The pressing issues

Dear Editor,


Re: How corruption is solved the Samoan way. With “a pile of stones.”

I’m sure this type of bickering occurs frequently in the chambers of government. It’s actually a good thing because it keeps everyone on their toes. It’s how a democracy works. It’s indisputable how Palusalue thinks and where he’s coming from. 

The unfortunate truth about government is, those who enter with good intentions, 9 out of 10 times relinquish these good intentions/ideals influenced or cajoled by money and power, end up making decisions that don’t benefit the people. 

And it’s kinda funny and sad because isn’t this the reason they enter government? ... to serve the people? 

It’s rare if you find someone that leaves the office with a clean conscience or with benefits they truly deserve.  

I vehemently disagree with your statement that reads, “.......he should perform the most demeaning act a man is demanded to do which is apologise?”

No sir, that is not the most “demeaning” act, on the contrary, it’s an act of a real man. It shows he’s man enough to know he’s wrong and it’s the right thing to do...apologize. Nothing demeaning about that. 

Only a guilt-ridden man finds it demeaning! 

Here’s a list of some demeaning acts of man:

#1) Raping his daughter, other women and children.  

#2) Allowing poverty to be pervasive in Samoa...the politicians knowing and NOT doing anything about it. Seeing children peddling in the streets.

#3) Allowing sex offenders to get away with and repeat harming our women and children.

Yes Sir, that’s what demeaning is! 

Trying to garner an apology from anyone, is meaningless in the face of other, more pressing issues.

Your comments and description of the situation is a bit harsh, in my opinion and it’s evident why. You apparently have history with this gentleman and it’s obvious it’s not very amiable.

Let’s all focus on big issues and stop bickering among yourselves about the minutia. You were all put there to do the people’s work.  

Step outside of your comfort zone, your posh offices and homes and your fancy cars, take off your rose colored glasses and look at the real Samoa. 

It’s crying out and none of you are hearing it because you’re busy trying to vie for attention and insist on who’s right or wrong, meanwhile, the women and children of Samoa cry.


Stella M.

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