The People May17th, 2012, Editorial, on the “Right of Respect”, exposes the insecurity of fear of the future the staff at the People are facing, today. They claim that “freedom should not be an absolute right”… the weak editorial, without any rudder or back bone, asserts that “Freedom was earned by our forefathers”.
I ask Shiela Lafortune, the Editor of the People, “who exactly was your forefather, who gave you Freedom”. Please highlight this little detail, your editorial carelessly glosses over very conveniently.
If you are free as you assert, does the right of respect imply that we accept the sale of thousands of Seychelles passports as revealed by Mr. William Herminie in the Round Table discussions Two (2) weeks ago?
If you are free as you assert, does the right of respect imply that you can openly discuss with us the death of Gilbert Morgan, Hassan Ali, Gerard Hoareau, Francis Rachael, and Mike Asher, Simon Denousse and countless others, under your version of freedom? Will your discussion show respect for these men who met their deaths prematurely, and will such respect, lead us to find their murderers who go undiscovered, now for years and decades under your version of freedom?
I submit to you, that respect for all Seychellois, means that no rock will be left un-turned when any Seychellois life is not respected. I am sure, that as a believer in Freedom, you will believe and defend this pretext, to your grave, and it will be reflected in your next editorial.
Anyone who respects Freedom, will not use the etiquette of respect, which begets respect, as a precursor to inhibit Freedom.
May God Bless All Freedom Loving Seychellois!