Down the rabbit hole we go
Down some rabbit hole where all is upside down there is, I like to think, a parallel world where all is rosy, where it is truly L-Aqwa Żmien (the best of times) as sloganed, oh so pathetically, by Joseph Muscat and his cronies.
Some time ago, down that hole, an intrepid Police Commissioner read Daphne Caruana Galizia’s Running Commentary. He immediately stopped feasting on rabbit, downed his fork and went in search of the crooks targeted by the revered journalist.
He summoned all his major officers and rushed down to Ta’ Xbiex, land of the nefarious and shady Pilatus Bank.
There the police took all the steps needed to stop the bank’s chairman from spiriting out of the country, in the dead of night, any document from his safe.
Said chairman and all connected to him, including various high-ranking Labour politicians, were investigated regardless of their positions. Many dots were connected, and many conclusions reached. In fantasyland even dullards are sometimes bright.
In the actual world away from fantasy land, Malta could have hit the news for spotlighting the crooks; rather than for helping perpetrate their crookedness
The Commissioner of Police unearthed a trail of material leading to unimaginable shades of illicit gains, money laundering and international sanction-busting.
The whole world was alerted and Malta shone as a beacon of trust, governance and good policing of its banks. Shadiness was justly followed up and uncovered and we were seen as leaders in the fight of all that is shady and greedy and wrong.
In the actual world away from fantasy land, Malta could have hit the news for spotlighting the crooks; rather than for helping perpetrate their crookedness.
But good stuff like this only happens down imaginary rabbit holes.