i've already told you i don't believe in the principle of patriotism. it's one of those things i consider as a mirage.
but that is by the way!!! i just don't want you to question me about it and that's why i remind you pal. and the n there's the case of the pride of Africa being carried by the Black Stars, and i don't even want to hear about that 'thing'. what pride???? the slums all over the place??????
seriously i want the black stars of Ghana to be beaten so they can be out of the world cup. and i want them beaten because they have overly proven to me that they are capable of winning the world cup!!! forget their loss to the Germans and forget the coach (he's just one of the many helping to deplete the resources of Africa with their huge payslips). The Black Stars have played very solid football and i just fear now that they could win the cup!!!
and i fear and so want them out bcos i happen to be a 'by-force' (by birth) citizen of this nation Ghana where any success in football makes people act like animals. forget the ordinary citizens who may go naked to my delight or the many who would engage in free-flow-boozing or free-flow sexual escapades. i don't condemn those at all. what i fear is the penchant of govt to suddenly forget all the many problems facing the nation once there's glimpse of a football success!!! they would splash huge sums of monies on our footballers as if we don't have people dying from their lack of action to prevent floods, as if Korlebu Hospital is not struggling to have a functional lift even, as if our roads are not death traps! as if school children are not forced to sit in classes under trees etc etc etc!!!
and so far the signs don't look good. already the footballers have been assured of per diem in full for the whole duration of the tournament whether they stay in SA till the final or not!!! over 2000 or so supporters have been sponsored by govt to watch the games on our behalf. then there are winning bonuses to be given and so on!!!
So i fear Pal, i really fear!
therefore i pray that the journey of the black stars in the world cup be truncated somehow till our leaders grow (yes, they are toddlers!!! so they act!!!) to see that football is a fantasy that serves not much more to the masses apart from entertainment!!!