"When two raging fires meet together, they do consume the thing that feeds their fury. Though little fire grows great with little wind, yet extreme gusts do blow out fire." - William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew

WHAT REALLY MATTERS IN LIFE - STEVE JOBS

“I reached the pinnacle of success in the business world. In others’ eyes, my life is an epitome of success. However, aside from work, I have little joy. Non-stop pursuing of wealth will only turn a person into a twisted being, just like me. God gave us the senses to let us feel the love in everyone’s heart, not the illusions brought about by wealth. Memories precipitated by love is the only true riches which will follow you, accompany you, giving you strength and light to go on. The most expensive bed in the world is the sick bed. You can employ someone to drive the car for you, make money for you but you cannot have someone to bear sickness for you. Material things lost can be found. But there is one thing that can never be found when it is lost – Life. Treasure Love for your family, love for your spouse, love for your friends. Treat yourself well. Cherish others.” - SJ

EVIL CANNOT BE TRULY DESTROYED.

"The threat of evil is ever present. We can contain it as long as we stay vigilant, but it can never truly be destroyed. - Lorraine Warren (Annabelle, the movie)


PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI, BREAKING THE LAW.


Icheoku says regrettably his Vice President Osibanjo, a lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, is fidgeting around, while the president is wrecking havoc to Nigeria's hard fought democracy. Icheoku says by flagrantly disobeying court's orders, the president is doing grave damage to the very foundation on which every democracy is based. Osibanjo, Icheoku says defend your honor as a servant of the law and tell your boss that he has no choice in the matter of releasing detainees who have been granted bail.

NNAMDI KANU, A PRISONER OF CONSCIENCE !!!

Icheoku says the more they hold him, the bigger, the better and the larger he becomes; and more resolved on his quest for an independent homeland of Biafra. A thinking government of Nigeria would let him go and just monitor his activities if they have the time. Icheoku calls on President Muhammadu Buhari and his advisers to let Nnamdi Kanu go, moreso now that two courts of competent jurisdictions have granted him bail, one unconditionally.



ONLY THE POOR WISH THEY HAD STUFF?

“I’m not that interested in material things. As long as I find a good bed that I can sleep in, that’s enough.” - Nicolas Berggruem, the homeless billionaire.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

PHILIPPINES PRESIDENT DUTERTE GIVES UNITED NATIONS THE MIDDLE FINGER?

Icheoku says he ran and won the election as Philippines president, promising to take the fight to drug dealers and criminals; and the people accepted his message and voted him into power. Few months following his  being sworn in, the fiery militant president of Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, has studiously been carrying out his election promise.  Thus far, 1,800 "criminals" in Philippines have been killed and just within only seven weeks of his being in power. Icheoku says the world once had a butcher of Baghdad; but whether the same scenario will play out in Manilla is too early to conclude. 

Icheoku says possibly the situation in Philippines is that bad with the society being incrementally laid waste by the activities of these nefarious men and women of the underground opiate business. But whether it calls for such a drastic and draconian solution of extra judicial summary executions is debatable; admitted many of his current critics are not at the tip of the sword of the devastating effects of drugs in the Philippines society to second guess his motive.  Possibly he means well and is acting purely altruistic and in what he considers the best interest of his people like every patriotic president, elected to protect his people, would. Killing of these "criminals" might not be the best civilized approach all things considered; but who is the world to judge what is best for the Philippines, especially their very peculiar challenges dealing with effects of drugs in their society considered. 

Icheoku says considering the motives of drug dealers which is purely profit and easy money, without regard to the far reaching consequences of their products which have wasted so many lives and rendered many others unlivable, may be they rightly deserved to be treated like lepers of society that has to be completely annihilated. What use is drugs in any society other than to damage the society's fabric, rendering so many citizens mentally useless, homicidal and maniacal. Therefore there is really nothing wrong with fighting this fire with fire; and treating the purveyors of illicit drugs as enemies of state and invaders that has to be squashed. Like vermin of the society, their complete eradication might be in order and so, President Rodrigo Duterte should be encouraged rather than the current chastisement for adopting the seemingly extreme measure to try and rid Philippines of these "criminals." 

Icheoku says provided the real "criminals" are identified, isolated and specifically targeted; and that innocent people are not targeted and randomly chosen for elimination, then all is good and dandy. William Shakespeare in one of his plays Measure for Measure, aptly analogized similar situations that one does not take a knife to a gun fight. If the intention of those drug dealers is to kill Philippines citizens, which their illicit products do anyway, the Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte as the defender in chief of the people, reserves every right to fight to protect his victimized people. Whatever action, including putting fear of God in these heartless "criminals" with his unorthodox crime fighting initiative, should be applauded rather than condemned. 

Therefore the recent condemnation of his "kill the "criminals" campaign by the United Nations was uncalled for. President Rodrigo Duterte's ire was well earned when told the UN to mind their own business and to butt out of a purely internal affairs of the Philippines. 

In his reaction, President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to pull Philippines out of the United Nations and to form a parallel organization with China and African countries. According to the president, the United Nations is seemingly heavily biased in their selective watchdog duties as they kept blind eye to the carnage in Syria and Iraq but are rushing off to condemn his own attempt at eradication of criminals similar to those "terrorists" being killed in the two mentioned countries. President Duterte reasoned, where is the justicialities in the killings of those being killed in the two conflict countries; yet the same United Nations has not called the countries engaged in those killings but found time to butt into his actions in the Philippines. Why is compliance to human rights obligations subjective and not universally enforced? 

He maintained that it is not only Philippines or other small countries that is under obligation to comply to international obligations and illegal killings. In President Rodrigo Détente's own words, he said: "May be we will just have to decide to separate from the United Nations. If you are that rude, son of a bitch, we will just leave you. Look at the iconic boy that was taken out from the rubble and he was made to sit in the ambulance and we saw it. Why is it that United States is not doing anything? I do not read you. Anybody in that stupid body complaining about the stench there of death? I don't give a sit about them. They are the ones interfering. Why are you Americans killing the black people there; shooting them down when they are already on the ground? Answer that question, because even if it's just one or two or three, it is still human rights violations." 

The president ended his retort by stating that the United Nations' threat to try him for crimes against humanity does not faze him and that he is not afraid of sacrificing his life and presidency for his people. Icheoku says exactly the stuff a leader is made of - ability to make up his mind, make decisions in the best interest of the people, take actions and defend against being bullied around, especially by holier than thou peoples, organizations and countries. Icheoku says let President Rodrigo Duterte be Duterte; and since he has the support of the Philippines people, should be allowed to fight drug epidemic in the Philippines as he sees fit and proper. Funny enough, none of those condemning him said anything against or in condemnation of those drug dealers. But hey, it is the way of the world and hypocritical Pharisees are everywhere.

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