The price of posturing

Following the murder and femicide of Pauline Dembksa, Prime Minister Robert Abela addressed the nation’s concerns about violence against women by introducing the concept of femicide into law. The aim of the law was to make life sentences in prison more probable in the court’s judgment if the murder was perpetrated specifically against the female gender. Although the law in principle sends the right message whilst serving as a tougher deterrent against gender-based violence, the government used the law as an opportunity for posturing while ignoring the massive problems in the justice system which are failing to keep women and victims safe.

So far, on violence against women, the government has refused to address the issues that matter to the state because these issues pertain to the management of justice by the government itself. The easiest thing one can do is sign laws that everyone agrees with, but that’s different from crossing the narcissism of the Abelas by telling them in their face that they have to fix the mess they are doing with the justice system. The Abelas don’t like to be told what needs to be done and in their self-absorbed-little-narcissistic-bubbles, the leadership of the House of Abela is characterised by total ignorance, stubbornness, and egoistic complacency.

Lydia Abela had no shame to go on television for some value-signaling following the murder of Bernice Cassar. Rather than posturing, Lydia Abela should tell the public why a government study on domestic violence was ignored and Robert Abela failed to take action on it. I will answer for her since she will never admit what a total sham this premiership is. Robert Abela fails to take action on basically anything given his insecurities and fears about hitting the wrong chord with the semi-literate electorate who shower him with loyalty and praise, just like when a woman’s life was in danger because the national hospital refused her a life-saving abortion, and Robert Abela hid from the public instead of providing leadership. So, just like in the case of abortion, civil society or some politician within Labour on his or her own initiative have to figure out how to force the government to provide the right leadership and the right vision. Once the work is done and agreed upon, the Abela idiots can come out once again to take the credit.

What is the price that we are paying for this shambles of national leadership?

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