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Saturday, 13 June 2009

Illiteracy, Ignorance and just plain ol' Stupid!!!

16:12 Posted by Sir Scribbles , , 25 comments
I'm not going to give you a monotonous lecture detailing the difference and simililarities between these three pple modifing words, I'm going to tell you as it hit me when I had a similar conversation wiv someone a few days back....be like sey dis post go long small but I trust u na...just dey scroll dey go!!!

Illiteracy: This is the lack of a education. The lack of a structured form of knowledge impartation, Illiteracy constructs many blockades for pple like Low self-esteem, low expectations, Mediocre aspirations and a pesimistc attitude. In most cases an illiterate will end up being ignorant but sometimes they surprise us and end up being very cognizant and successful due to hard work and a willing spirit to overcome their limitations. Illiteracy is the reason why I didn't smack my lecturer in the head and puncture the tires of his Fiat punto a weeks ago wen he gave us two essays each requiring 7000 words. Illiteracy is the reason why I went to a University that doesn't allow boyz and girlz to talk to each other in public unless they want to go home indefinitely and still survived till graduation, this same illiteracy was wat made me chew grains of coffee in an attempt to stay awake so I cud read for an exam d next day, drinking it seemed not to work so I took some in my hand nd threw it in my mouth...bitter as friggin Ogwu iba (Traditional Igob malaria medicine). It sha worked and I stayed up all night except that d next day I felt like used tissue paper, I wrote d exam alright but I was functioning like a retard afterwards, I cudn't even sleep, it was like I was high or something, I cudn't even talk well sef...imagine a turtle on crack...I think that's how I felt

Ignorance: Ignorance is lack, the lack of uselful information, lack of applicable information, lack of knowldege. Ironically, an illterate doesn't always end up ignorant and an educated man can be a fountain of ignorance as well. Ignorace is like a cancer that spreads as the fruits of illiteracy and the pride of the education take hold of the common sense of a man. Ignorance is subtle in the beginning starting wiv simple mistakes, it never reveals itself to its symbiote but will never pass up an opportunity to embarrass it wivout the host even knowing. Pride leads to ignorance and is an excuse for ignorance to manifest so consequently proud pple are usually stupid...why? cos common sense dictates that wen in need of information humility will always build a bridge to the supply. Ignorance can also be a result of unenlightenment and contrary to popular belief enlightenment doesn't always come wiv literacy. I watched a sort of interview on youtube about some journalist abi na politician dat said black kids are kids wiv no hope and will probably end up as gangbangers and drug dealers. He said we have usually have a low IQ and will more often than not amount to nothing in life and are a danger to the society...Abeg just watch it for urself nd judge cos I was so pissed ehn, dis guy was actually d reason why I started this post!

Rascism and it's political or societal issues are very touchy subjects and I usually don't partake in the arguments...but this is just wrong, wrong stupid and very Ign'ant...I'd like to take a metal pipe and play badminton wiv his cranium but that wud just be proving his point wudn't it? There's a saying that wen the lights go out we are all d same colour/black, unfortunately some pple can't help but sneak a flashlight into the room so they can still tell d difference.

Stupidity: This is an excessive, unadulterated exhibition of ignorance. Unfortunately the enlightened and Ign'ant are susceptible to the manifestation of stupidity. Sometimes it's minor and neglible and other times it's just to glaring and unforgivable that all you can say is "YOU ARE STUPID!" In the case of the literate and enlightened it's a chance to get a glimpse of the imperfections in our nature and these little pockets of weakness help remind us that we are merely human and make mistakes. As for the Ign'ant and illiterate it's a chance to see them in their raw form wivout pretence and conformity. I might be willing to overlook and even consider the more comical aspect of the bribery and palm greasing cancer of our dear nation but sometimes it's more stupidity than an illegal avenue of income. My younger brother, age 14, came to spend his easter holiday wiv us in the UK...d lucky bastard lol...wen I was his age I use to spend easter holidays in the village...last borns are also so lucky ehn! Wen he was going back he had to travel alone and wen he arrived at the International airport in naija you'd think he'd get minimal hassle coz he's young and travelling alone right? Highest wud be a routine questioning concerning the reason why he was alone shey?...trust naija na! we dey always dey different. Customs told my 14 yr old brother that he won't be allowed to enter the country cos he had contraband...contra'gini u ask? Imagine how scared he was, then they said they'd let him enter if he gave them sonetin' small, Classic last born naivieness kicks in and my bro doesn't understand wat they mean, then they elaborate on how £50 can grant my legal nigerian brother entry into his own country which he had just been barred 4rm because he just arrived on an international flight 4rm a country whose exchange rate value turns their dignity into mush. He tells them he hasn't got any money and is a student in naija who just wen to see his family for easter and is going back to skool that weekend, Omo they no hear word o! it turned into an bargain for entry, they asked for £45...he said he didn't have, how about £3o...e no get, £20 and you can enter wiv ur bags...I have no money on me I'm just 14, you know wat? we'll settle for £5, surely u have £5 on you...he said he didn't. They got annoyed and detained him for almost an hour...dis is a friggin 14yr old boy oh! I doubt he's ever bribed someone b4 and now he's being treated like a drug dealer. He had to pretend he was using the toilet just so he could call my Dad if he had any chance of leaving the airport...tell me this isn't just plain ol' stupid


25 comments:

yinkuslolo said...

shud i read this long post or not? that's not a question.

i guess this post is a rant and i just owned it

juiceegal said...

Yinkuslolo oya scram before i open my e-eyes....lol

chayoma said...

Gosh,scribbs
i am tired!
and coffee can't help me cuz i dont drink coffee for the life of me.
promise to come back and finish up :)

juiceegal said...

I'm so pissed off right now....my night out just got ruined........hence the reason i'm wide awake at this time. Off to read

yinkuslolo said...

i feel u the most on that illetracy explanation. u went to one of those strict private unis in naija, i suppose. illetracy is why i do all-nighters before a c'mon chem test and why i read the op-eds in tabloids.

i mean BNP? that's just sad.
esp the part the guy implied that white pple evolved(or wateva) from an intellectual selection. oh well, let's see how many white pple can survive the hassles of a typical naija lifetime.

juiceegal said...

Ok u know what.....wld be back during the day...i see its a long read,need to take my time to read..right now i'm in sulking mode

Sir Scribbles II said...

@yinkuslolo: Seems like you are the first and d only one to read it thru tonight lol...Education like I always say is a trick white pple played on the world and forgot to tell us it's was a joke wb4 leaving

@Juiceegal: Baby boo wetin happen na..u know I my post is not complete wivout a comment 4rm you...get ur act together nd click "post comment jo"

@Chayoma: I don't blame u my dear, keeping up wiv my blog must be hard work lol...u must come back 2moro sha no excuses

Sulihp said...

hmmm. Mr. Scribbles, u owe me an apology oh, b4 i came here i had a spring in my step and now i'm just fuming.
i can't even insult the guy, upon all his science he can not go and read history book and find out that sub-saharan african was the place to be. we had kingdoms mehn, and we were doing great until they arrived. but e dey fine, i don tire for theses people sef. ahn imagine!
what i don't understand is the logic behind racism, that even some people will treat their pet dogs better than some people of other races. it's absolutely amazing to me. mschewwww... i don't even care sef, lemme finish my sturries and go back to where i came from.
speaking of naija...lol..imagine oh, 14 yr old, you want to initiate the innocent child into the system of corruption. HOW IN THE HELL CAN YOU STOP ME FROM ENTERING MY OWN COUNTRY!!?? don't theses people have any form of shame, dignity?

UnderCover07 said...

Ok lemme confess I ddnt read the middle part...I breezed thru.
But how did u chew coffee seeds? I dnt even drink coffee, the smell gives me a head-ache, walkin past a Starbucks is like inhaling cigarette smoke to me.

Eyaa ur poor lil'bro...everytime am coming back frm Naij, I bring food-stuff and they always want to be greased when u reach dt their searching table...but on few occasions I've gotten away with my tiny 4'11 frame and puppy eyes...lol

Rene said...

lmao @ turtle on crack
didn't really seem that long...lol
im so pissed right now with that dude....i dint even finish the video...
eyaa, ur lil bro is smart sha n dtz just plain stupidity....*hiss*

juiceegal said...

The BNP is a very conservative and racist party,nobody in the UK likes them, i'm not even surprised this statement is coming from their secretary.
But scribbles we have to face the fact that what he is saying has some atom of truth in it. The smug way in which he is blatantly saying they are better than us is probably annoying but is it not better he is coming out straight and saying it as it is instead of promoting and hiding under the guise of 'equal opportunity' and then when its time for you to get a job you get turned down for no reason.No fucking reason except u're black but they won't fucking say it to ur face.
Getting pissed off is not the solution to this matter, we as black people have to prove them wrong, we are always the 1st to shout abut any racist comment but how many of us has tried to prove them wrong by doing that very thing they said we cldnt do. He is very right about the whole single parent issue.Have u been to Brixton,Elephant and castle,Peckham??? When i'm in those areas i shake my head for the future of black people.All they aspire to do is pop out babies so they can get a tiny ass council flat and live on benefits for the rest of their lives. You have to understand the pain of the tax payer, do u pay tax?? Well i don't but i know that if i was paying tax i wld be pissed off too, knowing that my money goes towards funding lazy ass people who dnt even wanna get a job,there are job centres everywhere but this people are so damn lazy.The same way i wld be pissed off to know that my money goes towards funding lazy MP's allowance, people that claim for the slightest things like condoms.
I'm black myself but then i fear for my life when i see a group of black kids walking in my direction, statistics has proven what this guy is saying.Have you been following the knife crime issue in London?? Most of the people that were stabbed to death have been black.Check out any stop and search operation, the majority of the people being stopped are black. Lets face it,there is a stereotype attached to us black people and we are not doing anything to break away from such stereotypes, the increasing rate of crimes committed by black youths is proof
But not withstanding the guy was very wrong for saying that we Africans have a low IQ, thats just plain wrong. Somebody needs to ship him to Nigeria where he wld see yahoo boys at work then he'l know that low IQ is the least of Nigeria's problems.

BSNC said...

eya your poor brother. Those people are wicked sha, this one is plain stupidity and wickedness. ahn ahn its not like the did something wrong..

Sir Scribbles II said...

@Sulihp: As in you won't believe how angryt I was wen I watched it, the guy is lucky the so called "useless black pple" let him live sef. AS for Naija..it's situations like that that give guys like d BNP dude mouth to insult us

@Rene: lol...if you had seen me that day u'd have laughed ur ass off, e no funny oh! The BNP guy just vex me ehn u won't believe!

@Undercover07: Ah u broke my heart, I nearly got athritis form typing it and u didn't even read it well...U owe me an apology oh lol. At least my lil' bro get small sense if not he wud have dashed them his clothes

@Juiceegal: Baby boo dis ur brain is just too much...hope sey u no get big head sha. U have a point there nd I feel u but the fact still remains that it's not just black pple who are messing up britain please. Ur comment long so te I dey even fear to reply but the issue is stereotyping and generalisation is killing we who aren't destined for gangbanging and knife stabbing..how u go dey fear black boyz wiv knife wen u get husband like Sir Scribbles...you fall my hand mehn!

BBB said...

very interesting post
i love ur analysis, i believe that most literate pple are seriously ignorant.. cos we are not keeping ourselves informed.......

juiceegal said...

lol.......my head is not big o.
I undastand that its not only black people that are spoiling Britain, but the fact still remains that we are the ethnic minority here, they would always put the blame on us, its up to us to prove them wrong.
I know its such a pity that the stereotypin is putting decent pple like you{i hope..lol} in a tight corner.
PS: As from now i wnt be scared again,since i have u. Be ready 2 always answer my cry for help at anytime....lol
PPS: I see i'm gonna need to buy a chain for u, dis ur ashewoness all over blogsville is gettin out of hands....lol

Rene said...

lol @ juiceegal's last comment.
Okay so why did I come back? I'm angry with you Sir S II, it's when I decide to stalk your blog to be the first that you don't post anything. I'm still waiting oh!

Sir Scribbles II said...

@juiceegal: Baby boo wait o! so after my numerous anit-yahoo, anti-philandering, anti-butt crack, anti-rascism and anti-ignorance blogging u still can't figure out if I'm decent pples...to think u r married to me. This chain u r talking about is just a fantasy, except u come and hook me in real life if not na 4 ur pocket lol...

@Rene: lol...eyaa! New post are scheduled for Monday evening or Tuesday ooo...I'm too tired to start typing and concocting hilarious metaphors lol...sory my dear...how far that vacancy now don't dull me oh!

leggy said...

lol...i listened to the video...atleast not everyone thinks like him...i loved those three people's reaction...and the guy that recorded this that said he didnt care if the kids are white or black.i never take part in these discussions cs they make me angry.

leggy said...

i loved juice girl's last sentence.'iq is the least of naijas problem'.
come back to naija with a rubbish result and see if u wnt get whooped...or get pregnant now and see if u wnt get disowned.iq is the leastof our problems!!

Adaeze said...

Great post.. i love ur point on illiteracy and ignorance.
So many people do have a long education but are freaking ignorant for real..then others who don't have an education can be exceptionally smart. All depends on the oportunities given.
Juiceegal have some good points, mainly that the best thing one can do is fight back and prove them wrong. Pisses me off is talking about low IQ. Like she said that is the very least of all problems. Everytime I am in Nigeria I get amazed with peoples creativity and wit!

P'sy-A-wana said...

guy ur bruv na funny boy him gats hide for toilet call Odera 1..but seriously wat u said bout d politician, is how a weak biased mind works,dat i know lots of white crackheads dont mean i'll say all whiteys are fucked go figure

P'sy-A-wana said...

oh and as for u drinking coffee i can brt u jboi put sthg in it lol

CultureCynic said...

ignorance is what is killing people...imagine a world where ignorance was a crime, where if you talked 'reckless' and anyhow ur ass will get locked up just imagine it...but that won't happen. i aprreciate the break down, becuase oftentimes people misconstrue them . Alot of ignorance comes from over generalizations and sterotypes but at the end of the day, there is some speck of truth lurking within them. Black people are not more ignorant than white people but sometimes i wonder why we embrace the ignorant attributes of us, backwards reverse psychology is what i call it. Alot of white people don't aspire to be red neck nor do they go around callin each other redneck this or redneck that...but the hood mentality has become an accpetable doctrine. They say you will never amount to nothing, but alot of black people are proving that everyday by perpretuating and pushing the very sterotypes they insist was imposed on them. Now that is plain stupid....why are black people always the ones to settle? Ignorance is the worst kind of pollution, it spreads fast and it is the hardest one to eradicate. the low IQ argument is ridiculous....ignorance can hit anyone at anytime, some people revel in their ignorance which is a shame, others just need to see the light, or maybe they hide it better than others.....ignorance is ignorance no matter who is pushing it, but sometimes the people been accused of ignorant are the ones who need to change for their accusers to take note...now lets face it all we get most of the time r exceptions to the rule which am afraid wont be enuff to change the collective mindset.

Queen B said...

I've been reading your blog all day n i've resisted trying to comment but afer this blog i couldnt help it, omg!!!!! the BNP guy has gotten on my nerves big time, n i cannot believe what happened to your brother, omg im short of words,don't even kno where to begin.Abeg o, its not illiteracy that is doing me nor stupidity lol this one that i cannot construct a proper sentence without "omg", im just speechless.

Btw nice blog!

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