Off The Norms; The Pretentious Youths And Their Opponents, By Eniola Opeyemi
Posted On Dec 2, 2017
I feel so sorry for the youths of the black race. Many of my contemporaries preach freedom frivolously like a priest that preaches what he doesn’t practice. At the mention of freedom my heart beats double knowing it’s a clarion call and a sacrifice that requires embellish not for just an individual but from one to all.
The story of Libya, the enslavement, torture and injustice to fellow African brothers had played for so long, but it’s never too late for the struggle to fight the oppressors that have deprived the many fellow brothers from gaining freedom.
I watched the videos, I saw the pictures and was touched by the tortures, the cross- mutilation, hence, I won’t join other many youths to blame the Libyan government alone but firstly, it’s necessary to address the root of this, I mean the government of the African countries. In my country, Nigeria, many youths have not just written off their potentials to take charge and dethrone the sit -tight old goons, we either worship or ignore them, any of the these actions is detrimental to our future and generations to come.
No where in my country do we have a councillor which is the smallest government elective position in his/her twenties (though I stand to be corrected with substantial facts and figure), rather we hustle hard to go in and out of the country through which-ever means as our sure link to wealth.
Discussing with my uncle on electoral power, revolution and change of baton, I could remember telling him that it is such simple a word but ambiguous actions is required to be adopted by the youths, actions not ambiguous to few of us but it is to many other out there. If this word sounds degrading to you, then I have just one question for you; how many youths will vote and stand to defend their votes? If your answer is below the required then you must agree with me that most of we the youths are pretentious in manner.
The social media rave is something deceiving that we can easily debate, deliberate and conclude while the people on the field take the day. Talking politics and governance doesn’t mean it’s all that is required to be successful, NO!. We have quite good numbers of youths that are making it through entrepreneurial skills and things we overlooked yet it matters and fetch cool money. The income is necessary, we need not to apply for jobs before cashing in legally, then, we have are a step mightier than the perceived opponents.
Who are the opponents?
Opponents are enemies that hinders ones success or will go extra-mile to take the shine while the pretentious youths clamor to take charge of governance.
In my own terms, I will regard the old politicians and leaders that doesn’t want the commoner or the youths to rule as the opponents.