An Open Letter To Vanessa McCulloch In Antwerp

Diamond 2City of Antwerp

Following an article I wrote captioned ‘New Threat Of Terrorism Overshadows Antwerp,’ A woman who lives in Antwerp called Vanessa McCulloch, wasn’t happy about the article I wrote. According to her, the article is misleading. She said there is no publication indicating that the police warned people against terrorist threat in Meir.

I deleted one of her comments which I find it very provoking because I valued my blog, and wouldn’t like to permit any comments I don’t like on my blog. But after deleting the comment, this is what Vanessa posted again.

FROM VANESSA McCULLOCK

  1. I have not claimed to work for the city of Antwerp. You have misunderstood. Thank you.

2. You are not a proper journalists. Journalists are interested in the truth. I have contacted Antwerp police to ask them if they have issued a warning to stay away from Meir.

3. You encouraged people to stay away from Meir for no reason. You cause unnecessary alarm when what is needed is calm. It is people like you who damage the economy by encouraging people to stay away.

REPLY FROM JOEL SAVAGE TO VANESSA McCULLOCK

After reading your blog, I thought you work for the city of Antwerp. If you aren’t working for the City of Antwerp, then I ‘m sorry.

Vanessa, you said I’m not a proper journalist because journalists are interested in truth. That’s  a big lie. I believe I’m the most sincere journalist living in Belgium. If Belgian journalists pursue the truth, they would have published openly that Aids and Ebola are medical crimes against Africa. Because Belgium played a role in those medical crimes against Africa, there isn’t any sincere journalist in Belgium today to expose them.

This is an article written by me.

A Challenge To Top Scientists In Europe And America: “Prove Me Wrong If Aids, Ebola And Lassa Fever Are Not Medical Crimes Against Africa”- Scientist Johan Van Dongen

Link: https://goo.gl/Zlp3lF

“You encouraged people to stay away from Meir for no reason. You cause unnecessary alarm when what is needed is calm. It is people like you who damage the economy by encouraging people to stay away.”- Vanessa.

 Joel Savage’s answer: Vanessa encouraging people to stay away from Meir, is not a serious crime compared to what King Leopold II did to Africans. Despite all the crime he committed, there are streets named after him. After killing over ten million Africans, including women and children, he has also a statue in Brussels, while there is no statue of Adolf Hitler for killing six million Jews. 

If you want fame, please don’t come and seek that fame on my blog because hundreds of people read my articles. I know that many Belgians don’t have respect for Africans, but I strongly believe that as a foreigner in Antwerp, I have achieved what many Belgians couldn’t.

Wasting your time attacking me on an article that I wrote to me is outrageous. Please, use that time to tell Belgian journalists to write the truth about Aids and Ebola, then on my behalf, you can write to the Royal Family in Brussels to pull down the statue of King Leopold II, because the dead can’t be mocked.

Tame Your Tongue: The Mouth Is A Trouble Seeker

Mouth

According to the Cambridge English dictionary, the definition of the mouth is: The ​opening in the ​face of a ​person or ​animal, consisting of the ​lips and the ​space between them, or the ​space behind ​containing the ​teeth and the ​tongue. Other dictionaries simply define the mouth as: The opening through which food passes into the body.

I don’t agree with any of these definitions, because to me they are incomplete. If I were to define “The Mouth,” it should be: A small opening through which food passes into the body, speech; singing and noise are made and at the same time can put someone into a very big trouble.

The mouth serves man in his speech. He gets satisfaction after eating and drinking water. The beautiful songs or melodious tunes with words of comfort, all come from the mouth, making life worthy and happy to live, yet the same mouth can give one a lot of discomfort, worries, troubles, and even imprisonment.

In the Bible, there are so many warnings and pieces of advice over how people should tame the tongue. Here are just two of them. ‘Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble. Proverbs 21:23. Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. Ephesians 4:29.

In 1999, Glenn Hoddle lost his job as a coach to the England national team, after a shocking comment against disabled people. According to Glenn Hoddle “Disabled people are paying for sins in previous life.” Many people and the media rose against him, resulting to his dismissal from work. This is a typical example of the trouble the mouth can cause. Total disgrace and embarrassment aren’t it?

Bad comments always appear on social media and many passed unnoticed, but Liam Stacey spent 56 days in jail over his racial tweet against Bolton player Fabrice Muamba. Fabrice collapsed on the soccer field while playing, if Liam wasn’t prepared to wish him a speedy recovery, he shouldn’t say anything bad against the footballer at the point of death, instead he posted racial remarks on Twitter, provoking many people around the world.

This is not the first and the last careless talk or speech has cost people’s job or led one into jail. There is trouble brewing in every part of the world, and people’s life has been turned upside down, all because of what someone said to someone. I can say that there are two kinds of people. Those who think before they speak and those who speak before they think.

The latter one is those who are likely to be in trouble over what they say. In my country, there is a proverb which says “If you see a stone with a beard, just watch it and go. Don’t speak. This proverb is a warning to people who can’t shut their mouth.

There are many people who love to speak about other people. Even at work, many like to report other workers to the boss. In fact, just as some people are addicted to drug and alcohol, there are people also addicted to talking about other people. It’s their hobby and therefore can never stop.

Staying out of trouble is a simple rule to follow, yet many find it difficult to be trouble free. One of the rules which could keep people out of trouble is the practice of listening than speaking. An empty barrel makes a great noise. In life, great people do not speak much. They learn by listening.

It is better to be quiet for people to call you unsocial than to be called a gossiper, talkative and inquisitive. Proverbs 17:28. ‘Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise, when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent.’