One of the things he’d come to terms with since coming to London is that the world is a puppet stage. A world in which intellectuals and know it all people seemingly deciding for the rest what to wear, what to watch, what to say and how to say it. With outcomes favouring those only, who make such decisions against those who think otherwise, and of course don’t have the platform at the disposals of those who think they know better than others, to disseminate their own understanding of things. That is why when those whose voices have been suppressed for so long decide to speak out using their votes for instance, against so called intellectuals that call them “a basket of deplorables”, you get the kinda situation you have in the United States now, where a Donald Trump who appealed to the middle class (telling them that America is their country and it is about them first, regardless of what is politically correct to say or do), aced it over Hillary Clinton.
He had since established that democrats (in the United States), nay so called liberals, live in an echo chamber. Even an article he once read described President Obama as one who loves to hear himself speak, and he finds that to be true for liberals especially when they are in positions of authority. That’s why they failed to feel the pulse of the people, the majority of them that is, so much so that David Cameron hinged his political future on the fact that Britain will reject Brexit to his utter shock and eventual resignation from office. Even the media, left-wing commentators and political establishment aligned with liberal thought and ideology, living in a bubble all the while, misfired when it came to predicting the outcome of the US elections, as they did Brexit, their thinking must’ve been that they couldn’t be possible wrong when they had powerful liberals on their side. He now thinks liberals have mistaken Kardashian and entertainment ratings for real life, and the tectonic changes that have since taken place in politics, with signs (despite the disappointment in the Dutch General Elections recently) that nationalist sentiments and anti-liberal parties and groups are growing stronger there, as well as in France and Germany, and elsewhere in Europe, especially with growing anger at the handling of the Syrian refugee crisis by liberal and moderate leaning governments in power.
One thing he was happy to note though, with recent political happenings, is the huge question mark that now hangs over democracy as the best form of government. It used to be that western governments would deride anything different, even variants from their form of government as dictatorships. Now, in a democracy the people have gone against what the “masters of the universe” wanted, not once but twice. Just like it happened in the Middle East, when western powers sought to impose democratic tenets there, only to end up finding that if elections were conducted a thousand times in a week, Islamist parties like the Muslim Brotherhood (and others that may be even more radical and fundamentalist in their ideology) will win over and over again, in most of the countries there. Hence when General Abdulfatah El-Sisi replaced himself in power as democratically elected, after his coup toppled Mohammed Morsi of the Freedom and Justice Party, the west even when they protested, did so just to fulfill all righteousness, while they rejoiced within themselves. The adventure of the United States into Iraq also yielded an unexpected fruit in a Shia party that maintains a close tie with America’s eternal foe, Iran, with the capacity to win majority in parliament many times over.
Though a liberal he’d not become so blinded as not to see through the shenanigans of the so called left. Recent events have left them no better than what they hitherto condemned, as they continue to manifest their lack of sportsmanship by playing the sore loser on the streets, indoors, online and on the electronic media, since Donald Trump despite his uncouth ways, insults, tactlessness, covert racism even, won the electoral college votes (which count), but lost the popular vote which doesn’t really count. On a lighter note, one of the lessons he grasped from the American elections, following Hillary Clinton’s all round win over Donald Trump during the debate, which should also be instructive to men, was NEVER to argue with the WIFE, that’s irrespective of the fact that Trump eventually won. Which in itself was a catastrophe waiting to happen for the Democrats, just as it happened with the Republicans during the Primaries. The backlash was inevitable, from immigration crisis, to issues relating to the economy, to that bailout of banks that blue collar America never forgave Obama for, then Hillary’s hobnobbing with Wall Street, and the NEW FREEDOMS from same sex marriage, Pro-choice and Planned Parenthood Federation, Gender ambiguity and the restroom issues that accompanied that, and so on. Those whose voices were silenced by the liberal din were bound to suddenly find their voices, and they did that November morning of 2016 (in spite of castigations, and uncharitable labellings, by liberals and the media they control, as they most likely put up a facade of being liberal to avoid the naming and shaming of the liberals by identifying, days to the elections. with the Clinton campaign and her supporters, with all of the political correctness that comes with so doing only to do otherwise), at the election booths; and not many of them were deplorable, rather decent people that have tried many ways and avenues before now, to be heard to no avail.
The third week of October was classes free week and he accepted the invite by a coursemate to join others to go sightseeing in Norwich at the beginning of the week. He spent the weekend however enjoying the autumnal weather by visiting the Windsor Castle. The drive to Norwich was uneventful but he had lots to feed his eyes on, not least the flatlands of the English countryside, in sharp contrast to what obtains in much of London. While at Norwich, they were hosted in an English country house with a fire place, complete with a farm, horses, and well tended garden. It reminded him of those English houses he grew up seeing on TV courtesy the BBC TV series the Nigerian Television Authority, NTA showed on its “children’s belt” hours, like FAMOUS FIVE, and later in the evening, SOME MOTHER’S DO ‘AVE ‘EM, FAWLTY TOWERS amongst others. Dinner was thankfully near Mediterranean and he was quite grateful, like his colleagues to his host’s family, for their hospitality.
The next day he spent visiting the Norwich Cathedral, another edifice of artistic splendor. The interiors felt heavenly, and it felt like a place where prayers could truly be answered. Not in any of the mega churches in Nigeria, with all the money at their disposal, and he stands to be corrected, is there this much attention, as paid to the interior design of a church building as the one he gazed upon in awe inside the Norwich Cathedral. He simply swallowed sputum and joined his fellow coursemates as they headed out to what they promised was a more interesting site at Blickling Park in Norfolk, said to be the home of Anne Boleyn, once Queen of England as second wife of King Henry VIII. There he was shocked to find a Pyramid, which with his coursemates speculated that it must be of Freemason origin or of other western cults basing their observation on the fixation of these cults on the “Eye of Horus” amongst other visible and non-visible articles of and about the pyramid. They suspected that someone of status might have been buried underneath the pyramid built sometime in the eighteenth century, though there were no notes specifying who it was. His visit to Norfolk reminded him that he still had so much to learn about the land where he’d come to further himself academically, his only fear was how he could explore the much there’s to explore and still make good grades with the limited time at his disposal.