Hatred versus Love

In life we choose how we want to live. I am a strong and firm believer of that. If you have been watching the news lately, South Africa has been disgracing themselves, so have a few other nationalities.

There is a special place in hell for people who cannot treat their fellow human beings with respect. Sad part is many of these people profess their love for God. If you cannot love a man whom you have seen how can you love a God you haven’t seen?

The violence against foreigners in South Africa is totally uncalled for. I keep saying something,  a lot of African Monarchies are a burden on the systems they are intended to guard. A few weeks ago it was the Oba of Lagos, in recent times, its the Zulu king. These people need to start being punished for reckless endangerment of lives.

As for the South Africans, truly your liberation from apartheid wasnt by your will alone, it took combined efforts from many other nations. Show some gratitude in the least. Dont go about killing people who have done nothing to you. Immigrants havent failled you, its your same system they come and exploit that has failed you. Keep in mind many South African owned businesses thrive in Nigeria- if we all carried on the same way, these businesses wouldnt thrive and lives would also be endangered.

Imagine my bewilderment when i heard about Christian vs Muslims in the open seas? The other week it was Muslims throwing Christians overboard while crossing in fishing boats to Europe. Even the Europeans were more humane to those arriving by boat than they were to themselves – fellow migrants. You truly start to wonder if this issue is one of black and brown people.

Of all this, one this I do know for certain is that killing another human being under the assumption that they have taken your opportunities is absurd. If you were able to utilise that opportunity well, the person wouldnt have come in and created it.

Folks need to stop the bullsh*t and own up for their own personal failures as adults. To the Zulu king – he has failed himself and his constituents. To the murderers they have failed themselves and future generations. To anyone propagating Religion in these environments- you have failed the same God you attempt to worship.

Lets cut the chase and say no to Xenophobia. Boycotting South African owned businesses in Nigeria is not the answer either as these companies provide employment for millons of Nigerians and provide us with services we need ir want.

THE ANSWER IS TOLERANCE! I challenge myself and everyone else to attempt to love the human being which they have seen before propagating how much we love God. Lets start from there, its really basic. Practice basic love, teach your children basic love and tolerance.

A thought for you- are brown and black people more prone to senseless violence? Half of the Middle East is in chaos, Africa- almost in its entirety is a perceived war zone. Just thinking out loud.

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59 Comments on Hatred versus Love

  1. peace ogune // April 21, 2015 at 13:42 // Reply

    south Africans are quite violent in nature and I think their king just got totally out of hand. smh

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    • I disagree with the notion that they are violent in nature, got some really good s. A friends

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    • Christian Best // April 25, 2015 at 10:51 // Reply

      No dear, not all South Africans are violent. I have S. A friends who condenm what’s happening at the moment. Its just a few of them who are Ignorant.

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  2. peace ogune // April 21, 2015 at 13:47 // Reply

    just to quickly add that I love south Africans and meant no harm by my statement. yet it is time for mutual respect.

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  3. Its a shame, the Zulu king is simply doing damage control after many lives and properties have been lost, the ICJ should go after him, as for the people involved in this distasteful act, let me practice tolerance by nothing saying anything against their misguided minds.

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    • peace ogune // April 25, 2015 at 10:06 // Reply

      what is a shame is that people believe in him and his 23 wives

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    • chukwukadibia // April 25, 2015 at 21:47 // Reply

      Traditional rulers are held in high esteem in this part of the world,the need for them to only utter peace and blessing cannot be over emphasised…i

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  4. Ikoya adewale // April 21, 2015 at 15:41 // Reply

    “If u can’t love a man u can see, how can you love God u haven’t seen”……. Deep stuff there

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  5. Ikoya adewale // April 21, 2015 at 15:48 // Reply

    The oba of lagos and the zulu king both pass a message : the power of the tongue is really great especially for people with large followers and sadly enough these followers act like they are actually sub humans to these Kings hence if the king says they should go and die they go ahead without thinking of the consequences

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    • peace ogune // April 25, 2015 at 10:07 // Reply

      first of all the Zulu king is not the real guy that was next in line so u have a man of very ordinary spirit in there.

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    • peace ogune // April 25, 2015 at 10:33 // Reply

      yes both kings passed a message but only south Africa reacted

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  6. Ikoya adewale // April 21, 2015 at 15:51 // Reply

    BMW I still don’t know what the goal of all these Christian vs Muslim conflict is. I don’t think any of the religions support killing or even envy in its books

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  7. He who is a leader must watch what they say… Its so sad the rate of depravity of the human heart..like black eyed peas asked “where is the love”

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  8. It seems much easier to practice hatred than love these days.

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  9. You can’t preach to someone who have hate buried deep down within. The Zulu king statement was just fuel being added to already made fire and the vulture looking king stood his ground until things got out of hand. I always tell people that if you can’t tolerate your next door neighbor and let little things fly then you shouldn’t be living among human. Everyone has violence embedded in us but the ability to feed the monster is in your hands. What is happening in SA is sad,disgusting and a shame and the lazy ones are feeding of it.

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    • I agree with you. These people arent killing immigrants because their king told them to go and kill people (which he didnt categorically say anywaiz), they are doing it beacuse o ti wa lara won tele(e don dey their body b4), they just needed an excuse to perpetrate these crimes(flimsy or not) and they took the first one that came by.

      This is not to say the Zulu king is innocent cos as a leader, you have to watch your utterances especially when you have gullible subjects/followers like the south africans. And it took him forever to come out and speak “against” the killings. His silence and that of the south african government can be taken as assent.

      To the lawyers, isnt it possible to take this man(the Zulu king) to the International Criminal Court and sue him for grevious crimes against humanity?

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    • you are so right kiki, they should take responsibility of their actions especially the king.

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  10. christabel // April 21, 2015 at 21:29 // Reply

    It is such a pity but the heart of man is desperately wicked, the only thing I will like to say is that do unto others as u will like to be done unto and one last thing is that we need love and tolerance cos nobody is perfect…

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  11. South Africans have quickly forgotten the effort it took other countries to get their independence… Shameful thing their resolve is this awful…

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    • peace ogune // April 22, 2015 at 10:36 // Reply

      muhammed the guys you are talking about are so one track minded the white man as burned their spirit

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  12. This is what happens when people have excuses for all of their failures rather than being accountable.

    The white man got my job, the foreigner took my loan, the Muslim took my child’s scholarship. Story story.

    As I grew older, I started to appreciate naija parents who never tolerated excuses for our shortcomings.
    Child: Mommy I came 2nd
    Mother: Does the person that came 1st have 2 heads?

    It was all a lesson to teach us that “we” are responsible for our own destiny.

    All these people that kill folks in the name of religion, tribe, ethnicity, etc, they are all failures looking for who to blame. Truth is they can eliminate all the ‘so called’ threats but they will still remain unsuccessful because the problem is not from someone else, the problem is from within each individual.

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    • peace ogune // April 25, 2015 at 10:10 // Reply

      bee yours is the truest statement here though very bitter and could get u lashed in some regions but true non the less.

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  13. It’s a pito the world is going bonkers. End time things I suppose. The xenophobia in South Africa is so sad. I expected better from them. It’s a pity some leaders flap their lips without regards for the consequences. Even when someone isn’t in a position of power, words said wrongly have consequences. Also, those requesting that South African based companies leave 9ja are being hasty. Have they forgotten the thousands being employed by these companies? We are complaining there are no jobs in the country and we want to throw more people out in the streets? To be fair, there’s no link to those companies sending out the Zulu hooligans out to kill. It’s just unfortunate they are from South Africa.

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  14. peace ogune // April 22, 2015 at 10:33 // Reply

    blame our leaders!!!!! why why why on earth should a Nigerian be in south Africa hustling, why why? I can understand uk, usa, but south Africa?? but that’s the situation we find ourselves in 9ja no money no life. now look some people are thinking there country is too much na wa!

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  15. Ikoya adewale // April 22, 2015 at 11:31 // Reply

    Going to another country to work doesn’t always necessarily mean the country is bad…. Do we say the white guys working here in Nigeria left their country because it is bad???

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    • peace ogune // April 25, 2015 at 10:13 // Reply

      it depends on what you are doing? I don’t see whitemen washing plates in 9ja ooo! they are called experts while ur people who shoe shine are called migrants

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  16. Ikoya adewale // April 22, 2015 at 11:33 // Reply

    There’s really no excuse for the xenophobic attacks jare… People who are lazy will always look for people to blame for their laziness…. That’s what is happening in SA

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    • peace ogune // April 25, 2015 at 10:14 // Reply

      the people were lazy before the statement was made it was the statement that provided the monstery

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  17. peace ogune // April 22, 2015 at 12:21 // Reply

    I think we should boycut all sotha businesses

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  18. “Of all this, one this I do know for certain is that killing another human being under the assumption that they have taken your opportunities is absurd. If you were able to utilise that opportunity well, the person wouldnt have come in and created it.”
    The above point says it all, there as always being a not up to par employment rate in our yet there foreigners from all corners who have built a nest of wealth in that same situation if we can’t find opportunities in difficulties, is it the fault of the foreigners? Def not!
    It seems to me that the brown/black people is doomed to self destruct cos I don’t understand how a race could be it’s own worse enemy, then cries foul when such is metted out to her by a different race.
    Corruption and insensitivity is the bane of the African society and it birthed xenophobia, tribalism amongst others. The so called traditional leaders are fueling it with their careless talks.
    It’s high time African leaders came together to put an end to this attacks as did apartheid cos this is a rebirth of it.
    We all as a people should tolerate the other wether white, black and aliens
    I love ur blog!

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    • peace ogune // April 25, 2015 at 10:22 // Reply

      what is traditional about these leaders, their western cars and religion or their health care??? shake my head twice

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  19. “Of all this, one this I do know for certain is that killing another human being under the assumption that they have taken your opportunities is absurd. If you were able to utilise that opportunity well, the person wouldnt have come in and created it.”
    The above point says it all, there as always being a not up to par employment rate in our country yet there are foreigners from all corners of the world who have built a nest of wealth in that same situation ,if we can’t find opportunities in difficulties, is it the fault of the foreigners? Def not!
    It seems to me that the brown/black people is doomed to self destruct cos I don’t understand how a race could be it’s own worse enemy, then cries foul when such is metted out to her by a different race.
    Corruption and insensitivity is the bane of the African society and it birthed xenophobia, tribalism amongst others. The so called traditional leaders are fueling it with their careless talks.
    It’s high time African leaders came together to put an end to this attacks as did apartheid cos this is a rebirth of it.
    We all as a people should tolerate the other wether indigent or foreign,whiteor black
    There are no excuses to killing innocent people.
    No to Xenophobia!!!
    I love ur blog!

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  20. Ikoya adewale // April 23, 2015 at 09:53 // Reply

    Boycotting their businesses here in naija can’t work out…. Even if we the masses can do without their services, the govt knows how much dey getting from them all

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  21. Ikoya adewale // April 23, 2015 at 09:54 // Reply

    If it was a country that truly cared for its citizens, the govt would have done something immediately the whole thing started

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    • peace ogune // April 25, 2015 at 10:17 // Reply

      I do not think its that serious yet infact the stuff has been quelled. its over now just the hurt remains

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  22. Ikoya adewale // April 23, 2015 at 09:55 // Reply

    I join my voice in saying NO TO XENOPHOBIA

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  23. Christian Best // April 23, 2015 at 10:44 // Reply

    Tolerance you said! Bravo. If we can tolerate one another, our religions, our tradition, our profession et al. The world would be a peaceful place

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  24. Christian Best // April 23, 2015 at 10:48 // Reply

    We should pay violence with violence. It’ll never work. As it is said, an eye for an eye will end up with a world of blind men. We should never think of attacking S. A Enterprises here, We should rather behave in such a way that the impression well be sending to them is that we are above xenophobia.

    I watch a video of a S. A Elderly woman saying she wants all Nigerians to go so that Her children would get jobs. I was totally disappointed that an aged woman would be saying this.
    Nigerians are hard working people, any where they go, they’ll try to survive with the work they do. You can’t blame them.

    Let Love Lead!

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    • That is the perception they have, they feel that other africans take their jobs but the truth is, if it isn’t africans taking the jobs another tribe will take over.

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  25. Times when heroes are needed but not found… Just imagine Sir Nelson Mandela was still alive while this started happening

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