Monday, February 8, 2016

Ghana’s political space engulfed by Bad-Mouthing; see also, "OMG!! Did Kennedy Agyapong Released N*de Pictures of Afia Schwazenegger?"

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Ken Agyapong: The Vulgar Politics Of Exposed Genitals and Bad-Mouthing 1

For a sitting parliamentarian to badmouth a fellow human being, a woman for that matter, in objectionable descriptive labels such as “ugly bitch,” “bed wetter,” “prostitute,” and a slew of unprintable words is, to say the least, the height of psychological primitivism and intellectual indiscipline. Yet in our humble opinion, however, we do not necessarily think Afia’s unprovoked criticism of Ken’s verbal attack on President Mahama’s family, his mother and brother, called for this level of uninhibited verbal volcanism from her public nemesis. Afia too should have known better than to take the war of verbal vulgarity to Ken’s turf, because this is not a man who will chicken out of public confrontation since that is what he eats to sustain his perceived sense of social and political relevance.
In other words, Ken, an embarrassing blowhard, went overboard with his emotional diarrhea in his delivery of verbal vulgarity to a fellow media personality. Thus, he should have exercised emotional and verbal restraint and not have allowed the situation to get the better of him. Ken’s intellectual or psychological helplessness occurring as it was under the Sisyphean weight of emotional incontinence is proverbial. Essentially then, his behavior shows everything that is wrong with the public culture of Ghanaian politics. None of this is to directly suggest our endorsement of Afia’s uninvited intrusion into Ken’s public badmouthing of President Mahama’s family. We want to make this point clear.
The point is that President Mahama is a public figure. In other words, he is subject to public ownership in the formal language in regard to the political currency of constitutional exegesis. The presidency is therefore open to public critique from citizens. Let us point out that public criticism of the presidency can take many forms including civil courage, public sentiment, civil disobedience, impeachment, and so on.That does not in and of itself mean public figures should be verbally sodomizing each other in Ghana’s new-found duopolistic landscape which has become an eye-sore picture of political pornography. Disagreements could there be couched in a polite language of mutual respectability.
In this context Ken’s threat to release and then to aerosolize the nude pictures of Afia into public space shows a screwed mind that is not in tune with the ethical civilization of public diplomacy. The primitive behavior of Nelson Abudu Baani, Ken’s parliamentary colleague who called for adulterous women (alomo gyatas) to be stoned during parliamentary deliberation on the proposed Intestate Succession Bill, is no different from intellectual primitivism of Ken’s misogynistic jeremiad against Afia, a virago-Amazon media personality.
But granted, behaving otherwise is not an emotional forte of a jungle socialite such as Ken, a novice political chatterbox, given his long vulgar dossier on awkward and disappointing gaffes and ignominies, thereby placing himself against his emotional quotient. This man is so good at using the exposed genitals of his endarkened gingivitis-mouth to sustain his perceived social and political relevance, a false prophet of verbal sybaritism and emotionalvoyeurism. However, unless there is concrete evidence that the presidency was engaged in instances of malfeasance or impropriety, or even of nepotism, which may have brought down Ken’s verbal sledgehammer heavily on President Mahama’s family, the former will not be justified in his verbal attack on the latter. ...
Ken’s salivating glans contain sockets of deadly verbal poison. Fortunately, Afia’s hippo-skin is thick enough to accommodate the slimy trenchancy of Ken’s deadly verbal poison, we know. We can only plead with her to ignore him. Completely.

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