The Dreamer and The Oracle
By Chin Ce
Copyright 2013 Chin Ce
For Chinua Achebe (1930-2013)
“There is a drawn battle for the mind of this world. Some old men have been spreading the message of freedom and liberty, throwing words around, and quite a few are picking up these seeds in their heart.
“You will preach unity and faith, peace and progress, but read my lips: that four-footed creature draws from my power line, which mind controls behaviour on this soil with robotic precision.
“Negate and convict them, persuade them to repudiate their eternal worth; immobilise, demobilise and leave them stagnant within the contradictions of their doctrines and injunctions. Lead them to lie here at my feet.
“The great lie is their morality or lack of it; the more ignorant, the more loyal to my cause; the more fanatical and violent...