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Nigerian Politics and Prophetic Dreams (2)
By now my objective in this enterprise should be apparent to readers. How do we compel our power politicians to give us enlightened democratic government and leadership that will steer us steadily to sublime progress worthy of our country and waiting to ripen in a couple of years if only we truly are ready? Or, better still: how can our religious, mystical, esoteric, traditional and humanistic orders, in their respective ways, collaborate to make Nigeria, from now onwards, a highly enlightened democratic government uniquely destined to alter, positively, the face of our part of our mortal sphere? Do we have men and women whose visions, dreams and prophecies can change the course and direction of the Nigerian Federation in the same way that the vision of Constantine altered the course of the Roman Empire? Do we have men and women whose prophecies can preserve the Nigerian nation now in what will sooner or later seem to be our moment of most desperate need in the same way that the visions of Joan of Arc preserved France in an “hour of darkest needs?” And do we have political leaders who hearken to the prophetic messages of their seers as King. These are not mere questions to be wished away. I shall begin to answer them by asking further questions. Where are Nigeria’s Lorenzo de’ Medici and Leonardo da Vinci? Where are Nigeria’s Francis Bacon and Walter Raleigh? Where are Nigeria’s George Washington and Benjamin Franklin? Where are Nigeria’s Pythagoras, Plato, Aristotle and Buddha? And indeed, where is Nigeria’s Akhnaton?
The last named was a Pharaoh of Egypt born several thousand years ago; in fact, several thousand years too, too soon before his time in the same way that Obafemi Awolowo was in our mortal sphere of Nigeria born well many years too, too soon before his time. Akhnaton, whose history is enchantingly intriguing, was enthroned as Amen-Hotep IV (Pharaoh) of Egypt. Born 1388 B.C., he “was the first man in recorded history to exemplify social consciousness in the administration of a great nation. He saw every living thing as having “a divine” right to live well, to hope, and to aspire in a world governed by brotherly love.” Simply put, Akhnaton was the originator of the doctrine of Universal Brotherhood. The founders of all enlightened self-governments and continents of our mortal sphere followed the eternal example of Akhnaton, the well beloved son of Aton. In his twelfth year on this earthly plane, as Egyptian and other active Rosicrucians would tell you, he married ten-year-old Nefertiti, an Egyptian girl of excellent birth who devotedly helped him to nourish his vision of divine and gentle beauty in the administration of his country. In his History of Religion, Charles F. Potter describes him thus: “the first pacifist, the first realist, the first monotheist, the first democrat, the first heretic, the first humanitarian, the first internationalist, and the first person known to attempt to found a religion. He was born out of due time, several thousand years too soon”.
My diligent investigation of esoteric, mystical and humanistic philosophies reveal and indicate to me that Akhnaton’s vision of a well ordered and civilized society leading to a world democracy and universal brotherhood was pursued by great classical mystics, scholars and philosophers. In Egypt, Greece and many countries in Europe and even in Asian countries such as India, Japan and China, several curious societies were founded to direct the rulers along the line of Akhnaton, in diverse ways, unique to the positive sensibilities of the respective rulers. In these spheres, fascinatingly scientific orders of ancient scholars and of “initiated priest-philosophers were formed as a sovereign body to instruct, advise, and direct the rulers of the states along the lines and directions of their secret “destinies” – politically, educationally, socially, economically, scientifically and religiously.
Now, what is the secret destiny of Nigeria? As 2011 approaches, and as we begin a new cycle of 50 years of colonial liberty and emancipation, we must yield to the prophecies, dreams and visions of our philosophers, sages, seers and mystics. In the past years of our first cycle of fifty years, our political people who presided over our affairs as statesmen and as soldiers, bluntly refused to pay heed to the enlightened vision of Obafemi Awolowo’s spirited leadership. When this true thinker, supreme tactician and seer-dreamer-leader saw that he was going to be rigged out of the prime/premier leadership position of our country, he rightly prophesied that we would not know true democracy again. He also foresaw the economic plague that was to befall our dear country. This was during the Shehu Shagari presidential years (and even prior to that aborted era). His political opponents and detractors cynically called him a prophet of doom. Today we know better. Of course, in the sixties he suffered a great deal, ironically, on account of what seems to many of us today to be his political superiority over several of his opponents and detractors whom he also outshone intellectually and spiritually. The man had in him several qualities which were more divine than human. Through his firm and courageous sensibility, and a life devoted to the perfection of his political doctrine, in line with Akhnaton’s vision and dream of supreme social consciousness in the administration of a great nation, he created legions of enemies among persons and members of the political State who were far less endowed than him, and who consequently envied and dreaded him at the same time. Expectedly, they brought their wrath upon his destiny and upon our political destiny as a nation on the threshold of true and enlightened democracy. Awolowo’s pan-Nigerian idealism and consciousness was one which would appeal to the finest intuitions of all genuine patriots and all philosophers, scholars, priests, sages and seers and mystics who would live, dream and suffer on this mortal plane. The man died without ruling Nigeria and we lost a glorious opportunity of a glorious dream that would have transformed our country beyond measure in our first cycle. But he lives behind a deathless fame.
What does the next cycle have for Nigeria? Are we expecting an Obafemi Awolowo who is coming to cleanse Nigeria of the spiritual wrongs of yester-years? Is the sun of our political air now going to glow and rise and “increase in power, in light and in glory”? Is our democratic light now going to be bright and radiant as in the sun in the heavens known and unknown to us?
In my “Nigeria’s Hagridden Future,” published here two Mondays ago, I made some prediction derived from my “esoteric” dream and state about our country and what she would experience in the next fifty years. I am not a marabout of Nigerian Generals. And I am not an astrologer. I am not a Sir William Hope or a Dr. Michael Nostradomus, but I think I have some instincts derived from the realm and sphere of the MAMMON of Literature. These poetic instincts have served me well over the years, but let me not make capital of them for now as I engage in this marvellous enterprise pertaining to our democratic design.
Let me instead answer the questions immediately above and several others I raised much earlier by going into the prophetic realm of Theophilus Olabayo of the Evangelical Church of Yaweh. Who is Theophilus Olabayo? Where does he stand or occupy in the sphere of Nigeria’s democratic design? What is his prophetic mission for Nigeria? What is his prophetic assignment for our country, especially as we approach the dark year of 2011 of dark kites?Share