A few years ago, I had the misfortune of watching 4 very depressing and agonizing interviews and then started asking myself how come I watched all that nonsense? I will only talk about two of those interviews, (I) that is the Bill Clinton interview on the David Letterman show and (II) which is the Bill Clinton interview on Meet the Press with Tom Brokaw.
Let me make this clear, I don’t like Bill Clinton, not for being the first black President according to Maya Angelou; I couldn’t care less what color he is. I don’t like Bill Clinton for what he stands for, deceit, lies, hypocrisy and a whole lot of bull crap.
First bull crap: Bill Clinton made Nigeria and irresponsible Olusegun Obasanjo then President of Nigeria to waste millions of Naira and dollars to receive him for three days in 2000, on a trip that was meant to bolster democracy, debt relief and bring prosperity to Africa, the trip included one day stops each in Tanzania on August 28 where the Democratic propaganda machine claimed he and Nelson Mandela helped warring Burundian factions reached a peace agreement and Egypt on August 29. Looking back, the only thing Mr. Clinton accomplished was add the recognition of being the first American President to visit Nigeria. Not minding the wasteful spending to welcome him when he knew there was absolutely nothing tangible he could do for Nigeria in the dying days of his administration, with his vice president running to succeed him. Where did Mr. Clinton visit? Ushafa village, where? Oh never mind, Nigerians have no idea where the place is located anyway, but Bill Clinton does, perhaps that adds to his expertise in Africa and Nigeria. Ushafa village is just outside of Abuja, that wonderland created by corruption, Nigeria’s own Las Vegas, created out of nothing on the desert by Shehu Shagari, developed and hurried furnished and filled up by Ibrahim Babangida after surviving Gideon Orkar’s coup to take him out and save Nigeria from Sani Abacha, Thomas Pickering and Bill Clinton. Let me explain. Ibrahim Babangida ruled Nigeria for eight years, played all kinds of shenanigans, nicknamed himself ‘The Maradona and The Evil Genius’. The West watched with naivety just as they watched Adolf Hitler, Franco and Mussolini. Just as they watch Saddam Hussein slaughter his people for years, just as they watched Vladimir Putin destroyed freedom of speech, gun down reporters and annex another country, just as they are watching and playing with the Mullahs of Iran today. Babangida left Sani Abacha behind when Nigerians hurried him out of office in 1993. Abacha threw out Shonekan and the rest of the Maradona’s dumb gang, install himself the butcher of Nigerians, incorporate the country as his sole proprietorship, all, while the West watched. Guess who was President then? William Jefferson Clinton! A few months later, Sani Abacha hanged Ken Saro-Wiwa, Clinton hurriedly recalled Walter Carrington, then U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria and our son-in-law. Sometime later, Carrington was back in Nigeria to “carry on” his normal duties, until Abacha got fed up and shuttered the embassy with other Western Embassies. Abacha fall of a prostitute and died after eating an apple, according to legend (don’t laugh) leaving the mess that was Nigeria to Abdulsalami Abubakar, General Abubakar could not release MKO Abiola the winner of the 1993 Presidential elections, annulled by Ibrahim Babangida, incarcerated by Abacha, and guess who comes calling to Abuja; Clinton Envoy, William Pickering and the Common Wealth’s Nigerian born Secretary General Emeka Anyaoku to witness the final decimation of democracy in Nigeria. In their very presence, MKO Abiola died after drinking a cup of tea, so they say. And President Clinton “commiserated” with the people of Nigeria on “this terrible loss” and urge for the country to be return to democratic rule. Are you serious? Democracy just died, and yes, democracy died in Nigeria after his burial the carcass of the country got handed over to Olusegun Obasanjo on a gold platter, who then sent a petroleum platted carnival invitation to Bill Clinton to witness how Nigeria squander petro-dollars. What a joke to think that after eight years, in the dying days of his administration at a period he is a lame duck, waiting for inauguration he can support democracy in Nigeria, ironically, a few months before the Clinton Carnival arrived in Nigeria, Niger Deltans in the City of Warri had gone on an all out war against each other, where the returning messiah, Olusegun Obasanjo had sent federal troops to sacrifice these poor people on behalf of Big Oil. President Clinton skipped the Niger Delta area, poverty and carnival don’t mix. President Clinton was still supporting democracy in Africa when his friend Olusegun Obasanjo attempted to turn the constitution on its head and seek a third term, bribed lawmakers, returned corruption to Nigeria as a national game, all while still a very respected Clinton friend.
The reasons for this background are the two Clinton interviews, plus the Saturday Night Live spoof that I watched in recent weeks. Bill Clinton has a problem, and his problem is black, it is the problem of a lot of liberal leaders in the United States. They somehow believe that the more you stand out on the road or take a picture with a black person; it makes you a better person. They somehow believe that the more you shout ‘Help Africa!’ it shows how liberal, or “progressive” (as they call it) you are. I am not saying Bill Clinton is a racist, I am saying Bill Clinton is anti progressive and anti black. Remember the “Jesse Jackson won NC in 1988 and 1992 comment? Remember Joe Biden’s “clean, sharp….young man…. This got to be a fairy tale” and Bill Clinton’s own “this whole……..biggest fairy tale” of course democrats want to forget these because Joe Biden is their VP candidate now they will want to go back sixteen years to live in the Clinton era, which God forbid will put Nigeria back 16 years to Babangida, Abacha, Abubakar, Obasanjo. When Democrats talk about the Clinton era, I think others remember the Clinton era differently. So how bitter is Bill Clinton? So bitter that he does not know that the primaries are over and he did not win. Now I know that liberals are going to jump on me that Mr. Clinton is just angry his wife didn’t win, but I think it’s because Mr. Clinton is seeing black, big bold black and he seem to see it every where he turns. For a guy that is used to or at least was used to being “The” black man now he has to complete with “a” black man. For a guy who is used to be being the man with the “interest” of Africa in his heart, he now has to compete with an African with the interest of the man in his heart. If you know liberal leaders like I do, trust me, Bill Clinton is not happy, they don’t like competition, that is why liberal and democratic leaders are non-shifting, non-changing. That is the ideology that created delegates and then some “super” delegates, so that these “leaders” will not lose their sense of self importance. When the late General Sani Abacha was butchering Nigerians and everything that represented democracy, guess who came calling to see the ‘great African Leader’? ; Jesse Jackson and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. These ‘great leaders’ recognize another great leader, where Africans and Nigerians in particular didn’t see one. Guess why Africa still has despots and tin gods? We have our loyal and very important American leaders supporting them. What didn’t Bill Clinton say to David Letterman: that Barack Obama, his party’s presidential candidate, is someone who is better than his rival, the Republican nominee. What was Bill Clinton beating about the bush about despite repeatedly being pestered by Tom Brokaw? Bill Clinton couldn’t agree with Tom Brokaw that Barack Obama is a great American. There lies Bill Clinton’s big black problem, call it bitterness, call it a “loser’s syndrome.” I said he has a black problem. If you doubt, just watch the SNL spoof of the interview. It is a theme that has occurred so many times during this campaign that it couldn’t be a mistake. When the Republicans assembled in Minneapolis St. Paul, almost every speaker competed for a piece of Obama bashing, even Sarah Palin, in contrast, just a few days before when the Democrats assembled in Denver, speaker after speaker coming out all, proclaimed how awesome their opponent is. What a people. Before democrats start screaming of how color bias Americans are, shouldn’t they first ask their former leader how color blind he is and why is that preventing him from giving a full hearted endorsement and support to the man that could be his successor as the next democratic president.
Why else I don’t like Bill Clinton? He contributed to the second Palestinian intifada, if you ask me I will explain.
Dr. Prophet Mbong runs Zoe Heritage SP, an Evangelistic and Publishing business. He is a Veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces and an ordained Methodist Minister.
He is the Author of Miles’ Vision of an Essential Church – 140 Years Later (an expose on hypocrisy of Black Liberation Theology, Affirmative Action and its Preachers).
He also Authored: The Jonah in Us: Finding faith & the Purpose of Life, A personal experience)
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