God Bless Liberia

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BY Dr. Samuel E. Vansiea

“My own convictions are that Heaven has great things in store for Africa, to be conferred doubtless through the instrumentality of Liberia.” -President Joseph J. Roberts

July 26, 2020 makes Liberia 173 years old. What a beautiful thing. No other African country can boast similarly. Liberia has witnessed and participated in the struggles of almost every country on the continent, a claim that no other African country can make. It was that Lone Star Country that coached  the rest of the continent into the civilized reality of independence and self-governance.

Liberia has gone through lots of terrible challenges and perhaps still going through some today. But with each struggle that seems unsurmountable, divine Providence has always, as heretofore granted some reprieve. For example, the harsh realities of World War II nearly crushed the young republic when she refused to be a pawn in the hands of European imperialism. Again, Providence provided a way out and the nation survived in high colors. Belief in God, the dignity of black people, the integrity of self-governance, and the future of the nation were more essential to the hearts and souls of leaders in those days than the passing shadows of cash and pleasure.

Liberia suffered some internal wounds too. For example, rebellions against the assaults of the settlers by the Grebos (1910), the Krus (1915),  the Golahs (1918), and the Joquelle Kpelles (1920), just to name a few, caused more bloodshed than could be imagined (Black Imperialism by M. B. Akpan). Of cause the events of the 1980s and 1990s are too familiar to be mentioned now.

The country has had some good times as well. Notable among which are, The “Integration and Unification Policy” of President William V. S. Tubman which galvanized the strength of the Republic and introduced Natives into chambers of national leadership. Those on the fringes of history began to see the light. The “Total Involvement, Higher Heights” theme of President William R. Tolbert was celebrated as the nation’s hope against the odds of old. It moved some folks from “Mats to Mattresses.” The “Back to the Soil” movement of President Samuel K. Doe was opening the door to innovation, productivity, and economic recovery.

But more than all that is the unique, but often forgotten blessing that the Good Lord, The Grand Architect of the Universe, designed for the country. On the entire continent, the only place left unoccupied by European colonial aggressors  was that small piece of land between the Cavalla River and Shebro Island out of which Liberia was carved.  Why did the Good Lord preserve that land for centuries? Why and how did Providence empower tribal natives to withstand and ward off white supremacy domination over that land till the arrival of the settlers in the 1800s? What spirit inspired the settlers to forge a black nation-state when the entire continent laid helplessly surrendered to European domination?

We may not know all that happened in the north and east to ancient Egypt, Ethiopia, Libya, etc, when they lost their lights of freedom. But certainly, when lights of freedom were put out in the north and east, Providence had preserved a place in the west wherein to plant an enduring light that will usher the nations of Africa into a new era of modern civilization, freedom, and independence.

We still may not understand the reason behind the intent of God to so bless Liberia. But we can have hope in the midst of uncertainties—as Africa’s first elected president, J. J. Roberts put it:

“Liberia is evidently designed to a glorious future; and that it is so, her past history seems clearly to indicate, for we find there so many evidences of Divine favor we are forced to the conclusion that Providence has not done so much for nothing.”

 God Bless Liberia!

Note: Quotations by President Joseph J. Roberts taken from Speeches by Joseph Jenkins Roberts, 1809-1876 by Dr. David Smith, Jr.

10 COMMENTS

    • Samuel Vansiea, CUT THAT CRAP UP about “July 26, 2020 makes Liberia 173 years old. What a beautiful thing. No other African country can boast similarly.”

      Despite the fact Ethiopia was invaded and occupied by Italy at some point, Ethiopia can also boast of such crap if for anything to boast about. Even another amongst Blacks – Haiti (though on another continent) also did same being the first country IN THE WORLD to have experienced same.

      But now here is the irony: WHILE YOU SAMUEL VANSIEA have decided to “PUT LIPSTICK ON PIG” in your so called heavenly past and glorious future”, these countries, Liberia, Ethiopia, and Haiti, are amongst the poorest on earth.

      As for governance, while people were starving, William Richard Tolbert was constructing artificial lake in his home town. In Ethiopia while the entire nation was dying from famine, Haile Selassie was feeding his lions with the best of foods as he and his family and cronies enjoyed the best of affluence. As for Haiti, the whole world knows their trademark of suffering etc. etc.

      So according to the gospel of Samuel Vansiea all such wickedness and satanic governance were “Belief in God, the dignity of black people, the integrity of self-governance, and the future of the nation were more essential to the hearts and souls of leaders in those days than the passing shadows of cash and pleasure”?

      Look Vansiea, when you have gotten your stomach filled with those people tithes and offering, and you have nothing meaningful to say, you better just sit down or go to sleep, instead of coming here to “PUT LIPSTICK ON PIG”!

    • Torli Krua, you dare claim these deceptions, inaccuracies, and outlandish lies, or to be blunt, these stupidness spewed here by this rascal calling himself Samuel Vansiea is a “great article”?

      You better go back and have a re-study and ultimately a re-think! And you Samuel Vansiea, you dare write such rubbish as “Belief in God, the dignity of black people, the integrity of self-governance, and the future of the nation were more essential to the hearts and souls of leaders in those days than the passing shadows of cash and pleasure.” With the wealth of the countryś natural resources only in the hands of the settlers who were “the leaders” your stupid self is referring to?

      If Joseph Jinkins Roberts, William V.S.Tubman, Charles D.B.King, and the rest of those half- churchgorers and half-pagans were leaders who had the conviction of “Belief in God, the dignity of black people, the integrity of self-governance, and the future of the nation were more essential to the hearts and souls of leaders in those days than the passing shadows of cash and pleasure”. President E.J.Roye would have not been slaughters from power as master-minded by the very Joseph Jinkins Roberts!

      If these idiocies and ignoramus nonsense you are spewing here were true, CDB King and the rest of those leaders would have not believed that indigenous Liberians were an inferior race, fit only for exploitation, a satanism on their part for which in 1931 an international commission found them guilty of organized CDB Kingś cartel in organized slave trade.

      These stupid people you call leaders made a law stipulating that only property owners were entitled to the vote, in effect the vast majority were effectively left without a vote and denied voting rights.

      VERY STUPID BOY: ” Leaders who had the conviction of “Belief in God, the dignity of black people, the integrity of self-governance, and the future of the nation were more essential to the hearts and souls of leaders in those days than the passing shadows of cash and pleasure”.

      YOU ARE A DAMN FOOL SAMUEL VANSIEA!

  1. Beautifully written. You gave an excellent description of the past. However, there is no adequate prescription of the future. I want new thoughts on where and, how we get to a better future.

  2. “Why did that Lone Star Country claiming to have coached the rest of the continent into the civilized reality of independence and self-governance” conduct itself into the primitive, savage, and barbaric reality of independence or the love of liberty by looking down on the indigenous population as sub-humans and imposing forms of forced labor akin to slavery on the indigenous peoples, while denying them their natural and God-given rights to vote!!!?

    And they kept such policy or modus operanidi from the 1800s to April 12, 1980; since even while the settlers were yelling across the continent and beyond about the menace of “white supremacy domination”, they the settlers were in full gear practicing “BLACK-CONGAU-SETTLER SUPREMACY DOMINATION”!

    So, Sam Vansiea. you just RESCIND YOUR MYTH about “settlers coaching the rest of the continent into the civilized reality of independence and self-governance”! For they were not!

    But indeed, rather dancing and rejoicing in their primitive, savage, and barbaric reality of independence or the love of liberty!

    They looked down on the indigenous population as sub-humans and imposed forms of forced labor akin to slavery on the indigenous peoples!

    They denied the natives or the indigenous population who has always been the majority – their natural and God-given rights to vote viz their “BLACK-CONGAU-SETTLER SUPREMACY DOMINATION”!!!!? AND YOU KNOW IT!!!

  3. They denied the natives or the indigenous population WHICH HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE MAJORITY their natural and God-given rights to vote viz their “BLACK-CONGAU-SETTLER SUPREMACY DOMINATION”!!!!? AND YOU KNOW IT!!! The late great Syrenius Forh conceptualized such hypocrisy, semi-apartheid political system and wickedness on the part of the settlers as “BLACK COLONIALISM”!!!!

  4. Reverend Dr. Vansiea and Rev. Krua are men of God, appointed by God. Because it is God who appointed them in order that His agenda might be advanced worldwide, the two gentlemen must and should be respected, otherwise God will go after those who may despise them. But, I am sure God understands that we the believers have a natural right to disagree with them if we feel uncertain about some issues they raise. On the whole, they are good men. I wish them well. I also wish I could preach a sermon one of these days in their individual churches.

    A few years ago, Rev. Vansiea wrote an article in which he claimed that the writers of the Liberian Constitution did not discriminate against the natives of Liberia and other groups of people. In my weak way, I showed absolute respect for Rev. Vansiea’s viewpoints, but at same time, I disagreed with him. With regard to Rev. Krua, I commented on an article he authored as recently as a week ago.

    Rev. Krua has come to the support of Rev. Vansiea. That’s not immoral, but rather good and understandable. We just have to be careful. The men of God are up to something. But we do not have the slightest idea of what it could be.

    Arrh… there’s another Reverend who’s left out of the equation. He is the right Reverend, Dr. Samuel L. Dunbar, the Independence Day orator as he has been referred to by The Daily Observer and others. Disengeniously on his part, the Independence Day orator supports the re-introduction of death penalty in Liberia because rape cases of Liberian girls (and maybe boys) have gone viral. I certainly hope that Reverends Vansiea and Krua will stay out of the killing business. Let us not forget….”thou shalt not kill”.

    Reverends Vansiea and Krua, in many ways, you’re right. Our country has transitioned through a number of stages. Unnecessary wars were fought between the natives and the settlers. But let’s be realistic. Irrespective of their policies, the presidents (from JJ Roberts down to Tubman) did not do a good job in Liberia. Remember, I am not saying that no policies of theirs were introduced. What I am saying is that because those leaders were mean-spirited, short-sighted and anti native, their policies did more harm than good to the people of Liberia.

    What do you think?

  5. Mr. Hney, LIARS can never be men of God. They were NEVER EVER appointed by God. From the LIES Vansiea and Krua want people to believe, it is very clear that they are DEMONS OR SATAN ON PULPIT. Remember, the devil came to LIE, STEAL AND KILL!

    Vansiea and Krua are BIG LIARS by saying and wanting people to believe such LIES as: “Belief in God, the dignity of black people, the integrity of self-governance, and the future of the nation were more essential to the hearts and souls of leaders in those days than the passing shadows of cash and pleasure.” WHAT? “than the passing shadows of cash and pleasure.”? WHEN POWER, MONEY AND PLEASURES WERE AND STILL REMAIN THE MOTIVE AND INTENT OF THOSE RASCALS WHOM CHRIST REFERRED TO AS WHITE-WASH TOMBS!!!!

    They should confine such LIES to those naive and mentally illiterate people who go and listen to them on Sundays, and stay away from such areas as these where you are bound to find people who are far far far more educated than them in the discipline of Theology and are seriously immersed in the religious life and are living a more reverential life!

  6. In his Samuel Vansieaś VAIN ATTEMPT TO DECEIVE AND FLATTER IN HIS FALSE PROPHESY (Jeremiah 23:16) he Vansiea must draw attention by quoting the first bloody coup ring leader Joseph Jenkins Roberts who plotted with his fellow plotters in killing the first pure African President of Liberia:

    “My own convictions are that Heaven has great things in store for Africa, to be conferred doubtless through the instrumentality of Liberia.” Roberts´actual great things in store of Africa was the bloody and violent overthrow of the first pure African Liberia President E.J.Roye.

    And then to varnish his Vansiea´s lies about ROBERTS above, he inserts his Vansiea´s stupid lie about: “Belief in God, the dignity of black people, the integrity of self-governance, and the future of the nation were more essential to the hearts and souls of leaders in those days than the passing shadows of cash and pleasure.” LISTEN TO YOURSELF, VANSIEA! ARE YOU SERIOUS?

    This boy´ś mentality is worse than an arm robber! You better keep your lies to yourself and whichever congregation. For we will not spare you and your lies.

    Now to accomplish his satanic sermon of lies and stupidity, he comes up with his FALSE PROPHECY (Jeremiah 23:16) about “:

    “Liberia is evidently designed to a glorious future; and that it is so, her past history seems clearly to indicate, for we find there so many evidences of Divine favor we are forced to the conclusion that Providence has not done so much for nothing.” VAIN FLATTER! SATANIC RHETORICS! STUPID LIES!! SILLY DECEPTIONS!! FALSE PROPHECIES!!!

    Do you think this is one of your church-goers´ fellowships? You better keep your lies to yourself and whichever congregation. For we will not spare you and your lies.

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