President Adama Barrow’s alleged bribery to the United Democratic Party National Assembly members if confirmed to be true, he should either apologize to the Gambian people on Live Television Prime Time or be sent to the political guillotine. I am sorry for Amie Bojang Sissoho and President Barrow’s spin doctors at Statehouse trying to spray fragrances on the feces and lace the dung with olive oil, it’s absurd.
Amie Bojang: Joseph Goebbels was Adolf Hitler’s chief propagandist. He was brilliant, mercurial and prophetic. He said so many things that turned out ultimately oracular. One of them was that he and his boss would either “go down in history as the greatest statesmen of all time, or as the greatest criminals.” They got the latter because they lost the war. Goebbels also gave a notice of the storm that would blow his team away: “If the day should ever come when we must go, if some day we are compelled to leave the scene of history, we will slam the door so hard that the universe will shake, and mankind will stand back in stupefaction.”
Amie Bojang Sissoho is not the only one with this prophetic warning. Several others give similar warning – with facts and fiction; truth and untruth. The combo works and will continue to work. “Make the lie big,” counseled Hitler; “make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.” True. The small rivers of lies of just a few years ago have become oceans. Everything is believed. The ‘they’ who believe (and will continue to believe) the mendacious bits are embedded everywhere. It does not matter if you call them T.S. Eliot’s ‘Hollow Men’ – the ones who worship “shape without form;” the beings who gape at “shade without color.” When Journalists becoming communications advisors, or spin doctors to politicians, often they say goodbye to good journalism for good; ultimately, political propaganda results from corrupt thinking, and often attempts to make palatable corrupt acts: ‘Political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible.’ Using language or words ‘favorable to political conformity’ to soften terrible things that obscure meaning and lead to whole paragraphs of bombastic, empty prose: one can find creative ways to break without being obscure or justifying ‘corrupt thinking’: Sorry Amie!!!