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Opportunity cost

21 June 2013, 09:26 Onyeji Dominic Uzoechi

There is nothing in life that does not have price. Entire world is a market, and anybody who wants gain (success in life) should prepare to loose precious times and valuables for good. Economists called it opportunity cost or foregone alternative. True success and prosperity are not miracles like that. One has to loose something valuable in order to gain something more valuable. Things like breakthrough and sound mind are products of long term commitments, not just miracle.

God is not a "juju man" like Devil who gives fake and deceitful wealth to erring fools. Let's come off it! Africans should stop deceiving themselves in churches and mosques, chasing shadows. White men who brought religion to Africa were not fanatics and religious maniacs. Bible is a book of wisdom, and there is nothing like wisdom outside bounds of sound education.

Downhill is full of negativity, and one bad thing about us, Africans, is that most of us are not insightful. We are blind in our minds. Millions of us don't seem to perceive that our lives and nations are going down in decadence. Africa is crowded with too many mediocrities. Economy is facing deterioration in African countries especially here in Nigeria. Indigenous companies are finding it very hard to thrive because they are not viable enough to compete with giant companies owned by the white here in Nigeria. Some of our companies have folded up lately due to lack of competence and inability to compete favorably in global markets.

Things have been going bad in Africa, and it is obvious that white men are laughing at us. They see us as fools, and one of the ridiculous names they gave to us is "Black monkeys". Our minds are retarded due to massive ignorance. The white understood this very well. That was why they brought religions to brainwash us the more. They know that best way to take advantage of retarded minds is to make them religious and sheepish. They want us to remain in perpetual bondage, serving them like slaves. If we look at it logically or insightfully, we will see that the religions they brought to Africa have turned many of us mad mentally. We have become more religious than the white who brought religions to us. Millions of Africans are now maniacs and fanatics unlike the white.

I had a conversation with a white man lately concerning crisis in Nigeria. One major advice he give is "Prayer". I described the situation of things, trying to make him know that Nigeria is equal to a dead nation, and what he could suggest was "Prayer". This simply shows that white men are laughing at us. Where is it written in Bible that the living should pray for the dead?

One thing we, Africans, don't seem to remember is that fact man and nation are meant to improve in every facet of life and existence. Every wise fellow knows quite well that things like make believe and mediocre-living are not marks of godliness and wisdom. Man and nation cannot truly be successful outside bounds of sound education, and like I said earlier, Millions in Africa are deceiving themselves in churches and mosques, chasing shadows. They don't work hard for good. White men gave us religions because they understood that Africans are mentally lazy. Manna, blessing or miracle is all we seek. We like good things. But we don't like to work hard to earn them. This was why the white is still using us like slaves.

I said it to Pst. Anil Kant, the white man, that Nigeria doesn't need anything like prayers now to solve her problems. Praying for Nigeria now is completely out of place. Everybody had been praying. Nothing is working. Why then should we continue praying when there are obvious indications that the country is dead. Things like education and economy are in shamble. School buildings everywhere in Nigeria are dilapidated. People are not serious with studies, and teachers are not well paid. What then are we praying for?

Nigeria is in darkness. Everybody knows it. The country is equal to death. Things like electricity and public utilities are no longer working. Companies and individuals are wholly depending on generators and plants for energy (power supply). The government and authorities are not helping matters. They are just there as political thieves and godfathers squandering national wealth. We don't need prayers because it is appointed unto a nation to die once, and after death judgment follows. Disintegration is the only solution for people in Nigeria now.

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