Today a child is born into the mother’s arm, 70% of what he becomes in life is the mothers doing, the rest is a product of superstructure (the religious believe and the culture) of his contemporary society. As the child grows up, and socialise with fellow children, they tend to fight and engage in one form of juvenile disagreement or the other. Then one day, the child comes from the neighborhood crying
Mother: son, why are you crying?
Son: is it not Great that slapped me on my face.
Mother: mtchewww, stupid boy, great slapped you and instead of slapping him back you came home crying, come here(dragging him by the ears), now listen to me, next time anybody slaps you, do the same to that person. If you ever cry to me i will flog you mercilessly. Do you understand me?
Son: yes mummy.
This child will little or not forget what the mother did to him but will never forget what she said to him; A generation of an eye for an eye is in the making.
Next day, mummy on her way home from the office, she saw her son playing with a group of Igala boys. She called out to her son to follow her home, upon getting home, she held her son by the right ear and warned; Now listen and listen good, henceforth, i do not want to ever see you playing with those Igala kids or any one at that, they are full of JUJU and they can destroy you at any slightest disagreement.
This hasty generalisation is either arising from a grapevine or from past experience mummy had with the Igalas. Now she stands on that to raise a stereotypical society. As if these are not enough harm to the human race, as the son grows older, he learns from religion that being equally yorked with unbeliever’s is a sin, he is told that killing is doing the bidding of the supreme one, he anticipate the day he will be with his virgins in hereafter, he is told that he has to be violent to be able to grab it by force. A generation of misinformed, and misled offsprings is spreading branches.
A better world will continue to be an illusionary perceptions of reality until we have a better Mothers and a well focused religious institutions.
Igala: the ninth largest ethnic group in Nigeria found predominantly in their ancestral homes in Kogi East. Kogi state.
Juju: a term referring to fetish and diabolical acts, commonly used in Africa