Black Spots and Human Rights

Black Spots and Human Rights

No punishment has ever possessed enough power of deterrence to prevent the commission of crimes. On the contrary, whatever the punishment, once a specific crime has appeared for the First Time, its reappearance is more likely than its initial emergence could ever have been – Hannah Arendt

When punishment becomes too common or an overused resort, it is evidence of an ill-governed organisation, institution, or brethren dependent on wielding the stick to hide the visible inefficiencies and corruption of its leadership and its day-to-day affairs. The rottener the brethren, the more punishment meted out to its members. Innocence or guilt do not count in the decisions of punishment. The errors arising from such vague decisions are not to hold the brethren back. We are talking about oppression here. (more…)

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The Bad Brothers Nemesis

The Bad Brothers Nemesis

The Otuka (a.k.a. Akanda Eniyan) is born into this world very lonely, living on his terms, mostly. He misunderstands everyone else; he is someone everyone else misunderstands. For those he encounters, everyone else is his challenge, and he is everyone else’s challenge. Trouble? His life is never easy even if gifted, successful, influential or content and is harder when this is not the case. He, as the intersection of misunderstandings, cannot find a like mind as others naturally, e.g. as thieves and drunkards do. What frustration! Yet he thrives.

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Leadership of a Bad Brother – Level Seven

Leadership of a Bad Brother – Level Seven

When the realm governed by the Bad Brother witnesses a steep hollowing out from the inside by the purposeful preponderance of evil, excesses and abuses to the point everything that held it together is so polluted and its rules irreparably unenforceable, a power vacuum is created. That is the art of negotiating oneself out of power by sloth. Folly. The high and mighty in society that once gave credibility and legitimacy to the realm turn their honourable backs and with convenience depart gradually if they were not expelled earlier. The least among men devoid of rectitude, creativity and intelligence then come into ascendance and potentially power by hunter-gather style ambition. The realm then hollows itself out further till the skin breaks from the inside to the surface. Only the memories remain and the smell.

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The Leadership of a Bad Brother – Face Six

The Leadership of a Bad Brother – Face Six

Boiss dey! Boiss always do right where the Bad Brother has done evil, and they invariably succeed in the end. The tables have now turned for the better, and the seating arrangements have changed for good as they should have a very long time ago. Not until the revolution is complete do guynes believe it.

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The Leadership of a Bad Brother – Flash 5

The Leadership of a Bad Brother–Flash 5

The end of the era of the leaders who are bad brothers need not be obscure. It must never be. Final evidence of poor but manipulative leadership who has enduring rule over others for a long time. By deception, arrogance, intimidation, force, mystery and fear is the unmanageable chaos it produces within the boundaries of its control.

What looked like the effortless genius of the leader turns out to be the sheer ignorance. Plus, the gullibility of the followers. Why educate them? What seemed to be the unquestionable power of the boss turns out to be the learned weakness and helplessness of a specialised class of constituents. Why empower them? What I thought to be a genuine ideology on re-examination was the inexplicable “herd fear” of those who had nothing else to hold on to. (more…)

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