Oh, my dear Jesus! Having had former President Charles Ghankay Taylor to have been hailed from the inception of the past civil crisis, after reportedly gained the requisite military training in Libya along with others, a 50-year jail sentence has become ultimate result.
Not at all similar to having had this columnist to have served as president of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) at a time that many feared death and destruction, howbeit several attacks, false detentions and stoning of his home on Perry Street experienced, with the latter described as pure witch-hunting for preaching the “White Man’s Gospel” in helping restore peace, stability and democracy, the nearly 17 years of “trucking,” or if one may wish to call it “walking” by this columnist, provides a vivid and unquestionable picture.
Indeed a teacher, not professor, at the profession that I have great passion from youthful days --- thanks to God that it remains life time as sanctioned by God --- there is absolutely no way for deviants to suave me from the course, in spite been identified in the areas of democracy, human rights and sustainable development advocacy, cost accounting, agricultural research, programming, leadership and now a preferred-reading-law self-student as the ultimate, in spite not having been enrolled at the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law at the University of Liberia where, since 1982, I had chosen to major in politics with minor in economics. Simply engaged in the collection of quality bits and pieces, reading and practicalizing based upon full comprehension involving precedents and dwelling upon the many years of teachings of the late David Sirleaf Gray’s Brisith-American English language at the Belle Public School (BPS) in Belle Yella.
Indeed not having formed part of any armed faction in the country since 1990 to date, although with every opportunity afforded in bearing arms and killing enemies of the State, the restoration of peace, stability and democracy continue to remain major preoccupation, unacknowledged as several leaderships have been of the selfless efforts, moreso been from the countryside where nearly all homes were looted and broken down.
Very said it has become and in spite the friendliness with those now crowned “warring faction leaders,” principally involving an old-time friend and partners, Senator Prince Yormie Johnson, long-time bodyguard to General Thomas Quiwonkpa (You Mind Them), Professor Alhaji G.V. Kromah, II, Dr. George Segbe Boley, Thomas Nimley, Sekou Damate Konneh, S.S. Sheriff, Chief of Staff of the Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD) who one-time worked with this columnist as a casual laborer during the late 1970s, etc., why would “smaller boys” now be calling for the establishment of a War Crimes Court in Liberia when they have failed at redeeming Charles Taylor who remains unconvincingly innocent to the charges levied by the ICC?
Dare indicting myself but convinced out of divinity that all Liberians are guilty of sending the former leader to the cross by been glued to radio and television sets during the early days of the war, it simply proves that there is nobody to trust other than God.
The proverbial saying that “he who wears the shoe knows where it pinches” has become the true reality in the lives of Liberians --- top to bottom.
The conspiratorial activities that have characterized the nation ought not to be taken for granted, in spite the white teeth but black hearts demonstrated. Poor me, I do not even have a cent to buy daily bread for breakfast but one sure thing that has come to be discovered will be fully revealed to the world in proving how “dirty” we are in co-existence.
Real “ROGUES” of the state will be identified, in spite changes in names and features, as well as identifying institutions used in achieving their objective as pure death merchants. We have gotten to identify the true enemies of the State who must disappear by any and all means; these are the little things that matter when democracy must take on its true course, since the concept is in-absent of destructive mechanisms whether through traditional/cultural or civilized means.
Suggestion that a World Crimes Court be established in Liberia to indict other personalities who participated in the past debacle would just be putting kerosene into the fire, since all, at least excluding an unarmed Noko-Noko, Baykay-Baykay and Flomo Tokpa, are guilty of what may now be taking place in the country, with local and international circles purely speculating and not revealing the truths.
Thanks to the Press Union of Liberia for having planned an Investigative Training for many journalists, since it becomes the “Heaven Help Us All,” in proving our stewardships, many of which have come to be recognized as sponsored-orchestrations.,