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Solid as a rock: il-veru caghaqa

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Malta must be REALLY a sexy chick. It is being asked to sport suspenders at 45! Many people from all walks of life are encouraging (relatively) young Malta to shed its suspenders and wave the middle finger to the Western world. I’m sure that the powers that be at the Pentagon, Capitol Hill, Downing Street, il Qurinale, and all the other centres of power are trembling with fear at this potential threat.

They must be exhausted with all these sleepless nights. The mighty and powerful state of Malta is contemplating to suspend its international obligations. WOW!!!!!!!!! and more !!!!!!!!!!!!!! and more !!!!!!!!!!!!!! and more . . . . . Although it may sound strange, I am actually not surprised at these suggestions, for the following reasons:

1. they are presumptuous – many Rockers (not the heavy metal ones, but the indigenous habitants of this rock) have the tendency to act like chihuahuas in front of a great dane: they bark at the top of their voice to scare the other dog away. The sad thing is that these little annoying creatures seem to believe that they actually managed to scare the great dane when the latter would just be completely ignoring the nuisance

2. they don’t make logical sense – therefore congruent with Maltese logic

3. they don’t make economic sense – if the Rock suspends its international obligations, it will have to face economic sanctions which will definitely include a ban on tourism and trade. We’re so full of natural resources that we can actually survive without imports, eh! And our domestic market is soooooooooo massive that we can do without export as well

4. they are diametrically opposed to Christian ethics – Malta is one of the LEADING EU countries with high tax evasion rates; one of the LEADING EU countries where teenage pregnancies, marital breakdown rates, low birth rates . . etc are concerned. You get the gist. Malta is so religious that it bans provocative art; it prosecutes people for dressing up as religious characters in carnival; it denies the right to divorce to its inhabitants. Yet, when it gets the opportunity to puts its religious beliefs into practice: the beatitudes, the good Samaritan, all people are created in god’s image, love thy neighbour . . . . it turns to Aleister Crowley’s bible

The sad thing is that these treaties were drafted to safeguard countries like Malta in instances where bigger countries (and it doesn’t take much to be bigger than Malta) think that might is right.

So, even if we had to ignore the moral implications (which are the most important principles in the immigration issue), JPO’s, Joseph Muscat’s, Josie Muscat’s, Norman Lowell’s and the timesofmalta.com bloggers’ suggestions are completely nonsensical.
But then again, if they made sense, they wouldn’t be accepted here . . .

Welcome to Malta: the zone where normal things don’t happen very often!


Written by mickeymalta

20/03/2009 at 13:06