Over the last decade I’ve written so many Op Eds as a present to my future self. Not one of these forecasts have fallen to the ground. They have proven to be a window to our political future under the identity politics of hate void of ideology.
I’ve travelled through time to reveal the trajectory of our situation with cross carpeters in the political puppet show that hailers & wailers alike have turned into a realityTVshow at the expense of all our children whose future is being mortgaged.
At some point the more I wrote the more depressed I got. I realized the hard way why happiness is often forlorn to those who see through the generational lies and conspiracies that may have successfully gentrified the youth of now.
Unfortunately, change is generational. It takes years to effectively influence culture. What we’ve settled for going by the behavioral analysis is the constant compromise of our conviction towards siding with the mob in the bid to be politically correct.
I believe this is what some conveniently couch as being on the fence, standing for nothing in order to avoid the crosshairs of interests at the expense of future generations. This is why we vote against our values & for anyone that can WIN as perceived.
My most egregious discovery is the attitude of those struck with acute cognitive dissonance as to believing this is about acronyms or partisanship. Does it really matter what APC/PDP stands for seeing that the reoccurring candidates are merely swapping party logos?
From my experience in Advocacy I can tell you it is easier to rally people to hate something/someone than to make them agree on anything progressive. Same reason why people jump in the Arena to be entertained by people going against each other than people debating ideals.
The Negative partisanship ideology is a global phenomenon and you can tell once you begin to interosculate the tactics, policies and rhetoric. We have never voted anyone who represented our values in the past two decades. It’s always been about who can Win at all levels.
In Nigeria it is even worse. If you are the best candidate and you are not ready to meet 60% or the cost of elections you are not a suitable candidate because nobody will spend their money on an idealist whose policies won’t allow them recoup their investment with interest.
In America we may have ideological split between moderates and progressives but in Nigeria there is no such thing as ideology but rabid self interests of perpetual aspirants desperately changing parties to take advantage of the opportunity to Rule. It is never about service.
“People with good intentions make promises and based on their good character, keep same but Humans are fragile creatures made up of broken hearts and broken promises. Thus, promises have become the biggest lie in the world.” – @segalink 2018
…End of Celestial Observation…