Friday, November 27, 2015
I have heard and read this several times for the past few years, but I always see the black people on the doors of Walmart and other big stores on this very day. This boycott is unwise for several reasons: the idea is ineffective, the boycott would be foolishly costly for blacks, but it is also racist.
The blacks will lose out on savings since they will still buy the very things on a day when the prices are higher. The benefits of Black Friday or Cyber Monday are enormous, albeit with some cons too. However, the advantages outweigh the disadvantages, if you do not make yourself a fool by fighting or getting yourself trampled underfoot. If you shop according to your needs and budget, it would be beneficial than shopping on another day because of the prices. Therefore, if the black people refuse to shop on this day, they will have to shop on an ordinary day when the prices will be higher. That does not look like a smart decision. If they were saying that they should not shop at all, one would understand, but it does not make any sense to campaign for Black Friday Boycott without any alternatives to benefit from better prices. It reminds me of a man who died in an inferno because the first person to show up when his house caught fire was his neighbor whom he had accused of sleeping with his wife and daughter. The man begged him to come down through the ladder, but he refused to use the help, saying that he would wait for someone else, and the house exploded, killing him and his two kids.
The second reason why this boycott is foolish is because they are campaigning that people should buy it from black people only. When they buy it from black people, they are still buying, and it may be dearer since most of those merchants on Black Friday are bigger merchants with competitive prices than their black merchants. Very few black businesses could match up the prices from Walmart, Macy's, JC Penny, Frys Electronics etc., so it is illogical to campaign for a boycott, only to go back to buy from the black merchants. You are spending more money than you would have spent.
The third reason is that, it is a subtle form of racism since it is meant to change the lives of the non-black merchants. Paul asked the Romans a simple question, “You, then, who teach others, do you not teach yourself? You who preach against stealing, do you steal? 22 You who say that people should not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples?” (Romans 2:21-22). Permit me to ask the black people these questions, “You who say that people should not be racist, are you racist?” You who say that people should not treat others according to the color of their skin, do you treat them that way? You who say that white people should accept and integrate the black people, do you accept and integrate the white people? You who say that the police should not kill black people, do you kill black people? Presume that the white people start a similar campaign that white people should only buy from whites, and they should boycott nonwhite businesses, the black people will have very few customers. For a people who have suffered from racism as the black people, they should strive to integrate everyone rather than create opportunities to alienate others.
Therefore, our core principle in life should be, “love your neighbor as yourself," and not love your color as yourself. Your boycott will not hurt the white merchants; it will hurt you more. In addition, it will never work because there are a lot of white people who will buy things on that day to nullify your absence. In addition, we accentuate and add impetus to racism with such behaviors. Racism will never end, but it will make racists uncomfortable, if we all accept each other and treat everyone right. There are good and bad white and black people. People should be treated as individuals. I urge the black people to open up and leave these types of Them-versus-US mentality. The only enemy humanity has is Satan. The time has passed. Let us make a better present and future for ourselves and progeny.
Until then, color should not be a determinant in our daily interactions.
St Arrey of Ntenako“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). "If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable." (I Cor 15:19). "It is not how well you know a person; it is how well you treat them that they will live longer and happier with you." Hamilton Ayuk. Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).
Saturday, November 21, 2015
The Islamic state of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is an organization that is breeding fear, maiming people and killing the rest in the Middle East and just crossed over to France. They are known for their atrocious and heartless tactics of killing innocent women and children. The world is alarmed, and together countries are trying to knit a formula that will solve the devilish equation. It is on that line that I am proposing steps on how to solve the problem of ISIS in particular and terrorism as a whole. That will include Boko Haram of Nigeria. There are four steps that the world must take. Islam must make a keen introspection and go on a homiletic onslaught to wash out the brains of Muslims that killing people is an act remunerated by Allah, the US and other western governments must cease from exporting terrorism, Racism must be banished, and people must love their neighbors as themselves.
If you look at current events, you will realize that everywhere where there is a skirmish: Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Ivory Coast, Maghreb, Kenya, China and of course the Middle East you will see the Muslims or Islamic fundamentalists are the ones fighting. Islam cannot be absolved from the problem because it is her diehards or adherents who are maiming, killing people and exploding places. Therefore, the Islamic clerics (including Louis Farrakhan) must take a hard introspection to make sure that their followers separate that behavior from what they claim Islam teaches, except if Islam teaches just what we are seeing because a cup cannot give what it does not have. Muslims the world over must go to their mosques and preach in no flattery terms against jihadists and jihads, yet that would be difficult since jihad is part and parcel of the religion. It would be like taking a man’s soul and leaving his body. If they cannot take out the soul, they should at least proselytized it to good works.
The second point is that the United States and other western governments must refrain or curb their appetite for exporting terrorism. The US formed and trained Osama Bin Laden and his men to fight the Soviet Union, the US trained and formed Saddam Hussein to fight Iran, and the US supported Gadhafi in the Middle East. The “British newspaper the Independent in 1993 exemplifies the West’s twisted hypocrisy. Titled ‘Anti-Soviet warrior puts his army on the road to peace,’” and it is written “President Ronald Reagan famously met with the mujahedin in the Oval Office in 1983.” He said “To watch the courageous Afghan freedom fighters battle modern arsenals with simple hand-held weapons is an inspiration to those who love freedom.” Israel had formed and trained Hamas to fight the PLO of Yasser Arafat. You might ask me what is the connection with ISIS.The Europeans did not like Assad, so they encouraged their citizens to go to Syria and fight. Those who bombed France were returnees from Syria. After Senator McCain’S trip to Syria in May 2013, the US government decided to arm the Syrian faction of Abu Bakr al-Baghdad who was the leader of ISIS. At 11:58 AM of 28 May 2013, Senator John McCain tweeted this, “Important visit with brave fighters in #Syria who are risking their lives for freedom and need our help.” It was retweeted 320 times and liked by 104 people. Look at the picture well and you will see him with the leader of ISIS. You see, he who forms monsters should wait for his turn; after it has killed all your enemies, it will turn back to you. It is normal for ISIS to seek American and western lives since it is the character of all monsters to go after their makers.
In America, Islam is the fasted growing religion, and its adherents are mostly black Americans. With the current influx of Muslims as refugees, the demographics will change and ultimately paint a different picture. However, black Americans were quick to buy into Islam as a mean of liberation seeing that the white majority who propagated and still propagate racism are mostly conservatives and Christians. Racism, albeit at variance with Christian ethos is somehow embraced by the Christian right. As such, the blacks and other minorities will embrace Islam as a mean of fighting their oppressors. The more we have racism, the more Islam gains its foothold in the US because it becomes like Epie for Silas Manner to drown his sorrow of being forced to be an outcast in a community he helped built and loved. You see, if the blacks cannot sleep for what the whites are doing to them, the whites will not sleep for fear of what the blacks will do unto them.
Finally, the world must practice Jesus’s axiom, “love your neighbors as yourself.” Poverty may not be the cause of terrorism as people turn to believe; otherwise, Latin America and Asia where poverty surpasses those areas in the Middle East where there are skirmishes they would have been experiencing terrorism. If poverty was te cause of terrorism, most of Africa, Asia and Latin America or even Iceland and Australian Aborigines would have been all terrorists. Countries like Iraq, Libya, Egypt and Ivory Coast had better economies until the US went and destroyed them. It is the anger and desire to retaliate that is fueling terrorism.
Consequently, the key to solving ISIS lies in Islamic scholars and imams changing the worldview, the US and western governments must curb their appetite for terrorism just for material gain, racism must be abolished, and every human being should love his neighbor as himself or herself.
Until then, ISIS and terrorism could be defeated.
St Arrey of Ntenako.
Monday, November 16, 2015
Slip Preferred the Pie to the Pay
Slip worked for Giulia as a Pierian Spring
It was not difficult but it was technical
He labored day and night for perdiem
Slip for long asked for nothing as pay
Tuesday evening, Giulia said to Slip
Please possess thy mammon at last
She wrote him a check for all his labor
Slip turned it down and kept working
I know you want to eat my cherry pie
I hate to starve you but surely I will
Therefore come quickly and get your pay
Slip persisted steadfastly for the cherry pie
Then Guilia took him afar the dark hood
She rubbed him, served him the pie and pay
The delicious cherry pie that everyone wanted
Slip wanted the pie for diurnal breakfast or dinner.
Hamilton Ayuk 2015
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
In an attempt to formulate a teaching philosophy, I merely compared how my late father and my mother taught us, and I decided to coin one I call “Holistic Teaching”. They taught me as teachers and as parents. After my father’s death, my mother taught us as fatherless children, so education continued from school to the community. With that flashback, I felt that the conventional method was too focused on the child as merely a student while the holistic philosophy will consider the child as a member of a community who needs motivation to accomplish his goals. In the former, curriculum ended after school; whereas, the latter harnessed the curriculum with social competence and social problem solving beyond school setting. This philosophy is the manifestation of my personal values in dealing with the standards, curriculum content, instruction, classroom management and interaction with students, parents and community. The apogee of this philosophy came when two students, despite their English Language Learner’s (ELL) status outperformed their counterparts with English as their first language in their graduation tests, leading to their induction into the National Honor Society (NHS). By so doing, they became the first Hispanics to be inducted from that Title 1 School.
Consequently, every teacher should have standards that serve as goals that they suppose to attain with their students. People learn and work better if they have a worthy goal, if they can correlate the goal and the material acquired, and if they can measure their achievements in relation to the curriculum.
Every curriculum should be a synthesis of fact and fancy, embedded with streetwise knowledge that simultaneously underscores a dichotomy and reconciliation between realism and idealism, or fantasy and reality, and it should also show a strong marriage with extracurricular activities. That is the reason I coach and mentor in addition to my teaching. I want every child to leave the school with a skill or a vocation. It is my belief that compulsory interscholastic activities and a modicum of vocational training be integrated into every child’s life for health and survival.
As a result, students should be motivated into well designed compulsory community based vocational trainings that match their abilities and proclivities. This will provide the students with survival skills sets to help them integrate the society upon graduation. It will also help them to stay healthy as they use their exercise knowledge to keep their bodies to stay in shape.
Motivation, technology and storytelling should be the bedrocks for the different strategies and learning styles during instruction delivery because they build self-confidence and create a willing tapestry for classroom participation (which is an essential element in knowledge acquisition). These enhancers whet their appetite for the next class and reduce the dropout rate.
Understanding that there are different types of learners: kinesthetic, tactual, auditory and visual and also different categories: ELL, disabled and gifted, I always employ a balanced variety of teaching and assessment strategies during my lessons. I start each academic year or each time a new student comes in with diagnostic tests to assess student’s levels, so I can tailor-make my lesson plans and instruction delivery.
To ascertain mastery of knowledge, I introduce assessments. While standardized tests are important, I still believe that they are insufficient as a main determinant of a student's mastery of knowledge. I prefer that students are evaluated and assessed through multiple intelligence because there are a kaleidoscope of intelligences: linguistic, logical/mathematical, spatial, bodily-kinesthetic, musical, interpersonal, intrapersonal, naturalist and autonomous. That is why, although standardized testing is not all that bad, it is still insufficient!
Classroom management and discipline would vary in its application and intended consequences, even if two students committed the same offense. In some cases, I allow time to make a decision, others I predict their responses, but I adjust the rules with some. This method secures both positive and negative consequences, creates a balance and devises a plan of options at the appropriate time. As a result, I have experienced very little behavior problems in my teaching days.
I also believe that the teacher or school administrator is a lifelong learner. Consequently, attending conferences and numerous Teach Abroad programs have imbued me with great diversity that harnesses my interaction with parents, students, staff and the public from different cultures to facilitate a conducive learning environment that enhances growth too. Therefore, I am excited to be a teacher, so I can continue the tradition of being a father to the fatherless or a father to students with absentee parents.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
The North West Province of Cameroon and their Capital, Bamenda should be aware by now that it is not in their interest to try that vaccine which was abruptly stopped in Ghana and other West African countries where the trials were going on. They even stopped them without explanation to the Ghanaians who were collaborating with them. They did not have the courtesy to warn them ahead of time. Clinical trial of brincidofovir, an experimental antiviral treatment for Ebola, funded by the Wellcome Trust and manufactured by Chimerix was abruptly stopped for lack of guinea pigs (West Africans). They claim that Ebola has been wiped out in Sierra Leon and Liberia, so why do they need a vaccine? Why don’t they just end there, treating people in these areas? There are reasons why you should not trust that vaccine.
You seek a vaccine for a disease that is resistant and prevalent. If they have wiped out Ebola completely in Sierra Leon and Liberia and made great trials that went 100% in Guinea, they should use the same treatment they applied rather than try the same vaccine in places that do not even have the virus.  Look, Ebola was not in Cameroon, if they wanted to try the vaccine in places with Ebola. If Ebola was not in Cameroon and they are looking for places to try it for preventive purposes, then they could always very well use the US. There are many Americans who sell their blood and plasma daily for money; they will gladly do so at the same cost price they are paying in Africa. I am seeing that it is even more costly in Africa considering that they are paying people more than they buy the blood and plasma. They will not do it in America because of oversight. The government had halted all those vaccine trials because they are risky. When you hear risky, it is an euphemistic usage for dangerous and unhealthy. Since they know that our people have sold their souls to the devil and will definitely sell everyone for money, so they jump to Africa. Lo and behold, they find corrupt leaders who are willing to sacrifice your children, fathers, mothers and siblings.
History does not sleep; it always wakes up at the appointed time to remind the present. There was an attempt to destroy the people with a vaccine trial in 1990 whose intention was actually to cause sterility in Nso, North West Province of Cameroon. When the plot was exposed by father Anthony Fonteth, he died the days that followed. The only girl: Pascaline Kerenyuy who took all the 5 doses of the vaccine has remained childless until today. They framed up an innocent man. You have heard them say that population explosion is going to cause hunger in future if the birthrate is not controlled. Perhaps, the people should give it a thought.
The strain of Ebola that caused the damage in West Africa was not the one that lived there for years. For years, since 1976 when the virus was first discovered, the people lived with it, but they did not have this outbreak until the American Center for Disease Control strain "Ebobun" with patent No, CA2741523A1 was introduced. Why did the US make the virus in the first place? Since they have controlled it in West Africa, why do they want to go do trials in places without the diseases? The STD tests in Tuskegee were done because there was an outbreak of syphilis in the area, but there is no Ebola outbreak anywhere in Cameroon or Central and North Africa. They have caused enough wars in North Africa, so North Africans have enough problems. That is why there is no outbreak in North Africa. Now they must look for means to enter into West and Central Africa. You must know by now that Ebola is shown on TV as a hoax. Not even the German Army sent there could find or treat a single case of Ebola.
Ebola is not the threat of the people; malaria and poverty are. They are not in a hurry because they already have that market in their pockets. Why not use that money to start small business or develop that place which will keep the people from most outbreaks anyway? This trial is about money, rather than the welfare of the people. If for welfare, Duncan the lone African who came to America with Ebola could not have died. The quote herein uncovers why he died:
The reason, “Hate to say it, but it was probably the best outcome that Duncan died. Had he survived it would have massively compelled other foreigners from high-epidemic areas with high exposure risks to immediately travel to the West upon possible transmission to have a snowball’s chance in hell of surviving.” 
Cameroon has a more serious issue which is Boko Haram. Poverty is one of the causes of Boko Haram and not Ebola.14] Treat poverty and very few young men and women will be given to war. War in Africa is an act of desperation and survival rather than an act of conquest, financial and material gain as it has always been with westerners.
Therefore, my people, I had prophesized that at the end of the Ebola brouhaha, they will introduce a vaccine. I forwarned you because I wanted you to be forearmed. Finally, my words came true. I urge you then to reject the vaccine and tell your families both home and broad not to take that vaccine. The vaccine is merely a ploy to make money for the pharmaceutical companies. They said that HIV was killing the people, but they have not given you free medications, even though they have the medication. HIV/Aids was and still is an epidemic of pandemic proportions in Southern Africa, yet the same loving westerners have not tried to eradicate it. If you see a toad crossing the road in a heated broad day light, you should know that there is something chasing it from the bush. The desire to make money is the reason for the vaccine, but you will be used as scapegoats. How many times do you want to serve as scapegoats, people of Bamenda? Did father Fonteth die in vain? If he did not, then wake up from slumber and reject their trial. I urge all the people of Cameroon and Central Africa to reject their trial.
Until then, it is left for those with souls to reject that vaccine!
St Arrey of Ntenako.
“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). "If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable." (I Cor 15:19). "It is not how well you know a person; it is how well you treat them that they will live longer and happier with you." Hamilton Ayuk. Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Mrs. Roland Mowland took Stoland to England.
He would be their driver when they reached.
On arrival Mrs. Mowland took Stoland to town.
She wanted households for Mr Mowland’s district.
She saw a hotel and asked Stoland to branch.
They checked out a luxurious lovenasium.
Mrs. Mowland asked Stoland to rub her back.
That she may regain what Journey had stolen.
Conscience bid Stoland to flee Appollyon.
Mrs. Mowland seized his legs in rapeful threats.
Make me happy or I make Mr. Mowland angry!
That you seized his buttered muffin like a thief.
If he fled, he was still a thief by words of Mrs Mowland.
If he stole, he was still a thief as defined by the Book.
Stoland stole Mowland‘s buttered muffin in a hurry.
Mrs. Mowland made Stoland limited owner immediately.
Did Luck send Stoland to travel with the Mowlands?
Mr. Mowland constantly flaccid to eat the muffin.
Stoland was a welcome thief pleasing Mrs. Mowland.
Would you consider Stoland a Thief or a Helper?.
Hamilton Ayuk, November 2015
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