Frankly, I thought that I had learned all I needed to learn about Igbos and said all I needed to say about them and moved on with my life. But, apparently, I have not. Their behaviors never fail to astonish me. I keep asking: are these people for real or are they from a different planet? Are they really human beings? Are they intelligent at all or are they what white folks say Africans are, unintelligent? If they are intelligent how could they behave like fools?
Consider. An Igbo third rate attorney did some work for the Nigerian Embassy at Washington DC. He claims that the Embassy did not pay him for his services. Therefore, he kidnapped a check from the American Internal Revenue Service (IRS) meant for the Embassy (the amount is said to be $1.5 million dollars?) The Embassy would like him to return the check belonging to it that he intercepted.
If you owe someone money and refuse to pay up, the way it is normally settled in these United States is for that person to go to court. A judge may then ask you to pay up and if you refuse to do so, the court places lien on your income and or properties to enable the person you owe to get his money from you. That person does not have the legal right to take something from you just because you owe him money. In America folks are not supposed to take the law into their hands; courts are there to serve the aggrieved.
This is how it is done but this quack attorney bypassed the law and took money belonging to the people of Nigeria.
Many Igbos came out to support the illegal lawyer. They ignore that the man took Nigerian government's money. So, someone takes what belongs to the Nigerian government and Igbos support him, eh?
I was surprised at their support for him. In my scheme of things he is a thief, for only a thief takes what does not belong to him.
So, why are Igbos supporting a thief? Did he share that money with them? Apparently, he did not share the money with them!
I understand that he has not used that money to do anything for his people in his village and town.
If you go to his village, the chances are that the elementary school there is probably dilapidated, run down with no one repairing it. As in other parts of Alaigbo, the villagers with their learned helplessness would be waiting for the Nigerian government to come and do for them what they are supposed to do for themselves: all of over the world elementary and secondary school education is a local affair; a community is supposed to raise the revenue by taxing themselves (in the USA this is usually done through property taxes) to provide their people with education and not wait for the central government to do so for them.
Igbos are averse to paying taxes. They want to have governments without paying for them. In 1929 the British colonial administration tried to tax them to come up with revenue with which to provide them with services and their women went on riot. In their primitive minds services are provided by governments for free; taxes are not to be paid by the people.
To the present the idea of paying taxes to provide governmental services is alien to these people. They wait for their thieving politicians to go to Abuja, to the Federal government and collude with the Thieves of Abuja and steal oil revenue from the Niger Delta, share it among the 36 states and each state is supposed to use that stolen money to provide its government services.
What is obtained without sweat is generally wasted. Thus, the governors and politicians steal the money they got from Abuja and no government services is provided for the people (which serve them right, for only they ought to pay for their governmental services).
And whose fault is it that there is no development at Alaigbo? Igbos blame other Nigerians for their areas lack of development. It is always other Nigerians fault that development is not taking place in Alaigbo. Igbo politicians appropriate for themselves money given to them by the central government and Igbos blame Hausas and Yorubas for their lack of development.
And while they are blaming Hausas and Yorubas they forget to stay in their Igbo land; they run to Hausa land and Yoruba land. They verbally desecrate Hausas and Yorubas by calling them put down names; they thus literally are begging those two to attack them and send them packing from their areas.
One of these days Igbos would be sent packing from Yoruba land, especially from Lagos and they would have to return to Alaigbo.
To the present there is no big city in Alaigbo (what exists are large towns such as Owerri, Aba, Onitsha, Enugu, Igwe Ocha, Umuahia, Awka, Asaba etc.). Instead of identifying one of their present towns, such as the Igbo capital of Owerri and developing it into a mega city, Igbos run to other Nigerians areas to eke out a living.
They know too well that Nigeria is made of many ethnic areas. They know or ought to know that at any point in time Hausas and Yorubas could force Igbos out from their areas. And when that happens, being eternal cowards Igbos would carry their loads on their sorry heads and run for their dear lives, streaking into their neglected land.
If Igbos are intelligent they would stay in their region and develop their own cities but they are apparently as dumb as door knobs.
I have digressed a bit; let us return to the third rate attorney and Igbos support of him. That man probably has not represented American clients but wangled (bribed) his way to have the Nigerian embassy retain him as their attorney. He then stiffed the embassy and took its money.
He has probably spent most of that money on his self (and may be bought a fancy house where he lives in Maryland?).
There is no doubt that the man is self-centered and amoral; in fact, he is an anti-social personality disordered man.
Now, a self-serving man steals from the Nigerian government and Igbos support him? What does that say about Igbos?
Long ago, I wrote a paper on Igbo political behavior. I pointed out that Igbos do not elect good people into political offices hence are not going to have good governance.
Igbos admire rich folks and vote for rich folks; they generally do not ask how such persons obtained their money; they just vote them into office because they are perceived to be rich. This way all the governors in Alaigbo stole their money somewhere and the people voted them into political offices because they are supposed to be rich. They were not elected to actually go and do something for Igbos!
Igbo thieves in political offices proceed to steal money meant for Igbos and nothing is done for Igbos. But instead of Igbos recognizing that their lack of development is due to their insane political behavior of not voting for people with useful ideas on how to run society but for criminals with money they turn around and blame their habitual scapegoats, Hausas and Yorubas.
The present point is that in many Igbos minds because the sociopathic attorney stole almost two million dollars he is now a big man. To them he is now a millionaire, a rich man, an important man. Because he is a very important man they support him regardless of how he got his money. If the thief ran for political office Igbos would actually vote for him!
This makes the generality of Igbos amoral for, in effect, they say: go ahead and steal and have money and seem rich and we will support you!
This was exactly what they did during slavery times. Their fellow Igbos (Aro, Abam and Ngwa etc.) roamed Alaigbo kidnapping Igbos and selling them into slavery. (At present the usual suspects are kidnapping Igbos but now for ransom money and with such money seem rich and Igbos worship them, worship criminals!)
The kidnappers used the money they got from trafficking in iniquity to buy ozo titles and with those seem like big men and Igbos respected them. In other words Igbos respect criminals, not decent men. If so what does that make Igbos: decent human beings or criminals?
They are a criminal group! Criminality is strongly embed in their ego unconscious minds; in their psyches is a tendency to stealing. Amorality infests even their so-called religious folks!
The other day, an Igbo who pretends to be a religious person actually wrote a letter telling us about how a Yoruba man, Bolaji is persecuting the Igbo attorney that stole Nigerians money. He did not mention the theft but dwelled on the supposed persecution of an Igbo (Igbos like to see themselves as persecuted by other Nigerians, that is part of their paranoid tendency).
Everything the phony religionist wrote is fantasy, a figment of his imagination and has no basis in reality. The man just came up with made up ideas and plastered them all over the Internet. In his mind he probably believes that his make belief fantasy is true; he probably believes that he has solved the great mystery: the attorney is being persecuted because he is Igbo; the attorney's theft is no longer the issue on the table but his Igboness is.
Judging from the poor quality of his write up it is obvious that this sham religionist is a simpleton; he is not bright at all. How could he write nonsense and believe it; only an idiot would do such a thing.
It never crossed his naïve mind that his readers would ask how he got the story that he asserted as factual. Did he interview the members of the Embassy to hear from them what transpired? He merely woke up one day and put pen to paper and conjectured on what he thinks transpired at the Embassy and found the thieving attorney innocent and made him a persecuted man.
Viola, we are thereafter supposed to support the thief and ignore that he stole almost two million dollars of Nigerians money. What arrant nonsense. It is difficult to believe that this man went to college, for if he did he would exhibit critical thinking!
In sum, so, this is the great Igbos who tell us about how special they are? They are not special; in fact, they are more like morons.
They are easily deceived, as the sociopathic attorney is currently deceiving them. Now I understand how an empty headed army colonel took them to a war that they should have avoided. If they had any brains in their heads, before contemplating war, they would find out if they had the resources to successfully wage it. But, no, in their delusion of power they thought that they could defeat the Nigerian army with machetes and flint guns.
The buffoon who led them during that war claimed to have gone to Oxford University. Apparently, he learned nothing there about history and what it takes to win wars. The bottom line is that Igbos are easily taken advantage of by clever charlatans, as the clever by half attorney is currently doing.
Igbos fall in line to support a member of their race that they believe is fighting with Nigerians and those they support use them for their own self-centered purposes and thereafter discard them like the garbage they are.
If Igbos are what I have been witnessing on these forums, I am sorry to say it but must say it: they are unintelligent and uncivilized. They seem like sub human beings. From their behavior I now understand why white folks generalize and see all Africans as dunces only fit to be used as slaves.
Are Igbos really this stupid or am I in a dream, a nightmare? They do not see that a sociopathic and unscrupulous quack attorney is using them! These people must be idiots of the first order.
Am I really a member of this idiot group? If so, I must figure out a way to dissociate from them. I certainly cannot afford to be seen as a member of a race of dunces who do not know when they are had; they are used by a criminally insane attorney who belongs in prison and they don't even know it. How stupid can people be? I can now understand why other Nigerians call them mumu, mungun and Nnyamiri.
Their thieving Igbo politicians steal all their moneys and ask them to blame Hausas and Yorubas for not developing their land and they do so; an unscrupulous Igbo attorney takes them on a ride and they support him. And for all their efforts they get nothing from him (or from their thieving politicians). This is incredible level of foolishness.
This sociopathic attorney's ease in getting his Igbo sheep-people to support him now helps me understand why a sociopath called Adolf Hitler got Germans to support him as he led them to a disastrous war that they could not win.
Hitler told his people that every wrong in their society was caused by other people, especially by Jews. He also told them that they are superior to non-Germans (no human group is superior to other groups). With those two big lies he got Germans to follow him to their doom.
The sociopathic attorney plays into Igbos belief that other Nigerians are out to get them; their paranoia. He has managed to make his personal issue, stealing, a tribal issue. He is now an innocent Igbo man persecuted by Yorubas hence is defended by Igbos
Like Adolf Hitler, he has made Yorubas the scapegoat and told Igbos to attack Yorubas as Hitler told Germans to attack Jews. He has managed to tell Igbos that they are superior to Yorubas.
The next item on the psychopath's agenda is to get Igbos to go to war with Nigerians whom they feel superior to.
Germans felt superior to Russians and believed that they would win any war with those they called sub-human beings and take over their lands (see Hitler's foreign policy of lebensraum, taking Russian lands; the policy was articulated in his book, Mein Kampf).
The Russians whipped German asses real good.
If Igbos go to war with Yorubas or Hausas under the paranoid delusion of their superiority to those two groups, those two would whip Igbo asses real good, as Germans asses were whipped by so-called inferior Russians.
If a people behave as fools folks will see them as a fool; Igbos increasingly behave like fools. Therefore, those people who call them fools are merely being descriptive, not pejorative.
And when you point out their obvious stupidity suddenly they become mental health professionals and label you with psychiatry terms that they have no clue what they mean!
Igbos are a trip, I tell you; they are a nightmare one has to wake up from!
July 26, 2012