Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Thug Life Naija Style

Now in most countries a thug is what you call rif raff who indulge in illegal activity and go about beating people up. Hold on that's a Nigerian Politician. To be honest comparing Tupac Shakur to a Nigerian politician is probably an insult to the man's memory but in the league of thugs he has to be the benchmark.

But just for a laugh, lets play "Spot the Difference". Tupac was intelligent, forward thinking, cared about his fellow black brothers. And our politicians, well, they are not completely heartless. They care very much for themselves and if they are above average maybe their nuclear family as well. Please dont call them servants of the people, thats insulting and as Africans we should respect our elders.

So there you have it. The result of our rather brief analysis shows the people who make daily decisions about our lives aint any better than an American area boy. But are we surprised? Of course not. Long before the butchers of Ibadan and Anambra came on the scene, we always had an inclination that the level of intellectual sophistication of our leaders was at best suspect. Maybe it was their inability to pronounce words like "integrity", "justice", "infrastructure", or phrases like "fair elections". I dont know. I can't seem to put my finger on it exactly. But what i do know is it wasn't as a result of their charitable well-meaning nature.

But as the phrase goes "If you can't beat them (no pun intended) join them". I know the pen is mightier than the sword but please, waving articles at a bunch of miscreants armed to the teeth with guns and knives is laugable. So if thats the case, How do we reclaim our country back? Well i wont lie to you. I dont know. I have to put that one in the to do file. But in the mean time ive got one very good idea. Pray......

Happy Wednesday

1 comment:

Wale Eribake said...

Interesting...on point!