Like the hands of a clock, many democratic countries in the world swear in a new President every four or five years at the exit of an old one. Now, it is the turn of the United States of America again. And the man to take charge as from today, for the next four years, all things being equal, is called Donald Trump, a man that most people including Americans, have seen as a wild surging into a china shop. In an article entitled ‘Waiting for January 20’ and published in this column two weeks ago, yours sincerely cited the example of Adolf Hitler’s oath of office and inaugural address of 1933 that culminated in the World War II which started in 1939 and ended in 1945. The dramatic events within that period of 12 years were the main determinants of today’s world history.
Oath of office
As from today, Donald Trump’s oath of office will become the symbol of authorisation for the seeming global anarchy ahead. His assumption of office as the 46th American President, subsequent to that oath, will confirm the loss of America’s long time cherished glass house that has always been a proud heritage.
From the look of things, a wild bull may be taking over in the world’s china shop in a most likely confirmation of a popular 20th century Irish poem published in 1921 by William Butler (W. B.) Yeats, the original author of “Things Fall Apart”. In that sadistic poem, Yeats really proved to be the drummer for a future dragon who would dance sadistically on the surface of a tragic brook. That dancer is the 21st century America’s Donald Trump who the world is unlikely to watch with comfort. The expectations from that scenario are better imagined than experienced. Here is the poem:
“Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity”.
If the above quoted stanza is an impetus for Trump to behave like a typical dragon dancing on the surface of an ominous brook, another poem by Rudyard Kipling may equally serve as an intoxicant that can help exacerbate the already dangerous situation of the world in which the new American President wants to be an agent. Incidentally, both Yeats and Kipling were contemporary literary men of about the same age. They were both born in 1865 but died differently within a gap of about three years apart. Below is Kipling’s own divisive poem that strengthened the enmity between the West and the East:
“Oh, East is East and West is West, and never the twain shall meet,
Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God’s great Judgment Seat…”
The meaning of Trump
The name TRUMP is a short form of trumpet, a musical instrument with which the decision of a tyrant is often announced in a local cultural setting. Ever since he was declared the winner of the American Presidential election of November 2016, this Trump has been trumpeting his tyrannical plans for the world. And the jitters rolled out from that trumpet have started gripping the world with icy cold. That an American President elect had begun to rule before taking an oath of office is a clear indication of what the world should expect from the china shop in which a bull will start to operate as from today.
Meanwhile, a fictitious statement about Africans and the Arabs credited to Donald Trump, which has now gone viral online, is not true. That statement was fabricated by some African cultural renegades who intended to use a foreign name to disparage the governments of their own countries. For those who are quite familiar with English language and its usage by native speakers, it must be apparent that the writing of that comment is totally African in style and perhaps Nigerian. An average speaker of English as a mother tongue cares so much about economy of language that he will not be that pedestrian in speaking or writing. Besides, through a thorough research, yours sincerely has discovered that the comment in question first appeared online on October 15, 2015 when the campaign for American Presidential election had not commenced and not December 8, 2016 as claimed by the mischief makers.
It is bad enough that Donald Trump cannot guard his tongue while commenting on sensitive issues, but that cannot serve as enough excuse to put fictitious words in his mouth. Such act is typical of Nigerian literary miscreants who are fond of marauding in day dreaming and wishful thinking. In fairness to him, If Trump ever made any such unprintable remarks about the black people at all, it must have been about African Americans and some other Africans residing in America. And the comment could not have been longer than two or three sentences.
An excerpt from text of the controversial statement credited to Trump is published in this column today not to authenticate the fabricated version but to enable the numerous readers of this column to further know how evil-minded some Nigerians can be. Nigerian Muslims who have constantly been maligned through similar fabrications can testify to this assertion.
The fabricated version
“We are not obliged, even for a second, to try to prove to anybody and especially, to blacks and Arabs that we are superior people – we have demonstrated that to the black and Arabs in 1001 ways.
The America we know today was not created by wishful thinking. We created it at the expenses of intelligence, sweat and blood…..we do not pretend like other whites that we like the blacks – We must admit without any fear, that we don’t like them and for so many, many valid reasons.
The fact that blacks and Arabs look like human beings does not necessarily make them sensible human beings. Hedgehogs are not porcupines and lizards are not crocodiles because they look alike. If God had wanted us to be equal to blacks and Arabs, he would have created us all of a uniform colour and intellect. But he created us differently. Whites, blacks, yellow, the rulers and the ruled, intellectually we are superior to the blacks and the Arabs. That has been proven beyond any reasonable doubt over the years.
I believe that a white man is an honest, God fearing person who has demonstrated practically the right way of being a humanity .By now every one of us has seen it practically that blacks and Arabs cannot rule themselves. Give them guns and they will kill each other.
They (blacks and Arabs) are good in nothing else but making noise, dancing, marrying many wives, alcoholism, witchcraft, indulging in sex, pretending in church, jealousy, fighting and complaining of nonsense. Their only main concern (which according to me is stupidity of the highest magnitude) is same – sex marriages. They keep pointing fingers to us, we the west, that we have legalized it in our countries and that we always outspokenly support gay people around the world. And because they always foolishly want to demonstrate their ignorance, hatred and fear about the subject, some of them have even enacted harsh laws to condemn their own gay citizens. This shows that beyond illusions and doubt, what people do with their own bodies is Africans main concern. I hear they even strip their women publicly when they commit crimes.
Let us all accept the fact that the black man is a symbol of poverty, mental inferiority, laziness and emotional incompetence. To make the matter worse, he can do everything possible to defend his stupidity. Give them money for development and they will fight and create hatred and enmity for themselves. Drill oil wells for them and they will not have peace all the days of their life. See, for instance, what’s happening in Nigeria, Southern Sudan, Malawi, DRC just to mention a few. This proves to anybody including a stupid fool that Africans do not know what they want. Isn’t that plausible?
Therefore that the white man is created to rule the black man, Africans will always have day dreams (sic). And here is the creature (black man) that lacks foresight but only sees what is near him and still fails to know what to do. A black man is stupid to the extent that he cannot plan for his life beyond a year. Therefore how can they develop and live longer.
Corruption in the west (and China) is a big abomination but in Africa, it’s so huge that it is slowly becoming an acceptable way of life. They sing and rejoice to their corrupt political leaders. They worship their scandal-ridden religious leaders like their gods. Lest you forget, these so called Africans are praising, dancing and praying for the people that have impoverished them, and who come to hide their loot here.
Then which fool argues that the black man is not born a beggar, grows a beggar, looks a beggar, falls sick as a beggar and dies a beggar. This has been proven beyond reasoning. I wonder why even up to now most Africans still go to school by force and those still at school are just drug addicts who don’t know what took them there.
This is a pregnant stupidity in Africa that needs Jesus’ immediate second coming. The body of Africans is a very fertile ground for all diseases in the world because they don’t fear even HIV/AIDS. This leaves me with a question: Are our eyes created the same with those Africans? I hear there are still cultures in Africa that prohibit them from using latrines which is very annoying.
They cried for independence but have failed to rule themselves. For sure being African is a very untreatable disease that even prayers are not enough. They have minerals but they cannot do anything with it. Therefore let us (whites) go to Africa and pick what we can pick and leave what is of no use. Poverty is a disease to the whites but to the blacks it is very normal.
The worst tragedy in Africa is that if you dare stand up and speak up for what’s right, you may end up regretting. The few wise and open-minded Africans who have tried to educate these fools about civilization have met the worst. They have been pushed hard on the wall, they have been silenced and others have been killed….”
Even the other quote credited to him about Nigeria is a fabrication by Nigerian election riggers who can go to any extent to destroy the good image of any political opponent. The truth of the matter is that a former employee of Donald Trump who was playing pranks at work was once scolded by the man. While scolding the lazy guy, Trump alluded to the attitude of some Africans he had encountered and referred to him as having the trait in blacks. And that was as far back as 1991 when Trump had not developed any political ambition. An eye witness in the cited case (John O’Donnel) testified to this. The question now is this: where did Nigeria record Donald Trump’s quoted comment?
The issue here is not about Trump per se. There are more evil tendencies in some Africans than can be found in Trump. If an African can go this far to destroy the fabric of his own pedigree where is patriotism and what else can he not do to cause a civil war at home? Apparently, there are more Trumps in Africa than in America. And if Donald Trump, in deviance to any lesson from Adolf Hitler’s experience, unleashes his evil machination on some Africans, it will only be a good match for African evil doers. What do you say to that? As the world keeps moving, we hope the days ahead will allay our fear. Trump is welcome.