Through the Eyes of a Nigerian Race Realist
Aty, American Renaissance, September 1, 2017
I am a 28-year-old Nigerian man from an upper-middle-class family and I live in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. I do not recall exactly when I became a race realist.
When I was a child, we had a well stocked library. My parents bought a lot of books and we read a lot. From childhood on, I became aware that anywhere whites went, they eventually conquered the natives; that clothes and other products from the West were of better quality and longer lasting; that most people in my country as well as in other Third World countries want to eat like, dress like, talk/sound like, interact/date/sleep with whites; that whites are at the top of the “global food chain” (sadly, blacks are at the bottom); that whites are treated well, respected, and revered in most parts of the world above even the locals. It amazed me to learn that there was not one sane/orderly African or black majority country. I was stunned that for decades, Japan was the only non-white developed country. I saw that even the Cold War was a tussle between two majority-white countries: the United States and the Soviet Union.
I learned of the “alt-right” and American Renaissance in the months leading up to the 2016 elections. I like how AmRen gathers mainstream news stories that relate to its viewpoint instead of relying solely on like-minded writers and contributors. I find your comments section lively, entertaining, and largely devoid of calls to harm blacks or any other group. This is good because I believe the goal is separation not violence — though I support violence 1,000 percent when directed at Islamic troublemakers.
I believe millions of Nigerians and billions of people globally are innately racially conscious and are aware of racial differences in humans just as I am. Nigerians openly admit that white people are more disciplined in a lot of areas. In construction, the government hires more white engineers than locals. A German construction firm, Julius Berger, is so omnipresent that it practically built Nigeria’s capital, Abuja. They are very good at their job, as are many other Western firms. I would add that there are many capable Nigerian professionals, but they are often overlooked by other Nigerians, who prefer to hire foreigners.
It is extremely common among Nigerians to wish that the British still colonized us, had stayed longer, or had never left (as in South Africa). In their words, it is widely acknowledged that “white people are better managers and less corrupt; they will impose taxes but you will see the benefits.” Why is this sentiment almost never expressed publicly or by anyone prominent? Because Nigerians do not want to validate the sort of thing that readers of American Renaissance are likely to say.
It is common for Nigerians to say the typical white person lives a simple, uncomplicated life; one or two cars is enough, and whites are happy to have nice house with their bills paid, books to read, and enough money to go on vacation. Most Nigerians are never satisfied. They want 10 or more cars, and several houses; the quest for wealth never seems to wane. People are not contented. Nigerians who seem satisfied with what they have are sometimes called oyinbo, which is slang for a white person.
I will outline various ways in which Nigerian society differs from the typical Western country. These differences helped make me more of a race realist. As you read this, please bear in mind that Nigeria is the most populous country in all of Africa. At 181 million people, it is almost twice the size of the number-two country, Ethiopia, which has 99 million people. Every year, Nigeria adds almost five million people to its population, and it’s expected to become more populous than the United States by 2050.
Education: Public primary and secondary schools are supposed to be located in every town, and their number is supposed to depend on the population of children. Most public schools here are ill equipped. Many have leaking roofs, inadequate staff, and hundreds of pupils in each class. Most have a soccer field with a withered lawn, and a few have other sports facilities. No doubt, all this helps explain why millions of children are out of school, hawking in traffic, hustling for their parents, and so on.
Nigeria’s public universities aren’t much better: dilapidated dormitories and classrooms, strikes by staff that sometimes make students spend six to eight years getting a four-year degree, lecturers who demand sex from female students or money from male students in exchange for good grades, cult groups — the equivalent of your fraternities/sororities but very violent — that have clashes in which they hack each other and unlucky bystanders to death, etc.
I was dumbfounded when I learned that American public high schools had air conditioning, swimming pools, 30 pupils per class, and Wi-Fi.
Health: Like schools, ideally public health facilities should be proportionate to the population of a town. However, most are grossly inadequate, unkempt, ill equipped, crowded, and lacking energy and running water. Many women don’t have the necessary prenatal and postnatal care. Many Nigerians die from childbirth and other avoidable deaths because some towns and villages do not have hospitals, and it can be very risky to try to get to a hospital. First, roads are so bad and bumpy that the trip is very bad for sick or fragile people. Also, a patient may have to go to more than one hospital because he is turned away repeatedly from hospitals that do not have free beds or do not have the right personnel or facilities. It is not uncommon for the patient to be dead by the time he gets to the right hospital.
Data: Most Nigerians do not keep data. This annoys me because I love information and statistics. No country can make progress without good record keeping. Whether on infant mortality, the number of cattle, or records of climate, there are virtually no data available. The little information available is mainly from local and foreign NGOs. If people notice you keep records or even receipts, you are thought strange.
Electricity: This is perhaps one of the biggest problems Nigeria is known for. A country of nearly 200 million people has fewer than 15 power plants, not all of which are functioning at full capacity, and many are not maintained properly. Electrical installations are routinely vandalized, and materials are stolen and sold — sometimes by the people who are hired to guard them. Many areas of the country have never been on the power grid. People are electrocuted frequently since thousands of wires lean dangerously near buildings.
With the abundant sunlight, solar panels should be on millions of roofs, and could power traffic lights and fill empty, unusable spaces. This is not the case. I enjoy the use of an American-made solar lamp that can charge phones. Most energy is generated locally by a hodgepodge of gas and diesel generators. In images of Earth from space at night, Sub-Saharan Africa is dark, except for South Africa.
Agriculture/Retail: Giant farms that use modern technology have sprung up across Nigeria, but most peasants still use primitive and archaic tools. I have heard that 60 percent of farm produce spoils because there is no energy to preserve it, not enough factories to process it, and because pot-holed roads mean transportation to market can take days or even a week. Most Nigerians buy food in open, disorganized, rowdy, and dirty markets. You have to bargain for most goods, so you will be tired and worn out by the time you leave. You have to be vigilant for pickpockets and even bolder thieves. Meat is butchered and sold in these markets, with flies flocking around; this is how most Nigerians buy their meat.
Retailers similar to Walmart, Meijer, and Costco were present but rare until the arrival of Shoprite, a South African company. They source a lot of goods directly from manufacturers, thereby cutting costs drastically. Now many Nigerians shop there and are leaving the dirty open markets. There have always been smaller Nigerian retailers, but why didn’t anyone think of going into this business in a big way? Why did it take a white South African company to do so?
Water Supply: Nigeria has a Ministry of Water Resources at the federal level, and one for each of the 36 states, with thousands of paid staff. Still, clean, piped water is a dream for many. Burst pipes are everywhere, wasting a lot of water. Many Nigerians dig their own wells, and it is common to see tanks for storing water hanging on platforms in Nigerian homes, offices, schools, and hospitals. Many people buy from “water vendors,” and the poorest Nigerians are forced to get water from clearly unhygienic sources — the very places where people defecate and bathe! Women and children still carry heavy pails of water for long distances. There are flare-ups of cholera and guinea worm. I suspect this was how Ebola started in Uganda.
Maintenance: We are very weak in maintenance. Buildings, equipment, stadia, gardens, parks, schools, hospitals, etc. that were built in 2016 are already deteriorating. However, if facilities are privately owned, they are likely to be taken care of. Some European cathedrals, museums, universities, castles, etc. built as early as the 11th century are still standing, and modern European buildings are made to last. I and many Nigerians frequently ask ourselves: “Why is the case here so different?”
Religion/Spirituality: Nigerians have thousands of churches and mosques but few “good” people. About 80 percent or more still secretly believe in traditional African practices they claim to detest. It is as normal as sunlight to hear of people being hacked to death for their body parts. These are used as conjures for money, power, love, sexual stamina, protection, and long life. Most Nigerians don’t believe anything happens without the involvement of the supernatural. They call on God in every sentence, but are quick to cheat and bribe. There are decent, pious Nigerians, but they are badly outnumbered.
Money/Possessions: Most Nigerians would love to have many houses, cars, and even jets. There’s nothing wrong with that, if you work for them, of course. Few people know how to flaunt wealth the way we do. The average Nigerian can dress, act, look, walk, smell, and talk like he or she is a billionaire. Northern Europeans are no match for us, Southern Europeans and some Slavs — Russian and other Eastern European oligarchs — can give us a run for our money. The bland, self-effacing, badly dressed, frugal, prudent, Northern European Bill-Gates type is very rare here.
Corruption: It is everywhere. There are bribes to get contracts, employment, favors, university admission, grades, police protection, promotions, everything. Bribes explain why the military dictatorship let Western companies pollute the oil-producing areas. Corruption explains why billions of dollars in oil royalties and other revenue disappear. It’s why seven states of the country — Lagos and the oil-producing states — generate income that is unfairly shared with the other 29, and why the other 29 do virtually nothing to exploit their own abundant mineral resources.
Corruption is the reason people are so eager to hold office as elected politicians, appointees, and public “servants.” A Local Government Chair Person — the equivalent of a county commissioner in America — will most likely amass a minimum of hundreds of thousands of dollars in ill-gotten money by the end of his or her tenure. These 774 positions are at the lowest level of the federal government. It is common to hear of higher-ranking officials cornering tens or hundreds of millions of dollars. Most Nigerians are complicit: If someone is in a position to get bribes but just sticks to his salary, most people think he is a fool. In fact, this is largely unheard of.
Corruption explains why there are limited means for waste disposal and few trucks that pass to collect household waste. Nigerians throw litter everywhere. Gutters and drainage — if they even exist — are clogged with waste and cause floods.
Tribe/Ethnicity: It determines who gets university admissions, employment, loans, resources, appointments, charity, aid, who becomes President, and even who plays on the national soccer team. Competence matters less than where someone comes from or how he can trace his ancestry. At least so far, in Nigeria or in other parts of Africa, it is impossible to imagine a nation such as Canada, the United States, or Australia that accepted of Europeans of various nationalities and actually united.
I could go on about what made me a race realist. And I should point out that there are plenty first-world enclaves of wealth and orderliness in Nigeria, just as there are godforsaken slums in the West.
Many Nigerians do not litter, maintain their homes, are disciplined, frugal, non-violent, well read, and worry about increasing population density. They are outnumbered and overwhelmed in the “terrible, godforsaken society” they live in. I have highlighted what the majority endures, not what the minority enjoys.