SAY NO! TO “DEATH OF ANY KIND” FOR 54 YOUNG OFFICERS OF THE NIGERIA MILITARY

 In this Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 file photo, soldiers accused of refusing to fight in the country's northeastern Islamic uprising appear before a court martial in Abuja, Nigeria. On Wednesday Dec. 17, 2014, the court-martial sentenced 54 soldiers to death for mutiny, assault, cowardice and refusing to fight Islamic extremists, connected to the soldiers' refusal to deploy to recapture three towns seized by Nigeria's home-grown Boko Haram in August, according to the charge sheet. . (AP Photo/Olamikan Gbemiga FILE)

In this Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 file photo, soldiers accused of refusing to fight in the country’s northeastern Islamic uprising appear before a court martial in Abuja, Nigeria. On Wednesday Dec. 17, 2014, the court-martial sentenced 54 soldiers to death for mutiny, assault, cowardice and refusing to fight Islamic extremists, connected to the soldiers’ refusal to deploy to recapture three towns seized by Nigeria’s home-grown Boko Haram in August, according to the charge sheet. . (AP Photo/Olamikan Gbemiga FILE)

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.

ON HONEST AND RESPONSIBLE DIALOGUE ON RACE RELATIONS IN AMERICA (Part I)

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Not all white people are racists. Majority of white people are not. If all whites are racists and because of their racism chose not to vote for a Black man in both 2008 and 2012, we wouldn’t have President Obama, America’s first Black President. Even if every eligible voter from other ethnic minorities voted 100% for him.

Now know that racism denies the goodness, qualifications, and quality in the ‘other.’ Racism exalts itself and looks down condescendingly on the ‘other.’ Racism thinks itself intellectually superior and considers itself lord over the ‘other’ and even when it wrongs the ‘other,’ racism considers it scandalous to apologize for the wrong because it sees the ‘other’ as less human with no dignity. So, irrespective of how articulate, analytical, collected, handsome, cool, tall, and prudent President Obama has been, if all white were racists, those who voted for him in both the 2008 and 2012 general elections would not have done so. Simply because despite his (Obama) outstanding candidacy, his white supporters, if they were racists, would have been blinded to all the qualities which made him a better candidate than his opponents and could have chosen the wrong person at the wrong time to be the leader of the free world.

MAJORITY OF WHITE PEOPLE ARE NOT RACISTS.

 

Meanwhile, those white folks that jump to the defense of blatant racism by white police officers, anytime they (white police officers) take down another African-American man or teen, those folks are culprits.

Why do Fox News Network, folks like former Mayor Rudy Giuliani and some right wing politicians jump out of their pants to defend criminals and rogue police officers who kill African-American men, simply because the perpetrators are white?

I will answer that question in the latter paragraph after the next.

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