This Age of Looting And The Challenge Ahead [Video]

This Age of Looting And The Challenge Ahead [Video]

That is a Live  TV looting – and trying to take the goods home. But the car cannot just make space available. But while this is happening in South Africa, I am hoping that African Union calls an emergency meeting to evaluate the state of the continent. What we are witnessing in South Africa is no more about Jacob Zuma. Yes, this is a broken system where failed humans are using an unrelated issue to do what they have been dreaming: let us make everyone like us. Yes, loot and get the economy to ground zero so that poverty is equitably shared! It is very painful indeed.

Go back to the recent history of Africa, before the age of Twitter and Facebook, people demonstrated and blocked roads. This new dimension of looting is exceedingly new. And I cannot understand how it became what it is today.

The Aba Women demonstration got the deal done without looting. Many demonstrations during the IBB and Abacha regimes in Nigeria happened, but  no looting. But today, any instance of a  protest brings low humans out, breaking and looting private properties.

Who will build the shops and malls of the future if protests end with looting? This is a risk vector for investors and I am saddened by what is happening in Africa. We are scaling madness!

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2 thoughts on “This Age of Looting And The Challenge Ahead [Video]

  1. What capacity does African Union have? It was never founded on anything concrete, with philosophical and institutional backbone; rather it’s more or less a social club, where confused people gather periodically. It has no power or authority to get Africa moving, expecting otherwise would be delusional.

    Nigeria could provide a template on what a great Africa should look like, unfortunately it has not been able to lead by example, so it makes it extremely difficult to know what is possible, small countries cannot lead the way, because numbers matter in the grand scheme of things.

    Any time we justify or rationalise malfeasances and unethical conducts, we implicitly and explicitly create and reinforce behaviours such these; there can never be a good justification for committing evil.

    Many of the looted items will still be sold to people at giveaway prices, the people buying them, aren’t they also morally and ethically depraved? It’s a chain. The same way people burst pipelines, steal crude oil and sell.

    All the small boys driving big cars, frying and painting their hairs, what do they do for a living? We see and tolerate a lot of nonsense in the land, and by so doing, we are indirectly telling kids that it’s cool to do such.

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  2. “All the small boys driving big cars, frying and painting their hairs, what do they do for a living? We see and tolerate a lot of nonsense in the land, and by so doing, we are indirectly telling kids that it’s cool to do such.”- Haha!

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