A wag I know, observed the other day, that there is something particularly obnoxious about the miserable atavists, who go online to websites like www.ghanaweb.com and insult others - merely on account of the part of Ghana they hail from.
Worst of all, are those who live overseas in foreign lands, where on a
daily basis, they themselves are at the receiving end of
soul-destroying racial prejudice: on account of their skin colour.
You would think that such individuals would be more tolerant and
sensitive in their interaction with others - as a result of the daily
humiliation they themselves suffer because of their hue.
Is it the case, perhaps, dear reader, that such individuals - some of
whom hide behind multiple monikers to insult others on websites like www.ghanaweb.com - might perhaps actually be terribly unhappy souls in their private lives, one wonders?
It must be so limiting not being able to see others as individuals,
instead of using derogatory language online to denigrate them, because
one lacks humanity and the imagination, to see beyond banal
Being cosmopolitan in outlook myself because of my background, I feel
terribly sorry for those individuals who are obsessed with the issue of
where an accident of birth placed their fellow human beings, who
become the object of their boorish narrow-mindedness and
tribal-supremacist venom - just for not sharing the same tribal
background with them.
If the reality, dear reader, is that there is ample empirical evidence
that proves beyond doubt that we more or less share the same DNA, and
if it is also the case that when one goes back thousands of years, the
reality is that we actually share the same origins too, what justifies
the absurd feelings of superiority that some have - in what is a
scientific age in which we know that no matter what yardstick is used,
no tribe is superior or inferior to another in our homeland Ghana?
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