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Cornelius Hamelberg
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Yusif#08 ,

When it comes to your espousal of the much vaunted freedom of speech, should I thank you for making me understand that according to the ethics of your own polite vocabulary, corruption is less offensive than the sour grapes that are coming out of your somewhere ? Please feel free to extract any sentence and out of context and maybe in jest enquire of certainly not me, “What can you deduce from this statement?

I have no time for your banalities. The mood I'm in has degenerated considerably and it's from that state of mind that I'm wring what you are now reading.

They claim to be the Shia, the true leaders of the Muslims – and yet - despite many appeals from Amnesty International and people the world over, the buggers in their juridical system still pretending to be the shadow of God and the custodians of God's Justice on this earth, all in the name of vilayat i faqih and utterly lacking in any of the attributes of compassion or mercy, the degenerate government of the Islamic Republic of Iran to a great extent reminiscent of Pa Shaki's autocratic hanging sprees, hanged one of our dervish brothers Mohammed Salas, early yesterday morning. We say many duas for him. May his soul claim the life and peace and justice they believe that they extinguished when they crushed his body. Since the Sufis regard Jesus as the role model Sufi par excellence , you can be sure that if Jesus himself were to appear in Damascus tomorrow, the Mullahs would probably love to hang him once again. And not only him, the Mullahs would probably love to hang Benjamin Netanyahu too and pass one of their fatwas putting a bounty price on the heads of all the Iranian Sufis , without a second thought.

As those of them who have studied Al-Mizan are fully aware, there are special verses written about them in the Quran. If those authorities believe that they will not face God's justice on the day that they preach about as the Qiyamat, then they really don't believe that such a day will dawn or that the people of Iran will ever be liberated from their tyranny. Hopefully, because of the mercy and compassion they have not shown to others, in the very near future some of them will forever continue to rot and to burn in the hellfire, acquire fresh skins to surrender to the everlasting fire of Jahannam even as they gnash their teeth and cry from down there for mercy from God the Almighty...

Besserwisser Yusif#08,

I am not angry with you. Why should I be angry with you? I'm only a little surprised, that's all. Surprised, not disappointed.

You may be as arrogant as you like when you write about “utilizing the Socratic approach“ when “educating” people like me or asking me some dumb-ass questions in order to find out how my brain “functions”, if it indeed functions at all. With regard to your primitive Socratic method , I'm sure that when you've gone through a fundamental series such as this ( as a hobby not a livelihood) you could well abandon any kind of arrogance or “utilizing the Socratic approach” to questioning free education fort all , or seeing yourself as leader of Sierra Leone's intelligentsia , by showing just a little more respect for the common sense that belongs to the rest of us.

On the subject of transparency and accountability, you say that “ for the record” you “have never condoned nor in agreement with EBK's misdeeds” . Here again may I politely enquire from you, where were you ( 2007 – 2017) and what did you do when a certain kind of behaviour of the Ayatollahs of the APC was permeating the APC's administration, from Timbergate to the dismissal of V-P Sam-Sumana?

Read this and smell the coffee once again : Bad governance , 2007 – 2017

The government of Sierra Leone is bankrupt and failing to account for hundreds of millions of dollars

Do you not confess that during all those APC years , you did bugger all to keep your EBK on his toes so that he could do right by your people

And now that the SLPP is trying to do something reasonable it's time for you to start showing your horns, which mind you, you are fully at liberty to show...

If you are still interested in reality, then this is where we are today :

IMF says economic activity in Sierra Leone has picked up

 

Yusif#08
Reply with quote  #32 
CH wrote:

Besserwisser Yusif#08,

"I am not angry with you. Why should I be angry with you? I'm only a little surprised, that's all. Surprised, not disappointed."

I have never presented myself as some who knows it all, however, I know a lot about a lot of things. And I believe I mentioned the areas that I believe I can make contribution on. I did not mention medicine and all of its discipline, neither dd I mention law and other disciplines. So if you would excuse me, i happened to have dabbled with many subject matters to which I can confidently make contributions. Again, as I mentioned to you yesterday, be careful how you use words.

Again deduce form your own contradictions.

Enjoy some Kendrick Lamar:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ox7RsX1Ee34

Yusif #08
Reply with quote  #33 
CH wrote:

Besserwisser Yusif#08,

"I am not angry with you. Why should I be angry with you? I'm only a little surprised, that's all. Surprised, not disappointed."

I have never presented myself as someone who knows it all, however, I know a lot about lot of things. And I believe I mentioned the areas I can make contribution to. I did not mention medicine and all of its discipline, neither dd I mention law and other disciplines. So if you would excuse me, I happened to have dabbled with many subject matters to which I can confidently make contributions. Again, as I mentioned to you yesterday, be careful in relation to how you use words.

Again deduce form your own contradictions.

Enjoy some Kendrick Lamar:



Yusif#08
Reply with quote  #34 
An Encore - Drae:

Old Pa Yusif
Reply with quote  #35 
Yusif #08,

As old as you are, is this the type of music that you listen to?
Cornelius Hamelberg
Reply with quote  #36 

Yusif#08,

I notice that you don't fly off the handle as some others tend to do when they feel under what they may think is some kind of “pressure”

Sierra Leone and Sierra Leone politics is not my province or my centre of gravity. I was last there more than forty-eight years ago (48)...

And no , you don't present yourself as a besserwisser. I don't think that you are. At the same time don't forget that Brer Bio's cabinet comprises people who are also very knowledgeable in some of the areas in which you would like to contribute your expert or not so expert suggestions or advice. As for Cornelius Ignoramus, your warnings such as “be careful in relation to how you use words “ and “Watch you words old guard. We do not need this on the forum. Let's stay civil “, one man's meat is another man's poison, sure, but I think that I have a much more developed sense and sensitivity when it comes to the intentional use and misuse of the English Language – it's got nothing to do with degrees , more to do with the freedom and range of expression that language affords all of us, within decent limits of course, in the many varieties of the spoken word, written literature, even contemporary journalese. I do weigh my words but , believe me, it's not such a big deal. In the words of your apostle Socrates , “The only thing I know is that I know nothing”. ( I wrote a paper on his trial, for my Swedish “A” levels). However in pointing out any contradictions that my confuse you, I do hope that to begin with, you understand the plain meaning ; there is usually no mystery or even poetry in what I say, unlike many of the Pentecostal people , I do not have the gift of speaking in tongues nor is it ever a matter of thesis , antithesis, synthesis as could be the case in some good old Marxist language territory.

( There's the joke about Mulla Nasruddin who was asked “ How old are you?” He replied “ I'm fifty years old.” His interlocutor protested,, “ But that's what you said five years ago”, whereupon Mulla Nasruddin told him,So, you see, I'm consistent!”

I suppose that in the near future the unholy Tolongbo trinity compromising you, Eddie Grant and AFK could as we say in Shierra Leone, “do your level best” to as you say “ keep Bio on his toes” - if you can. If you fail to do so and your flock complains, at least you can say that you tried.

In the meantime please permit me to retreat into peeperdom, quietly and enjoy the theatre fun from behind the curtain...

Yusif#08
Reply with quote  #37 
I may be old, but I am still young at heart. I listen to all kinks of music, and all genre. 
Oldman
Reply with quote  #38 
Ole-papa-young-boy wan show say ee hip.

Can he dance to that kind of music in his 60's?
Yusif#08
Reply with quote  #39 
Why do you think I am even sixty years old and beyond. Are you jealous that I can still break dance. This is music I can reminiscence with during my youth years, in da Buggy-Down-Bronx. My spots used to be "Da Disco Fever," and Broadway International, where we buggied down till the Break-a-dawn.
Yusif#08
Reply with quote  #40 
"The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good.  Calmness of the mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom."

--James Allen,
British philosophical writer
Cornelius Hamelberg
Reply with quote  #41 

Yusif#08,

I have only spent twelve percent (12%) of my life in Sierra Leone. That is an accurate figure which I have checked and doubled checked and which I revise annually, unlike Mulla Nasrrudin who once famously asked, “Who do you believe – me or the donkey?”

If we were already very different then, it's difficult to imagine how very different - also in outlook and orientation we must be today, 20th June, 2018. I realised this when I met Alhaji Amadu Jalloh in Cairo just after Ramadan in 1991, Amadu with whom I lastly shared a flat at Mathura, in Magburaka, (late August to December 1969) was now passing through Cairo as Sierra Leone's ambassador to Saudi Arabia. And me? After four months in Egypt and a one-hour meeting with the most humble man I have ever met , Abu Al-Wafa Taftazani ( Professor of Islamic Philosophy at Cairo University and Head of the Sufi Council of Egypt) I had just been initiated into the Rifai Sufi Order at the Al-Rifai Mosque in Cairo. The learned Professor who I didn't know had marked Shia leanings had asked me if I was aware of the differences between the Sunni and the Shia and I had told him that I was an expert on that issue (which I am) and that we should not waste any more time on it, so, we proceeded with another discussion. I had taken up the Shia -Sunni subject with some Sheikh at Al-Azhar but when I saw the look of thunder and lightning that flashed across his face I decided to drop the matter entirely., there and then. I met exactly one Shia Muslim during my sojourn in Egypt and he was from Bahrain. I was once arrested in Alexandria after attending a Church Service there ( I was curious that's all, I told the plain clothes policemen who accompanied me to the Police Station. They wanted to know who I was. )

( BWT, one cannot have a serious discussion – I mean serious – with just every tom, dick, and harry, about some very serious matters, especially not with the types who can't distinguish between their arse and their elbows, or on matters that Cornelius Ignoramus is completely ignorant about )

Don't we all know about structural adjustment programs and the taking away of subsidies? Nigeria once had Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as their Minister of Finance didn't they? Sheikh Yusif#08 are you with me? Those who want to advise the IMF or to impose their views on the Sierra Leone government and are qualified to do so can please go ahead . What's stopping them? Me? I utterly lack that kind of ability, ambition or sense of responsibility.

I miss some of my friends, such as (of those still in the country) Solomon Gerber with whom I am in touch occasionally and with whom I have never discussed Salone politics. Never at any time of our lives. Last month I got a phone call from another classmate George Morgan (once a vocalist in our classmate Desmond Easmon's band The Tornadoes. Sadly, still in the fourth form, Desmond drowned at Lumley Beach, just a day after playing on TV. I remember the funeral - it rained heavily on that day and walking beside his dad ,“Dear Parent and Ogre”s Raymond Sarif Easmon , it was impossible to distinguish tears from the rain pouring down. I'm glad to learn that George is a practising dentist in Freetown. In the intervening years some classmates have passed away, such as dear Abisodun Wilson about a year ago, and most lately, Blyden Jenkins-Johnston.

I miss the then social atmosphere in the country, the cassada liff, the Lumley Beach picnics and most winters here in Sweden or elsewhere North of the equator I miss the weather.

I don't exactly say

I'm sentimental, if you know what I mean
I love the country but I can't stand the scene
And I'm neither left or right
I'm just staying home tonight
Getting lost in that hopeless little screen
But I'm stubborn as those garbage bags
That Time cannot decay
I'm junk but I'm still holding up
This little wild bouquet ...” (Leonard Cohen : Democracy)

It is my firm conviction that those who love Sierra Leone the most are in Sierra Leone or in Sierra Leone much of the time and that includes those who are in voluntary exile whether due to poverty , lack of opportunity or any of the other factors that motivate people to emigrate.

Re - Your take on music. I didn't even know that ABBA existed until Monty Harding (then studying Medicine in Liverpool) linked up with me in Stockholm, Sweden. I was deep in other kinds of music, especially jazz, Afro-Cuban and later, Soukous of which I am a guitar adherent...

Correction. Should read;  I wrote a paper on The Trial of Socrates , for my “A” in Swedish... 

BTW, I am seriously thinking of applying for membership of the SLPP.

In short my participation in Bintu is a vicarious “being” in Sierra Leone, the fulfilment of some kind of nostalgia. That's mostly why I have been here or in any Sierra Leone forum. I do not seek political power do not want to be elected dog catcher in Port loko or MP for Freetown centra; I do not seek political power not even in the sense in which Kwame Nkrumah said, “Seek ye first the political kingdom and all else shall be added unto you” , but I do believe that the Kingdom of heaven is within and that too is something that Cornelius Ignoramus doesn't need to discuss withYusif#08 or the Imam at the Fullahtong mosque. INTILI?

Now let me return to the kingdom of peeperdom, in tranquillity. From there I intend to enjoy the theatre of the absurd , in perfect equanimity 

 

 

Translation
Reply with quote  #42 
"...Are you jealous that I can still break dance..." Y#08

Yes!

"...This is music I can reminiscence with during my youth years, in da Buggy-Down-Bronx..."

Do you mean: I can reminisce about, instead of reminiscence with, Dr. Diverse Yusif #08? 

My spots used to be "Da Disco Fever," and Broadway International, where we buggied down till the Break-a-dawn.

Don't you mean to write boogied down to, instead of buggied? I guess you were on a buggy ride, were you?

Okay oh, Dr. Diverse Yusif#08! Please realize that empty arrogance does not hold sway amongst people of substance; of which you are not. I hope you catch the drift.
Yusif#08
Reply with quote  #43 
...why pay attention to pettiness? If I wanted to, I would have used a MicrosoftWord.
Principal Sovula
Reply with quote  #44 
Yusif,
I don't think anybody is paying attention to pettiness. But fact is, the proof of an educated man lies in what he writes. You are the guy who has always bragged about his education.

Yet your big mouth and boastfulness are clearly inconsistent with what you write on the forum There are just too many grammatical errors in your comments on the forum, bra. What's going on?
Yusif#08
Reply with quote  #45 
Bra,

Like you, I have the doctorate degree. After going through the process, I know fully well that I can write proper English. In fact, I have the ability to write comprehensive academic English. All I have to do is revise my work for grammatical/spelling error before anyone that matters sees the document, or get it published. Most times, as you may already know, you have to go through a review process, which may entail further revisions before being accepted. It sometimes takes two or more revisions before a document is finally accepted for publication.

I have been participating on this forum for years and have yet to see anyone who consistently write/wrote error free post. Bo leh man go sleep.

Oh by the way, I know who you are, after posting under so many monikers. I will let KL handle you. It is people like you who motivated some of us to seek the degree. For years you have been making noise on us about the prof. Shegbeh this or that. Go park near corner
Curious
Reply with quote  #46 
Yusif,

In what academic field is your doctorate in?
Yusif#08
Reply with quote  #47 
Please call Dr. Nahim in F/Town and request the quickly comes to the US to treat one of his school mate from Bo school who is going mad/crazy. You are not worth my time anymore. When you tell me yours, may be I will tell mine. Retard, as in mentally challenged. As I told you, KL will take care of you.
Yusif#08
Reply with quote  #48 
You are not worthy of my time anymore. Dr. Nahim will soon arrive in the US to treat you. Retard.
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