You have heard it said, that the youth are the future leaders of this country. And that might even have given you some hope, don't let it.
Because verily verily I say unto you, the youth are very much the product of their environments, and most of them are indeed their parent's children.
The same tribalism that cripples the older generation runs through their veins. Just visit any politically tinged Facebook group.
The same entrapment to superstitious nonsense is very much in their core. They believe in witches and wizards, and they give too much prominence to what their pastors say. Just like their parents.
The same abhorrence for reading and improving one's self is part of their DNA. They reject scientific knowledge, the basis of human progress, in favour of their religious convictions. They are socially conservative, instead of progressive. They still believe edicts from 2, 000 years ago are better than applying our brains in this day and age of immense knowledge, as opposed to what was handed down from those days of immense ignorance.
Tardiness, Greed, nepotism, Fama Nyame syndrome; any affliction you can think of that has stunted our progress at the hands of our current leaders, our youth are awash in it.
Logic, rationality, critical thinking. We're actually told these are bad things if taken too far, because, what do you know, they might lead you to a place where you discard the religious bullshit you've been fed all your life. We are told there is such a thing as reading too much. We are told that we shouldn't think too much about the concept of God because if you do you might actually go mad.
And, woe unto us, we LISTEN.
There can be no progress without Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. How much do we invest in these? Not much. You think the 'youth' are going to change that when Otabil has been telling them science is bunk? Keep dreaming.
The youth cannot save us when they are carbon copies of their parents who dragged us into our current situation.
Source: Okine Godwin Nii-Armah (Nii Smiley Byte)/facebook
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