Monday, 20 September 2010

Teddy says...Tribute to Ousainou Darboe


Teddy Roosevelt:At Sobonne,

"It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and the sweat and blood; who strives valiantly, who errs and come up short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat."

We are proud of you Darboe for standing up when nickles ruled the day, when the sprinkle of dust crave relevance, when hardly popular figures wish to emerged. You rise up, taking the mantle, not fearing even though it was your first involvement in direct politics. Your personal fortune overlap over D8million, your calibre in your field were few, all major contracts fell at your feet, you decline a prestigious job with the U.N, all in the quest of biting the bullet. Let macabre fools glee at their own impotence. However, you knew Ousainou that, it will evaporate because dictators aim to impoverish the people 'Aristotule says'.

You were arrested, persecuted and tried. You remain the calmer of the scared, the figure to be trusted when some wish war and blood. fight on comrade, this struggle is not a fashion contest, not an oratory melodrama, it is a simple dictatorship.... a kind prevalent all over our continent. You have made the calls, the approach for togetherness, hold your head high, we are with you...who can be more inclusive than you? Only chicken heads will blame you for the acts of a dictator's crimes. But then, clowns come in all shapes and sizes. Tribute to Lawyer Ousainou Darboe

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