PAMPHLET # 6 PRODUCED BY: THE PLAIN TRUTH REVOLUTION

(Compiled: January 2013 – January 2016; Drafted: February - March 2016; Published: January 2017)

As we put ourselves in the right frame of mind, God willing, for this great revolution, these are some
little but power food for thought, words of advice, or words of inspiration etc. from very key sources,
including the Bible, the Quran, Revolutionaries/Philosophers, and Historians/Educators. Please take
them seriously. They include:
FROM THE BIBLE
As you place your faith in God to make these FROM REVOLUTIONARIES AND PHILOSOPHERS
strong decisions and take their corresponding (1) Without deviation from the norm, progress can
strong actions, (1) Matthew 6:31-33 say- (31) [NEVER] be possible – Frank Zappa, American Song
Therefore take no thought saying, what shall writer and guitarist…(2) As we approach the great social
we eat, or what shall we drink, or what wither challenges of our time, we MUST acknowledge that old
shall we be clothed (32) For after all these thinking will not provide the new solutions that we [direly]
things do the Gentiles seek. (33) For your need. These [new] solutions [though] will be uncomfortable,
Heavenly Father knoweth that ye have needs of hard to sell, and risky to execute, but the cost of not [selling
all these things. But seek ye first the Kingdom and] executing them will be even much greater – Simon
of God and His righteousness, and all these Mainwaring, Australian-American Brand & Advertising
things shall be added unto you…..(2)Romans Consultant….(3) The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may
12:18 – If possible, as far as it depends on you, attack it; ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is. –
be peaceful with all men….(3) I. Kings 22:3 – Winston Churchill, British Premiere…(4) Those who make
Then the King of Israel said to his servants. Do peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution
you really know that Ramoth Gilead belongs to inevitable – John F. Kennedy, American President..(5)
us? Yet we are hesitating to take it out of the Never neglect details. When everyone’s mind is dulled or
hand of the King of Syria?...(4) Eccle. 4:5 – distracted, the leader must be doubly vigilant. – Gen. Collin
The stupid one folds his hands while is flesh Powell, former Secretary of State etc.
wastes away. Etc.

“Liberia, A Name Associated With Crime, Curse, Misery,
Poverty and Failure, It Must Be Changed Now!
FROM THE QURAN
The Quran makes us to understand that to stand up FROM HISTORIANS AND EDUCATORS
for God’s principles, especially the truth, we must be (1) Life must be lived forward, but it can ONLY be
prepared to go the extra mile; thus for example: (1). understood backward. – Soren Kierkegaard, Danish
Surat/Quran 2:42 – And do not cloak (or confuse) Philosopher…(2) Those who don’t know their History
the truth with falsehood. Do not suppress the truth are probably not doing well in their English and Maths –
knowingly….(2) Surat/Quran 2:193 – Keep on Patrick J’Orouke, American Journalist….(3) History is
fighting against them until mischief ends, and the who we are, and why we are the way we are – David
way prescribed by God prevails. But if they desist, McCullough, American Historian…(4) To forget
then know that hostility is only against history is a betrayal [of the pains and sacrifices of those
wrongdoers….(3) Surat/Quran 4:75 – And why who lived before us] and to deny past crimes is to [keep
should you not fight in the cause of Allah, and of repeating them, like DULL and STUPID Liberia] –
those who, being weak, are ill-treated (and President Ching Jing Ping, China....(5) A good
oppressed)? Men, women, and children whose cry is, book[or article] is an education of the heart; it enlargens
“Our Lord, rescue us from this town, whose people your sense of human possibility; [it educates you about]
are oppressors, and raise for us from thee, one who what the human nature is, [it also educates you] about
will protect, and raise for us from thee, one who will what happens in the world. [For] it is a creator of
help. [Courtesy of several scholarly interpretations] inwardness. –Susan Sontag, American Writer

In direct connection to Newton’s 3rd Law of Motion, Liberia’s incredible level of mischief, coupled with
the level of excessiveness of its confusion MUST be confronted with massive Truth Telling and detailed
solution options, so please sacrifice your time to read and re-read these articles well. Thanks.
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Note: Apart from other smaller articles for your ongoing reading, we have 7 main revolutionary
pamphlets, with four addendums or extensions, totaling 11 revolutionary pamphlets. To save time
for reading the main contents in each of the 7 main pamphlet, we urge you to only bother yourself
with the reading of the acknowledgement sections of only two of these 7 BIG pamphlets – these two
include the pamphlet, “Why is this case considered a revolutionary and game-changing one for
Liberia”, which is a stand-alone and a ‘MUST read pamphlet” in its entirety, and the pamphlet,
“Why Do We Need a Complete Revolution and How can we go about it”. The remaining 5
pamphlets carry the same content in those preliminary sections, which you don’t necessarily have
to go through, once you have done so for the two pamphlets named above. Meanwhile, these
preliminary or introductory sections (i.e. the acknowledgements and the dedications) are relatively
the same across all of our pamphlets, especially the last 5, which are entirely homogeneous.
Thanks for helping to save time, and enhancing your revolutionary reading experience.
SPEICAL NOTES:

 Because of our incapacity to verify every name by its exact spelling or to get the full names of
some of our sources for one reason or the other, we are placing single quotes around names
whose spellings we were unable to verify and names we also failed to get in full. We apologize
if any of your names fall into this category.
 Entries on our table of contents don’t necessarily suggest subtitles in the main work. They are
basically meant to provide clues for what ideas form part of the content on each page
 Because we are not Liberians, talk less about being Americo-Liberians, who ABSOLUTELY
hate to ‘right’ their wrongs wherever they fall short, and will prefer to go on living in their
MESS forever, we, of the Plain Truth Revolution, are open to corrections and updates to these
documents or articles every step of the way. We therefore encourage you to please feel free to
send your corrections, comments, opinions etc. to any of our articles at
plaintruthrevolution@gmail.com or plaintruthrevolution@yahoo.co.uk etc. and we will assess
those points, and where necessary make the appropriate corrections and updates to our work,
then repost the affected material to our internet sites, and inform ALL about such
development.
 Being people of faith in God, we are highly influenced by an argument presented in one
blogpost from a social counsellor called Maria Lourdes Macabasco which suggests that
every human being, and by extension every nation or every unit of people, is a house with four
rooms – a physical room, a mental room, an emotional room, and a spiritual room. The
beautiful argument stressed in Macabassco’s blogpost, which our revolution absolutely
agrees with, is that unless we go into each of these four rooms every day to do some clean up,
we are never a complete person or entity. Considering these four key dimensions of our
national lives, and after having thoroughly dissected our country’s problems, the Plain Truth
Revolution is completely convicted that our problem is more spiritual in nature and weight
than it is with the other three dimensions, thus, requiring our battle at hand for freedom and
the deliverance of our country to be a battle of wills, spirit, and soul, rather than a battle of
AK 47s and Rocket Launchers. As such, we back almost all of our arguments with concepts
from God’s Holy Scriptures – be it the Bible, the Qu’ran etc. in all of our work because this is
our most suitable weapon of choice in this very crucial war without violence for the
redemption of the dead soul of our dear country. We believe in the Word of God because all
through history it has demonstrated itself as the best lamb to humanity’s feet and the best
light to our paths, according to King David. The Word of God illuminates; it clearly reveals
to us what is good and what is bad; it shows us who is wise and who is unwise.
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It is the ultimate tool in helping us learn the best possible life to live. God’s Word is true, plain
and simple. It is the only thing that can sanctify or clean up a very DIRTY, NASTY and
DANGEROUS situation like ours in this country. God’s Word is living, active, powerful, and
sharper than any double-edged sword – piercing even to the division of the soul and spirit, and
of the joint and marrow, and it is the discerner of the thoughts of man’s heart. The Word of
God, our Plain Truth Revolution’s weapon of choice, is the only best weapon used for very
close range combats rather than long range warfare, and our country’s battle requires a close-
range engagement.
 Again, based upon our background of faith, and with the Word of God being our weapon of
choice, we are massive in our information gathering, information dissemination, awareness
creation, and all of our other civic actions for that matter because the Word of God has
instructed us to do so. For instance, in the Book of Proverbs Chapter 18, verses 13, 15, and 18,
we are thought and instructed respectively that the first step, and yea the first principle, to
solving any [gigantic] problem, like our country’s problem at hand, is to gather all the facts
first, NOT some; the second step is to open up to new ideas, or to invite more ideas in solving
the problem, and the third step is to create room for hearing from all, or the both sides of the
divide, or parties to the problem. Our writings therefore are massive because they are not
intended merely for sensation; they are meant to speak for every generation of our country
(past, current and future); they are intended to provide useful leads for all of the 7 big
constituencies that our revolution represents etc.
Parts of our presentation may appear rather unconventional; some of the facts and arguments we
present may appear overemphasized or oversimplified; our article titles also may appear too long
and verbose etc. whichever the case, to your inconvenience. If this ever happens, we beg your
pardon to muster the courage and read on; make your own sense out of the work. For we are
revolutionaries, battling by all means to change a terrible situation, God willing, that sadly no one
in our country wants to ever bother themselves trying to solve from the very root, for 2 centuries
now. We therefore have vowed never to be restricted – though in a positive and constructive sense –
too much by conventions, norms, or protocols. One of our big time inspirations, President John F.
Kennedy, America’s 35th President has told us, “Conformity is the jailer of progress and the enemy
of growth”, while another compatriot of his, American guitarist and music writer, Frank Zappah
says, “Without deviation from the norm, there can never be any progress.” We are inspired by
these admonishments to use our common sense in going to the extra mile to make our points very
clear and the arguments granular. And sometimes single facts presented many times only serve to
support different arguments.
The Acknowledgement Section for each one of the pamphlets is divided into three – (a) the

personal acknowledgement section, which highlights units, individuals, institutions, and nations
that the vision bearer of this enterprise and the primary author of these literatures himself has
decided to give credit to for impacting his life; (b) the general revolutionary acknowledgement
section, which features every entity, individual, institution, and nation whose influence and
activities have facilitated the right knowledge, enlightenment, conditions and so forth to make this
revolutionary idea possible; and (c) the Special Revolutionary acknowledgement section, the last
section of our acknowledgment which brings in each party that has helped verify all of our
historical research findings by adding the current reality flavor to them. (This is a MUST read
section as it serves as the main trigger to kindle your final decision about whether to buy in to the
Plain Truth Revolutionary idea or to reject it). Welcome on board.
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PERSONAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
CONJUAL (‘PARENTAL) BLENDED FAMILY cont’d
FAMILY MEMBERS 16. Helena Mango “ (*)
# Name Relationship 17 Helena Mentee “
18. Augustine Kotee Uncle
1. Tarkpor Kartee Father
2. Moinma G. Kartee Mother (*) “IN-LAW” RELATIVES
3. Martha Kartee Stepmother # Name Relationship
4. Leahmon Karatee Sister 1. Solomon Wamah “Father-in-Law”
5. Zaye Kartee “ (current relationship)
6. Parlone Kartee “ 2. Mary Wamah “Mother-in-law”
7. Zlanwohn Kartee “ (“)
8. Rufee Kartee “ (*) 3. Irene Wamah “Sister-in-law”
9. Mama Kartee (“)
10. Yarkernah Kartee Brother 4. Linda Julius “Sister-in-law”
11. Zota Kartee “ (“)
12. Joseph Kartee “ 5. Mary David “Sister-in-law”
13. Zlanser Kartee “ (“)
14. Mama Kartee Sister 6. Solomon Wamah, Jr. “Brother-in-Law”
(“)

IMMEDIATE (NUCLEAR) TWO PREVIOUS RELATIONSHIPS
FAMILY 1. Deborah Cringar - former fiancée
# Name Relationship a. Ruth Sherman - Mother
1. Alice Wamah Partner/Fiancée b. Sam Cringar - Father (*)
2. Joyful (Preston) Kartee Son c. Robert Tarpeh – Uncle
3. Courage Kartee Daughter d. Saturday Tarpeh – Aunt
4. Stamina Kartee Son 2. Massa Kennedy – former fiancée
5. “Festus Johnson” Foster Son a. Hawa Kennedy – Mother
b. Mr. Kennedy - Father
BLENDED FAMILY c. Bunch Kennedy – Brother
# Name Relationship d. Larry Kennedy - Brother
1. Nathaniel Doeward 1st Foster Fthr (*) e. Bill Kennedy - Brother
2. Beatrice Kor 1st Foster Mthr
3. Ma Filani Kamara Foster Grandma EXTENDED RELATIVES
(Danane, La Cote
1. Peat Norman 5. Paul Fanyen
d’Ivoire, *)
2. Henry Mango 6. Rachel Nuah
4. Soree Kamara 2nd Foster Fthr
3. Mendin Mango 7. Allen Subah
(Abidjan, La Cote
4. Lehmie Mango
d’Ivoire)
5. Ma Yeilieh Mangoe Paternal GrandMa
6. Ma Menkapoe Tomah Maternal GrandMa OTHER RELATIVES
7. John Leabeh Uncle # Name
8. Meiway Barlea “ 1. Isaac Dahn, Sr. (*)
9. Augustine Kotee 2. Isaac Dahn, Jr.
10. Lohnpea Mentee “ 3. Michael Dahn
11. Austin S. Kartee “ 4. Dahnboy Dahn
12. Dearzrua Deemi Cousin 5. Gbeahn Fahngalloh
13. Histin Deemi “ 6. John Harmon
14 Alice Fahngalloh Aunty
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VERY SPECIAL RECOGNITION ALL-WEATHER FRIENDS (WORKMATES etc.)
# Name Relationship 1. Victor Badio
2. Bobby Brown
1. Doris Zor Landlady 3. Andrew Gibson
a. Gloria (Daughter) [This is a woman of 4. Veronica Kinapoe
b. Delcontee (“) very exceptional 5. Joseph Dennis
c. Prince son patience and consi- 6. Philip Sassie
ration] 7. Isaac Karmon
2. Tony T. Bleh “Beyond Friend “ 8. Paul Jappah
a. Ladia Bleh (Wife) 9. Sam Fannie
10. William Morris 17. Alex C. Knuckles
ALL-WEATHER FRIENDS (GENERAL)
11. Darlington Gbeior 18. Timothy Holt
# Name
12. Robert Beer 19. McDonald Wlemus
1. Alphonso Togba
13. Charles Sherman
2. Manju Kamara
14. Augustine Williams
3. Musa Barry
15. Samuel Musa
4. Nulleh Ngafuan
16. Patrick Wreh
5. Samuel Wallace, Sr
6. Esther Wallace
MIND MOLDERS/MORAL COACHES/
7. Samuel Wallace Jr.
DIRECT MENTORS
8. Saah Joe
9. John Mulbah # Name
10. Steven Chea 1. The Seventh Day Adventist Church
11. Abdulai Yen 2. All of the Instructors under whose voices
12. Morris Paye I have sat (R. S. Caulfield, Unification
Town, Margibi County; Protestant
Methodist Resource Center, Danane,
US PRESIDENTS THAT HAVE GREATLY
La Cote d’Ivoire; University of Liberia;
IMPACTED OUR LIVES Cuttington University Graduate School
etc.)
1. George Washington
3. Kamau M. Lizwelicha, USAID/GEMAP
2. Thomas Jefferson
4. Sophie Hobbs, USAID/GEMAP
3. Abraham Lincoln 5. John M. Dukuly
4. Franklin D. Roosevelt 6. John K. Wangolo
5. John F. Kennedy 7. Harry A. Greaves, Jr.
6. Lyndon B. Johnson
7. Barack Obama THOSE WHO HAVE PROFESSIONALLY
IMPACTED OUR LIFE ONE WAY OR THE
OTHER WORLD LEADERS THAT HAVE OTHER
GREATLY IMPACTED OUR LIVES # Name
1. S. Alfred P. Harris, II 7. Edwin M. Snowe, Jr.
1. Ho Chi Minch 13. Nelson Mandela 2. Richard B. Devine 8. Aaron J. Wheagar
2. Vladimir Lenin 14. Robert Mugabe 3. Aletha K. Hoff 9. T. Nelson Williams,II
3. Mao Zedong 15. Hifikepunye Pohamba 4. Belle Y. Dunbar 10. Jackson F. Doe, Jr.
4. Deng Xiaoping 5. B. Felix Zeekeh 11. McDonald Wlemus
5. Chi Jing Ping 6. Timothy Holt 12. Alexander Knuckles
6. Gus Hall
7. Eugene V. Debbs FOUR COUNTRIES THAT HAVE INSPIRED US
8. Steward Alexander THE MOST
9. John Bachtell 1. The United States of America
10. Felix Houphoet Boigny 2. China 5. Japan 8. The UK
11. Thomas Sankara 3. Russia 6. Switzerland 9. France
12. Jomo Kenyatta 4. Ivory Coast 7. Republic of Ireland 10. Israel
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GENERAL REVOLUTIONARY ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
THOSE WHO HAVE PROVIDED THE D. ACADEMICIANS/PROFESSIONALS
ENLIGHTENMENT, PLUS THE i. LOCAL
OPPORTUNITIES, AND THE CONDITIONS TO # Name
MAKE THIS REVOLUTION POSSIBLE 1. Jacob “Zumah” Jallah
2. Samuel Toweh
A. INDIVIDUALS 3. Martin Kollie
i. LOCAL 4. Jacob Massaquoi
# Name
1. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf ii. INTERNATIONAL
2. Dr. Elwood Dun # Name
3. Dr. Amos Sawyer 1. Karl Marx
4. Dr. Yarsuo Weh-Dorliae 2. John Maynard Keynes
ii. INTERNATIONAL
# Name E. HISTORIANS
1. President Barack Obama i. LOCAL
2. Michelle Obama # Name
3. Amb. Deborah Malac 1. Joseph Saye Guannu
4. Karin Langrin 2. Professor Tuan Wleh
3 Prof. Alhaji G. V. Kromah
B. INSITITUTIONS ii. INTERNATIONAL
i. LOCAL # Name
# Name 1. Hugh Mason Brown
1. Coalition for the transformation of Lib. 2. Dr. James Ciment
3. Dr. Ibrahim K. Sundiatta
2. Liberia Institute for Public Integrity
4. Hezekiah Niles
3. Center for the exchange of intellectual opinions
5. Jo Sullivan
ii. INTERNATIONAL
# Name
1. League of Nations F. REVOLUTIONARIES
2. United Nations/UNMIL # Name Identities
3. Global Witness 1. George Washington US
4. Amnesty International 2. Mahatma Gandhi India
5. Transparency International 3. Martin Luther King, Jr. US
6. U S Department of State 4. Nelson Mandela South Africa
7. Conciliation Resources 5. Robert Mugabe Zimbabwe
8. Publish What You Pay Coalition 6. Mao Zedong China
9. Finance Uncovered, UK 7. Deng Xioping China
10. US Department of Justice 8. Che Guevara Cuba/Bolivia
9. Jose Mujica Ecuador
IT FIRMS/NETWORKS 10. Fidel Castro Cuba
i. LOCAL
G. THE PRESS
# Name
i. LOCAL (ELECTRONIC AND PRINT)
1. Lone Star Cell MTN
# Name Type
2. Cellcom Communications
1. Liberia Broadcasting
3. Nova Phone
Corporation/Sys. (LBS/ELBC) Electronic
ii. INTERNATIONAL 2. Farbric FM 101.1 “
# Name 3. Voice FM 102.7 “
1. Google 3. Microsoft 4. Truth FM 96.1 “
2. Facebook 4.YouTube 5. Twitter 5 Sky FM 107 “
6. Love FM “
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THE PRESS cont’d H. POLITICIANS/OPINION LEADERS
6. Love FM “ i. LOCAL
7. Power/Red Power FM “ # Name Identity
8. National Chronicle/Hot 1. Prince Johnson Senator
Pepper Newspaper Print/online 2. Henry Yallah “
9. FrontPage Africa “ 3. Dallas Gweh “
10. In Profile Daily “ 4. Emmanuel Nuquay Representative
11. Public Agenda “ 5. Tiawon Gongloe Lawyer
12. Daily Observer “ 6. Negbalee Warner “
13. Focus “ 7. Christiana Tah “
14. Heritage “ 8. Koffi Woods “
15. Spirit of Truth “ 9. Harry Greaves (*) Economist
ii. INTERNATIONAL (ELECTRONIC AND 10. Sam Jackson “
PRINT) 11. Simeon Freeman Politician
# Name Type 12. Amara Konneh “
1. British Broadcasting Corp. Electronic 13. Darious Dailon ”
2. Radio France International “ 14. Mary Lorene Brown Educator
3. China Radio International “ 15. Zayzay Pewee Other
4. Cable News Network “/TV 16. Francis Tamba “
5. Al-Jazeera “ 17. Tabarosa Tarponweh “
6. New York Times Print ii. INTERNATIONAL
7. UK Guardian “ # Name
1. Dr. Charles Johnson 5. George Schuyler
iii. INDVIDUAL JOURNALISTS 2. Sir John Simon 6. Mr. A. E. Yap
A. LOCAL 3. Prof. S. Raymond Buell 7. Neils Haghns
# Name Type 4. Dr. Fred P.M. Van der Kraij
1. Rodney Sieh Local
2. Julius Jeh Local I. CLERGIES
3. Henry Costa “ i. LOCAL
4. T. Max Jlateh “ # Name Faith/Religion
5. Mary Williams “ 1. Solomon Juah Christian
6. Tetee Gebro “ 2. Jensen Wallace “
7. Tamba Johnny “ 3. Simeon Dunbar “
8. Darious Zinnah “ 4. Evangelist Charles “
9. Jordan Poronpea Diaspora 5. Pastor Sirleaf “
10. Christian Nelson “ 6. Kortu Brown “
11. Toyouwa Harris “/Analyst 7. Samuel A. Brewer “
12. George Fahnbulleh “/Analyst 8. Rev. Gontee “
13. Jah Johnson Editor 9. Pastor Gemini Getteh “
14. Jerry Wehtee Wion Contributor 10. Rev. Foday Karpeh “
9. Ali Krayee Muslim
15. Jones Nhinson Williams “

B. INDIVIDUAL JOURNALISTS (INT’L) ii. INTERNATIONAL
1. Robin White # Name Faith/Religion
2. Elizabeth Blunt 1. Ibn Al Qayyim Muslim
3. George Turner 2. Hesham A. Hassaballa “
3. Mohammed Banonleat “
4. Friday Oravbierre Christian
5. Rick Warren “
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SPECIAL REVOLUTIONARY ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

The Chief Executive Officer of Apple, Steve Jobs once said, “A lot of people in our industry haven’t
had very diverse experiences, so they don’t have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very
linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem.” He then concludes, “The broader one’s
understanding of the human experience, the better designs we will have.”

With this exhortation from Mr. Jobs, we disclose here that on the overall, our motivation to embark on
this revolutionary project was at first primarily inspired by a quest to do something about our country’s
NASTY, SHAMEFUL history, but then we needed a strong backing too from current events, so, we had
to painfully take 4 round years to see if our convictions from historical researches could be strongly
backed by enough of empirical proofs from today’s realities – knowing that this time span was
reasonable enough conventionally, for such a serious research work. Consequently, the below current
event accounts, opinions, experiences, realities etc. have helped us truly connect the dots and thus
strengthened our case for this inescapable revolution. We doubt it, that any well-meaning person would
read the current event accounts of these narratives, sufficiently backed by history, and still think that
we, as a people, can use reforms or gradualist approaches to handle our country’s deadly problem and
redeem ourselves from this untold nightmare called nationhood, gain our rightful human status, and
make our Creator proud of making us too in His own image. The list below constitutes our Plain Truth
Revolution’s revered heroes and heroines through whose inputs our revolution has finally become
JUSTIFIED God willing, and we recognize and celebrate them as our special acknowledgements
forever. Their collective message to us, in short is: “Plain Truth Revolution, please go ahead, we join
you, and stand by you, whichever way possible.”

Those heroes and heroines therefore are as follows, among many more to come up in later publications
by the grace of God. We’ve placed their contributions under different subheadings. We will start with
the historical accounts of how the Black Americans’ Liberia was pronounced DOOMED by its
conceivers and designers even before it was established, and how this curse has been acutely
pronounced, warned about, and decried by different actors, including prominent people in world affairs
up to this point. This will be followed by different accounts of the NASTY state of Liberia from current
event realities. Please note that apart from numbered or bulleted names, bolded names of individuals
and institutions within any of the text in this section represent some of our special acknowledgements.
Welcome to our very special acknowledgement section:
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I. SOME OF THE GREATEST SOURCES INDIVIDUALS cont’d
FROM WHICH WE DRAW OUR MOTIVATION 35. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
A. INDIVIDUALS 36. Mr. Harry Greaves
37. Ambassador Miatta Fahnbulleh
1. ‘Jensen’ Wallace 15. Vladamir Lenin 38. Makita Redd/Wreh,
2. Pastor Simeon Dunbar 16. John Batchel 39. Jonathan Pay-Lay Leh
3. Pastor Sirleaf, Presenter, 17. Eugene Debbs 40. Rep. George Mulbah
4. Pastor Friday Oravbiere, 18. Pank Yan Zeeahoe 41. Rep. Alex Grant
5. Pastor Rick Warren 19. Sheila Paskman 42. Isaac Redd
6. President Barack Obam 20. E. Johnson Sirleaf
43. Rep. Gabriel Nyenkan
7. President Chi Jing Ping 21. Julius Jeh
8. President John F. Kennedy 22. Nagbe Sloh 44. Minister Gyudee Moore
9. President Thomas Jefferson 23. Lewis Brown 45. Jerelimick Piah,
10. Barry Goldwater 24. Jacob ‘Zuma’ Jallah 46. Nagbe Sloh
11. Hillary Clinton 25. Irasmus Gaye 47. Senator Henry Yallah
12. Lee Kuan Yew 26. Jah Johnson 48. Mr. ‘Tarbarosa’ ‘Tarponweh
13. Karl Marx 27. John S. Morlu 49. Liberian Girls trafficked to Lebanon
14. Mao Zedong 28. Eratus Bortu 50. D. Maxwell Kemayan
29. Sam Webb
51. Dr. Randolph McClain
B. INSTITUTIONS 52. Cllr. ‘Afian’ Sherman
1. Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS/ELBC) 53. John S. Morlu
2. World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) 54. Samora Wolokollie
II. HISTORICALS ACCOUNTS + PROOFS FROM
CURRENT EVENTS OF LIBERIA’S MESSY B. INSTITUTIONS
FOUNDATION 1. Global Witness
2. UN Security Council
A. INDIVIDUALS 3. Farbric F.M.
1. By James Ciment (2x) 28. Min. Moses Jackson 4. Liberia’s Truth & Reconciliation
2. Nancy Oku Bright (2x) 29. Miatta Fahnbulleh Commission
3. Pastor Solomon Juah 30. Sen. Dallas Gweh 5. US Congress
4. Dr. Charles Johnson 31. Aagon Tingba III. SITUATIONS OR REALITIES THAT
5. John Randolph, 32. Cllr. Benedict Sannon FURTHER JUSTIFY LIBERIA’S
6. US Pres. Abraham Lincoln 33. Jonathan Gant
DOOMED FATE
7. Jerome J. Verdier 34 Jonathan Paye-Layleh
8. Dede Dolopei, A. INDIVIDUALS
9. Oumu K. Syllah,
10. Bishop Arthur F. Kulah, 1. Steve Kolubah,
11. Sheikh Kafumba F. Konneh, 2. Amb. Chigozie Obi-Nnadozie,
12. Pearl Brown Bull, 3. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (2x)
13. Gerald B. Coleman, 4. Rep. Richmond Anderson
14. John H. T. Stewart, 5. Mo Ibrahim, 18. ‘Musa’
15. Massa Washington, 6. ‘Menipaket Dumoi’ 19. John S. Morlu
16. Henrietta Joy Abena Mensa Bonsu 7. Rep. Gabriel Smith 20. Julius Jeh
17. Hugh Mason Brown 8. Sen. Thomas Grupee 21. R. Bhofal Chambers
18. Dr. James Ciment 9. Karin Langrin 22. Sen. Oscar Cooper
19. Wikipedia/History of Liberia 10. Deborah Malac 23. Saah Gborlie
20. Koffi Woods 11. Amb. Tina Intelmann 24. Nicolas Cook
21. Dr. Amos Sawyer 12. Ismail Serageldin 25. Dr. James Ciment
22. Dean Johnson 13. Dr. Amos Sawyer 26. Tycon J.
23. Wilfred Bangourah 14. Nathaniel Barnes 27. Sir John Simon
24. “Darious Dillon” 15. Keith Morris 28. Darious Deylon
25. Jim Hunt 16. ‘Dayboy’ 29. Lawrence Yealue
26. Brad Henry 17. Prof. Dr. Ibrahim K. Sundiatta
27. Min. George Werner
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INDIVIDUALS cont’d VI. PEOPLE OR INSTITUTIONS WHOSE
32. Tamba Johnny 39. Samora Wolokollie IDEAS JUST MATCH OURS
33. Francis Tamba 40. Acarious Gray 1. Thomas Jefferson 7. Hassan Kiawu
34. Robert A. Sirleaf 41. Augustine Ngafuan 2. Tarkpor R. Kartee 8. Simeon Freeman
35. Austin Kawal 42. Thomas Doe-Nah 3. Prof. Wilson Tarpeh, 9. Antonio Gutierrez
36. Darious Zinnah 43. Dr. Amos Sawyer 4. Sen. Geraldine D. Sheriff
37. Indi Cal 44. Cllr. Elijah Saah 5. Melvin ‘Tayglay’ Weah Johnson
38. Blamo Nelson 45. Rodney Sieah 6. Bhofal Chambers (formerly Jallah ‘Langlin’)
46. Rev. Lurther Tarpeh
VII. WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT
B. INSTITUTIONS
1. Conciliation Resources/CR 1. President Abdou Fattah Al Sessay
2. The League of Nations 2. Antonio Gutierrez 4. Mr. Peter Graaf
3. President Barack Obama 5. Rebecca Nanyou
IV. LIBERIA, A HUGE 21ST CENTURY
ECONOMIC WASTE ABOUT OUR MEMBERSHIP

1. Mr. Karl Marx 5. Sam Jackson FOUNDING MEMBERS OF THE PTR
2. Common Sense Analyst 6. President Obama
3. Wikipedia 7. Linda Yu 1. Roland S. Kartee 5. Preston Kartee
4. President Sirleaf 8. ‘Hewyikoo Kaiyuma 2. Alice Wamah 6. Courage Kartee
3. Joseph Kartee 7. Stamina Kartee
V. THE ENDURING DANGERS THAT 4. Tony T. Bleh
LIBERIA POSES TO ITSELF AND THE
REST OF THE WORLD FIRST NEW MEMBERS OF THE PTR

1. Global Witness - 14. Common Sense 1. Jamel Constance
2. Cllr. Thompson Adibayo Analyst (5x)
3. Cllr. Dempster Brown, 15. Abraham Lincoln OUR CURRENT DIRECT/INDIRECT
4. Bishop Wilmot ‘Burbroh 16. Oku Bright MEMBERSHIP STRENGTH
5. Gladys Johnson 17. Carl Victor
1. Dejure Members: All members of our 7 big
6. Senator Comany Wisseh 18. Farbric NightTime
7. George Dalton 19. President Obama constituencies, mentioned in the “Dedication
8. Mulbah Morlu 20. Tom Woewiyou Section” of every written work or article of our
9. Robert W. Clower 21. Sam Zemurray revolution
10. Mitchel Harwitz 22. Lee Christmas 2. Defacto Members (*have all right to decline
11. A. A. Walters 23. United Fruit Comp
publicly if not convicted or interested): All those we
12. North Western University 24. Andrew Preston
13. Oxford University 25. Maj. Gen Smedley have acknowledged in our works. For they have
Butler always believed in us, and will no doubt believe in
26. Com. Matthew our dreams for the country we all equally own.
Calbraith Perry
OUR ONLINE MEMBERSHIP FIGURE
27. Cornel R. West 41. Cllr. Gloria Scott (PEOPLE THAT HAVE AGREED WITH
28. J. Yanqui Zaza, 42. John Morlu OUR DEBATES ON SOCIAL MEDIA
29. Sarah Chayes 43. Rebecca Murray INCLUDING JOINING OUR GROUPS AND
30. Noam Chomsky 44. Philibert Brown ONLINE COMMUNITIES)
31. William Blum 45. Brownie Samukai
32. Nicolas Cook, 46. Martin K. N. Kollie 3. Facebook…………….._____
33. Library of Congress 47. Donald Trump, now
US President Elect 4. YouTube…………….._____
34. Dana J. Hyde 48. Mulbah Morulu
35. Wendell Nimley 49. Robert W. Clower 5. Google +……………._____
36. Evangelist ‘Charles 50. Benedict Sannon
37. Min. Amara Konneh, 52. ELBC Chris Sirleaf 6. Twitter………………._____
38. President Nhuru Kenyatta 53. Sen Jewel H. Taylor
39. President Barak Obama 54. Dr. Togba Tipoteh **These figures will be revealed subsequently.
40. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf 55. Radio France
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DEDICATION

Our Plain Truth Revolution represents seven (7) big constituencies of God’s children (including past,
current and future generations of our country and all of our well-wishers elsewhere) to whom we are
very proud to always dedicate every work or article we write, and action we take. Our distinguished
constituencies include:

(a) Millions in their graves today who have died at the direct cause of Americo-Liberian state-
sponsored and state-promoted mischief, mayhem, atrocities and other criminal activities;

(b) Millions in their graves today who have died completely unaccomplished, even though they
had vast potentials, but these potentials could never be explored and exploited due to America’s
imperialist activities here and the Americo-Liberians’ explicit vendetta campaign against us;

(c) Millions alive in our country who have missed out, or given up on the realization of their
dreams and fullest potentials in life, all because their country works out every policy behind the
scenes to stifle such possibility under the guise of running government;

(d) The millions who have suffered untold kangaroo justice at the hands of the ever rotten
Americo-Liberian Justice System in this country, and continue to suffer this same fate over and
over today;

(e) Our entire future generations for whom this cruel national arrangement has laid no
foundation, but yet expects all of the magic of nation-building and society-stabilization etc. to be
performed by them (i.e. these hopeless, “deprived and destroyed in advance” future generations);

(f) citizens in the diaspora who worry a lot about what’s happening to their country, but are just
unable or incapacitated, one way or the other, to impact the situation, and

(g) foreign friends who love our country, and love us personally as friends, but keep worrying,
what the causes are, that this country will not wake up to the true meaning of nationhood,
especially for the benefit of all of its citizens etc.

All this means that it is only the devil, or the strongest of his lieutenants, who would want to thwart
such a great agenda like this Plain Truth Revolution for God’s children.
TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Acknowledgment………………..………………………………………………….....i
2. Dedication…………..………………………………………...…………………........x
3. Reference…….…………………………………………………………….................a
4. Introduction: What do the experts say about names: their impacts, their legacies etc.1
5. Marshall McLuan and others, on the need for constant change in life……………….1
6. How Liberia got its name, the circumstances surrounding its naming….……………2
7. St. Augustine proposes a foundation of love and humility first……………………...2
8. How the Bible Verse of Galatians 6:7 relates to Liberia’s national output today……3
9. Liberia’s profile in the area of chaos, confusion, animosity and bloodbath………….3
10. Liberia’s prospects in running into more of these nightmares and catastrophes.…….4
11. Some brief outlining of a few of Liberia’s HORRIBLE characteristics………...4 - 14
A. How the motto, plow and spade – all show the way our natural and other
resources will keep being criminally exploited in their crude, raw forms……4
B. Liberia was established to feather other people’s nest………………………..5
C. The British foresaw the national setup as a mere American philanthropic
experiment…………………………………………………………………….6
D. How J.J. Robert’s use of his first 9 months in the air has served as a good
precedent that up to Ellen Johnson can follow to date………………………..6
E. How Tubman owned a private yacht when the whole country
never had one……............................................................................................6
F. How public officials (for example, Legislators) spend their break…………..7
G. Liberia’s main foreign policy objective……………………………………...7
H. Romeo Horton’s tantalizing memoir and Liberians’ experience in
international organizations…………………………………………………...7
I. A little record on Tolbert, Doe and Taylor…………………………………..8
J. How Liberia has no record of standing for a genuine cause and must be
dictated to by others in almost everything it does…………………………...9
K. How the Executive Mansion responded to a 2014 criminal image
building allegation………………………………………………………….11
L. Inconsistencies and disunity, as hallmarks of the Black Setters’ Liberia….11
M. US President George Bush attributes Liberia’s insignificance to lack of
unity………………………………………………………………………...13
N. The excellent trickle down effects of Liberia’s celebrated culture of
immorality, remorselessness, unprincipled-mindedness etc………………..13
O. How J. J. Roberts, the foremost father, the exemplar, the pathfinder,
the role model and mentor of the country ignored term-limits
and got so-called elected to the presidency 6 times………………………..13
P. J. J. Roberts was president of the country and at the same time president
of the University…………………………………………………………...13
Q. The mockery exhibited by Doe, with Americo-Liberian advise, to
head an interim electoral arrangement while at the same time:
military president, and participant in an upcoming election………………13
R. Charles Taylor’s double tongues about his NFPL mission……………….14
S. In Liberia, politics is culturally accepted as a calling for criminals
and the most dishonest and trickiest of human kind/persons……..…........14
T. How Taylor and Ellen for example demonstrate this societal notion…….14
12. A list of the common characteristics of a typical Liberian (without prejudice
to our ever-suffering and ‘intentionally-kept-ignorant’ Native People)…………….15
13. How the Liberian Legislature requests for $73 million for their direct use
as District Development Funds in the midst of persistent budget shortfalls………..23
14. How graves are filled with countless unaccomplished people in this country...........24
15. How current policy makers are bent on sustaining the status quo…………………..24
16. How Liberia’s situation fearfully keeps worsening unabated………………………24
17. Simon Mainwaring’s advise for fixing our problems…………………………….....24
18. We can’t afford to waste away the current opportunity afforded us by God
through the United Nations………………………………………………………….24
19. The questions that confront us when we allow this glorious chance slip by……......25
20. The current allegorical fate of Liberia……………………………………………....25
21. A short listing of some major failures that qualify Liberia as a super mess………...25
22. Changing this DIRTY name will help us a lot……………………………………...26
23. A list of few of the many countries that have changed their names………………...26
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INTRODUCTION

Elias Canetti, a Bulgarian-born British non-fiction Writer says, “People’s fate are
simplified by their names”, and Eleanor Catton, a peer Canadian-born New Zealand
Author buttressed this claim by opining, “You give a dog a bad name, and that dog is
bad for life.” Psychologists and psychiatrists have been busy working around the clock,
and have established that names have meanings that become the continuing legacies of
the people or entity that bear them.

According to H. Edward Deluzain at www.behindthename.com, names somehow have
great influence over the people who bear them. He said names affected the way people
behaved and how they felt about themselves. Then another Psychiatrist William F.
Murphy, M. D. reported that the most important aspect of personality affected by names
is self-concept. He said self-concept works as a kind of script for the way people act.
According to Florida-based Dr. Murphy, if for example, a boy has an image of himself
as bad, or as not being capable of doing well in school, his behavior will most probably
reflect that image that he has about himself. He will tend to behave in a way he thinks a
“bad boy” is supposed to behave, or he will fail to learn as he should, even though he
might be quite intelligent.

In a certain BBC Article expounding on this topic about the relationship between name,
self-concept and success, it was further elaborated that some names happen to be
successful than others; some sound more attractive them others, and some confer more
luck. This may just be a statistical observation. But the true psychology behind names is
far too personal to be generalized this way. The psychology of names is so complex that
it could take someone an entire life time to study. Even in the religious circles, the uses
of names is so important that there are accounts of clerics sometimes recommending a
complete name change if one isn’t going its owner’s way. According to a certain blog
post, Syrian Muslim Cleric lbn al-Qayyim said names have clear effects on individuals.
So persons and things are affected by their names regarding beauty, ugliness, lightness,
heaviness etc. He also said names indicate particular meanings and therefore wisdom
proves that there is a strong relationship between names and their meanings (Zad al
Mead). He further said that changing one’s name was permissible (advisable) or even
desirable as the prophet Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam changed names of his male and
female companions. In more related accounts, another Islamic Prophet or cleric referred
to as SAW, reportedly urged parents to give their children good names. It is said that
whenever people came to the prophet bearing names that were, or that sounded
derogatory, opaque, counterproductive etc., he would give them new and better names.

Then comes the concept of change. Marshall McLuan suggested that we always need
changes in our lives, no matter what parts of us are to be affected by these changes. He
said even our initial ideas and assumptions tend to prove later on in life that they have
outlived their usefullness with the passage of time; and come to see it, it is indeed only
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a bad plan that will prohibit modifications. A certain blog posted at tinybuddha.com
passionately admonishes us that each change is a turning point in our situation. It is
about closing one chapter and opening another one anew, it said. For changes truly
bring new beginnings and new excitements to life.

Having laid all of these premises, we would like to bring to the attention of this
country’s population that the name, Liberia, though its root, the Latin word, ‘Liber’,
doesn’t mean harm, the context from which this name was given our precious country,
and all of the circumstances surrounding the giving of this name, plus the output and
characterizations that have been attributed to it since it was cheatingly proposed by U.S.
Congressman Robert Goodloe Harper to the American Colonization Society in the early
1820s and subsequently adopted, have been those of crime, curse, failure, misery,
corruption, indiscipline, and barrenness. As a sound and productive people, even though
we may have been asleep for all this long, we have no option now, but to change this
divisive and unproductive name as part of the many sweeping changes our country is
now braced for, in line with the Plain Truth Revolution.

Before outlining some of the many disgraceful traits attributable to this failed name
called Liberia, which she has demonstrated and sustained for the past 194 years now,
let’s just provide you a brief synopsis of how this demonic name came into being.

Truly one of this country’s mess is how it got its name. In some part of Saint Augustine
writings, he asked, “Do you wish to rise? [If your answer is yes, then], begin by coming
down first (descending).” he further asked, “Are you planning to construct a tower (tall
building) that will pierce the cloud? [Then] lay first the foundation of humility.”
Unfortunately, the Settlers, who laid the foundation for their Liberia, started off by
designing the roof in midair with bigotry, egotism, sectionalism and corruption.
According to multiple historical accounts, the setters adopted their country’s name and
all of its emblems, symbols, creed to the complete and cruel neglect of the interests of
16 ethnic communities, which they came and met already established on ground for
long centuries – all because the Settlers (the Americo-Liberians) felt and still feel today
that members of these 16 ethnic African communities were/are little lower than human
beings, which makes it useless to seek the interests of these savages (as they referred to
the tribal communities in any form of national arrangement.

As such, after the American Colonization Society (ACS) changed our first golden
name, the Grain Coast, to their criminal ‘Liberia’ in the early 1820s, they began
working to legalize and sustain this funning, cheating name. Here is what they did.
Because the Americo-Liberians lacked the knowhow and intelligence to design
anything worthwhile for themselves besides cleverly orchestrating mayhem and
mischief against others, they invited another prominent American, Harvard Law School
Professor, John Simon Greenleaf at their so-called constitutional convention of June 25
to July 25 1847 to guide them through the process of fully legitimizing their name,
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Liberia, and designing emblems, symbols and/or awards to match this name (Liberian
History Up To 1847). That’s how come at their convention, the Americo-Liberians
adopted a national motto that reads “The love of Liberty brought us here”, a funny seal
with some stupid ship coming at sea, as if everyone came to this territory by ship; and a
foolish first line introducing or opening the Declaration of Independence and reportedly
the preamble of their so called first constitution that shamefully reads “We the people
of the republic of Liberia, are originally the people of the United State of North
America.” Then to add insult to injury, they took all this mess to a church, the
Providence Baptist Church, and had them approved and ratified there, as if our God is
someone to joke with – God forbid!!!! And what hurts most is that all these stupid lies
still reign supreme up to today’s date, when many of us can fortunately now read
beyond the lines. But let them be warned that our precious country’s name is not
Liberia, and that this kind of downright lie MUST change now!!!

True to what the Bible says in Galatians 6:7, humans are strongly warned by Apostle
Paul, “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatsoever a man sows, that also
will he reap.” It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to establish that this deceitful national
arrangement has been able to reap nothing much in 194 years other than sorrow,
confusion, division, gross distrust for one another, poverty etc.

Since these people claimed that the 16 African ethnic communities comprise wild
animals and only the Americo-Liberians’ interests were supreme and paramount, and as
such, designed everything in the country to support this claim, the first curse for their
Liberia has been a perpetual air of grave animosity between the two major groups: the
Settlers on the one hand, and the 16 Native Tribes on the other. Consequently, from the
very year they began their new nation, Liberia, the plague of serious bloodbath began.
From 1822 to dates, that is this 2016, according to careful statistics and accounting,
the country has tasted over 18 recorded bloody crises (including 13 full scale
‘Uncivil’ wars, some of which lasted for 8 consecutive years; four (4) recorded coup
d’états, and one major national riot) – all of which cumulatively have taken away
over 30 years of what could have been the country’s productive time. Moreover,
between 1871 and 2006, the country disgracefully ran up to 7 intermittent interim
governments or administrations, all in search of peace, reconciliation and stability,
things which are still far-fetched in this country. During 1990 to 2003 alone, this stupid
name called Liberia shocked the world when just to conclude a domestic (‘Uncivil’)
War, Liberian so-called political leaders sat in 21 different internationally organized
peace accords/conferences (each of which cost Millions of United Stated Dollars) of
other country’s tax payers’ money, just fussing over how to share ministries and
government agencies based on their perceptions of which of these institutions generated
the most revenue. In the same token, just in 27 years (1989-2016, according to our own
carefully conducted research and tally, over Forty-five billion United States Dollars
(US$ 45 billion) have been lost both directly and indirectly to the effects of war, with
over 90% of this money coming from international government’s coffers. But as we said
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earlier, this peace and reconciliation dream is still an illusion on ground in Liberia
because the country has refused to confront its unresolved past. Just early 2014, on a
Power TV presentation, one Evangelist Charles of the Bethel Cathedral in Monrovia
prophesied and warned the country that if the current President (Ellen Johnson Sirleaf)
didn’t resign along with her Vice President (Joseph Boakai) [apparently to create room
for better discussions to decide the fate and future of the country], the next round of
blood bath to be experienced by Liberia will be beyond measure. Meanwhile,
Evangelist Charles particularly attributed this looming dark cloud to the hot air of ethic
or tribal marginalization and oppression that continues to overwhelm the country.
Moreover, the Fund for Peace, through its Foreign Policy Magazine’s Failed State
Tracking has already categorically warned that this little failed, rogue, West African
State is far from stability and could rupture into conflict at any time. Their report was
republished in the Concord Times Newspaper’s July 19, 2013’s edition.

Having said all of these, let us begin listing some of the very negative things about this
country that keeps people’s heads bowed when they are associated with the name
Liberia. Sorry, we will not be able to list them all as we have discovered because they
are so numerous, but we will do our best to convince you that over 90% of the
descriptions of Liberia is negative and that the time has come to change this
embarrassing name as one of the key demands of our Plain Truth Revolution. Here are
some of the things associated with Liberia and its name:

1. Because the seal portrays a ship coming at sea and the motto attached to this name
says “The love of liberty brought us here” it has been established that it is only the
aliens, or the foreigners, the strangers or people with related characteristics (people
with divided interests; people with two homes, dual citizenship holders etc.) who enjoy
every good thing about this other national arrangement, but not the actual, undiluted
owners of the land. The plow and the spade in the seal represent the means whereby
the country’s natural resources would be criminally extracted but never processed
(Liberian Civics p.68). To prove this point, from the first major concession agreement
entered into by this “Liberia” – as far as our research has discovered – under President
Joseph J. Chessman in 1894 with the Monrovia Rubber Company to exploit wild rubber,
to the over 10 precious oil blocks auctioned by Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf thus far,
all of these agreements went against the country’s interest so unthinkably just for the
sake of the interest of the few people who sign them. The accounts of these resource
agreements are so unthinkable to the extent that one would safely describe the Americo-
Liberia leaders signing them as all numbskulls or even unintelligent ‘animals’ to say the
least. For example, Monrovia Rubber Company, which changed name twice under
Arthur Barclay (A Short History of The First Liberian Republic and
http://alhajikromahpage.org/alhajifirestone.htm), from the Monrovia Rubber Company
to the Liberia Rubber Company, and then to the Liberia Development Company (with
each change in name defining new scopes of operations and new spans of control) was
sometimes given the right to leave its line of business, rubber, to extract other mineral
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resources within its areas of operations (sometimes covering over 90% of the entire
country), including gold, diamond etc. free of charge. Charles King and William
Tubman gave out 1 million acres of Liberian fertile lands to a multibillion dollar firm,
Firestone, at 6 cents per acre, for 99 years, with a later 1% tax on some quantity of
exported rubber; Tubman alone auctioned out over 300 million tons of Liberian iron ore
to foreign firms at between 16 cents and 20 cents per ton based on what the
concessionaires were willing to report, and out this Stupid 16 to 20 cents royalty fees,
the concessionaires deducted fees such as Depletion Fees before giving the balance to
the Liberian Government (In The Cause Of The People, D. Tuan Wleh); under Madam
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, among the over 70 concession agreements she and her
government have signed, an audit of 68 at certain time by Moore Stevens (a renowned
British auditing firm), through the Liberian Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative
disclosed that 66 grossly violated Liberian interest. Specifically in the key natural oil
and gas sector, out of all of the deals for the more than 10 important oil blocks auctioned
by Madam Sirleaf, none has included a provision for Liberians to buy stock or share in
the several companies that will be drilling the country’s oil, among other grievous
experiences of exploitations the country will be enduring when actual drilling starts
(Natural Chronicle, Thursday, April 26, 2012 etc.). In line with the dictates of the plow
and the spade within the seal, for almost 200 years now, Liberia has NEVER dreamt
about adding value to any of her natural resources. They are all exported as crudely and
naturally as they are exploited. Liberia woke up and heard about Laissez Faire
Capitalism in the mouths of the Americans, lazy to research and choose which economic
system or which mix of ideas from different economic systems would best match its
situation and environment; the country professedly adopted the so called Free Enterprise
or Laissez Faire Capitalism unmodified since 1822, just to satisfy mama America, which
in fact practices a different form of economic system, called Mixed economics. Dull and
cruel enough never to ever empower its own citizens to fit into this form of capitalism or
economic system in general, Liberia has failed miserably to take control of her own
economy to the point that only foreigners are now in complete control of the country’s
economy. According to the book “In The Cause Of The People”, as of 2010, a survey of
business registration in Liberia showed that 5 out of every 7 business entities registered
are foreign-owned and that Liberia holds the dubious characteristic of being second to
Gabon in Africa with respect to economies that are almost entirely in the hand of
foreigners. Our graduate thesis research of 2013 on Liberian owned MSMEs (Medium,
Small, and micro Enterprises) discovered that all of Liberia’s private businesses put
together can never contribute up to 2% or it’s already very negligible and highly
falsified GDP figure.

2. Liberia was established to feather the nest of a different country or different countries
and not itself; meaning, people from different countries, and with different interests
are supposed to take advantage of Liberia’s vulnerability to come and exploit the
country so as to improve their own lives abroad. It started with the country’s First
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Agent, Jehudi Ashmun. There are credible historical accounts that Mr. Ashmun had
some financial obligation in New York for which he applied to the American
Colonization Society to come and work in Liberia to be able to settle that debt back
home. It was not, or it has not been this man alone, but at least he laid a perfect
foundation for this trend, being the first official leader of Liberia, and his legacy lives
on, as even in the current Liberian Government, the President herself is on record that
many top officials hold their American citizenship for example, and that this place is
sadly used by them as an “Intermittent Earning Ground”. In addition, more than 7 of the
Americo-Liberia Presidents were people born in the United States, some grew up there
before coming to their farm, Liberia, to become presidents etc. And so, once we still
bear this name, Liberia, this counterproductive trend will continue unabated. For
instance, in further confirmation of the President’s statement above, according to a
certain National Chronicle Newspaper article, over 80% of the top officials of the
current Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Government came from America , and they came to work
and send their pay back home . A 2009 Central Bank of Liberia Economic Bulletin
featured in the New Democrat Newspaper’s May 2,2009 edition suggested an average
of US$12.3 million leaving the country’s already strangulated economy every month to
go abroad as mere remittances, when the country itself can never independently produce
up to $50 million in capital investments for a whole year.

3. When Liberia was established in 1822, Great Britain observed it activities and
comportment, and then described it as a mere American Philanthropist Experiment;
meaning, Liberia was a little funny arrangement put together for begging purpose,
but was NEVER actually meant to be a serious nation. The country’s first President,
after its so-called independence, Mr. Joseph Jenkins Roberts, proved the Britons quite
right! Just a month or so after his inauguration in 1848, illiterate and visionless Joseph
Jenkins Robert took nine (9) straight months of his two year-term to go out of the
country seeking for help (A Short History of The First Liberian Republic, p.11). Roberts
took these 9 serious working months of the new nation’s time shuttling among England,
Netherlands, Prussia, France etc. actively begging for assistance (financial and used
items), and at the end of his official begging mission after 9 months, he came back home
with an old gunboat donated to him and his so-called new country by Queen Victoria,
along with some assorted donations [including used clothes] given by other leading
European political and religious bodies and personalities. President Bill Tubman bought
a whole private yacht to facilitate his part of begging and pleasure voyages when Liberia
never had, and even up to date, doesn’t have one ‘air taxi’ etc. Almost 200 years on,
since the days of Roberts, their great granddaughter, Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, as a
way of preserving the Americo-Liberian culture, is even traveling around the world for
help more than all of the past leaders put together. According to Liberian Politician
Simeon Freeman, Madam Sirleaf is Liberia’s most travelled President, if not the whole
world’s, according to his record on her travels. She flies out of the country almost every
week, over 95% of the time going to beg for aid and philanthropic assistance. She has
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even now stretched her begging “tentacles” to young Qatar to help with Liberia’s
chronic age-old unemployment crisis by helping to employ some Liberians for her,
when shamefully her 194 year old country has more resources, more opportunities, and
abundant available financial help to improve upon and work wonders more than 43
year-old Qatar, which mainly depends on oil. But for those who may be surprise at this
kind of news, Ellen is only performing her constitutional duty, which is; each time we
elect a president under the name and structure called Liberia, they must subscribe to
certain solemn oath to support, uphold, protect and defend the constitution and laws, and
we will add, culture of Liberia, which include the issues we are currently discussing
here.

In Liberia, when breaks are extended to national leaders, even explicitly to assess
conditions within their own environments or constituencies, they almost all cue up at
the American Embassy (in most instances) seeking visa to travel and go to beg for
assistance or spend time with family members. The National Legislature is an
illustrious example. When Agriculture Breaks and their huge accompanying
entitlements are extended to Liberian Lawmakers, you will never hear for instance such
thing as an Honorable man harvesting 10,000 bags of rice from his farm in Gbojesay
Town, Rivercess County etc. to do an auction during this break so as to use some of the
proceeds from there to purchase items they want to personally donate to their districts.
Instead, Liberian Legislators become heroes by flying abroad to go beg for 8 cartoons
of used textbooks and second-hand ambulances on which some of them will attach their
personal photos for flamboyancy to show their heroism in the Liberian sense.

Still with the claim of being a mere philanthropic experiment, Liberia itself admits that
its key foreign policy objective has been (and continues to be) the search for assistance
from developed nations, the international community and international institutions,
without any mention of desiring, or determining to reciprocate. Apart from its
demonstrated incapacity and lack of willingness to reciprocate, Liberia has failed on
many occasions to accept the challenge to put up credible leaderships for some of those
key international bodies that she herself has almost always been original signatory to
(Liberian History Since 1980, p.60). Mr. A. Romeo Horton’s memoir featured in the
New Democrat Newspaper of Tuesday, April 16, 2013 under the title, “Why Liberians
Never Headed International Bodies That She Was In The Vanguard Of Creating,” he
explains how Bill Tubman denied him (Horton) of becoming the first president of the
African Development Bank, an institution that Liberia was instrumental in establishing.
Tubman, according to this article also refused to allow Monrovia host the bank, but
instead nominated Abidjan. For this point of hosting the ADB, anyone can guess that
Tubman was surely ashamed for the gross undevelopment of his colonial Monrovia.

Still explaining, Mr. Horton said, at the UN, Tubman denied a certain UN Convention’s
favorite, Charles D. Sherman of Liberia, of becoming the First Executive Secretary of
the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA); Bill Tubman also
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reportedly denied J. Rudolph Grimes of becoming OAU’s First Secretary General at a
Cairo Meeting on grounds that he wanted Grimes to remain his Secretary of State back
home. Note: OAU is the Organization of African Unity, the African Union’s
predecessor. It is also reported that during the 22nd General Conference of UNESCO in
1984 in Paris, France, personnel from other member countries had to fill more than 10
of Liberia’s 17-slot quota that had been left untitled for long at UNESCO etc.

Remember Liberia has always been respected for being Africa’s so-called oldest
Republic and then she has been one of the original signatories to almost every new
world body’s charter, although with the primary intent of how to get assistance.
Analysts however attribute this respect for Liberia more to the issue of this American
flag she carries. The very few individual Liberians who excelled in world bodies like
Angie Brooks Randolph, Joseph N. Togba and the likes had succeeded through their
personal excellence and struggles in most cases.

4. Liberia has never stood up for anything worthwhile as an independent country, except
under Tolbert mainly, and then Samuel Doe and Charles Taylor to some small extent in
our own reading. Instead, the country has been notorious for running incredibly puppet
or Mickey-Mouse governments that are dictated to anyhow, especially by America.
Here are a few examples of how disgraceful this reality has been:

a) The wicked Americo-Liberian community or elite, because of their perception about
our huge tribal community, as comprising wild animals and beasts but not humans,
and in fulfillment of the horrible vendetta they mentioned in their Declaration of
Independence that they had come to pursue against the Natives of this land, have
never had any plans to provide any forms of key social services like education,
healthcare, water, roads etc. to the vast population of all the hinterlands, although
they started collecting taxes from these same poor people during the very beginning
of their Liberia. According to the book, “A Short History of the First Liberian
Republic, it is as a result of the scathing report released by the League of Nations
about Monrovia’s cruel treatment of the tribal people in the interior, followed by the
international community’s threat to rid Liberia of her so-called sovereignty and
independence as a result of this NASTY development pertaining to the treatment of
the Natives, that made the Americo-Liberians to start constructing few dirt roads
and substandard schools and clinics within the hinterlands.

b) Still on the same League of Nations Report of 1931, Dr. Christy and his commission
had proposed some strong recommendations to the Liberians Government; some of
which included, that the political subdivisions of the country be rearranged to give
Americans and Europeans a greater participation in their running; that the collection
of every type of revenue be done by Europeans and Americans etc., provisions the
Liberian Government was bitterly protesting, but they (the League) were also putting
forth an offer for Liberia to apply for some financial and administrative assistance
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plan from the League to help her implement some of the recommendations. Within
no time, a protesting Government of Liberia dispatched Secretary of State Louis
Arthur Gnmes and a contracted Italian Lawyer, Antoine Sotille to fly off to Geneva
to begin discussions about the financial assistance plan aspect of the League
Commission’s recommendations (A Short History of the First Liberian Republic)

c) Liberia has always been a gullible and foolish country that can be lured with any
small gifts for it to open itself up for massive exploitation because of its numbskull
leaderships. When for example, France recognized Liberia’s so called independence
in 1852, 4 years later, the French donated to it a small gunboat, the Hirondelle, along
with some arms and ammunition. Despite all these, however, Paris was determined
to annex even the whole of Liberia if they never had rivals like Britain, or had some
respect for the American flag always being flown here. So by 1911, France and
Britain had succeeded in reducing Liberia almost by a 3rd because in the midst of the
gifts been given, the French were busy winning former Liberian territories unto
themselves (A Short History of the first Liberian Republic).

d) Liberia received a $1.7 million loan from a couple of countries in 1912, including
France, Germany, Britain, and the USA. One of the conditions attached to receiving
the loan was that the lenders would be in charge of collecting all of country’s
revenues until the full amount of the loan, payable in several years, up to decades,
was completed. Therefore two German Battleships, Victoria and Breman, regularly
patrolled Liberian Waters to protect the interest of German traders and ensure the
collection of Germany’s portion of the revenues (A short history of the first Liberian
Republic).

e) Liberia declared neutrality in both World Wars I and II. For World War I, as soon as
America entered the conflict in 1917, Liberia was persuaded by America to join and
she did. For World War II, Liberia’s neutrality survived up to 1944, a year before the
end of the War. As if it were the fulfilment of some secret promise, as soon as
William Tubman took office in 1944, he broke Liberia’s neutrality and ridiculously
declared war on Germany before the end of the month in which he was inaugurated –
all because Mama America had joined the war and Tubman had to show his loyalty.
(Idem).

f) In a Thursday, June 30, 2011 edition of the Heritage Newspaper it was reported that
the US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton called on African leaders on Tuesday, June
14, 2011, urging them to abandon Libyan Leader Muammar Gadhafi. In less than 24
hours, according to the report, President Sirleaf announced that the Government of
Liberia was breaking diplomatic ties with longtime African friend and ally Libya,
and was also withdrawing the Liberian Ambassador and staff from Tripoli,
something that didn’t go down well with Sen. Mobutu Vlah Nyenpan of Sinoe
County, but he could do nothing about it, being a toothless bull dog.
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g) According to a September 2013 article in the New Dawn Newspaper captioned, “ US
Pushes Liberia To Condemn Syria’s Use of Chemical Weapons,” it is carried that
upon U.S. Ambassador Deborah Malac’s meeting with Foreign Minister Augustine
Ngafuan urging the GOL to join America in requesting the international community
to hold the Syrian Regime accountable for an alleged use of chemical weapons in
their Civil War, and further requesting Liberia to denounce the Syrian Regime,
Liberia went ahead to do just that within a matter of hours.

h) In the Thursday, September 19, 2013 Editorial Of The National Chronicle
Newspaper, the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) reportedly lamented how about 80
audit reports from audit exercises conducted by the General Auditing Commission
(GAC) for about 8 years now, were gathering dust at the National Legislature just to
undergo public hearing. In a related development, journalist J. Dominic Farley
reporting for another Liberian local daily disclosed that the UN Secretary General
Ban Kii Moon had gotten seriously concerned about the stockpiling of audit reports
on the desks of the Legislature and the President without action. It was then that the
Legislature’s Public Accounts Committee began to conduct some sycophantic
hearings into these reports just for another formality as usual.

i) In a Thursday, January 16, 2014’s article published by allafrica.com, a Liberian
local daily’s reporter Leroy M. Sonpon, III disclosed that some time ago, Global
Witness in their report raised concerns about the insufficient political will of the
Liberian Government to bring about the sweeping changes that the Oil Sector needs.
He said the Global Witness report pointed out that while the controversial draft oil
legislation contains some progressive and positive provisions, including
requirements for the public disclosure of the ultimate beneficial owners of
companies, and strong transparency provisions, there were areas that needed to be
improved upon if the country were to fully realize the potential benefits of its
emerging oil sector. Among other things, the report added that the success of the law
in developing a petroleum sector that supports the country’s economic development
will be in part determined by the safeguards in the revenue management bill which
has yet to be developed. Strong transparency, oversight and accountability
provisions will be needed to ensure that any revenue from a potential oil find in
Liberia can be effectively harnessed. The Petroleum and NOCAL Acts contain some
progressive and innovative clauses on beneficial ownership and transparency of
information. However; they fail to recognize and accordingly protect the land rights
of all those who may be affected by petroleum operations and do not require
international competitive bidding in all cases. Predicated upon its findings, Global
Witness recommended the Legislature to use this chance to revise the Acts, and
ensure that sufficient safeguards are put into place to enable any potential income
from the Liberian oil sector, in the absence of other sources of finance being
available, to contribute to real development benefits.
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The Liberian Legislature had been behaving as if it never knew that all their so
called oil and gas laws were flawed. It was after this Global Witness report (as the
culture is for Liberian Governments), that the Legislature started reviewing the laws,
at some point inviting a 17 year old high school student, a foreigner from Alaska,
and relative of the first family, to come and speak at some of their oil consultations,
after a few handful of Legislators had earlier used up US$ 0.9 million as
transportation expenses to do another round of oil consultations, according to them,
nationwide.

j) Sometime during January 2014, Representative Bhofal Chambers of Maryland
County alarmed at a discovery he had made that the Liberian Government under
Madam Sirleaf had used over US$200 million on lobbying and public relations in
the international community, and reportedly brought this to the attention of the
President’s Office. He was ignored persistently until another news came up that the
U. S. Congress got to know about this same issue and raised some concern. It was
then that Madam Sirleaf’s Executive Mansion decided to react to the allegation by
both writing the U.S Congress cordially making clarity on the issue (New Dawn,
March 21, 2014) and then writing the Liberian Legislature (the House of
Representatives), but this time in a different way, describing their observation or
allegation as preposterous, while giving some flimsy justifications on the use of
these ‘lobby fees’ paid to one commercial diplomacy firm, KRL International in
Washington DC, although the actual truth is that Ellen’s Executive Branch had
within a couple of years since her ascendancy in 2006, illegally been dishing out
huge monies to around 5 US commercial diplomacy and law firms worth over
US$250 million for so-called ‘International Image Building and Public Relations’.
This is according to the US Justice Department, as reported by theperspective.org on
March 16, 2014.

5. Consistency is a taboo for this country, and disunity at every level has been the hallmark
of this Black American Setters’ Liberia. There has been almost no record of where
Liberians successfully held together for long periods while pursuing a goal and
remained in that unison until that goal was/is fully achieved. Here are a few proofs:

a) In Liberian history, apart from the rampant “mushrooming” of splinter political
parties from a single mother party, politicians normally jump from one party to
another, or breakaway from one party, then establish another faction just for power
and wealth, but nothing else. For instance, Anthony D. Williams, a prominent
Liberian politician, ran as candidate for the Whig Anti-Administration Party (a
breakaway of the True Whig Party) in 1889 and lost. By 1893, Anthony D. William
had switched to another party, the New Republicans, and he still lost to the same
Joseph J. Chessman he had lost to, 2 years back. Still yet in 1899, Anthony Williams
ran on the ticket of a third party, the True Union Party, and he was again defeated.
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b) The military junta that over-threw President Tolbert in 1980, called the People’s
Redemption Council (PRC) comprised 17 members. In their first year after taking
power, the group split into two factions – i.e. the revolutionary faction headed by
Thomas Weh Seyn and the moderate faction, headed by Thomas G. Quiwonkpa. In
just about a year after the coup, coup leader Samuel Doe had killed 7 out of the 17-
member PRC on suspicion of them wanting to overthrow him. One or two years
later, the balance 10 men split on sectional lines, with a defacto Southeastern
Alliance and a Northeastern Alliance. It was this last split that the Americo-Liberians
quickly exploited to plan the developments that bubbled up later in Boutuo, Nimba
County, in 1989, which led this Americo-Liberian country into 14 years of bloodbath
(Liberian History Since 1980, Wikipedia etc.)

c) Before the 1997 presidential elections, seven political parties operating in the Interim
Government of National Unity (IGNU)-controlled areas formed an association in
1996 known as the Alliance for Democratic Political Parties. The political parties
included the LAP, UP, LPP, UPP, LUP, NDPL, and TWP. Note: we mean Liberia
Action Party, Unity Party, Liberia’s People’s Party, United People’s Party, Liberia
Unification Party, National Democratic Party of Liberia, and the True Whig Party
respectively. For these 7 political parties, Charles Taylor was undemocratic, for
which they should all unite to defeat him at the polls come what may, so they
planned a convention to choose their common candidate (the presidential candidate
for the coalition or the alliance). At the convention, electioneering was handled by a
special Alliance Commission. This convention was held during the first week of
April 1997, at which each party sent 100 delegates (each of the 7 parties). It was
agreed that voting will go through 3 rounds. But the mischief began even before the
elections could start. Before elections, the TWP and UP announced they wouldn’t
field presidential candidates; 5 parties then left. The elections went on among the
remaining 5, but ended up in confusion. Here is the actual story however: it was the
struggle for power in the alliance that reduced its membership to 5 parties in the first
place. Then later during the elections process, three parties announced they were
going independent after losing in the first round or so. In the end, the alliance of 7
was only now left with two parties LAP, and LPP. When the national elections came,
Charles Taylor’s NPP then massively won the polls with over 80% (Liberian History
Since 1980).

d) During the 2005 Liberian Special Elections, a cross section of indigenous ‘Liberians’
organized themselves to enhance the possibility for a Native ‘Liberian’ to be elected
to the presidency. The group, Heritage Association of Liberia, campaigned indirectly
for this objective. Its members comprised academics, businessmen, politicians, and
highly placed religious individuals, but the group got split over whom, what party,
and what tribe to support. In the end therefore, internal conflict rocked the group,
leading to an easy victory for the Americo-Libeian Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
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e) According to http://blog.liberiapastandpresent.org, in April of 2013, a
conglomeration of 35 Civil Society Organizations, including the Coalition for the
Transformation of Liberia (COTOL) announced their plan to stage some
demonstration against the Ellen Sirleaf Administration to demand her resignation for
what they claimed as her government’s practice of corruption, nepotism and bad
governance. Although there were lots of claims and counterclaims coming up about
the actual intent of this planned protest march and the brains behind it, three days
before the demonstration, Archie Sannon, (leader of the biggest grouping), Coalition
For The Transformation or the umbrella structure, called off the protest, causing a
serious split within the opposition. Archievego Doe of the Grassroots Leadership
Network immediately announced that the protest would go on as planned. He
accused the coalition leaders of taking bribes. Later, the government confirmed that
planners of the demonstration received money to call off the protest.

f) In the New Democrat, Friday, March 16, 2012 publication, it is stated that US
President George Bush had described Liberia as an “insignificant country” also
based on his observation that no unity exists among Liberians. True to Mr. Bush’s
claim and as it has been repeatedly demonstrated throughout Liberian history, there
has been no evidence of real unity in any Liberian endeavor. And when it comes to
the issue of inconsistency and lack of principles in most instances, during election
seasons in Liberia, you will hear of cross carpeting by politicians all around the place
from one party to another based on which party will afford them quicker
opportunities to ascend to power and have a chance too to loot state resources but not
to stand for some genuine principles. In a certain 2013 report, it was revealed that
Liberia had by then, 30 registered political parties, some of which have no office
spots to operate from.

6. There are no concerns and no commitment for the demonstration of principle-
mindedness; the promotion of a culture of truth telling and sincerity; the setting of good
precedents, the exercise of moral consciousness etc. within the Liberian public sector,
beginning with very top government offices. Instead, these places are used as vehicles to
propagate dishonesty, lies, corruption, immorality, parochialism, remorselessness,
among other vices. Leaders in Liberia sadly don’t know, and it has never been stressed
as yet for them to know, that millions out there, even the unborn ones, look up to them
to copy their examples. Let’s just bring you a few examples of the many accounts in
history wherein Liberian leaders prove the claims made here to be right:

a) No form of government will ever be called a true democracy if it doesn’t set term
limits to key positions like the presidency and others. The first president of the
country, Joseph Jenkins Roberts, who supposed to have laid a perfect foundation to
set the country’s democracy on its successful footing, with strong positive
precedents, got elected to the presidency 6 different times until he was now bored in
leadership and he died in office. His boredom came because Mr. Roberts was
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President for the so-called Republic and at the same time President and
Administrator of the Republic’s highest institution of learning, Liberia College, now
the University of Liberia, which offered no Math, no Science and no Business
courses, but Rhetoric, Latin, Arabic, Mental Philosophy etc., and graduated 10
persons in 39 round years of operations, from 1863 to 1902. As a legacy, he also
masterminded the ousting of President E J. Roye, just to dubiously come back to
power through some funny one-man scheme devised by the Mulattoes that they
referred to as an election in 1871 (A Short History of the First Liberian Republic)

b) When military man, Samuel K. Doe took over in a coup in 1980, he was advised, and
warned in line with international best practice standards to implement a process
whereby an interim civilian leadership would be established to organize and execute
free and fair elections wherein Mr. Doe himself would run if he still wanted the
presidency. Doe agreed and established the Interim National Assembly or the INA.
But mockingly, Doe appointed himself as head of this new body; his Vice President
Harry Monibah as Vice Head, and all remaining members of his People’s
Redemption Council (PRC) (remember he had killed up to 7 out of this 17-member
body, just in about a year on suspicions of them trying to overthrow him) as
members of the INA with few civilians. Neither did Doe, his VP, nor did any of his
PRC members ever resign their military junta positions before assuming their new
INA roles. It was this INA that set up the special Elections commission (SECOM) to
run the 1985 elections that the INA boss, Military ‘Civilian’ Man, Doe himself won
(Liberian History Since 1980).

c) When Charles Taylor, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Tom Woewiyou set up their rebel
group, the National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL), Military Commander Charles
Taylor told his followers and the Liberian people that they just wanted to get
Dictator Samuel Doe off the backs of the Liberian people. It is reported that he later
on announced that the NPFL had come to revenge the death of 13 Americo-Liberian
Government Officials killed by Doe through firing squad in 1980 (Liberian History
Since 1980).

d) In fact, in Liberia, the overriding view is that politics is not meant for sincere, honest
and decent people, but instead, it is meant for eloquent liars and shrewd contrivers at
orchestrating mayhem and making mischief etc. So for example, by the 1920s, when
even Liberia so called capital city never had any paved streets, President Charles
King held two national conferences with the Native Chiefs, promising to construct
roads (paved roads) to connect all chiefdom headquarters across the country. This
culture of “uncivilized lying” is embossed into the DNAs of Liberian leaderships
and is being sustained to date. Current President Ellen Sirleaf, as if she felt she was
addressing a mass of all stupid people, exposed her own level of continuous
dishonesty and huge limitation by promising in January of 2014, with basically 2 ½
more years of active work left in her in her 12 year-long presidential term, that her
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government was/is still committed to connecting all of Liberia’s 15 counties’ capitals
with paved roads [before her exit], when for 9 years now, she has failed to
recondition a few major one-lane streets of few kilometers right in Monrovia
(Somalia Drive for example,) shamefully forcing her own responsibility on a foreign
sisterly county, Japan. The main point about the Somalia Drive is that if the Japanese
had ever decided not to come in to help, as promised, that road would never have
been rehabilitated. Meanwhile, it is her government that continues painfully, to
frustrate the Japanese desire to help Liberia, by stealing almost all of the proceeds of
different grants and assistance coming from Japan to help the poor people of Liberia,
including an oil grant that the Japanese had extended US$13 million to make
available to help the country (Daily Observer Newspaper, Thursday, February 16,
2012, New Democrat Newspaper, Friday February 17, 2012), and the squandering
of many more Japanese assistance money to the country.

7. As a direct impact of the negative effects of this name, the kind of culture which this
name promotes, owing to the claimed mental inferiority and moral laxity of the founders
of the nation bearing this name, Liberia, the demonstrated personal and collective
behaviors and orientations of “true or typical” Liberians have proven too
unconventional, queer, and so much incomprehensible to other nations around the globe.
This is without prejudice to our poor, innocent, unduly deprived and suffering people,
who are largely not responsible for finding themselves in such a big quagmire.

Let’s now close here with a long list of some of the observed characteristics that can be
attributed to typical Liberians or those that have been fully acculturated into the normal
Liberian way of life. We may not be able to go into details describing each one of these
attributes or characteristics, but you are highly encouraged, as a personal challenge, to
test the veracity of each claim for yourself. These claims may sound strong, but they are
the bare realities that must be accepted in the spirit of succumbing to the truth, as the
only means for change, improvement and natural healing. Some of Liberia’s major
characteristics are now therefore as follows:

a. First off, let’s not forget most importantly, that Liberia, when placed in the context
of a child, refused proper upbringing and disciplining, but jumped straight way into
maturity while still unprepared, untrained and uneducated, although their masters too
contributed to this ugly scenario. To add insult to injury, the founders of Liberia
were not intelligent, civilized and positively ambitions kinds of people, but sadly
were people whose own ‘deporters’ and masters had described with four dangerous
adjectives, and as such decided to rid them out of society for the safety and stability
of their country, America. The four adjectives used by the American Colonization
Society founders and slave owners in the South of the United States to describe
possible candidates for their ACS Deportation Exercises or so called Black
Repatriation Scheme after experiencing, or during terrifying Slave Rebellions like
the Gabriel Prosser’s, Nat Turner’s, Cato’s and Denmark Vesey etc. Rebellions were
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promoters of mischief, morally lax, mentally inferior, and criminally oriented
elements, as we have stressed and stressed in all of our writings with emphasis. For
the 20 years of the ACS repatriation exercises, they had carefully rounded up, based
upon the characteristics above, about 13,000 out of a swelling total black population
of 4 million. When President Abraham Lincoln got to understand the main secret
intent and modus operandi of this largely forcible ACS repatriation scheme, he
denounced the enterprise and described it as “immoral”
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Colonization_Society. Sadly for us, after
dumping these “unwanted blacks” on our clean and productive soil, knowing the
kinds and qualities of people they had dumped on this beautiful West African Coast
through hook or crook, instead of following up to rehabilitate, educate and nurture
these people into maturity for years before letting them loose, the US Government
and her American Colonization Society refused to do this. So then these unprepared,
dumped Black American Immigrants quickly requested their independence (either
directly or indirectly) out of the somewhat colonial arrangement they had been
briefly subjected to by the American Colonization Society. Immediately upon
premature Liberia’s request for independence, an already hungry and bankrupt ACS,
though was already feeling accomplished, granted the Americo-Liberians their
request.

All this translates into the tragic conclusion that Liberia was never conventionally
colonized when America herself knows that to have become as great as she is today,
she got colonized conventionally by Great Britain for over 160 years. But ACS
quickly granted undisciplined Liberia this Mickey-Mouse independence when the
country never even had any genuine schools, health facilities, roads etc. Based upon
their laziness, and lack of knowledge, the Settlers fashioned almost all of their new
nation’s symbols, creeds, or one would say “insignias” as direct photocopies of those
of America. The frontrunners and founders of the new nation, the Americo-
Liberians, adopted borrowed concepts and systems from their deporters, but
unfortunately they have been keen on putting into practice only the softest or easiest
aspects of these concepts or systems, while evading the toughest and more
disciplinary aspects of these concepts and systems. So the dominant cultures of this
Liberia have been those that hate discipline; those that play with serious business;
those that promote culture that promotes the strong desire to achieve everything on
silver platter; a mischievous culture that promotes sugarcoating of harsh realities,
and those that unthinkably promote impunity, and so forth. In Liberia, there is
nothing like swallowing bitter pills to remedy damaging and chronic problems;
everything here is about some mischievous easy, easy, or in their local parlance,
‘surflee’, ‘surflee’.

b. The framers of the Liberian social order designed their state to be a place where the
inhabitants should never believe in themselves and their own unlimited potentials.
Liberia never values her own output, including human and other resources; and for
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this reason, Liberia never invests in herself any much adequately. For this country,
once it’s from outside, it has got to be good, but no good ever comes from inside.

c. The people of this country have been brain washed by their Americo-Liberian
forefathers to believe and accept the notion that education doesn’t matter in the
holding of key public offices. For this reason, Liberia has had almost no strict
education requirements for most of its high public offices. For instance, a Legislator
in Liberia could be anyone, even a completely illiterate person, who will have to hire
some separate person to read their personal and official documents.

d. Education in Liberia is not gauged by how one applies in real life what they have
learned over the years, but is evaluated by how one spouts out grandiloquent terms
and intellectualizes theories; people studying the sciences in Liberia are considered
stoics and unexposed; it’s only the politicians, lawyers, journalists etc. who are
regarded as the big guys. The local universities put out multiple thousands of
graduates from their business departments each year, but as the frontrunners of the
country do not believe in business and would do nothing concrete to promote it, the
Liberian Private Sector (meaning the exclusively citizens segment) can never
honestly afford to contribute up to even good 1% of GDP. Who would ever empower
them to do so?

e. In Liberia, civilization is determined by whether one wears clothes from the most
expensive boutique in town or from abroad; the value of the big air conditioned ear
one rides; the aromas of the Western food stuffs from the supermarkets that one eats,
and eats just any time of the day for that matter etc., but not for such things an how
“spake and span” one appears regularly in his one or two suits; how punctual one can
be in attending to his business and commitments, or how one eats the right mixes and
amounts of foods on some scheduled basis, and things like that.

f. In this Black American country, big lies and acts of dishonesty and insincerity to the
state and its people are considered heroic, and people who lie and cheat even openly
are well respected and acclaimed, whereas those fighting to remain honest and
sincere most likely end up being humiliated and demonized or even killed, if not
careful; young men and women are not extolled; for example, for how they are
persevering or struggling to uphold good moral and ethical standards or pursuing
some national cause through legal or legitimate means regardless of now being left
with a single pair of shoes or a suit, but rather people are admired or acclaimed for
their levels of promiscuity, how much they are capable of pillaging their employer’s
coffers, just to lead extravagant life styles etc.

g. Laziness, complacency, empty show offs, and gross miscarriage of justice, backed
by impunity are some of the orders of the day in this Liberia. These unproductive
tendencies have their roots in such things as belongingness to some Western/Settler
fraternity, or things like that. While fraternal organizations or societies are used
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elsewhere to provide critical help and support for their members in legal and morally
justifiable ways, Liberian Settler fraternities are meant to cruelly suppress and cheat
on nonmembers. Belongingness to a perceived upper class or a clique is the surest
way of remaining secure and protected in Liberia; for typical instance, Liberian
Commerce Inspector General, one Makita Redd/Wreh, was on air complaining
sometime in December of 2013 about her son’s arrest and incarceration by the
Liberian National Police in the midst of the President’s, Madam Sirleaf’s absence
from the country. Madam Redd/Wreh expressed fears for the guarantee of her son’s
safety in the hands of the Police while the President was out of the country.
According to the story, one Officer Hoff of the LNP had accused Justin Redd/Wreh
of sexual harassment for playing with the Officer’s girlfriend’s breast. Makita was
suggesting that the law could only take its course if the President was in town, but
most importantly however, the Commerce Inspector was also bragging about her
closed ties with the President either through their common belongingness to a clique
or some perceived upper class, which makes her (Makita) feel more protected than
others, even in the midst of accusations, allegations or the proven commission of
some illegal act.

h. Integrity is not measured or gauged in Liberia by such things as how one honestly
gets his dime; how he endeavors personally through innovative enterprising to relief
society of some of its burning problems like unemployment etc.; not by exhibiting
principle-mindedness to resign a position when one’s honesty comes into question,
or when one makes a proven mess or grave mistake out of his or her office etc.; but
rather by how cunningly exploitative one is in his dealings.

i. Ascendancy to state power is construed in Liberia as a time to show absolute
ownership of the country, its people, and resources, and a time to account for these
many important resources just anyhow, instead of being construed as a ‘once in a
lifetime’ opportunity to make positive history by impacting lives through great
positive influence, great examples and collective material achievements so as to
secure a place in history for posterity to cherish that surname. It is seen as a more
lucrative way of amassing wealth and gaining fame; and being served more, rather
than an opportunity to serve more, and leave behind a long lasting and positive
legacy.

j. Justice, for Liberia is based on such thing as surname, the institution or fraternity to
which one belong etc., but not for the simple fact that one is a human being and a
citizen. PERIOD!!! In fact justice, in the forms of reprimand, reproach, or
punishment is meant only for the common people, the voiceless, the poor, the
disabled, etc. as can be evidenced in the street for example where state police is most
often found arresting, checking, or impounding old cars and taxi cabs for traffic
violations and documentary requirements, but would NEVER be easily seen
engaging some black, tinted wind-shielded Mercedes Benz even if that bright, huge
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guy with a stone in his ears behind that steering was driving the car without a license
plate and was displaying 5 giant bottles of club beer immediately above his steering
racks.

k. Being an influential and well revered leader or statesman in Liberia means having
some private doctor abroad to whom one makes frequent trips using state resources.
It also means keeping one’s family and children abroad in schools mostly at the
expense of the state or through some other dubious maneuvers; it does not instead
mean doing everything in one’s powers to ensure that all of the sophistications
abroad that make people compelled to travel there are brought right home to mama
country so that its complete sovereignty and independence can be realized. In fact
Liberia’s strong and most cherished leaders are those who build powerful personal or
individual image for self-aggrandizement, but neglect to build systems to leave
behind for continuity, or as a going concern. Generally, when it comes to
governance, there is no permanent plan of government/governance for succeeding
regimes and administrations to pursue. Every administration or government that
comes in, builds its own foundation, follows through on this new foundation, while
still hanging on, and when she leaves power; every plan and remnant of that current
foundation is discarded by the in-coming administration which now starts carving its
own new plans and roadmap to pursue, and so on. There is a very limited or
ABSOLUTELY no trace of continuity in the Black American Settlers’ Liberia.

l. In Liberia, it is widely believed that leaders and highly placed politicians are not
supposed to be stuck to their defined religious commitments alone, but instead, due
to the weight and risks attached to their responsibilities, and the complexity of their
tasks, they are to hold onto other additional sources of protection and guidance by
joining all sorts of societies and fraternities while consulting other oracles even
against their own will. In fact, the overwhelming belief in the Setters’ Liberia is that
politics is a dirty game, and as such, politicians are not to be devout, sincere and
undiluted followers of their religious faiths.

m. Power and influence, together with being considered an experienced and exposed
person in Liberia is not measured by one’s feelings of being more obligated to the
less privileged and less fortunate in society, to the extent of feeling compelled to face
the challenge of changing lives through different projects and initiatives, but instead
these qualities are measured by making elaborate speeches and taking undue
advantage all over the place of the ignorance and poverty of these very less fortunate
and underprivileged people.

n. If you don’t make your audience, guests, or partners etc. to wait for you beyond
schedule in Liberia, then you are not considered a big shot and a role model. Big
shots here are those who are not punctual, and those who don’t work within the
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direct confines of laws, rules and regulations because doing so belittles a high profile
personality and places him/her in the same category of the common people.

o. Having an opportunity to travel out of Liberia and come back home is not regarded
as a tramp card or opportunity to showcase and implement the positive ideas,
knowledge, experience and cultures that one had been exposed to while out there for
the benefit of country, but instead, this opportunity can be considered as now a
perfect springboard to marginalize and grossly take advantage of the others that have
not been able to travel out, and also an upper hand to insult people, and steel the little
resources these very people have been manning while you were away. For example,
you hardly hear a typical Liberian man coming from out saying, “I saw and admired
a giant zoo while in Jakarta, and based on the little business contact I established
while out there, I am going to construct one zoo here, of the same style and scale, on
the Kakata highway, so that entire families, our guests, our students (who always
read about animals but don’t see them in real life) etc. can at least have a place to
spend parts of their weekends and holidays to feel the sensation of seeing and
probably interacting with live hippopotamus; or seeing with their own eyes how a
lion grabs its pray; or even seeing a boa-constrictor in action broad day, and so on.

p. Someone is considered wealthy in Liberia when they build, usually from stolen
wealth, a $400,000 house and surround it with a $200.000 tall fence in a very
dilapidated slum community with no zoning standards, and with a bumpy 18th
century style alley called road, leading to that house, on which he rides a $150.000
car, but not by that brand new industrial park that he, or he and his partner (s) or his
entity has built, which now employs up to 400 community dwellers. That’s why as a
custom, when coming up in Liberia and you get your first job for example, you
would never hear from family members and friends such things as, “Try to delve
deeper into your education, or into your career by investing more of your little salary
into those ventures, or try to identify some burning community or societal need (s)
that could be translated into a buoyant business enterprise and then start risking your
money behind it now while you are still young,” but instead, in Liberia, you will
only be bombarded with such questions as: “Have you started building your house?
“Do you have a car now?” etc. Meanwhile, when it comes to wealth and
development, the whole country has got no mark since it was established in 1822.

q. In Liberia, it is the season that determines productivity or people’s progress at
whatever they are doing. Even going to work or school on time is determined by
whether it rained or not on a given day. Some basic food needed in people’s daily
diet are only available during a certain season, and important trips to parts of the
country, whether for economic or administrative reasons, are only possible during a
certain season.
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r. Although rainfall is heaviest during the rainy season, the country experiences rainfall
almost all year round. Liberia has got countless rich mangrove swamps and some of
the most attractive and most productive forests in the world, but hunger and acute
food insecurity have been major threats to the human resources of this country, most
of whom experience stunted growth or short lives. According to the country’s own
Agriculture Ministry and other sources after a 2013 food security survey, it was
reported that 13 out of the country’s 15 counties were terribly food insecure. Rice is
Liberia’s staple, but the country spends tens to hundreds of millions of dollars
annually importing rice, which can still be very insufficient for the growing
population. In the interior areas where people grow rice through subsistence farming,
the cereal can only be available about three months immediately after harvests, and it
disappears to come back during the next harvest season which occurs in another
year’s time. When the Americo-Liberians’ most visionary President, Bill Tolbert,
saw all this as a serious national embarrassment and decided to take a radical
approach to curb this disgraceful scenario by announcing his government’s plan to
ban the importation of rice, and increase the price of any available imported rice so
as to serve as a hard lesson to stimulate massive domestic production and local sale
(radical actions which President Tolbert perceived as the best way forward while
encouraging and calling on fellow compatriots to get back to the soil and produce
this cereal and other food crops), Liberia, a name associated with wanting every
good thing on silver platter, bitterly turned against Mr. Tolbert and his Government
and staged a series of civil disobedience campaigns against the Government which
culminated into Tolbert’s brutal killing in a coup in 1980, marking the beginning of
major crises to come in Liberian History.

s. All of the business scholars and policy makers in Liberia acknowledge and
pronounce it every time in their big speeches that Agriculture and small business are
the mainstay and engine of any country’s economy. But unfortunately for Liberia,
indigenous Agricultural venture is still understood by the policy makers as engaging
in subsistence farming and using old stone age tools like cutlasses, hoes, and country
axes to fell trees, while indigenous small business is only construed by them as
piling up few dry goods on the shelf for sale as a sole proprietor rather than running
huge partnerships and corporations that will tackle specific longstanding societal
needs while creating mass employment opportunities for entire communities. A
current survey of Liberia’s own share of its Private Sector proves that over 60% of
the country’s registered businesses are either night clubs, entertainment centers,
motels, hotels, restaurants and a few provision shops, over 99% of which are sole
proprietorships, all of which combined in terms of revenue generation can never
contribute up to 1% of country’s already shameful total GDP of around a billion
dollars since 1822.

t. In Liberia, freedom, liberty and respect for human rights mean for example loosely
opening the country up to capital flight and substandard goods and services. In terms
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of capital flight for example, instead of placing restrictive measures and stringent
quotas on amounts to be transferred for instance, there’s an open floodgate to the
extent that citizens and foreigners alike transfer per annum over $400 million when
the government, per annum, can never independently raise this very amount. Any
attempt under the name Liberia, to place harsh restrictions on such transfers so as to
discourage capital flight or repatriation, and encourage more domestic investment
will be interpreted as infringing on people’s rights when the underdevelopment and
rate of unemployment in Liberia are beyond measure.

u. When a young person or anyone for that matter, is seen to be going through difficult
times experimenting with a new idea or struggling in pursuit of a cherished dream to
the extent that that person can clearly be observed as being out of their comfort zone,
they wouldn’t hear any encouraging statements or admonishments such as, “keep the
faith”; “stand your grounds, boy”; “stay positive until you find light at the end of the
tunnel”; “don’t give up if that goal truly means well to you”; “persevere, guy, in
pursuit of your dreams and aspirations if that’s what it takes” etc. and stuffs like that,
but rather , one would begin to hear such things as,” you need to check out a prayer
mother or consult some witch doctor or so because you seem to be suffering some
generational curse”, and things like that. The common belief in Liberia is that once
you are not constructing that 3-bed room house and riding some Toyota Corolla
sedan or Nissan Pathfinder Jeep while on some job, then you have already become a
failure in life.

v. As a tradition or common belief in Liberia, preparing oneself to confront a grave
issue or to engage any major obstacle or problem, or any challenge for that matter
means going from one praying person in town to another, or consulting different
oracles here and there, but not by endeavoring to build strong self-confidence
through sound education, detailed researching and information gathering, sustained
observations etc., and the religious implementation of proven theories, and the
dictates of research findings.

w. In this country, the dominant culture doesn’t encourage citizens to work together as
teams, communities or a government to honestly galvanize their resources
collectively for such things as: (a) building their towns and cities under specific
authorities applying disciplined approaches like strictly uniform zoning standards;
(b) providing sustained social services like electricity, water, roads, and the likes, in
a uniformed and collective fashion, and things like that; but instead, the culture
encourages a survival of the fittest approach in its most criminal form whereby the
few mostly criminally privileged persons are afforded the opportunity to amass
wealth, take control of the nation’s resources to go about purchasing for themselves
the most expensive of cars and other materials; building for themselves giant
structures haphazardly in shanty towns of zinc shops that conceal the beauty of these
giant structures; and remitting our already limited financial resources to family
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members and friends abroad; while, disgustingly waiting for the international
community to come and build their Liberia.

x. It is not compulsory or encouraged in Liberia for Legislators to live, work from
within, or share the common daily problems of the constituencies they represent. But
instead, winning a Legislative seat means total deliverance from those uncomfortable
conditions of bad roads, lack of electricity, lack of good health facility etc. that
plague almost all constituencies outside of Central Monrovia. It means time to
abandon that old country side hut or house, and now permanently move to Colonial
Monrovia with the entire family, build a new, permanent and better home in
Monrovia, and then begin spending the breaks, holidays, and weekends abroad –
especially America.

y. Economic plans like budgets are done with authority over sources of revenue and
other economic activities. But for Liberia, projections are made in anticipation of
grants, aids, assistance, loans and fees promised by donors, partners [mainly in
crime], philanthropists and investors. Business in Liberia is still mixed and confused
with STUPID politics. State owned enterprises for example, who supposed to be the
biggest revenue generators for the country are left to operate at the will and pleasure
of the visionless, half-baked politicians, so these SOEs contribute just any amount
they prefer, and at just any time to the country’s ongoing budget year. For example,
Finance Minister Amara Konneh in a May 2014 engagement with the Legislature
disclosed that the Liberia Petroleum Storage Company (falsely called the Liberia
Petroleum Refining Company or LPRC) one month to the close of the 2013/2014
budget year was still owing $3million out of a $4 million contribution she had
agreed to make to the National Budget from the onset of the budget year; which
means, LPRC had taken whole 11 months to contribute just $1 million to the
National Budget and was convincing the world that she would take few days to the
close of the budget year to produce the balance US$3 million. In the midst of this
however, government, according to Sen. Issac Nyenaboe of Grand Gedeh at a June
3, 2014 appearance on Fabric FM in Monrovia, was announcing that she
(government) had been suffering serious budget shortfalls in 3 consecutive fiscal
years of $27 million (2011/2012), $42 million (2012/2013) and $74.5 million
(2013/2014). The Finance Minister used the same occasion mentioned above to
announce that government, in total revenue collection from 2006 to 2014 was
boasting of US$2.7 billion, an amount which his management or tenure alone was
proud of producing over half. Amara Konneh was so shamefully telling the world
during this age and time that a 194 year old country endowed with all of these
wonderful natural resources, numerous state-owned revenue generating enterprises,
giant foreign direct investment portfolio etc. had taken 8 round years to produce or
generate what a single state owned enterprise right next door Ivory Coast, can report
to her government or shareholders as profits after taxes are deducted, just in one year
or sometimes just in a quarter or two. According to a BBC March 2009 report, the
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Societie Ivoirrenne de Rafinge (SIR), one of Ivory Coast’s two oil refineries, like our
so called LPRC, reported over 73 trillion CFA Francs or its USD equivalent of over
$2 billion to its shareholders, including the Ivorian Government as profits after the
deduction of all taxes. That’s the wonder people can work when they believe in
themselves and take things seriously.

Liberia is surely cursed to be an old grave yard, which consumes and consumes, but
never produces or generates anything worthwhile for herself. To add insult to this
situation, sometime in 2013 a 73-member House of Representatives, not thinking
about or proposing what genuine steps to take to improve the country’s dying
revenue generating capacity massively, especially in the midst of these kinds of
unprecedented budget shortfall trends, was instead demanding the infusion into an
already “convulsing” national budget, a US$73 million request for money to be used
as direct district development funds with no source identified. The old people say it
never rains but it actually pours!!

Finally, in Liberia, with respect to this same issue of finance or revenue, national
budgets are prepared in a foreign currency, or a subordinate currency, but not the
main legal currency of the country, and most of the government workers are paid in
this foreign currency. Interestingly, some banks and other business institutions in
Liberia reportedly do not accept the country’s own money, but instead, demand a
foreign legal tender for transaction.

z. In this Black American Country, graves are laden with countless unaccomplished
citizens as a result of either people’s failure to overcome internal oppressions,
external oppressions, or just simply the lack of opportunities to explore and exploit
both glaring and hidden potentials. In fact, it has become established that unless one
has some direct foreign link, or except that one’s hands are held by a foreigner and
invested into directly as such, no one can ever reach their fullest potentials in
Liberia. Authorities, policy-makers, and implementers know all this terrible fact
about their Liberia, but have probably vowed never to improve or completely change
this kind of embarrassing situation because by changing or altering this status quo,
some people’s deep seated interests will be affected adversely and most of those
currently being worshipped as kings and queens today might lose these kinds of
chances for perpetual exaltations or worshipping.

We pause our outlining of the countless negatives associated with the name, Liberia for
now, so as to afford all of us an opportunity to quickly conduct a rethink into our overall
situation as a people, and brainstorm what next to do. You may refer to the batch of 26
counts of negatives above as the “Undefeatable A-Z Woes of the Black American
Settlers’ Liberia.”

Fearfully, Liberia’s situation just continues to worsen unabated one generation after
another. Full scale civil wars, riots, coups, visionless popular uprisings, skirmishes etc.,
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all in the name of change, have come and gone with nothing seeming to be changing;
but instead, conditions tend to be getting worst off day by day. Some critical thinkers
view all of Liberia’s approaches thus far to finding solutions to its chronic problems as
projects that create more recipes for endless rounds of vicious cycles that promise no
lasting solution because the same actors in each of these activities are mere old wines
being placed into new bottles. There are truly things that need to be said here that have
never been said yet, or things to be done here that surely have never been done yet;
again, probably because of the same reason above – i.e. the same old names, old faces,
old ideas will never work for this place again.

When a people are faced with very big challenges like ours, this is what writer Simon
Mainwaring advices them to do; he says, “As we approach each of the great social
challenges of our time, we must acknowledge that old thinking will not provide the
new solutions that we (direly) need. These new solutions [though], will be
unconformable, hard to sell, and risky to execute, but the cost of not [selling and
executing them] will be even much greater [or deadlier].”

What is even now casting a darker cloud on Liberia’s future is how the country seems to
be damaging the current golden opportunity for renewal afforded it by God through the
United Nations. This world body, and many other friendly nations, have invested so
much into this little, dull country (described by former U.S President George Bush as”
insignificant” because of its coarse comportment), and people from within the UN and
these friendly nations fortunately currently live right among Liberians, now getting a
firsthand experience of the secret behind this country’s massive failures; and sadly,
Liberia is really proving itself in the negative sense as usual.

Any smart person would now sense it that the international community, with their
firsthand assessment of the Liberian situation have begun wondering whether they
can ever reap the kinds of returns they expected and deserve on the volume of
priceless investments that have been making and continue to make on this
insignificant country thus far. The big question all nationalist persons of this place
should begin asking themselves right now and taking actions relating to their
preferred responses, is, “If this country doesn’t leverage the current opportunity to
close all of the major loopholes, whom do we cry to again for intervention if we
plunge ourselves into another big bloody mess again, as this is a possibility which our
current actions prove will be highly likely if positive, radical steps are not taken by us
right now?

Liberia sadly is like a big old family house or a big abandoned tenement, poorly
managed, and now sagging as a result, which means this house is an accident waiting to
happen at any time. And what’s happening with this tenement is that, when day breaks,
each son and daughter (or each individual tenant) from this old lopsided house just
dresses up beautifully and gets out. Every evening, they come back home, and once their
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rooms are available and untouched, there is no noise, or no other concern, but the
house’s general condition keeps deteriorating, and is heading off to an imminent
ultimate disaster.

Now, even though we believe in the concept that every coin has two sides, negative and
positive, but if a coin like the name Liberia will only persistently show us its negative
side when tossed, then the time has come to change this coin altogether. As we speak,
Liberia is the only country on this planet that after existing for 194 years has never been
able to construct for herself one international airport or a world class seaport. Roberts
International Airport and the Freeport of Monrovia, for example, from credible sources,
are all either some amateur American Military Quick Impact Projects to enhance their
World War II operations or ad hoc business undertakings to enhance such things as the
smooth transport of their free rubber latex from Liberia. Under this name, Liberia, the
country has never been able to succeed at providing any form of basic social services to
its people for almost 200 years now. This Liberia has never independently afforded an
aircraft or itself, although Bill Tubman had a private yacht. Under the name Liberia,
education specifically, which is too key to obtaining and sustaining, all that we need and
want out of life has been a mess from the beginning, and continues to remain a mess,
mess, mess all the way. Although its football administration body was officially
established in 1936, this cursed name Liberia has never smelled the world cup before; in
the African cup of nations, after more than 9 different trials for qualification, dull
Liberia only qualified twice and during those two appearances never went anywhere
above group rounds, and the list of failures in almost every aspect of positive life goes
on and on. For almost two centuries now, absolutely no system has ever worked
successfully under this cursed name, Liberia. LIBERIA TRULY IS A SUPER MESS
THAT MUST BE GOTTEN RID OF RIGHT NOW!!!!

So should we continue to live all our generations within this kind of super mess?
This generation of course is saying No! No! No! We are tired with this trauma and will
take matters into our own hands to deliver ourselves, God willing. Of course changing
this dirty name will not be an end in itself, it will be a key part of our revolution as it
stand to help put behind us this long nasty past of misery, shame, failure and trauma.
Just by hearing a new name, follow citizens, a major yoke or bondage shall have been
broken instantly.

Fellow countrymen, Liberia will nether be the first nor the last to take such a bold
action. Let’s conclude with a brief account of few countries that have changed their
names completely; some, more than once, since independence, and others that are in the
process of changing their names just to breathe new sighs of relief. And the interesting
thing to notice is that Liberia’s justifications for name change are even stronger than all
that we have come across thus far for other nations:
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i. When this tiny South Asian Island gained its independence, Sri Lanka was called
Ceylon. 39 years later, the Government of Ceylon decided to change the name of the
country to Sri Lanka. The objective expressed was to get rid of what the people saw
as the vestige (trace, evidence, mark etc.) of colonialism. The name adopted, Lanka,
to which an honorific ‘Sri” was added, cuts across the Sinhalese and Tamil
Languages of the island (www.bbc.co.uk)

ii. Western Pakistan, after independence, wanted a separate nation on the basis of their
Bangala (Bangali) Language. They therefore decided to change the name of their
newly independent country from Western Pakistan to Bangladesh
(www.wikipedia.org..)

iii. Upper Volta gained its independence in 1960. When the country established that is
name “Upper Volta” sounded a little too vague, it decided to change its name to
Burkina Faso in 1984. Burkina Faso means “Land of Upright Men” apparently from
the country’s major languages (www.answers.yahoo.com).

iv. Late 2013 or thereabouts, it was reported by the BBC that the Kazahstan President
Mr. ‘Nousultan Narzabaryeth’ announced that his government was changing the
name of their country because they had established that the suffix “stan” was getting
increasingly associated with poverty (although another source added extremism and
terrorism).
v. Among the many countries that changed their names after independence, which we
may not be able to list all now, are as follows:

Original Name New Name Date of Change

a. Dahomey Benin 1975

b. Cambodia Khmer Republic 1970

c. Khmer Republic Cambodia 1975

d. Cambodia Democratic Republic 1976
of Kampuchea

e. Democratic Republic Cambodia 1990
of Kampuchea

f. Zaire Democratic republic of Congo 1997

g. Persia Iran 1935

h. Burma Myanmar 1989(although
still contested)
i. Southern Rhodesia Zimbabwe 1980 etc.
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Note: The Cambodian example of multiple name changes was provided above to
demonstrate how others can be very flexible at change, especially change for the better,
with evidential justification.

Living with a name that has evidently brought so much of shame, disgrace, mental agony,
nightmare, and all sorts of embarrassments to us more than good, can be very devastating to
our individual and collective wellbeing and progress, especially in the case of the name
Liberia, which has dealt us all these kinds of blows for the past 194 years now. The
argument is simple. It is not that the Latin word, “Liber” from which this name derives is a
bad word or has a bad meaning, but the spirit and intent with which the name was given
have been responsible for all this mess. And by the way, why should we still be depending
on a name given to us by someone else in bad faith especially when we were still blind as a
child? Why can’t we, a whole country, name ourselves or choose one from history that best
suits all of our collective interests? When people recognize these kinds of glaring facts in
life, the best thing to ever do is to change. As we said earlier, it is only a bad plan that can
boast of having no room for change. So we therefore must change this name, Liberia, now,
because if we fail to do so, each time we elect a new president under the name Liberia, and
they go to take their oath of office, they actually will be swearing on the Bible to support,
uphold, protect, and defend all of the mess that we have disclosed above and even many
more disastrous ones. A hint to the wise, fellow countrymen, is quite sufficient! Please
watch out for our other Plain Truth Revolution Articles to get you ready for action.

We encourage you to please go to our social media sites as listed below and begin reading
more about how we all have a role in making this direly needed change possible. We all
have a role to play, but all these roles must be thoroughly informed, that’s why we are
encouraging everyone to find the time, download our pamphlets and other articles and begin
to read. Our Facebook page is https://web.facebook.com/plaintruth2013. We also have three
discussion groups: a Facebook group and a Google+ Community, both under the name
Grain Coast (Liberia) Independence Movement (GIM), and are at https://is.gd/cO3rbV
and https://is.gd/cyZm54 respectively, plus Google+ Page named plaintruthliberia, and at
https://is.gd/SnsihD. We moreover have a Twitter and a YouTube presence, with our
Twitter handle being @plaintruthrev, and on YouTube, we are at
http://youtu.be/cTCeDYD8gw. You are also encouraged to Google out any of our key
documents or pamphlets by titles as a last option.
After reading this pamphlet, or any of the other pamphlets, or even reading all of them,
which we highly encourage you to do, please share your thoughts with us at
plaintruthrevolution@gmail.com, plaintruthrevolution@yahoo.co.uk, or
plaintruthrevolution@hotmail.com. We are further entertaining any historical
documentaries or any other worthwhile articles intended to further encourage us, or
strengthen our case for this revolution, and any other concerns, using the address above.
To be updated periodically…………… Thank you.
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