The pride I felt when I read, some years back the whistleblower’s act, which Malta was discussing in Parliament was incredible. Providing legal, civil and human protection to those who would be brave enough to come forward and discuss real problems. Real issues, real crimes happening around them, and around us.
Such an instrument within a democracy is vital. Making sure the checks and balances are kept in place, and let us not to be so proud so as to say that a democracy does not need these balances. Simply because the economy keeps growing, simply because there has been an electoral landslide victory towards onside of the chamber of parliament.
Hence when the first whistles blew, you cannot imagine my shock and awe at how fast the wolves gathered at the doorstep of justice. Not the doorstep of those who are incriminated, allegedly or actually corrupt. No, they gathered in their packs ready for the slaughter of anyone who spoke against their alfa leaders.
The results of this ended with the whistleblowers themselves being implicated in crimes they did not commit or crimes which are created due to the misguidance of those that at the top; the very same people who have been exposed by those who blew the whistle of justice.
Yet, only wolves awaited them.
While the guards’ dogs of justice looked the other way.