Someone wrote the following.
It is painful, annoying and even insulting to read. ..but tell me it isn’t true

A while back, Donald Trump was quoted to have made some disparaging remarks on blacks and Africans. Most of us condemned him. And we refused to acknowledged that there are some truths in his statement. Check out this statement made by a Jewish American and reflect on similarity with Trump’s.

“The only aspect blacks understand is consumption. Blacks don’t understand the importance of building wealth. The fundamental rule is to keep your money within your racial group. We build Jewish business, hire Jewish, buy Jewish and spend Jewish. There is nothing wrong with that but it is a basic rule blacks cannot comprehend and follow; “He kills his fellow blacks daily instead of wanting to see his fellow black do well” 93% of blacks killed in America are by other blacks. Their leaders steal from their people and send the money back to their colonial master from whom they borrow the same money from.
Every successful black wants to spend his money in the country of his colonial masters. They go on holiday abroad, buy houses abroad, school abroad etc instead of spending this money in their own country to benefit their people.
Statistics show that the Jew’s money exchanges hands 18 times before leaving his community while for blacks it is probably a maximum of once or even zero. Only 6% of black money goes back into their community. This is why Jews are at the top and blacks are at the bottom of every ladder of society. Instead of buying Louis Vuitton, Hermes, expensive cars, shoes, houses, dresses etc, blacks could industralize Africa, build banks and get rid of colonial institutions by putting them out of business”

Too often, when we come across comments like this, our default reaction is “what a racist”, “arrogant pig” etc.

But if we  want to be truthful and honest with ourselves, we really have to stop being so sensitive to criticisms and begin to look move closely inwards . We have to grow up and stop crying “racist” everytime somebody says or tells us something we don’t want to hear, even though it’s the absolute truth.

Our so called elected leaders do not even travel  in first or business classes anymore – hell no! that is too common for their elevated position! They travel by private or chartered jet for weekend shopping or medical check up in London. And correct me if I’m wrong but many of them don’t stay in 5 or 25 star  hotels. No way! How can? when they have their £100 million flat in Chelsea or Primrose Park. Apartments that are vacant and locked up with heating on non stop for most of the year! (I know this cos a high profile UK based Nigerian caretaker/solicitor  acquaintance once took me to one of these flats owned by a Yoruba minister in the last administration)

Most of us are content to and would rather blame our religious leaders but the honest truth of the matter is that  they are not much different from our administrative leaders Only difference is we elected our leaders and can’t change them until their time in office is up; but those of us that attend church do so because we choose to. We are neither forced to nor under any obligation to remain in a particular church if we don’t like their practices. And frankly speaking, the church and it’s non elected leaders, is a private entity, secluded and excluded from public governance therefore is not legally responsible for the welfare of, and not obliged by law to be answerable to the masses.

Nigerians by nature seem to be lacking the “Give-back” spirit.

Wealthy Nigerians would rather build massive hotels than hostels for the homeless.

Wealthy Nigerians would rather spray Naira notes on already very wealthy musicians than invest in maternity hospitals.

Wealthy Nigerians would rather give huge financial and material gifts to clergymen, than to set up trust funds for vulnerable young people in their neighbourhood or use them for their dirty works rather than send them to school.

Wealthy Nigerians would rather have sex with young pretty girls and dole out chicken feed money to them rather than set them up in a lucrative trade or career.

The roads leading to the homes of some wealthy Nigerians are unbelievable. Many of them are nothing short of death traps. But rather than spend their money to get the roads repaired – both for their convenience as well as the benefit of others in the neighbourhood, they sit and moan that the government isn’t doing anything – while their very expensive cars are receiving great damages on a daily basis.

The last Ooni of Ife Kaabiyese Oba Okunade Sijuwade had to be flown out of the country for medical treatment due to the gross lack of adequate medical facilities in the country. When he subsequently passed on in a London hospital, the establishment attempted in vain to keep the news quiet citing traditional protocol – a feat they won’t have had any problems with if Kaabiyesi had been treated in a hospital within his own kingdom.

l saw a few school and hospitals during my recent trip to Nigeria. Many of them look just the same as they did when I left Nigeria in 1989. Many of these schools were attended by many of the rich people in power today. Amazingly, one of the very few private and massive entities that I saw that looked like it was being well and adequately maintained was the shopping mall Shoprite in Ikeja. But then, it is not owned by a Nigerian……

The secondary school I attended USED to be a Catholic school and one of the best in the state in it’s days. Many rich folks from all parts of the country and from  abroad scrambled to send their daughters there. Today after being taken over by the state, the school is a pathetic ghost of it’s former self. The only “improvement” being that Our Lady of Apostles Secondary School,  Ijebu Ode now has a mosque on its  premises and is attended by many Hijab wearing students! But this school has no functioning toilets, science lab or library.

This school was attended by Senator  Oluremi Tinubu……

Words like those uttered by Donald Trump or the Jewish leader above may come across as offensive and insulting but as a matter of fact, thy are more heavily loaded with national rebuke and admonition rather than racial abuse.

It’s a dirty job….but someone’s got to do it

Truth hurts……but it’s got to be told.

Jummy Ariyo


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