Monday 24 June 2019

Interviews with Asari Dokubo

With the many discussions around identity ethnicity and sovereignty, these interviews with Asari Dokubo, are quite interesting..
These interviews are from a few years back, but pertinent nonetheless

[Wiki Info] [edited]

Dokubo-Asari is a major political figure of the Ijaw ethnic group in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria.
He was president of the Ijaw Youth Council for a time beginning in 2001 and later founded the Niger Delta People's Volunteer Force which would become one of the most prominent armed groups operating in the Niger Delta region. He is a Muslim with populist views and an anti-government stance that have made him a folk hero amongst certain members of the local population.

As part of Yar'adua amnesty incentives to eliminate terrorist activities in the Niger Delta, the federal government awarded massive cash rewards to Asari and other terror leaders of the Niger Delta.

Asari received an annual cash payment of USD$10 million a year from Abuja as part of the federal "pipeline security protection fee"
[Disclaimer - this is not evident in his interviews]

The Ijaws were one of the first of Nigeria's peoples to have contact with Westerners, and were active as go-betweens in the slave trade between visiting Europeans and the peoples of the interior. hmmm

Saturday 22 June 2019

Windrush Day

Happy Windrush Day!
Spent most of it in the kitchen cooking some delicious food
Took some over to mum, who laughed and asked, 'what the Windrush dinner again?'

I left her enjoying and headed home.

King Boris & The Tory Male

MP Boris Johnson looks set to become our Prime Minister, but there are no guarantees.
Regardless, readings the online news one wouldn't be blamed for thinking it's already a done deal
hardly anyone is talking about Hunt, and it's Boris all the way

.. and that is part of his success

Boris Johnson has the ability to attract attention gather momentum, and captivate the minds of people, even those who claim they don't like him.
Believers and non believers alike

Claims that have resurfaced recently regarding Boris, are the claims that he is racist

and oddly enough each time I've heard such comments , they have been made by a white English person.
It baffles me....
How is it that so many people are able to see the racist in Boris, yet can't spot the racist next door?

It's a shame when people reduce racism down to a silly remark here or there, thereby exposing they haven't fully grasped or accepted the true nature of racism.
Modern racism, at its most powerful, looks and sounds almost reasonable, friendly, courteous on the surface
The deep rooted idea however, that some still feel entitled, due to little more than the colour or complexion of their skin , which agitates, and normalises many life and every day privileges, distorts all that may look normal on the surface, and leaves carnage in its wake.
Despite the psychological effects of the abuse served to others on that 'reasonable plate', the economic impact is perhaps most telling

I don't think Boris Johnson is a racist
Would it matter if I did?
at least he's certainly no more of a racist than your everyday man who believes he's not

I believe Boris Johnson has little time for anything that doesn't involve him , interest him or advance his career

A careerist - yes
A narcissist? - who knows
but racist?

hmmm.. nah - too easy

Sticking with Tory MPs for a minute

Mark Field was caught on camera grabbing a female climate change protestor by the neck, and frogmarching her out of a 'very important dinner'
Now, when I initially saw the clip, It looked like a terrible case of domestic violence, only to realise the woman was not known to Mark Field at all

The ease at which he appeared to manhandle the woman, suggested it was not his 'first time'
perhaps it was simply a case of adrenaline..

...but if he can handle a woman like that in public...

lets spare a moment of prayer..... for his wife

On the matters of wives

here he is, kissing another mans wife - in public

That man - is Jeremy Hunt


Gotta love em :)

Happy Saturday x

Adekunle Gold - Kelegbe Megbe

Monday 17 June 2019

Romeo Romeo

so the guy behind me was on the phone

I was minding my own business actually....watching the world go by, on the top deck of a bus, but he caught my attention

'I can't wait to hold you' he said..
'I just want to hold you sooo much, you're my everything'
'I just love your voice, having you makes me so happy!'

on and on he went..

'Are you scared?' he said
'I'm scared too, but you shouldn't be scared, you've got me, and I'll look after you'
'you never have to worry about anything again'
'coz if you get scared, it won't be good'

then something made me smile even more

'I cant wait to meet you!' he said

'I cant wait to meet your parents,they're gonna like me anyway'

'never worry about anything, when were adults, we'll never have anything to worry about'
huh?!.. adults?!, how old is this guy I wondered??

As I looked out the window, enjoying this young love, and what appeared to be the early stages of an arranged marriage
I could barely believe when he the uttered, 'college was ok'

this young chap was fresh out of school!
his beloved, seemed to still be in school

I wondered, what would become of their love
I hope it blossoms and lasts, with such an innocent and beautiful foundation
Hope their families protect , and spirits guide them well

I was distracted, so didn't get to see his face as he got up

A big chap I see around, had boarded the bus , looked at me, licking his lips and asking about my 'sister'
all...coy like
if she was... 'in the country'

He plonked his huge bag beside me, telling me stories of a mission he was on, and how busy he was,,
took a loud call ( who knows if anyone was actually on the other end lol)
funny funny

I smiled to myself

Perhaps when he was a young man, he once had a beautiful use vision of love,
or perhaps he never did, perhaps under his gruff exterior he still did

Big chap took his bag that kept falling off the seat, and headed to the back seat of the crowded bus

I got off.. incognito

when men were boys:)

Pastor Shola... makes me laugh

Britain's next PM

Weekend WOW Factor: Remembering the June 16th Students Protest in S.A

Known as the Soweto Uprising, thousands marched on June 16th 1976 against a government decree that students be taught in Afrikaans, the language of the apartheid system
Shockingly, the police opened fire on children, some as young as 13yrs,

Monday 10 June 2019

Sunday 9 June 2019

Sorrel Sunday

Early this morning I put pot of Sorrel on the hob to boil, so now I have Sorrel for the week should I fancy it. Once cool, I took a bottle over to mums.

About to hit the road..

I tidied the garden , hung out the washing, and by afternoon, had dinner, and completed some coursework... and did it all.. surprisingly ... without music. So now it's me time..time to relax and check out some tracks, whilst periodically checking in on coursework

I'll need to water the plants soon, but that's all required for today