Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s tattoo is a sign he’s gloating over the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia, according to journalist-blogger Manuel Delia.
The tattoo on Muscat’s right bicep appears to read ‘Invictus’, the Latin word for undefeated, and Delia noted this was the same word used as the title of a book written about Caruana Galizia after she was killed.
“Joseph Muscat is no Latinist. He could have gloated over his electoral record in Swahili or Korean,” Delia wrote. “He’s never been known to have dropped a line in Latin, even to show off. No post hoc, ergo propter hoc folded in polite conversation from this guy.”
“He chose ‘Invictus’ because he’s gloating over the death of Daphne Caruana Galizia whom he perceives himself having defeated by the car bomb that killed her. He is perfectly aware that ‘Invicta’ is a term used to refer to her by the publishers of the first book about her after she was killed.”
Delia added that Muscat’s tattoo shows the Prime Minister’s arrogance and desire for power has now reached titanic levels.
“He rejects all empathy and projects increasing brutality. He is caught with extreme projections of guilt, blaming his deep set failures and weaknesses on everyone and everything except himself. He glibly lies and stokes fears to justify his grip on power, breaking all the rules and staying above the law.”
“In appropriating Daphne Caruana Galizia’s Invicta, and making it his own he betrays the fact that he has no conscious centre to call his own. He instead seeks to mimic aspects of genuine life and tries to capture the soul of those who best reveal his vacuity. A Titan’s energy is drawn from the destruction of that which he touches. In his realm nothing is sacred except excess and his own satisfaction.”