Nigerians have to recognize the germane element of goodwill in serving visitors water, kola or fura. This goodwill is founded on kindness and enabled by rectitude, customary traditions of
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There are genuine concerns by reasonable Nigerians, who fear not only for
Accordingly our social trustees must exhibit personal and corporate social accountability, instituting statutes and rules that prescribe standards and practices. Such standards will guide social contracts through methods strengthened with discipline, and may satisfy our collective yearning for rectitude. The precipitated value indices sustained, evolved and innovated will protect social interests and rights from the social buccaneers. This should be set against the current celebration of shameless selfish kleptomania, slothfulness, waywardness and social corporate and personal irresponsibility, which have filled many Nigerians with much indignation. To the extent that those blind to the realities of the loss of rectitude and the attendant social hurt, have failed to see how the destruction of social productivity, due to lack of integrity, has caused collective loss and bewilderment.
Accordingly the metaphor of traditional goodwill within the Nigerian embodiment, like charity, should begin at home. We have to do our homework in order not to impress on outsiders that we know, "How to Rob a Bank" and be interactively abused, ala CNN and BBC's unfair portrayals. Let us cool western media's insatiable lust for image trashing with the cooling waters, elevating kola bites or energizing fura gulps from the rectitude of our traditional values.
A 60 Minutes TV documentary report, "This African Character,"(C) Minaj Broadcast International (2003), is revealing. Friday Ude, Victor Aluma, Akachi Ugo, Professor Nwagbo Eze, and Chief Segun Olusola of the Restoration Group,
However Psychologist, Professor Nwagbo Eze was critical of our immediate ancestors for believing in the "goodwill" of white colonialists, thus manifesting lack of conceptual thought process. Instead of taking advantage of the cultural intelligence exchanges, they relied on spoon feeding and failed to see beyond the pretences of colonial missionaries, military men, and politicians.
Traditional rulers in modern
It portends that Nigerians must look beyond the so-called existing beliefs about American truth, which is all about discriminatory incapacitation of other peoples' cultural capacities. Therefore we should not be blindly passionate, when shamed by the gangling media power of the West. We must, in pursuit of integrity, learn to avoid those decadent lifestyles that only
La Rouche posits that "...conception arising from devotion to truth at all times reveals the workings of insanity..." But truth by mere perception in Chinua Achebe's "Things Fall Apart," visits sanctions, even death on individuals. Therefore hindsight in dialectics of social facts, should suffice for evaluation, understanding and assessment in the realm of conceptual universal principles. La Rouche proves that this is the basis of truth, more so with the Eternal Providence of creation.
Many Nigerians have no doubt assessed truth in the novel, to the extent that their perception has been informed by the concept of universal principles of human relations. Perhaps our traditional rulers are still being guided by selfishness, shamelessness and self-destructive inclinations ala the inhumanity in the West contaminating other peoples' values. They also have the cheek, calling them bad names to hang them!
Today Nigerians are visibly possessed with insane excitement about physical appearances rather than intrinsic human values. La Rouche's position confirms that so called social facts only satisfy mundane standards. Beyond this concept we will challenge established customs, enable discovery of principles "...we either had not known...knew...could have...simply ignored..." but we must begin to shape our thoughts as a people. We must recognize that life is not just history, but a transformation in Creation, in accordance with the true knowledge of the difference between man and beast. More so, the leaders and thieving politicians, statesmen and ethnic jingoist. Life is supported by the realm of powers that ignore perception and embraces conceptual visioning.
Whenever people are denied that power ((via cultural contamination, mis-education, colonial, military and settlement (
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Olusola believed in positive ethnic attributes, while Utomi encouraged fine-tuning. Akachi's view is to promote Nigerian excellence abroad, showing that
Nwagbo blamed the failure to develop enormous natural and human resources on selfishness, and Utomi's corroboration, resulting in
Aluma illuminated dark grievances to expose modernizing influences and value corruption as the culprits. This corroborates President Obasanjo's May 29, 2006 position that our valuable primordial values are being contaminated by modern insanity. This, Pat Utomi saw in undue reliance on indices of military rule and mentality, and the impact of the civil war. These Onoviran thoughts promoted the encouragement of bad leadership even by Nigerian masses.
Utomi summarized his idea of visionary renaissance with leaders and people thinking for the common good, building on potential wealth, positive work ethics, removal of immediate gratification and improvement of the political and economic spheres. "This African Character" script, read in part, described our collective yearning thus, "In
Moreover the same bad or good political and economic situations affect personal principles, and cultural standards.... you can always understand the Nigerian and