Monday, October 26, 2015

The Oxymoron of Our Presidency

An oxymoron is defined as a phrase in which two words of opposite meanings are brought together. Eg.
1. Clearly Misunderstood
2. Exact Estimate
3. Small Crowd
4. Open Secret
5. Happily Married (very debatable)

Writers often use an oxymoron to call attention to an apparent contradiction, and it does cause the reader to pause and think for a bit.
So, I have paused, and I am thinking...
Better Ghana?
I still don't get it. Ghana hasn't been better for me since 2012 (but that is what I was promised). Unless it gets better before the next election.
Has Ghana been better for you?

Now it's,
#TransformingGhana
#ChangingLives
and we haven't yet seen the bettering of Ghana.
But, transforming Ghana from what to what? Who put us here? Changing lives from what to what? Again, who put us here?

Where does the campaign team of President Mahama get all these oxymoron of campaign messages? These are just campaign messages. I don't want to get started on the messages from the government.

Honestly, I'm starting to think of another addition to the definition of an oxymoron (if there isn't already a word for it). A phrase/sentence should be thought of as an oxymoron too, when it is made by a particular person/group of people.

Nope, I am still not into politics.
That just means no one political party has convinced me beyond reasonable doubt that they are ready, able and willing to actually make Ghana a Better Ghana, Transform Ghana and Change Lives.

11 comments:

  1. Hello Efua,

    Ah! I totally understand, another oxymoron that comes to mind is "Vision 20:20 Nigeria". Quite laughable given the prevalent systemic issues.

    The blatant disregard for the welfare of the masses by some people in political offices really baffles me.

    You write really well, I am glad that I found your blog.

    Have a lovely week.

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    1. Thanks Nedoux. Glad you liking my blog.
      Great week too.

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    2. You are most welcome, thank you for visiting my blog. :-)

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  2. Its just business as Usual dear.

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    1. Unfortunately, I have to agree with you Didi.

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  3. Efua, are we living in a time of this country for change or we are just waiting on its distruction; in as much as I agree with you I do disagree with you as well, if your people vote for words why should the president be blamed ; the next oxymoron should be reforming #lolghanapoliticstweaa

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    1. As a people, we totally need to change it up, or we end up with oxymoron campaign messages.

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  4. Efua, are we living in a time of this country for change or we are just waiting on its distruction; in as much as I agree with you I do disagree with you as well, if your people vote for words why should the president be blamed ; the next oxymoron should be reforming #lolghanapoliticstweaa

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  5. That mind of yours! Laughable oxymorons indeed. But who says they aren't fully aware that the joke is on the voting public?!

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    1. Lol ikr
      The joke really just might be on us.

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  6. That mind of yours! Laughable oxymorons indeed. But who says they aren't fully aware that the joke is on the voting public?!

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