From coastline to coastline, from mountain to lowland, the chimes of information regulate the vibration of a man’s heartbeat. A human is like fabric; woven with the tread of information.
The content of the leafs binded together in books, have shattered and mended many lives. The western world has continuously infused their ideologies into our way of life through literature. The Nigerian society has not made adequate efforts, to sift the content of the varying forms of entertainment we consume. The Nigerian literary world defines its ideals on western portrayals. Many Nigerians are now copy sculptors and architects of Western society. Television content is highly unbridled and uncensored. The web which is a crowded market of content, from the decent to the obscene; can only be used appropriately by a sanitized mind. It is time for Nigerians to build a chain of critiques, publishers and writers, that will shackle the unbridled creatures of hedonism invading our society.
Dissension copulated with dominance and gave birth to the Siamese twins Liberalism and Freedom. These two children have loosened the threads holding together the fabric of rationality. The human now sees himself as a gladiator fighting for glamour.
Liberalism defends the individuality of man, man’s right of nonconformity to established truths. It defines the human as a god in himself and sets the personality upon a superficial throne, where in perceived rights supersedes that of nature. Freedom builds the belief of an unhindered will to seek succor in the bin and bathe in the swamp without recourse to reasoning. Man has condescended to a roving raving, led by the glint of glitter.
The achievements of these twin virulent virtues are epochal. The perceived deposition of despotic dynasties by the usage of carnal mobs who accused their rulers of drowning their will and bending their limbs with servility. The development of party systems to seemingly take care of man’s insatiable interests. Most heroic of all is the reformation of moderation into a prison camp. This is the Guantanamo Bay where terrorists (ascetics) are tortured till they accept luxurious lounges in the democratic land of anarchy. There are myriad camps established for orientation but two are sufficient for the track of my thoughts.
The educational camp. This camp is constructed on the valley of theorem and arithmetics. Not that education in itself is not beneficial, its motive is corrupted by application. A brilliant brain can only function with a sane mind. The concepts and constructs that now define our environment negates sanity, many brilliant brains have been controlled by shallow minds. The human mind is recoiled from rationality by series of subtle shifts from the trail of truth. Carnal concepts are used to dredge human values. Many of us reflect the rot of rationale. An excerpt from book 12 of Terry Goodkind’s “Sword of truth” series succinctly summarises the use of literature to canonize atheism and sanctify self belief:
It seemed that everywhere Tom and Jennsen traveled to trade for supplies, they saw
churches going up as the hope for mankind’s salvation from misery. Men of God traveled
the countryside to spread the word, and demand devotion to Him.
Jennsen and her people kept mostly to themselves, enjoying the fruits of their own labor and the simple joy of being left alone by tyrants and brutes. Some of them, though, had started keeping the symbols of the religious beliefs pressed on them. It seemed easier for them to go along than to question, to accept prepackaged beliefs than to think for themselves.
I shall now reference sections of a document titled “The learned protocols of the elders of Zion.” This document was published in 1785 by Dr Adam Weishaupt, the founder of the Illuminated Seers of Bavaria (Illuminati)
“ The word “Goyim” means gentiles i.e those who are their puppets.
Protocol number 1 VI. Political freedom is an idea but not a fact. This idea one must know how to apply whenever it appears necessary with this bait of an idea to attract the masses of the people to one’s party for the purpose of crushing another who is in authority. This task is rendered easier of the opponent has himself been infected with the idea of freedom, SO-CALLED LIBERALISM, and, for the sake of an idea, is willing to yield some of his power. It is precisely here that the triumph of our theory appears;
Protocol 1 xxii: Behold the alcoholic animals, bemused with drink, the right to an immoderate use of which comes along with freedom. It is not for us and ours to walk that road. The peoples of the GOYIwhich bemused with alcoholic liquors; their youth has grown stupid on classicism and from early immorality,
into which it has been inducted by our special agents – by tutors, lackeys, governesses in the houses of the wealthy, by clerks and others, by our women in the places of dissipation frequented by the GOYIM.
In the number of these last I count also the so-called “society ladies,” voluntary followers of the others in corruption and luxury.
Protocol 1 xxvii On the ruins of the eternal and genealogical aristocracy of the GOYIM we have set up the aristocracy of our educated class headed by the aristocracy of money. The qualifications for thof aristocracy we have established in wealth, which is dependent upon us, and in knowledge, for which our learned elders provide the motive force.
Protocol 2 ii-iii:
The intellectuals of the GOYIM will puff themselves up with their knowledge and
without any logical verification of them, put into effect, all the information available from science, which our AGENTUR specialists have cunningly pieced together for the purpose of educating their minds in the direction we want.
3. Do not suppose for a moment that these statements are empty words: think carefully of the successes we arranged for Darwinism, Marxism, Nietzsche-ism.
Protocol 4 III. But even freedom might be harmless and have its place in the State economy without injury to the
well-being of the peoples if it rested upon the foundation of faith in God, upon the brotherhood of humanity, unconnected with the conception of equality, which is negatived by the very laws of creation, for they have established subordination. With such a faith as this a people might be governed by spiritual pastor submitting to the dispositions of God upon earth. This is the reason why IT IS
INDISPENSABLE FOR US TO UNDERMINE ALL FAITH, TO TEAR OUT OF THE MIND OF THE “GOYIM” THE VERY PRINCIPLE OF GOD-HEAD AND THE SPIRIT, AND TO PUT IN ITS PLACE ARITHMETICAL CALCULATIONS AND MATERIAL NEEDS.
Protocol number 5 IV. Moreover, the art of directing masses and individuals by means of cleverly manipulated theory and verbiage, by regulations of life in common and all sorts of other quirks, in all which the GOYIM understand nothing, belongs likewise to the specialists of our administrative brain. Reared on analysis, observation, on delicacies of fine calculation, in this species of skill we have no rivals, any more than we have either in the drawing up of plans of political actions and solidarity.
9. We shall assume to ourselves the liberal physiognomy of all parties, of all directions, and we shall give that physiognomy a VOICE IN ORATORS WHO WILL SPEAK SO MUCH THAT THEY WILL EXHAUST THE PATIENCE OF THEIR HEARERS AND PRODUCE AN ABHORRENCE OF ORATORY.
10. IN ORDER TO PUT PUBLIC OPINION INTO OUR HANDS WE MUST BRING IT INTO A STATE OF BEWILDERMENT BY GIVING EXPRESSION FROM ALL SIDES TO SO MANY CONTRADICTORY OPINIONS AND FOR SUCH LENGTH OF TIME AS WILL SUFFICE TO MAKE THE “GOYIM” LOSE THEIR HEADS IN THE LABYRINTH AND COME TO SEE THAT THE BEST THING IS TO HAVE NO OPINION OF ANY KIND IN MATTERS POLITICAL, which it is not given to
the public to understand, because they are understood only by him who guides the public.
11 We must so direct the education of the GOYIM communities that whenever they come upon a matter requiring initiative they may drop their hands in despairing impotence. The strain which results fro
freedom of actions saps the forces when it meets with the freedom of another. From this collision arise grave moral shocks, disenchantments, failures. BY ALL THESE MEANS WE SHALL SO WEAR DOWN
THE “GOYIM” THAT THEY WILL BE COMPELLED TO OFFER US INTERNATIONAL POWER OF A
NATURE THAT BY ITS POSITION WILL ENABLE US WITHOUT ANY VIOLENCE GRADUALLY TO ABSORB ALL THE STATE FORCES OF THE WORLD AND TO FORM A SUPER-GOVERNMENT.
Protocol 12 viii Literature and journalism are two of the most important educative forces, and therefore our government will become proprietor of the majority of the journals. This will neutralize the injurious
influence of the privately-owned press and will put us in possession of a tremendous influence upon the public mind …. If we give permits for ten journals, we shall ourselves found thirty, and so on in the same proportion. This, however, must in no wise be suspected by the public. For which reason all journals published by us will be of the most opposite, in appearance, tendencies and opinions, thereby creating confidence in us and bringing over to us quite unsuspicious opponents, who will thus fall into our trap and be rendered harmless. Note: this is a document of world control, that is following its trail.
I therefore propose that a counter attack should be launched. This attack should be founded on the premise of research. For Christians I advise that recourse to the guiding light of the creator’s Spirit should be sought. The values of communualism and communionism and the synergy of humans toward the course of problem solving/alleviation and not acquisition, mutual interests and not singular benefits/ambitions should be promoted. The honor of the human body and compassion for another’s situation should be advance, so as to pulverize hedonism and rapacity.
Stage I. To tackle the volatile:
It is imperative for us to arrest the teenagers who are most susceptible to the deceptive concept of freedom and its attendant liberalism. Researches done by developmental psychologists, revealed that teenagers pass through a period of identity crisis. We should train those with the writing inclination in the art of content analysis, theory application, truth verification plot construction and the values inherent in our discarded culture. History has it that the Yorubas had a system of land leasing between families, which negated feuds. The people helped one another on the farm with no recourse to cost. Rewards were paid by hearty friendly meals. What about the check and balance system, that prevented a king from deposition except by gross misconducts noted by all and approved by a reputable council. Some of these communual concepts should be paneled into the principles of the teenagers. A partnership should therefore be promulgated between Weavers Unilag and secondary schools within our locality.
Partnerships should be sought with research institutes to aid access, to research materials and information on topics of interests. Training on research workshops should replace holidays. We need to be possessed by the spirit of the word “Sacrifice” if success is to be achieved. Revenue should be generated first by blood contributions if need be, before corporate sponsorship deals could be struck.
Our stall on the crowded web market should be constantly refreshed with content harvested from truth, research and analysis. Drag those writers who have alienated themselves from the country, to come back and rid out the rot done to talent by a society sliding into insanity. We should take heed not to inculcate any false concept. Vigorous campaigns should be launched to get the interest of alumnae and alumni of the club, alongside established writers. We will need to organize writing workshops and analye the concepts advanced by novels and not simply admire the artistic beauty of its plot and drama techniques. We should make as much connections as we can with those whom by default have become skilled in advancing carnal concepts in order to gain access to unrighteous Marmon and put out the smoke screens in our brothers and sisters. We should institute an award ceremony for the genres of our GOD given art. The main aim of this is to associate ourselves with the myriad of mines the creator has placed within our reach. These awards must be accompanied with financial grants and further training for the determined winners. While our mind captors design contests to create human idols, we would be doing this to breed the skills of the best, in order to leverage on the wealth of their talent. The talents we net in must be honed and refined, that its glitter my dispel darkness, that its gloss may be cleansed of all impurity.
We should take the torches of our realization and go into the jungle of anarchy. We must be well armed with magazines of truth and arsenals of research. Our target would be partnerships with other educational institutions in Lagos. We would strive to organize workshops where content would be sampled and annalised. State competitions should be organized and state workshops executed. The effortless strive should continue till the region is reformed and some day the whole country.
Logistics should be put in place in conjunction with other writers, to establish a publishing firm. This firm should provide a platform for students who seek to provide credit worthy content, as verified by sanity and not by anarchical concepts. This firm should give a voice to enterprising youths locked out by monolythical firms fervently fostering fiendish fallacies. This firm should be saddled with the responsibility of organizing the training, competitions and administrative duties.
If we could allow ourselves to be possessed by the spirit of our identity, our eyes would be opened to see that there are a yacht load of yarn to be knitted and layers of loom to be woven. We need to build a mobile museum that exhibits the antiques of truth and displays the relics of Reasoning.
Sanity is searching for sages, please enlist your services.
By Kelechi Ogu
Member of the Weaver’s club.