I dedicate this blog to present two expand and elaborate, to discuss and see how we can further make sense and develop three major ideas from two great leaders of "Mela", "Afrikans" in the world:
- Nelson Mandela with the Tribal Model of Democracy
- Bernard Narakobi's "The Melanesian Way", and
- Father Walter Lini's Melanesian Socialism.
What are these tribal elders talk about?
Not many academic in the world understand fully what they are actually talking about, mainly because they are talking in a way of elders talking to people. They have very clear ideas, but most of them are unspoken, only a few points are highlighted.
As a new generation of thinkers, let us try to understand what they are talking about, as we Melanesians or black people normally do in our daily life. Elders do repeat stories, but they talk in parables and in stories. It is our job to elaborate and find ways of implementing them in our daily life, in our government life, in our political life, in our economic life.