Dear Mr Editor:
I want to thank Mr. Theodore
for taking a very balanced view of the whole
Knuckles saga. Yes indeed Pastor Martin Niemoller's poem
speaks to all of us and we should beware! Today, we 'attempted'
to blackmail Knuckles even though we want to “on
the side of the law”, invaded his privacy, crucified
him, and still want to see more of his blood. Ay men!
My fellow Liberians, we continue to move around as a nation
of predominately 'short sighted' people and refuse to
get lenses to check our short sightedness. Some one said
the other day when the saga was quite hot that yes indeed
Liberia is developing! Is this a mark of development?
Have we stopped to think about who could be next, is this
how we want to see the nation develop and heal wounds?
Have we stopped to consider the social and legal ramifications
and long term effect of this situation on us as a nation?
Are we aware that if we do not put a check to such happenings,
we will not be able to close this 'Pandora’s box'
that we have opened? We should remember that we ALL have
a skeleton or skeletons in our closets, be they private
or public skeletons, thus in our interactions with one
another we should be mindful of this and accord each other
the required courtesies.
Today it's Knuckles, tomorrow it could be YOU or ME! Let
Pastor Martin Niemoller's poem be our guide in our struggle
to rebuild this nation and ensure the respect for law
and order and individual human rights!!!!!
I'll say thanks again to Mr. Hodge for making the call
for us to 'think about it'.
"Reputation is what men and women think of us; character
is what God and angels know of us" - Thomas Paine
M. Sietta S. Crayton
ELWA Community, Paynesville