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Opinions of Monday, 2 March 2015

Columnist: Akwah, Nana

Chase These Crazy Bigots Out of The Town

Winston Churchill once said, “To improve is to change. To be perfect is to change often.”
This world was created to give us the environment to change, to go up the ladder of transforming into a spiritually evolved being.

Some 22 years gone past since we were ushered into the Fourth Republican Era with the hope that we have been liberated as a democratic society where freedom prevail and as equal citizen of this country. I never thought that a resurgent of vile and bad governance would have to be lived again.

We all thought a democratic society "Free" of corruption and mismanagement which led to series of military interventions in the past were over and that a new Ghana, where institutions policies and procedures will take precedence over self-serving. Some days more cherished than others, but always, I will take this freedom over militarism.

In recent times, the leadership of the NDC, especially our State President John Mahama, has been disappointing. And this word – disappointing – is an understatement. We cannot pause to feel sorry for ourselves, disillusioned. The NDC has lost its relevance to its voters.

It is about time the so-called “voter world bank” commence another struggle. You are entreated to "Vote" with your head and your heart, but not out of sentiment and nostalgia.

They should be able to chase those "Crazy Bald-head Bigots" out of the town. Those "Baldheads" who has taken them for ride for years.

Back then, Bob Marley protested against colonialism. Now, the NDC world bank voters should protest against these "Crazy Bigots". It is ironic that these same words apply perfectly to the current NDC leadership. It is time to chase these 'Crazy Bigots' out of town.

Children with 'Sharp Teeth' the look-alike of 'Crazy Bald-heads Bigots' should be chased out of town. They are bigots who fail to realize that they are bigots and are seethed in bigotry. To such they see no wrong about their ethnocentrism, and it is often assumed that the people of Akan descent especially the Ashantis preach or propagate bigotry.

However these bigots, a category of class that could be referred to as neo-Nazi skinheads, whose kinsmen have immigrated to the Akan-lands and enjoying unfettered access without hindrance, just to turn around to accuse the Ashantis as bigots or a people that preach bigotry.

The so-called minorities’ tribalist should come out of their primitivism and established one fact of community areas in their own which denote or depict a semblance of the Akan.

The problem of ethnocentrism needs cool heads, not hotheads. It is actually more complex than that.

The 'baldheads' I'm referring to, are actually NDC and its following. Remember not to take 'baldhead' as meaning literally all minorities.

The Ashantis roots often deals with the average man's struggles against joblessness, hunger, and its mentality not to lack opportunity to help others who seeks the welfare of all no matter one's ethnic identity.

When we suffer hardships, it is the grand symphony of life that has placed us in that position so that our maturity can go through its process of correction. Each person that has been put into this world was born into a certain family or environment. Everything we experience is there to help us evolve and change.

The point is that we came here to this world to change. And when enough of us wake up to this reality of understanding and truly start to work on ourselves and embrace this change, then we will be able to change the world for the better in a big way.

Jerry John Rawlings, progenitor of bigotry - his bunch of 'Crazy Baldhead Bigots' would want to continue a diabolical oppressiveness of the Ashantis in the country; once exploited for a political gain.

They still want to exploit us as free men due to the perception that Ashantis or the Akans' were pushing minority Ghanaians to the fringes, and denying them economic justice, despite the minority Ghanaian' contribution.

We should chase these 'Crazy Baldhead Bigots' out of the town. They are nation wreckers and should not be tolerated.

Them crazy, them crazy
We gonna chase those crazy
Baldheads out of town
Chase those crazy baldheads
Out of town

I and I build a cabin
I and I plant the corn
Didn’t my people before me
Slave for this country
Now you look me with a scorn
Then you eat up all my corn

We gonna chase those crazy baldheads
Chase them crazy
Chase those crazy baldheads out of town

Build your penitentiary, we build your schools
Brainwash education to make us the fools
Hate is your reward for our love
Telling us of your God above
We gonna chase those crazy

Chase those crazy bunkheads
Chase those crazy baldheads out of town

Here comes the conman
Coming with his con plan
We won’t take no bribe, we got to stay alive
We gonna chase those crazy

Chase those crazy baldheads
Chase those crazy baldheads out of town

– Bob Marley, Crazy Baldheads.