Show me thy beauty slowly
Unmask thy luminous warmth
Shade by shade
Light by light
Let the world have a taste of thee
In all your hidden glory
When the edges of your light touches your shadow
And the cast shade blossoms into a single beam
How do I not be enthralled by your splendor
But slowly you begin to recede
The radiance humbles
You bow out
The sky rejoiced your presence
The clouds take over
A voice from distance echoes your faded sparkle
In a bellowing cry , you let out a final shine
And I , a last smile
I will not waste any time delving into the waakye/jollof debate. It’s baseless because I doubt any such comparisons will be fair.
As waakye attains a state of sainthood in the Ghanaian culinary discourse, I will like to share some proven guidelines on hacking a waakye seller in order to get the best of your money’s worth in these pressing economic times. Continue reading
We live under the illusions of democracy . As simple and mundane as it sounds . People actually think freedom is the choice of selecting one of two evils . To make them believe they are actually exercising their right to choose leadership that will make their lives comfortable . This very illusion is the reason a country like Ghana is held backwards by the two political party machinery machinating to hold onto perpetual power despite their gross inefficiencies and incompetence .
It’s ever depressing to think that a political party can alleviate the problems of the masses when they only concentrate on feeding their membership fat off the taxes of the same masses they gloriously claim to serve . Isn’t it heart wrenching to believe that a system that continuously perpetuates this kind of criminality enjoys massive support from the same people it is emasculating. I don’t blame the average citizens who rely on mainstream media for their daily dose of information . It’s even more frustrating when alternative sources are barren and unless perhaps when one is a critical thinker who subjects all information to scrutiny. If not then it’s obvious the larger population is going to stick with the daily dose of disinformation and misinformation. It’s like constantly begging to be force fed by your captive . Then eventually Stockholm syndrome takes over . The citizen now believes the system actually cares about their wellbeing . That the political good overrides the national good . Just because the cadres of the party machinery are feeding of the crumbs that falls of the table of the crooked ones . This is extended to the relatives of these fanatic bunch who of course do not see anything wrong with what’s wrong . Probably because they are made to believe they are part of the select group but unknown to them they are only kept as guard and attack dogs when the need arises .
It’s quite interesting to note that the horde of hoodlums and vigilantes parading the streets of the city believing they are powerful enjoy the tacit enjoyment of the political setup in connivance with the security apparatuses . It’s very tricky when it comes to these bunch . Nothing actually works for them in the real life because they are forced to lay off and are usually discarded when they are not needed .
All these while we battle with the betrayal of the select group who represent themselves rather than the people. Amazingly they form the two . Scratch that, essentially one major political party in the country . They basically share the same ideas on governance . That is feed off as much fat as we can on the back of the suffering masses . A typical conversation within the secret political chamber goes like this: ‘Let’s use their backs as serving trays, they’re too fatigued to notice any different . Let’s make them oblivious of their plight , set them up against each other with nothing but senseless propaganda that does not thing to placate their problems ‘.
In this regard if democracy is a better option of choosing someone to represent your opinion in a building that effectively barricades you from entering , then you should know that you’ve been sold a fraud. A system I would call democratic dictatorship. Being held captive by two uninspiring ideologies masquerading as the angel of light to lead the sheep out of darkness . With time it will become obvious like the illusions of dogma , that this very system only seeks to keep you in check and hero worship the very monster that raped and killed your dearest relative . Yet still you have no way of deciding wether to avenge the injustice done to you or pray for your captor. What happens next is to stay awake watching the stars, count your breath as you lay claim to a world unready to accommodate your intransigent thoughts . Much precisely an ideology that subjugates you to perpetual slavery of the mind , body and soul .
Keep the machine grinding
Whip whip keep it moving
Your next meal is coming
From the sweat of your wear
Muscle harder into the grind
You will never know what it takes
The sea recedes further into its abyss
The son of the land fetches just a spoon full, fool
What a day in the life of this lost soul.
Capture by nothing is the net of the life
Dotted holes , big roles rolled up in four dose
All can only be said with the mouth closed
It’s not even funny anymore . People will find virtually anything to be offended by as if that gives them some kind of privilege. Very soon breathing will be considered offensive .
Why ? All it takes is for the next person to find it offensive .I’ve been reading reaction of the recent dove advert and how people ( black) are just hell bent on chewing the company because of an advertisement concept they considered to be racist in nature . Must we react to everything on racist terms . It’s very annoying when we give these things space . My position on this issue does not in anyway absolve the company of any wrong doing . What I’m saying is this is deliberate and the earlier we know it the better .
I just wonder why we place too much emphasis on nothing . Racist ideas have been perpetuated since time immemorial and some are even subtle and it’s not about to stop any time soon . Would you tell me those who approved the advert did not envisage your emotional reaction . Of course they knew there will be a backlash but still went ahead to release it . Because you are predictable and it only takes things like this to push the button .
Please black people stop getting offended by these deliberate and systematic attempts to provoke you . Please don’t get offended and focus on better things that will advance the cause of unity and progress for all people of this world . Stop it please . How long are you going to keep falling into that trap . They keep baiting you and you keep falling .
I repeat they were aware of the racist implications of the commercial but still went ahead to roll it out . It’s obvious people who okayed this advert are smart people . Of course it has to take delicate precision to be able to out your feelings like that .But I can only think of it as a bait to get the black people offended and explode their market .
My point is black people have the right to express their anger over the unfairness but being offended adds nothing to the struggle or to the cause .
It’s about time we realize these things are targeted and it will not stop anytime soon . The more you get offended the more mileage the advert will receive . Stop it now .
Major Maxwell Adams Mahama
I think one of the biggest mistakes I’ve made this year is watching the video of captain Adams Mahama’s lynching .If just watching the video could give me such nightmares then I wonder what the perpetrators of that dastardly act would go through that is assuming they have a heart or the conscience to commit themselves to some introspection. Continue reading
Man by nature is inherently selfish and callous to his neighbor . You don’t need rocket science to know this . Just take a stroll in your neighborhood and try asking any passerby to help you move a burdening luggage to the other side of the street . Many will decline with the excuse that they have a meeting to catch or something much important needs their attention . This particular instance was my recent experience .
I however believe there are a quite a number of people who would’ve given me a better experience . I also believe a number of you might have encountered similar situations under different circumstance . I hope you were able to offer assistance in your own little way.
Today , I’m not here to reemphasise over the obvious but just to draw your attention to this cancer that is gradually eroding our humanity . Tearing down every inkling of the human genome in our race.
We are gradually devolving into our bestial primates and there is no shame about it . We are proud of our scientific progress and will quickly give ourselves credit for being the most civilized people to ever grace earth . But is that the case? Ask yourself.