On December 31st, 2011, Samoa caught up with the world and cheated time itself by erasing 24hours from their calender. December 30, 2011, did not exist in Samoa. (1)
The implications for Samoans is a transitional dateline shift west of the dateline inline with Tonga which was, hitherto, the premiere nation in the world to welome in the new year. Now, the Samoans, are finally on the same side of the dateline as Tonga. The age old jeers and jibes by the Tongans of the Samoans being the last place on earth in literal time, has become nullified. Samoans have adopted the Caesarian prerogative and would change time and the Gregorian Calender to suit the Samoans.
Julius Caesar had created the modern Julian Calender which was accepted until the 16th century whence the Pope Gregory XIII changed the course of time in line with the Roman Catholic Christian calender. The affront to a Roman Caesar can not be assuaged as the new Roman Caesar under the guise of a Pope and ahead of the Roman Catholic church would denigrate the Imperial Pax Romana and would repeal the Julian Calender for the Gregorian Calender. (2)
The Samoans have felt compelled to be inspired by the Gregorian precedence and would amend the Gregorian Calender even further to suit their own grandiose designs. Henceforth, the Caesarian prerogative of the Samoan has been decreed and so shall come to pass, Samoa will change time itself. The audacity of the Samoans to change the dateline and to change time itself there is no other global power that can surpass this feat now and, perhaps, forever.
E moni lava le mataútia o le pulega o le malo Samoa. E le mafaia ona suia e seisi malo i le lalolagi atoa. Aua, e moni lava e pule lava le Samoa.
Happy New Year ma faáfetai lava.
Brisbane 31st December 2011