Most times in the last three decades haunted by evils personally witnessed in Liberia, and without been personal but a matter of necessity to continuously cite, the nearly-redundant “selfless and sacrificial” bespoken and encouraged of citizens while rendering services to the nation most times become quite troubling and deadening.
Indisputable that many growing up on the countryside and imbued with some unwritten knowledge have continued to display acts of nationalism and patriotism, they have ended up been described as “fools” without truly accepting the factual statement of a late uncle who often said that “When one wants to truly know people, he or she has to act like a silly goat, since to reveal one’s smartness would instantly keep the so-called 'knowledgables' withdrawn.”
Regrettable that many citizens have over the decades had to lost their lives, whether in service of the nation or in portrayal of love of country, the “I, me and myself” syndrome continue to rage without the least remorse of the many living at the expense of tax-payers.
Momentarily refusing to recall the many deaths incurred in my God-fearing family, amidst experiencing the many evils perpetrated against me, whether in officialdom or elsewhere, allowing only God to take full control, it is not surprising why many individuals continue to ask where has the vast knowledge acquired practically in various fields of life gone, productive as they were during various periods.
To this, I can only say that it is hard to answer, moreso having committed the sin of revealing to Liberians and partners-alike that I am an Honorary Citizen of Lincoln Nebraska and Honorary Councilman of Memphis, United States of America, since 1994.
Under-achievers as most have come to appear, with most unquestionably now identified, the struggle continues, in the words of the late Foreign Minister Hon. Gabriel Baccus Matthews.
Die-hard they have continued to appear as though some form of demagogues who are deeply involved in evils of the dark world, no matter how false-impressive they may continue to pose themselves, the Holy Bible has the best solutions to all of life’s problems and should therefore not think that only when there is trouble, then is the time to forcefully recite the 23rd Psalms.
Having slightly listened to a panel discussion yesterday morning on Renaissance Communications Incorporated at which the Honorable Minister of Internal Affairs, Blamo E. Nelson and former National Chairman of the National Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. Cyril Allen appeared, attempting to critically reflect on activities of individuals who had surrounded the Presidency over the years, it truly created serious laughter, although a very serious matter.
Without delving into the nitty-gritty as regards past leaderships that became seriously affected by wrong advices from their appointed-advisors that may perhaps be currently obtaining, at least a little input obtaining from lessons investigatively learned in several decades in which some past leaders entrusted their life fist to bodyguards, then God and later themselves worth another thought.
Why would one wish to put his or her trust in mortal beings, knowing fully well that they are deceptive or self-seeking?
Long time used by others in cajoling them to becoming blind followers only to land in the ditch amidst laughter, let the words now go forth that “steel can equally cut steel,” no matter the size.
To this end and very proud for the long-suffering bespoken of by the Holy Bible, it is implored of Liberians to only learn to ‘Study to show thyself approved unto God, for a workman needeth not to be ashamed rightly dividing the word of truth,” not LIES.
History does not necessarily have to repeat itself, especially at the expense of preys; and these are the little things that matter.