Of Nigerian Political Parties and the Party, the Way and the Ways By Walid Moukarim
Romans, countrymen, and lovers! hear me for my cause, and be silent, that you may hear: believe me for mine honour, and have respect to mine honour, that you may believe: censure me in your wisdom, and awake your senses, that you may the better judge. If there be any in this assembly, any dear friend of Caesar’s, to him I say, that Brutus’ love to Caesar was no less than his. If then that friend demand why Brutus rose against Caesar, this is my answer: Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more. Had you rather Caesar were living and die all slaves, than that Caesar were dead, to live all free men? – Shakespeare
All we need do is to understand here that PDP is to us Nigerians what Caesar was to Rome, but more so that PDP is a well-knit fabric of characters with similar needs, wants, interests, perversions and consciousness to God levels.
What has kept the PDP in power for so long with the unending cry of the masses is their understanding of the Nigerian people. In the words IBB a little to the left and a little to the right, now they have us in a good state of confusion – living in fear and distrust of each other.
The educated and illiterate alike , afraid to transverse this country of ours, if it’s not a religious unrest it’s an ethnic one, our sense of justice is so warped, that the death sentence carries for every crime, jungle justice seems to be taking precedence over our collective reasoning.
PDP has played us Law 17 of the 48 Rules of Power (R. Green), KEEP OTHERS IN SUSPENDED TERROR: CULTIVATE AN AIR OF UNPREDICTABILITY – humans are creatures of habit with an insatiable need to see familiarity in other people’s actions. Your predictability gives them a sense of control ….. behavior that seems to have no consistency or purpose will keep them off-balance…..taken to an extreme this strategy can intimidate and terrorize.
It’s not so much about APC, PDM, APGA or any other party, it’s about the Intent of Purpose, Character and Integrity of the party members, it’s about the willingness to do the Right Thing, to be just, to give to the people what should be. The new breed of leaders should accept that the call to serve is a privilege, while serving is a duty, a duty bound & accountable by an Oath made to GOD All Mighty.
We the masses should also know too that change will take a great deal of sacrifice, that the system will resist change with all the force and ways available to it. We should hold fast to our hearts that we will be played against each other even more, that as we get closer to 2015 a lot of false flag operations will come to play, to cause us pain, confusion and further division. A win strategy for the current system.
We the masses should re-evaluate our current value for life, we should educate our self that all this self-destruct killings must stop.
A litmus test of what to expect of APC or any other party is in the actions of the current breed of Governors and Representatives who are now APC members, have they become people oriented, are they changing with a focus to better governance or are they waiting for 2015 to start?
Our Religious leaders should realize that money won’t save them, only truth and righteousness will. They should tell the truth to us all, be instrumental to Peace building amongst the masses, and not be instruments of the devil.
For those who believe the current leadership is clueless remember; The enlightened ruler is so mysterious that he seems to dwell nowhere, so inexplicable that no one can seek him. He reposes in non-action above and his ministers tremble below. (Han-fei-tzu 3rd century B.C. Chinese philosopher)
Let’s make our choices and not pick from the options they have carefully and thoughtfully planed out for us, limiting us to their advantage with each action we take.
We have to think outside the box, we have to reach out to each other, we cannot be at each other’s necks while our ship sinks.
If we want to make a positive change to our Nigeria, the only Home we have! It is time as a nation we awaken from the induced hypnosis that we are each other’s enemy, put all hands on deck and make that change. 2015 is just round the corner.
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