“MENTAL SLAVERY IS R.E.A.L”
In today’s episode of “Wetin this one dey yarn?”, I wanna stress on a topic that really hits home.
You may have heard about Nigeria in your local media. A lot of foreigners associate us with Boko haram, religious wars, poor infrastructures and welfare etc, and a lot of foreigners are not wrong.
Permit me to do a throwback and shed a little light on the history of Nigeria.
In 2015, Nigerians voted an incompetent authoritarian named Muhammed Buhari, into the presidential office. As a result of that, we’ve suffered great losses as a nation.
But wait! wasn’t it obvious that he was the wrongest candidate to elect? You may ask.
Six decades ago, after Nigeria became Independent from the British colony, we were subjected to military rule. Whenever a Military leader was not effective, a Coup d’état would ensue, as a result of that, the nation was always on her toes.
In 1983, Muhammed Buhari organized a successful Coup d’état and became the head of Nigeria, albeit, his reign was one of the dingiest in Nigerian history. He was relieved of power in a bloodless Coup.
The man had no business getting the power in 2015, yet because Nigerians have a ph.D in outstripping their prior misfortunes, oodles of people supported his campaign.
How foolish are the people who don’t learn from experience.
It’s obvious that I hate our current government, nevertheless I prefer to look at the root of problems and deduce a solution rather than allowing my anger overshadow my sense of reasoning.
“WHEN WILL THE VICIOUS CYCLE END?”
From the moment a Nigerian child is born, they are taught to follow the rules. Don’t ask questions, respect the elders as questioning authority is the seed of rebellion that is not tolerated. This is directly enforced by our primary care takers like our parents, school teachers, and religious leaders.
We grow up being fearful, far from respectful as though we are still serving slave masters, colonial leaders, Militants. The average Nigerian child does not know the meaning of liberal.
Democracy is just a word. Even when you are right, you’re wrong!
Some Africans suffer from Mental captivity, the older generation especially.
This eventually shapes the youth’s mind so that when he travels to foreign land, he cannot socialise with others, and he thinks of himself as a lesser human.
Ever wondered why Nigerian youths become successful after they have spent years in another man’s country? after they have realised that they should not be repressed for thinking the right way?
Nigerians are some of the most innovative, creative minds in today’s world, but that potential is only discovered in foreign institutions. This is why instead of hearing about technological advancements made in Nigerian, we hear about innovations led by a Nigerian inventors working for, for example, a Canadian company
That’s right, there are no jobs for majority of youths in Nigeria, and that’s the main reason we emigrate.
Buhari recently said that Nigerian youths are the laziest people in the world.
Sooner or later, these old greasy scumbags fighting for power will be gone, and where will the youths be? contributing to the sublimation of another’s country’s economy.
Good job Federal Govt. Good job Buhari. Well done!
I’m sorry for my tone, if you picked up on that, I’ve just really wanted to say this for 4 years. If you made it to the end of my rant, Thank you for coming to my TEDx talk.
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