Like Richard Nixon and Donald Trump before him, the amoral Joseph Muscat, once the powerful Prime Minister of Malta, wants desperately to return to the position of power and influence that he gave up when he resigned in disgrace. Whether he can still unseat Robert Abela, from behind the scenes, and take back the throne is the question on everyone's mind in Malta, where justice is only a word learnt in school, and never observed in real life.
Robert Abela falls short of Joseph Muscat at the polls
|Credit: Times of Malta|
Some sources claim Muscat's forthcoming political move is contingent upon a poor showing by Abela in last weekend's National Election; others assert that, notwithstanding the votes for Abela, Muscat will worm himself back into office, due to his ability to wield raw political power, and banish Abela, because, in Muscat's view, he has not been a loyal disciple. Muscat wants his premiership back.
What will the Members of the European Union think if an unelected leader ascends to the throne, solely through his manipulation of power ? Trust me, they will not be supportive, in this time of pushback against authoritarian leaders. Muscat, and Malta itself, will be viewed as a tinpot dictatorship, where both the Rule of Law and the power of the vote are not only ignored, but completely disregarded.
Picture this: the Holy Father is soon to arrive, and he might be officially greeted by The King of Corruption himself, Filius Perditionis, a deviant who has engineered an illegal return to office. The Man of Sin himself as national leader of Sodom and Gomorrah; we all know that there will not be a Happy Ending to Malta's story.