Re: Stealing Govt funds - The lesser evilDecember 7 2011 at 6:05 PM
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Pragmatist, I don't know about those Americans you talk about but obviously what they did isn't going to happen here. Reason being that Americans were nationalistic and proud of being American, whereas in PNG, we applaud and encourage Papua New Guineans whose loyalties bend with the wind and take the first opportunity to escape PNG for overseas, whether it be jobs, escape from prosecution, or political retirement. So why would they ever invest in PNG?
You're talking about a time before globalisation and a very huge country that was rich in unexploited resources. In PNG, the unexploited resources are locked up by foreigners, where is the opportunity for a Papua New Guinean to get richer still in PNG?
Sorry, but you're not a pragmatist. You're an unrealistic dreamer. You can't compare a small island country in the age of globalisation, a place where most people think 'outside ways' are better, with a giant country 100 years ago.