Wednesday, March 2, 2016
My Dear Goan Sisters And Brothers – by Floriano Lobo
You will agree with me that Goa is systematically militarized. Matanhy Saldanha who wanted the Navy out of Dabolim for its illegal occupation and who was against MOPA Airport [which is the brain-child of the Indian Navy to digest Dabolim's age-old Civilian Airport] was removed from the scene as incompatible. They named a building in his name and put up his statue in the village he was born in. Is that it??? And we have kept quiet having been pacified?
Every Central Agency is making a bee line for Goa. Why? Because our own Goan Chamchas are hand in gloves with the Centre to feather their own nests? Is this not obvious? Is Goa having volatile borders? When the Indian Navy liberated East Pakistan [Now Bangladesh], did they stay there? Why did the Navy stay and take control of Dabolim, Goa's Civilian Airport since 1955, and not leave after 'Operation Vijay'?
I want to stand up to these indignities as a bonafide GOAN. Will you, my brothers and sisters support me to free Goa from this new generation colonialists who are masquerading as DEMOCRATIC ANGELS, and who are, in fact, dividing and sub-dividing us GOANS so that they can have the cake which has been baked for us GOANS by our fore-fathers, and eat it too?
Coming Saturday [5th March] I, Floriano Lobo, the committed citizen of Goa who was born in 1947 and who loves Goa and who does not want Goa to be militarized for nothing, am packing my lunch and dinner bag all in one with enough water to last me for a day and the night, and am going to park myself at the Quitol Plateau, whether the enemies of Goa are going to allow me or not, spread my 'shendri' and bask in the GOD GIVEN SUN, not to allow my Goa to be militarized and not to get the bitter curses from Goa's posterity for allowing this to happen when I am gone.
Will you, my Goan sisters and brothers join me to safe-guard AMCHEM BANGARACHEM GOEM for our children and the children of our children so that when we go to lie down six-feet underground, we could relax in the understanding that we have done what was expected of us??
Therefore, do decide whether it is going to be the coming Saturday that you are going to sacrifice for the betterment of your GOA. For, our Bangarachem Goem needs us to do this SACRIFICE for the sake of our POSTERITY.