Feature Article of Sunday, 23 September 2012
Columnist: Sarpong, Justice
It seems like the Ghanaian Pol Pot and murderer extraordinaire, former President Rawlings has found his voice again and is trying to impose himself on Ghanaians again by corralling Jogn Mahama. Within the past two days, he has these headlines to his name;
Mills death is divine intervention- Rawlings
John Mahama will win the 2012 elections â€“ Rawlings
Corruption deep in NDC - Rawlings
Investigate military recruitment - Rawlings
How dare him to say that Mills death is by Divine intervention? What kind of man is this pathetic soul withÂ such tawdry and obtuse behaviour to dictate to us what is good for the country?
There is something about former President Rawlings that is anathema to accepted societal behaviour and such a behaviour was in full display when he was addressing the Volta Regional house of Chiefs yesterday. Such an enigmatic person like Rawlings is not common and they come along once in a blue moon, Hitler, Idi Amin, Pol Pot, Emperor Bokassa and others. How can somebody be gloating with callousness when describing the death of President Mills as a divine intervention, which would propel the NDC to greater heights. Does this man has human empathy for others? As somebody who doesn't care about this murderer turned President, it is sort of fun watching him bollix up his life with tartuffery, what a narcisstic, fellow this Rawlings is.
What is the meaning of divine intervention? My understanding of Divine means God. The online dictionary defines Divine as "of or pertaining to a god, especially the Supreme Being. heavenly; celestial: the divine kingdom." So does Rawlings mean God saw in Mills somebody who was an impedement to Ghana's prosperity he has to eliminate or call him home so that Mahama will become President? Did Rawlings hate Mills that much he doesn't see how callous his statement is? What kind of a man will continue to hate somebody already dead with such venom ? As a Christian, I don't believe God intervenes by calling somebody like Mills who might not have been successful as a President but has an impeccable character that Rawlings will never attain even if he lives to be thousand years .
If God calls people home for making the lives of others unbearable, the bones of this Rawlings man would have turned into dirt a long time ago. Where was God then when we needed him to use his divine intervention by calling Rawlings home before he has the chance to murder the three Judges and the Army Officer? Why did God not use his divine intervention to call Rawlings before he killed thousands of people including traders, students, farmers and the clergy? Please Rawlings, don't rub salt into our wounds with your sardonic and farcical sermonizations. As a citizen of Ghana, you have every right to choose who you like as a friend or to support as a President but don't insult our intelligence with your inanity and illogical pontifications, we have had enough of your chimeric and ephemeral histrionics.
Stop your spastic rantings, it is getting stale. You are not the one to talk about divine intervention about the death of any human being because if God was in the business of calling sinners home early, not to judge you but comparing you to Mills, you would not have lived to see your 35th birthday. Enough is enough, Mr Rawlings, get off the stage, your act is over.
(CARDINAL of TRUTH)