By OMA | 04-12-2019 | Politics |
Still on this social media bill, One Gentle man on face book had started some sarcasim comparing Nigeria and America and I tried to let him see why Nigeria and America are in no way in the same League.
This was his point of view and where he was coming from and the later part was my own response..
His Facebook Name is Firsts Baba Isa. This was his whole write ;
Watching the public hearings on the impeachment of President Donald Trump on CNN and wondering if the United States of America is located on the same planet with a country called Nigeria.
So an American president can face serious impeachment proceedings just because a whistle blower mentioned that he had overheard him asking the president of another country to investigate the business interests of a potential presidential race opponent in exchange for aid?
Why are Americans like this?
So a president can be criticized and even impeached? Is there no hate speech bill in US?
Are there no Ghana-must-go bags filled with cash that can be shared to lawmakers to hush them up?
Is there no DSS in America that can be used to arrest and incarcerate anyone who dares think of removing the president from office using whatever means?
Trump, is there no EFCC in America? Why hasn't EFCC been used to hound all the people who want to impeach you and force them to join your party?
The impeachment hearings are held at capitol hill, and everybody is sitting down comfortably, speaking English and not running for dear life. This is outrageous! Are there no thugs in America?
Trump, give me $1 million and I will arrange 50 boys from Ikot Umoessien for you! We will fly into capitol hill tomorrow and scatter the place, in 2 seconds everything burst! All the people speaking grammar there will be running for their dear lives!
Are there no kidnappers in America? Can't they kidnap the family members of those at the forefront of the impeachment move and refuse to release them unless they drop the impeachment move?
Trump, don't you have supporters from your state? Why can't they organize a protest with a banner that has a huge inscription: "LEAVE OUR SON ALONE"
Trump, are you not a Christian? Why can't the Christians protest and share chained Whatsapp messages declaring that you are being persecuted for your faith and call for holy war?
Trump, you are slacking, you need to come to Nigeria for tutorials. The accusation against you is just verbal, the one labelled against a politician here came with video evidence of him stashing his agbada with stacks of dollars as bribe but he was celebrated and rewarded with another four years term.
What is Quid pro quo sef? What does it even mean? So a president can be impeached because of three Latin words?
Trump, your country, America is a strange place, you people shouldn't be on the same planet with us! You people should not come near us o before you corrupt us
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Ok... this was my response.
Well, Remind me again? American is how many years older than Nigeria? Everything is process and Time.
America rose from cave and stone ages too. American Democracy is way too advanced to be compared to Nigeria.
If im correct I think America has enjoyed over 200 years of un-interupted Democracy, its a process and a system they have Built over time. Africa is Emerging and Nigeria Must take the lead.
Social Media Truly needs to be regulated but how it will be done now is the issue.
You think All the FBI and CIA dont monitor Communications? You think if there is credible information thugs are going to capitol hill to disrupt proceedings of the impeachment, you think American Security wont swing into action?
America is way too advanced for these lame comparisons.
Its is difficult to even suggest how they will regulate Nigerian social media space, but it is worse to allow it continue the way it is going..
Media is already reporting threats of Police and IPOB in Anambra and there are so many stories flying up and down about that event and we dont even know what to believe.
Would we sit and watch till this Country catch fire? Or we can sit together and reason like they are Reasoning in America on Capitol Hill.
When you make these comparisons, you should know they dont add up.
No sane American would go online and just publish falsehood for the fun of it. And even if they do, they cant be subjected to Death Sentence.
If there is any credible information in that America will catch fire, America will work against it in 2 seconds.
Nigeria is about to catch fire from social media exposure, we Must Regulate this space..
Social media has set many countries ablaze.
In Tunisia, the Arab spring and the uprising started when one Graduate Boy Bouazizi didnt have a job and was selling Oranges and pineapples inside a wheelbarrow in front of what seem to be their Federal Secretariat, Government Environmental forces like AEPB Abuja environmental Board Harrased the Guy selling with his wheelbarrow, that was how frustration set in and the guy set himself on fire.
This single incidence was teansmitted via social media.
Trending... that thing they call "Trending".. it started to Trend..
My brother, na from Trending na him Tunisia carry take Catch Fire ooo.
Libya, na social media fuel libya wahala ooo.
Algeria, Social media aided amd abeted.
Social media has its advantages ooo but like everything that has an advantage, also has disadvantages.
We would have totally failed as a Nation of we Allow Social media Blow up this Country.
OMA. Public Affairs Commentator.