This letter spells out not only where you have got it wrong (from a Christian perspective) but where Samoa can get it right moving forward. It’s a concept document scoping out generalities and principles rather than a practical document that might give you a step by step process to achieve and objective. In management terms we call this strategy rather than tactics. Samoans from what I can see talk heaps about strategy and your girl Sonja is forever bleating about strategic plans this and strategic plans that and filling your mind with BS. At the end of the day your “safe pair of hands” has delivered less for more – typical. Samoans are hopeless with strategy in my book.
So to identify the best way, we go to the Good Book. God brings blessing upon nations (and people) who hear and obey. That’s it! Listen up and do what He says and things will be blessed. Samoans as a rule talk and listen but they don’t hear. You see them walking around at meetings and they can generally tell you what was said to the word but they just don’t ‘get it’. They don’t understand half the time and don’t DO it the other half.
This trait could be because you are all thick, or that you all have Autism, or because you are all lazy or something else or a combination of things, which I’d love to share with you one day but the bottom line is that Samoa today, in 2017 is not blessed. You send your best and brightest overseas to get the blessings.
Your tourism is a p*ss-poor cousin of others in the ethnic space who are thriving. Your manufacturing and productivity is simply non-existent. Your social fabric is being ripped apart with ‘modern’ New World Order ideas and concepts that have and will continue to destroy your culture. Your social challenges are increasing as rape, incest and crimes of dishonesty clog your judiciary who are themselves far from above reproach. Your health infrastructure is getting hammered from poor lifestyle choices. Your Police system and government is wracked with self-interest. You yourself lead a dodgy operation lacking leadership vision and covering up day after day after day just in order to survive until the next grant comes around from the usual stooges that frequent the conspiracy journals’ lists of criminal enterprises. Your Fourth Media are as corrupt as the ones they bleat on about. Your religious organisations are hell-bent on extracting to the max for their elite and I could go on for a year babbling about your “blessed” country – not!
So the picture is bleak, but there is a way forward. Now before I launch into solutions, I wish to explain that while I think you are a crooked leader, you are not responsible for this mess. I think you ARE responsible for the fact that it has gotten worse under your watch, and you ARE responsible for what you did to me (evicting me against the law and trying to protect your sorry buttocks from the Sonja Hunter scandal) but you inherited a country in crisis and haven’t a clue how to fix it. You didn’t MAKE it a crisis.
This point is vital because there are two kinds of sins – one the sin of omission and the other the sin of commission – and I do not want to falsely accuse. In the former, one omits to do good, thus you fail your people. That you lack vision yet do your best is the best way of describing your failure, such as maintaining status quo; borrowing from the big boys overseas and signing off on conditionalities (such as the Climate Change political nonsense) against Samoa’s better long-term interests. But the second errors are when you KNOWINGLY do something wrong – like evicting me, or covering up something wrong (like I mentioned in the book Corruption in Samoa where you retained the services of the GM of Samoa Land Corp for two years all the while knowing that she had used her position to try to pocket land at way less than market value for herself and her colleagues within the same department.
In terms of leadership of Samoa before the Lord, it matters a lot the circumstances in which you make the decisions, not so much what they are. Only you know for sure why you flicked me from the country like you did. We can all work it out of course, but when it comes to biblical blessing or curse, your accountability is not to me or your people but it is to God.
Now the solution is to return to His ways. We just compare things the way that they are to His ways. Let’s start with politics:
- Democracy. You have replaced the traditional [godly] Matai system of local government with central government based on democracy. This is a huge mistake and totally contrary to the Biblical instruction and you actively endorse it! You are a fool to do this. Democracy centralises political power and empowers the bankers who work hand in hand with politicians to enslave the people so of course you would, wouldn’t you? Samoa’s original ways are the way of the bible. Simply revert to them and reap instant rewards.
- Interest. You actively enslave your entire country by borrowing at interest. Research your own churches teaching on this matter for fifteen hundred years up until Pope Leo X who in 1515 just slipped in a little exception for his pet church project. This was pure corruption Tui and now you think nothing of putting something that was for 1,500 years universally accepted as a mortal sin around the neck of all your subjects? Are you crazy? Usury Tui, was only ever authorised for the Israelites as a form of enslavement against their enemies!
- Deception. Do Samoans lie to save face of for cultural reasons? Yeah of course they do! Is the grass green? Is the sky blue? So tell me, who is the father of all lies? Until you fear the Lord more than you do being shamed in front of your people then you are a loser (according to God). You’ve got the vote of the people at election time but I can tell you this, you sure as h*ll don’t have it from ‘upstairs’! That Tui is why your country is cursed because of you and your lies and deception as leader. You have the authority to act properly, so do it and reap the rewards.
- Greed. Why is there so much greed in a country that has food falling from the sky day and night? Don’t tell me that you personally don’t take . . . in a political sense you are proud at how much you can ‘get’ from the others out there who help you. That’s greed Tui – the total opposite of what Jesus taught. Yes? No wonder you are all so poor!
- Laziness. Samoans sit around and tell others what to do – especially when they get their meal-ticket (I mean Matai Title). Get off your fat a*ses and work instead of talking and you will see the resultant blessings – it’s automatic. You don’t need to pray for it. It just happens!
- Faith. You know what faith is Tui? No. I thought not. It is NOTHING to do with being Catholic or going to church or doing religious things. It is listening to the Word of God and DOing it. That’s faith. Like when the Lord asked me to come to Samoa and all I knew was that Samoans worked in the factories and clogged up the legal systems in South Auckland – oh and knew how to run really well when they had a rugby ball in their hand! I heard and I obeyed. That’s faith Tui. You gotta start teaching your people by example and I’ll tell you what within milliseconds you watch those blessings start a-falling!
Then there is so much more that I could talk about – the Samoa Day project I’ve already gone through what a curse that has been on your country – and all because you didn’t have the guts to stand up for what was right and you reneged on your written word on Prime Minister letterhead. What a curse that will be until the end of your Palemia run Tui – every Palagi who reads these letters to you from now on will tell every other Palagi who even hints that they might get involved in Samoa that your word means diddly-squat, especially if people are not prepared to bribe the CEO of Tourism. Shame!
There are some things that Samoa gets right, but oh so much that it is missing out on simply because it has no faith. It doesn’t listen to the message of the bible and if it does it doesn’t understand because it has no interest in the truth and the things of God.
In my next letter I get very personal. I declared to you at the outset of my arrival in Samoa that I came as a result of the Lord’s leading and yet you terminated my visit with a cowardly, immoral and illegal act. I share the consequences that other leaders faced when going up against His prophets. Curious? Read on if you dare . . .