JJ Stop Lying: You Have Never Belonged to the Masses

Fri, 15 Oct 2010 Source: Mensema, Akadu N.

*By Akadu Ntiriwa Mensema, Ph. D.

“Former President Jerry John Rawlings says his criticism of the ruling NDC

government is nothing personal but a result of the latter’s inability to pursue

the agenda the electorate voted for. The former president said: ‘When I speak I

do not speak for myself. I speak for the suffering masses who, though not

expecting magic overnight, also see no light at the end of the tunnel because

the status quo the NPP left behind is intact!’” (Ghanaweb October 10, 2010).

JJ in his lunatic throw up

Of self-conceits

Of self-importance

Of self-elevation

Of self-contradictions

The iconic vulture in space

Soaring on deceitfulness

Claims to speak for the masses

His rhetoric of revolution

Is the bane of “tribalism”

His rhetoric of the masses

Is the bane of elitist thievery

JJ the Obonsam Fireman

One man fire service

Has sat on the masses’ back

Barking his rags-to-riches

JJ sees the NPP as Kufour

JJ hates Kufour, the Asante

Kufour outperformed JJ

Kufour’s 8-year achievements

JJ’s 19-year historic failures

So JJ’s hates Jubilee House

So Mills lives in the Dungeon

JJ the eternal daydreamer

His benumbing bastardies

His grandiose speeches

His vacuous tantrums

His filthy-ing of “tribalism”

His mercurial contradictions

The free-loader of our time

Cast in the mold of deceit

JJ the tin-god of a people

Their cargo-cult of politics

Their vehicle of “tribalism”

JJ lives in his own mind

He has his own set of rules

One for himself

One for all Ghanaians

JJ the sanguinary despot

Claims to speak for the masses

Has never lived like the masses

The masses buy their food

JJ does not buy his food

JJ is supplied by the state

The masses pay for energy

JJ has had it free since 1979

JJ has had free electricity

JJ has had free kerosene

JJ has had free matches

JJ is free to be a FIREMAN

The masses pay for housing

The masses rent their homes

The poor masses live on streets

The masses never burn homes

JJ has had free housing since 1979

JJ has mansions, palaces, huts

JJ wants free accommodation

The masses travel by trotro

JJ travels in bullet proof cars

The masses never took 16 cars

JJ has a jet-setting lifestyle

The masses wear used items

Used underwear

Used brassiere

Used socks

Used shoes

JJ wears posh designer items

The masses are uneducated

Their children are uneducated

JJ’s kids went to Preparatory

JJ educated his four kids overseas

The masses get ten years for Wee

JJ smokes it free on state budget

The masses drink akpeteshi

JJ drinks imported whiskey

The masses never insult Mills

The masses can’t insult JJ

JJ insults everyone anytime

JJ called Acheampong names

JJ called Liman names

JJ called Kufour Ata Ayi

JJ calls Mills names

Atta the Bastard

Atta the Snail

Atta the Mortuary Man

Atta –who-born-dog


Possessed by spasms of bigotry

JJ the sanguinary despot

Claims to speak for the masses

Has never lived like the masses

It is JJ’s con-artist’s craft

The craft of lunatic self-acclaim

*Akadu N. Mensema, Ph. D., is a nationalist Denkyira beauty. She is a trained

oral historian cum sociologist and Professor in the USA. She lives in

Pennsylvania with her great mentor and teaches Africa-area studies at a college

in Maryland. In her pastime, she writes what critics have called “populist

hyperbolic, satirical” poetry. She can be reached at akadumensema@yahoo.com

Columnist: Mensema, Akadu N.