“Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.”
One of my online friends, who simply calls himself Thoughtful Mind, sends me daily Inspirational quotes. The quote above is the one for today June 9, 2014.
After reading it, I saw how very aptly the quote describes the group that is marauding about in Nigeria. We have repeatedly said that most members of this group do not understand why they are out killing and destroying, but they must have been fed a lot of absurdities, which have pushed them into committing the atrocities for which they are known. How true.
This is the result of ignorance. For a people who claim that they do not want Western educations, who go about destroying all vestiges of western education, and yet there is so much ignorance amongst them. If they know what they are doing, they will be fighting those responsible for their poverty, those who have used the non-provision of social services in all its forms, including education, in keeping them at the fringes.
The day will come when those ragamuffins will see the light, and that day, they will see their sponsors for what they are, exploiters. And this their fight will implode! … Will become dog eat dog!