A visit to a planetarium

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A visit to a planetarium (August 8, 2013)

(The story of Eise Eisinga)

This column has very consistently advocated that the time has come for those of us in Africa to jettison stupid beliefs, abandon unhelpful and ignorant superstitions, and join the rest of humankind in embracing science and technology.

History tells us that no people had ever improve their material condition who clung tenaciously to old beliefs. No progress has ever been made by people that waited for gods to help them.

No, we did not say that science is the answer to everything, but simply that without it, we will continue to wallow in self-induced, ignorance-engendered poverty.

Knowledge is the only thing that rules the world today, and if we continue to be treated with contempt today, it is simply because we have not equipped ourselves with sufficient knowledge that will command the respect of other people.

It might seem weird or strange today, but few centuries back, much of the world, including Europe, was also in the same Dark Ages in which we remain.

Ignorant and dubious priests made good living by attributing every phenomenon to the angers of gods.

In order to keep people in ignorance and maintain their hold on them, they published a collection of fables and called it a Bible.

In these books, men and women and children were told fanciful tales about gods that frown on the acquisition of knowledge.

The priests threatened those that chose to rely on heir intelligence and struggled to acquire any form of knowledge. Reading and writing was banned – allowed only to these dubious priests.

However, one by one, the veil of ignorance was lifted. Brave men struggled against all odds to acquire and disseminate knowledge.

They perform experiments and published their findings. They refused the priests exhortations to disbelieve the evidences of their researches. They illuminated the world with the findings of their experiments.

Gradually, priestly lies withered and gave way to science.

Men unfettered their minds and soared. They experimented; they discovered.

They shed light on nature’s dark secrets. Diseases that were once attributed to the anger of the gods were explained as natural occurrences. Electricity was discovered, machines were built.

Men began to live better.

The power of the priests wane and untrammeled acquisition of knowledge, through experimentations, became the norm.

Sometime in the 1700s, in the Friesland (today a province of the Netherland), the alignment of the planets caused alarm among the people. Of course, Priests came forward to claim that it was a sign of anger from God.

They falsely interpreted that their God’s anger had been provoked and that the planets were on collision course that would end in a massive conflagration that the priests falsely predicted would consume Mother Earth.

Great panic arose among the people; no one wanted to die in a planetary conflagration.

One brave soul and self-taught mathematician, the ‘Peasant Scientist,’ Eise Jeltes Eisinga, knew better.

Let’s turn to Wikipedia: “On 8 May 1774 a conjunction of the moon and the planets Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter was forecast to appear.

Reverend Eelco Alta, from Boazum, Netherlands, published a book in which he interpreted this as a return to the state of the planets at the day of creation and a likely occasion for Armageddon. Alta predicted that the planets and the moon would collide, with the result that the earth would be pushed out of its orbit and burned by the sun. Due to this prediction there was a lot of panic in Friesland.

The canonical view holds that Eisinga decided to build an orrery in his living room to prove that there was no reason for panic.

Eisinga was also an amateur astronomer. A genius at mathematics and an amateur astronomer, Eisinga understood the movement of the heavens. He calculated that there was no way the planets could ever collided as the priests ignorantly claimed.

To prove his point, Eisinga spent seven years to build the Eise Eisinga Planetarium in his livingroom at his house in Franeker, Netherlands. The orrery still exists and is the oldest functioning planetarium in the world.

Wikipedia: “An orrery is a planetarium, a working model of the solar system. The “face” of the model looks down from the
ceiling of what used to be his living room, with most of the mechanical works in the space above the ceiling. It is driven by a
pendulum clock, which has 9 weights or ponds.

The planets move around the model in realtime, automatically. (A slight “re-setting” must be done by hand every four years to compensate for the February 29th of a leap year.

The planetarium includes a display for the current time and date. The plank that has the year numbers written on it has to be replaced every 22 years.

To create the gears for the model, 10,000 handmade nails were used. In addition to the basic orrery, there are displays of the phase of the moon and other astronomical phenomena.

Eisinga was rewarded by becoming an honorary citizen of Franeker. The street of his planetarium was renamed “Eise Eisingastraat”.

On 5 May 1994 a 80 cent stamp was issued by the post office to celebrate his 250th birthday. In 2006 the planetarium was
given permission to use the title “royal”. Also in 2006 Eise Eisinga was included in the Canon of Dutch History which is taught in schools in the Netherlands.”

On August 6, 2013 I visited the planetarium and was fully wowed and impressed at how much men of four hundred years ago were able to achieve.

Luckily, unlike us, the Dutch take their heritage very seriously. The Planetarium is a well-preserved, hallowed place.

It is difficult to see all the machines and all the scientific instruments that men built about four hundred years ago and not be angered by the false postures and claims by parasitical priests in Africa, audaciously preaching false ideas that were debunked centuries ago.

It also made one feel sad that many Africans went to universities, obtained degrees including doctorates, and refused to employ their brains in scientific and rational endeavors.
 

 

Femi at Eise Eisinga Planetarium

Femi at Eise Eisinga Planetarium

Eise Eising Planetarium picture

Eise Eisinga Planetarium picture

Eise Eisinga Planetarium picture

Eise Eisinga Planetarium picture

Eise Eisinga Planetarium picture

Eise Eisinga Planetarium picture

Eise Eisinga Planetarium picture

Eise Eisinga Planetarium picture

Eise Eisinga Planetarium picture

Eise Eisinga Planetarium picture

Eise Eisinga Planetarium picture

Eise Eisinga Planetarium picture

Eise Eisinga Planetarium picture

Eise Eisinga Planetarium picture

Eise Eisinga Planetarium picture

Eise Eisinga Planetarium picture

Eise Eisinga Planetarium picture

Eise Eisinga Planetarium picture

Eise Eisinga Planetarium picture

Eise Eisinga Planetarium picture

Eise Eisinga Planetarium picture

Eise Eisinga Planetarium picture

Eise Eisinga Planetarium picture

Eise Eisinga Planetarium picture

Eise Eisinga Planetarium picture

About the Author  

Femi Akomolafe is a passionate Pan-Africanist. A columnist for the Accra-based Daily Dispatch newspaper and ModernGhana, and Correspondent for the New African magazine, Femi lives in both Europe and Africa and writes regularly on Africa-related issues for various newspapers and magazines.

Femi was the producer of the FOCUS ON AFRICANS TV Interview programme for the MultiTV Station.

He was also the Man and Machine Coordinator at Alaye Dot Biz Limited, a Kasoa-based Multimedia organization that specializes in Audio and Video Production. He loves to shoot and edit video documentaries, and tend his vegetable farm.

His highly-acclaimed books (“Africa: Destroyed by the gods,” “Africa: It shall be well,” “18 African Fables & Moonlight Stories” and “Ghana: Basic Facts + More”) are available for sales at the following bookshops/offices:

  1. Freedom Bookshop, near Apollo Theatre, Accra.
  2. WEB Dubois Pan-African Centre, Accra
  3. Ghana Writers Association office, PAWA House, Roman Ridge, Accra.

Where to buy them online:

On Lulu Books:

18 African Fables & Moonlight Stories https://goo.gl/Skohtn

Ghana: Basic Facts + More: https://goo.gl/73ni99

Africa: Destroyed by the gods: https://goo.gl/HHmFfr

Africa: It shall be well: https://goo.gl/KIMcIm

Africa: A Continent on Bended Knees: https://tinyurl.com/y239z24a

 

Africa: it shall be well

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on Amazon books: http://goo.gl/QeFxbl

on Lulu Books: https://goo.gl/SQeoKD

Africa: Destroyed by the gods

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18 African Fables & Short Stories: https://goo.gl/s9tWAf

on Amazon books: http://goo.gl/1z97ND

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A Pictorial Tour of The Netherlands

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[su_heading size=”30″]A Pictorial Tour of The Netherlands[/su_heading]

July 2013,

 

We have consistently advocated that we in Africa should wake up from our self-induced slumber and get serious.

We believe that Africans should stop believing the lies that only God can solve human problems.

We have also told the home truth (painful as it may appear to some) that no god anywhere has ever developed a nation; it is human beings, using their brains and brawns, who have developed their societies.

The Netherlands is a tiny country in Northern Europe with a population of about 17 million people.

All of the country is below the sea level. The Dutch say that God did not create their country. They were not blaspheming – they wrested control of their land from the sea. The last province they created was the Flevoland, which today is home to thousands of people.

In the course of the centuries, the Dutch have built impressive engineering marvels to keep the sea at bay.

While our political and religious elite in Africa continue to delude us about a god coming to take care of us, the Dutch are busy improving their already top-class infrastructure.

Their latest project is the laying of fibre-glass cable all over the land, because they want to be among the nations with the fastest internet connection.

Here are some pictures on what the Dutch have managed to achieve, relying entirely on their intellects.

 

a corn-field in a dutch countryside

a corn-field in a dutch countryside

 

a corn-field in a dutch countryside

a corn-field in a dutch countryside

a sluice on the Ijmeer

a sluice on the Ijmeer

 

abandoned submarine behind the amsterdam central station

abandoned submarine behind the amsterdam central station

 

amsterdam central station

amsterdam central station

 

 

behind the central station in amsterdam

behind the central station in amsterdam

on the ijmeer1

on the ijmeer1

 

bicycle park in amsterdam

bicycle park in amsterdam

 

free passenger boat in amsterdam

free passenger boat in amsterdam

hotel boat behind amsterdam central station

hotel boat behind amsterdam central station

 

nice building in velsen, near ijmuiden

nice building in velsen, near ijmuiden

 

on the ijmeer near amsterdam central station

on the ijmeer near amsterdam central station

 

behind the amsterdam central station

behind the amsterdam central station

 

on the ijmeer2

on the ijmeer2

 

 

The ijmeer - one of the wonder waterways the Dutch Created

The ijmeer – one of the wonder waterways the Dutch Created

one of the bridges in amsterdam than can be lifted

one of the bridges in amsterdam than can be lifted

 

the amstel train station in amsterdam

the amstel train station in amsterdam

 

the boat terminal behind the central station in amsterdam

the boat terminal behind the central station in amsterdam

the ijmeer with a big cruiser in the horizon

the ijmeer with a big cruiser in the horizon

the vondel park in amsterdam

the vondel park in amsterdam

If all these beautiful things were created by human beings with the same faculties like you and I, it is time we all start to feel outraged and insulted when our leaders – political and religious, tell us to wait for a god and his son to come to our aid.

 

About the Author  

Femi Akomolafe is a passionate Pan-Africanist. A columnist for the Accra-based Daily Dispatch newspaper and ModernGhana, and Correspondent for the New African magazine, Femi lives in both Europe and Africa and writes regularly on Africa-related issues for various newspapers and magazines.

Femi was the producer of the FOCUS ON AFRICANS TV Interview programme for the MultiTV Station.

He was also the Man and Machine Coordinator at Alaye Dot Biz Limited, a Kasoa-based Multimedia organization that specializes in Audio and Video Production. He loves to shoot and edit video documentaries, and tend his vegetable farm.

His highly-acclaimed books (“Africa: Destroyed by the gods,” “Africa: It shall be well,” “18 African Fables & Moonlight Stories” and “Ghana: Basic Facts + More”) are available for sales at the following bookshops/offices:

  1. Freedom Bookshop, near Apollo Theatre, Accra.
  2. WEB Dubois Pan-African Centre, Accra
  3. Ghana Writers Association office, PAWA House, Roman Ridge, Accra.

Where to buy them online:

On Lulu Books:

18 African Fables & Moonlight Stories https://goo.gl/Skohtn

Ghana: Basic Facts + More: https://goo.gl/73ni99

Africa: Destroyed by the gods: https://goo.gl/HHmFfr

Africa: It shall be well: https://goo.gl/KIMcIm

Africa: A Continent on Bended Knees: https://tinyurl.com/y239z24a

 

Africa: it shall be well

on Kindle books: https://www.createspace.com/4820404

on Amazon books: http://goo.gl/QeFxbl

on Lulu Books: https://goo.gl/SQeoKD

Africa: Destroyed by the gods

on Kindle books: https://www.createspace.com/4811974

18 African Fables & Short Stories: https://goo.gl/s9tWAf

on Amazon books: http://goo.gl/1z97ND

on Lulu Books: http://goo.gl/KIMcIm

 My Lulu Books page: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/FemiAkomolafe

 Get free promotional materials here:

  1. Africa: it shall be well: http://alaye.biz/africa-it-shall-be-well-introduction-in-pdf/

A FREE Chapter of ‘Africa: It shall be well’ can be downloaded here: http://alaye.biz/africa-it-shall-be-well-a-free-chapter/

  1. Africa: Destroyed by the gods (How religiosity destroyed Africa) http://alaye.biz/africa-destroyed-by-the-gods-introduction/

A FREE Chapter of ‘Africa: Destroyed by the gods’ can be downloaded here: http://alaye.biz/africa-destroyed-by-the-gods-free-chapter/

Read a review here

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A visit to the Dutch National Museum of Science and Medicine

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A visit to the Dutch National Museum of Science and Medicine (August 20, 2014)

We have consistently used this column to argue that our poverty in Africa is largely self-induced. We have opined that since the gods have endowed us with inestimable mineral wealth, there is little else they can do for us. We have pointed out that we do not face any problem that other people have not faced and have successfully overcome.. We have noted that we cannot continue to do the same thing over and over, and expect to get a different result.

We have said these things, and a whole lot more, so often that we have begun to sound tiresome, like an old broken record.

What pains is the shame that we feel when we travel outside of our continent, and see the giant strides other people are making to improve their lives.

While we remain stuck in some sort of time warp, with little motion, and absolutely no progress, other, more serious people, are mastering nature and reaching for the stars.

Many of the giants of our race, Marcus Garvey and Kwame Nkrumah included, did all within their powers to make us realize how far behind we are, and what we need to do to catch up, so that our race can gain some recognition, dignity and respect. They told us that until and unless we successfully build a Black Nation, which can compete with the best in the world, we shall continue to be treated like the under-dogs that we are.

Sadly, despite all their warnings and their mighty efforts, we failed to listen; we refused to heed their call.

Today, Ebola is ravaging West Africa and, like demented children, we are caught off-guard. We are left to do what we know best, go on our knees to beg the rest of the world to come to our aid.

Ebola is not a new disease; it has ravaged East and Central Africa for decades. Let’s leave aside all the theories about how the virus came into being. What baffles greatly is the total and absolute lack of preparations by our governments across the continent.

It has since emerged that most Western governments, plus the Russians and the Chinese, have been busy working on an Ebola vaccine. The Americans successfully evacuated two of their infected citizens from Liberia and have since treated and discharged them.

While the Americans sent their compatriots to the best medical facilities to get first-class treatment, the Liberian President, Madam Sirleaf, asked her citizens to fast and pray for three days.

We have said that asinine remarks like those made by Madam Sirleaf have made it impossible for us to treat our rulers in Africa with any respect. None of them has done anything to earn our respect.

What are we supposed to make of the Liberian leader’s stupid and imbecilic statement? What does Madam President expect to happen after the three days of useless prayer and fasting? Does Madam President need prayers to earn her fantastic pay and emoluments and her presidential fleets and palace?

Please, give us a break!

It is said that tomorrow belongs to those who  prepare for it today. In our travels around the world, we have tried to chronicle and share with our readers what other people have achieved, using nothing but their brain power.

Our intention is to wake up those of us in Africa and make us realize that, other people are making progress.

Last year, after a visit to the world’s oldest planetarium, we published “A Visit to a Planetarium.” The story depicts how one brave Dutch soul changed the history of science, by building a planetarium to challenge dubious priests, who told the lie that eclipses are caused by the anger of the gods.

We followed up with a piece that showcased the achievements of the Dutch people in reclaiming lands from the seas, to build one of the most developed countries in the world. See here: A Pictorial Tour of the Netherlands.

Last week, I felt humbled, sad and angry after I spent the day at the Dutch National Museum of the History of Science and Medicine in the historic city of Leiden.

This is how the pamphlet described the facility: “The Museum Boerhaave is the Dutch National Museum of the History of Science and Medicine. It is located in the former Caecilia Hospital in the centre of Leiden. The Museum is named after the great Dutch professor of medicine, botany and chemistry Herman Boerhaave (1668-1738). Its collections reflect the development of mathematics, astronomy, physics, chemistry and medicine in the Netherlands. They range in time from a magnificent 15th century astrolabe to the electron-microscope and the surgeon’s equipment of yesteryear.”

I was humbled to see the impressive scientific achievements of the Dutch over the years, including more Nobel Prizes (19 mostly in Physics and Chemistry) than all of Africa (18 – many for Peace and Literature). I was sad that none of the things I saw had an African imprint. I was angry that we in Africa fail to learn anything.

Those who want to know why the West is so far ahead, need only to visit museums like Boerhaave, to see the great efforts they have put in, since their Renaissance, to master science.

We can dream all we want, fast and pray to no end, pour as much olive oil as we want on our heads, burn as many candles as we like, eat as much grass as our pastors command, speak in as many tongues as we care to, but verily, verily I say, our efforts shall all be in vain.

However hard we try, we simply cannot cheat nature. We can learn from it and master its techniques, but cheat, no!

Here are some pictures to illustrate the Dutch scientific journey.

 

Moon Rock

Piece of Moon Rock

Dialysis Machine

Dialysis Machine

Early Counting Machine

Early Counting Machine

Old Ford Car Engine

Old Ford Car Engine

The IRON Lung

The IRON Lung

The Solar System

The Solar System

1st Philips Television

1st Philips Television

Yours Sincerely playing the scientist

Yours Sincerely playing the scientist

A HEART Machine

A HEART Machine

A Planetarium

A Planetarium

Albert Einstein's Pen

Albert Einstein’s Pen

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About the Author  

Femi Akomolafe is a passionate Pan-Africanist. A columnist for the Accra-based Daily Dispatch newspaper and ModernGhana, and Correspondent for the New African magazine, Femi lives in both Europe and Africa and writes regularly on Africa-related issues for various newspapers and magazines.

Femi was the producer of the FOCUS ON AFRICANS TV Interview programme for the MultiTV Station.

He was also the Man and Machine Coordinator at Alaye Dot Biz Limited, a Kasoa-based Multimedia organization that specializes in Audio and Video Production. He loves to shoot and edit video documentaries, and tend his vegetable farm.

His highly-acclaimed books (“Africa: Destroyed by the gods,” “Africa: It shall be well,” “18 African Fables & Moonlight Stories” and “Ghana: Basic Facts + More”) are available for sales at the following bookshops/offices:

  1. Freedom Bookshop, near Apollo Theatre, Accra.
  2. WEB Dubois Pan-African Centre, Accra
  3. Ghana Writers Association office, PAWA House, Roman Ridge, Accra.

Where to buy them online:

On Lulu Books:

18 African Fables & Moonlight Stories https://goo.gl/Skohtn

Ghana: Basic Facts + More: https://goo.gl/73ni99

Africa: Destroyed by the gods: https://goo.gl/HHmFfr

Africa: It shall be well: https://goo.gl/KIMcIm

Africa: A Continent on Bended Knees: https://tinyurl.com/y239z24a

 

Africa: it shall be well

on Kindle books: https://www.createspace.com/4820404

on Amazon books: http://goo.gl/QeFxbl

on Lulu Books: https://goo.gl/SQeoKD

Africa: Destroyed by the gods

on Kindle books: https://www.createspace.com/4811974

18 African Fables & Short Stories: https://goo.gl/s9tWAf

on Amazon books: http://goo.gl/1z97ND

on Lulu Books: http://goo.gl/KIMcIm

 My Lulu Books page: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/FemiAkomolafe

 Get free promotional materials here:

  1. Africa: it shall be well: http://alaye.biz/africa-it-shall-be-well-introduction-in-pdf/

A FREE Chapter of ‘Africa: It shall be well’ can be downloaded here: http://alaye.biz/africa-it-shall-be-well-a-free-chapter/

  1. Africa: Destroyed by the gods (How religiosity destroyed Africa) http://alaye.biz/africa-destroyed-by-the-gods-introduction/

A FREE Chapter of ‘Africa: Destroyed by the gods’ can be downloaded here: http://alaye.biz/africa-destroyed-by-the-gods-free-chapter/

Read a review here

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Bush’s Last Hurrah

My Books on Amazon

  1. Africa: it shall be well: https://tinyurl.com/sn64ocd
  2. Africa: Destroyed by the gods: https://tinyurl.com/vglfk7w
  3. 18 African Fables & Moonlight Stories: https://tinyurl.com/s7qrp4p
  4. Africa: A Continent on Bended Knees: https://tinyurl.com/y239z24a

Try and get your copy. And, please, help me share the links.

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  1. alaye.biz/category/blog
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george bushMy fellow Americans and citizens of our great nation, it has been a great and humble, em, eh, humbling to have been your Commander in Chief in this turbulent two years, eh, eight terms, em, eight years of my administration against our homeland. I have been wonderful for my administration to steer the affairs of our great American nation, especially at this dangerous times when al Qaeda and their affiliations are preparing and are ever prepared to cause collateral damage to our freedom and liberty. The battle is great and it is wage to the survival of our way of life. We are a people nation. But we are also a fighting nation. We are a strong nation and people. Our soldiers, troops, marines, and sailors are helping to ensure the liberty of our safety and guarantee our love and freedom.

My fellow Americans, you know that we are a peaceful people. We love our neighbors and we care deeply about Africa. Why? some of you may genuinely ask me. It is something I love to do and it is very close to my heart and affection. When I went to Africa and see those wonderful people and met their kings and presidents, Laura and I said: Enough, never again shall a child go hungry. Africa is an incredible place of hostility, ehm, ehm, hospitality. When we invite the African kings to go and meet me at the White House, we retaliated their own hospitality for kind. Because when we went to Africa, Laura and me were treated like royal. The people have very little but they gave generously. So, Laura and I and officials from State and Defense departments welcome advice and said to ourselves, we shall encourage the growth of liberty in Africa. In recognition we gave freedom medals to some African chief. We shall help Africa to build frontiers of liberty and freedom in places like Zimbabwe and Sudan. Our effort is genuine and our work is great but together Africa shall march forward to posterity not in want and hatred but love and concern for her wonderful people.

Thanks to our gallant soldiers and troops and their fine commanders, we have extended the fire, em, eh, torch of liberty, to corners where dictators once roam. Democracy have prevailed in Iraq and Saddam Hussein is gone. So are his two terrible sons. The Iraq people are grateful to us for letting the light of liberty and freedom shine through the dark Arabic night and illuminate their houses. Today Iraqis go about their business not being afraid of secret police knocking on their houses, ehm, doors, at the middle of nowhere in the night to kill them off with poison gas and other weapons of mass murder at the hands of Saddam Hussein and his killers. Today Americans walk tall and proud in Iraq and elsewhere. Thanks to our vigilance and endurance Muslim killers are no longer in control in Iraq.

We shine our liberty light in Pakistan and in India where we helped prevail upon people between two antagonistic nuclear people, nations. Today, India is at peace with her neighbors. Pakistan has just elected a democratically elected President and the country is fighting side by side with the international community and NATO troops to convince down the Islamic terrorists who are destroying the name of the great religion of the Islam people. Islam is a great religion of peace and is one of the three great religions in the world. But al Qaeda people hid behind this great religion to spread intolerance propaganda among the people and children at their schools in Pakistan. I have ordered our Special Forces to initiate infiltrate to known terrorist cells in Pakistan and across. I say to al Qaeda, you cannot run but you can hide. Like they say in my Texas: “The Sheriff gonna get you.”

Thanks to my good friend, President Kasimi, Kas… Afghanistan is enjoying the fruits of unpreparedness, ehm, unprecedented liberty and freedom. The killer Taliban have been dislodged from their heavily fortified mountains and bunkers in the mountains. American troops have helped pacified the towns and villages of Afghanistan where fundamentalist al Qaeda killer squads once commanded.

Our accomplishments are many and it is only humility and the lack of it that will not allow me to crow a little. You know, as a Texan boy, I know that good deeds come from good hearts. Our intentions are noble and our conducts is great.

In our hemisphere we have brought peace and freedom. I talked to the leaders of the Organization of American nation states and try to convince them that the light of liberty will forever shine in our sphere. Never again shall the waters of the American shore be the hotbed of revolutionary terrorists. Because it is in the interests of our American homeland be safeguarded when there is peace in Mexico and Brazil.

I have met world leaders and have exchange feelings with them. I am on first name terms with the international world leaders. Just yesterday, Laura and I played host to the President of Ghana from South Africa, President Kumf…, President … is a good friend of mine. And we fully support his country as they battle to join the forces of darkness against the evil. They all recognize that we live in dangerous times. But as Americans we say that we shall not live in the shadow of fear. Our founding fathers confronted evil and they conquered it. They did not turn and ran away. They face the evil head-on and they vanq, ehm, vanquished the evil doers and today we enjoy their toils of liberty and sacrifices. When the terrorists took the battle to out heartland and killed three thousand of our citizens and others, we say NEVER again.

I have grab, ehm, eh, grasp the monumentality of the danger pose to the free world and our allies by the fundamentalist rulers of Iran. We should never misunderestimate the danger of nuclear armed-Iran which is a state sponsor of terrorist cells in the Middle East and other Arab countries to destroy the state of Israel. Our fun, ehm, eh, fundametalistic and imperative goals are good intentions to help the Iranish people help theirselves. We refuse to accept the fundamentalist goal of suppressing people goals of freedom and liberty. Freedom and democracy must go hand in hand with the freedom of the people. It is not only white Methodist guys who love freedoms and goals. When I look the Iranish people in the eye I cannot say “Freedom is the goal.” And my message to the rulers in Tirana is simple: “Let the people be free.”

We are engaged with the Israelis and the Palestinians to achieve peace and freedom in the land of God. As we push efforts to make the Israelis and the Palestinians come together as one people, we must exclude the killer Hamas and Hezbollah terrorists. Because they do not love freedom, that is why they hide behind women and children to kill innocent freedom-loving democracy. I have urge President Abbas to come to Washington to discuss a feasible ceasefire that will ensure and guarantee the security of Israel. The two are one people of Abraham and a nation of one God.

We have worked hard to strengthen the United Nations and its organization. I told my good friend, the secretary-general of the United Nations, Dam kil Sun, that an effective world body is freedom for everybody. The peaceful keepers of the United Nations are doing a fantastic job and they must work in harmony to defeat the terrorists who kill babies and mothers.

We are a blessed people and people from across the ocean are envious of our achievements. Americans must work hard to restore hope to the grassroot. That is why I urge Congress to pass our urgent appropriation bill to put Americans back to work so that we can continue to grow the planes that we eat and produce the food that we fly. When I look at the factories that produced our great motor industries, I say this is not the America of the 21st century. We must move forward. We must call upon the ingenuity of our techni, ehm, technology and people to make the breakthrough to achieve our environment. I don’t buy the idea that it is impossible. The American spirit is the people of the frontier. Our spirit is to conquer obstacle and achieve the science to make things happen. It is the spirit of endeavor. The spirit of people and goals. We are a nation of helpers; we help our neighbors. We are moved by the spirit to help.

As we confront the labor shortages in the market industry, we shall help put the financial houses in order. Americans must be able to buy the loan for their work. The workplace must hum again with decent Americans folks earning family income to sustain them and their family. American man must be able to wake up in the morning and look the wife in the eyes and say to her: “Hey, honey, I gonna earn some honest pay.” And it must be possible. The women too. And childrens who go to school to help build the future of America must also enjoy economic prosperity.

As I the curtain draw on my presidency, I look back and say: “These are the best of times; these are the worst of time.” And as I welcome my predecessor, ugh, successor, my good friend, Senator Back…, ehm, Obina, I say: Welcome to the homeland. May God continue to bless this our great republic and her freedom and liberty people.

PS: It shall never be known what crimes we committed that made Americans inflicted a moron like George Bush Jr. on the rest of us. As he sings his last hurrah, we say good riddance to a very bad rubbish. May the likes of George Bush Jr. never again preside over the affairs of an important nation! Amen, amen, amen!

 

 

About the Author

Femi Akomolafe is a passionate Pan-Africanist. A columnist for the Accra-based Daily Dispatch newspaper and ModernGhana, and Correspondent for the New African magazine, Femi lives in both Europe and Africa and writes regularly on Africa-related issues for various newspapers and magazines.

Femi was the producer of the FOCUS ON AFRICANS TV Interview programme for the MultiTV Station.

He is also the Man and Machine Coordinator at Alaye Dot Biz Limited, a Kasoa-based Multimedia organization that specializes in Audio and Video Production. He loves to shoot and edit video documentaries.

His highly-acclaimed books (“Africa: Destroyed by the gods,” “Africa: It shall be well,” “18 African Fables & Moonlight Stories” and “Ghana: Basic Facts + More”) are available for sales at the following bookshops/offices:

  1. Freedom Bookshop, near Apollo Theatre, Accra.
  2. WEB Dubois Pan-African Centre, Accra
  3. Ghana Writers Association office, PAWA House, Roman Ridge, Accra.
  4. Afia Beach Hotel, Accra

Where to buy them online:

On Lulu Books:

18 African Fables & Moonlight Stories https://goo.gl/Skohtn

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Africa: Destroyed by the gods: https://goo.gl/HHmFfr

Africa: It shall be well: https://goo.gl/KIMcIm

 

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If Only We Had Cared

#IfOnlyWeHadCared

It is kind of sad and funny when WE in Ghana suddenly appear to be surprised by some things that happen all around us but we have pretended not to hear, see or read.

Today, the torturing to death of a 90-year-old woman is trending. Many are voicing great concerns that this happened in 2020 Ghana.

But this is not a new thing and we shouldn’t pretend that it is NEWS.

Where are all those who today expressed surprise today when in November 2010, a 55-year-old Pastor Samuel Fletcher Sagoe led some people to burn a 72-year-old woman, Ama Hemmah, alive in Tema? She was alleged to be a witch. See here: https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/Witchcraft-Grandma-set-ablaze-198244

I wrote a piece to chronicle the dastardly actions in my article, “Battling Ignorance and superstitions”, and wrote inter alia: “Of course, the constitution guarantees religious freedom and freedom of assembly. What it does not guarantee are rights to assemble and commit egregious crimes like setting fire to human beings. What our constitution does not guarantee is the right to disturb our neighbours’ sleep by chanting prayers to our gods in the middle of the nights.

We need laws to regulate this whole business of bible peddling. We shouldn’t wait until the parasitic priests become too emboldened before we call them to order. A firm example should be made of this dastardly priest. The full sanction of the law should be visited upon his callous if ignorant head.” – 

http://alaye.biz/battling-ignorance-and-superstitions/

“It is the sad duty of the writer to chronicle the ills of his society.” – Fẹ̀mi Akọmọlàfẹ́

Fẹ̀mi Akọmọlàfẹ́ is a writer and author, His Books are on Amazon:

  1. Africa: it shall be well: https://tinyurl.com/sn64ocd
  2. Africa: Destroyed by the gods: https://tinyurl.com/vglfk7w
  3. 18 African Fables & Moonlight Stories: https://tinyurl.com/s7qrp4p
  4. Africa: A Continent on Bended Knees: https://tinyurl.com/y239z24a

Try and get your copy. And, please, help me share the links.

Kind regards,

Fẹ̀mi Akọmọlàfẹ́

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