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OPINION | Epitaph 108: Black swan corruption exposed & Kandit!

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WE are supposed to be BETTER after learning the lessons from this Black Swan Event not the same old BS! I knew when I first started writing these Epitaphs I would NEVER run out of topics from the many episodes of corruption and bad governing that would be provided by the Governor and most of his GOP Crew. The corruption behavior of “nepotism, favoritism and crony skullduggery-ism” is in their nature and they just can’t help it because that’s HOW they have stayed in POWER for over two decades.

The Governor unnecessarily hired MORE new people than many previous Governors put together just to build his voting base and now this Black Swan Event has forced him to fire all of them — a sad full circle phenomena of good triumphing over evil in the end. Like I said earlier, this Black Swan Event (hard-times) will almost always bring out either the BEST or the WORST in all of us, especially our leaders, and true to form the WORST of our Governor and his GOP Crew continues to prevail. Times are tough and for sure the first law of nature is “self-preservation” so the Governor and his Crew are looking out for SELF, Family, Cronies and GOP Businesses FIRST exposing the WORST things they are capable of doing. But as humans WE are supposed to be ABOVE the “raw nature of self-preservation” to promote what is BEST for all which includes making “self-sacrifice” for the GREATER good. People even DIE fighting to help others in America and throughout planet Earth, but not our Governor who obviously cares MORE about self-preservation than the rest of us in the cheap-seats.

When it comes our Governor especially, the Ethics of Governing over the CNMI in a fair and responsible manner this idea has literally been thrown out-the-window exposing corruption that was clearly spurred on by this Black Swan Event. I also want to thank KANDIT News for their reporting as it is clear that many people in the CNMI feel safer “blowing-the-whistle” with Kandit News. I say this because whenever a Police Officer complains about corruption it is highly probably that there IS some SERIOUS corruption going on. When a Police Officer is afraid and has to remain anonymous you know what that means for us regular folks. We have known for over two decades that government employees have been afraid of retaliation and this is literally PROOF of the GOP being a Criminal Organization governing over our Department of Public Safety which gives even more credence to the RICO Investigation of our Godfather Governor and his Crew. It is one thing for a Government Employee to be afraid of retaliation but when a Police Officer is AFRAID readers need to know that WE are ALL in very serious trouble exposed by this Black Swan Event.

I guess the Governor and his Crew don’t believe they CANNOT hide or trick us during this Black Swan Event because I TOLD HIM SO in a previous Epitaph. Trying to do FAVORS of NEPOTISM like the Landfill Contract is like trying to hide a big black dot on a white page — DUH as people are watching EVERYTHING and now, they are even telling EVERYTHING to Kandit News, thank GOD! This Black Swan Event is nothing to play with because it will expose the TRUTH as there is soooo much on line including our lives. It’s just so disrespectful the Governor and Crew will conduct their nepotism and favoritism right in front of our faces.

It has clearly been revealed by this Black Swan Event that the CNMI needs some form of “unemployment system” that exist in every state of our nation but avoided by the GOP — a weakness exposed that needs to be rectified but this will only happen if Democrats are the majority in the Legislature. This Black Swan Event has exposed how the DPS Commissioner clearly committed nepotism in protecting family who should have been furloughed. The Commissioner needs to know he has just lost the CONFIDENCE of all his officers with common sense causing EVERY Police Officer to seriously think about going DEMOCRAT in the coming elections thanks to this Black Swan Event. Heck, this Black Swan Event has already swayed retirees and PSS to also start thinking Democrat. So all of you Cabinet Members just keep shooting yourself in the heart with your unethical and even criminally motivated furloughs and transfers to Federal Jobs but “time is on OUR (voters) side and your time will be up sooner than you think.”

This Black Swan Event has clearly exposed how POLITICS is still part of our Education System with the people at the very TOP (BOE Chair & Vice) being devoted to the Governor OVER their fiduciary duty to our “children and their teachers” which is the very purpose of our School System for “teachers to teach our children.” PSS is autonomous for the main reason of “KEEPING POLITICS OUT OF EDUCATION” in EVERY way but the top two BOE members just don’t get it and they are even pressuring the Commissioner to go against the other three BOE members he works for — I feel sorry for him. I hope voters can see how the Governor and his GOP are controlling everything in the CNMI even our AUTONOMOUS School System which needs to STOP. These two BOE members are clearly corrupted by the Governor and just continue to play politics but they need to STOP as they have already ruined any chance of being re-elected — as WE need new BOE candidates to join the Democrats. There is nothing to stop PSS/BOE from voluntarily making budget cuts to help the Government but to allow for the Governor to “intervene and manipulate PSS’s budget is wrong and even against the law.” WE are a nation of LAWS and PRINCIPLES and this argument about PSS’s money is clear by the LAW and the earnest of PRINCIPLES should be on PSS in this Black Swan Event to make voluntary cuts as the Governor should have been ASKING the autonomous PSS/BOE to make cuts not trying to FORCE PSS to make cuts using his political clout on the Board. I hope this will be a lesson learned from this Black Swan Event or we are doomed to see a repeat of this same horror show — for TRUE!

But the recent “CORRUPT Contract for the Marpi Landfill” is corruption personified and certified as being OK by our Governor — does he think WE the People are fools or what? What makes this contract “give-a-way” soooo DISTURBING and DISRESPECTFUL is that the Governor and his GOP President/Secretary Ada did it right in our face in this Black Swan Event with everyone watching everything they do. The real problem for us-voters-in-the-cheap-seats is the Governor and Mr. Ada KNOW there is NO Accountability for their actions from the Legislature who are SUPPOSED to be holding “oversight” (checks) over the Governor but they are ALL or most of them are in these corruption schemes together. The fake justification of awarding the contract “in the best interest of the Government” was wrong and even illegal because it cheated the People out of tens of thousands but it was RIGHT for the Governor because OUR Government BELONGS to the Governor, not the People. I hope it is really sinking in with voters that WE the People have a DEAD Democracy that truly NEEDS to be resurrected with the Democrat Party. So don’t forget about this corrupt contract and the MANY other corrupt activities of the Governor, his Cabinet Members and HIS Legislature on voting day! Its time to TAKE BACK OUR Government — for TRUE!

WE the People have been hearing about corruption for over two decades now and this Black Swan Event combined with the RICO Investigation by the FBI and Kandit News reporting on all the corruption is truly being brought to the surface for ALL to see. I know the majority of voters and especially all of the Government employees who were furloughed are all thinking WHAT can I do about this corruption that has no ending with this Governor, his Cabinet and the Legislature??? Well, I’m here to tell you the simple answer to what has become a complex problem — just vote in a majority of Democrats. Our only choice and hope is that Democrats will surely hold our Governor fully accountable for everything he has done and failed to do. If the numbers are right there is a good chance the Democrats may even impeach him before the FBI gets their hands on him and his crew which would really be a saving grace for the CNMI’s own integrity. But we still have a longways to go in this pandemic and I’m sure there will be more examples of how this Black Swan event exposing the wrong doings and corruption by the Governor, his Cabinet and his Crew in the Legislature. To be continued: One People One Direction.

The writer is a resident of Kagman, Saipan.

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