Opinion: The political illiterate

by Adefenwa Adeniyi Adeshina

“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors”.~Plato

The highest form of naivety and ignorance is refusal to participate in politics, and by so doin allowing those that get into political offices to ruin Nigeria and if it continues, they may ruin the future.

The effect of our continual avoidance of participation in politics has allowed the mismanagement of our economy and if nothing is done they will soon bleed our resources dry.

Those in power syphon public funds with reckless abandon to secure the future of their family and unborn generations while you and me continue to abstain from politics. The belief that our votes won’t count is the only way we successfully empower  looters to win elections.

We need to realise that not participating in politics left the running of politics in the hands of rogues, thieves and greedy beings.

According to Bertolt Brecht “The worst illiterate is the political illiterate, he doesn’t hear, doesn’t speak, nor participates in the political events. He  doesn’t know the cost of life, the price of the bean, of the fish, of the flour, of the rent, of the shoes and of the medicine, all depends on political decisions.

The political illiterate is so stupid that he is proud and swells his chest saying that he hates politics.

The imbecile doesn’t know that, from his political ignorance is born the prostitute, the abandoned child, and the worst thieves of all, the bad politician, corrupted and flunky of the national and multinational companies.”

As long as we all excuse ourselves from politics our dear country will continue to be run by rogues; the people in government will continue to fill their pockets at the detriment of developing the economy. It’s high time we all get involve in deciding who and what we want for this country; the man who refuse to vote is not different from the man who sells his vote because both of them have succeeded in destroying Nigeria, though in different ways, in the same vein; the man who sells his vote is not different from the politician who syphon public funds, both are criminals.

Nigeria does not need political illiterates anymore, Nigeria needs you and me to stop being political illiterates, Nigeria needs all of us to save her; don’t abandon Nigeria when she needs you most, only if Nigeria experience peace will you be at peace, Get involve in the politics of Nigeria, don’t be a coward. Getting yourself involved does not mean you have to contest for a political office rather it means you should contribute positively in making Nigeria great again, sensitize people on how to take our country from the thieves currently ruining it.

If the good people continue to avoid politics the bad will continue to govern us.

Don’t Be a Coward, Stop being the worst illiterate, Get involved, Nigeria needs you.



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