Nepotism: Much ado about nothing

Dear Editor,

Please allow me to voice my humble opinion pertaining to the rhetoric with implications expressed by others in dehumanizing and demonizing the new Prime Minister’s choice in picking his son to be his personal assistant of all things. The end days must be fast approaching if this so-called political storm fueled by this minimal of actions has such a profound effect and impact on this new-found and sudden morally conscious psyche of our kingdom.  I must say it is really quiet sad and much ado about nothing

I would love it if our new Prime Minister’s antagonists would please name one world leader who hasn’t engaged in nepotism.  Not that I’m condoning it but its quite prevalent and a natural occurring progression in governments throughout the world.  If you take let’s say Obama’s cabinet and advisory inner circle or any President for that matter the last 50 years.  You will find first and secondary connections be it family, friends, schoolmates or business colleagues working hand in hand with the new President in running the affairs of his new government. This is due to these very important factors, familiarity and trust, two components that are critically needed when a new leader emerged and is surrounded by money and power hungry wolves from all sides

To see all these folks from Academia and others suddenly up in arms and crying foul with all their emotions all out of whack as if the day of days is here, if I may be frank, is very stupid, comical, pathetic and worst of all hypocritical.  Where were you people the last 30 years with your critique, your voice of reason and love for Tonga when nepotism was the norm in regards to the whole spectrum of government?  Nepotism was so embedded in every tenet of our government we could’ve named our country The Nepotism Kingdom of Tonga and it would’ve been quite normal nationally and internationally.  I’m neither a political fan nor a supporter of our new Prime Minister, but what I am, is a steadfast enemy of hypocrisy.  If money is the root of all evil then I say hypocrisy is the root of idiocy in regards to this ridiculous so-called nepotism uproar

Mr. Prime Minster my wish is this:  Keep your son, give him a rocking top level grade government salary with a radical pension plan, hire another relative as your uniformed driver and please have the Treasury buy a brand new Pajero for yourself as PM with a personalized license plate preferably saying “YO PM.” That is my wish Mr. Prime Minster, but then again, you’re not like your contemporaries’ a/k/a bureaucrats and aristocrats of current and past governments whereas my wish would have been the norm and be acted upon with much ease and comfort haha

I pray and wish upon you all the best in navigating our kingdom towards prosperity for all posterity Mr. Prime Minister.  Please don’t forget to give your son a top level grade salary because he’s (1) Family and (2) Trustworthy, two things you really, really, really must have on your side just ask Tu’ivakano, Sevele, and all other PM’s of the past

Respectfully yours,,

Gabe Fatafehi