I stumbled on this piece of article in a group chat and like the topic relays, it depicts the typical impressions the west has about us, most times our drive to succeed is derived from the negative impressions people have about us and our innate desire to prove them wrong or in local parlance ( shame our enemies).
I just have two(2) questions for you today, 1. Can u in all honesty identify yourself in this article? if yes then .2. what steps have you taken to evolve to a better person? i would want to believe that at some point we have been able to rise to a level of consciousness where inconsequential things do not matter any more.It would be embarrassing to acknowledge the fact that we have made little progress from these impressions considering what is happening in the country today. You know i do have a lot to say about this, but I'll leave you to read the article below and let's have your thoughts on them, thanks.
---Lord Frederick John Dealty Lugard, The Dual Mandate, pg.70 (1926)"
"In character and temperament, the typical African of this race-type is a happy, thriftless, excitable person. Lacking in self control, discipline, and foresight. Naturally courageous, and naturally courteous and polite, full of personal vanity, with little sense of veracity, fond of music and loving weapons as an oriental loves jewellery. His thoughts are concentrated on the events and feelings of the moment, and he suffers little from the apprehension for the future, or grief for the past.His mind is far nearer to the animal world than that of the European or Asiatic, and exhibits something of the animals’ placidity and want of desire to rise beyond the State he has reached. Through the ages the African appears to have evolved no organized religious creed, and though some tribes appear to believe in a deity, the religious sense seldom rises above pantheistic animalism and seems more often to take the form of a vague dread of the supernatural"
“He lacks the power of organization, and is conspicuously deficient in the management and control alike of men or business. He loves the display of power, but fails to realize its responsibility ....he will work hard with a less incentive than most races. He has the courage of the fighting animal, an instinct rather than a moral virtue...... In brief, the virtues and defects of this race-type are those of attractive children, whose confidence when it is won is given ungrudgingly as to an older and wiser superior and without envy.......Perhaps the two traits which have impressed me as those most characteristic of the African native are his lack of apprehension and his lack of ability to visualize the future."