It’s been a while since I noted anything about your so-called struggle, BUT allow me now to just interject with this observation, and then I will proceed to “living my life” to the fullest, and my observation is this:
People need to pay less attention to what people say, and more attention to what they do or do not do.
Talk is CHEAP, and nowadays, with the proliferation of social media, such as Facebook, Blogs, online radios, online papers, and so on, all you have to do is seat comfortably in your comfort zone, sipping a can of soda, and talk all kinds of bluff, nonsense, rubbish, analyses, etc, on online radios, Facebook, Blogs and social, and you instantly become “Famous” in your little cocoon, surrounded by your “cocoon friends”.
HERE, I am referring particularly to some of our Gambian brothers and sisters in that thing I called so-called struggle. When are some of you going to snap back into reality? You do not remote control CHANGE. You do not instigate people while you hide in your comfort zones overseas, thousands of miles away. You are a bunch of Cowards, big fat cowards. And you have been at this for years, turning it into a for-profit internet online business. SAD, PATHETIC and SHAMEFUL. But then again, I forgot some of you have no shame, NO Values, NO Honor and NO Integrity, and the select few among you who do exhibit little traces of Values, Honor and Integrity cannot speak up against the vices ravaging your bunch, or they are just too scared to speak up, or their voices are drowned by the other “vocal” ones with access to or dominance of online radios, or the medium through which the information is transmitted, such as through online papers, blogs and so on.
FIX yourselves FIRST. Critique yourselves FIRST. You cannot put out the fire in someone else’s house when your own house is a mess. You cannot ask someone to UNITE his house when your own house is in disarray. You set the STANDARDS by your example.
The Gambian people know that you are all, well, most of the “vocal ones” among you, are Suckers, former enablers, selfish, self-centered, self-glorifying individuals who are ONLY after making few dollars here and there to pay rent and bills. Some of you need to get your lazy behinds up, go find, look for and get a job, than waking up every morning, go on online radios and come up with different schemes almost on weekly or monthly basis to scam money from other hard-working individuals. There is Dignity in labor. Do not turn these online radios in your so-called struggle into a get-rich-quick kind of scheme. That isn’t going to cut it.
God Bless the Gambian people.
By Abdul Savage
Retired, US Army
Honorary Judge, State of Texas
Member, Military Order of the Purple Heart
Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars.