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Is Our Culture The Problem?

Will Nigeria cease to be a failed state if the government ban all decentralized culture in order to improve homogeneity among its citizens?

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1. We need to enact appropriate laws to deal with institutionalized tribalism in Nigeria.

2. The existing laws must be enforced.

3. Nigerians must get out of that subservient/timid mentality that makes them accept all kinds of bullshit from certified idiots masquerading as politicians.

4. More enlightenment is needed to discard aspects of our culture that are utterly useless, senseless, foolish and macabre:

i. belief that some goon is in control of the  (no mortal has even an iota of control over the supernatural)

ii. belief that human sacrifice gives the murderer supernatural powers (the oldest bullshit in the history of anthropology!)

iii. belief that one can be harmed by another person by supernatural means (can an ant dictate to an elephant when and how to move?)

iv. attributing every death as having to do with the supernatural (no wonder our health care system is one of the worst in the world)

When Mary Slessor was campaigning against killing twins, the con men and opportunists that are referred to as babalawo, dibia or juju priests told us that allowing twins to live amongst us will bring the greatest calamity to our society because the gods will be angry. Today we love our twins and those idiots that lied to us and still lie to those dumb enough to listen to them are stuttering in unending idiocy!

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sisijinx is a tribalist?

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If one person stops it and tells the other the wrong in that particular act. . . .if it gets passed around, then it'd be change.

But if we continue to do the act in fear of what others think, then no change will occur.

One person can make a change. . . .if that one person turns into group, into a team. . . .

Change cannot occur if we continue to fear.

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Then how do we mobilize people to change their tribal mentality since self help is almost not gonna happen?

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Our Culture might be our identity, but there are times we have to think, and say "hmm, this is not right. I need to change it".

Sometimes what my people think is proper (such as a younger brother marrying his older brother's widow), I think is wrong, and I try to avoid it.

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INDIVIDUALS with Power is the problem.

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an unmotivated public - not seeking CHANGES.

Barak Obama's campaign drew up the blue-print that the WORLD can copy.

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Who is this? That thread also killed DeepZone with one bullet in the skull. Seun must be the grandson of Sani Abacha.

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what do u mean by decentralized culture?

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Our identity is not necessarily tied to our culture and banning decentralized cultures does not mean that there will be none left to identify us. Some aspects of our culture like tribal marks has been lost by virtue of modernization and western religion yet we still maintain our identity after that.

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How do we evolve into something else drastically when about 70% of us are uneducated and very tribal?. If Nigeria becomes a confederate state, it means that an Hausa man born in Ibadan is no more from Sokoto but from the state of oyo even though his parents are originally from Sokoto. It also means that all the benefits due to any Oyo indigene including political appointments and offices can be given to him. From your perspective, do you think that dream can be achieved in Nigeria in the next 100 years if we resort to self help to change our mind?

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We need to change ourselves. . . . . .our reasoning/mentality,attitude and approach and general outlook.

Individual change is the thing !

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that'd be a huge mistake. . . our culture is our identity

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