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March 6, 2015 | Feature Article

We Need Total Freedom

We Need Total Freedom

Dear [email protected],
Congratulations for coming so far.
When your Founders brought you to being 58 years ago, you took destiny

into your own hand, facing only forward.
With the kind of optimism I saw on your father, Nkrumah's face that

day at the Polo Ground, I thought you would have been indeed a true

independent child by now. But it appears you are only politically

free.
There is this raging motion that you can't ever cut your umbilical

cord from your colonial masters. I will be the principal speaker

against the motion.
I believe if you had emancipated yourself from mental slavery for

long, by now you would had been on the brighter side of history.

I don't know what they did to you before leaving but I'm force to

believe that your colonial masters have done to you what Willie Lynch

did to his slaves.
You asked what was that?
Willie Lynch was a vicious slave owner
in the West lndies. As at the time other slave masters were having

problem "taming" their slaves, he was well known for effectively

controlling his.
Oneday, the slave masters in the colony of Virginia, faced with same

problem sent for Mr. Lynch to teach them his methods.

(The word ''lynching'' came from his last name.)
His methods were very simple, but diabolical.
"Keep the slaves physically strong
but psychologically weak," he said, "let them keep their bodies, but

you take their minds. By so doing, you will make them dependent on

you, the slave masters."
[email protected], I'm afraid, your colonial masters have achieved this.

The best thing now is to find, take back and keep your righteous mind

and start thinking to be self-reliance.
I must however need appreciate the peace you have ensured for all

long. The theme: "Achieving Transformation through National Unity" is

much appropriate especially as you are currently greeted each day with

news of religious discriminations in schools & workplaces.

One root cause of your peace is the religious tolerance and that is

why all efforts must be used to resolve this issue amicably. I wish

your brainchild, the National Peace Council, all the best as they try

finding means to rest down this case raising its ugly head.

Thank you.
Divine K. Kpe

Divine Kpe
Divine Kpe

The author has authored 6 publications on Modern Ghana.
Author's column: DivineKpe

Disclaimer: "The views/contents expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of Divine Kpe and do not neccessarily reflect those of Modern Ghana. Modern Ghana will not be responsible or liable for any inaccurate or incorrect statements contained in this article."

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