Re: Not all is hopelessJuly 16 2012 at 1:45 PM
Response to Re: Not all is hopeless
I can't really say what separates us from others, for instance the middle east, etc. to sort out our mess. But one difference is our land tenure system. Most PNGeans have a land and village security network to fall back on so politics and corruption really doesn't fire people up to sustained action against corrupt governments.
Other societies have the governments owning land, and when injustice, inflation, unemployment and all other matters strangle them and when their backs are against the wall, they fight head on until it's done.
We have our places, our wantoks, our little survival networks and we tend to leave our political fights to only few and it fizzles out once the few vocal ones are bought off or silenced.
After all graun istap, why take risks and fight the crooks?
Or I really don't know.