Cde. Robert Moncio Kpadeh
It amazes me how these young folks in the visionless, conflicted, and dissonant Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) muster the temerity to vaguely arrogate onto themselves the title of a REVOLUTIONARY. Do they know who is a revolutionary? Have they gone wacko? How can you claim to be a "Revolutionary Party" when you thrive on no ideological inkling, have no depth and steep of the dialectics, no genuine people-centered cause, and run by a man in George Weah who has absolutely no ideological orientation and zero insight of the dialectics? How, my friends? What is the guiding ideology of the CDC? I only see a gang of political parasites and economic vampires who gate-crashed and swindled their way to power with a singular motive; to steal state resources, live garishly, and subject the masses of our people to socioeconomic despair, yet they claim to be revolutionaries. How? The CDC is an object of fundamental contradictions which is why it's wrecking to vacuity with astounding rapidity.
Look my friends, chanting Battle Cry aloud and fluently doesn't make one a Revolutionary or the CDC a Revolutionary Party. No, it does not! Donning colorful berets, batches and boots don't make you all at the CDC Revolutionaries? No, it does not! Referring to each other as "Comrades and Bos" doesn't make any of you a Revolutionary. No, it does not! The usage of revolutionary enunciations doesn't make one a Revolutionary. Unleashing vicious and savagery bravado on people who politically and fundamentally disagree with you doesn't make you a Revolutionary Party. Brandishing deadly machetes in the public glare, inciting violence, instilling fear, and spewing threats, rhetorical blusters, and diatribes to opposition figures don't make you guys Revolutionaries neither does it make the CDC a revolutionary institution. And may I say more?
A revolutionary institution is structured on ideological principles and a value system (which the dialectic describes as "Tendency"), operates purely on its ideological beliefs, identifies and pursues a defined cause that is People-centered, inspired by an ideologically driven vision and objectives on which it is profoundly regimented and guided. When power is obtained the revolution stays the course and meets the targeted objectives, it doesn't turncoat or veers off course and begin to enrich the privileged few at the helm of power and subject the masses to further deprivation, dehumanization, degradation, impoverishment, and perennial misery, as we see obtaining in Liberia today —under the scandals riddled rulership of Mr. George Weah and his bunch of disreputable henchmen and Self-Styled Revolutionaries. How can you steal your passports and sell them to drug lords and nefarious foreign businessmen and claim to be revolutionaries? How can you gamble your resources to criminal companies and claim to be revolutionaries? How can you be defrauding your countries in broad daylight and herald yourselves as revolutionaries? Interesting, isn't it? Hahaha...
Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, Raul, and the rest of the acclaimed and decorated Cuban revolutionaries had a clear mission, objective, and vision to liberate, empower and dignify the Cuban people. Today, Cuba arguably boasts of the best medical doctors in the world and as I pen this little piece, Cuban scientists are on a historic and epic Vaccine trial, at this moment, for the COVID#19 virus. Illiteracy in Cuba is near zero. Healthcare is arguably the best. Education is standardized and competitive. The green revolution (Agriculture) has blossomed essentially. The best tobacco the world over. The best grade of sugar the world over. The revolution transformed street gangsters into agronomists and engineers. Prostitutes into medical doctors and nurses. Now, these were real revolutionaries with a succinct and uncompromising agenda to transform the socioeconomic lives of their people and accentuate the Republic of Cuba to nobler heights. And yes, they did. They didn't struggle for power to enrich themselves, live in opulence at the expense of state coffers, build condominiums, ride exotic cars, own private jets, glee in party-after-party, and then subjugate the masses to extreme misery. The Cuban Revolution was selfless and extremely successful and the pieces of evidence are there for the world to see. It was for the people, about the people, and with the people. I could also talk about the immaculate leadership, life, works, and enthralling examples of Capt. Thomas Sankara of Burkina Faso, an erudite, exemplary, and iconic revolutionary. He remains the greatest legion to ever walk the soil of Burkina Faso and he is revered by his people for the incredible ways he dignified their lives and made their nation a proud homeland. For him, the revolution was for the people and about the people and he kept this pledge with pride and honor. He was selfless, humble, affable, and the sole progenitor of the "Pro-Poor" Theory that the CDC professes to be its agenda but wallows in utter contradiction—instead of Pro-Poor, it's Pro-Weah and his poodles, and his all shades of paramours.
In conclusion, may I call your attention to what the iconic and legendary Revolutionary Che Guevara postulated about the Revolutionary: "The first duty of a revolutionary is to be educated".
I encourage these young folks in the CDC who are now reckoning with the painful reality that they have been sadly let down by the people they often hail as " Revolutionaries", to put a premium on acquiring quality education, and thereafter their eyes will open and they will know and understand who is a true revolutionary and what a cause or struggle should be about. CDC is a faux pas of paradox!