HE HANDED THAT SHIT TO HIMMMMM
I’m sorry, but just, I hate this gif set. I see it so often and just like I have to clear a few things up. For one, this is a terrible argument. Just because somebody else is being evil doesn’t mean you can go around and be evil too. Just because America has blood on its hands doesn’t mean that it can’t notice the shady shit other places are doing and address that. Maybe the interviewer could have phrased the question differently, but they are on an American television show where he knew an American would ask him questions. You can literally use this argument for any critique an American interviewer brings up to you about another country, and it’s a real tricky way to get out of answering the question honestly. If he had actually answered the question, he would have had to say “yes, Nigeria is incredibly corrupt right now,” because it it. That’s probably the biggest problem I have with this gif set, the fact that he totally dodges the question because he knows the answer won’t be flattering. “Fine! So What?” he responds. So what? So what is that Nigeria is doing terrible things to people. But he brushes them aside as if they don’t matter. He even admits they may be happening, and doesn’t seem to have a problem with it because America is so much worse. Here’s some fun facts about Nigeria:
-They still commonly have child brides
- There are over 500,00 slaves in Nigeria
- Being gay is punishable by stoning or losing a limb
- Gay marriage is punishable by over 20 years in prison
- They have crazy freedom of speech abuse, often resulting in people’s deaths
- Women are literally and legally viewed as property with no inheritance rights, and are forced to remain in seclusion and sleep on the floor, covered (literally) in shit, upon the death of their husbands.
Basically, America has hella problems both in its past and right now. We do some really bad stuff, and this interviewer didn’t have to phrase his question in the exact way he did. But this is not a constructive way to have a discourse, a compelling argument, and hides the truth that Nigeria is extremely corrupt.
Be wary of those who tell others to be silent. They are usually hiding something.
not to mention this is fucking LOUIS FARRAKHAN talking, the leader of the Nation of Islam, and a terribly misogynistic anti-semite. if you don’t believe me look what the Southern Poverty Law Center has to say about him
i don’t expect much from the people on tumblr but the fact that this has over 200,000 notes is apalling
I just wanted to let you know I am finally moving away from Savannah. On Tuesday, I go to a therapeutic 2 month program in Hawaii. Afterwards, I have no idea where I am going. My parents have decided that I no longer deserve their support and I need help.
I begrudgingly have accepted their offer/threat. I leave Tuesday morning. I dropped out of school once again because I couldn’t make it out of bed to get there every morning. I’ve lost all motivation, and have now thrown away two opportunities. I hope this program helps me get out of this funk.
I’ve disappointed a number of people and I feel terrible about it, but, if I can get my drive back, this pattern could cease.
I appreciate everything you have done for me the past several years. I will have no contact with the outside world while I’m there, except for the occasional possible email/letter. If I’m allowed, I’ll keep you updated.
I may finish up school when I get back, or I may not. I don’t know what the future holds, and I don’t know if I’m the type of person who can flourish in a continuing education environment. By the looks of things, it sure doesn’t look like it, but who knows?
Again, thanks for everything. I hope you’re doing well,