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Whats Ur Political Ideology?

Nigerian political landscape has been embarrassingly defined by tribalism, ethnicity, nepotism and god fatherism.

one can hardly differentiate between the numerous political parties except for their logo's banners and slogans. they cannot be ideologically distinguished.

The first republic politicians, noticeably awolowo had an enviable ideology whose replication has been impossible, since his demise.

This thread intends to discuss the political ideology of NLers.

Whats ur political ideology? what are ur political beliefs? how is ur ideology and beliefs applicable to the Nigerian political environment?

who amongst the present crop of political leaders has an ideology close to urs?

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My Ideology is a mix of capitalism,socialism and communism.None of them of them should be practised to the extreme.

Until recently when the economy of the US,father of capitalism crumbled under extreme patronage of capitalist ideals and the heavy multiplier effects in most economies in western europe,everyone thought capitalism was the best system.

However,I would support 45% capitalism coz inspite of everything,ppl need to know that to reach a certain class,one has to compete.I don't support a classless society,that's my grouch with communism,it leadz to laziness which in turn affects both the quantity and quality of production.Dad usually say:"what belongs everybody belongs to nobody.My grouch with unchecked practice of capitalism is the fact that it leads to corruption,it becomz a dog eat dog affair since every1 wantz to make a huge profit at all cost,there has to be some control 4rm the government by way of rules and regulation and also certain aspect of the economy should either be solely government owned or jointly owned with the private sector,this is where I give a 35% support to communism cos this prevents total exploitation of the citizenry which is too rife with capitalism.My remaining 30% goes to socialism becoz of its ability to distribute wealth fairly better than the ruthless capitalism and the classless communism.However,socialism also ve d attendant problem of communism,lack of competion which leadz to reduction in both quality and quantity,the difference is that it's not just at state level like communism.

When it comez to social issue I am more to the right,I beliv social change should not be rapid,part of the problem the West is having is as a result of silly views skwed towards the left,issuez like legality homosexual practice,abortion,nudist beaches and other weird social misnormer.

As for funding education,I beliv it is impossible to fund education from primary to tertiary that is not realistic,rather basic education(primary and secondary) should be free or almost free but tertiary can't be free,it should be a combination of student bursaries,scholaships and the likes to deserving students.

Health also should be heavily subsidize but not totally free coz that too is almost impossible.

For system of Government especially as it concerns Nigeria,i strongly beliv in regionalism that way there is strong competion to develope without necessarily depending on any region.

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Free education is a fundamental human right and even though i consider myself conservative when it comes to taxes i am willing to pay as much taxes as possible so that all our kids can have access to a great education.

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he was an ex felon sentenced to a year in jail for purchasing guns.

any upstanding citizen should have the right to bear arms.

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mental evaluation, prohibiting felons from acquiring guns etc.

You heard about what happened to TI?

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how do u prevent the phsycos from getting one?

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bush meat. the kind you can't find in the market. racoons could be tasty. oh wait.

Nigerians may involuntarily be forced to take arms considering the state of their police force and rising insurgency. every man for himself.

the right to bear arms isn't a bad idea to me as long as the pychos aren't allowed to get one.

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that was why I asked u to define self-defence.

If u use such an ambiguous definition, then even terrorists and militants can squeeze themselves in.

but if u limit the scope of self-defence to domestic violence. . .then I probably agree. . .otherwise I dont.

in this age. . .what would u be hunting?

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can u define self defence?

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even in cases of self defense?

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my political ideology is a complete reflection of the humane part of me.

I am an advocate of democracy. I believe in explicit freedom of speech and expression.

I advocate a "free" market, where forces of demand and supply are well regulated. I am capitalist inclined. I support high taxation, both income and corporate.

Education and health care should be almost free, there should however be private run facilities for those who so choose.

I am a welfarist. handicapped, mentally deranged, jobless and other "poor" persons should enjoy one form of welfare or the other.

I believe in a strong, large and vibrant military, paramilitary forces.

The Biafran advocates should be allowed to form their political party and seek political power within the present context of nigeria to achieve their aim of dividing the country. Every ideology should be allowed freedom of expression, just like the BNP are allowed here in uk.

Niger-delta advocates should also use this means to express themselves and achieve their agitations.

Any one who carries a weapon is an enemy of state.

Obafemi Awolowo for his welfarist, progressive and humane policies best reflect some of my ideological positions within the nigerian context.

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@noetic2

What is yours?

Most Nigerians have bought into this chop and quench ideology and do not even know where they stand on vital issues regarding governance. Maybe our schools ought to make Government more appealing rather than Economics as is the case right now.

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whats ur political ideology?

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quite detailed and cool.

Thats a tall call. Democracy is still the very best form of government in my opinion, definitely not communism.

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Neotic2,

I think My answer to question 3 is the best model to most African state.

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Neotic2,

Question 3

I like a complete Welfare State that is mixed with a little bit of communism- were the income derived from taxes from the very rich is used to cater for the poorest in the society.

Question4,

I admire all the Political Godfathers we have today in our country. I dont like the demage they have caused to our society ohh- so dont get me wrong. But i admire the level of influenc they have on the system and their immediate environment. And also how they continue to maipulate their subjects to consolidate their influence and political position.

Every developed country today have always hav such pple at the start of their political life. That is the beauty of democracy. At the start - the strongest and wealthy landlords and Aristocrats first hijack the process. After a while this will give way to people with integrity and good character.

We hopefuly will soon get to that stage. But not yet.

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I used to think that i was a centrist (centre) like Bill Clinton but i am not an ideologue so i refused to be bound by any ideology, instead, i am a pragmatist, in other words, whatever works is fine by me.

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I thought I saw a post of your early last year with the phrase "free education was available in Western Nigeria". Huh?

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I also support very strong regulation on all form of capitalism. Capitalism with limited regulation is always a recipe for disaster.

Furthermore, I support taxing the rich up to 40% and taxing the very poor nothing. Wealth distribution is very good.

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nothing comes for free including education.

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please ignore what other people will say and confidently express ur ideology no matter how extreme it may sound.

Try and answer question 4

and question 3. . . .since u hate democracy, what form of government ideologically resembles urs?

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I'm left of Dennis Kucinich!

Except on two issues:

1. Gay marriage (opposition index = 65%)

2. Late term abortion (opposition index = 95%)

Also, I support: Socialism (opposition index = 1%)

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and when u do get that money and influence . . . .what do u do?

free or paid heath and education?

democracy or traditional approach?

who amongst the present political leaders reflect ur ideology?

Neotic2,

Answer Question1

The money and influence will help me manipulate the evil people to enable me hav the opportunity to do potiv work fo that will impact the common man on the street, like me and u.

Answer Question2

This will also help me provide free health for my citizens.

Answer Question3

I hate Democracy- cus its a form of govt invented by the white to cater for their society. It is incompatible to our kind of society.

Answer Question4

If i answer this question withh who i like- many people in this forum will crucify me- so i rest my case.

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Definitely not the American type of capitalism. The Government should in direct control of at least 30% of the economy. Especially health, education and Agriculture but with strong influences in other sectors.

None at the moment but Gani did mention a few things that had me sitting up.

These regions IMHO can barely survive on their own. The polity as it stands can benefit us all if the right type of non-tribal government is in place. In a parliamentary system, the voice of the minority will be heard and the FG will be considerably weaker.

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are u also capitalist or socialist?

which nigerian leader reflects ur ideology?

whats ur ideological position on biafra and the niger-delta?

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I feel ur point. but u did not answer my other questions.

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how much of capitalism will u allow?

which nigerian leader reflects ur ideology?

whats ur ideological position on biafra and the niger-delta?

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full bloody communist,

haba kidding , im a full democrat

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Neotic2,

Both the people that run the nigerian state and the people that are runin MEND and the likes are criminals. Both party should be taken out of the picture. And the poverty in nigerdelta should be addressed.

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Some form of socialism where the weak are taken care of. A parliamentary system of government that is answerable to the electorate.

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I'm a full blooded capitalist, the private sector should be allowed to run everything from oij to electricity to housing.

Basic education and health care should be free. While higher education and secondary healthcare be subsidzed.

As for the terrorists in the niger delta they should be negotiated with while the criminal elements amongst them should be killed.

I am also for the death penalty!

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Intresting. My ideology is progressive conservative in other words patriotic right and slightly center somewhat like obama's progressive democrat but with less national diluted way of policy. I believe that a nation or region should stay intact. Help out others in their own places and only dilute with outsiders that can contribute to the society. A few internal policies i can categories with are:

*Every public office internally should be based on credible elections,  from tribe representatives which we now call traditional rulers to local govt chairman and other offical positions all the way to the presidency; Except for ministers which should be very well vetted.

* that many of the populace joins the national military enlistment sweetened with more national accessibility eg You will always pay half price for bus fares, half price for rail fares, 3/4 price for any national airline, etc if u'r just enlisted u'll have these benefits for the many years you participate and other benefits when ur enlistment is over, u 'll never go on to fight outside but will be ready to defend inside if attacked or help during a natural disaster etc but the real miltary will have life time benefits and it should be advertised not too cool to taunt or throw it on other peoples face including those that don't participate at all.  This way Nigeria will put fear in nations like libya and her northern african brothers and also sudan supporter of APC and just incase at any one influenced by hataz around the east, west, and south of Africa. But still yet maintain a cool foreign policy of friendship not trouble. U get the drift.

*  that every Nigerian should be a Nigerian first, where u were born within Nigeria next, and other historical facts. This should be the way people are vetted in many applications and if u have lived anywhere in Nigeria for 1day after five years and a nigerian citizen u should be allowed to vote on all levels without any fear in that area. If u'r under the ecomog umbrella, u should only be allowed to vote up to governor elections if u have lived there for more than 5years and 6months but not presidency level except after 8yrs where by u have lived in Nigeria for more than 7years straight when added together considering ur trips and so on.

*  that all Nigerians rights are respected in many levels and that the nation should be more technology inclined and savvy.

*that the nation is religiously free and anyone can worship or not worship anywhere.

*80% capitalist society. If u'r buying estate after estate and ur money and business looks kprukere all ur assets can be seized but after proof of misconducts.

*single payer healthcare system refined to suite us and ecowas.

*Border enforcement particularly to northern africans and middle easterns that might have many more scary agendas.

*Free education in comfortable classrooms for motherless, less priviledged, and other reasons for children all the way through SS3 and 60% off school fees for citizens faring well under what the govt might have concluded fairing well. Abuses will be frowned upon and heavy fines if somethings are wrong with ur information. University fee will be reasonable and negotiatable depending on national intrest in education but generally won't be expensive.

*Just letting everyone live their way they want and aspire to get to the top.

*codes of housing, elections, national contracts, huge resources etc will be taken seriously.

*resources will be national if it were to be of global importance but will be spent transparently in infrastructure, job creation, trainning, and national intrest.

and many more depending

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Igboism , thats the only ideology i give a damn about!

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Hey Ibime. . . what was that you said the other time to throw someone under. . . ?  a steam roller. . .  a road compactor. . . I forgot what was it?

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whats the essence of an ideology that cannot be explained or defined?

and when u do get that money and influence . . . .what do u do?

free or paid heath and education?

democracy or traditional approach?

who amongst the present political leaders reflect ur ideology?

whats ur ideological approach to niger-delta and biafra?

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i believe money, business and cunny come in as part of politics any where in the world. So my political idealogy is a bout any thing that can help me advance my influence and power within my community. If money can serve that purpose then my political idealogy is based on that which involves money and the likes.

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I like the British mix of all of these. . .

Wole Soyinka

quite simple. . . . more autonomy for regions means central govt is not the be-all and end-all of their existence. . . . I support anyone seeking to emancipate the Niger-Delta and Biafra including MEND, MASSOB etc etc etc

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Why put a NAME on it?

DO RIGHT BY THE PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

and split up those groups that cannot stand each other.

Nigeria is a British Creation.

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how does biafra and niger-delta fit into ur ideology?

which nigerian politician fits into ur ideology?

democracy? militocracy?

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I am for capitalism or free market.

i do not believe in free education but education subsidy

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uhmn. . . .thoughtful.

whats ur position on education and health? free or paid?

federal structure or unitary? democracy or militocracy?

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Free only if the people are gladly willing to foot the bill. In Nigeria, I think it is Free is best since we have enough money coming in to help foot the bill at this time. However, I would recommend basic Health care/Education be free, but any advanced need to be subject to approval.

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You see. . . this is why I sometimes avoid certain discussions. Fatigued logic! You expect me to conform to line and stay within the box. I do not operate like that. I break the envelope and challenge the status quo. The expectation you have form is the same standard you have set for youself. . . it is evident that you are toeing the line with western standards and you are not at all open to new ideas about reformation and neither do you believe, I'm afraid to say but unapologetically so, that your views and understanding of social systems and human evolution is not expansive sufficiently to comprehend the ideas I am proposing. Your only way to deal with it is by concluding that I did not offer an ideology. . . really? Would you know one if it perched on your nose?

Negro throws Noetic under the bus

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thats not the issue. since u know what an ideology is, why not state urs like other respondents have done.

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I dont need dico. . .that was a trap.

How many of such belief systems exist in human experience?

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A set of doctrines or beliefs that form the basis of a political, economic, or other system.

from: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/ideology

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