The year 2007 was to say the least a very eventful one up until it finally closed its curtains; it was the year where words like equality, fairness and brotherly love (I must add ‘or sisterly love’ for political correctness) became just that, mere words. 2007 for me was ever so politicized. The year witnessed the bloodiest body count in
The most poignant reminder of 2007 when it is reflected on years from now will be the avoidable wanton waste of life. Kidnappings and murder in the Niger Delta, people starving to death in refugee camps, suicide bombers wrecking havoc, mentally challenged folk on shooting sprees and political leaders resorting to ‘bully’ diplomacy. The cold-blooded murder of Benazir Bhutto in
The world failed to stop world hunger, one of the most avoidable consequences of our collective greed. While the world’s seemingly stone-deaf G8 leaders were preaching Globalization, many folks in Africa, Central America,
I fail to see why I should bother reflecting on the year just gone past. It was by far a most inhumane year. 2007 was a shameful year for being ‘my neighbors keeper’; instead we took from those who had little or nothing. We stole hope from Iraqi and Afghan children, watched while rebels widowed the mothers of Sudanese children and tortured their father’s in
Hopefully, 2008 will correct all that’s been wrong with 2007. I earnestly look forward to that.