By Chorphie Charlie - January 28th 2005
"...Until the philosophy, which holds one group of Liberians superior, and the other inferior, has been topple and totally destroy, we will speak out! ...until, there is no first class and second class citizenship of Liberia, we will speak out! ...until, miseducated Liberians and hostile intellectuals are totally limited, in our society, we will speak out! ...until, the treatment of a man’s behavior, is no significance, than the value of his rights, we will speak out! ...until that elections day, when the Liberian people will cast their votes, for we know we shall win, for we are confident in the victory, of patriotic nationalism over political matricide....."
Is Liberia’s so-called civil rights lawyer, Frederick Jayweh embarking on a publicity stun to siphon resources from humanitarian organization, as a champion of what? Or is this another diversionary tactic from addressing pressing national issues, especially as it relates to the elections, to resurrect the dead? What is this obsession with, Charles Taylor? The issues confronting Liberia now negate Mr. Taylor, and were never about Mr. Taylor. Instead, Liberia suffers from a chronic systemic culture of political inadequacies which have caused the cataclysmic vortex shadowing our quest for a peaceful co-existence. However, it becomes necessary to engage dangerous proposition attending our historic march forward. This is the task at hand.
Jayweh’s latest rumblings echo a degenerate sense of self-hate and latent aggression of the undiscovered self. In his recent prosecutorial vindictiveness, hostile intellectualism, and litany of contradictions, “Reality V. Experimental Intellectualism: What has Mr. Chorphie Charlie Sold to the Public.” Jayweh’s misrepresentation of legal reasoning suggests limitation in his cognitive process. Jayweh asserted that “failure to deny the validity of [an] issue raised” means “out rightly and knowingly admit[ing] to [its] truthfulness and legal soundness,” he was reacting to my article “Hostile Intellectualism Shows Its Ugliness Again: The case Of Another Miseducated Liberian Lawyer.” In the same vein, Jayweh argued that said article was “overly traumatic and [a] robust reaction.” He additionally charged and convicted me of “war crimes,” and later questioned the authenticity of his own delusional characterization.
There is a hesitation to muddled in judicial terrorism as dramatized by Jayweh, to the extend that Jayweh has assumed the role of a judge, jury, and United States Immigration officer, upon which, he threatens “Removal Proceedings” against me. This is humorous; a classic displays of intellectual masturbation resulting from the failure of Jayweh’s imagination, and shows his lacking in the power of persuasion. Let Jayweh be reminded that we are not in his Liberia, in which free expression is muzzled by threats and intimidations. The Charles Taylor’s label against anyone who disagreed with your kinds has no standing in this great American society. Therefore, for the sake of Liberia’s national progress, one must remain focus on the issue, and not be distracted by feeding on hate, confusion, and deception. Hence, what makes it interesting to engage Jayweh, is not so much about the daft of his views, but the representation it presents us, a class of miseducated Liberians and hostile intellectuals burned by the pathology of their twisted logic.
Silence means Guilt?
Attending to Jayweh’s flawed logic of ‘silence means guilt’ demands legal evidence supporting such a claim, which Jayweh failed to show. Counselor Jayweh, please show us the laymen, which law states such verdict. How about the 5 th amendment, which protects witnesses for keeping silent? How can you reconcile your false assertion with-truthfulness and legal soundness? Or is this an inverse statement of your own reasoning? Jayweh misunderstanding and misapplication of sacred legal concepts exact the failed legal practice in Liberia, which was the context I mentioned in “Hostile Intellectualism,” concerning your know-it-all posture. The analysis in no way credits you as knowledgeable astute, except to expose your primitive legal fiefdom.
Moreover, Jayweh echoed his mental failure by trumpeting a miseducated view about sovereignty. Jayweh, sovereignty has to do with a people’s natural constitution, the right to self-determination, and Liberia has never lost such right. In fact, it was upon such right that Taylor exiled ECOMOG from Liberia. A recent example of sovereignty relates to Iraq, in which after America’s invasion, the international community initial a process that restored the Iraqis people’s right to self-determination. Did you not hear about the restoration of Iraq’s sovereignty? Does this mean that the current Iraqis government has control over law and order? So Jayweh, my natural right to disagree with you or anybody is not a criminal offense. More so, if you claimed to be a civil rights advocate, one would think that you will celebrate my right to disagree, and defend such right, instead of arguing in ad hominen manner and engaging in ad nauseam attack against my immigration status. Such displays of judicial terrorism attract suppression of free speech, which instill fear in citizens, leading to rebellion. For us, we are not deterred by your pretension and fake civil rights advocacy but seek to confront such miseducated and hostile legalism. Thus, the battle in Liberia is a battle against miseducation and hostile intellectualism to secure the blessings of liberty, freedom, and justice. This being the promised that, Thomas Jefferson, himself, recognized during the founding stages of America, “The God who give us life, give us liberty.”
Reality V. Experimental Intellectualism
Jayweh’s echo chamber, “Reality V. Experimental Intellectualism…” was very boring, repetitious, and lack critical analysis that require deep thinking regarding the subject raised. One is simply reminded about opposing philosophical arguments, Foundationalism V. Coherentism. Foundationalism operates on a skeptical concept by denying opposing beliefs. Alvin Plantinga argued that beliefs are justified independently owing no reference to other beliefs. Thus, for foundationalists, all of our beliefs are properly basic belief, which serve as foundation to justify other beliefs. Proponents of coherentism shun this regressive argument insisting that belief centers on relationship, which is the harbinger of justification. However put, the two views, to me, does not seems to be in brutal opposition. For one’s belief is a chain of events responding to original concepts. Thus, Jayweh invoking of a miscalculated (11 years civil rights advocacy since 1998) litany of failed accomplishments, to the extent of crediting himself with the New Deal Movement political party’s success, reflect foundationalists’ thinking, which seeks to justify his hostility and intolerance to free speech as a true belief, only because he is oppose to, Charles Taylor.
Personally, I have attended almost all of the New Deal’s presidential hopeful Dr. George Keith’s Town Hall Meetings in Philadelphia. And, although we held opposing views on the very subject of war crime tribunal, Dr. Keith did not demonstrate the kind of miseducated and hostility to free speech that Jayweh have shown. So Counselor Jayweh, please stop fusing your battered creditability with decent people. Jayweh views are based purely on experimental intellectualism.
Jayweh’s mutilated psychology as expressed in his paper, “Reality V. Experimental Intellectualism…” exposes a troubled mind with many contradictions, which makes reading like a drunken driver bumping into potholes, swaying back and forth from the road, and thereby crashing into an innocent by-stander. Consider, for a moment, Jayweh’s insinuation that once a person is silent against judicial terrorism, she “out rightly and knowingly” admits guilt and forfeit her rights to legal defense. This is a false and miseducated assumption.
Jayweh, a new generation of Liberians “The Third Wave (Tweah, 2005)” has awaken. And so, I leave this attempted imitation of the legendary Bob Marley:
Wo yo o ooh! Wo yo o ooh! Wo yo ko yo ko yo! Wo yo ko yo ko yo!
Until the philosophy, which holds one group of Liberians superior, and the other inferior, has been topple and totally destroy, we will speak out!
And until, there is no first class and second class citizenship of Liberia, we will speak out! And until, miseducated Liberians and hostile intellectuals are totally limited, in our society, we will speak out!
And until, the treatment of a man’s behavior, is no significance, than the value of his rights, we will speak out!
And until that elections day, when the Liberian people will cast their votes, for we know we shall win, for we are confident in the victory, of patriotic nationalism over political matricide.
Therefore, abliju Jayweh [gar], which side are you on: the people or your miseducated friends and hostile intellectuals? On the altar of God, I pledge undying resistance to [miseducated Liberians and hostile intellectuals]. “Excuse me while I throw out.”
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About the author:
Chorphie Charlie is a social and political commentator who resides in Philadelphia. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org