Tribal hatred as old as humanity
Tribal carnage documented in
Bible with Divine approvals.
Tribal hatred continues unabated
With or without Divine interventions.
If God approved genocide,
Humans can justify tribal hatred.
How lucky to belong to a hated tribe?
Hated Tribes more prosperous
Hated Tribes more innovative
Hated Tribes more industrious
Hated Tribes more adventurous
Hated Tribes more accommodating than
Tribes, whose stock in trade is hatred.
Here’s the existential conundrum,
Would a successful Tribe eschew
Prosperity, innovation, industry, and
Adventure to become enamored with
Their haters or do the hated Tribes
Coalesce, stand their ground and
Defend their God-given attributes?
Defend your tribe, if you belong
To a hated tribe, fight for survival
Employing your God-given attributes,
Using guile, love, and sometimes
Force, coupled with your superior tribal attributes
To circumvent, circumscribe, and
Cancel the hatred by other tribes.
AHMADU BELLO SOWED THE SEEDS OF HATRED OF IGBOS IN THE NORTH.