Meet Kemi Adegoke Badenoch . . .

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Michael Afolayan

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Jul 20, 2022, 6:33:58 AMJul 20
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Here is a juggernaut of British politics in the Tory turf; the prophet(ess) that would have had no honor in her own country. MOA
 

Oluwatoyin Adepoju

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Jul 20, 2022, 6:39:19 AMJul 20
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Thanks.

In what way is she a prophetess?

The kinds of views associated with her look quite problematic to me.

Thanks

Toyin

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Here is a juggernaut of British politics in the Tory turf; the prophet(ess) that would have had no honor in her own country. MOA
 

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Gbolahan Gbadamosi

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Jul 20, 2022, 6:39:20 AMJul 20
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"Here is a juggernaut of British politics in the Tory turf; the prophet(ess) that would have had no honor in her own country. MOA"

I don't think so. However, there is no need for further comments or discussion since she is already out of the contest.

GG

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Oluwatoyin Adepoju

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Jul 20, 2022, 4:24:21 PMJul 20
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She remains a minister and a force in UK politics.

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Toyin

Michael Afolayan

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Jul 20, 2022, 4:24:33 PMJul 20
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GG: I am curious. I would still love to be educated on Kemi, even if she is out. I must confess, I have only limited knowledge of her politics. Please indulge me! Thanks a bunch! MOA

Michael Afolayan

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Jul 20, 2022, 4:24:33 PMJul 20
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Sorry, Toyin, I was invoking a biblical allusion, that, "A prophet is not without honor except in his home country" in respect to the fact that Kemi would probably not be allowed to be as relevant in Nigeria (her natal home) as opposed to becoming a force to be reckoned with away from home. Remember that the only region where Jesus Christ could not preach was the region of Judea, where he came from. That was what prompted that saying. Thanks a bunch!

MOA





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Emeagwali, Gloria (History)

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An ultra right winger that would sell all of us
down the river.



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Gbolahan Gbadamosi

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Jul 20, 2022, 7:48:16 PMJul 20
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MOA,

Kemi Badenoch is the UK Minister of State for Equalities from 2021 to 2022. Kemi is an amiable young lady on a personal level. She is dynamic, focused and determined. She carries her self-styled "anti-woke" label with pride (depending on how you define woke). She seriously denies that institutional racism is a thing in the UK.  

That she made it to the last 4 in her aspiration to become the UK Prime Minister tells how far she has come in British politics. Yet nearly all her Conservative parliamentarian supporters who voted for her until she lost out are well-known far-right members of the Tory party. When she lost out yesterday, any keen follower of British politics and those who follow the politics of Westminster knew the game was up for Penny Mordaunt, and the flow was now smooth for Liz Truss. Both Kemi and Liz shared the far-right members of parliament, and once Kemi was out, many anticipated her votes would go to Liz. That is precisely what happened. Hence, Liz, who was in third place, quickly leapfrogged Penny Mordaunt into second place. Why is Kemi a favourite of the far-right within the Tory Party? I could answer that question as a full-page article citing mainly examples from her speeches, but just a few examples would suffice. Interestingly, many left writers choose to label Kemi "a black reactionary". It is not a pleasing label, yet it is consistent and loud across Britain's public engagement. Examples:

1.       "it's time, to tell the truth". "Most black British people who have come to our shores were not brought here in chains but came voluntarily due to their connections to the U.K. and in search of a better life. I should know: I am one of them." – Kemi

2.       As an equalities minister, last year, she insisted that any school that taught about what she describes as "Critical Race Theory" was breaking the law.

3.       She consistently denied the existence of institutional racism that even Tory members admit and suggested that society needs to work on. Instead, she is keen to be associated with the government-commissioned report that said there's no institutional racism in Britain.

4.       When she resigned last week to join the PM race, a black newspaper – The Voice – tweeted, "Minister for gaslighting, Kemi Badenoch, resigns."

5.       "We're quick to complain about racism, sexism, homophobia, but it's not as bad as people make out. If we're going to be more cohesive, we have to be more relaxed about petty incidents and not find insult where none exists." – Kemi

6.       "I grew up in Nigeria, and I saw first-hand what happens when politicians are in it for themselves when they use public money as their private piggy bank when they promise the earth and pollute not just the air but the whole political atmosphere with their failure to serve others. I saw what socialism means for millions: poverty and broken dreams" – Kemi

Finally, neither Rishi Sunak nor Sajid Javid (both originally Indians) nor Nadhim Zahawi (originally Iraqi) has ever needed to throw India or Iraq with her people under the bus to further their ambition. They have all focused on their new beloved nation and sought the support of all British citizens. Not once or twice had Kemi Badenoch deliberately attacked Nigeria to further her interest and ambition. Why doesn’t she just let Nigeria be with the attendant problems and move on clean steps to be successful?


I wish her well, and she will hopefully make a comeback in the near future.

 

Gbolahan Gbadamosi


Oluwatoyin Adepoju

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Jul 20, 2022, 8:01:06 PMJul 20
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Great thanks Gbolahan  Gbadamosi, for that brief but careful analysis.

Her profile is clear even from a brief Googling of her name.

I wonder how she came by such an orientation.

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Toyin

Emeagwali, Gloria (History)

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Jul 20, 2022, 8:07:35 PMJul 20
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This is the Clarence Thomas syndrome 
staring us in the face.   Black face white 
psyche.






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Michael Afolayan

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Jul 20, 2022, 9:06:02 PMJul 20
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GG: 

All I could say is Wow! May your tribe increase among us. You gave me the much-needed education on Kemi, who I have been admiring since arriving in London this last week or so. Hers is a fulfillment of Shakespeare's dictum that, 

". . .But 'tis a common proof,
That lowliness is young ambition's ladder,
Whereto the climber-upward turns his face;
But when he once attains the upmost round.
He then unto the ladder turns his back,
Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees
By which he did ascend. . . ."

Those of us who domicile in America did criticize Obama for not doing much for Kenya (and Africa in general), but not for throwing the natal home under the bus, as Kemi has done here - not even once. I know someone in America who would love her and praise her for chastising what the rascal would have called "that shithole country!" Neither did I once hear Obama railroad his African American brethren in order to be accepted by the white establishment. You don't sell your birthright for a bowl of porridge. Our little sister did just that. I hope she stops it, moving forward.

Yes, indeed, we can do without the politics of Kemi. She has almost become what the Yoruba call "the errant child who  points at her father's homestead with the wrong finger." Yet, my admiration for her is akin to my admiration for any of our children who overcame "flipping burghers" in the Diaspora and rising to privileged statuses in a foreign land. The biblical Hebrew children did attain similar statuses in history but never once forgot home. I hope someone calls Kemi aside and "pulls her in the right ear" to whisper to her in love that "there is no place like home!" 

Thanks, GG, you have educated me!

MOA




Michael Afolayan

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Jul 20, 2022, 9:06:09 PMJul 20
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We can ill afford such watchdog over our collective interest, or can we?
Thanks, Gloria!

MOA




Michael Afolayan

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Jul 20, 2022, 9:06:17 PMJul 20
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I hope (and pray) her river does not forget its spring. I also wish her the best of luck!
MOA




Cornelius Hamelberg

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Jul 24, 2022, 1:41:48 PMJul 24
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Our diaspora problem is that we don’t want to see an uncle tom house negro ( or a house negro princess) as next president of the United States or Prime Minister of the the United Kingdom, the former colonial power. If truth be told  - by secret ballot and we all (all Africa & Africa’s Diaspora West ) had a right to determine such outcomes , I’m sure that the great majority of us would much prefer a Jungle Negro type to be occupying the White House or inviting us to the partying at number 19 Downing Street.  At least, Brother Obama tried with an occasional guest like Keb Mo at the White House 

Indeed, “Black face, white psyche” could be something akin to the Stockholm Syndrome , or as the Yardies express it about the Black Brits who later on join the force, puts on a police uniform and in uniform start acting like racist cops,  no different from coconuts : “brown outside and white inside” ( “You blocks, you stones, you worse than senseless things!”- like Brer Buru Baratai’s military goons acting like gangsters, on remote control, illegally  breaking into  newspaper  premises claiming to be acting legally, on orders according to the law of the jungle.

Man’s inhumanity to man. 

We may have our saintly expectations about politicians from the so-called minority or same type of class or colour backgrounds only to be rudely shocked into an awakening . Here’s the latest buzz. Contrary to any normal expectations even about these two Thatcherites who are certainly not saints: 

Sunak and Truss vow to be tough on immigration

Well, let's be reasonable, nor would you expect e.g. Kemi Badenoch to start getting sentimental and suggesting to her British electorate  the Godly  principle of “no visa requirements for Nigerians” when she's PM of the UK.  If she said that , her Party would advise here to go and run for first female Yoruba president of Nigeria - and if Sunak as much as breathed a word of “ India as most favoured trading partner of Westminster”, then Truss wouldn’t even have to spend any time campaigning that he had better try first getting himself elected India's next Minister of Commerce and Industry…

Less controversial :

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