Our Home: Free-For-All

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By Editor Suntou Touray

The house was build to serve the people, to welcome everybody with both  ears and to unearth the mess of tyranny. Free-for-all house welcomes  visitors indiscriminately. It wants to be the home of truth, fair play and  justice for all. The urge is to allow all sides to enter the house and have a  decent conversation. 

But as it happens, free-for-all house owner is intoxicated with attention and the eagerness to  hear himself. Instead of following the motto it was built for, he has transformed it into a home of  vengeance and retribution for no just cause. The house owner has become Mr One Big Ear. He twirls and abuses people without verification. He insults at the top of his voice using mega phones and a cyber voice.

In fact, the owner keeps falling out with people. Ironically. he is terrified of allowing decent people a voice! He thunders thus: “I will not allow  X, Y and Z on my set. No one will seek fame on my mega phone.” He became the self-consuming little tyrant. This is my home,  Audacity.

The Audacity owner has turned the house into a junkyard for former and close associates. Each of them is inundated with fears of being used, abused and dumped miserably. He now routinely takes sides, disbars certain people, screams at some and make the house inhabitable to others. Some even claim he doesn’t listen to advice, believing his privilege position in hearing secret conversations puts him an advantage position to finish anybody who falls on his wrong side. No friendship is permanent to him, no one is beyond his attacks. So the house stands, and we wait. Will it change cause and hear everyone before taking sides, will he restrain himself and allow courtesy and fairness to lead the way? Time will surely tell.