Sunday, May 28, 2017

USA Africa Dialogue Series - Re: Moderator's Gratitude: Samuel Zalanga

Brother Chidi,

It's "the month of mercy"

As the bard opined, "how like the serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child".

Today being mother's day, I'm praying and thinking about mine.

I'm sure that you too endorse our dear moderator's gratitude, but it's the phrase, "the misguided warriors of parochialism among us" that bothers you. If just for one second we step back from our usual parochialism we could expand the province of "among us" to beyond the confines of this forum.

We understand that Nigerian nationalism - the feeling of belonging is still strong and as per definition, parochialism is what some unsympathetic Nigerian people might identify with Biafra-ism or Biafra-warrior-ism - but consider the broader picture ! We can still benefit from Brother Samuel's generosity of spirit, which I am absolutely certain cannot be against any people seeking self-determination, if need be, even outside of Nigeria....

Several reports are warning that within the next eight years, oil will be less important, the era of the electric car will be upon us - and those oil-dependent countries that don't begin to diversify their economies, even as they pay rapt attention to the Almighty's "be fruitful and multiply", will be in trouble...

We are learning, non-stop and not necessarily, only from people we agree with. (Thinking of Balaam and his ass - the only place in the Bible where an ass/ donkey speaks - and the donkey's master learns from his donkey. The donkey's master could not even see what his donkey could see - an angel with sword drawn, blocking their way...

the fry chronicles was immensely entertaining.

On Sunday, 28 May 2017 19:40:13 UTC+2, Chidi Anthony Opara wrote:
Let the moderator then stop allowing posts by those "misguided warriors of parochialism among us"!


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