Thursday, March 3, 2011
CHANGE IN CAMEROON WILL NEVER COME THROUGH THE BALLOT BOX!
Those in the Diaspora who say that there is democracy and good governance at home should have been living at home to reap the fruits of the regime rather that act like parasites overseas on the welfare and good governance that was bought from the blood of western martyrs and freedom fighters.
There is no price for peace but a man in bondage with iron fetters and shackles may not say they are at peace. The Cameroonians are not at peace with the regime of Biya seeing the number of people that were killed in 2008 and the number of students who disappeared. Cameroonians must come to believe as “It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” (Mt 4:4).
The majority of people in Cameroon did not refuse to come out because they love peace; they refused to come out for fear of government reprisals. Why did the government not encourage people to come out?
Furthermore, it is only in Cameroon where marching or protesters are considered public disorder. Thank God to the marches of the Satygraha by Gandhi, Civil Disobediences by Martin Luther King Jr, and the peaceful demonstrations by Mandela that India won its independence, the blacks and colored people of America won their civil rights and Apartheid was dismantled in South Africa respectively. Without those protests yesteryears she calls public disorder today, she would not have been working freely as she does now.
Does it make any sense for Kah Walla to be beaten even if she was only with 19 people? Was it only for the 19 people that the police brought out 4 fire trucks, 2 water cannons trucks and more than 100 police officers, 100 gendarmes and armies armed to the teeth with AK 47? If 19 civilians could threaten the government to bring out such a response, can we say we are insecure because if we are attacked by a garrison, we will lack soldiers to send? Where were all these security officers when government officials were kidnapped in Bakassi? Isn’t it shameful to hear another woman condone the brutality on another woman? Were these the forces of order or disorder when Cameroonian joint police, gendrame and army force is beating mercilessly with batons and truncheons a peaceful demonstrator? Some of them were even kicking her on the head with their boots. Shame on Lady Kate to condone such a behavior! I say again shame!
People keep talking about Cameroon having done 20 years ago what the Maghreb region is doing today. So which dictator did Cameronians remove from power by peaceful protests is a simple question that warrants no quibbles but lucid answers. Some even insinuate that the Maghrebians are not civilized people. Ignorantly they forgot that civilization began in Egypt (a Maghrebian country) and not in the docile south of the Sahara.
It is sad to have summed up the Cameroonian man to a beer drinker, dancing simpleton and idler who cares less about his welfare and the future of his progeny. The Cameroonian men I know were the first to pose serious resistance to German, French and British rules. The same Cameroonian men built the country that Paul Biya has destroyed today in 29 years. Cameroon was the most literate African country and the little paradise of Central and West Africa before Biya came to power. Today even unborn kids want to run away because the country looks more like a hellhole for their parents and themselves. Shouldn’t Lady Kate be living in Cameroon if Cameroon is so wonderful to live in?
My Compatriots, the hand writing on the wall is so clear: “Biya Must Go and Go Now”. Lose no sleep; the whirlpool and whirlwind of freedom and democracy are blowing from the Maghreb with anemometers informing us the crescendo is trumpeting southwards. Dictators in their numbers will fall and fall either de jure at their own volition or de facto by the will of the people. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the dictators.
Until then, Biya Must Go and Go Now!
Prince & PA Hamilton Ayuk.
“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk). Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk). Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).
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