Let's Get Back The Class Of Morality


Monrovia, Liberia

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The Perspective
Atlanta, Georgia

October 13, 2004

LIBERIA TODAY IS noticeably a place where lawlessness and hooliganistic attitudes spiral from one corner to the other.

IF NOT POLITICAL confrontation, it is calculated corruption against the interest of the masses; if not football-related vandalism leading to holistic damage of properties, it is the high frequency of thievery at nights, especially in the city of Monrovia.

THE LATEST EXHIBITION of lawlessness at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex by the angry fans Sunday when Lone Star was being disgracefully vanquished by its Senegalese counterparts (The Lions) in the African and World Cup qualifier rounds, explains the level of vandalistic attitudes that have now become the culture in Liberia.

WE NEED TO get back in the class of morality to learn how to spell and define the word CIVILIZATION.

BY OUR BEHAVIOR, by the way we see things, by our gradually rising rate of illiteracy, it can be safely forecast that we, as nation and people, would long remain statically wallowing in darkness depriving ourselves of the fruits of civilized life.

IN THE CLASS of morality, the government needs to play a major role by launching a revival and liberation policy.

THE REVIVAL AND liberation method would address the issue of illiteracy, poverty and other aspects of social, political and economic life.

INDEED, THESE ARE the foundations by which any nation can boast of a headway in all that have to do with peaceful co-existence.

THE REVIVAL AND liberation policy would also give birth to the Liberia we all envisage - a Liberia where there would be a complete revolution of the minds.

BUT AS IT stands given the 85 percent illiteracy rate, backed by 85 percent poverty rate, the nation remains dangling hopelessly within the perimeter of darkness – whose elements are lawlessness, hooliganism, thievery and the rest.

LET US THEN get back in the class of morality and learn to rearrange our country to reflect a nation of dignity, pride and the virtues of glories.

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