Originally Published, February 8, 2013
At an event organized at Dome/Kwabenya by a group calling itself: “Let My Vote Count Alliance”,(LMVCA) and addressed by key political functionaries , some outrageous pronouncements were made which cannot be allowed to pass without comment.
A new mindset?
One of such shocking statements made at the meeting advocated for a spate of bombing, killing, maiming and destruction of lives and property, to be carried out in the country, ostensibly, to send a “message” to the international community. A message to the International community?
This method, -as is well known- is the ‘implement’ of choice of the notorious Drug Cartels in some countries. To communicate their messages to state institutions and the public, their agents are sent around to deliberately massacre scores of people and dump their bodies strategically across the cities. When that is done whoever comes across such awful scenes recognizes the owner of the ‘autograph’ and grasps what is being communicated.
On the LMVCA platform, State institutions which serve as the strands that hold society together were bastardized by the speakers including some honorable members of parliament.
By inspiring the youth to cross the line of authority and kick against state institutions with impunity, using threats and repugnant language against people whose only crime is their quest to offer themselves as public servants; where are we getting with such attitudes. Or is it to revive an old “forgotten” order?