Nigeria Will Continue To Be A Joke Until… ~ By Odilim Enwegbara
Nigeria is like that one big free cake that everyone is fighting over, wanting a bigger slice of it while it lasts.
I’ve spent a lot of time frankly looking at the viability or sustainability of this paralyzed giant called Nigeria. Of course, my conclusion is as good as anyone else’s guess, which is that this country will never ever develop let alone having peace and security as it has been structured since 1966.
So long as there is this mutual fear, this mutual suspicion and this mutual hatred among its diverse cultures, the country is as good permanently in coma. It can’t given its unbelievably high level of injustice which is synonymous with the state.
We all know the way out but no one wants to say it as it is. We all know where the cure is, but everyone pretends that it is elsewhere.
We all know that with economic independence given to the federating units, Nigeria will begin to develop and become just and fair to all.
We all know that allowing the federating units to mind their businesses along with minding their security within a clearly defined judicial system, and instantly Nigeria’s sickness is cured.
We all know that this is true because there is no way the doctor will be prescribing antimalarial drugs to his cancer patient and expect the cancer patient to eventually get well.
We all know that we are all pretending like that doctor who knowingly treating his cancer patient with antimalarial drugs while pretending that one day the cancer patient will get better.
The brains have no limits to what it can do.
Deception and pretence go hand in hand and can humiliate the so-called wisest.
Sun Tzu invented it. Alexander the Great perfected it. Napoleon exploited it. Hitler turned it into a science. Roosevelt engineered it.
This is the best mental breakfast for all of us and the best weekend take home assignment for lawyers.
The human brain has no comparison. It has no limits to how far you can stretch and manipulate it. It is ready to do anything you want it to do, so long as you can guide it.
It is because of knowing your opponent’s mental territory better than your opponent that makes you to always defeat your opponent no matter the largeness and capability superiority.
Once you know the mental route your opponent can take on their away to the battlefield, you’ve already won the battle.
But first you have to conceal your knowledge of that route. In fact, you must pretend that you’re waiting for them somewhere else. That is the game of deception.
While setting up that trap for your opponent, you must pretend to be waiting for them in the presumed route so that laughingly them ignore you and believe that you didn’t know the actual route they’ll be taxing to the battlefield.
The game of deception and concealment is complex but can be easy as well if you know how best to deploy it in the battlefield.
All you need is to decipher what is hidden in their minds. In the meantime, give them false impression of yourself and your own mind.
During the search to capture Osama bin Ladin by the US army in Afghanistan, in one of his movements, bin Ladin had recorded conversations with his second in command, tied the conversations in two horses and released the two in the opposite direction of where he and his second wanted to follow.
Now the US army using global positioning and other sophisticated ICT, were tracing their recorded conversations and thinking it was they believing that bin Ladin did not know that the US army has such GPS.
So while the US army was busy encircling the two horses in the rocky Afghanistan terrain, thinking they were encircling Osama bin Ladin and his second the two escaped through the opposite route.
By the time the US army being guided by the CIA, eventually captured the two horses, they couldn’t believe it was recorded conversations that mounted on two horses that they’re chasing.
That is the game of deception. Pretending not to know what your opponent’s game deceptive naivety that makes your naive enemy falsely believe to be wiser than you and as a result knows your own game plans is priceless.
Try to pretend that you are hidden that game plan of theirs by not making it obvious and you will box your opponent into a deadly corner.
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