Salvu and Charles, come back

The Malta Independent on Sunday - - LETTERS -

Some sen­si­ble peo­ple I know like Salvu Mal­lia have stopped tak­ing part on tele­vised po­lit­i­cal is­sues. Oth­ers like our Arch­bishop Charles J Sci­cluna have be­come more “pru­dent”. To these peo­ple I say: Come back; keep up the good fight; show your fiery spirit.

Oth­er­wise, I get that dead­en­ing feel­ing ex­pressed in the song Amer­i­can Pie by Don Ma­clean and in the Bi­ble where Ezekiel saw God leav­ing the Tem­ple: “Then the glory of the Lord de­parted from over the thresh­old of the tem­ple and stopped above the cheru­bim. While I watched, the cheru­bim spread their wings and rose from the ground, and as they went, the wheels went with them” (Ezekiel 10), a sure sign that we are be­ing left des­o­late. And in the song Amer­i­can Pie: “And the three men I admire most “The Fa­ther, Son and the Holy Ghost “They caught the last train for the coast “The day the mu­sic died.” The day peo­ple stop dis­cussing, protest­ing and air­ing their views is the day democ­racy dies. The im­por­tant thing is that they do not ig­nore the facts.

Re­mem­ber that even if you don’t see your words bear fruit, they would not be in vain. The space you va­cate will be filled by blab­ber­ing. Your con­tri­bu­tion will fine-tune the agenda and maybe over­turn it. Joe Portelli Nadur

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