By Odimegwu Onwumere
Pictures of burnt vehicles belonging to Ugwumba Uche Nwosu campaign team for Imo State governorship desire have been viral on social media.
The reason for burning the vehicles was not obvious to this writer as there were different conflicting stories behind the dastardly act as at the time of writing. But whatever the reason was on October 1 2018, destruction is too bad a practice.
Mankind should have less taste for destruction. Destruction is a bad influence and people should stop being craftsmen of destruction. It is not your right to destroy things no matter any divergent views linked to the owner of that thing. If you think you are free to destroy anything opposite to your stance, do understand that freedom itself has a way of destroying things and you could be the destroyed along the line.
It is only an insane who claps hand at anything that was positively planned that collapsed or laughs at anything positive that was destroyed and sees beauty in it. According to “A Knock at Midnight: Inspiration from the Great Sermons of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.”, it states that there is a reason the bible Jesus commandeered his followership to extend love even to their enemies. The treatise surmised that love has a saving power even when the person who is shown love does not know love.
King Jr.’s statement reads, “Now there is a final reason I think that Jesus says, “Love your enemies.” It is this: that love has within it a redemptive power. And there is a power there that eventually transforms individuals. Just keep being friendly to that person. Just keep loving them, and they can’t stand it too long. Oh, they react in many ways in the beginning. They react with guilt feelings, and sometimes they’ll hate you a little more at that transition period, but just keep loving them. And by the power of your love they will break down under the load. That’s love, you see. It is redemptive, and this is why Jesus says love. There’s something about love that builds up and is creative. There is something about hate that tears down and is destructive. So love your enemies. (from “Loving Your Enemies”).”
For ages, sages have preached peace. Hence, this piece was not intended to campaign for the political aspiration of Nwosu; it is a piece tailored to inform mankind to destroy people with love. There is no creativity in the art of negative destruction such that was shown to Nwosu campaign vehicles. It is a flaw when people pay evil with evil. If the destroyers of Nwosu campaign vehicles thought that he was reaping any form of supposedly shortcomings as a mortal, they ought to know that the best ways to heal the wounded world will not be in causing disorder, despondency, and senseless destruction. Alienation people feel from each cannot take the world out of negative views or correct any impression. The burning of Ugwumba Uche Nwosu campaign vehicles is a flaw by those who instigated and carried out the act. Let us refuse and destroy all forms of false theories such as arson shown to the campaign vehicles. Nwosu should notwithstanding be a man who goes to equity with clean hands.
Odimegwu Onwumere is a Poet, Writer and Media Consultant based in Rivers State. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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