Thursday, May 4, 2017

USA Africa Dialogue Series - Re: Today's Quote


Although I don't know what the IPOB's version of Biafra is but suspect that it-s nothing to be worried about , in fact we should be happy about IPOB's version of Biafra and look at it as what Mattias Gardel calls "positive faith". At least that's how he answered my question at his doctoral disputation which took place on the same day as the Oklahoma Bombing (19th April 1995) and that morning I had witnessed the CNN newsreader (a black guy) blinking in disbelief as he read the script that the prime suspect for the bombing was the Black Muslims - so at the disputation (his thesis was on Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam) my first of three questions to Gardell was why was the White Man so afraid of the Black Muslims - and Gardell's preamble was that " Well, you know the Black Muslims believe that the Black Man is God and that's what I call positive faith ". What you may not know, is that Gardell's brother Jonas, is a comedian, so, apart from high seriousness there's also a sense of humour in the family.

History records that Nigeria's most eloquent Chinua Achebe objected to AWO being honoured with a national funeral on the grounds that AWO "was not an Igbo God". Therefore brave Chidi, let me ask you , don't you think that all our problems would be solved if Biafra became an Igbo theocracy, ruled by the omnipotent Igbo God? You would no longer be scared of Boko Haram or marauding Fulani Herdsmen or Sharia Law any more, or need nuclear weapons to defend yourselves against anybody.

Short of a theocracy, surely the Constitution of Biafra would not make any provisions for a dictatorship and we know that dictatorship is far from Igbo culture

On Thursday, 4 May 2017 02:20:30 UTC+2, Chidi Anthony Opara wrote:
One of the things I find worrisome about the IPOB's version of Biafra is that that country would be ruled by "a god" who should never be criticized or disagreed with.


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