The Limited Beauty in Diversity
All the borders make direct sense to us in why they cannot exist, but when we come back home, we find limitless excuses to justify the criminality we sustain.
I woke up today with the desire to compare the scale of what nations are truly made up of. Why are some more successful that us why we stagnate in trying to resolve fundamental questions which we continue to pretend does not matter?
The parameters of a nation’s success or failure exist across many forms. But I simply desire to determine if looking at a flat map on a table and nothing else, a pattern could be observed. I was quite shocked.
The observations I made, though not new, were quite shocking still.
We believe in diversity in all its limitations. Those who taught us these principles continue to ensure it remains only an ideal on their lands. But we have come to take this gospel as a divine mission to accomplish.
The image above is of those who are the root of our current problems. Despite creating such chaos across Africa, they ensure still today to not dare replicate such measures on their end. Such an attempt at a limited version of this diversity has been a source of countless strife still ongoing today.
There are a million and one things to say, but I would let the maps below speak for themselves.
Will the nation within the many borders below survive its inherent diversity and its consequences?
Here in lie the sit of the Berlin Conference, the very heart of the evils we suffer. Held in 1884/5, decision were made that affect many souls today. But here in lie the reality they carve upon us and the reality they live today.
How expensive peace, tranquility and success will be in this state, if created today, is unimaginable and no one would dare suggest this.
"Multiculturalism leads to parallel societies and therefore remains a ‘life lie,’ ” or a sham, she said, before adding that Germany may be reaching its limits in terms of accepting more refugees. "The challenge is immense" she said. "We want and we will reduce the number of refugees noticeably."
Won maa fe pa bastard si ra won lara…
In the far east, though limited but these groups ensured to be free of each other’s direct influences for the destiny they enjoy today to be possible.
We find it difficult to understand the scale of the size of Nigeria and magnitude of the purpose we’ve chosen to pursue. We continue to see how the vast majority of nations seem more cohesive and their neighbourhood far more dynamic than ours. If we were in the heart of Asia, will the nation within the border below survive its inherent diversity and its consequences?
We know today what the reality of the nations below is and how much competition exists in this neighbourhood. Now imagine imposing the border depicted below, with the history of blood and iron here. Will such a nation find its purpose?
In the heart of the Arab world, with the current distrust and competition, would this have still allowed for their success and riches? Will it not simply become an expression of the oil and diversity curse?
I have written one times too many about the addiction we have to Nigeria due to its size and population. What is possible is so enticing, we forget why nations we desire to replicate may have succeeded. The USA with about twice out population, 332 million. Imagine how limited we are in sheer landmass, climate and resource diversity. USA may have been able to forestall our fate simple due to the breadth of its lands.
In America, through migration and settler colonialism, the result is the near destruction of the indigenous people in the North of the continent - America and Canada, and the re-population (still ongoing through immigration) of those areas which also serve to dilute the indigenous voices. In the continent's south, the effects of that history are still evident today.
We will end with this, going back to such a historic place. Would anyone dare suggest this or any other reality in this article?
All the borders above make direct sense to us in why they cannot exist, but when we come back home, we find limitless excuses to justify the criminality we sustain.
We have a date with destiny. If we do not become pragmatic and find the lowest common denominator which can guarantee our peace and individual EthnoLinguistic success, the price we will pay will simply keep increasing.
I will leave you with the words of a friend on what would happen if many of the nations above were created across the overlay borders, won maa fe pa bastard si ra won lara.
We must not wish upon ourselves this fate nor should we, through our dogmatic belief in realising the colonialist dream, enforce it upon ourselves.
It’s okay to be different.
It’s okay to be you.
It’s okay to feel like, indifferent and hate towards others.
It’s okay to be as human as every other group across the world.
It’s perfectly reasonable to want to be independent of others on lands that are yours.
As an African, it’s okay to be just another human being.
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