Thursday, September 17, 2020
The human being is the most intricate of all known creatures. Attempt to fully comprehend man’s nature has eluded us in the past. Science so far has broadened our understanding of man’s physical body but facts unseen are yet to be resolved. Every day, our knowledge of certain minute ingredients of life is better illuminated. Like any other living creature, human beings are subjected to external influences, two of them- the variable and the constant. Thus, human beings struggle to maintain an equilibrium of healthy living and wellbeing. Living a reckless life is tantamount to sailing through the Atlantic Ocean on board a sinking ship. Here comes in the health professionals, their task, a herculean one though is to aid man’s quest for good health and long life. Whereas accountants deal with figures, lawyers probably with facts. Doctors find themselves in the enviable position of saving lives. Medical Science is the most dynamic of all knowledge sought, it is ever changing. An ideal health staff must have buried his/her head in books and manuals in a formal education and must keep pace with the developmental changes of our time. Medicine is a sensitive profession, errors made on paper can be corrected but diagnostic and treatment errors cannot be salvaged. Lives are connected, people depend on people. Premature death simply breaks this chain and plunge lives into sorrows. One medical error can change the course of a deceased relation’s life. It is a very noble task to care for the sick, but more ignoble to care without the necessary knowledge. Let us keep in mind the implications of our actions, remembering that a respect for human lives is a respect for the most beautiful creation of God.
Friday, June 5, 2020
Is the United States of America truly the land of the free for the free? The late George Floyd was a man naturally endowed with a black skin- a Negro in the eyes of those who see and judge a man by the color of his or her skin. George Floyd had high hopes of living to see a better tomorrow. The reaper struck again in the family barely two years after the demise of George Floyd’s mum. This time around, the victim was George himself. People steal thousands of dollars and go scot free but poor George Floyd died without robbing anyone. The crime they accused him of committing was minuscule compared to the one proven to have been committed by so many white folks this year. I believe strongly in the innocence of George Floyd. Even if he was not innocent, being in possession of a fake $20 bill is not something that would drive a sane Police Officer mad. If a white person had been in possession of a fake $20 bill would he or she had been murdered? “I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe” screamed a helpless George Floyd. If he were a white man, his pleas for help would had soften the stone heart of the ruthless Derek Chauvin, a 44 year old white skinned Police Officer of the Minneapolis Police Department. Bewitched by the cloven Hoff, Derek Chauvin pressed his knee on the neck of poor George Floyd. On the bare street was where George Floyd was lying helplessly. Death jerked left and right, it did not find any angel in the vicinity who would rescue the drowning soul. Death waited patiently for 8minutes before he stole the soul of George Floyd. Racism has refused to go to bed and never wake up. A lot of racial murders have been going on in American soil all these years but the recent death of George Floyd has exposed the nude body of the ghost of racism. I sincerely wish that one day the dreams of the founding father of America would be realized. We long for the day where this great nation would truly be a land for the free and for the free. The color of a man’s skin should not dictate how he or she would be treated.
Thursday, May 7, 2020
Humanity is grappling to curtain the spread of the queen of all viruses’ code named “Covid-19”. The death rate is staggering, mother earth is bleeding with sorrows. European countries and the almighty United States of America are the worst hit sites of the deadly pandemic. “Lockdown” seems like a world ritual to curb the spread of Covid19. Governments all over the world has exhausted their resources and yet some of them are going the extra mile, they are trying their best to put food on the tables of their people. The hilarious thing about this pandemic is that it has made tissue papers and toiletries a scarce commodity in the Whiteman’s land. This kind of thing can never happen in Africa. As wise as the Whiteman claims to be, the harsh truth is that they are slaves of fear and prisoners of the technology they worship as god. Sadly, cadavers has multiplied by a geometric proportion. The rape of the overstretched hospitals across the globe has installed a frightening wave of fear in most of the isolation centers of the world. People have started looking elsewhere for cure and vaccines for the deadly corona virus. Madagascar is leading the way via her herbal drink. Instead of being thankful, the Whiteman is not willing to believe that anything good can come out of Africa. The fact ought to be told. Covid19 has a special place in its nefarious heart for the Whiteman, no wonder the alarming death rate. Yes, corona virus has finally began to feast on the soil of Africa. Though it has caused scores of death but the number one disease right now in Africa is called “Hunger Virus”. Even before the “Lockdown” era, so many Africans were dying daily of hunger and starvation. With the “Lockdown”, hunger virus has grown more wings to kill. The African heads of government want their people to stay at home to curb the pandemic yet they have no clue that hunger is the worse disease on earth. People are dying more from hunger virus in this part of the globe where I come from-Africa. Covid-19 is deadly and vicious but hunger virus is merciless and wicked.