ARE WE ALL IN IT?
After seeing the few photographs recently coming from Libya and the hypocritical out cry from African countries especially Nigeria I would like us to answer some of these questions:
- HOW, WHY AND FROM WHERE DID THEY GET THERE? As we wail and curse Libyans we ask ourselves and the govt,why,how and from where did they get there? Is this the first time we are hearing of this phenomenon? Is it cheaper for the govt to send plans to cart away her citizens than making correct educational policies that would mould out prepared, productive and employable youths to face the present world economic changes ? Why are the victims people predominantly from a particular geographical area ?
- IS IT OUR FIRST TIME OF SEEING SLAVES ? Is it not hypocrisy of the highest level to deny we are not all slave mongers? From our Clergy,politicians,civil servants,business people and even to our Nollywood and entertainment people: the neo-bourgeois we have been shouting at the Libyans but just take a second and have a look in your household and around you now and tell me if you do not have one or two 'slaves'? Are you not deceiving your conscience with the employment or the 'assisting a relation that would have been in a worse situation' reason? Those Libyan animals have exactly the same reasons like you. Are you treating him or her like your child or if employed are you following the govt regulations in time and stipend ? Tell me now are you a slave monger or not? Are we not all Libyans on different levels with different reasons/motives?
- HAVE WE NOT SENT OUT SLAVES TO WORK FOR US? As we enslave in Nigeria do we (those that have cash) not send our brothers and sisters to other countries to go and 'survive' there? Do we not sell lands and other properties to send untrained, unskilled and unemployable people overseas? To do what? Do we not curse them when they do not send cash ,cars or build houses in their first years overseas still knowing that even the hosts and employers do not even boast of such at the same short time? Do we not NOW in our churches, cultural places and placements show more apparent respect to those that enslaved themselves more and made money more and quicker for that maatter?
- Are you not deceiving yourself when you (especially those from the Mid-western states) believe that your daughter with ring worms on her head,without even a complete high school education is going to Italy through the Sahara desert and Mediterranean sea to work in an Italian restaurant? Can you see now who the slave monger is? He is not the Libyan certainly; that Libyan rapist is just a criminal managing the slaves you sent to him.
- TO BE CONTINUED.........
Chukwubike Okey C (works in the Italian migration services for 16 years)