Posted by trae_z on 27th July 2005
There’re so many disagreements/disputes in international relations or world politics today. The US versus North Korea, Israel versus Palestine, Zimbabwe versus England, 3rd world countries versus the developed West, the list goes on. In this post I want to give my own explanation of why things are the way they are and what can be done to make things better
I’ve always been the inquisitive type and good at critical thinking thus able to discover the truths about situations and get very good points of view about them. I studied Economics and Political Science in the University, maybe it fostered that inquisitiveness, I don’t know for sure. Anyway props to Dr. Assisi Asobie my lecturer in the Political Science department; he sure was a damn good lecturer; I only wish I was much more serious with my academics back then. Also when I was younger I guess I didn’t really cherish the concept of friendship (I wasn’t good at keeping them) and social interaction; plus being a late developer (puberty thing) I got picked on a lot. Also of recent I’ve learnt from interactions in real life situations and on the internet that beef/quarreling is of very little benefit and very anti progressive. Because of all these I’ve grown to be a freak for relating with people cordially and diplomatically.
I guess I over did it there anyway back to what I’m trying to say, here’s my theory. Nations in the world are like brothers (siblings) in a family. Some merely 13 years old, others as old as 50. Some wild and headstrong and some reserved. Some very wealthy and some poor. Thus for peaceful coexistence it’s natural that while the rights of all should be respected it should also be that some brothers be accorded more respect than others based on factors like age and achievements in life. All should recognize their role and position in the scheme of life/things and play it well. It’s really simple, we all know at home we respect our elders and in return they should behave in a matter to justify the respect accorded. For example 3 brothers A, B and C embark on a journey, A being the eldest and C the youngest. A brings the car for the journey and the cash that might be needed, B brings along cooking utensils, while C brings along only a football for recreation. While each of them contributed to the success of the journey it’s clear that A contributed the vital things needed, followed by B and then C. Night time comes and what they have is a mattress and two mats, who do you think then deserves to sleep on the mattress? A of course. It then baffles me why in the university (in a lot of the courses I took from my first to final year), Nigerian press, Nigerian circles on the web and in the country there is so much agitation for we the 3rd world to be neck to neck with our more developed brothers in absolutely all aspects. In fact there are so many irrational anti-west beliefs. It’s a crazy world, headstrong North Korea, Jihadist and terrorist in the Middle East, people too eager to walk before they crawl among the Nigerian masses and among the Zimbabwean government. And yes the US at times getting carried away by their super power status. If we all reason along line that we’re all brothers and no one wants to see another die some of these disagreements would be laid to rest soon.
Bush and Obasanjo. Oga sirs, what’s so funny. How country now?