PSYCOPATHY: Nigeria, What Have You Done?

in life •  last year 

Anytime I see headlines such as 

'Snake swallow millions of naira' or 'Monkeys ate even more millions of naira',

I feel my heart breaking into smaller pieces.You know there are times I wonder if there will ever be an end to this madness that we have decided to wallow in.

I took a break from social media because I discovered that there is hardly any of my posts that isn't a rant.If you were in my shoes, you will probably feel the same way too. It is so hard trying to keep having faith in a country that seems predestined to fail.

There is still a lot of poverty and the quest for survival has made brothers rise against brothers.A misinformed sense of survival has made fathers sell their sons. It is so hard to overlook the lack that has made a  daughter's flesh tasty to her mother.

Can you see that this isn't working?

The blogs carry the news and we sometimes laugh at some of the ridiculous headlines. How possible is it that gigantic billboards would be installed in major parts of the country congratulating the President's son on his quick recovery by the 'Children of Nigeria'  but it is happening and it wouldn't end by us wishing it away.

Hundreds of thousands have become displaced and the ones left in charge of them have suddenly found ways of becoming richer by selling aid materials.
It is sickening how we are able to joke about our lack and how privileged we feel when we are able to access some of the most basic things in life.

How can a Local government Chairman commission a communal well as one of his major achievements?

Election is almost here and our mothers will line up by the side of the streets spreading their threadbare wrappers for the 'so called leaders' They will sing songs befitting of kings and they will say prayers just to be thrown crumbs.

Perhaps God may answer their prayers one day and one of their own may be the one in one of those gigantic black cars with law enforcement agents enough to man an entire city.

It is what most of us have learned to aspire to. However, when we get the opportunity to right the wrongs of the past, we are most likely going to be overcome by the fright that lack might come knocking on our door again and so we will also loot the treasury of millions of people.It is frightfully an unbreakable train. 

I Have seen this same script being played again and again.

It is hard to accept that there may not be any good one left in the land.

I do ask myself how these leaders sleep at night?I bet in their inner minds they secretly hold the truth that indeed they are diseased because there is no other way they can explain the moneys they loot and keep in foreign banks that they cant keep track off.

How can they possibly explain the deals they sign with foreign countries to enslave the people they have been chosen to guide and guard?

It isn't supposed to be possible that someone can stay deaf to the voice of reason and remain committed to enjoying baths filled with bloody bubbles of lives lost as a result of poor decisions.It really feels like it is a disease of the brain, the kind that seem incurable and it is spreading fast.
In the years before now, I had lots of hope in the redemption of this land but the recent events have done nothing but break my heart into even smaller fragments.I am scared if I stay on that there wouldn't be more of me remaining. I may have to leave for a faraway land because home doesn't feel like home.

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@fissyfays, is very sickening. I stopped following news or opening any headlines on whatsoever is happening in the country. I am too young to get my beautiful youth angry and pissed over what we are not willing to change. I rather waste my time, data and energy on steemit reading educative and informative stuffs.


I try not to keep up but the news is everywhere these days. it is so depressing

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"Election is almost here and our mothers will line up by the side of the streets..." My momma sure as hell ain't one of that crew.
But for real though we live in one weird country. The president marred in corruption promising to help fight corruption in another country that's by far more economically stable. And is it weird that all of the president's kids have enjoyed huge perks from their poppa's position. Daughters got billionaire husbands, daddy got almost a year medical leave on taxpayers money in the UK. son rode a powerbike, crashed it and spent some more taxpayer's money to fix his scrapes and bruises in Germany... starting to seem the entire family has got more good luck than Goodluck


Of course, mine ain't too... lol.

Really though, it's a very crazy country we live in.