Some of the most relevant comments made since the Liberian conflict were merely spoken. Insightful, brave, and truthful comments are made every day; but when it comes to putting the same thoughts in writing, there is often a second thought. That is why there is only a limited number of by-lines in this and other Liberian journals.
There are two persons whose names (by-lines) appear regularly in this publication. They are Teh and Seekie. But we are hopeful that those brilliant ideas that are often voiced at cocktail parties and discotheques will soon find their way in writing and eventually in the pages of Blojlu’s Journal. You don’t need to wait until what you believe in is accepted by the majority.
Ours is neither a newsmagazine nor an investigative journal. We merely interpret evens and point to any pitfalls we see in any public policy being debated. In the process, we provide some sort of counter-weight against those bent on mischief.
If there were people like us around when some of the Liberian history books were being written, the likelihood of a Matilda Newport being in existence–let alone being accepted as an historical figure worthy of a monument and a national holiday–would have been much reduced.
We are also aware that those of us who have put our thoughts in writing do not enjoy the luxury of denying we ever held any opinions.
It is always safe to have no opinion; but it is unsafe to have no history. We are writing your history. Do you have an opinion?
Published in the Blojlu’s Journal –January/February 1993 Edition.
1993: From Siahyonkron Nyanseor’s Archive