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Opinions of Monday, 21 January 2013

Columnist: Damoa, Adreba Kwaku Abrefa

Delusive Mahama / NDC are in Extreme Paranoia

Paranoia is madness of a certain kind. It is a self-inflicted disease of the mind occasioned by overt lack of confidence. Paranoid people have a mental illness characterised by a delusional belief of self-importance and prominence. In this regard, desperate John Mahama and his group have hitherto had delusional beliefs that have been proved to be wrong. They have wrongly believed that his ‘regency’ position, much the same as his spare tyre Presidency was above the laws of Ghana so could not be brought before the Supreme Court of Ghana. They have believed, albeit rightly or erroneously that the Courts of Ghana have been established for idiots etc. NDC as a political group do not only think, behave and talk crazy, their scribe, Asiedu Nketia and others fascinate them by combining craziness and stupidity in thought, conduct and talk, a blend that provides them with a strange, rare, weird, uncanny and peculiar moral and ethical personality and culture that they adore as normal in this modern world of growing and constantly improving civilisation. Several types of paranoia are manifested in the NDC culture but this script will concentrate on six of them including irrationality, delusions, fanaticism, monomania, fear and vexatious litigation.
Irrationality in both general and psychological terms is equally a form of cognition, thinking, talking or acting but without inclusion of rationality. It is more specifically described as an action or opinion given through inadequate use of reason that is replete with emotional distress, or cognitive deficiency. Regarding NDC general outbursts, the term irrationality fits them because they can be pejoratively described as acting before thinking on matters and issues that are, or appear to be less useful, or more illogical than other more rational alternatives.
Irrational behaviours of individuals within the NDC Party include taking offense or becoming angry about a situation that has not yet occurred with such example as Nana Addo’s intention to go to Court over the election and some detected frauds was simply enough to bring them to their tantrums then subsequently parading national security armoury. They have engaged in irresponsible conduct akin to problem intoxication whereby non-NDC members of the public have been attacked and badly assaulted in unprovoked incidents. When it comes to planning for good and beneficial purposes, ‘regent’ President Mahama and his Party are disorganised but can be extremely extravagant. These are people who lack confidence and have several complexes so they fall victim to confidence tricks. One such scenario is whereby they cobbled up responses and legal support to go to Court with inadequate preparation.
Pre and post-2012 elections as traced through the campaign messages delivered to the electorates suggest clearly that NDC are in delusion by holding on to a belief with some strong conviction despite superior evidence to the contrary they had not the least convincing let alone credible message passed on to win the elections. NDC delusion is pathological because it is distinct from a belief based on false or incomplete information. They knew the public had rejected them yet confabulated from their usual dogmatic cheating culture of the past that has already begun proving rather illusive after-all. Two forms of delusion are common with NDC followers in the manner of grandiose religious delusion whereby they belief that their Party leaders are chosen to act as a god. They also portray somatic delusion by simply showing apathy in their actions and utterances for as long as the mouth would speak and the body would act. Just imagine the unthinkable of a pregnant woman and children in NDC thuggery nonsense in baculine readiness against NPP supporters who show no aggression in the vicinity of the Supreme Court building. The participants in this thuggery could clearly be seen to have been engaged only in their somatic performance without their minds presence as well
The uncritical and unchecked zealous behaviour of some NDC followers can be aptly referred to as fanatical paranoia. Philosopher George Santayana defines fanaticism as redoubling one’s effort by incidentally forgetting one’s aim whiles Winston Churchill’s version describes a fanatic as one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject even if it is clearly leading to disaster. By either description NDC fanatical cranks display very strict standards of indiscipline, disrespect for public order and little tolerance for contrary ideas or opinions. These cranks behave and appear ludicrous and indeed wrong by holding on to odd and weird beliefs and conduct whereby they are quick to apotheosise any vindictive hypocrite as a son of God and an impudent pompous and kleptomaniac as humble, honest and a man of integrity. In contrast, the subject of any fanatic's obsession may be "normal" but that of NDC cranks is abnormal and disproportionate. Several incidents of unprovoked attack on opponents express such conduct that can be deemed as malignant, obdurate, querulous and obstructive.
Knowing very well that they have no case to answer, NDC paranoia has pushed them to the Supreme Court with a joinder application whereby if successful, their obstreperous crowd would stream daily to the Court in their numbers as interested filibusterous group on a mission as vexatious litigants as well as to create havoc and mayhem. If truly John Mahama and his ‘spoilt’ bunch of cranks think they have genuinely won the 2012 parliamentary and Presidential elections, they should readily submit to the Court for the law to take its normal course to be exonerated whiles Nana Addo and his colleagues would be shamed. Contrary to the just above stated conditional advice, I see John Mahama as a person who has collaborated with others to stage a constitutional coup d’état against the will of Ghanaians. His book, ‘My first coup d’état’ must not be literally interpreted as a simple jocular biographical story, but as a feat he was up to achieve during the 2012 elections. John Dramani Mahama has really staged a coup albeit his first or second. However, unfortunately for putschist John Mahama, this coup will not only be your first, it is rather your first and last with no more opportunity for you to stage a second and another and it will surely be a two months wonder with many years of regret to follow.

Adreba Kwaku Abrefa Damoa; (London, UK)