Koro’s Corner: Corrupted
I didn’t get to post anything last week because I was swamped with school work (not like any of you guys noticed *side-eye*)
So when it’s Election time, every Nigerian decides he/she is the next Politician. I don’t want to sound like a spoiled brat but when it comes to politics i like to sit back and listen/read because that’s one area I don’t like to mess with. I don’t want to come off sounding ignorant or uneducated so I just feed off my twitter timeline or conversations with my friends.
Last week there was a heated debate on my timeline about Politicians being corrupted, you know same old same old but this time it was a little different. People started including Politicians and their children, like if a politician is corrupted that means his child or his children are corrupted because they choose to look away from their father’s corrupted ways. I mean I am not one to judge and I’m not a self righteous person but this debate was interesting. The sins of a father weighing heavy on his children’s shoulders.
I have friends that are children of Politicians and they were very upset to say the least. I mean, opinions are always flying left and right on twitter and there’s only so much you can say to complete stranger with 140 characters without getting frustrated with yourself.
so picture this: You’re in your third year at a fancy, expensive college in Manchester or Texas or New York. You have one more year to graduate and then you are off to Grad school or whatever plans you have for your future. Since you’ve been in school, you have never worried about loans or late payments. Your Dad has taken care of you really of your college life so far. Suddenly you find out that your dad is a thieving Politician and he’s been stealing money that was meant for the state or the country or whatever the case maybe. You have two options really…..
1. Emancipate yourself completely from your parents. Take out loans that will take forever to pay off just to support what’s left of your college years. You have to find jobs and work until you are somewhat stable again. and if you get unlucky you might have to drop out of your fancy college and return home. Some-one might argue and say this the ‘right’ thing to do but who can really define what’s right and what’s wrong?
2. You can just pretend you never found out about the corruption and just hope and pray your dad never gets caught stealing money. You can talk to him and express how you feel about him stealing money. You can go on living your comfortable life acting like you don’t know what’s really going on. Some-one might argue and say this is very wrong but who can really define what’s right and what’s wrong.
I’m not a self righteous person. I like to play devil’s advocate and get people to think outside the box or consider different point of views because nothing is ever black or white. there are grey areas.
You have to understand people will do anything to survive, especially Nigerians. Politicians maybe stealing money but understand there are other professions in Nigeria. Bankers steal money as well, I had a friend openly admit to me that she knows her dad steals money and she does not care as long as her school fees are getting paid and she’s getting her Louis bags in the mail. I mean when she told me I was like ‘woah’ but I got over it even though I did not respect her as much anymore.
I’m trying to get you guys to think with me here, if you found out your parents were stealing money, what would you do?
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