A post uploaded to Facebook assessing the current state of Malta resulted in many commenting venting their frustration about what they deem to be the loss of what the island once was. A post uploaded by Alexa Mifsud rhetorically asked; ‘I genuinely wish to ask what is happening to our country’, pointing out several factors which were troubling her.
‘You look around you and all you see are ugly buildings, no matter where you are, whether in Bahrija or in the middle of Sliema. Traffic everywhere and at all times of day (just an hour to make it from Fgura to Rahal Gdid).’ She went on to highlight the massive spike in cost of living, despite pay remaining the same. ‘You need to spend the rest of your life paying a loan to buy an ugly flat (and to get a loan in of itself) – all you need to do is sell a kidney to a bank.
The post highlighted more concerns – corruption at the highest level, third country nationals everywhere, customer service which got even worse over the years and an end to Maltese culture. She ended the post asking, without bringing in politics, is this Malta we know? ‘Because for me – this isn’t it’ she said. The post was met by a whopping 1.5K likes and reacts (as of time of writing), with comments backing up the poster’s concerns.
Many exclaimed how they miss the Malta they once loved, despite there being no room for them here left. ‘The underdog continues to suffer as the top guys benefit’ said one. Another said that, despite totally agreeing, the cause for this is that everyone is out to acquire more and more, not taking into consideration the future of our youth and upcoming generations. ‘They violated Malta with every injustice, they wrecked all the work done by our forefathers and sold it off to foreigners’ another said.
What do you make of this?