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Cornelius Hamelberg
Reply with quote  #31 

On the level of talk, here’s another homily :

From the late great Alhaji Ahmad Tejan Kabbah :

Seven National Values for Sierra Leoneans

When I read the title of  the forum posting, “SIERRA LEONE : The nation that lost its moral compass” allegedly penned by “Kabs Kanu”, I thought that such a sermon could not be possibly coming from my dear friend the real Kabs Kanu - since such a title has obvious implications as it calls into question the integrity of the leadership of the country - as in , “wherever our leaders leads us will will follow as faithful foot soldiers, even unto darkness, death , non-development and self-destruction....”

I thought that if it were the real Kabs (the Kabs of ineffable self-respect and self-esteem) then he would be counting ( on his fingers and his toes) all the glorious achievements of the APC led government these past ten years on the pilgrimage to the promised land with Ernest O’Bai  Koroma as Saro’s  Musa - alaihi salaam...

But it is the real  “Kabs Kanu” alright and refreshingly so,  as a holy gust of pure oxygen and blood-red corpuscles to kick some sparks of life back into a Bintumani in recession , a very appropriate sermon heading from Hon.Minister Plenipotentiary the Rev. Leeroy Wilfred Kabs-Kanu. Indeed  if  according to his own revered estimation the nation has “lost its moral compass” ( a narrower or a broader definition of what he means by that)  then the heart and mind question is, where is Sierra Leone going under a leadership of a people without its moral compass ? To begin to answer that question, we need to re-examine what we had as a moral compass and exactly what it is that the nation has now lost, hopefully, not irremediably?

Yumkella to save your asses?  Ours? Mine too?

The phenomena ( in the 1960s, of “cross carpet” in the very precincts of parliament - in the name of all kinds of experiences, was still constitutional even if  unbeknownst and behind the scenes there was, could have been some  bribery ( as an inducement to “ cross-carpet / ally with another party) and some MKKK skullduggery

When the APC government has it as their pivotal policy ZERO TOLERANCE FOR CORRUPTION on which platform the APC won the two last elections, then on what basis would the nation be charged with having lost its moral compass - by as stalwart and eloquent an APCerian as the Rev. Leeroy Wilfred Kabs-Kanu, who in no little way helped the APC to win the last two elections?

Fortunately, it is not that the whole nation ( as with in the case of the enclave known as Sodom and Gomorrah) has lost its moral compass and is therefore about to be destroyed by brimstone, sulfur and fire  -  

So far, all that  the Rev. Leeroy Wilfred Kabs-Kanu features in the department of moral degeneracy are three items which he believes belongs to the APC demonology, the Rev-s own special APC gallery of rogues  - which leaves one asking the same question as Bob Marley : “Is there a place for the hopeless sinner, who has hurt all mankind just to save his own beliefs?

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Cornelius Hamelberg
Reply with quote  #32 

On the level of talk, here’s another homily :

From the late great Alhaji Ahmad Tejan Kabbah :

Seven National Values for Sierra Leoneans

When I read the title of  the forum posting, “SIERRA LEONE : The nation that lost its moral compass” allegedly penned by “Kabs Kanu”, I thought that such a sermon could not be possibly coming from my dear friend the real Kabs Kanu - since such a title has obvious implications as it calls into question the integrity of the leadership of the country - as in , “wherever our leader leads us  will we follow as faithful foot soldiers, even unto darkness, death , non-development and self-destruction....”

I thought that if it were the real Kabs (the Kabs of ineffable self-respect and self-esteem) then he would be counting ( on his fingers and his toes) all the glorious achievements of the APC led government these past ten years on the pilgrimage to the promised land with Ernest O’Bai  Koroma as Saro’s  Musa - alaihi salaam...

But it is the real  “Kabs Kanu” alright and refreshingly so,  as a holy gust of pure oxygen and blood-red corpuscles to kick some sparks of life back into a Bintumani in recession , a very appropriate sermon heading from Hon.Minister Plenipotentiary the Rev. Leeroy Wilfred Kabs-Kanu. Indeed  if  according to his own revered estimation the nation has “lost its moral compass” ( a narrower or a broader definition of what he means by that)  then the heart and mind question is, where is Sierra Leone going under a leadership of a people without its moral compass ? To begin to answer that question, we need to re-examine what we had as a moral compass and exactly what it is that the nation has now lost, hopefully, not irremediably?

Yumkella to save your asses?  Ours?

The phenomena ( in the 1960s, of “cross carpet” in the very precincts of parliament - in the name of all kinds of experiences, was still constitutional even if  unbeknownst and behind the scenes there was, could have been some  bribery ( as an inducement to “ cross-carpet / ally with another party) and some MKKK skullduggery

When the APC government has it as their pivotal policy ZERO TOLERANCE FOR CORRUPTION on which platform the APC won the two last elections, then on what basis would the nation be charged with having lost its moral compass - by as stalwart and eloquent an APCerian as the Rev. Leeroy Wilfred Kabs-Kanu, who in no little way helped the APC to win the last two elections?

Fortunately, it is not that the whole nation ( as with in the case of the enclave known as Sodom and Gomorrah) has lost its moral compass and is therefore about to be destroyed by brimstone, sulfur and hell  fire  -  

So far, all that  the Rev. Leeroy Wilfred Kabs-Kanu features in the department of moral degeneracy are three items which he believes belongs to the APC demonology, the Rev-s own special APC gallery of rogues  - which leaves one asking the same question as Bob Marley : “Is there a place for the hopeless sinner, who has hurt all mankind just to save his own beliefs?

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Bra Enviable
Reply with quote  #33 
A non-Sierra Leoneans who frequently reads Cocorioko could get the impression that Ernest Koroma  has transformed Sierra Leone into a prosperous republic.  Realistically, Sierra Leone is a miserable country. 

As a postwar president who did not have to contend with armed conflict, Ernest Koroma should have used the past ten years to rebuild and depoliticize important institutions like the police, judiciary and, ultimately, nurture the rule of law in a country that should be recovering from self-annihilation. 

The misery and chaos in Ernest Koroma's postwar Sierra Leone are horrible. The academic careers of thousands of young citizens at Njala University, for example,  have been put on hold, thanks to the misappropriation of funds by an incompetent minister of education, who is fiercely protected by an equally dissolute president.

The few audit reports leaked to the public have revealed a systematic destruction of society through a looting frenzy, mostly by presidentially protected thieves. In short, Sierra Leone is a miserable place where nothing works.

Yet, a stranger reading Cocorioko could be left with the misleading impression that Ernest Koroma was is a God-sent blessing. That is my problem with Kabs Kanu, a disgustingly dishonest man enjoying the benefits of responsible governance in America, while promoting misery in his own homeland.

As a so-called Christian, Kabs Kanu should have known that it is wrong to intentionally promote evildoers. Kabs is a very wicked man, who combines hatred of Sierra Leone with dishonesty toward the millions of compatriots  he cheats through propaganda.

I do not want to be insulting, but if I have to be brutally frank, I would say that Kabs Kanu's cruelty toward Sierra Leoneans has reduced him to a piece of scum.

Those who support wrong causes out of ideological convictions are ethically different from gravy-seekers who knowingly participate in the promotion of evil.

Kabs Kanu is a cold-blooded conman, sucking Sierra Leoneans like a glutton in action. I have no respect for Kabs Kanu and his pig-like appetite.


Bra Enviable
Bra Enviable
Reply with quote  #34 
A non-Sierra Leonean who frequently reads Cocorioko...
Cornelius Hamelberg
Reply with quote  #35 
Re - "to rebuild and depoliticize important institutions like the police, judiciary...".

Impressive since it's usually the military that is usually as far away from the sort of depoliticization that is usually possible for an APC government 

( unlike Apata Margai and his brother -in-law  Brigadier D. Lansana always at high alert and ever on the ready with a salute by which  to march, stepping in at the most appropriate and the most auspicious time , at the behest of his precious Sir Akpata...
Sage
Reply with quote  #36 
Great thread! Kabs did bring it all on himself with that disingenuous OP about switching parties, as if morality had anything to do with it. I do agree that it is absurd to make erstwhile corrupt criminals heroes just because they leave the APC or are fired from their posts; that is not a good political strategy, nor a useful one. But, as pointed out way upthread, all Cocorag ever did was defend and cover for and praise-sing these same crooks Kabs spotlights in his posting when others were highlighting their crimes. So he is hardly in a position to make moral judgments. His paper was dishing out plenti-propaganda for the corrupt regime long before the term "fake news" was coined.  Those who live in glass houses.
Spectator 007
Reply with quote  #37 
“I do agree that it is absurd to make erstwhile corrupt criminals heroes just because they leave the APC or are fired from their posts; that is not a good political strategy, nor a useful one. ” - Esteemed History Professor Sage

It’s not moral but it is done in third world politics.

Example- In Nigeria if the crook has a following, the opposition will repackage the individual and use him/her to win elections. Buhari’s coalition party did that and it paid YUGE dividends.
Sage
Reply with quote  #38 
I still think it's a bad idea and bad strategy. It creates and endless cycle of corruption and maintains a small circle of ruling class making democracy impossible. You can see tendencies in the US politics as well. A good example these days is any Republican who criticizes another or will buck the party majority and vote against something in their agenda. Like McCain and the health care repeal. Liberals cheered him like a hero, forgetting what a right wing jerk he is. He is behind the current tax bill now, even though it contains a repeal of the individual mandate for health care. Political partisans just love to use a dissenting member of the opposition group as a stick to beat the party with, as if their word and judgement are reliable. It is an absurdity when one thinks about it.
Spectator 007
Reply with quote  #39 
“Political partisans just love to use a dissenting member of the opposition group as a stick to beat the party with, as if their word and judgement are reliable. It is an absurdity when one thinks about it.” - Esteemed History Professor Sage

Hit the nail on the head.
Gahinteh
Reply with quote  #40 
So interesting that the Rev was the first to caste the stone against a whole nation but when he was attacked he quickly takes refuge on the fact that he is sinner. Well Rev. why caste the first stone if you knew you are a sinner?
Spectator 007
Reply with quote  #41 
Gahinteh, the Rev did state “I am back at Bintu to help electrify and set on thrilling and exciting fire a forum that should be rocking now, with elections just two months away. ”

I think he achieved that in this thread.

Cuss cass and dombolo is good for forum ratings.

Wakes people up.

I wish my good friends MKK, AFK, and Togondoe could also participate.

Gahinteh
Reply with quote  #42 
I agree Specky the Reverend is already achieving what he set out to do. I will hate to see him leave even though I find his cannibalism slur repugnant and wished he did not go down so low. Next we are inviting APC John Leigh to complete the circle.
Spectator 007
Reply with quote  #43 
Gahinteh,

It will be a good thing if JEL comes back.

For every JEL, a strong individual to counter him/her must be enticed to participate.

Most people who come here do not want to discuss with people who they share similar views and sing from the same hymn sheet...because they’ll find it boring. One doesn’t expand one’s horizon that way.

It is important to discuss with people who have diametrically opposed views and even if common ground cannot be achieved, one might have an understanding of why they think the way they do. And if I were a campaign strategist, I’d love it as it would give me an idea of how those supporting an opposing party think.

Let’s face it, a lot of us have views shaped by our environment, culture, and so on. We had no choice in where and to whom we were born. Imagine us changing circumstances of birth with some of our political opponents, will we still think the same way we do?
Olu
Reply with quote  #44 
The Mendes on this forum cannot live in glass houses yet throw stones at others. with fake monikers and pretends like the favors cannot be returned 10 x more. If Cannibalism and gbaygbay eater are stereotypes too much for them to handle, they have many options to chose from to make them better citizens. 
Garber
Reply with quote  #45 
Olu AKA Musa Kenema,

Do you read what you write before hitting the Transmit key?  I have read your posting above and just cannot understand the message you are conveying.  Ay Themne man!!! wetin wrong with unu?
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