By Chinedu Ezeocha for Ezeocha Post
Originally Published on Friday October 3, 2014 at 4:37 PM CT
It is no secret that in Texas, businesses runs the government. Friendly laws and policy decisions are made to benefit businesses than we the people – the very consumers that businesses rely upon for their survival. This is because of the generally accepted belief that businesses create jobs and by so doing help grow the economy. We the people on the other hand are seen more often as unwelcome inconveniences especially when we demand from government certain social privileges or when we demand that our rights be protected against predator businesses that prey on the vulnerable. In a nutshell, if there is ever a contest match in Texas between businesses and we the people, and the state government is the umpire, businesses will always win no matter how hard we the people…
So the sun came out today and we all have seen it. And it’s one helluva of a reason to be happy.
You probably woke up this morning, rushed into your bathroom to prepare yourself for work, and obviously, you had a chance to see your reflection in the mirror and loved the person that stared back at you. You stopped, observed you for a while and smiled. The beautiful you. The macho you. The curvy you. The big-boned you. The thick you. The pot-bellied you. The slender-built you. The athletic built you. Whatever your body type, you probably are in love with it and carries yourself with confidence, projecting an image of self-assurance. You should. You have the Ezeocha element in you and I love you. Be happy.
Even though Picasso said there is nothing more beautiful than the line on a woman’s back. Yeah. But if your own…
Let me be immediately clear. While I am talking about all losers, I am mostly and primarily talking about the loser within you. Me too. There is a loser, within all of us.
I saw this great scene in a movie recently. An otherwise great person, just always whining and complaining about almost everything. How ‘everything is crap.’ And then, the killer follow-on line just nails it —
“People need to give this destructive voice in their head ‘a name,’ and then tell it — to go kiss off.”
Well, they didn’t say ‘kiss off,’ but you get the point. This is the LinkedIn-friendly version.
The reality is, we all have these destructive voices going off almost constantly in our heads, in one way or another. And so….
If I don’t like me, it is hard for me to like you.
If I don’t respect me, it is hard for me to respect you.
If I don’t feel good about me, it is hard for me to feel good about you.
If I don’t love me, I don’t have a clue how to love you.
And here is the big one — if I don’t have a purpose in your life, I’m going to make your life a living hell.
The Nigerian military should be ashamed of itself. It sent young officers that are less than 2 years old in the army to go and fight Boko Haram with little or no weapon. On the grounds that they do not have sufficient weapon to match those of Boko Haram or to competently carry out their orders, the young officers refused to embark on such “suicide mission.”
Nigeria military didn’t bother to provide the necessary equipment for the soldiers to carry out their mission nor did it bother to address the corruption in its system which gingers its leadership to divert money meant for military equipment to personal use. Rather it hastily court-martial these 54 young men, our youth, the future of Nigeria, for demanding true leadership, and have decreed to execute them by firing squad.
I call on every Nigerian and every man of goodwill in the comity of states to condemn this abortion of justice and ask for immediate release of those young men who stood up to demand responsible leadership in the Nigeria military.