A post-Christmas message from H. P. Baxxter

Published: December 31, 2016 at 1:22am

I. SITUATION

Nine months ago, I posted my last comment on this website, and disappeared off the face of the earth. A few days later, the Panama story broke.

Some of you were asking whether I’m still alive. Some women, I’m told, are still asking for my telephone number. Little do they know. I am penniless; so go and find a better, richer man, and live long, fulfilling and happy lives.

Yes, I’m still alive. But it’s so long since I started writing here that some others are not, like two people I know who used to post comments. One, who I met through this website, died just a few weeks ago. I had promised I’d include him as a character in a novel. Much to my shame, I never got round to it. Both were fine men. Both were friends. In the nature of things, it is always the best that go first. They both deserve more than an obituary, but they will be forgotten, like many other fine men and women.

So people I’ve known all these years are now dying. It’s been that long. I am grateful to Daphne Caruana Galizia for the trust she has placed in me. But I can longer do this. It’s been over eight years, and it’s all been in vain. Sometimes you just have to move on.

Some of you may think that writing here is some kind of game, or a form of amusement. It isn’t.

It’s been long, and so much has happened. I’m not talking just about the corruption and the Labour government, nor even about geopolitical upheavals. I’m talking about the global value crisis and the terrible things being done to us.

But let me talk about corruption first. Before anyone had even heard of Panama, I knew all about the web. I even wrote about it, and about the network now being so thick it’s turned the web into a carpet.

I do not write these things to show how clever I am. I write them to show how you don’t need to be a genius.

Every single action undertaken by this government – when it is not social engineering – has been a sale of some sort: power stations, the energy grid, hospitals, government properties, public land, expropriated private land, national heritage, government companies, government bonds, you name it. Every single time, they say it has brought in millions. The Maltese government stated that passport sales alone will bring one billion euros in revenue.

I went and checked the budget estimates for every year since 2013. These millions and billions are nowhere to be found. They are not in the national coffers. So they must be going somewhere else. Since we do not know where, they must be going into secret accounts and companies. Since the government controls everything, those companies and accounts must be owned by government officials – by the prime minister, his ministers, and their colleagues and friends. The only remaining question was the jurisdiction (I guessed British Virgin Islands). It’s as simple as that.

The problem in Malta has never been knowing the truth; it’s doing something once the truth is known. Hell, we have the incontrovertible truth about secret companies in Panama, and has anything been done nine months later? No.

A lot has been written here about the great divide in Malta. I will not replay that debate. It exhausts me. Daphne Caruana Galizia thinks it’s cultural. I used to agree, until I realised that the real struggle, the real fault line, is between the enfranchised (read powerful, and because money is power; rich too) and the disenfranchised. Between those who shape events, and those who must submit to them.

I am one of the disenfranchised. So I look on, sometimes with envy. And I ask questions. So should you. The greatest threat to freedom and democracy comes not from the tyrant, but from our complacency, from our unquestioning acceptance. You should ask questions. All of you. Especially if you’re one of the disenfranchised.

How do some people get rich so quickly? Where is our money going? Who is paying for what? Who controls whom? What is their agenda?

For about 30 years now, a national narrative has been constructed which goes something like this: Malta is an island of stability and wellbeing in a sea of chaos, big and small. We have it good! We made it! Everything is fine, so let us put aside our differences and let us unite in national brotherhood. We are a happy nation.

Then, every five years, you vote.

II. MISSION

I’ve been watching all this silliness. Ever since the Panama story broke, this comments board has gone into overdrive. You’re all busy analysing things and rationalising, and posting platitudes and what you think is welcome advice to the Opposition.

You see tyranny in front of your eyes. And what do you do?

I will not make a list of the acts of tyranny and corruption. I am not a political hack, and I told you it exhausts me. But I will say this: You have to understand the problem. You have to understand what’s happening. You have to understand, so you can solve the problem.

The system is broken. Where does the answer lie? Is there an answer? Maybe there is one in the short term. I believe we have a very small window of opportunity, a very short 12 months.

That short-term answer is a Nationalist Party victory in the next election, and a Nationalist government in 2018. But I said the system is broken, and electing a Nationalist government will not solve that problem. There has to be a long-term strategy.

Our long-term solutions will not be found in elections. I am not being dramatic here. I’m just laying out a truth you all know. Malta came out of almost 20 years of tyranny in 1987, and what did the Nationalist government change to make sure it never happened again? Nothing. As if all it takes is a majority in parliament.

We are surrounded by a group of defeated people cheery about their own enslavement. All the Nationalist Party wants to talk about is how they have better policies, or just a longer list of policies. They are fools. Add another hundred proposals – as if tax breaks and legislation are going to fix anything.

They won’t fix the police, the law courts, parliament, the civil service, the government, presidency, the constitution, or the people. I have explained my voting choices time and again. I’m tired, and I won’t do it again.

The window of opportunity is closing. Simon Busuttil is behind and his opponent is ahead. The way to fix that is to acknowledge reality, not to delude yourself. But the Nationalists haven’t changed a thing. Oh yes, I forget – they have. They took David Thake off air, just at the point when the balance was close to tipping.

Remember the heroic anti-corruption protest? It felt so good, didn’t it? International media coverage, wide-angle drone-borne photography, witty slogans. Oh yes it felt good. David Thake’s colourful callers, him saying “hemm ir-rabja…hemm ir-rabja”. Where did it all go? It got stuck in the treacle of protocol.

They’re heading for another election defeat. Obviously it can’t be their loss, or they wouldn’t be so serene about it. It’s our loss. It’s our tragedy.

I keep reading nonsense about how the Nationalist Party has this fantastic winning strategy up its sleeve, which it will unveil in the new year. What strategy? And which sleeve?

So what is to be done? We vote them in regardless, in order to vote Joseph out. We hold our noses if we have to. But we do it. Once again, the people are going to have to win despite the Nationalist Party.

Unlike many of you flag-waving Nationalists, I feel no nostalgia for Lawrence Gonzi. None at all. He was a disaster. And those of you calling him a statesman should take a look at the atlas before uttering such imbecilities. It takes great states to produce statesmen. Island microstates don’t do statesmanship.

I also have no wish at all to see Mario Demarco or Beppe Fenech Adami leading Malta. This is a republic, not a hereditary monarchy. It’s bad enough that we have all these political dynasties in and outside parliament. Nor do I relish the prospect of a Prime Minister Metsola. Simon Busuttil is the best man for the job. He’ll have to do. If he doesn’t get to be prime minister in 2018, he never will be.

And he’s a far better man than his opponent. Here’s Joseph Muscat, with his picture-perfect wife and her gingerbread and sequinned clutch-bags, and his picture-perfect kids in their frock coats, and his perfect family at the breakfast table in their Burmarrad house, and his perfect financial security and the VIP treatment and his perfect career path and his perfect life crowned with success.

I mean, what are these people? The 1950s King and Queen of Malta? Simon Busuttil has had a broken marriage. Good. It means he understands modern life, and he understands the hardships of our time. Trials of this sort forge a man’s character.

I’m damned if I’m going to have any more smug Percival MandevillesBut Baxxter, you’re just jealous. No, I’m angry at the hypocrisy. For remember that it was resentment over this kind of thing that fed the flame of independence. Oh yes, it was. Why, what did you think it was about, freedom? Malta fought for independence, so the national myth goes, in order to rid itself of the British officials living like royalty in palaces while the downtrodden Maltese lived in abject poverty.

We got rid of the governor-general and his wife, and got a prime minister and his wife instead, then got rid of the British sovereign and got a president and wife (or husband) instead, who live like royalty in the former palaces, plus a few more, and lord it over the rest of us downtrodden scum.

Oh but that’s all right, because they’re Maltese. And our vulgar head of state waddles daily out of her luxurious residence and onto our TV screens and bleats about fighting poverty. These people are beyond disgusting.

I am writing this to show how the very founding principles of our republic have been perverted. The Nationalist Party is too dumb to realise this, and so is Labour. So don’t expect the answer to come from the political parties.

When Labour’s social engineering started after 2013, the PN didn’t have a single argument to counter it. They let themselves be swept by the nefarious mass hysteria. It goes to show how shallow their much-vaunted ideology really was, and what a risibly poor document it was that Peter Serracino Inglott bequeathed them. A philosopher incapable of formulating a philosophy. Just fancy that.

Labour, on the other hand, are fully plugged into the global Leftist agenda (that is the commonly employed term; let’s not get into semantics), and they use half a century’s worth of Leftist thinking tools. This is why they call themselves Liberal Progressives. Did you think they came up with that term on their own?

To them, we are not people. We are atoms. They keep pigeonholing us into segments, and pitting us against each other. LGBT against straight, hunters against non-hunters, foreigners against natives, men against women. All the while, with breath-taking effrontery, they preach about unity. They outlaw our freedom and common sense – the freedom to undergo gay conversion therapy, the freedom to decide what form of family is best for our children, the common sense of letting children know the identity of their biological parents, the common sense of letting biology decide gender.

This, make no mistake, is social engineering. It is an anti-liberal and statist agenda. The classical definition of Liberalism is personal responsibility for personal freedom. What these tyrants call Liberalism is in fact State-Imposed Universalist Individualism. This is tyranny by the backdoor, because it is violently opposed to the notion of Common Good.

But the Nationalist Party’s intellectuals, for all their tenured fame, have never once, in 50 years, framed a counter-ideology. Many of them are ignorant and naive. Their argument against Labour is essentially that of the football stadium: morale-raising chants; team versus team.

What many of them rant on about is how stupid the Laburisti are. I keep saying how wrong that is. Laburisti are sublimely clever, and some are intelligent too. And they are all ruthless.

My indictment of the Malta Labour Party is stronger and heavier because it is real. They are tyrants, they are dangerous, they are traitors to Malta and the Maltese people, and they are a foul stain on our flag.

Treat them like a normal political adversary, and all right-thinking people will have justified contempt for the Nationalist Party.

Labour reject human nature, and history, and biology, and they impose social engineering with cynical brutality. I know of only three people who have understood this: Jozef, who writes here occasionally, Daphne Caruana Galizia, who has never articulated it properly because of the semantic confusion of “liberalism”, and the Archbishop.

We are engaged in the struggle of our time. There is a paradigm shift being foisted upon us whose product is human misery. The Nationalists think it’s just about corruption, but it’s deeper and darker than that. They desperately need to start looking for ideological inspiration beyond the narrow confines of this tiny island and its journalist-philosopher-academics.

There is, too, a pervasive ideology which is the direct consequence of post-1987 market liberalism. It may be called Fundamentalist Meritocracy: the belief that losers deserve to lose. It underpins the Nationalist Party’s cynical acceptance of corruption as long as someone, somewhere, is making money out of it. When it was the prime minister and his government itself that started making money from the corruption, they found themselves disarmed.

Let me try to introduce some clarity here. Let’s talk about that other part of the system which is broken: the economy. First of all, Malta’s economy is not doing well. The entirety of Malta’s GDP growth depends on the sale of passports. Stop the sales, and we have zero growth.

Secondly, Malta has an unimaginative subsistence economy: make money right here, right now, and future generations be damned. It is a perversion of the capitalism which enabled European genius to flourish.

Some of you are fond of saying that Laburisti will vote Labour even if Joseph Muscat were to rob them, their children and their mother. But he has. Joseph Muscat’s money is our money. It is the Laburisti’s money too. Muscat is the embodiment of all that’s wrong with Malta. He gets rich by making us poor.

The money’s pouring in. Labour people are buying influence. The Nationalist Party used to have a problem with that. But now they take a cut, so they’re fine with it, as long as it’s legal. Of course it’s legal. Joseph Muscat and the European Commission made sure it is. And that’s why I say the system is broken and why the Nationalists fail to see this.

You cannot let Joseph Muscat get away with his corruption, his cronyism, his criminality, his evil. I don’t care who you support. He’s detestable. He must go.

III. EXECUTION

I am not a groupie or a cultist. Simon Busuttil will not be our saviour. But by replacing Muscat, we will remove the greatest obstacle to a solution: fear.

Once we get rid of the tyrant, we can start to fix the shattered system. We need to accept that some problems can never be solved. The massive building spree that has turned Malta into an overcrowded concrete monstrosity can never be undone. Much of the ugliness that surrounds us is there to stay.

But we can, at least, remove the oppressor. So we can start having that debate about policy, about 50 years too late. Ask any politician, of any party, what they want Malta to look like in 20 years’ time. None of them knows. This is what our political class has been reduced to. This is what we must fight.

Muscat intends to stay. There will be massive electoral fraud. Of that, I have no doubt. He empowers the enemies of Malta, so expect them to intervene in his favour.

Do not accept this fate. Fight back.

There are still certain things we can do besides electing governments. Embrace democracy. Do not depend on the government. You’re on your own. Be free.

Or the election will just be another exercise in self-enslavement. As a wiser man once said: “It is in vain to summon a people, which has been rendered so dependent on the central power, to choose from time to time the representatives of that power; this rare and brief exercise of their free choice, however important it may be, will not prevent them from gradually losing the faculties of thinking, feeling, and acting for themselves, and thus gradually falling below the level of humanity.”

I don’t think I have really made a dent, even though I helped in my own small way. I am proud to have introduced the word haxi in political discourse. Now I see it used in the printed press. Good. It’s a trifling achievement, to be sure. But I like to think I have provided you, at least, with a few thinking tools.

I suppose you expect me to end with the usual Christmas wishes. I cannot. To wish good cheer upon others I would first need to be cheerful myself, and there is nothing to be cheerful about. So let me give you this, by way of a carol:

I will not cease from mental fight,
Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand.

Haxi




  • Mickey

    Banning gay conversion therapy is not social engineering. It’s protecting some of the most vulnerable in our society. This is not me championing Labour’s cynical PR moves as the saviour of gay rights on this island, but rather defending the principle of the thing. Otherwise I agree wholeheartedly with everything else written here.

    • I don’t agree with banning gay conversion therapy, except for minors. Those who are over 18 are free to choose whatever therapy, sect or religion they wish. Adults shouldn’t be treated like children. I appalled by the very idea of a cloistered nun’s life – it seems to me to be abusive, twisted and wasteful of life – but I would never dream of suggesting that it be made illegal. It’s a personal choice, and even if it is made at a vulnerable point in one’s life, it remains a personal choice and it is up to you to decide that you made a mistake and have to get out of it. If somebody who is over 18 wants to try gay conversion therapy, he should be allowed to do so, even though we know it is pointless. Look at all those people trying miracle cures for cancer, including weird diets. Are we going to stop them? Banning gay conversion therapy emerges from a refusal to accept that some individuals would rather not be gay, but we boss and hector them into saying that they have to be glad they were born gay. Why should they be glad if they would rather have had another life?

      • Mickey

        Fair points all around, I’ll admit. When I think of gay conversion therapy the immediate image that comes to mind is that of friends of mine in their teens being dragged to psychiatrists against their will, so mine tends to be an emotional or knee jerk reaction when this subject is raised.

        I’ll concede that it might become a different matter with regards to those who are legally considered adults.

      • I share your views about teenagers being dragged to psychiatrists. Adults, however, should be left to their own devices. The law empowers us to make bad choices in every other area of our lives, so why should gay conversion therapy be any different? The law can’t stop a woman marrying a violent and abusive man – on the contrary, it empowers her to marry him and prevents anybody else from stopping the marriage.

      • Chris

        I agree with you that ‘adults should be left to their own devices’. But the eternal question is where does one (should one) draw the line.

        For example using the same argument one should not ban marijuana (or many other drugs). In fact evidence points that apart from being ineffective, the war on drugs has led to greater criminality. But that is a totally different discussion for a different time.

      • Exactly. If people are free to indulge into pointless gay conversion ‘therapy’ then they might very well be free to smoke weed.

      • Alfred Zammit

        I tend to agree. If somebody of 18+ decides he wants this therapy, why not? It should be his choice.

      • Chris

        Hmmm. I had a think about your statement: “Look at all those people trying miracle cures for cancer, including weird diets. Are we going to stop them?”

        Surely ensuring that doctors, pharmacists and medicines are appropriately certified is one way. And surely quack doctors can be prosecuted for offering quack medicine. Whereas professionals can be struck off the register.

        The problem with how to deal with gay conversion therapy is that it is therapy of a ‘pyschological’ nature, and therefore an area of science which still contains many grey areas which can be perfect loopholes for less ‘honest’ psychologists. The test I think is what if a doctor suggested castration as a cure, would that be acceptable or indeed legal.

        The other contention I have wit your point of view is the issue of vulnerability. ‘Coming out’ is stil a huge deal in many cultures. And you don’t stop being vulnerable just because you turn 18. Should society not afford protection in this case?

      • I’m sorry, but I don’t agree with you at all. Everybody knows at an intellectual level that homosexuals can’t be converted into heterosexuals, just as everybody knows that eating black rice with miso won’t cure their cancer. But when people are desperate, they are desperate. And we haven’t banned Janet the Fortune-Teller and her crystal ball.

  • Just as it took just the one person – Dom Mintoff – to destroy the Labour Party from within.

  • Charley Bates

    This a cri de coeur from a very intelligent and very well read person. Mr Baxxter wants change, we want change but we are so few.

  • A Attard

    H. P. Baxxter is proposing one solution, difficult as it may be but the only one. He is pushing us to enact a social revolution coming from the people and not from politicians.

    He may not be suggesting a violent bloody revolution as that would be essentially counter-productive and would usher in political power based on blood. However we need an intellectual revolution based on strong resistance to the policy of divide and rule, against the systematic and institutionalised corruption, and favour the promotion of wealth to the people (in all senses from actual wealth to the wealth of the mind).

    His two parting sentences are synonymous of his message and we must make every effort to embrace it and, more importantly, act on it with determination.

    Hence why it is not enough to vote for Simon Busuttil, to discard the hereditary political figures of Demarco and Fenech Adami – we, the people, must build up new political figures for the longer-term solution for this poor island state.

  • Malti ta Veru

    I have just read with great interest HP Baxxter’s review of this “Annus Horribilis”, a year of local scandal, international terror and global degeneration – not to mention the usual list of people who have got off this mortal coil during the past twelve months.

    This year we may have the chance, in Malta at least, to put right what we did wrong in 2013 – we have the chance (second time around) of ensuring that democracy is not squashed by this group of criminals we call government (or is it, GOVERMENT?) ministers.

    From before 2013, I never could see why people wanted to put their trust in this particular government. From day 1 the writing was clearly on the wall – this was simply a “wager” that Muscat can get himself elected by deceit and lies. 2016 just made clear what, as HP Baxxter so eloquently put it, was already crystal clear to all those within eyes and ears wide open.

  • deludedenfranchised

    We seem to agree that Simon Busuttil is the ONLY right person at this moment in time. One thing that in my humble opinion he gives the impression of overseeing is recruitment.

    He will not win the election with the help of those he spends his time with, except for maybe Ann Fenech. He can stand a chance if he recruits from amongst the many people out there who would be able and willing to work for the cause, but who, in the current party setup would be ‘spit out’ of the ranks by those who have a grip. He will need to stand for them.
    JM had spent most of his time in opposition recruiting people into his ‘moviment’.

    We need to turn back the clock to the times when the PN had an ‘esprit de corp’, a ‘camaraderie’ that the fight for ours schools, for our freedom of choice, freedom of movement gave us back in the 80’s.
    What people are failing to understand today is that the situation today is as serious as it was then, not because they’re stupid or irrational, but because they are now much more financially stable than they were then…..again……it’s the fear of losing it.
    SB needs to be a reassurance to those who find the courage to speak up…he doesn’t seem to be quite there as yet……..

  • Tabatha_White

    You left one out. One that is currently, in its youngest generation, being cunningly misdirected. And even if it is a form of dynasty, its today’s prominent members have worked at deserving the status.

  • mica

    Speechless

  • Emanuel Busuttil

    HP Baxxter has provided a good analysis of what is so very wrong and worrying in our country. And although he doesn’t offer any solutions (I don’t think he should) this article should serve as eye-opener and a basis for a well-thought-out strategy for defeating Labour in the upcoming general election.

  • thealley

    You know it’s a lost battle when even ‘environmentalist’ par-excellence Alan Deidun votes against… ermm… the environment.

    • Chris

      Deidun’s reasoning was correct. A gas-powered power station IS better for the environment.

      The Delimara power station was designed to be converted to gas. It was the Nationalist government’s intention to convert it eventually, but they kept/keep sending out the wrong message. The message they should have sent out (and still send out) is:

      Malta does not need a new power station, or a gas-filled tanker in the harbour – NOT because it is unsafe, but because it’s a waste of money. But Malta does need a gas pipeline to/from Sicily, and the Delimara power station will be converted from heavy fuel oil to gas as soon as the interconnector is up and running.

  • tinnat

    They don’t need to understand it – it’s enough if half the adult population does. Baxxter, where’s your fighting spirit?

    • J Sammut

      I find Baxxter’s post realistic, but also pessimistic. I prefer to light a candle instead of cursing the darkness. I encourage others to do what I am doing, while accepting the reality of the situation we’re in.

      Happy new year to Daphne, Baxxter, and all people of goodwill.

  • pete ross

    Thank you, Baxxter and Daphne. Baxxter has encapsulated Malta’s major ills. I agree with most of what he has written here, except that part about ‘ideology’ – which gave me the jitters, recommending that the Nationalist Party should seek an ideological base.

    I think of ideology as synonymous with tyranny, dictatorship, war, genocide, mass graves, and massive corruption. Ideology is invariably based on ‘the common good’ meme, which always turns out to be a convenient lie.

    Governments should never base their policies on ideology but solely on the defence of individual freedom. The rest is just detail.

  • pete ross

    Simon Busuttil is the antithesis of Joseph Muscat. There’s no box that is checked for both politicians except that which says they both were MEPs.

  • V Zammit

    Baxxter is almost about to, but eschews, mentioning revolution. Because I was taught that what you can’t change via the ballot box you do by revolution.

    The Maltese did that against the French and fought a great siege – or so we’re told. But since then we’ve been lethargic on the wings, probably because of our size and the saving of one’s skin for the short while it lasts and close an eye to corruption at one’s expense and the nation’s in the long term.

    But a different party coming to power whenever can “revolt” by not taking things for granted that good governance will be honoured unwritten by another incoming party to government.

    It can do that by changing the constitution where it matters and bringing in total separation of powers and a proper checks and balances systems where the lawmakers are full timers, without jobs for the boys in the House bestowed by the executive, and where the executives are executives in cabinet, and members of the bench need not look up to the executive for promotion.

    So far we’ve meddled with our constitution; and see where we’ve come to.

  • Melissa

    Mr Baxxter, an excellent piece as always. I must comment on several issues, personal and non-personal.

    First: If women are asking for your number, take it as a compliment. I speak for myself; the dearth of rational, clear-thinking intelligent men on the Malta scene is obscene. Go ahead and enjoy life.

    Second: ‘They both deserve more than an obituary, but they will be forgotten, like many other fine men and women’. The fact that you will be there to remember them means that they have not been forgotten. ‘We live as long as we are remembered’, or so goes a Russian proverb.

    Third: State apparatuses (civil service, law courts, police) are on survival mode. An election is like a defibrillator, restoring some semblance of life until the next application.

    Fourth: ‘Ask any politician, of any party, what they want Malta to look like in 20 years’ time. None of them knows. This is what our political class has been reduced to. This is what we must fight’.

    You’re right. They have no vision. If they do have any, maybe what Malta can do for their pockets, like this lot that have been voted in. “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.”

    Fifth: There may not be anything cheerful to be cheerful about, but the fact that you will not give up the ‘mental fight’ means that you have hope that change may come about. You have not given up. Maybe just changing tactics?

    Yes, we could fight back. But how? We know that waiting for the next election to vote PN is not enough. A change in cultural thinking is needed on a nation-wide basis. That is something that has to start at grassroots level, so we are talking about the nigh impossible.

  • EarthwormDave

    One of the many good things about Running Commentary is that it allows a range of views. I found much of what you say interesting, even if I don’t agree with most of it. Quite a long piece. I wonder, therefore, if it is entirely fair to suggest that H P Baxxter “has too much time on [his] hands”.

    Don’t see what’s wrong with quoting Blake. Not deep at all. A very accessible poem/carol. And a good rallying cry.

    • “And a good rallying cry.”

      Like Malta Tagħna Lkoll?

  • Godfrey Leone Ganado

    I am speechless. This is an absolutely rare article analysing the current situation and I am in full agreement with all that has been said.

    Thank you, Baxxter, for showing us the real way forward and giving us an insight into your honesty, intelligence and loyalty to see a better Malta, with a society that truly cares and fights for the common good before seeking egoistic well being.

    Although I am a senior citizen who fought on through the terrible years of the Labour government of 1971-1987, I will follow your advice and keep giving my humble contribution to get rid of a current and future danger for our children and grandchildren.

    Allow me to at least wish you a New Year full of good health and inner peace.

  • pronoia

    Baxxter, you fully embodied many of my thoughts, but unlike you I am incapable of putting them down on paper. Like you, I feel disillusioned and useless, as I see no hope, everywhere that I look.

    Voting for the Nationalist Party is a must in the next election, but I still fail to see where their short and long-term strategy is aimed at.

    There is no vision, no foresight and their game plan is non existent. They refuse to see the obvious and to engage psychologists to battle the bunch of crooks that are using psychologists in their political warfare.

    They also fail to engage those who clearly have foresight but have engaged many incompetents with lack of vision and analytical skills.

    Worse still I’m convinced that the next election will be lost, and they will call for Dr. Busuttil’s resignation, it is their only hope in ensuring a further electoral loss for 2023, Metsola as a replacement would be a grave mistake. She has an important part to play but that isn’t it, and it would be wrong if Dr. Busuttil is removed, this would play straight to their game plan.

    Labour acolytes keep quoting a 40,000 win, I truly believe they are working towards ensuring that the number of votes will be higher than that. The electoral result will be manipulated utilizing the IIP passport holders votes. The gravest error was acceptance by the Nationalist party of this scheme, furthermore without removal of voting rights.

    Whilst I believe policies are important, the Nationalist Party in past legislatures failed to address the main issue enforcement and justice. They failed to address issues within existing state agencies, authorities and the civil service, of which they were at full knowledge simply because certain Labour acolytes were untouchables. Those same untouchables are today those running this corrupt production.

    Were does that leave us all? Honestly, I like you don’t know and am unsure where or how it is going to end. Nor do I have hope to seeing change in any of the institutions.

  • pronoia

    The mistake would be to replace Busuttil.

  • J Sammut

    There’s darkness, because many are afraid to light a candle. When people show that they are not complacent with an “U iva, mhux xorta” attitude, politicians start proposing the policies we deserve.

  • D. Buhagiar

    “Oh yes, I forget – they have. They took David Thake off air, just at the point when the balance was close to tipping.”

    This statement makes my blood boil because it is so true. I remember that time vividly. Recently I tried to reach out to the party leadership, explaining how crucial it is that Thake is brought back and they told me the same “we have to be fair with all candidates” bull. This sabotage is beyond ridiculous.

  • Cyrill Sammut (Sliema)

    Sir, don’t negate yourself of the beauty of what Baxxter has pained himself to write. Please re-read and re-read until you have really caught his drift. If still in doubt, re-read.

  • I’ll let him know.

  • H.P. Baxxter

    I’m sorry, but that email address is out of use. Post a message here if you want a new email address, and I’ll send it to you by dead drop.