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Liberians, It Is Time To Change Our Mindset

My fellow Liberians, most of us have seen the damage done to Henry Giddings aka T-Boy. As T-Boy was being rushed to the ELWA Hospital on Saturday night, it was broadcast live by Mr. Kwame Weeks. Mr. Weeks has done an excellent job in keeping us informed of this incident. Thank you, Mr. Weeks. This story has challenged me to speak up. I wept bitterly when T-Boy opened his mouth that night for the camera. We will do everything we possibly can to help this young man move forward.

I am writing to appeal to all Liberians, regardless of your political, religious, ethnic, or social affiliation that we stand as one voice to condemn the evil that has overtaken our beloved country. I am also kindly appealing to the following individuals and groups to use your establish platform to bring the issue of violence to the top of our national agenda: President George Weah, Former President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor, Former Vice President Joseph Boakai, Justice Minister, Musah Dean Jr., Gender Minister W. Saydee-Tarr, Hon. Alexander Cummings, Council of Churches of Liberia, Women group of Liberia, The Traditional Council, Unions of Liberian Associations in the Americas (ULAA), All Counties and school Associations, Frontpage Africa, TLC Africa, Liberia News Agency, Spoon Tv, Focus on Liberia, Providence Tv, Ablee-Jay Tv, Vision Tv, etc. Could we put aside politics and other differences for the next 3 weeks to use our platforms to brainstorm, discuss intelligently, listen to callers with suggestions, and in 90 days come up with a viable plan.

February being Black History Month in the USA, could every Liberian Media consider using your platform throughout the world to bring attention to the violence within our country that is destroying it?

To President George Weah, may we respectfully plead/beg you to use your sacred office to allocate at least 25 million USD and appoint Vice President Taylor or someone of your choosing to head a team to immediately address the ailments that our youths are confronted with? 25 million dollars may be a drop in the bucket sir, but at least it is a start. Mr. President, we can further appeal to Liberians around the globe to contribute a minimum of $20.00 USD per person for this cause. I am willing to put my money where my heart is.

My fellow Liberians, if we are going to have a country in the next 20 years, we need to address this problem now. This is for our future generations. If we do not collectively handle this problem professionally, we will weep for our nation and its people.

May God have mercy on our beloved Mama Liberia, give wisdom to our leaders, hear our prayers and heal our land. But my fellow Liberians, this can only happen if we confess our sins, pray and seek God’s face and turn from our wicked ways. II Chronicles 7:14

By Vat Dixon