Today I witnessed something that only happens to very few men throughout the course of history. One whole nation waiting for the words that would drop from the lips of the Deputy Prime Minister. It would be safe to say, the nation fell silent.
Mr. Abel, I have never really kept a close eye on how you came up through the ranks of politics, maybe you had one too many euphoric and trying moments. Maybe, this was just one of those moments for you. But this was not a moment of euphoria, nor a normal trial, it was a moment of history. You denied yourself a legacy that you would have imparted to your children, your constituents, and more importantly, the nation at large.
Some will come to your aid, and you yourself would justify, that at this juncture loyalty needed to be the trump card, the ace on the deck. Yet, it fails to avail you of anything. For the many who hoped in you [and your character] or respected you for that matter, in this game, it would have been better if the trump card would have been played from the start. If such had been the case, though people would have called you names and posted memes, your integrity would have stood. Your integrity would have been respected.
I think any explanations for the long delays, the nation waiting, the silence deafening, rising and falling, at this juncture would fall on deaf ears.
If my reading of history serves me right, there are moments in the life of a nation where the people’s hearts become the sole custodian of its history. The heroes of those defining moments remembered, the villains forgotten. The brave and the courageous respected, whether friend or foe. You would have been both remembered and respected.
People like me who did not know even what “Wabo Knight” assumed it was a title of character and integrity. A man with the people at heart [as you yourself heartily posted this morning]. Maybe the Knight will rise up one day, or maybe, it’s moment of history is past.
TODAY WAS HISTORY!
True indeed stands the words of Albert Einstein:
“The greatest tragedy in life is not death but the many things that die inside a man while he yet lives.”
I make these comments with great respect. Only as student of history.
~ Steward THOKE