Many things in the world are caused by human consciousness and the obnoxious. The political landscape in Cameroon has reached an all-time low. Southern Cameroons reawakening has left stooges of the ‘ancien-regime’ spellbound and reduced them to become magic consultants striving to secure a remedy. Political intimidation, serial killings, seizure from homes; harassments have become physical phantoms living amongst the innocents. But as it is, this attitude when sandwiched with justice renders man made avalanche of political mumbo-jumbo nonsensical. The fear of the unknown is not an ingredient of those who look up to justice with clean hands. When a fight is more spiritual than physical, then, those endowed with higher graces wait patiently for retribution to engulf propagators of injustice.
Ngugi and Ngugi, in their book “I Will Marry When I Want” said, “an aging hero needs no admirers.” The Biya Regime is an aged one, so need no admirers; so, they should pack their bags and leave the Etoudi Seminary premises before they are caught by nemesis. This disgraced regime with their greater ambition programme topped by bribery, has dispatched a bandwagon of corrupt supposedly free from corruption elites to Anglophone Regions to placate inhabitants with retold lies.
We don’t need such erroneous delegations as their intension to preach reconciliation has missed its track and is bound by an imminent fiasco. Accompanied by certain broadcasters and other media workers mischievously out to defile the tenets of journalism and credibility expected by the media, they have still been unable to shoot on target.This is because conscious and educated people can’t be dissuaded from their believed ideology.
The worst war one can fight is a war against an intellectually pregnant community; who know their constitutional right. Many have come to believe that wars and dissatisfaction continue to reign because the door of dialogue has been shuttered by bribery and political intimidation. The evidences of these mishaps Cameroon is experiencing.
The so called elites who claim to be agents of Biya’s lamp in the various Regions are rather using the political brouhaha as a means to line their pockets instead of seeking solutions to direct the old handpicked scorn who needs prompt resolutions to quench the quenchless fire.
A year ago if the Etoudi stooges were told that Cameroon will one day be like this, they would have held press conferences, blighted with pride to castigate such ideas. But, today, the realities predicted by those with clairvoyance; free from myopic intransigence have proven their declarations authentic. Now, I understand what Winston Churchill in his Book, “The Bodyguard of Lies” said. ‘In wartime, the truth is so precious, that it must be guarded by a bodyguard of lies.” The Biya regime is making use of this doctrine pretty well, but how can you lie the author of his used words? Only within this period, even the senseless that never thought deep or got a second thought over this saga have started doing so.
Death is now as common as the air we breathe. Accidents seem to be a movie with episodes projected everyday for Cameroonians to watch. Who is to blame? The African mind will blame it on witchcraft.
However, understand this magic which had succeeded
for centuries but now had been brandished impotent in
the 21st Century. Nowadays, you have educational vampires in the positive sense of the word and not academic dwarfs coached into certain ideologies by the “big wings.”
The love of peace is not a sure sign of weakness
neither is it the inability to pick up arms. Genuine
dialogue can ease the tension, and not the amount of blood collected to renew ungodly calabashes.
By *Ntumfoin Fidelis Bongasey
*UB Journalism student