2017 Liberian President Election Candidates, Courtesy of Frontpage Africa
The 2017 Liberian presidential candidate’s campaign rhetoric has been below the pedigree of sound intellectualism. This cheap anti-corruption rhetoric demonstrates the gross lack of practical knowledge and understanding of the fundamental problem facing Liberia on the part of the so-called new liberators of Liberia. The same-old anti-corruption rhetoric is identical to that of Amos C. Sawyer, Henry Boimah Fahnbulleh, and all the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf crony clowns which are currently exploiting and denying Liberian war victims justice in Liberia.
Fellow Liberians and friends of Liberia, please don’t be deceived by those political vampires. A comprehensive scientific, philosophic and historical analysis of the current difficulties facing Liberia shows that the fundamental problem facing Liberia is not caused by a distinct political party or civil-society organizations, nor human rights abuses or political activism. Nor a specific ethnic group, neither Congo people or corruption, but rather, a systemic and structural problem buried in the veneer of an inherent culture of impunity, which is married to the soul of political patronage tendencies.
Liberia is a nation that has a constitution and government modeled on that of the United States, but unfortunately, successive Liberian leaders have consistently refused to abide by the rule of law and the principles of good governance and democracy.
Hence, the cancerous problem facing pre and post-war Liberia is the culture of impunity and the grotesque lack of willingness on the part of previous and present Liberian governments to implement needed structural and systemic reforms in the general welfare of the state.
Liberia is a nation of paradox, unlike the United States where there are a check and balance system to ensure accountability on the part of all citizens irrespective of social and political persuasions, Liberia has none. Although 99% of past and present Liberian leaders are products of some of the most prestigious academic institutions in the world, i.e. Harvard University, they willfully refused to uphold principled and judicious practices, and implement moral business principles according to industry standards.
The current dangerous political playing field in Liberia is the direct product of Madam Sirleaf, and her crony’s game designed to plunge Liberia into the state of turmoil in order to avoid accounting for the brutal 14 years NPFL carnage and the ongoing economic crimes by members of the Sirleaf clan.
A piece from my new book titled “ Fake News: Unmasking the Liberal Media Queen of Africa. Release date coming soon.