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Good for the People, Good for Everybody
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Good for the People, Good for Everybody

Lawrence Cook in The Spy Who Sat On The Doorstep (Courtesy IMDB)

I remember from the mid to late 70s, Sacro Ogban, a cool, sociable, and trendy guy I admired for his personality and style. About 12 years older than me, he was light-skinned and had a close resemblance to Larry Cook, star of the movie, The Spook Who Sat At The Doorstep and a similar persona. Sacro would always make a toast at some stage during drinking sessions with his friends, a regular event. The wording of the toast was constant, said with a hint of a Harlem, New York accent, “That which is good for the people is good for everybody” or sometimes “What is good for the people is good for everybody”; he used the latter version more often. The meaning or context of the toast was obscure to me but always met with effortless acceptance from his friends. Yes, the toast made little sense to my preteen mind, but it was catchy. In 1978, he left Orerokpe, where both our parents lived and went overseas for studies. Read More “Good for the People, Good for Everybody”