By Kichime Goyang Gotau (FCILG USA)
During the hay days (reign) of Libya’s lFarcist – Col. Muommar Gaddafi; I was often very happy with the eye witness and media accounts of development pace of Libya (Exception of western media) from Gaddafi’s rise to power to his dead-end !!
Dictatorship, whether in the glorious Kwame Nkrumah Style, or the Exalted Thomas Sankara Fashion DOES NOT YIELD THE PEOPLE ORIENTED BEAUTY OF DEMOCRACY IN A DIVERSE AND MULTI-CULTURAL SOCIETY , NOT EVEN IN THE KNOWLEDGE – AGE OF POPULISM !!!
Unfortunately, when DEMOCRATS do not match the development strides and heights of DICTATORS; DEMOCRATIC IMAGE IS REDUCED TO SOMETIMES JUST “ONE OTHER PUNCHING FIST OF OLIGARCHY”
Dictatorship like it is in Myanmar, former Burma is bruttal and Contentious; Dictatorship, the type in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE (Dubai) are so “Para – Pleasant” THAT YOU WONDER WHY THE MENTION OF DICTATORSHIP RAISES “ADRENALINE” FOR EU AND USA…
Nationalism makes the difference! when citizens are proud of their workable systems and strive daily to out-grow external pressure and conspiracies, then, and ndeed then, such nations MUST BE EXEMPLARY..
Singapore, Korea (Seoul), Japan and China are NOT TYPICAL DEMOCRACIIES, BUT THE TECHNOLOGICAL AND HUMAN STANDARD OF LIVING HAVE BEEN IMPROVED WITH A CALM POLITICAL TRANSFORMATION FOR COUNTRY AND WITHIN SUCH A LONG TIME AS NEARLY A CENTURY (CHINA).
Nigerian youth must begin to find FAULT IN THE PLAYERS OF NIGERIAN POLITICS AND NOT THE POLITICAL STRUCTURE, AS ERRONEOUSLY AND UN-MARKETABLY SOLD TO THEM BY NIGERIA’S DETRACTORS AND CONFLICT ENTREPRENEURS !!!
Remembering Col. Muommar Gaddafi, the Eponymous and Tragic Hero of Modern day Libya, is also a Reminder of how DEMOCRACY IS A PREFERRED SYATEM FOR ANY MULTI CULTURAL AND DIVERSE HUMAN SOCIETY, NOT JUST FOR PEACE AND STABILITY, BUT FOR SUSTAINABILITY OF GREATNESS…