Friend, are there battles you have been fighting since the year began? God says, every battle against you will end in praise, and it shall end in your favour. You will defeat every adversary against you; you will defeat every wicked man who is standing in your way; you will take victory over every challenge […]Every battle against you will end in praise, and it shall end in your favour. You will defeat every adversary against you….!!!
*_“`Unless you understand your role in society, you can never make any meaningful contribution.
According to the Greeks there are three types of people on earth,
- the idiots,
- the tribesmen, and
- the citizens.
Studies show only 10% of Africans are citizens.
The remaining 90% are either tribesmen or idiots.
- When the Greeks used the word “idiot”, they did not use it as a curse word.
Idiots are people who just don’t care.
If they write exams, they will cheat.
If they are in government they will steal.
An idiot does not care at all, if he eats bananas he throws the peels anywhere instead of putting them in a trash bin.
According to the Greeks, some societies have more idiots than tribesmen and citizens.
- The next set of people are tribesmen, these are people that look at everything from the point of view of their tribe.
These are people that believe in you only if you are part of their tribe.
It can be terrible to have a tribesman as a leader, he will alienate the rest.
When the Greeks talk about tribes, it’s not just about ethnicity, they also consider religion as a tribe.
A great percentage of Africans are tribesmen, because they view everything from the point of view of their tribes.
They trust only their tribesmen.
- The last group are citizens.
These are people that like to do things the right way.
They will respect traffic light rules even if no one is watching them.
They drive within speed limits.
They respect the laws, won’t cheat in exams.
In government they won’t steal.
They are compassionate and give to others to promote their wellbeing.
Citizens often promote projects that benefit everyone.
The Greeks called this group the citizens.
Some countries have more citizens than tribesmen and idiots.
Others have so many idiots.
A tribesman can become a citizen through orientation.
And an idiot can become a citizen by training and constant enforcement of the law.
But things fall apart if you elect an idiot or tribesman to lead you if he has not been reformed.
Where do you belong?
Are you an idiot, a tribesman or a citizen?
Reflect about your life.
Reflect about your country and Africa in general before you answer.
Food for thought.“`
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Love Letter Written in 1935 and currently read in the Old Boys meeting.
Dennis Memorial Grammar Sch.
P. O. Box 31,
16th March, 1935.
Time and ability plus double capacity have forced my pen to dance automatically on this benedicted sheet of paper. I hope you’re swimming in the wonderful pool of Mr. Health there. I am also perambulating in the cool breeze of wellness here.
Sweetie pie, the reason why this miraculous thing is happening is because, honey, I love you spontaneously, and as I stand horizontally parallel to the wall and vertically perpendicular to the ground now, I only think of you, since you are a fantastic and fabulous girl, put together as fantabulous. I implore you to decipher this my anthem of love oozing out from the innermost pendulum of my thoraxial cavity.
Darling, please stop haranguing with the feelings in my heart because I love you more than a snake loves rat.
To me each day I start by dreaming of you. Each time I see you, my metabolism suddenly halts and my peristalsis goes in reverse gear. My medula oblongata also ceases functioning.
Crazy, crazy, crazy you may say but this is verily veritable. If only you knew what is going on in my encephalon, you would prostrate. That’s why I need to see you vis a vis soon for a better elucidation through tete a tete. No hyperbole & onomatopoeia, simple candidness.
Only you and me are protagonists in this subtle affair. As I cogitate and ruminate over the last episode, I genuflex before the Omnipotent and implore him to let this affair emulsify.
By the way, I was bamboozled, scintilated, exhilarated, and left in a state of prolonged euphoria by the contents of your missive which was quite edifying and exalting. It left my bio-chemistry in a paradise-like equilibrium.
Empirically speaking, I love u chemically… I don’t ever want to see gloom and doom looming over your angelic live portrait. Let my appellation be scribbled across your heart, with indelible ink. If any boy tries to ask for your companionship, tell him that u are leased and caveated.
I think I have to pen off here, because I still haven’t finished studying electrolysis polymerization. But before I evaporate, I like to revitalize your memory with those encapsulating lyrics which proclaim that your catarrh is my butter, your piss is my mimbo, the world’s greatest lover is me.
Catch you later. Sleep tight and don’t let those bed bugs bite you because you are too sweet for them.
Goodbye for now.
Your slave in love, your pillow, your cushion,
S. Okonkwo (Samboozzer)
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𝐓𝐎 𝐁𝐄 𝐎𝐑 𝐍𝐎𝐓 𝐓𝐎 𝐁𝐄 – 𝐕𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐂𝐎𝐕𝐈𝐃 !!!
𝐃𝐫 𝐃𝐏 𝐏𝐫𝐚𝐤𝐚𝐬𝐡 𝐅𝐑𝐂𝐒
𝐀𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐄𝐲𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐞 & 𝐋𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐤 𝐂𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐞
𝐈 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐯𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐞 💉 𝐢𝐧 𝐚𝐥𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐠𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐩 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐥𝐮𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚 𝐝𝐨𝐳𝐞𝐧 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐟𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐝𝐨𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐬 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐠𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐩𝐬.
𝐈 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐦𝐲 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐝𝐨𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐡𝐨𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐭 𝐦𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐛𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞.
𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐂𝐎𝐕𝐈𝐃 🦠 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐫𝐮𝐧𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐦𝐨𝐤 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐝 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐞 🔥 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐮𝐬 𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐚𝐲𝐢𝐧𝐠 🙏𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐚 𝐯𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐞…. 𝐚𝐬 𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐲 𝐚𝐬 𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐛𝐥𝐞.
𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐢𝐭’𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐢𝐭𝐬 𝟐𝐧𝐝 𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐤 𝐢𝐧 𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐔𝐒𝐀 🇺🇸 & 𝐔𝐊.
𝐁𝐮𝐭 𝐬𝐮𝐝𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐰𝐞 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐚𝐥𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭𝐬𝐚𝐩𝐩 𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐜𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐞𝐝 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐪𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐯𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐞 💉 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐝.
𝐈 𝐠𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭’𝐬 𝐛𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐜 𝐡𝐮𝐦𝐚𝐧 𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐰𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐞 𝐦𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐞𝐚𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐲𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐡𝐮𝐧𝐠𝐫𝐲 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐬 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐚 𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐭𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐮𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐲𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫. 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐮𝐦𝐚𝐧 𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐥𝐰𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞, 𝐢𝐬𝐧’𝐭 𝐢𝐭!!
𝐒𝐮𝐝𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰𝐬 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐩𝐡𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝟐 𝐨𝐫 𝐩𝐡𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝟑 𝐯𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐥𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐜𝐲 𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬, 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐀𝐃𝐈…. 𝐚𝐝𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐞 𝐝𝐫𝐮𝐠 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 .
𝐒𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐬 𝐩𝐮𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐲 𝐢𝐧 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐡 𝐬𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐜 𝐝𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐮𝐧𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐲 𝐭𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐢𝐭’𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭𝐬𝐚𝐩𝐩 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐩𝐚𝐬𝐬.
𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐖𝐀𝐍𝐓 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞 𝐯𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐫 𝐍𝐎𝐓 𝐢𝐬 𝐩𝐮𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐲 𝐘𝐎𝐔𝐑 𝐂𝐇𝐎𝐈𝐂𝐄. 𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐭’𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐅𝐀𝐂𝐓 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰. 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐞𝐥𝐬𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞.
𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐝𝐨𝐞𝐬𝐧’𝐭 𝐝𝐞𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐝 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐯𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐞 💉 𝐢𝐭’𝐬 𝐞𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐨𝐫 𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐞𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐬 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐨𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐑𝐈𝐒𝐊 𝐎𝐅 𝐃𝐘𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐅𝐑𝐎𝐌 𝐂𝐎𝐕𝐈𝐃.
𝐈𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐟𝐞𝐞𝐥 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐫𝐥𝐲 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐃𝐈𝐄 𝐎𝐅 𝐂𝐎𝐕𝐈𝐃 𝐓𝐇𝐄𝐍 𝐘𝐎𝐔 𝐃𝐎𝐍𝐓 𝐍𝐄𝐄𝐃 𝐀𝐍𝐘 𝐕𝐀𝐂𝐂𝐈𝐍𝐄 💉.
𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐟𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐲 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐧 𝐬𝐨 𝐟𝐚𝐫 𝐈𝐍𝐂𝐋𝐔𝐃𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐘𝐎𝐔𝐑 𝐏𝐀𝐑𝐀𝐂𝐄𝐓𝐀𝐌𝐎𝐋 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐬𝐨 𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐞𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐬 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐥𝐮𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐊𝐈𝐃𝐍𝐄𝐘 𝐅𝐀𝐈𝐋𝐔𝐑𝐄.
𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐛𝐢𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐜 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐧 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝’𝐯𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐀𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐫𝐠𝐢𝐜 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐤𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮.
𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐚 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐟𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐲 𝐡𝐚𝐝 𝐛𝐞𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐥𝐲𝐬𝐢𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐡 💀.
𝐌𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐓𝐇𝐄𝐒𝐄 𝐀𝐑𝐄 𝐂𝐎𝐌𝐏𝐋𝐈𝐂𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐒 𝐊𝐍𝐎𝐖𝐍 𝐓𝐎 𝐃𝐎𝐂𝐓𝐎𝐑𝐒 🥼 𝐅𝐎𝐑 𝐒𝐎 𝐌𝐀𝐍𝐘 𝐘𝐄𝐀𝐑𝐒….
𝐘𝐞𝐭 𝐰𝐞 𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐞 𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 . 𝐌𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐥𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐠𝐨𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐥𝐞𝐬 𝐯𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐞 💉
𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐥𝐲 𝐚 𝐕𝐄𝐆𝐄𝐓𝐀𝐁𝐋𝐄 𝐃𝐔𝐄 𝐓𝐎 𝐀 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐃𝐈𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍 𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐝 𝐒𝐔𝐁 𝐀𝐂𝐔𝐓𝐄 𝐒𝐂𝐋𝐄𝐑𝐎𝐒𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐏𝐀𝐍 𝐄𝐍𝐂𝐄𝐏𝐇𝐀𝐋𝐈𝐓𝐈𝐒- 𝐒𝐒𝐏𝐄 …
𝐘𝐞𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐏𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐚𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐠𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐯𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐞 💉.
𝐃𝐨𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐭 𝐬𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐮𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐝𝐨𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫 👨⚕️ 𝐠𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝’𝐯𝐞 𝐩𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐤𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐫 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐥𝐲𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐥𝐲 ? 𝐖𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐮𝐩 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞. 𝐍𝐨 𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝟏𝟎𝟎% 𝐬𝐚𝐟𝐞.
𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐨𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐝𝐨𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫 👨⚕️ 𝐢𝐬 𝐝𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐄𝐗𝐓𝐑𝐄𝐌𝐄 𝐆𝐎𝐎𝐃 𝐅𝐀𝐈𝐓𝐇 𝐭𝐨 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐛𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫.
𝐖𝐞 𝐝𝐨𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐬 𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐨𝐧 𝐚 𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐩𝐚𝐥 𝐨𝐟 𝐑𝐈𝐒𝐊 𝐕𝐄𝐑𝐒𝐔𝐒 𝐁𝐄𝐍𝐄𝐅𝐈𝐓. 𝐈𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐛𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐟𝐢𝐭 𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐰𝐞𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐤 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐰𝐞 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐠𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡.
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐨𝐧 𝐰𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐚𝐜𝐡 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐍𝐎𝐓 𝐆𝐎𝐃, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐟𝐚𝐫 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝟏𝟎𝟎% 𝐬𝐚𝐟𝐞 𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐄𝐕𝐄𝐑𝐘 𝐃𝐈𝐒𝐄𝐀𝐒𝐄.
𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐚𝐟𝐞𝐭𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐎𝐕𝐈𝐃 𝐕𝐀𝐂𝐂𝐈𝐍𝐄𝐒 💉…
𝐀𝐋𝐋 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐕𝐀𝐂𝐂𝐈𝐍𝐄𝐒 𝐇𝐀𝐕𝐄 𝐁𝐄𝐄𝐍 𝐀𝐏𝐏𝐑𝐎𝐕𝐄𝐃 𝐎𝐍 𝐀𝐍 𝐄𝐌𝐄𝐑𝐆𝐄𝐍𝐂𝐘 𝐔𝐒𝐄 𝐀𝐔𝐓𝐇𝐎𝐑𝐈𝐒𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍 𝐎𝐍𝐋𝐘.
𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐦𝐞𝐚𝐧𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐜 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐝 𝐀𝐃𝐄𝐐𝐔𝐀𝐓𝐄 𝐓𝐈𝐌𝐄 𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐲𝐬𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐚𝐟𝐞𝐭𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐞𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐞 𝐜𝐮𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐥𝐲 𝐚𝐯𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐯𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬 𝐈𝐧𝐬𝐩𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐄𝐟𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐬 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰𝐥𝐞𝐝𝐠𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐜𝐞𝐬.
𝐒𝐨 𝐢𝐭’𝐬 𝐮𝐩𝐭𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐨 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐘𝐎𝐔 𝐀𝐑𝐄 𝐈𝐍 𝐀𝐍 𝐄𝐌𝐄𝐑𝐆𝐄𝐍𝐂𝐘 🚨 𝐎𝐑 𝐍𝐎𝐓.
𝐀𝐥𝐥 𝐠𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝 🌍 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐘𝐎𝐔 𝐀𝐑𝐄 𝐈𝐍 𝐀𝐍 𝐄𝐌𝐄𝐑𝐆𝐄𝐍𝐂𝐘 🆘 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭’𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐲 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐨𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐎𝐏𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍 𝐅𝐎𝐑 𝐕𝐀𝐂𝐂𝐈𝐍𝐄 💉.
𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐠𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐛𝐲 𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐬 𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐂𝐎𝐕𝐈𝐃 𝐈𝐍 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝟏 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫.
𝐈𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐢𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐖𝐇𝐀𝐓𝐒𝐀𝐏𝐏 𝐔𝐍𝐈𝐕𝐄𝐑𝐒𝐈𝐓𝐘 𝐄𝐃𝐔𝐂𝐀𝐓𝐄𝐃 𝐏𝐇𝐃 𝐌𝐈𝐍𝐃 𝐟𝐞𝐞𝐥 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐲 🚨 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐲 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐯𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐞 💉.
𝐁𝐮𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐞𝐱𝐭𝐫𝐚 𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐤 𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐧𝐞𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬 𝐡𝐚𝐬𝐧’𝐭 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐧. 𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐭’𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐨𝐭𝐭𝐨𝐦 𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞.
𝐈𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐯𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐨𝐥𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐂𝐎𝐕𝐈𝐃 𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐜?
𝐈𝐧 𝐦𝐲 𝐨𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐯𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐞 💉 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐥𝐮𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐎𝐕𝐈𝐃 𝐯𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐀 𝐏𝐀𝐑𝐓 𝐎𝐅 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐒𝐎𝐋𝐔𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍.
𝐍𝐨 𝐯𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐚𝐠𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝟏𝟎𝟎% 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞. 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐈 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐯𝐢𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐏𝐎𝐋𝐈𝐎 , 𝐌𝐄𝐀𝐒𝐋𝐄𝐒, 𝐈𝐍𝐅𝐋𝐔𝐄𝐍𝐙𝐀 𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐇𝐈𝐕.
*𝐀 𝐠𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐍𝟗𝟓 𝐦𝐚𝐬𝐤 😷 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐧 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝟔 𝐟𝐞𝐞𝐭 𝐬𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐲𝐠𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝟏𝟎𝟎% 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐂𝐎𝐕𝐈𝐃. *
𝐔𝐧𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐲 𝐰𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐟𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐚𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝟏 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐥.
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐝𝐢𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝟔 𝐟𝐞𝐞𝐭 𝐒𝐎𝐂𝐈𝐀𝐋 𝐃𝐈𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐍𝐂𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐰𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐒𝐎𝐂𝐈𝐀𝐋 𝐀𝐍𝐈𝐌𝐀𝐋𝐒.
𝐖𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐦𝐞𝐞𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐟𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰 𝐡𝐮𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐬 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞. 𝐖𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐢𝐬𝐨𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐫 𝐥𝐨𝐜𝐤𝐝𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐦𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐫 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐜 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐜𝐭 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐬𝐨 𝐝𝐮𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐌𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐀𝐋 𝐃𝐈𝐒𝐓𝐑𝐄𝐒𝐒 𝐓𝐇𝐀𝐓 𝐈𝐒 𝐂𝐀𝐔𝐒𝐄𝐃 𝐁𝐘 𝐒𝐎𝐂𝐈𝐀𝐋 𝐃𝐈𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐍𝐂𝐈𝐍𝐆.
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐯𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐞 💉 𝐢𝐬 𝐚𝐧 𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐞𝐫 𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐃 𝐈𝐌𝐌𝐔𝐍𝐈𝐓𝐘 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐚 𝐯𝐢𝐫𝐮𝐬 🦠.
𝐀𝐧𝐲 𝐂𝐎𝐕𝐈𝐃 𝐯𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐞 💉 𝐢𝐬 𝐬𝐚𝐟𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧 𝐠𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐯𝐢𝐫𝐮𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐟𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐥 𝐢𝐧 𝐚𝐧 𝐈𝐂𝐔 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐚 𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐨𝐫 𝐢𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐨𝐚𝐭.
𝐀 𝐯𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐚𝐧 𝐚𝐝𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐬𝐚𝐟𝐞𝐭𝐲 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐚 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐦𝐞𝐭 ⛑ 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐚 𝟐 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐫 𝐛𝐢🏍 𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞 𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐬𝐚𝐟𝐞 𝐝𝐫𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐩𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐞.
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐦𝐞𝐭 🪖 𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐬𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐢𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐚 𝐫𝐚𝐬𝐡 𝐝𝐫𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐚𝐧 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐟𝐚𝐥𝐥.
𝐋𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐎𝐕𝐈𝐃 𝐯𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐚𝐬 𝐚𝐧 𝐚𝐝𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐬𝐚𝐟𝐞𝐭𝐲 𝐦𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐌𝐀𝐒𝐊𝐒, 𝐒𝐎𝐂𝐈𝐀𝐋 𝐃𝐈𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐍𝐂𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐇𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐇𝐘𝐆𝐈𝐄𝐍𝐄, 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭.
𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐞𝐩𝐭 𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐥 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝 🌍 𝐝𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐥𝐨𝐩𝐬 𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐃 𝐈𝐌𝐌𝐔𝐍𝐈𝐓𝐘 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐂𝐎𝐕𝐈𝐃 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐒𝐌𝐀𝐋𝐋 𝐏𝐎𝐗 𝐎𝐑 𝐏𝐎𝐋𝐈𝐎.
𝐈𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐟𝐞𝐞𝐥 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐚 𝐬𝐚𝐟𝐞 𝐃𝐑𝐈𝐕𝐄𝐑 𝐖𝐇𝐎 𝐃𝐎𝐄𝐒 𝐍𝐎𝐓 𝐍𝐄𝐄𝐃 𝐀 𝐇𝐄𝐋𝐌𝐄𝐓 ⛑ 𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐂𝐀𝐍 𝐒𝐓𝐑𝐈𝐂𝐓𝐋𝐘 𝐅𝐎𝐋𝐋𝐎𝐖 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝟑 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐩𝐬 –
𝟔 𝐟𝐞𝐞𝐭 ⬅️⬅️➡️➡️ 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐠 &
𝐇𝐚𝐧𝐝 🤚 𝐡𝐲𝐠𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐞- 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝟏𝟎𝟎% 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮.
𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐛𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐲 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐲 𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐯𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐥 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐝.
𝐁𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭’𝐬 𝐚 𝐝𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐎𝐍𝐋𝐘 𝐘𝐎𝐔 𝐇𝐀𝐕𝐄 𝐓𝐎 𝐓𝐀𝐊𝐄 , 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐚𝐝𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐕𝐀𝐋𝐈𝐃𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐖𝐇𝐀𝐓𝐒𝐀𝐏𝐏 𝐔𝐍𝐈𝐕𝐄𝐑𝐒𝐈𝐓𝐘.
𝐀 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐝 𝐢𝐦𝐦𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐒𝐔𝐑𝐄 𝐒𝐇𝐎𝐓 𝐖𝐀𝐘 𝐓𝐎 𝐄𝐋𝐈𝐌𝐈𝐍𝐀𝐓𝐄 𝐂𝐎𝐕𝐈𝐃 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝 🌎 𝐰𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐢𝐧.
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐢𝐬 𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐮𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐝 & 𝐈𝐭’𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡 𝐨𝐧𝐞 ☝🏽 𝐨𝐟 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐩 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐝 𝐢𝐦𝐦𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐚𝐬 𝐬𝐨𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐬 𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐛𝐥𝐞.
𝐄𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐫 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐕𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝…. 𝐨𝐫 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐢𝐧 𝐚 𝐛𝐮𝐛𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐝 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 .𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐂𝐇𝐎𝐈𝐂𝐄 𝐈𝐒 𝐘𝐎𝐔𝐑𝐒.
”REMEMBERING NWAYEREUWA, NWANNEDIA, IKONNIA & NWUGO”.
I’m sure 90% of Africans, Nigerians and mainly people of Igbo origin who read the headline of this post will be like who the hell are these people?
Yes we wouldn’t know them because we’ve been busy learning about their Mother Theresa and the fraudulent story of Mary Slessor.
On this day 90yrs ago, in the morning of November 18th 1929, a man called Emereuwa upon the directive of his boss Okugo the warrant chief, walked into the compound of a widow called Nwanyereuwa, ordered her for a census of all her livestock and household. The widow Nwanyereuwa knowing the census will determined how much she will be taxed by the British colonial government, embittered, shouted on Emereuwa “was your widowed mother at home counted?” An angry exchange ensued. Nwanyereuwa resentfully rushed down to the town and market square, consulted other disgruntled women, They with palm fronds quickly mobilised other women. And that marked the beginning of one of the greatest resistance, rebellion and uprising the British imperial colonial rule ever faced in Nigeria 🇳🇬 and Africa in general, Called “#The_Aba_Womens_Riot” otherwise known as “#The_women_who_went_to_war”
While the men were subdued, while the man died in the men in the face of oppression and tyranny of colonialism. The women stepped up and in. Record has it that over ten thousand women were involved in this revolt, and about 50 women lost their lives in the war/riot. This resistance was orchestrated by ;
1) Persuasive #Ikonnia
2) Intelligent #Nwannedia
3) Passionate #Nwugo &
4) Wise, Counselling and strategic #Nwanyereuwa these were the women that led the Famous #Aba_Womens_Riot. Women from across Six ethnic groups were involved, the Igbos, Ibibio, Andoni, Ogoni, Bonny and Opobo
Hundreds of British colonial courts were burnt down and destroyed, hundreds of warrant chiefs were ostracised and banished. On the aftermath of the revolt, the British were forced to abandon the proposed plans to impose tax on the market women, powers of the warrant chiefs were considerably curbed and more robust room was created for women’s inclusiveness in the grand scheme of things.
The Aba women’s riot was on the scale never seen before. It prompted, encouraged and inspired subsequent agitations like;
1) The Tax protest of 1938
2) The Owerri & Calabar oil mill protest of the 1940s
3) The Onitsha Aba Tax revolt of 1956
Then consequently the Nigeria 🇳🇬 independence in 1960.
But unfortunately sad, when you drive through Aba today, you will see Faulks road, in owerri you will see Wetheral Road and Douglas road all of them are colonial relics. Imo state government house is called Douglas house, named after Harold Morday Douglas, a brutal British colonial district commissioner who orchestrated the Ahiara expedition of 1905 that saw villages wiped out.
We witnessed one… governor of Imo State who was busy moulding status of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia 🇱🇷 and Jacob Zuma of South Africa 🇿🇦, that has no connection or historical relevance to the people of Imo State. We’ve seen streets, roads, government buildings and and schools named after strangers, monuments raised for people of little or no importance to our history and future. But the real heroes, heroins and legends have been relegated to obscurity, sent to oblivion in a complete sheer and crass negligence.
I hope that one day, the Igbos, Ibibios, Andonis, Ogonis, Opobos and Bonnis will have a leadership that will remember these women, the fifty that lost their lives and all that paid the ultimate price, immortalise them. I hope one day I shall see Nwanyereuwa road, Ikonnia hospital, Nwannedia secondary school and Nwugo shopping plaza. I hope to see us name our children after these legendary women and mothers and tell them the story.
On every 27th August, let us remember the women who didn’t only fight against an oppressive British colonial rule, but also had to fight their own men (Warrant chiefs) who chose the side of the Oppressor because of crumbs that fall from the table of masser.
Aba women’s riot, the women who went to war. We remember.”
Written by Mazi Uba Acho.