An Ultimatum for the Establishment of an Internationally Backed Special War Crimes Court on Liberia. Click here to play the Video.
The World View & Philosophy
Jacob D. Masssaquoi,II
I am Jacob D. Masssaquoi,II, a member of the Dahn tribe, AKA Gio from Zoe Geh District, Nimba County. I survived the horrific Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and convicted war criminal Charles Taylor’s notorious National Patriotic Front of Liberia(NPFL) barbaric war in Liberia. In early 2002, I escaped Liberia, sought and received political asylum in the United States and settled down on Staten Island, New York, home to more than ten thousand Liberians refugees who fled the horrors of Hillary Clinton’s buddy, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s carnage in Liberia.
In the spring of 2003, in partnership with psychologist Jack M. Saul, PhD, the Executive Director of the International Trauma Studies Program/REFUGE, Program for Survivors of Torture, we formed African Refuge, Inc. This was in response to the many needs of war victims from Africa, mainly Liberia and Sierra Leone living on the North Shore of Staten Island.
In July 1990, during the height of the civil carnage in Liberia, I miraculously survived the infamous St. Peter’s Lutheran Church massacre that took the lives of about six hundred people and injured many others. I witnessed the execution of my older brother by the Government death squad and escaped, living under false identity in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia for several days. In October 1994, I survived an assassination attempt to my life by anti-democratic forces, leaving me with a shattered right leg and physically handicapped for over 10 years.
Despite the many catastrophic events in my life, I have always kept a positive outlook. Since arriving in the United States, I have continued to volunteer for good causes, even under extreme circumstances. In 2004, while recovering from a reconstructive orthopedic surgery marked by excruciating pain, I served as a volunteer youth mentor for Joint Action for Community Services (JACS), a national volunteer organization engaged in helping graduates of Job Corp integrate into mainstream society.
While in Liberia, my work centered on human rights, HIV/AIDS, environmental awareness, promotion of volunteerism, and humanitarian assistance to children orphaned by the brutal civil war in Liberia. In February 1998, I co-founded Free Teens Liberia, Inc. a non-profit volunteer organization with the mission of promoting human rights and alleviating the plight of disadvantaged children, combat the spread of HIV/AIDS, teenage pregnancy as well as the incident of drugs and substance abuse among teenagers through abstinence based education. In August 2000, I served as the Country Representative of the International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE). I was responsible for the coordination of activities surrounding the United Nations International Year of Volunteers (IYV2001), and follow-up activities in Liberia. In November 2000, I successfully co-founded Call Management, Inc. a social entrepreneur venture engaged in the sales of computer hardware and accessories, internet telephone service and other communication technology solutions to support the work of both Free Teens, Inc. and IAVE.
What makes me do what I do is a fundamental believe in God. I am convinced beyond all doubt that God permitted me to survive the upheavals in Liberia so that I can become an agent of change; representing the downtrodden masses through direct service and advocacy. Philosophically, I believe that every disappointment is an opportunity. I also believe that poverty is in the mind, but will is the driver of knowledge, wealth and prosperity. My strong religious and family upbringing helped to elevate my will. I believe that what others have accomplished, can be accomplished. I also believe that the Almighty God, Jah is a just, upright, invisible universal father of all humanity, He provided all humankind with equal abilities, one has to work for his or her own destiny. No one can let you down, but yourself!
Professionally, I am an organization development expert with over 25 years experience in developing and managing both for profit and not for profit organizations in Liberia and the United States. An Information Technology Business Analyst with over nine years experience in the implementation of Agile Scrum Methodology, LOS System and credit card application development and business process reengineering environment.
I am currently working on my doctorate in computer science with concentration in Cyber Security and Assurance at Capella University. A 2009 graduate of the Executive Management Training Program at Columbia University Business School Not-for-Profit Executive Management Training Program. A 2007 graduate of NYU Wagner School for Public Service Future Leaders Fellowship Program. I hold a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) degree with concentration in Organization Psychology and Development and Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA) with concentration in Human Resource Management from the American Intercontinental University (AIU), respectively.
A 1998 University of Liberia college dropout. While studying at the University of Liberia, I majored in Physics and minored in Mathematics. My vision was to become a nuclear physics. I am fascinated by Sir Isaac Newton’s Laws of motion and Albert Einstein’s relativity Theory. A 1989 graduate of Sanniquellie Central High School, 1986 graduate of Levi H. Martian Baptist Elementary and Junior High School in Sanniquellie City, Nimbe County, respectively.
Politically, I am a social conservative and cultural preservationist. I believe in Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey Jr.’s, prophetic quote “ a man without a knowledge of his history is like a tree without a root.” I am an unapologetic pro-life crusader, I believe that Abortion and contraceptives are instruments of biological warfare against our beautiful sisters and daughters, irrespective of the race or creed.
I also believe to be gay is a matter of choice and not by nature. I fundamentally oppose same sex marriage without any room for compromise. I believe that education and healthcare are fundamental rights and not a privilege. On the question of the environment, I believe that humankind have a moral, spiritual and social responsible to the environment as commanded by the Almighty God, Jah! “And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth,”(Genesis 1:28,KJV).
Philosophically, I fundamentally reject Charles Darwin’s unscientific conjecture law of evolution. I do not believe that humankind evolved, but rather created by the Almighty God Jah, as written in the Holy Scriptures. “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them,” (Gensis 1;27).
I fundamentally oppose and reject the pseudo unscientific philosophy of postmodernism, which rejects the universality of truth. When we reject the universality of truth, than by what standards do we measure morality and international law, good governance, peace, and democracy. With respect to family values and cultural preservation, by what standard do we grade our culture? By embracing these pseudo unscientific philosophies advanced by Godless idiots in our text books, we have equally embraced atheism while kicking out God from our textbooks. All in the name of democracy and human rights. By kicking out God from our textbooks, we invite Satan in our society, which comes with extreme evil in our society.
I believe that globalism is neo imperialism; a new form of imperialism based on the exploitation of workers from 3rd world countries therefore, I fundamentally oppose globalism. I unapologetically agree with Honorable Dr. Donald John Trump, the democratically elected 45th President of the great United States of America that “free trade is bad trade.” It is bad for America and bad for the world. America needs fair trading partners and not one-sided free trade deals that benefits the other side. I believe in fair trade and not free trade!
My interests are human rights, politics, education, leadership, environment, religion, roots and culture, physical science, and the arts. I am the founder of the New Liberia Movement with the mission to promote human rights, sustainable peace, reconciliation, and development, through volunteer service. I believe that peace without justice is illusive peace.
I am the founder of the Rootical Foundation, Uprising Press and Organization for the Promotion of Friendship and Cooperation between Africa and USA. I believe that government is the vehicle for service to your country and not a vehicle for the acquisition of wealth. No Justice! No peace!