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Opinions of Monday, 23 February 2015

Columnist: Adofo, Rockson

Ghanafo3 ee! It Hurts To Tell The Truth But…..

It is a well proven fact, established beyond any shred of doubt that it hurts to tell the truth, but in the end, it brings comfort. I have a personal philosophy that I sternly believe in. I believe in leaving the world much better than I came to find it through being of selfless service to my nation, the world and humanity. This aspiration and belief is only achievable by being truthful to oneself, his people and nation. Therefore, I am obliged to tell nothing, but the truth, when it comes to executing my duties aimed at achieving that goal. No wonder, I have vigorously come to the defence of Kumawuman, my place of birth, against some perpetrators who are resolutely determined to inflict ruinous exploitation on her in a broad daylight.

In all my publications directed at exposing the on-going rot in Ghana, especially in Kumawuman, I say nothing short of the truth. In so doing, some people who in their myopic mind's eye see themselves as untouchables, have been touched. They have been rebuked and advised to desist from their deplorable acts. They are continually being educated through my extensive research work of which excerpts are published in rebuttal to the intentional and erroneous views put out for public consumption by clearly colluding agents and accomplices, or simply, to inform the public.

Some people, who love darkness more than light; committing vices under the cover of darkness, see me as their bitterest enemy. If they have their own way, they will wish one of the most fearless and wisest one, Rockson, from Kumawu/Asiampa, dead. However, all their ill-intents towards him are rebuffed by the only and one Omnipotent, Omniscient and Omnipresent God, in whom he is shielded.

Would Asantehene Osei Tutu II, be taken on by Rockson if he was doing, or had done, the correct things at the correct time? The answer is no. Would his "Nsumankwaahene" be taken to the cleaners if he had not needlessly waded into the Kumawu stool disputes in support of his boss who is proven to have a diabolic agenda against the collective interests of Kumawuman people? The answer is once again in the negative.

When you are telling the truth, you will fear no foe. You will not be afraid of any vainglorious threats spewed on air or in private by any "Nsumankwaahene" when pouring his libations or calling for assistance from his gods and fetishes. Truth conquers lies in the long term.

The failure of most Ghanaians to stand up for the truth, either in the absence of, or in the face of, adversity, has given a few human-created monsters the audacity to behave the way they do. About 99% of Ghanaians are living in fear of these human monsters who never hesitate to inflict injuries and fatal blows on their victims when they step on their toes or step in their way. For how long are we going to live in submissive subjugation, while these callous leaders take us for fools? When I stand up taller to defend the vulnerable and poor in the society, from the criminal enterprises of these wicked people, some people who care about their lives, people who are scared shitless to die, accuse me of disrespecting the society-created monsters.

It must be noted that respect is earned but not commanded. Respect again is reciprocal. It is similar to the saying, "you scratch my back, and I scratch your back".

Death is a compulsory journey that every human being or every living thing on earth will make at a point in time in their life. Why should one then be afraid to die, especially, all those that are willing to go to Heaven? It is not genial to die a premature death of course, however, do not allow some criminals to capitalise on that fear to threaten you every now and then into submission to their dastardly acts.

Let us always wield the weapon of truth to defeat our enemies and the human monsters. Anyone who knowingly is exploiting the weak in the society by virtue of their position is a human monster by my perception and understanding.

Kumawuhemaa and her cronies, whoever they are, belong in this descriptive group. All her devilish engagements will be in vain. What God Father has purposed for Kumawuman with regard to who is to be the people's chief is what will in the end come to pass. The fetish priests she has invited that have been conjuring since last night, Friday 20 February 2015 until the time of writing, Saturday 21 February 2015, will never be able to overturn God's plans for Kumawuman through His Chosen One (Barimah Tweneboah Koduah V). Burying empty white coffin and live sheep at the cemetery, scattering pieces of animal carcasses in Kumawu and Bodomase in the silence of deep night, walking up and down the streets at night when people are asleep while nude, will not achieve the executors of such acts anything.

Finally, may I please point it out strongly to Ghanaians that "Every great nation on earth was built on the sweat and the blood of their citizens", said the late Russian President Boris Yelstin. Without bloodshed and the wiping off of sweat from foreheads or faces, no nation would have become great. This goes to conclude that at times we need to stand up to some challenges even if it is at the cost of our lives. Without that, our nation will never be changed for the better. Without that, the few Frankenstein monsters in the society will continually terrorise us until the nation collapses.

I just chipped in the statement above following a programme hosted by one Mr Asare a. k. a. DJ Junior Scato, on Hotdigital online radio UK last night, Friday 20 February 2015 at around 22:00 to midnight. On this programme, some Ghanaians came on air to castigate a caller who had made a contribution opining that following the hopelessness and the never ending teeming problems confronting Ghana for the past few years, Ghanaians had better go to war.

I laughed my head off when others expressed a rebuking view saying, Ashantis are too wise to go to war. They rather prefer to live in the prevailing peace than to go to war. Is it wiser to live under a situation where a few lawless individuals, taking the laws into their hands to do as they want when they want, stealing all the country's money, terrorising all but their families and cronies? It is these Ghanaian attitudinal weaknesses of "Fa ma Nyame, Nyame bekyere" that the fittest in the society have capitalised on to persistently take the suffering majority for fools. Nonetheless, it is not the strongest animal in the jungle that is the fittest and can survive the vagaries of the jungle life but those that can adapt to the changing conditions.

Better live a free life in poverty than in subjugation with food hand-outs. Our leaders have seen that we fear the sight of blood hence their obvious irresponsible behaviour of "Yen ntie obiaa". This is just by the way.

Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia once said, "Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph". What do you make out of this wise saying, oh dear fellow Ghanaian?

If telling the truth hurts, but brings comfort in the end, then I shall continually trumpet it over the mountains and in the valleys of Kumawu until God's plans for the people come to reign supreme.

Rockson Adofo