The hopes that some Nigerians are having already for 2023 were the same hopes I had in 1979 when l (Adeola) started to follow Nigerian politics (and l memorized the names of several top politicians that l still remember till date!).
Do the math. You are living in a fool’s paradise.
A Stale Demo-crazy
By Adeola Aderounmu
In a very uncharacteristic manner, l did not give it a thought to write an essay that tallies with the Nigerian independence anniversary on October the 1st.
It is also remarkable that l did not even repost my previous thoughts on the day (October 1st) on my blog. It is a sign of the times. My thoughts are divided about the country called Nigeria and l have described celebrations of October 1st as a sheer waste of time and money year after year.
I thought about the foolish people ruling Nigeria and their own reflections to the world that they are doing a great job. Then I think about the reality that Nigeria is one of the worst places to live on planet earth. There are arguments that this is a fallacy. It is easy to dismiss the terrible situation in Nigeria if you find yourself on the same side as the lucky bastards-the ones who think that having wealth or advantages that are not open or available to everyone is the purpose of life.
I think about all the problems facing Nigeria and how complicated they have become. I think about the people on whose behalf we have been writing for decades but who it seemed have lost touch with human dignity and the meaning of human existence; how almost impossible it has become to redeem the damaged minds and psyche of the “Nigerian”.
I think about how the Nigerian looked at you and view your opinions of the Nigerian state against his/her own personal judgements of “how things should work” or “so you think you know better”.
As a blogger and writer of almost 20 years’ experience, you know you cannot continue to argue with people or persons who actually think that Nigeria has a “political class” or that there is a future/hope based on the two major useless political groups in Nigeria. It is hopeless, and it is an inexplicable human “stupidity” not to start looking at the options that lie beyond the status quo in Nigeria.
Don’t be alarmed by my choice of words. I crossed the line of “civil essayist” a long time ago. Nigeria crossed the line from “civil” to “anarchy” many years before l lost my patience for soothing choice of words.
In her present state, Nigeria is home to the accumulation of the poorest people in the world staying afloat the world’s richest gifts of nature. If that doesn’t strike you as an anomaly, irony and oxymoron combined, l wonder what will.
To remain on the same side of any of the 2 major political party in Nigeria, APC or PDP revealed to me that Nigeria is irredeemable. On this blog, l have shown that there is no difference between the two. Both are criminal organisations, highly sophisticated in the perpetration of evil and poverty, and extremely interchangeable groups. I can be APC today and PDP tomorrow and vice versa.
In her present state, Nigeria is home to the accumulation/aggregation of the poorest people in the world staying afloat the world’s richest gifts of nature.
Nigeria is not a country in the true sense of it. It remains a geographical area in captivity. That is why poor people and slaves are concentrated in different regions with splashes of some of the world’s richest people who succeeded in capitalizing on a system that thrives on injustice and the growing stupidity of a “captured populace” that thinks that solutions to human problems are attached to divinity or unseen spiritual forces especially those forced on them when the slavery was perpetrated by foreigners. Today the slavery is masterminded by the elites/political class.
Nigeria is a special case of the collapse of humanity and the total and shocking absence of “simple” common sense. Again, foolish people continue to ask social critics for the solutions to Nigeria’s problems. In my case, l now suggests that ‘question askers” should read my blog from the beginning. They will probably find the answer somewhere.
The most radical solutions to Nigeria’s problems are the outright revolt of the people and the mass prosecution/elimination of the criminals called politicians. Such a bold move will change the landscape of the country forever. But that solution will not be sought because of the lessons of the civil war and the people have no leaders anymore. Nigeria is primarily headless and aimless.
The probable re-evolution of independent states within Nigeria is a risk worth taking because Nigeria in any case will never work based on the useless unitary system of government.
But the independent states will not be occupied by aliens if they emerged.
How will the governance of such states or republics be different from the useless governance that dominated Nigeria since the collapse of regional government? No one knows the answer to this question. Yet it remains a more popular option today because of the absolute stupidities seen in government especially since 1999 when physical hell escalated in Nigeria first through the PDP and now the APC.
Nigeria’s democracy is stale, permanently. It is managed by idiots and people without senses. But it is an indication of a systemic collapse. How can a country with glorious academics and citizens who are very efficient around the world be governed at home by complete nonentities? You can ask many other shocking questions about Nigeria and Nigerians who would rather spend their free time on useless tv shows rather than their real freedom fights.
What we know is that the collapse of the regional government automatically stemmed progress across the country. 53 years ago, Nigeria started the journey down the road to perdition when regional government was suspended. Since then, the citizens have been in coma and lacked the balls to re-demand for their lost paradise. For 53 years, unitary system of government has failed Nigerians regardless of who the ruler or dictator was/is.
How can you do something the same way and expect a different result is a globally known question/phrase. The hope that some Nigerians are having already for 2023 was the same hope I had in 1979 when l started to follow Nigerian politics (when l memorized the names of several politicians that l still remember till date!).
Do the math. You are living in a fool’s paradise.
Nigeria is a special case of the collapse of humanity and the total and shocking absence of “simple” common sense.
My name is Adeola and I blog here (adeola.blog)