I feel it necessary to bring forward that the Digital Age seems to have done a little more harm than good. Well, at least more harm than good to the lazy mindsets of this generation.
How? It is simple. The wealth of information our generation gets exposed to in real-time is so alarming that it has resulted in poverty of attention.
Politically however, this poverty of attention has resulted in a chunk of the Nigerian masses not being able to determine or pinpoint what really matters most.
Nonetheless, irrespective of the poverty of attention ravaging our youths of today, one certain trait that seems to have remained constant is the desire to be popular on social media, or at most, follow what’s seemingly popular. This can be buttressed with the splurge of politically correct statements that seem to be everywhere these days, thus consuming the ‘lazy minds’ of this digital generation into thinking that what is ‘politically correct’ is actually Correct.
Digressing a little, one should not forget the impressive display of ‘good spirit’ by The Nation Newspaper under the authority of APC Chieftain, Bola Tinubu. The Nation Newspapers under ‘good guidance’ found it ethical to cut off the picture of a serving Minister in its print publication simply because the Minister in question appears not to be in good terms with the man who dictates the tune based on his privileged position as owner of the media outfit (The Nation Newspapers).
Pondering here is that, many ‘Nigerians’ (the kinds defined in the previous paragraphs) say they do not want the PDP anymore. All good. Taking them to task, when asked their preferred alternative, their chorused responses are often ‘APC’. Pushing further, when they are asked; why APC? They respond, they want Change and anything but PDP is ‘Change’.
From the immediate paragraph above, doesn’t this reveal clearly that these set of Nigerians truly do not know what they want? Such that they will settle for another party spelt as ‘APC’, simply because it is not spelt with these words ‘PDP’.
One wonders if these ‘Nigerians’ have pondered about how a man without power, yet could as much as cut off the picture of his perceived enemy against all media ethics in a Newspaper he controls. One should imagine or at least ponder what such a man and the party he controls will do to their perceived enemies, should they hold the power at the centre of Governance.
So help us GOD.
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