Who is the ‘primitive’ one Mr Tkatchenko?
Sports Minister, Justin Tkatchenko has referred to a national rugby official as ‘primitive’, following a melee at Saturday’s Digicel semi-final.
No one would defend a brawling team official, but this racist, demeaning language from a Minister no less has no excuse.
This is how the neo-colonialists oppress us. They demean our culture, history and character, through labels such as primitive. They make us feel small and backward.
They then offer to help us ‘develop’, for a price, of course. Our minerals, land, and trees are all the price for entering their ‘modernity’.
But what exactly have these modern day foreign missionaries taught us?
Here is the example set by the ‘highly educated’ Mr Tkatchenko:
Corruption, theft and cronyism.
Sadly Justin Tkatchenko’s statement only says, what a lot of expatriates think. Many were town fools back in Australia, but they come here and assume thrones, commanding business, government and the media.
They have dipped their hands in bribery, corruption and theft, arguably better than any national, but then piously lecture us on good governance.
Then when our politicians get involved in grease and theft, the foreign academics claim this is a result of Westminster democracy being poisoned by Melanesian ways.
No sirs, it is you who introduced corruption and theft. Our politicians are not corrupt because they are Melanesians, they are corrupt because they have mastered the dark arts of dispossession that the white colonialists brought to Papua New Guinea, so they could pillage our land and resources.