BEWARE WHEN YOUR ENEMIES START PRAISING YOU
Double your defenses and prepare for a catastrophic outcome when your erstwhile enemies start heaping praises on you. The Igbos of Nigeria love praises whether it is self-administered (megalomania) or externally administered (sycophancy).
With the sustained agitation for Biafra, whether physical or metaphorical, the hitherto enemies of the Igbos have resorted to showering praises on Igbo ingenuity, drive, industry, accommodation, and resilience. They however forget to praise Igbo political stupidity that manifests itself in Igbo naivety in dealing with complex political situations starting from the early Igbo Nationalists to present day Igbo politicians, especially the Igbo Governors and Legislators.
The internet is inundated daily with articles, posts, and videos praising the Igbos and urging them to remain part of Nigeria. Where are all these people when Igbos are being beheaded in Northern Nigeria, Igbos excluded from political appointments, Igbo properties confiscated, Igbos threatened with drowning, Igbo lands turned into military encampments, and market stalls owned by Igbos, bulldozed?
These “sympathizers” are only interested in continued Igbo tithing to the Nigerian State. They do not call for a referendum or restructuring of Nigeria. Igbos should be careful of Trojan praises. These encomiums should not copied, pasted, and forwarded. If they are serious, they should embark on public protests denouncing Igbo maltreatment, marginalization, and murder.
Africastallestman believes that the greatest danger to the Igbo fight for respect and self-determination, are Igbo money bag contractors that are willing to sell Igbos for a “cup” of porridge.