|GOOD BYE MY LOVES - The Divorce is 'Full & Final' - by Dr. Oscar Rebello|
GOODBYE MY LOVES
The Divorce is ‘full and final’
By Dr. Oscar Rebello – GT- 27/11/06
The other day I attended a symposium on, “Media Actualities & Expectations” held at Don Bosco High School (my beloved alma mater). It was on the same day, that we learnt of two dauntless warriors, Patricia Pinto (You can never see a good woman down) and Satish Sonak being arrested for having challenged the strongman of Taleigao and the Panjim Mayor. Forget the trees bit; it was the challenge that was galling and audacious to the powers that be. Bristling with rage (which is quite often, considering my dysfunctional frame of mind), I bumped into my good friend and Goa’s well-loved extremist, Floriano Lobo of the Goa Su-Raj Party. “Borem Zalem” he ejaculated. “Good, they were arrested.” I stared at him quizzically and then he offered me this trademark explanation. “Dotor, zannoi udok nakak pavta poi ten’na munis sarko zago zata. Udok atam nakak pavlam” (Rough translated, when the water reaches your nostrils, making it difficult to breathe, then and only thenm will the Goan truly explode violently)
Goa has been witness to various kinds of governments in the past. The free flowing, the directionless, the hopelessly incompetent, the petty and selfish, the famously dictatorial and despotic. But NEVER, NEVER in the history of liberated Goa have we experienced such a treacherously DESTRUCTIVE government as this. They stab the dagger deep into Goa’s heart and are they happy? Oh no! They twist it round and round and as the blood spills out on the streets, they lustily drink it and raise a toast to the decimation of this paradise on earth.
I am no Politician, psehologist or punter but the buzz on the ground is crystal clear. I am ready to put my money on the table. The ‘anti-40 sentiment’ is so pervasive, so widespread that the populace is simply itching to have a go at these destroyers in the next hustings. May be, money, muscle power and the migrants (the Three Big M’s) will win after all but the anti-establishment vote is getting so loud, so strong that don’t rule out anything this time.
Politicians and their sycophants will always do their number crunching and fox us with their famous permutations and combinations, but they are notorious for missing out on the bigger picture (or missing the woods for the trees – but I am not allowed to use the latter proverb for fear of being axed)
And the bigger picture is this, the ordinary citizen of Goa has realized that this is their last chance to fight for sheer SURVIVAL. And when it comes to our own survival, we will fight this battle down to the last drop of blood.
So, if the Congress bites the dust these forthcoming elections what happens??? Does a reformed or as autocratic as ever BJP come back into the saddle? Does the NCP field fresh faces and pull off the biggest heist in history? Do inexperienced candidates with no rudimentary knowledge of governance capture Porvorim? Is it chaos upon chaos? Does Goa sink to a new low?
WE DON’T CARE, the anti-40 vote has cometh because nothing, nothing could reach a lower nadir than this.
Yes, my dears, The Divorce is full, final and complete (MTV lingo this). We are taking custody of Goa’s children, thank you very much and you can shove your alimony up the unmentionables.
In that classic, ‘Gome with the wind’. What happened to our love asks Scarlett O Hara of Rhet Butler as they head for a split and Rhet famously replies, “Frankly, Darling I don’t give a damn…”
P.S. For all this agony to crystallize into a movement, however, as in Biblical times, a star shone to show the shepherds the path. So too must a bright light shine down upon us from Altinho. It must shine down BRIGHT!! It must shine down BRIGHT! And it must shine down NOW!!!
When we called Dr. Oscar Rebello to congratulate him on this extra-ordinary, emotive article goading Goans to tread the path of cleansing our political stink, we offered him the lead role for Panjim. We shall work with you from above, from underground, from sideways, from behind and from the front, we said. You have to live what you preach – that one must look at a bigger picture and not be satisfied and be closeted with a smaller picture of life. Panjim requires a dynamically fresh person like you, of your extempore caliber of speaking, of excellent thinking process, to redeem Goa for once. We told him that we have spoken to the shining star (of whom he is probably talking about) from Altinho Panjim at length and have pleaded with him that in case he is sure that Goa requires his political services, it better not be through the dirtied HAND that does all the dirty chores and more but has miserably forgotten that the HAND can do the cleaning-up chores. That he should review his options. And we told him that incase the apparent shining star from Altinho gets mesmerized by the HAND which has managed to keep itself up through dirty magic, or intends to shine all by himself independently, then we would want him to take the challenge instead and give us at Goa Su-Raj Party, the pleasure to work with him for GOA, to redeem it from its predicament.
Hopefully, the dazzling white haired, photogenic Altinho’s shining star is listening!
|Goa Su-Raj Party has been in existence since 31/08/2000.
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