Saturday, January 3, 2009


Hereunder is a compilation of some of my quotations and rhetoric involving topics that relate to the human interface and anthropology and they have been drawn from personal and social experiences. Each piece is authentic and plagiarism-free.(sic). If a piece resembles your work, be assured that it might be a good coincidence or an instance of an irony of situation. The dates you see affixed there-with each piece imply the year of conception. Please read on...

More extent than less of any other thought shows that learning and acquisition of all imaginable skills are by imitation; one modest complement being by innate capacities. Jerry Williams (2004)

Relationships between individuals are determined by the factors regarding status. The greater the circumstances of one over the other, the greater the submission of the slighter. The opposite is true. But if a par exists, antagonism and two-facedness is the rule of thumb. Bravery impels the slighter to embrace the criteria of the parity. Jerry Williams (July 2008)

Performance is the customized artifact of simulated competence. Jerry Williams (July 2008)

A virtuous relationship warrants wearing the other’s shoes. Jerry Williams (July 2008)

Wisdom is a variable and an end product of accrued knowledge which have been applied and lived through successfully or not during the highbrow maturity of an adult. But ageing is not necessarily a cinch to acquit oneself brilliantly of the subject matter, rather the allowance to acquire knowledge. Circumscription from elaborate access to information is the main constraint. Jerry Williams (Dec 2008)

The prevention of memory loss is the perpetual acquisition of knowledge and employing them in social interface. Jerry Williams (Dec 2008)

Being inebriated or seized with temporary unconsciousness doesn’t always preempt one from the ability of withdrawing a measure of the information on the event that happened during the course of the incapability. Jerry Williams (Dec 2008)

In pursuance of the view that the Earth is a globe, why aren’t the edges tangible? Why is the only orifice upward? Jerry Williams (1980)

Mindful of the need for first hand witnessing and caught on camera phenomenon, mindful of the contingency to loose experiences and events caught on camera amidst events imbibed with jeopardy to the promoter and or eventual loss of both the producer and product of potential immemorial, shouldn't there be the allowance for science and technology to conceive a scheme to fill this niche by the application of embedded transmitters on a visual recordable gadget to a world wide satellite to capture signals of these gadgets either automated by the proprietor or by obligation? Whereof an instance of the event of a plane crashing, immortalized by a camcorder and its owner but who unfortunately is minutes away from demise would be captured and archived by such an incumbency. Jerry Williams (July 2008 )

The liquid from the flesh of a crab could take over one month under normal house temperature to evaporate completely. Jerry Williams (2008)

In every presentation that is delivered by whosoever, only 40% is absolute truth. Another 40% is embellishment and hypocrisy on one side of the coin and exaggeration and camaraderie on the other; the former pertaining to one’s ingratiation and the latter, one’s maliciousness. A 20% for the sake of the convenience to connect. Jerry Williams (July 2008)

If the cost of Salvation were a cross, then it should take a big cross to bridge the path to eternity. Christians should endure their hurdle as Jesus Christ Himself lived through on Earth. Be oblivious of all predicaments, shortcomings, failures, tribulations etc just as Job did. Whereof our crucible on steadfastness in the faith of God. Jerry Williams (Dec. 2008)

The task to forget and forgive is a crucible the human mechanism finds impossible to pass. Propriety norms if at all applied are temporary impediments. Before long some misgivings set rolling the viral wheels of vicious reminiscing and our thoughts are taken over anew by the mishap of odium towards a former adversary. Jerry Williams (Dec 2008)

Many marriages have been terminated because of popular models vis-à-vis individual affidavits on their downs to potential parties who are in the course of securing one. Fear-mongering becomes the primary activity of the anguished causing their contagion to populate interfaces and disillusions their ultimate upshot. Jerry Williams (Dec 2008)

First-time careers jobs as opposed to their professional equivalents are always ugly to beginners albeit practically the most significant seeing that they are the threshold experience providers. The irony is, they are the stepping stones for human resources and never the career profile everyone wants to end up with. Jerry Williams (Dec 2008)

Love implies forfeiting a big thing to a slighter and vice versa. Whichever side of the coin would label love. Everything being equal. Jerry Williams (Dec 2008)

Whenever I prayed to request something, then would I become fervently religious than erstwhile. But you know, God is not a vend machine which doesn’t know if the credit card is yours or not. Jerry Williams (Dec 2008)

Kindness is a virtue that causes oblivion to its benefactor amid the spiteful history in its various degrees of the promoter. No grey spot exists between the subject matter and its contrast. Jerry Williams (Dec 2008)

Each New Year brings in contingencies of which the happy ones are rarely occasioned in spite of the threshold wish. This dictum, that perspective, this Happy New Year.


This work is a narrative based on a true event. It describes a case of corruption and how a civil servant went beyond the freemasonry of his employ to redeem a victim of circumstance. Names of persons and places hereinafter mentioned are fictitious as all dates and figures relating to legal tenders and suit numbers. The original stretches of the story line has been presented unabridged though duly condensed. However, any resemblance to persons of real statuses must necessarily be considered as sheer coincidence. Jerry Manga Williams, Limbe, 25 November 2005


I shall not pretend to consider it any matter for wonder that the ordinary case, so to speak, of Mr. Tilfri excited discussion at my employ. It would have been a normalcy had it not especially under the circumstance.
In spite of the desire of all the parties to keep the affair from the public, at least for the present, I was as erstwhile desirous to elect a breach of such an endeavour and render necessary the facts to everyone as far as I comprehend them myself.

My attention for the past several years as a president of the High Court of N_ _ _L had been repeatedly drawn to the subject of corruption; and just about a few months ago, it quite suddenly occurred to me following campaigns on the subject by the office of the Prime Ministry that in the series of experiences prevailing hitherto, there had been a remarkable omission. No person had as yet been so stringent in requesting receipts of unaccountable services contracted with officials in my jurisprudence, yet there availed of rumours galore on the matter. There were other points to ascertain this but this most excited my curiosity.

So when I received the hereunder-subjoined carbon copy of a correspondence addressed to my colleague, the Registrar in Chief, Mr. Samtu from Mr. Tilfri himself, I knew I had arrived at the subject by whose means I might test the immensely important character of its consequence. The letter reads:

“Mr. Tilfri N.
Avenue Saint Hall
P.O. Box 000
Province of XXX
4th February 2005
The Registrar in Chief
N _ _ _L High Court
Province of XXX



Mindful of my previous correspondences to you regarding the facts subsequent to the prayer to give notice of appeal for the unwarranted decision and order in suit No. HCN/2/05, I am vexed and disgruntled by your facetious character on this matter and I fail to understand why you are treating me in this discourteous manner.
Following the judgment of the above mention suit and under the directives of my counsel, Mr. Jomoh, I had expressed the desire to have it typed in order to proceed to move the court for an appeal.
You had fixed a charge of 50.000 FCFA to process the draft judgment which I’d paid before the deadline of 31st January 2005.
Reasons as various as they have been beyond the province of any fault of mine were forwarded by the assigned clerks justifying the belated document which consequently cost me dear of an exclusive penalty that stopped at 230.000 FCFA.
Upon the payment of the latter, I had asked you for the receipt of both customs (i.e. the fifty thousand francs -50.000 FCFA- as per 21st February 2005) and two Hundred and Thirty Thousand francs -230.000 FCFA- as per 2nd February 2005.
Rather you had obliged me to get the receipt from the taxation office to which I had acquiesced but rather received a receipt of Twenty seven (27.000) FCFA instead.
You had duly intercepted another correspondence from me wherein I immediately drew your attention to the unsatisfactory receipt I acknowledged. Yet another bout of oral responses has rather been acquitted by you, supplying more weird reactions of your person to me.
I am hereby conveying another letter for you to tell me who has got my balance of 203.00 FCFA. I urge you to do so in writing and not orally.


Tilfri N

- The President, N _ _ _L High Court
- The Magistrate, Court of First Instance, N_ _ _L
- Barrister Jomoh, Jomoh Law Firm, N _ _ L”

Within a couple of hours after this note was received, I convened an ad-hoc conference between the Registrar in Chief, Mr. Samtu and myself. I drew inference from the locus of discussion – the letter to which he immediately acceded to my desire that he should provide the 2 previous correspondences of Mr. Tilfi into which that what I had subjoined is for the most part either condensed or copied verbatim.

I urged him to state as distinctly as he could the reasons for the recriminations he and Mr. Tilfri had acquitted themselves brilliantly of. Whilst he spoke, I commenced the passes which I had already found most effectual in perceiving the moral values inherent in officials – I beg to draw the attention of your person that the relationship I have with that who spoke in his capacity as the Registrar in Chief is that of cooperation and not subordination – reason why his inclination to inhibit every bit of the truth regarding the expended charges by Mr. Tilfri were quite legitimate. Mr. Samtu barely had time to reckon the account of the event leading to the proceeding charges otherwise a generous oral expenditure on the misdemeanour and impropriety of Mr. Tilfri regarding the latter’s relation with his general staff and himself were delivered. According to him, Mr. Tilfri possessed no right to question his incumbency. He had the mandate to elect any rule that should discourage defaulters from exceeding the appropriate period to process their draft judgments. Mr. Tilfri, he said was archetypal to this offense including the lack of reverence to everyone else.

Although I exerted all my powers evident to subdue him to defer to my opinion against malfeasance as a result of indignation at litigants’ discourteousness, Mr. Samtu opposed the objections but beseeched me as it seemed to be oblivious.

At the expiration of an interval of a month, I was honoured with a visit from Mr. Tilfri at my office. He asked that it was ill advised to disturb me upon a busy morning but it behooved him to tell me of a preoccupation that was killing him inaudibly. He moved me along his correspondences to the Registrar in Chief Mr. Samtu and imbued me with the facts which I have herein above presented. Mr. Tilfri who elects residence principally in the neighbourhood of N _ _ L, is particularly noticeable for the extreme eminence of his person – his height much in violent contrast to that of everyone else present in the yard, stopping somewhere around 1.80m. His voice much resembling the characteristic of a higher social class baron to which I am sure he could have dreamt of belonging on several occasions. Perhaps it was the grandeur of his height that compelled his audacity and brevity. Having arraigned the neighbour to court for squatting in his own parcel of land endorsed with a title deed and conveyed by his deceased uncle, he believed the ruling was apparently erratic. That in failing to employ the most current rules in tenure, the presiding magistrate arrived at an erroneous conclusion; which inherently had been worked up between the defendant and the presiding judge. As a traditional ploy to discourage further indulgence to litigation, it was then the turn of the Registrar in Chief to injure his steadfastness. He grumbled that a conspiracy was developed to provoke a delay. But he was steadfast in seeing the consequence of this admitting that justice must reign in especial in a court which is subscribed to harbour it. I had asked him to execute patience while I besought the Chief Registrar to concede to his inquiry.

With a heavy heart, I joined the Registrar again for yet another meeting regarding the indignation of Mr. Tilfri. Still Mr. Samtu and myself failed to entertain a consensus on the matter.
On account of the facts I assembled from the foregoing and evidences tendered from Mr. Tilfri as well as the intercourses in especial with Mr. Samtu, I was seized with chagrin and pity for Mr. Samtu and Mr. Tilfri respectively.

The rule of thumb to every business in conflict renders preference to the party who got the unfair deal than they who acquitted themselves advantageously or duplicitously of the other. In pursuance of such a precept of morality, three days subsequent to my meeting with Mr. Tilfri, I remitted the matter to the Anti Corruption Observatory Service of the Prime Ministry for appropriate actions to be meted upon Mr. Samtu on ground of corruption and malfeasance. Investigations were immediately launched and interestingly enough, legions of surging accusations emerged from several other quarters, implicating Mr. Samtu.

Mr. Tilfri on his part will get a new hearing due subsequently at the High court. His brevity and steadfastness to the pursuit of equity and other rights notwithstanding will yield him remarkable dividends, conceding all and sundry whereof, a compelling contagion of a conscientization on the one hand and on the other, a necessary adherence to the pro-forma of ethics in every vocation. Under the circumstance, any one so inflicted with the mentioned opportunities stands eligible to restrain corruption.

The end.

Jerry Williams