Liberians Deserve Better
"...One does not have to be a political genius to figure out that Liberia is headed towards chaos. In a small nation like Liberia, which just emerged from years of civil war, it is difficult to fathom why there would 36 political parties; in spite of calls for unity...." more>>>
Policing a high risk Society like Liberia
Liberia has now gained notoriety as a destabilizer of the West African region, a renegade nation and a failed state, which harbors terrorists. Liberia must rise from its decay and become part of the global solution, as opposed to being part of the global problem. Liberia must not add to the problems in West Africa. Liberia should stand as a nation of liberty and justice for all Africans. more>>>
On the Run...Again!
There was once a rich and successful poultry farmer, who was planning to embark on a trip. He needed a caretaker for his poultry farm, and eventually found a temporary and reliable replacement during his absence.
The farmer also had two house-helps. One was blind and the other was deaf. Apart from their respective visual and auditory disabilities, they were otherwise very capable.
Once the poultry farmer had found a temporary caretaker for his poultry farm, he embarked on his trip. Upon his return he called upon the caretaker to complete a comprehensive inventory of his farm. more>>>
Liberia’s Struggle for Democracy on all Fronts.
Developed nations must not downplay conflicts in developing nations. Conflicts in totalitarian nations are particularly dangerous; regardless if the threat is a direct or an indirect threat against developed nations.
Human “vultures” feed on conflicts and these conflicts eventually effect us all, because they pump the blood line for greater conflicts that eventually point direct arrows towards other nations.
In our very interconnected world, the United States must do everything in its might to promote democracy globally; because, it epitomizes what a democracy can offer its citizens. The US must desist from conducting business with totalitarian states, regardless if the nation in question poses a strategic interest to the US or not. Just as communism and nazism were defeated; so must all forms of totalitarianism be eradicated. For nations struggling with democracy to thrive, they must be supported by developed nations. more>>>
The color of democracy
In the absence of democracy, totalitarianism is born. Totalitarianism takes away the natural gift of humans; molds them and contains them.
As Liberians struggle for democracy, some individuals within the state think that power belongs to them; and that they are above the laws of the nation. They feel they have international influence, and that this clout can be used to their own ends. Former US president Abraham Lincoln, emphasized that such individuals were "..worse than traitors in arms".
The vicious cycle of manipulative and “talking-head” politicians seeking self interest; as opposed to the interest of Liberians, led Liberia into its current “failed” state status, and will eventually lead Liberia into further chaos. Liberians should not be turned into preys for human “vultures” in search for their personal lifetime gold medals.more>>>>
A wake up call to the White House.
Political thought informs us that the fundamental goal of a society should be to ensure its own preservation. Without the state striving to ensure its survival and the survival of its peoples; the rationale behind the formation of the state or society should be called to question.
John Locke, for example, emphasized that people in the state of nature came together to form a mutual protection pact of sorts. This group, as a whole, then became obligated to protect each member of the group from external harm. Hence, without the group seeking to protect everyone, the group breaks its contractual obligation to that individual and, thus, becomes illegitimate. more>>>>
Lone-star at cross roads (II)
From 1878 up until the coup d'etat of 1980, Liberia was essentially a one party state. Today Liberia has a whopping sixteen political parties.
Liberia's one party state system created resentment and animosity among the electorate; however, the current presidential race, appears to be a chaotic Olympic race, where individuals are attempting to run for their personal gold medals.
This is alarming because, a presidential race should not be a race for individual benefit, but should be a race for the betterment of a nation and its peoples. Diverse minds should integrate to build two solid political parties, with the interest of Liberia and Liberians as a focus. more..>>>>