In light of the contract signed by Mr. Akufo-Addo to bring in America’s Land and Air Defence Forces to protect Ghana against Boko Haram (which he calls “bringing stability to the sub-region”), and the final anointing of the USA as the sole Sheriff in Africa-Town, one thing is made clear: The sordid delusions of a leader.
Take a cursory look again at Mr. Akufo-Addo’s speech or rather read his address to the nation on the matter of selling Ghana to the Americans, and you are struck by the same conclusion: The sordid delusions of a leader.
Mr. Akufo-Addo berates Ghanaians for fattening themselves on American largess. He claims we cannot then turn around and stoke anti-American sentiments by questioning the need for an American Military Base in Ghana. If not for the bad and ridiculous English of that speech I would have been certain that the White House wrote the speech and shipped it via FedEx to be delivered to Mr. Akufo-Addo directly. But, I don’t doubt it either. The president of Ghana loves America more than Ghana. That much becomes eerily clear: The sordid delusions of a leader.
Mr. Akufo-Addo is on Drugs: He is taking street drugs (K-Street and military-industrial-complex ones, to be exact) and he’s having remarkable visions of a planet available to the Yankees for the taking, as well as for the safe-keeping, forever and ever. Amen. Ghanaians simply have no chance, at all, in it.
The lessons of our slave past? The lessons of having served as the largest port for shipping Human Beings into savagery, into the sufferings of American Plantations? Who needs all this history? Certainly not Mr. Akufo Addo and Friends, a present cast of characters on drugs, a crew in flight from history, from the past, and a crew jetting furiously away from knowledge of more or less any sort.
Still, just for the hell of it, let’s take a few moments to think about what some of the lessons of American Presence in Africa and around the world, in recent memory, might serve for this so-called Africa’s brightest kids, who now lead the country. Let’s see what America’s reputation around the world might be for Africa’s most stable “democracy,” this so-called gateway to Africa? Horror! Simply, the host nations for American Military Expansionism, have had one thing and one thing alone to complain about: Horror-lessons from the most exceptional and indispensable nation, the planet’s sole superpower, the globe’s only sheriff.
Those horrors were, of course, exactly the commonplace fears among Ghanaians when America deployed two Guantanamo detainees (quasi-terrorists) to live, fuck and have children in Ghana for free. This Mr. Akufo-Addo stood against that decision, but now he chastises all of us as hypocrites wallowing in American largess although clearly, we are still sane enough to recognize the more expansive threat of an American Military Base in Ghana. Hypocrites, wallowing in American largess?
To reiterate, whatever has become of Mr. Akufo-Addo and his drug-abuse, Ghanaians are witnesses to the sordid delusions of a leader. Mr. Akufo-Addo’s mind is as moldy and cold as the dust in a viking tomb. He’s no use to Ghanaians. And in fact, Ghanaians are better off without the sordid delusions of a leader.