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  1. Agree with this post and im 3′
    /4 samoan. 1/4 Niuean.

    Ive never been so fucked off by the term fa’a Samoa because in Samoa you cant also talk back to your elders even if they abuse you or use this as an excuse to smack you for no reason. Then by definition that is Fa’a Samoa. Which is also another form of police brutality.

    Got dissowned from my own parents because apparently i had enough of the abuse i had at home so I talked back with hate, within good reason. Amd o was a child who grew up holding my tongue and respecting them no matter what. But times have changed and I am Woke dogma.

    Problem with some Samoans is that they are still live in outdated idealogies and have the mindset similar to sheep.

    Who ever started this dogshit state of mind in the first place would be where the problem lies.

  2. This is such a sad story. I pray Z is ok and his family has made adjustments.
    Thank you Dennis for putting all this into proper perspective. You are absolutely correct in your analysis. Poignantly is this are these observations of our Samoan nature, confusing Trust with Loyalty and yes, “…it is never the crime that matters, it is the shame that comes from getting caught that matters”. Tuilaepa exposed this truth convincingly when you exposed his inappropriate romantic affair with his Tourism CEO, Sonja.
    Thank youand God Bless.

    • Thank you for commenting here Asipau

      > This is such a sad story. I pray Z is ok and his family has made adjustments.

      Me too

      > Thank you Dennis for putting all this into proper perspective. You are absolutely correct in your analysis.

      Thanks for your support

      > Poignantly is this are these observations of our Samoan nature, confusing Trust with Loyalty and yes,  “…it is never the crime that matters, it is the shame that comes from getting caught that matters”.

      There are more sadnesses in this commentary then simply one man hurting. The source of shame is fear of man. The pervading spirit in Samoa is that of fear – the spirit of fear, where fear of man is king (There are others too). We fear others because of the social stigma, the power that they have over us through the matai system, the church or the [corrupt] political system and it’s people of the day. God-fearing people fear God first and leave the consequences to Him. Sadly. Despite what they think about themselves, Samoa and Samoans as a rule are NOT God-fearing people – they fear other things FIRST and He comes later, or on Sundays, or when others are watching.

      > Tuilaepa exposed this truth convincingly when you exposed his inappropriate romantic affair with his Tourism CEO, Sonja.

      Sorry Asipau I must part company with you on this one. Tuila’epa’s relationship with Sonja Hunter is not and was never a “romantic affair”. She was and is his mistress. It has been a long-term intimate relationship that has been kept under wraps by a lot of people for a very long time. The Hunter family has received many a payoff (Who bought TV1 and under what circumstances? How has Sonja maintained the Tourism CEO role when tourism has been in a longterm crisis? The list goes on and on). My investigations have revealed that these two were caught in the act on the floor of his 5th floor office when they forgot to lock the door in 2008!! That’s not just a romantic affair. It’s way more than that. I know because as I wrote in my book and contrary to the gazillions of people who said that she was a ‘good person’ – I paid the price of her contempt for who I stood for . . . the Truth. Don’t beat about the bush either about naming people who spread their legs for people in power for personal benefit – the word for them is prostitute. If Tuila’epa is currently struggling with the consequences of his choices as the pressure come on him, think of the situation of the woman who used him as her association with power becomes less of a protection? I pity her more than the PM.

      > Thank youand God Bless.

      Thank you – He is.

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