Three streams of power
Re: Could it be time to create standard laws and powers across all villages?
There are three streams of power operating in Samoa.
The government system (palagi system) controls everything in Samoa and is an absolute failure.
The Matai (Samoa) system is controlled (bought with money) by the government of Samoa and is used mostly in village affairs.
The Church (God) system in Samoa is a complete failure with church-goers committing sin (no fear of God) during the 6 days of the week and on the 7th day forgiveness is asked with a remorseful heart and the sinful cycle begins again the following week.
Samoa has a mixture of all these three systems (government-matai-church) operating and it is the cause of all failures in Samoa.
To restore order the God-Christ system must rule everyone in Samoa.
Unfortunately there is no hope of this happening any time soon.