A Man Can’t Be Praised For His Evil Deeds, Unless You’re Evil

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We often hear “I don’t like Obama, I hate CNN, I don’t like George W. Bush etc. If you try to find out the reason of their hatred and dislike, they will  tell you why.

It is very easy to hate than showing or giving love to a person. Thus, probably if someone hates me, there must be a reason to that. But when I haven’t committed any crime, I would like to find out why someone hates me. Is it because of my probing articles?

I am an African writer living in Europe, reading every humiliating and degrading articles European and American journalists write about Africa. Do you expect me to join them when they have many problems to deal with on their shores but pretend everything is fine?

In Brussels, come daily European and other world leaders to talk about problems affecting the world, with the aim of finding solutions to tackle those problems. In the same Brussels stands a statue of Leopold II, a king who killed and maimed over ten million Africans, including women and children.

Belgium didn’t take the crime of this criminal into consideration. Instead, they built a statue to glorify and named streets after him throughout the country, when there is no statue of Adolf Hitler, for killing 6 million Jews. Would you hate me as an African writer, who values life, if I write that the Belgian government should pull down that statue?

The world leaders  and journalists converging at Brussels don’t care about any statue, because they are not Africans, moreover the life of an African to them is valueless. But since the Bible I read tells me that ‘God created man in His own image,’ I will write an article against this injustice and ignorance.

There is no one in his right mind who would praise someone who has committed such a heinous crime unless the person is sick himself or evil. Sometimes “Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed,”said Martin Luther King Jr. Yes, the sufferer has to scream for the oppressor to know what the oppressed is going through.

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The selfishness, greed, hypocrisy and bad policies of European and American leaders have generated scores of hatred for the common citizens. Whatever terrorism has taken place in Europe and America, in the past and today were caused by Europe and America.

In Brussels, they sit behind a heavy security gate and take measures to combat terrorism. After that, they give those measures to the media for publication but the reasons which led to the killing of  the innocent citizens are never given to the media. Because they don’t want the public to know the truth and again aren’t ready to change their bad policies.

It’s unfortunate that people don’t realize the harm these politicians are causing in the society against ordinary citizens. Do we have to depend on such people/politicians for security or protection? They were there when 9/11 occurred. They were there when runners taking part in a marathon were murdered by unscrupulous terrorists. They were there when terrorist struck France and they were there when Africa was intentionally plagued with Aids, Ebola, Lassa fever and other diseases.

When they see victims of terrorism bodies scattered, before you’ll soldiers and the police with guns at every point of the street, disrupting public activities. These politicians have no protection for us today or tomorrow. In fact, they have  left us sitting on a time bomb, without knowing when the next terrorist act will strike.

Honestly, the public can take good care of themselves more than what politicians can do, if each becomes his brother’s keeper, giving love, doing away with racism, discrimination and living in peace and harmony. Love truly conquers everything.

Keep On Writing Until The Bones Are Rotten

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It’s unfortunate that many have already given up or quit writing, because the book which they thought could make them bestselling author, has totally disappointed them, terminating the desire to be a good author.

In a world of which thousands of books are published yearly and affected by the rapid decline of reading, many are struggling in the field of writing with shattered dreams.

What is making the situation worse, is the sick habit of some famous writers, that often used Social Media platforms to discredit other writers’ work, as a way to draw readers’ attention to their works or gain more recognition and fame.

Again some unknown and new writers that want their voice heard or recognition, resort to undermining other writer’s work on social platforms as well. I have read such distasteful comments about other writers over and over wondering: Why some people live with greed and selfishness, aiming to achieve whatever they are looking for?

As a matter of fact, if one is intelligent to write a book, that intelligence is enough to teach the person that “Success comes to people that wish others success. They should make research and find out: “Whoever digs a hole against someone will surely fall into that hole himself.”

As an aspiring writer, what pushed you into writing? What are the motives that triggered your desire into book publishing, money or fame? I’m interested in these questions, because if you’re an aspiring or new writer, entering into the field of publishing, with the desire of becoming a millionaire over night, then I’m sorry, you will end up disappointed and depressed.

This is the situation many aspiring writers are facing today. What many writers have failed to realise is that: Stepping into the field of book publishing as a new writer, is like a stranger making proposal to a woman he finds attractive. She doesn’t know you, she therefore needs more time to know your background and where you come from.

This investigation or proposal may last a month or years, depending on what kind the lady is. After her investigations, if she is satisfied, she will accept the man’s proposal and marry him. The same way it takes a short or very long time for readers to accept or reject your book as an author.

If you have this in mind, as a new writer, before entering the field of book publishing, you will always be happy, easy and relaxed, no matter how poor or fast your books are moving. There shouldn’t be a competition in book publishing. If your book doesn’t suit this generation, another generation will accept it. The reason many writers become famous years after death.

There is a time for everything. A time to sow and to harvest, sickness and healthiness. Thus; there will be a time the underestimated shall be estimated. Let this article encourage you, if you have already given up or decided to do so. Even though, writing is considered to be one of the most dangerous professions, let the writing continue unabated until the bones are rotten.

What’s Your Role To Make This World A Better Place?

 

While many try to save this world, others too try to destroy it.

Everyone has a responsibility to make this world a better place

The present state of human society is in many ways contrary to our natural desire for a peaceful, secure, and happy life on this earth. Things are falling apart and the society is disintegrating. The society is plagued by diverse problems, including drug abuse, child abuse, domestic violence, crime, child trafficking, sex trafficking etc.

Corruption is so severe that it has gone into governmental institutions, healthcare, and educational systems. Many want to leave this earth, even though it isn’t yet time to die, thus; contemplate of committing suicide. Sometimes I ‘m very scared to listen to the news, because what one hears can ruin your day, sometimes days or even weeks.

Many think life has no purpose, so they don’t value it any longer, but if one realizes how precious life is, he will find out the means to live a better life. Suppose you think the comfort of life is a luxury, so you need  the fastest car, expensive mansion etc, you can have all them and still be miserable because the heart of man is dark and greedy. The man has dominion over all things as a human being but due to pride, greed, power and selfishness, we have abused the planet.

There is no justice without the dollar. The rich getting richer, while the poor getting poorer every day. But since we are still living and part of this generation, we have a role to play to make this world a better place. The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few. Obviously, we can’t solve all the problems of this world, yet we can do something to reduce the problems and bring a little happiness to those unfortunate ones, including children.

 

How Heavy Is Your Load? : You’ve Got The Power To Get Rid Of It

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 “If you have a big farm, yet haven’t visited anyone’s farm, you may think your farm is the largest.” This is one of the common daily proverbs often heard in my native country, Ghana. Overwhelmed and bombarded by problems, you may think your burden is the heaviest, but after knowing how serious your neighbor’s problem is, you will realize that your problem is just as tiny as the mustard seed.

We are in a world everyone isn’t satisfied or happy over something, because we are witnessing carnage, violence, murder, terrorism, crime etc; in every corner of the globe. Many are rich, yet because of greed, they are never happy or content with whatever they have. The desire to protect or accumulate more property, becomes the rich man’s burden.

Yes, everyone thinks his burden is the heaviest, but when you listen to other people’s story, you may start giving thanks to God, because your load is the lightest. Many wake up in the morning with shattered hopes and dreams. They sit and watch people passing by, because they are unemployed, thinking of where their next meal is coming from.

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So why do you have to complain when working and your fridge, home full of groceries to keep you going for a week or more? Life is beautiful but many see it ugly. They are those who haven’t got any love for mankind, because they have no love for themselves. Receiving every time doesn’t make one happy. When you help your fellow brother struggling along the road to reach his destination safely, your reward will overflow its banks.

Everyone blames the people for the carnage, destruction and suffering of this world, but who are the people? Instead of taking the life of the innocent, because he is a Christian or a Muslim, you must use that precious time to pray for love and peace, because vengeance belongs to God. No one has the right to take someone’s life and said he did it for Allah or God. If you claim Allah is great, let that great God you worship takes His own action.

Instead of exploiting people for your selfishness, abusing children, kidnapping and forcing women into prostitution, selling drugs for a living, leading to the destruction of users, dominating the poor and the underprivileged, promoting racial violence, discriminating against others, violently terrorizing others; we must take these ailments destroying out communities into consideration, to restore our nation’s dignity.

That’s the only way to create a better and happy future for the next generation, including our children.

Scams, Frauds And Publishing Frauds Lurking On The Internet In Search For Easy Prey

“Every aspiring writer who wants to be successful author should keep away from Dorrance and RoseDog publishers”- Author Joel Savage.

In a world dominated by crime, greed, selfishness and less love for people, don’t expect to be the beneficiary of someone’s wealth if you don’t know the person. There are philanthropists worldwide, they know where their money go, to gain back and if you are poor and dream of becoming rich through a rich man, then that dream is a dream of illusion, because that rich person wants to get that little money you have to add to his own. The reason the greed of rich people is stronger than the poor man.

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Dorrance publishing. They say “Publish Your Book with America’s Oldest Publishing Services Company” but they are America’s oldest publishing criminals.

Despite the warnings online, every year thousands of people fall victim to internet frauds. Thieves, rogues and bad companies, cleverly work out schemes with the intention to defraud the public and they do succeed, because they know that lack of investigation enables people to fall victims to their  online underworld activities. You may think you are clever, so it may never happen to you, until you are swept of your feet.

As an aspiring writer, with the desire to become an author, despite all efforts to avoid publication frauds, I ended up in the same hot soup I was trying to avoid. I lost close to $4,000 to bad publishers, Dorrance and RoseDog Publishers, without getting my two books published. The two publishers are under the same management. Since then whenever, I get the chance to write, I keep warning, especially up-coming writers and authors to keep away from such publishers, because their intentions are to defraud.

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Rose Dog is owned by Dorrance Publishing, a subsidy publisher. Rose Dog is expensive, charging a lot more than most POD publishers: $1400 for basic publishing services (not including distribution, marketing packages and copyediting). They do have a marketing package for $2400 which includes the mailing of promotional pieces to about 300 addresses and sending out 25 review copies of the books.  They do provide proofreading services (which they call copyediting) at $2.50 per page plus a fee of $25.

Another online social platform designed to defraud is ‘Fanbox.’ http://www.fanbox.com/socnet/. They preyed on Asians and the vulnerable. Calling it ‘Social Experiment’ you are deceived of earning large amount of money. To protect that amount you pay commission on that earned money, which they deduct monthly after giving them your credit card details.

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A social platform which has defrauded thousands of its members with false earnings.

People need to be smart, if you have earned such an enormous amount, perhaps $2,500, deductions can be taken from that amount. They have gone far by adding comments of members who claim of cashing certain amounts, just to lure you onto the platform.

Finally how do you react when you see such mail in your personal mail?

My name is Karen Carlson, 72 yrs old widow. I have a donation I need you to handle for me. Details of the donation would be made known once I hear from you. I have contacted you in good faith and if you are interested do send me an email: mrs.karen.carlson4@hotmail.com

Jane Kenrick

Media and Communications Officer
P  (03) 9851 9750 / 0417 912 644  F  (03) 9851 9715
35 Hutchinson Drive, KEW, VIC 3101
PO Box 3555 Tingalpa QLD 4173  Australia
j.kenrick@endeavour.com.au   W www.endeavour.com.au

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The Writer’s Conclusion:

When you receive such mail, ignore it completely. However, if you want to investigate further who the person is, for example Karen Carlson whom the letter came from, just try to find out who she is. I did it and the result was:

Karen Carlson was born on January 15, 1945 in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for The Candidate (1972), The Octagon (1980) and Days of Our Lives (1965). She was previously married to Devin Payne and David Soul.

From every angle, you can see that the intention of the writer is to defraud. Be careful over such friendly mails. They are destined to harm you.