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It now appears that those of us battered by the storm have more passion for our beloved homeland than those who have not lived through it. Those who have lived on the sheltered side will never know what it is like to suffer and die for higher ideals and for the want of life that is wholesome and free.
Those of us who tasted our own blood, sweat and tears on our cracked lips, refuse to spend the night lying on dreamless beds. We just cannot exist in a vision-less void and out rightly reject the stale calm of utopia. It is our right to chose and toil a for a kind of life we desire and not the one prescribed to us in an hegemonic arrangement.
Much like the biblical analogy of King Solomon’s wise decision to divide child by sword to establish the true mother of the child, the current peace and calm today reveals the great divide between those who truly love Bougainville and those who love money and the development prescription by those who want our resources