voted that €90 million last year to improve the supply of electricity. Instead of improvement, we saw the electricity cables melting like buttet this summer. At the same time, in the Middle East, cables stayed intact under longer and more intense heat. Now the government is promising an extra €30 million for next year as if it will be effective. At the promise, the Malta Council for Economic and Social Development (MCESD) and its social partners came out from the meeting in Castille singing the kumbaya. Our political and business leaders are taking us down the path of idiocrasy.They mistake our polite silence for acquiescence and gullibility.
There are two overly used phrases in Robert Abela’s jargon. One is “climate change.” Why did the electricity supply fall apart? “Climate change.” The labour government, he cautions, plans for the long term. If so, it foresaw climate change but failed to act.
In the annual report for 2022, the Water Services Corporation’s (WSC) Karl Cilia, the CEO, also blamed “climate change.” How does climate change account for his corporation’s setbacks? He didn’t say. We didn’t see water mains bursting like scorchinggeysers with hissing spray. We didn’t see the water pipes connecting the villages melting under the intense heat. So how does he account for so much water wastage? It turns out there is another culprit and this time it’s for real. It’s the “aging infrastructure,” he said. Many years ago, when Labour got elected, it should have revamped the infrastructure for the long term. Instead, it used band aids to patch the aging system. As a result, the system keeps breaking down. Widespread water theft and leakages have transformed our water monopolist into a beggar holding out its leaking hat to HSBC and the public for loans and bonds respectively.
The other overly used item in Robert Abela’s replies is the word “serene.” Last March, he lamented that the Nationalists were ruining the country’s serenity. A Malta Independent editorial replied with 13 reasons why there is no serenity under Labour. Four years earlier he said that the country had two leaders to select from, Joseph Muscat a “serene politician,” and a certain Delia. After the police searched Joseph Muscat’s home, Abela appealed to Labour supporters to remain serene. What could he have said instead? “The guy is a crook and money launderer”? In his New Year’s Eve message for 2023, Abela proclaimed that his government’s primary objective was serenity. It was like the government addressing itself, “Kun pastizz.” Serene is what you say when you are helpless and can do nothing about it. “Sir, I think your house is burning.” The reply: “I’m serene about it.”
The hope that Maltese wages will catch up with those of advanced EU countries have been shot dead with the arrival of Clyde Caruana’s third world labour imports model. Our hospitals are full of foreign nurses, lacking basic language skills. Qualified Maltese nurses are pursuing higher salaries in the UK. A more reasonable solution to the nursing shortage would have involved the government properly remunerating Maltese nurses for their care of bed ridden Maltese individuals, rather than resorting to the use of low-cost foreign labour as a replacement.The same goes for so many other jobs. On the current trajectory, Malta will be predominantly a third world country. Labour voters will constitute about 20% of the population. And that’s without Labour losing a single percentage against the Nationalists at the polling booth.
Each Maltese person is increasingly isolated under the new model. Defeat follows isolation. Go to a funeral where the deceased retiree may have given an entire life for the community. Next to nobody shows up beyond some family members. The pillars of the community disappear in isolation because their community is being eviscerated, replaced by strangers with no roots or cultural affinity. Yesterday it was “tagħna lkoll.” Tomorrow it will be “tagħom ilkoll.” Mark my words. It’s what countless native Americans, Canadians and Australians discovered when it was too late, facing hordes of displaced Maltese. This time, you could be on the wrong side of history.
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