I know we all know what violence is but in a layman’s language, it’s when someone or a group of persons causes unrest using weapons to harm other people. It’s always a terrible and fearful sight. Like they say, there is no smoke without fire. There are people who are agents of violence and their sole aim is trying to incite people to partake in violence. How do they do that? There are several ways they do it. Most of the time, they play on the intelligence of unsuspecting people. They may present it in a way of protest and sometimes gives you weapon for self-defense. Inasmuch as a protest isn’t entirely wrong, but whenever a protest turns from been a peaceful one and involves the use of objects of any sort, then it can lead to violence. Like I mentioned, fighting for your right isn’t a bad thing at all but there are procedures for everything (except we choose to ignore the procedure) and when followed properly, we can achieve the same result that we seek. When someone or people want to incite you to fight against your brother/kinsmen/country person/another human, ask yourself these question:
- What are my fighting for? Does it make sense?
- If it does make sense, am I doing it the right way? Will I or people get hurt along the process?
- Am I fighting for a good course?
- Is someone championing this course? Where is the person? Is the person in for the struggle with me? Is he/she bearing weapons like am told to do?
- If this person that is telling me to fight for my right, is he/she on the battlefield with me or does his/she lives abroad or is in a safe place while I battle?
- Does the person’s immediate family on the battlefield? Or are they supporting me from diaspora?
If most of your answers are negative, then it’s time for you to have a rethink and reconsider your decisions. See, this is the simple truth which either you do not want to believe or they are not telling you. These people love themselves behind the scene. They are on the same social clubs and they settle their differences over dinner or while hanging out. If you kill yourselves because they asked you to or incited you into violence, you are not a martyr anything. Nobody will even know that you died except for your family and close friends. If worse comes to worse, they will fly out with their families and leave you to your faith. You better give yourself brain now and do normal especially if you are broke like me. It’s the gospel truth and nothing but the truth.
You see as I dey so, before someone can incite me to fight another human all in the name of fighting for my right, that person coupled with his/her family must be on the battlefield with me or else count me out. You cannot be in diaspora, carry placard and be telling me to carry weapons to fight. If you so believe in whatever you are telling me, why didn’t you come and join in the physical fight. Or you want to tell me your family do not believe in the struggle too? At least the first people that should be at the fore front should be the person and his/her family, if they are not there, ayam not going. Case closed!