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Tongans need a change of attitude

Pago Pago, American Samoa

Editor,

Is it inferiority complex taking charge or is it even smaller brain that caused you to be mean and disrespectful in your response. Whatever it is, I am not going down to the gutter with you. I feel sorry for you and people like you.

For what it is worth, my point on my last letter to the editor is that at this time in Tonga’s development, the priority is economic. Reform is worthless if people are not being able to meet their basic needs.

The only status quo I see here is the same lip service that the Demo is still trying to revive.

Albert, it is far easier to demand political reform in Tonga or in any country for matter. The difficult task is exactly what do you want Tonga to change to.

I asked ‘Akilisi, I asked Simote Vea, among a lot of the Demo pushers to give the people of Tonga an organizational chart of the type of arrangement they think would suit Tonga. I asked many times in the past for the type of system that the Demo has for Tonga. To date no one has come up with anything. Do you have one Mr. Sanft? I am sure the readers will be interested to see your changes for Tonga.

The biggest problem in Tonga to me is over population which is the mother of many other problems such as increasing number of unemployment, crimes, underage pregnancies, homeless etc. The current system in Tonga cannot do much about these problems. Albert, if you think your new system or change is going to solve these problems I would like to hear from you right away.

My immediate problem with the leadership in Tonga is not the system. It is incompetence and corruption. There are too many people who are involved in the decision making process that are either do not know what they are doing or are corrupting the system for their own benefit.

How do you deal with this Albert. Don’t tell me that our Democracy in America is the answer. America can very well argue that it is the inventor of corruption. If Tonga can get 1 % of the money our America Abuse every day, it will solve their economic problem for years if not forever.

When I talk about changes in Tonga, I mean Tongans to be honest with themselves and in their dealing with each others. When King Tupou IV encourages kindness and respect for the Chinese population in Tonga, I think what he wanted is for us to learn work ethics and business form our adopted sons and daughters. I am advocating changes that we as individual Tongans must accomplish first before a real Political change can be successful and make sense. We are blind until we see that it is hopeless to talk political changes if corruptions remain unchecked. In vain we make adjustments to any political system, if we do not firs change our attitude and action.

As soon as you opened your mouth about American Samoa Albert, I knew you know nothing about my adopted home; the problems and the on going conflicts as the leaders here try to find a workable reunion between the traditional Samoans and the democratic system of America. Democracy as you mainlanders see it has not worked properly anywhere in the world. Why do you think is going to be a dandy in Tonga?

Albert, convince us with your political plan for Tonga. For even if you do not think highly of the current administration, and with their short comings, I would be most comfortable working with the ones I know and in a system I familiar then the ghost that the Demo has been trying to force on us.

If you do not know what you are saying. Try at least to be civil. People will excuse you.

I am a poor Tongan from a humble beginning building my family and my clans up one generation at a time.

HMHC Mafi ‘o Amerika Samoa

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