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Fall from grace……the true story of Fijians in Fiji today says SWM

March 9, 2009

Yadra bloggers, well Fiji’s rugby woes mirrors Fiji’s political situation. What SWM finds unbelievable is the fact Fijians are so worked up about Fiji’s rugby woes, yet they don;t share the same emotion to the political rape and pillage happening to them right now! Maybe Fijians in particular need to face the full brunt of this coup to cherish good governance principles and constitutional government because they aren’t lifting a hand to help themselves. There seems to be a spirit of apathy around Fiji and little unimportant issues all of a sudden take centre stage and the more fundamental and important ones are being shoved to the background. Come on Fijians…rise and wake up from your slumber or all will be lost!

Monday, March 09, 2009

Lost cause … Apolosi Satala fights for the ball with Kenya’s Victor Oduoi during their quarter-final exit in Dubai. Picture: AFP FIJI sevens coach Iliesa Tanivula has pleaded with fans not to blame his players for the loss of the Melrose Cup. “It was an off day for us and it happens in rugby at time,” he said before the national team flew out of Dubai yesterday (Fiji time). “And yes, it hurts to have lost the World Cup.” Tanivula said Kenya turned up to play the game on the day and Fiji wasn’t prepared. Kenya won 26-7 but lost to Argentina 0-12 in the semi-final. “The basic errors let us down badly,” Tanivula said. “Nothing went our way and it is disappointing.” Kenya mentor Benjamin Ayimba said he knew from the start they would outdo Fiji as the Fijians did not have a classic game plan.

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18 Comments leave one →
  1. March 9, 2009 4:24 AM

    It can be called gagging @ its highest thats why Fijians are’nt talking or other. Have you heard of the so called….’eeerrry silence’ refered to by Warden Narsey at his address to the Ex Adi Cakobau girls remembering Amelia Rokotuivuna where he referred to this same silence.

    The short blurp, it is not in the nature of the First people to be such. Younger generation may differ as the urban drift have affected their view of what makes the frist people tick in essence.

    On the other hand, those that have heavily influenced Voroqe Bainimarama to execute this coup, & (You know, I know, You know!!!) ARE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF EVERY OPPORTUNITY TO PUT THEIR LAST $$$$ on this as if its their last ditch.

    If you sit & listen to the wise & old something is trickling through that smells of a Revolution in the making!! Watch with me…

  2. Viti permalink
    March 9, 2009 4:50 AM

    The Good Lord Works In Mysterious Way!

    Thanks To The Lord!

  3. Mark Manning permalink
    March 9, 2009 6:19 AM

    I think to help turn the economy around , some of the shoe shine boys in the streets of suva should start some barbershop qaurtet style singing , it will attract people to Fiji and keep people occupied and off the streets . Fijians are great at harmonising , i’d love to see what they could re invent in this regard . let’s get ready for the revival of the economy and harmony !

  4. March 9, 2009 8:11 AM

    Please don’t place the blame squarely at the feet of our boys. http://fijigirl.wordpress.com/2009/03/07/freedom-and-rugby/

    Any psychology heads out there will know that the reason our people are taking their frustrations out on the rugby boys is because they have repressed (for too long) their anger at the illegal regime. They feel it is ‘not safe’ to vent their anger at Vore and his goons (fearing the same fate as Mr Rabaka and other innocent victims). The rugby fraternity, in comparison, is fair game. So where, in ordinary circumstances, they might verbally chastise the rugby team, under this IR, their anger becomes physical. They want to punch, kick, pulverise, buturaki with ALL of their anger and vengeance.

    I’m not saying it’s the right way to go about it. But it is the way of crowd violence. And Vore’s rule is nurturing crowd violence and civil unrest like a hothouse flower.

    Our rugby fraternity, under this illegal, incompetent regime, has become our own sacrificial lamb. And it’s wrong. As Enuf Dictatorship has said elsewhere, we should be protesting against THIS regime, not the one at Rugby House.

    In private e-conversations a respected blogger told me she fears our situation will implode into civil chaos. Please Lord, don’t let it happen this way. Let us have an organised revolution, http://fijigirl.wordpress.com/2009/03/06/leadership-vacuum/, not civil war.

    God bless Fiji

  5. Tim permalink
    March 9, 2009 10:16 AM

    Commiserations to all lamenting the result. Perhaps it’s time for Frank to give them an inspirational “pep talk”. (NOT !)

  6. Tim permalink
    March 9, 2009 10:46 AM

    Actually, now I think about it… FijiGirl http://fijigirl.wordpress.com/ has a pretty good handle on it all

  7. Tim permalink
    March 9, 2009 11:09 AM

    And……. stating the bleeding obvious:
    http://www.fijilive.com/news_new/index.php/news/show_news/14296
    except “our leader” is still worrying about a new set of uniforms for his earest and dearest so they can feel great and continue to pour adoration on this false, cowardly, pathetic and dishonest god (with a little “g”).
    Let’s hope for Frank’s sake the Samy and Bubba spin doctors are hard at work, and if and when the pistol shooting Shah-mean can take a break and see through her purple haze, she can write a paper that seeks to legitimise it all (Shaista – if you can, please limit the bullshit to a thousand words – you’ve already run out of cred, but if you keep it up, people will even give up on listening, just as they have with the Wonder-boy)

  8. Free Fiji permalink
    March 9, 2009 11:35 AM

    Fiji girl if you stop calling us on your blog site the alternate Solivakasama we might think about directing traffic to your blog.

  9. Tim permalink
    March 9, 2009 12:24 PM

    Well that’d be bloody magnanimous of ya. Hark at yea

  10. ex Fiji tourist permalink
    March 9, 2009 12:43 PM

    From Fiji TV

    “””The interim Government has today raised concerns at the contents of a letter printed in the Sunday Times newspaper.

    According to spokesman, Major Neumi Leweni, the concerns were raised with the Editor in chief of the Fiji Times Netani Rika.

    Major ‘disaster’ says this letter has portrayed the interim Prime Minister in a negative light.

    Netani Rika confirms he has spoken to both Major Neumi and Commodore Frank Bainimarama regarding the publication of the letter.

    Rika says he is now seeking advise on how best to proceed with the matter.”””

    Is this the offending letter?

    “””””Stubborn heart

    It is really sickening to keep on bearing Bainimarama’s stubborn heart.

    For once in your life of dictatorship, can you do something better for Fiji – not only for Fiji but for yourself, Frank?

    Ever since you and your government took over this country, we’ve been going from bad to worse.

    Imagine if we are suspended from the Commonwealth. Can you take care of the country in terms of finance?

    Do yourself and Fiji a favour and listen to what the Commonwealth and the regional countries are saying – return to democracy.

    ATU VUKIALAU
    Suva””””

    Or is it this?

    “””””Regime icons

    What an interesting country we live in. Generally, we have come to recognise icons of the regime.

    If it’s bleach blond, has lots of make-up and travels around in a black cape, it must be the esteemed chair of the FHRC.

    If it has spectacles, is verbose and has cherubic lips, that would be that Saiyed-Khaiyum.

    Then there’s Teleni and his band of merry blue men, Robin “Chaudhry” Hood and his various money and country saving measures and so on.

    But if you are called in as a racial group, called names and threatened, that is abuse and vilification of racial character.

    If the differences in religious practices are brought up, then religious factors also come into play.

    Then when you are told to take your complaints to the person making the threat and not to an independent authority, that makes it even worse.

    Reverse psychology does not count unless you are in the army trying trying to instigate cowards to go forth and die.

    If army people like that sort of talk, leave it in the army.

    The esteemed chair of the FHRC may see discrimination in shades of grey.

    Try looking at it in black and white, it’s more race friendly.

    Solo Nagasau
    Suva”””

    Whichever one it is, it is certainly very truthful.

    Why you can’t even write bananasinpyjamas’ name without spitting.

  11. March 9, 2009 4:54 PM

    @ Free Fiji – Thanks for the heads up.
    I did that (calling this site ‘alternate solivakasama’) when the SV was originally hijacked.
    The only reason I’ve kept it that way ever since is because it means you are at the top of my Blogsite list (which is in alphabetical order). I like how Intelligentsiya does theirs with the most recently updated at the top, but I don’t know how to do that in wordpress.
    Feel free to email me via the freedom bloggers.
    God bless Fiji

  12. EnufDictatorship permalink
    March 9, 2009 5:21 PM

    TRUE, true SWM…this story is OUR STORY played out really well in the world stage.

    I have thought before the 7s WRC that maybe to lift the spirits of our fellowmen at home, regaining the Melrose Cup would just lift our spirits from the filthy quagmire we have been bogged down with since Dec. 5 06 bcos of the self-righteous false beliefs of one man who is supported by bigger evils than him.

    Then when watching the Kenyans stage a rampage against the boys resulting in a “vakamadua ka dina” loss..I then thought…this is our lesson. Voreqe’s lesson too. We need to HUMBLE OURSELVES AND LEARN FROM THIS.

    If we had won, imagine the amount of big-chested FRU officials and the illegals who would be riding on the triumph. But it was not meant to be since Dec.5. I even think now, that even IF SEREVI had been given the coaching job, we still would NOT WIN!

    WHY? Simple. HUMILITY. RESPECT. SERVICE. REAL MERIT. HARD-WORK. FREEDOM! FREEDOM! FREEDOM! needs to be RESTORED.

    I thank the boys for their efforts BUT there’s TIME FOR EVERYTHING!

    Their loss is our loss as a nation, a people, a country. It’s only UP TO US TO CHANGE IT.

    HOW? Simple again. “In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.” ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

    Lots of historical examples have been talked about, read about, viewed and expressed in our world media. BUT still we Fijians WAIT, WAIT and WaiT!

    It’s time we get UP AND ACHIEVE OUR FREEDOM!

  13. Tim permalink
    March 10, 2009 3:29 AM

    I think I may have misread something above? I initially though FijiGirl was somehow being admonished for referring to the other site as ‘alternate’. Now I’m not so sure. Apologies if I’ve misread something.

  14. ex Fiji tourist permalink
    March 10, 2009 4:50 AM

    The green goons have shown their ugly hand in intimidation again.

    The following is obviously a follow-on from what I reported above.

    “”” POLICE are investigating the vandalism of the vehicle of Fiji Times editor-in-chief Netani Rika today.

    Mr Rika’s vehicle was targeted by vandals at 2.15 this morning. It was parked outside his home.

    Mr Rika has made a statement to police over the matter.””

    Why would the police investigate some damage that they themselves did?

    I think you can add this to the l o n g list of unsolved crimes in Fiji.

  15. Navosavakadua permalink
    March 10, 2009 6:57 AM

    Why don’t we have a rally to show our support for the new regime at the FRU? At the same time we could show our feelings about the IG. I’ll bring along a barrel of tar for the festivities, so can someone else please bring a big bag of feathers.

    Navosavakadua

  16. March 10, 2009 7:07 AM

    The parallels between the fortunes of our sevens team and the fortunes of our bedeviled nation are quite astonishing.

    For example, consider the following quote: “Kenya mentor Benjamin Ayimba said he knew from the start they would outdo Fiji as the Fijians did not have a classic game plan.”

    While Ayimba may well be right about the game in Dubai, SWM is spot on by pointing out that “Fiji’s rugby woes mirrors Fiji’s political situation.”

    For a start, let’s consider Frank Bainimarama’s classic game plan to seize control of Fiji and set himself up as a dictator.

    As we at FDN have so often pointed out, his assault on our democracy and his moves since the coup followed a classic military strategy, namely the use of smokescreens to mask the battle plan.

    The claims at the outset that his coup was justified by a need to clean up corruption was a smokescreen designed to facilitate the Digitalization of a wide range of key government and statutory bodies.

    The next smokescreen to be deployed was the “people’s charter”, the actual purpose of which was to frustrate and delay a return to democracy and the relinquishing of power.

    Now, when we are all able to see through these smokescreens, it’s probably too late.

  17. March 10, 2009 7:09 AM

    Oh yes, and let’s not forget the true objective of the coup on 5 December 2006 and the subsequent entrenchment of Frank’s dictatorship.

    It is all about Frank Bainimarama cynically using the armed might at his disposal to protect his own hide.

    He was under intense police investigation for his role in the CRW murders in November 2000, not to mention the small matter of treason.

    At the end of the day Frank’s coup and Frank’s dictatorship are all about what Frank thinks is good for Frank.

    We should never forget that.

    Nor should those cannabis and opportunists who are hitching a ride with Frank.

    As long as he remains dictator Frank has his passport to freedom.

    On the other hand, as the Kiwi PM, John Key, points out, Frank’s dictatorship is our passport to poverty.

  18. March 10, 2009 11:00 PM

    i live in Samoa and Samoa lost to Wales in the semis. Nobody here in Apia seems to care about sevens rugby. i’m ashamed of the fijian reaction to the loss to kenya. don’t hate congratulate the kenyans..they were surely the better team

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