Majoritarian systems, everywhere in the world, always disenfranchise somebody. Instead, what politics should do is empower people and communities to come to decisions as one.
The initial divisions between ‘the real people of Cottonera’ and ‘outsiders’ were overcome during the campaign. It is this type of unity—standing up together for a shared goal—that brought the residents together and led to success of the campaign.
The most praiseworthy effect of activism is to help us experience our collective power.
F’din ir-reċensjoni jinterpreta dawn ir-rakkonti ta’ Mifsud bħala stqarrija xettika kontra kull slogan assolutist u—fuq kollox—bħala att qalbieni ta’ qtigħ il-jies.
In spite of the unprecedented political crisis, Joseph Muscat remained what a tattoo on his right bicep purportedly states: Invictus. He resigned on his own terms—bizarre outcome, considering the severity of the allegations implicating him in the Caruana Galizia murder cover up. We cannot fully comprehend it without finding out what sustained his baffling popularity.
The newly elected leader’s praise for entrepreneurial endeavours demonstrates that he leans more towards the neoliberal agenda rather than a truly socialist ideology which would call for at least a nod towards the equal distribution of wealth and social solidarity.
Perhaps, Konrad Mizzi fears that migrants rioting against injustice could inspire the Maltese electorate to follow their example. Luckily for him, it’s the migrants who seem to be the only ones pissed off enough to riot. Meanwhile, his electorate obediently swallows abuse.