Unapologetic insolence from an aging subversive

Unapologetic insolence from an aging subversive

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Pacific Politics


I don't pretend to know much about Fiji.

I've never been there (my wife has - and still tells stories about big blokes wearing grass skirts - she was impressed) and never had any desire to visit. A few of my mates had their honeymoons there (plural mates - not honeymoons) back when it was fashionable.

The strange and scary political history of this place is something to behold, and of course they play pretty good Rugby. I often wonder why Fijian troops weren't in Vietnam. The Kiwis of Polynesian extraction in the NZ contingent attached to various Australian infantry battalions were very good soldiers. They were good brawlers too, but that's another story.

Having said that, I find the current state of politics in Fiji morbidly fascinating.

In case any of you out there in blogland share this fascination, go to this blog.

It's an example of the power of blogging when democracy goes out the window through censorship.

I'll also add a permanent link on this. I hope you find it as riveting as I have.

2 comments:

Boy on a bike said...

You've got one too many "http" in that link of yours.

Our family went when I was about 6. I have vague, but happy memories of the place.

1735099 said...

Thanks - link repaired.

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