In this post I dive into the issues surrounding Samoa’s Customary Land Laws showing the actual Agenda 21, and words from detractors. Essentially politicians across the globe are ‘bought’ by international organisations created and controlled by big business (the Central Banks). The United Nations is a central political entity. The World Bank is another at the top of the banking world. The same applies in the religious arena and the goal is the consolidation of power. Money is the tool by which this compliance occurs. Usury (the charging of interest) is the actual mechanism of enslavement. Enjoy this feedback and any research you do from here.
In what I believe to be the true Christian worldview, there has been a conspiracy afoot to usurp the Lord’s power. It commenced in the heavenlies; moved into the Garden of Eden and then through the principle of spiritual authority overtook mankind resulting in a millennia-based restoration of authority via the flood, the work of Christ on the cross and a process that continues through today’s world into the distant future with the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.
I’ve blogged about this previously giving timelines that exceed those commonly taught in the Evangelical communities, and showing that the Lord has authority in this world – the only reason that evil still has any influence is through deception.
When we realise that the work has already been completed on the cross and that the Holy Spirit has the power and authority to affect change for the better can we see reality correctly.
The significance of this world view is that exposure of the crooks in power (such as Samoan politicians like Tuila’epa) is simply one part of the equation. The part that really matters is whether the Lord is given the authority through faith (and that means individual as well as corporate obedience). When we hear the Truth through His voice (such as I am speaking now) is meaningless if we do not DO that which He asks of us.
Samoa fails in both aspects of this godliness – first, they confuse religion with faith, worshiping systems of Churchianity not the Lord Himself, and secondly those few that do hear His word fail to exercise faith by participating in the ungodly voting process, putting their faith in people-power, systems of leadership, cultural norms and ANYTHING other than simply doing the right thing, according to the Master.
I understand this very well, for having lost everything at the hands of these crooks in power and being reminded that they are quite capable of organising a political assassination to put fear into the population, it is a costly thing to stand for the Truth. Nobody actually wakes up in the morning and says, “Lord I want to be a martyr today. Take me!” But this is the reality of the Christian walk . . . when you have a powerful enemy, it is through paying the price of sacrifice that we gain the spiritual authority required for Him to work in a people and a culture that He loves.
Samoa is a small cog in the global scene but it has a unique role to play according to the Lord. I’ve shared that previously. The matters that political detractors are dealing with are multi-faceted but O Le Palemia (OLP) has been focussing on the political corruption spearheaded by (as he calls him) “corrupt Tuila’epa [and his bunch of corrupt HRPP followers]”. Equal with this effort has been a less aggressive but equally determined group of Samoan activists who have been working to expose the serious changes to Samoa’s Customary Land Laws. I’ve also had two communications from representatives of the group organising the march recently (thank you Albert & Faleauto) which are worthy of further attention.
Before that though, let’s get the big picture.
The Big Picture
Efforts at globalisation works through three streams – religious, political and financial. The UN and their Agenda 21 is in the political aspect of this NWO push. The Councils of Churches along with ecumenicalism, New Age and the Catholic church is the religious stream and the Central Banking structure is the business/financial stream [Big business and the Central Banks are one and the same with the same private ownership tracked back to well-known trans-nationals].
All three streams work together, although there is internal jockeying and serious conflict within the movement.
We reaffirm the commitments we made at United Nations conferences and summits on
sustainable development: The Rio Declaration, Agenda 21, the Programme for the Further
Implementation of Agenda 21, . . .
This all puts the formal document trail behind Samoa’s relatively recent law changes back to 1992, long before Tuila’epa came into power and shows a continuum till current. In fact the intent has been there in Illuminati circles for a century or more before that but things took time to develop – their initial attempt at globalisation with the League of Nations failed.
The global financial systemisation was pretty much complete in the middle of last century, although the USA fell in 1913 and the UK way back centuries before – 1694 to be precise. The Catholic church fell in 1515. The last 50 years has seen the rag-tag mop-up operation as the little ones have mostly now fallen too. Samoa has always been at the forefront of globalist operations.
An article in the local rag by Elora Raymond has been given me (thank you Faleauto) and while I cannot verify this I accept it as valid. It’s interesting in that it documents post Rio and early Tuila’epa years, naming (some will say shaming) the ones involved:
On the 29th of October 2013 Elora Raymond, now a Ph.D wrote the following in the Samoan Observer.
In 2008, the Samoan government passed a controversial law creating a land registry. In 2013, another very controversial law was passed that allows mortgages against leases of customary land.
Where did these radical ideas come from? Who wrote the bills? Did Prime Minister Tuilaepa wake up one morning with the idea to create a mortgage market, or perhaps the Attorney General? Did the motivation even come from anyone in Samoa at all?
These laws came from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), which started working patiently 15 years ago to alienate Samoans from their customary land. The 2008 Land Titles Registration Act and 2013 Customary Land Advisory Commission Act were written by ADB consultants, and paid with ADB grant money.
As I will describe, the Samoan government passed the laws in exchange for one multi-million dollar loan and the promise of another when the work is done. The project is mostly completed, but not yet: the ADB has just announced the remaining steps they must take to alienate customary land from the aiga.
There are still a few opportunities left to block this process.
Remember that this was written in 2013.
How did this all start?
One place to begin the story is in January of 1998, when the ADB published a report saying they were dissatisfied with the amount of borrowing and lending going on in Samoa.
Note that the ADB is simply actioning the Rio agreement. Samoa has already attended the Rio conference and ALL attendees agreed, even though there was no signature. This is VERY important to understand for this is the spiritual authority that the ADB has to act. Samoans as a whole at the time in 1992, participated in democracy (an ungodly trust in people-power). They elected political leaders whom they trusted and gave them spiritual authority/responsibility to speak on their behalf, who then attended and agreed (yes, I know that it was tacitly but it was an agreement nonetheless) to ratify the UN Agenda 21.
I suspect that there was bribery, lies, deception, trickery and a whole bunch of other stuff associated with this at the time too.
In the minds of these development bankers, Samoans should be borrowing more money so that they may become a more advanced economy. Other experts disagree. For example, Americans borrowed between 80per cent– 125 per cent of their income, right up until the entire U.S. economy crashed and banks seized the homes of millions of families, many left to live on the street.
Since then, many leading development bank economists have started to worry about the potential dangers of debt and investment, even more so since IMF, ADB and other development bank projects that set up western style property rights failed to deliver economic growth in many developing nations.
The writer here is correct but her words belie the deliberate intent to enslave. Understand this very clearly, while there are spiritual forces at work in all of this, the founders, funders and drivers of United Nations activities clearly want global domination – total power and money control.
This is not a game. It is not something benign that “just happens”! It is deliberate and conscious policy.
The 1998 ADB report was released at the very beginning of Prime Minister Tuilaepa’s first term. The ADB threatened the government, saying that they would stop lending money to the financial sector unless Samoa agreed to two conditions:
1) privatize the state-owned enterprises, and
2) pass laws allowing mortgages against customary land.
If Samoa agreed to do this, the ADB offered to lend US$7.5 million to the financial sector and to provide another US$1.0 million in technical assistance and legal advice.
Maybe the government should have just said no, but they didn’t.
The writer is naive in this regard. The government of Samoa, Tuila’epa HAD NO CHOICE! I’ve blogged about this previously, and it is impossible to truly understand the situation unless we understand that debt is power. The PM sought power and got it through compliance. He started that way and continued that way right until today. Unless there is a politically suicidal move on his part, he will also continue to his deathbed in the same manner too!
In 2000, the ADB lent US$3.5 million under Project Number 33167 to the financial sector. In exchange, the government agreed to privatize the state-owned enterprises, to create a land registry, and to allow mortgages against customary land (1).
Who in the government agreed to this?
At that time, the ADB said (and continues to say) that they had [a] commitment from the “highest level,” which can only mean Prime Minister Tuilaepa.
Key government officials on the project were Ms.Hinauri Petana, Financial Secretary for the Treasury Department; Mr.Papali’i Scanlan, Governor of the Central Bank, and Mr.Falani Chan Tung, Secretary of the Department of Trade, Commerce and Industry.
Neither the parliament nor the Samoan people were asked to help decide about these radical changes to [the] customary land law.
Instead, we were informed after the fact several years later.
Yes but remember that the politicians have already been given the authority to act for the people. When you bequeath your god-given rights to another, you can’t simply demand that they consult you if they don’t want to. Think about Jacob & Esau – not even God would intervene when one tricked another and acted foolishly.
Even if the politicians lie to you, which they do, and sell off Samoa’s sovereignty – which they do – the deed is already done. There is no use bleating about unfairness or corruption when the ones willingly given power use it!
The initial ADB deal provided the government US$500,000 worth of legal advice. This wasn’t generosity: these lawyers were hired to rewrite the Samoan constitution so that foreign investors could finally access Samoan land.
The lawyers instructions were to create the land titles registry, and “legislative amendments promulgated as necessary” to “free up customary land for commercial activities in a designated area or areas…. [and to] undertake a comprehensive review of the law pertaining to land, including but not necessarily limited to the various legal impediments preventing the movement of land, particularly customary land, to higher economic uses.”
(1, 2) The legal experts were to pay special attention to “the current prohibition on any Samoan who is not holder of a matai title from leasing any customary land, and procedures acquiring and registering customary land leases….[and] prepare a submission for a declaratory judgment by the Supreme Court on the legal standing of mortgaging any interest in customary land… lease with local financial institutions in developing a system or model for valuing interests in customary land leases.”(1)
Even back in 2002, the ADB consultants knew the Samoan people wouldn’t want this.
But of course. That’s what deception is all about!
“Resistance to changes related to the economic use of customary land is expected”, they wrote. But they didn’t care, writing that there was “sufficient will to implement the proposed legal and regulatory changes.”
Absolutely and time has proven them right!
(3) In other words, that Prime Minister Tuilaepa would push the law through parliament.
The ADB lawyers spent the next few years writing the bills. Despite the expected resistance, the 2008 Land and Titles Registry Bill and 2012 Securitization Act that the ADB decided Samoa should have in 1998, had bribed the financial sector to pass in 2000, and had drafted in 2006, passed.
So… what is next?
Remember that this was written in 2013.
Well, the ADB isn’t done setting up a mortgage market in customary land. The last bit of the legal puzzle is to find a way to establish some sort of ownership title for customary land.
Right now, it may be legal for a matai to lease customary land, but in order to create a mortgage against that lease with foreign investors, the investors want to know that the “owners” are identified and consent.
This is legally impossible: Samoan land belongs to the aiga in perpetuity. No individual man or group of men, no one generation, has ownership.
This is a problem for the ADB, so their next task is to narrow the definition of the aiga to some list of living people who can sign a document saying they consent. To do this, the ADB is spending US$400,000 on consultants both internationally and in Samoa to create this legal framework.
There are more details about their plan in the proposal documents for Phase III: Promoting the Economic Use of Customary Land in Samoa, on their website.
(3)Over the next year, the ADB will try to establish title on customary land. The next steps in their process are to set up a Legal Working Group using the Customary Land Advisory Council that is housed at the MNRE.
If that legal working group cannot come to a consensus, the project might fail.
Additionally, the ADB will need to perform a test case of the law. They have found a foreign investor who has gotten a lease of customary land. This investor will approach the Samoa branch of the ANZ bank to borrow money against this lease, and if they succeed, they have set a precedent.
Who is this mystery investor? What is the mystery village? Perhaps if some member of the aiga protested this development in the Land and Titles Court, this could cause the project to come to a standstill.
If this test case fails, that would certainly be a problem for the ADB as well.
The US based Accountability Project has published a useful document on how to try and engage the ADB in projects that have gone awry.
One avenue is to contact the project officer, Malie Lototele at email@example.com, with complaints about ways in which the project does not comply with ADB internal regulations.
So, for example, the ADB is required to pay special attention to projects which are expected to displace ‘indigenous people’. Without a doubt, the bank has projected a default rate for mortgages against customary land. They must, in order to decide what interest rate to charge!
That means that they have estimated what percentage of Samoans who borrow against leases of customary land will fail to pay back the bank – that is, the percentage of Samoans they think that the use of whose land will be seized by the investor and sold on the open market. Is this not the displacement?
And therefore isn’t the ADB obliged by its own procedures to evaluate this risk more closely, particularly in a country without strong borrower education programs or predatory lending laws?
(4)Ideally, the government will step back and think about the ramifications of these legal changes. However, based on their behaviour so far, it is likely that the Government of Samoa is going to go all the way with the ADB, even if it means registering title on customary land in the names of individuals and legally depriving generations to come of their rights as members of the aiga.
Recall that in 2000, the ADB promised US$7.5m dollars to the financial sector for the government to alienate customary land for foreign investors. So far, the ADB has only lent US$3.5m – there’s still US$4.0m in loans to the financial sector if the government delivers on their end of the deal.
What happens if the ADB succeeds in creating a streamlined mortgage market in Samoa? Because of current financial conditions, it is more dangerous now to allow foreign interests in Samoan land than it has ever been in the nation’s history.
I am writing from the city of Atlanta where, for five years since the credit-fuelled asset bubble deflated, close to the entire population of Samoa is evicted from their homes every single year as banks seize property from people who default on their mortgages.
Since 1997 the pattern of real estate bubbles and mass evictions has happened all over the world from developing nations to first world economies.
Much as cyclones are getting stronger due to global warming, financial crises are getting stronger as global markets expand. The countries that have escaped either did not have ties between their mortgage markets and global financial markets, or else they had very good legal protections for borrowers.
If the ADB succeeds in streamlined mortgage markets for foreign investors in Samoa, these problems will start happening to Samoans fast.
*Elora Raymond was a PhD Student, at the Housing Finance School of City and Regional Planning, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia at the time of this article, but has since gained her doctorate. Although the author works in the research department of a Federal Reserve Bank of the United States, these views in no way represent the views of the Federal Reserve Bank.
Faleauto (FSM) Taua
My two correspondents’ words are worthy of comment too. The first from FSM Taua:
. . . The Mau March on 16 December 2017 beginning at 10 a.m. at the Vaisigano Bridge is to remember our fallen Mau leaders, such as Lauaki Namulauulu Mamoe, and their families and is intended to be a yearly event. All of the public are invited to attend.
No, the march is to protest. It has been marketed as a protest, it is talked of a protest. If it is a remembrance march, it has been overtaken by people p*ssed off with Tuila’epa and HRPP corruption in the main based on OLP’s revelations. The MSM and the politicians will all refer to it as a protest march. For all intents and purposes as far as I can adduce it has morphed from what Faleauto calls it.
Additionally I would advise not to do a protest march once a year. This is inappropriate and strategic error because the power of a protest march comes from people and passion. That cannot be fitted into a structure.
Samoa Solidarity International Group(SSIG) was founded by a small group of Samoans based in Samoa, Australia, New Zealand and the United States, to raise awareness around issues affecting Samoan people.
Apart from celebrating the lives of our Mau heroes, the march draws attention to two issues destroying the lives of the people of Samoa – corruption and the alienation of customary land rights of Aiga in breach of the Constitution.
The organisers have two objectives and this is a tricky thing to manage. It is possible to do this but again I think this is a strategic error. They should have had ONE subject; one focus; one objective. What happens when you have government employee who disapproves of the land laws and yet loves their government job and their family votes and supports HRPP [or visa versa]? I think that the organisers have erred, possibly gravely in their strategy. Tuila’epa has been gifted a win with this one at the outset, and his opportunism and political skills will win the day for many despite whatever happens on the day.
Corruption has led to the growth of a political class, which feasts while the majority suffer. Those who profit have no complaints and fight tooth and nail to protect their criminal enterprise.
Yet corruption destroys the lives of the people within a nation. Financial resources intended for infrastructure, healthcare and education are diverted so that a few can enjoy luxuries.
The corruption of Samoa’s HRPP government removes any possibility of impartial justice for all as required by Samoa’s Constitution.
Those who profit see themselves as above the law. They pass the proceeds of their crime on to their children and it is in their interests to suppress Democracy and the proper sharing of community resources to benefit all.
Ummm, yes! This is Samoa! This is corruption, for sure. This is the way of the world! And . . . [respectfully!]?
As to the alienation of customary land from Aiga, in January of 1998, at the very beginning of Prime Minister Tuilaepa’s first term, the Asian Development Bank published a report saying they were dissatisfied with the amount of borrowing and lending going on in Samoa.
[Faleauto repeats the letter above]
At that time, the ADB said (and continues to say) that they had commitment from the “highest level,” which can only mean Prime Minister Tuilaepa.
Key government officials on the project were Ms.Hinauri Petana, Financial Secretary for the Treasury Department; Mr.Papali’I Scanlan, Governor of the Central Bank, and Mr.Falani Chan Tung, Secretary of the Department of Trade, Commerce and Industry.
In other words, that Prime Minister Tuilaepa would push the law through parliament.
We the people of Samoa formally give notice that we demand the repeal of the Land Titles Registration Act 2008.
All customary land leases of three years or more must be registered under S.32 of the LTRA 2008.
By registering customary land leases under the LTRA 2008, a forbidden alienation of Aiga land rights takes place.
Section 32 of the LTRA 2008 is quite clear that the person who registers a customary land lease holds it in their name absolutely free from all other estates and interests that are not so recorded.
except the State can:
1) pass laws to grant itself rights over that land,
2) enter, go across or do things on land for [a public] purpose or
3) recover taxes, duties, charges, rates or assessments by proceedings in respect of land; or
4) to expropriate (take) land.
5) to restrict the use of land.
Registering a customary land lease under the LTRA 2008:
1) Passes absolute control and ownership [sovereignty] to the HRPP State,
2) Alienates [unconstitutionally] the ancestral customary land rights of not only the person, who registers the lease, but every Aiga member.
3) Grants the person on the certificate of title a freehold title and no right to protest any act of the State regarding that land.
The Constitution is quite clear that without a National Referendum of all voters in which 2/3 agree to the changes to the landholding system that the rights of Aiga may not be alienated [taken] howsoever, meaning in any way.
Now FSM Taua is correct to highlight the fact that the laws were broken. This does though beg the question – he calls TPTB above the law; he then shows that they are above the law; then expects the law to control TPTB?
When confronted or challenged TPTB will simply change the laws or shoot those who get in their way – yes literally too if it gets to that! I have a huge amount of time for this writer and his cause. Sadly, I predict tears, however.
Albert Ainuu is another well respected Samoan dissident. His feedback and my comments interspersed follow:
I would like to respond to your article. I am one of the organizers of the March and have read your last few articles with great interest as they are insightful and quite revealing as to the nature of the beast we face.
The word “beast” here should have been in camel-case “Beast” as in the Beast of Revelation. The reason is that the Beast is the political/financial system that has died and come back to life receiving voluntary global worship. It is the spirit that drives modern mankind into self-determination – the political system totally opposed to God’s design for humankind – the one called democracy. What is not commonly understood is that it is only in the last 100 years or so that democracy has been worshipped. It did have a spell in the old Roman political system before it was killed off with the Caesars who took it over and maintained Kingly rule until modern history when (as described by John) it miraculously reappeared and was worshipped by all.
I understand the nature of your pessimism.
I have a huge dollop of pessimism in terms of the long-term success of people-power and political activity. I see things going up and down and up and down when mankind goes its own ways. When Samoans bleat about corruption or violence and then beat their kids, or seek to avoid paying customs duty through their relatives assistance, or blind compliance with religious leaders’ demands or show off in their weddings with dozens of cakes and gross idolatry of their unique culture by ignoring simple truth, then yes, I can only see tears.
I do NOT however have pessimism over the power of the Holy Spirit in individual’s lives when they DO turn to Him and obey Him. I’d love to see great things evolve from a protest march but it doesn’t match with my understanding of how Jesus did things, and how the Father wants things to be . . .
Its not often that the establishment gets its comeuppance from a rag tag group of grass roots activists.
No, I’ve blogged before that the spirit of the Mau is one of warfare – confrontation – aggression, even though it is spoken of in non-violent terms. Yes, by all means march and show the truth to the world and teach it, but “the establishment” can never “get its comeuppance” from the people. It’s impossible for the people put them there!
However, we who are at the core of this movement have been making noise for a long time. We have been biding our time since 2009 and posting our opposition to this law of LTR 2008 and the government of the HRPP on social media for nearly 10 years. The circumstances which have come together without our manipulation are quite amazing and fortuitous.
PTL for that! The people awake. Thanks to you and OLP for that too.
I met Maua Faleauto online on Talofa Lava a Samoan chatroom back before facebook. We had many battles on that room with others who are still active now, in Facebook regarding the legality of LTR 2008. There was no plan at the time to remove this law and try and unseat the PM with his well established and well oiled political machine, however we did not deviate from our message that this law was just the symptom of larger more deadly infection that was festering at the head of the Samoan nation, which you and others have written and verified.
In those early days there were many others who were voicing their displeasure with the law and presenting the message in their own way. Fiu Elisara was(is) one of the most effective who was working the ground game, meeting with Samoan chiefs in their villages and sharing his views on LTRA 2008 and the ramifications of the Torrens Land registration on Customary land. His work instigated a “revolt” by Sili chiefs in Savaii who were so incensed by their own loss of their water rights and other land to the government pursuant to these laws. Unasa Iuni Sapolu, esq., was a vocal opponent of the law who was falsely imprisoned. Others such as Dr. Iati Iati and the Samoa Observer were writing their criticism of the law in publications both journalistically and academically. And there were also individuals who found unsettling connections between the ADB and Samoa’s upheavals of the early 1980s which ultimately resulted in the establishment of the HRPP and Party politics which is a joke when the same party has made it practically impossible, with passage of strict electoral laws, for a viable opposition to take root. All of these voices were scattered and lacked coordination. It was like a discordant chorus, unsuitable for public consumption. There was no harmony.
What a lovely summary here Albert, thank you.
Fast forward to 2017…there has emerged two developments which have crystallized the voices into a movement, one of which you have so eloquently discussed…the rise of an anonymous blogger, Ole Palemia (“The Prime Minister”) and the other is social media…more accurately Facebook. These two elements have changed the landscape with such speed that the PM and the establishment have yet to figure out how to deal with it.
I think you are right here that he is struggling to come to terms with it, and more importantly (as you say) how he will deal with it.
In the PM’s mind this is just another gnat he can swipe with his hand and it will die. This is the overconfidence we hope is going to be his downfall.
I think this is unwise. You have to understand the thrust of my blogging is not to bring about his downfall . . . it is to get the truth and the Truth out there. You see if or when Tuila’epa falls you will only have worse to deal with. At the moment you have retrenched power that cannot be undone by a mere march. Even put 20,000 people into the streets and you still have a corrupted political system into which your people are still buying. You still entrust your countries future into an ungodly system and into people power when the Lord has expressly described His ways for us to obey. You cannot expect Him to bless something which He has already accursed!
Tuila’epa has little choice – he has bought into the system willingly and staked his career on it. He is simply a cog in the wheels of this global political juggernaut. He is not the problem. He is simply a part of the problem. Mark my words . . . nothing will change on his departure – your lands have gone. The deed is done. Your miracle must come from above now – not from the people or politics.
OLP emerged from a Facebook group called Palemene o Samoa. This group became the forum of choice for many opinionated Samoans who voiced positions for and against the government. This was the fertile ground where the message became more and more refined. It allowed the voices of those who could not speak publicly for fear of retribution in Samoa to speak out with the protection of anonymity. This emboldened many and eventually OLP was born. I was there when he first made his appearance on POS. The audacity he portrayed was quite unsettling for the readers who were amazed at his knowledge and in depth view of the Prime Minister’s private life and the decisions that were coming from the government. He became a target of the pro-government members of POS who used their power to vilify OLP and report him to Facebook as a way to stop him from revealing the secrets of the HRPP in full view of the world.
It was in this environment of oppression and unilateral censorship experienced by OLP that a decision was made to start his own blog and that became the impetus for the movement we now are witnessing. Without Facebook and the use of anonymous blogs the movement might have never found its legs. But the movement has morphed into something that is not familiar to those who have been around Samoans. This a Mau. The Mau has been reborn with a collection of Samoans including the anonymous voice of OLP, the seasoned sage experience of Maua Faleauto and Iuni Sapolu, the administrative skills of Taloto Unasa and the fire of a great number of those who have come together with purpose and resources, as well as a plan to take the government of Tuilaepa to task or at least influence future elections.
And here you have the idolatry that is obnoxious to the Lord Albert. Do you see the faith that you have in the political systems of the day? Please read my words about democracy and study the scriptures. Your wisdom will increase a hundred-fold when you can see this so important subject. When the march fails to achieve your dreams, come back to this advice, please, and seek true wisdom.
These are not unseasoned amateurs. These are people who have experience in all areas of life from the legal field to the manipulation of media. They are not your garden variety Samoans. These are professionals with experience of working in foreign corporate organizations, who understand the economics of organizational movements. They have been activists in other lands and countries. They understand the price that will be paid and the strategies that need to be utilized. They have studied foreign politiics for years, watched the ascension and decline of many political systems in foreign lands. These are scholars, business people, religious motivators, broadcasters, real estate owners, and media experts. This a combination of young and old talent. We have individuals in their 70s and we have some are in their 20s….who are extremely knowledgeable in how to manipulate the internet. We have collectively been working toward this goal for nearly 10 years. This is our Super Bowl.
I’m honoured. This is a spectacular write-up of your team Albert, but if the team’s goal is of a political nature that runs contrary to His guidance it is worth naught. I could “bring down” your Prime Minister in a flash. That’s what I do for a living! I could have his guts for garters on the Internet. If I told the world what I know about him and Sonja, or took it to him online I would be honoured to be a martyr, but this would be an ego trip. Samoa needs me to explain and teach and help them to see that it is the Lord that matters.
Tuila’epa is a nobody in the whole scheme of things. Samoa’s Customary land laws are a minor matter in comparison to the real ills of the country. Of course it is wrong and bad and hurtful and illegal and corrupt and stupid what is happening but the real contest is not in your Super Bowl Albert. You’ll see, in time, I hope!
On the cusp of the 10 year anniversary of the passage of this law, a march has been organized that is intended to awake Samoans in Samoa to the realization that they still wield the power in Samoa and to not fear Tuilaepa. The planned march has captured the imagination of many Samoans both in Samoa and outside and has galvanized many of these voices that were singing alone to unite and form a choir to begin the process of contesting this illegal law.
Keep the message simple. Keep it focussed and keep on message.
We are not naive to think this is a stroll in the park, we face a formidable foe who has the broad support of forces that are controlled by foreign interests. We recognize our enemies are assembled to keep the status quo in place.But we are not fazed and this is by no means a short term engagement, we are here for the duration and our determination and ability will be put up against the collective power of the Samoan government and its foreign enablers. But that does not intimidate us at all.
Lets do this!
Yes, and when you realise that “this” is not working . . . come back here and re-read my advice.
Thank you to both of these ‘soldiers’ for sharing. It is my prayer that they can lift their eyes from their battlefield and see the real fight for what it is worth. In upcoming posts I will invert the negativity surrounding Samoan political conflicts and share the way that things should be, according to the Good Book.
It’s like fresh air is needed! Thank you again for swinging by and reading. 🙂