Speculation has began as to who may form the next government. Last time around, money was behind National Alliance (mostly from Asian loggers) and well they got into Power and look what happened regarding SABLs.
This time around, theres a mix, but the loggers have been humiliated by the Commission of Inquiry into SABLs, it isn't them who will call the shots but the miners and businesses benefiting from the LNG project. Perhaps this indicates where the rot in the system must be happening i.e where Papua New Guineans are getting terribly exploited.
I'm writing this down because our people get accused of making poor choices at the ballot box. But one could also ask; what were the Americans thinking when they voted nutcases like Bush and Reagan.
4 million Papua New Guineans are voting for 111 members of Parliament. How many of these elected Members of Parliament are People's representatives and how many are representatives of Big Business?
"Violence is when idiots do not use their God given wits, and repeatedly elect crooks and thieves to steal from them," says a recent commentator on this blog.
So the question is: how do we get to a situation where "idiots do not use their God given wits, and repeatedly elect crooks and thieves to steal from them." How is it that for too long, people tolerated the brutal Soviet Republic and how is it that they tolerate the human rights abuses in China.
Well it's the same reason, why Right-Wing Americans believe the rich should be given tax cuts, Obama's universal Healthcare plan is bad, and vampire capitalism that led to the Banks stealing from Home-owners is good.
PROPAGANDA! Whether it is State-owned capitalism in China or the western corporations, capitalism has used various propaganda tools to make people undermine the common good.
Propaganda is the deliberate spreading of information to influence people to make decisions that are not in their best interest. Basically it's like advertisement for Coca Cola and junk food.
Those of you who've watched Television, read the papers, listened to television and used social networking sites, will understand what this means. You would have noticed that the National Alliance party, viewed as a proxy of thew Asians, did not have a large presence as opposed to political parties that a proxies of western mining and business interests.
Late last year, I was the first to observe that there political instability in Papua New Guinea was generated by the Geopolitical power play between the East and West in the Pacific. My observation was confirmed later by a report that came out of Harvard University.
Earlier this year, I predicted that PNG's new government would be formed by those parties backed by mining interests in PNG.
Bearing this in mind, one then asks: how come Papua New Guineans cannot just vote in their National Interest? One could also ask, how is it that Americans gave Bush Jnr a second term in Office?
PROPAGANDA FOLKS! They just call it advertising these days so that you think they have a legitimate right to make you undermine your interests and promote theirs.
So are Papua New Guineans really in charge of Parliament? No we aren't.
Are Papua New Guineans in charge of their country? Yes we are.
Papua New Guineas rural population are in charge of the country. They are custodians of vast amounts of customary land. Yet the Propaganda machine keeps telling them they have nothing and need to turn over land for so called development purposes. It is for that land and the resources contained in it that the numbers in Parliament get manipulated to suit the interests of those who want to rip off this country.
Once you give up your land in any shape or form, you're a total loser, as demonstrated by the countless cases of landowner grievances that pop up all over the country every now and then.
And it is the same capitalist propaganda that makes you buy junk; that makes you vote thieves into Power. As long as these capitalist parasites are allowed to thrive in this country, they will suck out all of PNG's natural wealth, give themselves Tax Holidays and make you dream about improved social conditions while the numbers say their is economic growth.
Over the past 10 years, PNG has had consecutive years of economic growth, without improvement of social services and well being. Any objective Papua New Guinean would therefore see that while these parasites promise economic growth, what they mean is a growth in their profits at they suck out your land, resources and cultural heritage.
Papua New Guineans don't really have control of so called democracy as it is in the hands of the money men. What they do have control off is their land and resources and they are being cheated each time they vote or sign over their land and resources.
Their are alternatives to the current model of development and many communities are putting these into practice. Even the betelnut trade is an example of the People's Economy. The good values that underlie the People's Economy are enshrined in Papua New Guinea's Five National Goals and Directive Principles and associated texts in the Constitutional Planning Committee Report of 1974.
The reason you don't hear a lot about the People's Economy is that the Government and the Education System have become propaganda machines for the Corporations Economy- you know, that economic model that talks about economic growth but fails to improve the lives of people and pays them slave wages.