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24 April 2018


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I walked past Donald Trumps’ Trump Tower in New York City. Then had lunch in a restaurant on the basement of one of the Twin Towers in 1991. A couple of years later the World Trade Centre was bombed by Islamic fanatics using high jacked commercial jetliners loaded with innocent travellers.

Donald Trump is now worth over $3billion USD. I don’t think he was after more wealth but stood for elections to enjoy political power. That’s what he is exercising now even if he looks ‘stupid’ to some. When he exits from politics however, America will still remain the super power that it is.

But PNG politicians were never billionaires. Most were sons of ‘kanakas’ like the rest of us. Some certainly entered politics to enrich themselves. They will keep on stealing until they become like Donald Trump.

When Donald Trump exits from public office, America will still remain the super power that it is. But PNG politicians will leave a trail of destruction and suffering if they ever leave public office.

That is the difference between leaders from developed democracies and lacklustre fools `from the third world countries like PNG.

Just read Post Courier report of O'Neil's waffle to the Commonwealth meeting in London....
'..........PNG is working to protect itself through legislation from transnational crime and foreign businesses bent on corruption and exploitation..'

Yet has done nothing about convicted international criminal Tjandra other than open doors for him to meet other corrupt leaders in PNG

What a windbag is Petrus Oh'Kneel
Tokfest in London is waste of everyone's time and their peoples' money. just like the Apekpek meeting

Jaundiced old git in Wales

Thanks Phil - Happy to read your accounts of some good comparative characterful politicians. Especially for PNG. I would expect more from your descriptive storyline about our ship captain and his cohorts of fatty fish.

The trend of so-called one-man rule had started some 6 years ago and it continues now, and would look set to get worse for the next couple of years. It would be institutionalised and systemic in our governance.

The home-grown PNG constitution might be a guiding tool from the past. The police and judiciary are more or less sailing in the same ship and the writings are on the wall.

Those of us who struggle to the brink to see next day’s life, and those of us who witness the plight of rural dwellers trying to make ends meet in the remote hinterland of mountains and islands, cry in our hearts and minds.

We join them in prayers to see a change in the idiosyncrasies and depredations characterising our ship captain and his school of fatty fish. However, when our cries and prayers will be heard is still wide out in the desert of ignorance.

In the US case, we might see an impeachment trial in the name of the free world very soon while for countries like PNG not even a drop of blood will change the current style of leadership.

Yes Phil, quite correct. The Crown got rid of the O'Neill's out of the old sod in the late 1700's under the reign of Queen Elizabeth.

It was called the flight of the Earls, Spain got lumbered with them, right through to the present day.

This gave King James 1 st/6th of the Realm the regal right to acquire the O'Neill's lands in Ulster.

Thus commenced the Plantation of Ulster,

Mind you most of the Scottish Settlers were descendants of the Irish King Carioll from Ulida ' Antrim and Down' who landed in the Mull of Kintyre around the 5th Century.

Among-st his descendants are included the first Scottish King Alister McAlpine.

King James himself acknowledged his Irish ancestry by a statement.

He stated that he had to handle the Irish very diplomatically as that's from where my own Ancestry comes. Slainte

Perhaps no week is more opportune for encountering Phil's contention on caring, powerlessness and locus of infliction from what he labels as 'depredations' broadly brought by political 'leaderslip' in PNG.

Of USA, recently Hilary revisited the label 'charlatans', which pales by comparison, as a pretender.

Of Australia, pretense is the pyjama party that commercial corporates have conducted not only in or of the weak.

As in this week, many Australians rethink components of societal contributions to worth of cohesion (a label more prevalent is ANZAC), its hardly for an Awstrayan to prod PNGers, who may in some week of the future, begin a trek even a 'long march' from encircling criminality, and strive for their constitutional value in equity.

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