JJ is Holier-Than-Thou on Strikes

Mon, 24 Oct 2011 Source: Mensema, Akadu N.

JJ is Holier-Than-Thou on Strikes: Stop Anti-Mills-isms

*By Akadu Ntiriwa Mensema, Ph. D.

“Former President Rawlings also in a characteristic style attacked the Professor

John Evans Mills administration describing it as incompetent for not being able to

get the doctors to call off their strike and get back to work” (Ghanaweb, October

22, 2011).

JJ, it’s time to leave Mills alone

JJ you imposed Mills on us

You campaigned for Mills

Ah! Mills was the best

Ah! Adze pa wo fie mantra

And we bought it all, all

The Fante dokono sensibilities

Adze pa is now a tribal fish-net

Fishing for Keta School Boys

JJ, it’s time to leave Mills alone

You have demonized all





Even Nkurmah & Busia

JJ, you have demonized all

But you are the DEMON

The barking dog of a demon

With censorious barking

Unleashed from Ridge

Barking like a rabid dog

Barking at self-arsoning

Barking at Ridge smoke

Barking at your dark shadow

Barking at your failed past

JJ, it’s time to leave Mills alone

You demonized the NPP

Ah! Mills cheered you on

Sorry! Mills is now a toast

Tasting JJ’s poisoned toast

JJ is the sanctimonious priest

With selective memories

Damaged psyche of a demon

JJ, it’s time to leave Mills alone

JJ you never solved strikes

You brutalized strikers

You intimidated strike leaders

You poured excreta on press

Press that reported strikes

You sacked leaders of strike

You abducted opinion leaders

Intimidated them in the Castle

You fired leaders of strikes

JJ, it’s time to leave Mills alone

JJ you had nineteen years

Of failed policies

Of strikes

Of protests

Of acute hunger

Of Rawlings’ chain

Of acute deprivations

So many wasted years

So just enjoy your loot

Thanks to coward Ghanaians

Thanks to stomach politicians

Thanks for being a god-sent

A cult-figure to some “tribes”

A cargo-cult to some groups

A vehicle for vampire-Socialists

An “oburoni” to neocolonialists

JJ, it’s time to leave Mills alone

JJ Mills has not killed anyone

Has not brutalized us like you did

Mills has not arrested anyone

No death squads

No murderous rampage

No abuse of women

No bottle-haircut

No cement & gari

No castle dungeons

JJ, it’s time to leave Mills alone

Oh! JJ holier than thou

The foaming vulture

That detests carcasses

Vulture of chaos

That speaks of peace

The vulture of anarchy

That talks about stability

Sanctimonious arsonists

That brings water to fire

JJ, it’s time to leave Mills alone

JJ, the gods have set you free

Free like political flatulence

Ah! Soiling your sordid legacy

It’s time to leave Mills alone

*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.