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Rousing The Black Star, Where Is Our Patriotism?

We do not live in equal opportunity country so I find it very hard to understand why the few privileged in our society think they are so important  than those their own wickedness and greed had rendered as unimportant in Ghana. In the Ghanaian society, the closest we could have closed the gap between the privileged and underprivileged  was the period Kwame Nkrumah introduced free education but immediately after his overthrow, all the military governments never saw the importance of education so like the venomous snake, each one of them introduced policies that  were detrimental to public education and worse culprit is AFRC/PNDC/NDC because they had a long term strategy to make as many Ghanaians illiterate as possible. One may wonder why I feel the NDC, the offshoot of the AFRC/PNDC, had a long term strategy to make Ghanaians uneducated and therefore illiterates, they failed all those years to invest in our Primary and second cycles institutions and even in this 21st  technological world, Ghanaian Primary  schools are an eyesore. At times I wonder when we say Tourism and the first question that comes to mind is that, what are we inviting the world to come see. Is it our stinking beaches and the play grounds we turn to toilets in the night. What do we have in Ghana that we think should appeal to somebody who has money to spend will come to Ghana. Everywhere one turns you see deprivation and almost anything worth protecting is intentionally run down by almost everybody in Ghana. Why? Kwame Nkrumah and the founding fathers of Ghana had a vision of Ghana being the LIGHT that will beam to the world but this generation of the Rawlings babies know nothing about lifting high the flag of Ghana. Wherever the FLAG of Ghana is, the people hold it in contempt and the Rawlings  babies, those born from 1979 until 2001 know nothing about patriotism even though for the same sake, eight high ranking officers (Three former heads of state General, Afrifa,Acheampong and Akuffo) and Air Vice Marshall Yaw Boakye,Amedume,Odartey Wellington, Felli. Why were all killed? They were not PATRIOTIC ENOUGH and Chief Justice J.J. Rawlings, sitting as the sole judge and defence counsel murdered  them. Is there any patriotism in Ghana? We are more than divided than the insurrections of 1979 and 1981. In today’s Ghana they, Rawlings AFRC/PNDC/NDC taught us that our allegiance is no longer to Ghana but to POLITICAL parties. Even though Kwame Nkrumah from 1963 took us to the path of one party state by the time he was overthrown, Ghanaians had LOVE for Ghana. We have become so fragmented that, our football team, the Black Stars is no longer the love of Ghanaians. The systematic propaganda and lies had eaten into the soles of Ghanaians so much that, we are today divided  along  PARTY lines and colours. Ghanaians are no longer Ghanaians, they are FOREIGNERS first and foremost and the NDC supporter,NPP supporter,CPP supporter………and Ghana the land my forefathers and my father fought at the peril of their lives is relegated to the background. Ghana is bleeding to death but we do not mind.Every corner in Ghana today is a CON ARTIST and they will do  anything  to bleed Ghana to death. The NORM in our country today is to speak LIES and you see them: Well dressed and they have offices in the Radio and TV stations with one and one policy only, to go and tell  lies  to destroy anybody that comes to mind. They are good at deflecting attention and as they do, on the other side,they have agents who are robbing the state of our resources. We need to wake  up and go after those who do not want our development. It is time for the BLACK STAR to rouse itself and shine. Who has ever seen the STAR blackenned? We are lost in translation, refusing to live up to our bidding.    
Started Ghanamindset in 2011 purposely to help our Ghanaian society have a better view of appreciating that mediocrity has never built and develop any nation. We have this layback attitude that we always think,when something is going wrong, " I am not responsible to fix it". There are many instances that we could have applied common sense to tackle a situation but our laissez-faire attitude would let us walk past unconcerned. Born and educated in Ghana in 1952 and currently living in the UK.

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