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Opinions of Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Columnist: Mensema, Akadu Ntiriwa

Rawlings: Who Born Youths on Rampage against Mills

*By Akadu Ntiriwa Mensema, Ph. D.

“Former President and founder of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Flt Lt
Jerry John Rawlings has called on the youth of the party not to allow their sense of
what is right to go waste” (Myjoyonline March 26, 2010).

“He [Rawlings] said a lot of the DCEs in Mills' administration are simply
incompetent and do not know how to do their work… He therefore charged the youth
to be bold enough to bring some of these issues out before the sitting President
because “if you the youth see things and do not say it and I say it then I become
an easy target all the time. But the reality of what I say is out there and you have
to voice it” (Ghanaweb March 29, 2010).

I. MILLS REAPS HIS SEEDS
Mills is having it all
Sublimated ambition
In anemic establishment
Both dreams & reality
Happiest & most hopeless man
The man whose dreams are real
Mills cheered JJ’s anti-Kufourisms
In power
Mills is enjoying JJ anti-Millsims
Mills cheered JJ’s violent threats
Mills projected his own violence
Evoking a Kenya
Inciting NDC footsoldiers
Violence if the NDC lost the elections
Even in power
Mills is harvesting violence

II. JJ’S INBORN VIOLENCE
JJ oh JJ Rawlings
JJ kokoti JJ Jejeti
The architect of WDC, PDC
Architect of workplace violence
Indiscipline in the workplace
Graft in the workplace
Insubordination
JJ the man of violence
Principled man of violence
He who breaks laws
He who kills and walks free
He who is fire
And sets himself on fire
Can set anyone on fire
The judges were set on fire
He who knows it all
Haunted by his past
Haunted by his failure
Haunted by his violence
In Achimota
In the Air Force
Grand failure in a 20-year rule
That killed hope, future
That killed Akan industry
That killed judges
Taxi drivers
Pastors, traders
Death by RAWLINGS’ CHAIN
Our heroic violent man
His politics is violence
Konkomba-Nanumba War
Breakup of Akuapem state
Oh eternal peaceful Akuapem
Techiman-Asante impasse
Beat up Arkaah
Bullied his ministers
Broken-bottle hair-cuts
Shit/-o bombing
Politics of human excreta
Abduction, murder
JJ’s past thugs, cadres
Yesterday’s machomen
Today’s footsoldiers
Now NDC youth

III. JJ IS KILLING MILLS
JJ Rawlings is killing Mills
Double-pronged death
Insult Mills everyday
Mills is slow
Thievery Mills
Who born dogs
Bastards, mediocre
Who born dogs

IV. JJ WHO BORN YOUTH
Now who born youths
Evokes youth violence
His instrument of policy
Educates the youth to be irresponsible
Educate the youth to sidestep Mills
Educate the youth use the sword
JJ oh JJ Rawlings
The man of violence
Originator of machomen
Who born cadres
Thugs, machomen
Footsoldiers in stolen cars
Who born NDC youth
Mills has slept with the flea
The reckless flea of our time
The instrument of violence
That touches all, burns all

V. MILLS ARISE FROM THE DEAD
Mills wake up, wake up
Wake up, wake up
JJ will pronounce you dead
Who born dogs
Who born the NDC youth
Is birthing your death certificate
Political demise of the poodle
Chained to mesmerizing tragedy

*Akadu N. Mensema, Ph. D., is a nationalist Denkyira beauty. She is a trained oral
historian cum sociologist and Professor in the USA. She lives in Pennsylvania with
her great mentor and teaches Africa-area studies at a college in Maryland. In her
pastime, she writes what critics have called “populist hyperbolic, satirical”
poetry. She can be reached at akadumensema@yahoo.com