Since participants in this forum are free to take cover under any pseudonym they choose, even disguise their points of view, these dialogues, monologues, soliloquies have their own dramatic or theatrical effects which those in peeperdom can lean back and enjoy.
“...and sometimes celebrations lose their charm...
It so happens that we live in a pluralistic society out here in cyberspace and in this tiny kingdom of Bintumani this means that sometimes Mr. A doesn’t know the Mr. B that he’s talking to - or imagines Mr. B ( the Mr. B of his imagination) just as rightly or wrongly Mr. B may imagine Mr. A to be just like him because they were perhaps both born in Shierra Leone - and that means having a lot in common - although it doesn’t necessarily mean that either.
This is obvious when we start discussing identities in terms of gender, language, race and tribe, cultural , educational, social and financial backgrounds ( his/herm brain, car, house, bank account, insurance policy, sophistication, family tree etc is greater than yours etc, Creole, Kuranko, Fullah,Gissi, Loko, Mende, Suso, Temne, Jollof rice etc, can be quite a mishmash, SLPP- APC, Johnny-just-come- lately-parties, North-South - South-East-West polarisation politics, corruption, cannibalism, religion, even broad-based human values, living in or coming from this and that village, town, city in Shierra Leone , in Africa, in Europe, Asia, Australia, Middle East, Caribbean. London, New York,, North and South America.
There’s humour ( and lack of it) austere professorial sheriousness ( the occasional demand that we mere mortals explain the theory of relativity or some formulae which only superior beings understand ) hyperbole, understatement, irony, sarcasm, innuendo, double-speak, rank malice, masked conceit, concealed or overt disdain , tribal animosities, even false pretences is all in the mix
Those who take their own importance/ prestige/ points of view too seriously - or think that their own points of view should be the only points of view in cyberspace - or cannot tolerate other people feeling entitled to any other points of view that differ from theirs , must be playing the role of dictator, solipsist , what have you but somehow the forum has survived years after year; the conversations continue and we are all still here. Some of the discussions and debates will be getting more heated up as we approach D-day i.e. Bio, Kamara and Yumkella’s date with fate . By that time you may wonder to what degree Paopa diehard Cunnilingus sucking mouth and tongue will be doing overtime foaming and he himself boiling over for Biocracy and be saying and saying up to D-.day and what he will be saying after the results are announced and how we will celebrate da victory...
Somebody please say, “ Alhamdulillah!”