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Are You All Not Tribalists?

We know the tribalists, we see their bait threads and titles and we still join in to encourage and enable them to spew their nonsense to start more needless and pointless threads.

We know they thrive on the back and forth so why not just sidestep such  threads and deny them the attention and oxygen?  Tribalism is a state of mind and you can't change such mindsets. It's a disease and problem they have to fix on their own.

If you don't like tribal threads, ignore and don't encourage,  encouraging simply = you're are part of the problem and you have no morale right to judge and complain because you enable them, you give them the time of the day to thrive and live to start another silly, ignorant and annoying thread.

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I find it amazing that we cannot just learn to behave ourselves, we are the laughing stock of the world both at home and abroad.

For the record I have friends from all over Nigeria some with one British parent even, and they are all kool,  carefully selected friends I can trust fully,  much more than I would trust my cousins, uncles & aunties.

I have encountered tribalism when attempting to rent apartments in Lagos and guess what,  I just get my friend of whatever tribe the pratt comes from to do the deed for me instead,  simple, lolololol it just goes to show their tribalism cannot touch me or mine in any way shape or form, however I am sorry for the victims of tribalism and will not condone in any way shape or form anybody from my own tribe denigrating anybody from any other.

The white man carved up West Africa, putting disparate tribes together so he could rule effectively, and even after independence we are still shackled by colonialism, and we have the audacity to go on about slave mentality amongst our brothers in the diaspora,  we are no better, The white man is still rolling about laughing himself silly at our expense and all we do is fuel his entertainment,

To all those tribalists out there learn to deal with your own demons and you will feel a lot better about yourself,

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ya know im gettin my thugin on in the 617 lol

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GBAM. You hit the nail right on the head. I never thought i was a tribalist and i appreciated other people's culture until i came to nairaland, the things i used to read from Eziachi, oziomatv and co. just made me lose and made me fire back and write statements that i still deeply regret.

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bro i strongly disagree with u. i would blame tribalism on parents and institutions. if an igbo boy in the north is made to believe by his parents that the hausa's are bad there will be no one to convince him otherwise because that is what he has known since he was a child. also most of these posts posted on this page will make people who previously had clean minds to start harbouring hate for the other person's tribe who posted something nasty about his tribe. it would be to the person like " [b]what so this is the general view or opinion of this tribe towards mine[/b]" and that's not good at all.

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I agree with your last comment but your ascertion that all natives that grew up in own cities are tribalist is gravely wrong.

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^

It aint warped reasoning. Not at all!

You appreciate others better when you are part of a multi-cultural environment.

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The truth is a yoruba man who grew up in Ibadan, an igbo man who grew up in owerri an hausa man from Nassarwa are all tribalist cos all they know and have seen is people like them,

The best place to experience Nigeria is Warri or Benin period, cos then none of this major tribes are in control and warri and benin peeps are really accomodating, I was raised in Warri never had an issue with my ethnicity

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Hang on!! are you like thirteen or something. you definitely sound it, hope i havent been trading barbs with someone not old enough to vote, now that would be embarassing

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@SEFAGO see your post - its called sarcasm slowpoke , sitdown reread, add a couple of IQ points, process again, sit down reread, add another 100 IQ points (you are now out of the negative IQ scale), then sit down, reread and process the information, add another 100 IQ points and voila, you are just above the intelligence of a slowpoke, then another epiphany, you finally understand that I am making a jab at tribalist.

Its obvious that you are an BehindBased retentive jackass who throws barbs when he's faced with the option of giving a simple answer to an assertion or impression. Your ''sarcasm'' is your cup of tea ,i only respond to what i see posted. and from what i see,you are a badly bred fart lacking in manners or etiquette expected of an adult. so sit down,take a deep breath, get your head out of your Bottom, clean out your ears,air your brain,add some soap and voila,you are just above the level of a sexually repressed craphead, pray for an end to your personality disorder then you may learn to respond to posts with some class

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Consciously or unconsciouly, every Nigerian is a tribalist.

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Nairaland is a true reflection of Nigeria.

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The truth is that these hate-filled posters would never dare come out with their tribal nonsense in a multi-ethnic public place in Nigeria because they know they would be seriously dealt with.

So it is up to the moderators to do their job and permanently exclude such posters.

We are talking here about people like tpia, sjeezy8 and babaosisi.

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I guess this thread has as usual degenerated into a free- for- all

one question i will ask all the self proclaimed tribalists and bigots slinging abuse left and right

did u go to primary and secondary school in nigeria?

cause if u did,i wonder how u can seriously fling these insults,

knowing fully well u are also insulting all the friends from other tribes u made when u were young

just wondering. . . .

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No he won't!

Everybody have a valid opinion.  Censorship is in your HOMELAND not here!

You are a hypocrite.  

If folks in the ghetto compared themselves to poor folks in Nigeria - you will be p/i/s/s/e/d

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I challenge you to name names, oya. .

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ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh my God, thank You Beaf for that picture.

A Yoruba albino Picture

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Even some moderators are tribalists! If I name names now Seun will just sack them.

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koooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool, i love that Yoruba pictures.

please any more Yoruba pictures

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Where is THE-AMAKA? Isn't she on this thread? Oh, there she is.

Madam, if I may ask ~ Aren't you going to sing the National Anthem just to prove you ain't a tribalist? Silly Arrow and tribalist pretending to be what she's not. Pot calling kettle black! Shioor.

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ok,

The way Yorubas open their mouth too wide

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If a vibrant youth like you cannot be man enough to list the names of these hopeless guys so they can be punished. . . . then there's no hope in the hands of Nigerian youth as the leaders of tomorrow.

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who do you say has a wide mouth? eh??

your mouth is TOO WIDE!!

please, stop embaressing yourself with things like "denial".

this wont be the first time ive seen someone get on you for that. lol

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am sorry sir, u can correct me

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Shut your tribalistic mouth down ASAP, you dingbat!

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Why should Yorubas Denial their family. Can you spot any difference the way they open their Mouth Wide.

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Even some moderators are tribalists! If I name names now Seun will just sack them.

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dude whateva u mean its not funny. . .its actually distasteful to compare humans to apes

if u are black,and are overseas i pray oneday u run into a gang of skinheads or neo-nazis

maybe after that u will appreciate yoruba ppl more

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I mean those Yoruba Pictures, look at their mouth, how wide they can open it.

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And they wonder why Nigeria is where it is today. Pheww!

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hahahahahaaaaaaaa, nice Yoruba pictures. I love that.

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Like I said, you're not making any sense.

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sorry to break it to u mate. . .but if u are black american

u must have come from a[b] tribe [/b]in africa

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you did insult the people of the niger delta, therefore the whole basis behind the topic is hypocritical on your part.

im done here.

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Going by your analogy and since every inch of Nigeria gets insulted every minute on NL, shouldn't we all be cursing and dragging each other's parent's through the mud? You're not making a lot off sense here,

And let me ask you again, do you curse other people's parents when annoyed?

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every b/i/t/c/h in here is a tribalist.

I'm not from a TRIBE!

I just get a kick out of busting dumb Bottom Africans upside the head because of their flawed, erroneous and backward beliefs.

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Having every right to be annoyed an cursing people's parents are 2 different thing.

It's Ok to be annoyed, but it shouldn't automatically carry over to immature and mannerless acts like cursing people's parents.

Du you do same when annoyed?  I doubt it.

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Beef, like I told you before, you're not mentally and emotionally strong and equipped to debate and function rationally in threads. You engage people and when they do same, you start posting ridiculous nonsensical pictures and coursing people's parents like a juvenile.

It is not by force to engage other people, pull yourself together sometimes,

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Sorry, you are way out of context here, there are two definitions of tribalism. One is positive, the other (and by far the most common) is extremly negative and primitive.

To decide which is applicable here, the OP made this statement;

It is obvious what he means by tribalism. It certainly is not the same as being loyal to the Niger Delta.

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Roflmao!!!! im still get liver DENY am again!!!

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beaf, eh, technically you be tribalist. a tribalist by definition is a person that consistently exhibits strong loyalty to one's own tribe, party, or group. na dat loyalty wey make you abuse de parents of de person wey you claim to have insulted a whole niger deltra region.

now, if dem say you be tribalist bigot, that one for dey quite debatable.

truth be told na only few nigerians dey detribalized. most of those detribalized nigerians get parents from different regions of de country or don intermarry. for example, papa fit be hausa make mama be ogoni.

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Otherwise racists like sjeezy babapupa would have long been kicked out.

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both moderators are inactive and ineffective, the entire forum has become a jungle where anythings goes.

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I actually think it is quite nonsensical  really, for someone  who launches unprovoked attacks against other tribes to now turn around and say by so doing she is defending her tribe.

In reality such a person just ends up provoking retaliatory attacks against her own tribe by some vengeful members.

But at the end of the day it is up to the moderators to identify such posters and ensure they are banned.

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