Submissiveness is NOT high class

Submissiveness is NOT high class

Unfortunately in the recent past a  dangerous internal Neo-Colonaial mentality has dangerously seeped within society. A culture of chewing anything that is fed by the national broadcaster or the ultra-conservative Times and Sunday Times, giving rise to a stagnated social landscape, and closed circuited power network, where one should not question authority and those in power, and where one should be completely submissive to those in power and authority.

Certain Blogs, under the guise of high class and elegance, good grammar and perfect punctuation are just enticing you to be completely submissive to Richard Cachia Caruana and Austin Gatt. In simple terms! The rest is just decoration and useless frills.

Submissiveness to RCC or Austin Gatt is surely not stylish or elegant. I si the other way round.

We do not get our rights at the pleasure of RCC or Austin Gatt. We demand our God-given rights as our rights NOT favours

It is not grammar, punctuation, an accent or submissiveness which is equivalent to high class. That is hollowness. It is the moral fibre and dignity, and the courage to stand up for your rights and those of others which is a good indicator of elegance and style.

If one is really concerned about the state of democracy, how can one not be passionate about it, how can one remain calm, cool and collected? Substance over rides style

A certain lethargy and helplessness has seeped in. Authority has become totalitarian. People are reluctant to protest in public, althought they are utterly fed up with the status quo.

Political parties will even spy on you wheter you vote or not, which to  my mind is in clear breach of the constitutional fundamental principle of the secret ballot. It should be a secret who you vote for, but even wheter you vote or not.

Total submissiveness is not chic at all, it is neither elegant nor stylish ! It is decadence. Respect for authority, toal unquestioned submissiveness is another.

In the last year ushering in the Maltese Spring, Maltese society has seen the first revolts against this power network of an Oligarchy protected by sections of the media which are almost totally controlled by the restricted Clique within the PN. Their only aim is total submissiveness to the regime.

There are no rights but just favours at the pleasure of the TYRANT

Total submissiveness to authority is not high class.


In the current state of constitutional decadence, where the is complete ministerial unaccountability, palriament is practically inexistent and justice and home affairs need a radical overhaul now is the time to express my thanks to those who have been branding me as a REBEL.

Where the system of power has degenerated into an Oligarchy, and where government has no intention of respecting Parliament the one should be proud of not being submissive, but being a REBEL.

In fights for democracy rebels are the heroes. The rest is decadence.

When democracy is threatened it is stylish and elegant to be a REBEL

  • Demm Nazzjonalist
    Posted at 18:51h, 09 October

    Franco, int l-ikbar Nazzjonalist li qatt rajt jien.Vot kontra il-budget u l-PN jitla` sparat.

  • J.Muscat
    Posted at 18:28h, 09 October

    May I ask what will happen if you declared yourself as an independent member of the house in disagreement with the government. Wouldn’t this put Gonzi in an tight position and he will have to go to the president?

  • J.Muscat
    Posted at 17:43h, 09 October

    Dear Franco,I think that we have now reached a point that even if a parliamentary vote is taken, you have no guarantee whatsoever that the government is going to honour it, see what happened regarding RCC . Parliament voted to fire RCC not to take away his wage, but our PM still says that he retails title as our ambassador with complete disregard to parliament.
    May I also ask, were is the president in all this.
    Correct me if I’m wrong but I completely fail to see how the government is acting democratically.
    Maybe Chinese Jar could illuminate us all, with all her punctuation and grammar. May I remind her that we may post some grammar mistakes, but our vote counts just as much as hers.

    Posted at 15:16h, 09 October

    The political class has always managed to divide and rule. Any informal/formal chat with any adversary is most likely to end up with….Ghax inthom…….when you happen to point out some wrong doing. But in the process a party supporter will not admit,probably not even realise, that such short comings come to his/her own detriment. The typical defensive reaction that our knowledgeable politicans put up, when their deeds are put to question, is imitated by the fervent supporters in the defence of their leaders, and to their own detriment. One wonders what is more important….the common good or the failing politician?

    Lucikly enough an ever increasing number of us are placing their own interests first and are discarding the leaders. I certainly would like to see more Franco Debonos in parliament !

    Ridiculous is it not, that supporters applaud euphorically when the leader announces that the labour government did not strike oil. Ridiculous is it not to celebrate the victory of the EU referendum just because the leader said so, and in full knowledge that the referendum was lost. No wonder the leaders speak of SHEEP !

    When a government or a political party puts itself above its people or when a politician defends the indefensible, then it is more than evident that the government/political party is oblivious to the condition of the people. A french queen once said “let them eat cake” upon learning that the peasants had no bread. Off with her head was their unforgiving reply !

    Politicians come and go. What ever we let them get away with, will be our burden to carry. We get the austerity measures and they get hefty salary increases ! They get a state of the art parliament building and we get smart city !

    There are no labourites or nationalists….there are only Maltese !

    • dawra b'rotta ghawdex
      Posted at 15:44h, 09 October

      president ta malta sur gorg abela

      nixtieq li qijad tara dan il blog ghax tigiex tajdli li int ma tistax tithol bejn din il farsa ghax vera farsa fil parlament u jekk kif dejjem jien kelli rispet kbir lejk ghax irnexilek taqat pajjies issa pls hu hsieb din il bicca ghax vera misejna il qieh u ilum qabel ghada

      xiforma ta poter ghandek biex titkelem ghax il maltin u lghawdxin qedin ibatu hafna. int ragel kbir u flistorja ha tibqa imsemmi kemm ghamilt giet.

      issa take action

        Posted at 16:04h, 09 October

        Robert has outlined some fine points. You have also struck a chord. I feel that the President, the Constitution and arguably Parliament in its present form have served the Maltese nation very badly. I would award the Presidential office, complete with entourage, the dubious award of a complete waste of money.

        Franco is so correct when he cries out for radical reform of the Constitution, as well as Parliament and all its rules and regulations. We have to adopt much more of our Europeans cousins democratic principles and practical workings. I hope the PL in power would rope in Franco and other well meaning political figures and extract from them their best.

    • Sharon
      Posted at 16:37h, 09 October

      Prosit Robert Norman…..

    Posted at 15:06h, 09 October

    Din qeghda tajba ta lahhar li qed tirraporta it Times ,fil parlament ingliz qeghdin jghadduna biz zmien u jidhku bina ghax bellghulna il bendy buses u hlisnihom minnhom mit toroq ta Londra u qallek issa qed jimblokkaw it toroq maltin .Imbaghad jghidu li zmien il buzulotti spicca.Dan qed jinghad fil parlament ingliz mhux minn cikku il poplu ,

  • Salaam
    Posted at 14:54h, 09 October

    Total Submission without question is what Islam’s Allah demands of His followers.
    In fact ,the meaning of Islam is Submission .
    The Taleban have taken over the PN when we were not watching.

  • Du Du
    Posted at 14:43h, 09 October

    Dr Debono, do you seriously think we live in a decadent society!! I have lived a life of decadence in my younger days in London, where easy woman were easy to please and one lived from party to party, in a continuous daze having sex whenever you wanted, however you wanted.
    In Malta we have a very conservative lifestyle and the political classes are the most conservative and boring of us all, except you of course since you are a complete lunatic.
    If ever you wish to experience true decadence then I will take you to Ibiza for a week and I guarantee you that your life will never be the same after experiencing the real beauty of pure decadence. I can just imagine you dressed as a gollywog dancing on some podium waving your school report about, telling every hooker I would send you about how your great ideas were stolen from you by some Oligarchy in Malta.
    Think about it since soon you will have lots of time on your hands and the things I will show you will tie in really well with your new found Buddhist philosophy’s.

    • Franco Debono
      Posted at 15:04h, 09 October

      ,y buddhist philosophy is not new found . . .fifteen years or more

      • Vigilant
        Posted at 16:23h, 09 October

        Buddhist quote:
        View all problems as challenges.
        Look upon negativities that arise as opportunities to learn and to grow.
        Don’t run from them, condemn yourself, or bury your burden in saintly silence.
        You have a problem? Great.
        More grist for the mill. Rejoice, dive in, and investigate.
        Bhante Henepola Gunaratana, “Mindfulness in Plain English”

    • Vigilant
      Posted at 16:16h, 09 October

      Prosset Du Du for your VICE and Decadent views!
      You know what you have in common with GonziPN?

      You screwed every woman that came your way in England.
      GonziPN screwed everything that they laid their hands on in Malta.

      • flower
        Posted at 18:33h, 09 October

        And he must have screwed his mind in the process,cos his reasoning is so lame.

  • finish line
    Posted at 14:30h, 09 October

    Dr Debono, tista tghidilna jekk l-E.T. il-President ghandux jindahal biex tigi solvuta din il-krizi? Hemm dikjarazzjonijiet cari li saru fil-parlament li juru li l-gvern ma ghandux maggoranza biex jiggverna. Jekk id-demokrzzija ma tkunx imharrsa mill-kap tal-istat, min se jara li ma nispiccawx repubblika tal-banana?

    • Franco Debono
      Posted at 14:59h, 09 October

      i have enormous respect for his Excellency but yes now he should intervene

    • Alouette III
      Posted at 15:34h, 09 October

      Jien ukoll ghandi rispett kbir lejn il-President tar -Repubblika imma inthom lanqas taghtuh cans jaghmel id-dmirijiet tieghu.Ikun irid jaqta l-laring!!!

      • Franco Debono
        Posted at 15:35h, 09 October

        President Abela is a good President

        • Sur Aquilina
          Posted at 18:02h, 09 October

          Onorevoli Dr Debono, tahseb li ghandek tinforma lill-E.T il-president ta’Malta b’din is-sitwazzjoni b’mod formali, anke jekk dan mhux necessarjament dmirek izda dmir il-P.M?

          Grazzi ta’ li ghamilt u li qied taghmel ghal Malta. Irrispettivament jekk hux sforz ta’ ragunijiet personali jew le.

          • Franco Debono
            Posted at 18:04h, 09 October

            l Prim Ministru ghandu OBBLIGU KOSTITUZZJONALI jaghmel dan

            hekk jonqos ninfurmah jien! x jonqos naghmel?

  • Alouette III
    Posted at 14:26h, 09 October

    Sptar rigal lill-poplu Malti:

    Jekk ghandi memorja sewwa
    mhux darba w tnejn Dottor Frank
    smajtek tmaqdar il-ministru
    fil-programm ta xarabank

    Lanqas kont nistenna minnek
    taghti hwejgek b xejn lil gvern
    stajt almenu tlabt xi haga
    jew biex ma jizdiedx id-dejn?

    Ara naqra fejn is-soltu
    l-gvern iberbaq il-miljuni
    dan x tah issa f daqqa wahda
    ma naghmlux mod se tmeruni

    Ma nafx x kienet l-ghaggla kollha
    imma issa l-ftehim sar
    ghandna nghidu grazzi kbira
    lil ministru Joe Cassar !

  • Daniel Chircop
    Posted at 13:59h, 09 October

    Int gej ghall- intervista??????

    • Sharon
      Posted at 16:40h, 09 October

      Aw Daniel 🙂 Hu hsieb l uliedek ta!

  • venator
    Posted at 13:55h, 09 October

    I’m sure that the Chinese Jar will be somewhat incensed by your inferences. Always attentive for spelling, grammatical or ortographical mistakes. Somehow the jar reminds me of your bla kondixin spouse.

    How’s the marriage getting along? I’d wager my all she’s more of an agent to satisficing than satisfaction.

    • Franco Debono
      Posted at 15:00h, 09 October

      chinese jar is so ferocious in every room of the house, from kitchen to bedroom i am told

        Posted at 16:06h, 09 October

        I believe Chinese Jar is changing from Doulton to melamine products. At least melamine products are far more resistant to breakages.

        • il pinna
          Posted at 16:43h, 09 October

          I bet Chinese Jar uses the pen in more places then one.
          She has to make do with whatever is available,I am told.

  • Vigilant
    Posted at 13:51h, 09 October

    Franco look what your colleague Austin Pio Gatt tal-buzullotti spiccaw got us from London:

    London Mayor tells Tories how Malta was lumped with the bendy buses

    Print Email
    Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 13:02
    London Mayor tells Tories how Malta was lumped with the bendy buses
    Boris Johnson

    London mayor Boris Johnson today took a dig at Arriva’s “jack-knifed diplodocus” bendy buses, which, he said, were now “clogging up the streets of Malta”.
    The unpopular bendy-buses are now clogging up the streets of Malta, Mr Johnson boasted.

    Now Franco do not complain or be a Rebel lest the likes of ‘fiesta’ tas-south will pick on you, Just show your humility 😉

    • Vigilant
      Posted at 13:57h, 09 October

      “The single most exciting thing you encounter in GonziPN government is competence, because it’s so rare.”
      and on a positive note:
      “There’s no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you”

  • I aspire to be a Rebel if that is what it takes!
    Posted at 13:46h, 09 October

    I aspire to be a Rebel if that is what it takes!
    Franco,you are amazing,just the way you are.

  • popcorn
    Posted at 13:37h, 09 October

    Talking about submissiveness. You’re reminding me of Fifty Shades (of Gonzi).

    • Franco Debono
      Posted at 15:00h, 09 October

      two thousand shades of kate

      • popcorn
        Posted at 15:16h, 09 October

        Ouch … Kate and Lawrence in the red room? nah. She’ll opt for a BLUE background.

        • gurnata eqreb lejn l-elezzjoni
          Posted at 16:26h, 09 October


  • Daniel Tabone
    Posted at 13:28h, 09 October

    Ara naqra f’liema redikoli waqqghana AUSTIN GATT fil-Konferenza Generali tal-Partit Konservattiv Ingliz. Is-sindku ta’ Londra jiddiehek b’Malta ghax irnexxielu jwikkina bill-Bendy Buses ta’ dak li qal li spiccaw il-buzultti. F’hiex gabuna!

  • Vigilant
    Posted at 13:10h, 09 October

    “”The liberties of our country, the freedoms of our civil Constitution are worth defending at all cost; it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors. They purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood. It will bring a mark of everlasting infamy on the present generation – enlightened as it is – if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of designing men.” -Samuel Adams”

    Yes Franco you are a Rebel and I love you for it.

  • fiesta
    Posted at 12:15h, 09 October

    Total submissiveness is not high class. Respect for your leaders is, however. Humility is.

    • Vigilant
      Posted at 13:29h, 09 October

      Respect for Tyrants is not humility
      If what is happening in your country seems to you practically and morally wrong, is not dissent the highest form of patriotism?

      “All tyranny needs to gain a foothold, is for people of good conscience to … remain silent.” Jefferson

      • fiesta
        Posted at 16:32h, 09 October

        You have NO CLUE what true tyranny is, Vigilant. Shame on you.

  • GonziRM
    Posted at 12:14h, 09 October

    Labour Won’t Work ghax il-Budget ha jkun mahdum biex il-labour ma jahdimx viva il- hazen

    • Alouette III
      Posted at 14:30h, 09 October

      il-bagit irrelevanti.mhux kullhadd jaf li se jkun bagit qarrieqi. insejt il-bagit li ghadda kellhom jergghu jibdluh b ordni tal-eu.lanqas haqq il-bzieq li hela l-ministru meta qrah