DETRIBALISM, RACISM, AND HATISM
I am a detribalized Nigerian.
What tribe of detribalized Nigerians?
Gullible, clueless, sycophantic, or moronic?
Fighting tribalism with detribalism,
Results in domination of all tribes by one tribe.
The only way to stop tribalism is with tribalism – not detribalism.
As I was cruising the Information Superhighway aka Internet, I came across the above poem. My first reaction was how do you fight tribalism with tribalism? On further reflection, it became clear that the author made sense.
A tribalized President such as President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria decides to install only Hausa-Fulanis in all-important positions in the security, industrial, economic, environmental, educational, and administrative sectors of Nigeria. He accomplishes this by rusticating all incumbents without due process. Non Hausa-Fulani generals, colonels, and brigadiers are retired forcefully and prematurely. Permanent secretaries, and directors in the ministries are moved to insignificant positions, if they are not retired. Managing directors and chairpersons of parastatals are replaced with less qualified Hausa-Fulani individuals.
An incoming Urhobo President decides to eschew tribalism and leaves the Hausa-Fulani occupants in their positions. The few positions that become available through attrition are filled by the detribalized Urhobo incumbent from amongst the other 370 tribes. The Hausa-Fulanis are still in charge.
The next Hausa-Fulani President reverses all the gains made in detribalization by the Urhobo President. He removes the few non Hausa-Fulani incumbents and replaces them with Hausa-Fulanis. Consequently, Hausa-Fulanis will influence the President and Government even when the President is not Hausa-Fulani because they control all-important positions in the nation.
The Urhobo President should have rusticated all the Hausa-Fulani incumbents and replaced them with Urhobos. The Hausa-Fulanis will be forced to taste the poisonous concoction, they introduced into Nigerian politics. Fear of tit for tat will force all incumbents to fill all positions meritoriously with the most qualified individuals irrespective of tribe. No one wants a short career.
The fear of retribution will make all Nigerian Presidents think of every Nigerian irrespective of tribe in filling political positions or promotions.
Nigeria loses when all positions are filled with one tribe as no tribe has a stranglehold on knowledge. Diversity strengthens societies as problems are tackled from a diverse perspective yielding robust long lasting solutions.
A detribalized Nigerian President treats all Nigerians as one tribe or as one race eschewing tribalism and/or hatism.
IS FIGHTING RACISM WITH RACISM SIMILAR TO FIGHTING TRIBALISM?
Blacks in America were more prosperous in the days of overt racism. Overt, because racism still exists. Instead of the racist “snake” lying in plain view on the bed, it is hiding under the duvet and will still strike you if you lie on that bed. Being excluded from white establishments forced blacks to patronize black businesses. Blacks prospered. With the advent of fake emancipation and civil rights, the hard earned black dollar is instantly transferred to non-black businesses, while black impoverishment expands.
“Currently, a dollar circulates in Asian communities for a month, in Jewish communities approximately 20 days and white communities 17 days. How long does a dollar circulate in the black community? 6 hours!!! African American buying power is at 1.1 Trillion; and yet only 2 cents of every dollar an African American spends in America goes to black owned businesses.”
Racism means Blacks patronizing black businesses to build black wealth. It does not mean lynching Whites or excluding Whites from black restrooms and businesses. That is hatism. With fake emancipation and civil rights, Blacks are too eager to return the little wealth falling through tiny holes in the overfilled white pockets back to White people. The Whites do not need the money but would gladly take it. Whites do not patronize black businesses in the same proportion as blacks patronizing white businesses.
Fighting white economic racism with black economic racism will lift blacks out of poverty, garnering white respect of blacks and eventually creates a level economic playing field that banishes hatism. This is similar to fighting tribalism with tribalism. As the famous philosopher, Chidiogo puts it; “Hatism is interracial discrimination while tribalism is intraracial discrimination. Both forms are evil.”
Blacks will never garner White respect as long as they remain poor. Arabs are still engaging in Black slavery in 2017. Have the Whites condemned the Arabs? No, Whites respect Arabs because of their oil wealth. Qatar, an Arab country owns more real estate in London than the Queen of England, three times as much.
Blacks will gain worldwide respect when Black African Leaders start using their highly endowed continent to create black wealth.
Africastallestman does not see a turnaround in the near future as Africans continue to elect senile leaders, and incumbents that turn their countries into constitutional dictatorships such as Uganda, Equatorial Guinea, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of Congo, Angola, Cameroon, Chad, Zimbabwe, and Nigeria under Buhari.