Untitled - #randomthoughts
There is a reason Africa is still backward in every aspect; Ignorance or should I assume that they belief so much in traditional practice of religion that they have refused to format that mentality associated with voodooism and embrace westernization in all its...
Untitled - #randomthoughts
There is a reason Africa is still backward in every aspect; Ignorance or should I assume that they belief so much in traditional practice of religion that they have refused to format that mentality associated with voodooism and embrace westernization in all its entirety if they must keep copying the ways of the whites? Nigeria leads the pack of Countries in Africa that have refused to throw away one attribute of the stone age. It is so disheartening that when it comes to fashion, they are quick to throw their identity to the mud and emulate the west but then refuse to relegate to the thrash can boxed up thoughts that everything that seems abnormal has links to the supernatural.
Many a times, homeless people have been tagged witches and wizards just because they were found wandering about aimlessly and oftentimes, unkempt. In a few instances, the hapless ones were burnt to death while in other cases, the quiet fortunate ones were beaten, humilated or dragged about naked before the Police intervenes.
For how long are they going to continue this way? The west keep making ground breaking discoveries in Science, Technology and Medicine on each passing day while Africa waits on them for whatever it is they are fed with; little wonder Africa is still where it is today.
Only recently, an obviously sick woman with a protruded abdomen was seen lying on the streets in Ozoro, a town in Delta State, Nigeria and in the usual fashion; she was surrounded by people and different postulates were made and the best that would suit the ever itching ears of the larger populace was easily circulated online by the very people who took the pictures and uploaded them online - I am still wondering who they sold their consciences to. How on earth could a woman who very clearly couldn't speak have said that she is a witch who went to suck a woman's pregnancy and ended up where she is? Where is the sense in that? Even if she did say that, it was probably under duress; so they could stop questioning her.
From my observations, getting someone to confess that he/she is a wizard/witch in Africa is easier than obtaining a driver's license in the U.S; how laughable! Who knows if in her discomfort lies a very big discovery in Medicine that would have set Nigeria at par with every other research forward Countries. Oouch! My bad, Nigeria does not even have research institutes in Medicine to start with. I trust the West not to let opportunitues like this slip through their fingertips because they know what it means for them in the field of research if they make a ground breaking discovery.
Africa needs to wake up fast! A lot of things have gone wrong and the first step to making things right is to discard the stone age mentality of theirs. So many great opportunities in different fields/aspects abound in Africa but they would rather depend on the west for what is obtainable in their backyards. How pitiful!