The Dual Em­peror

Sunday Trust - - VIEWS - By Abubakar Sokoto Mo­hammed, mni

If any­one thinks that Pres­i­dent Buhari is un­der­per­form­ing let him con­test and test his pop­u­lar­ity.

O1. The Dual Em­peror nce upon a time there is a “Dual Em­peror” in the com­ing mil­len­nium who as­pires to dom­i­nate and rule the uni­verse. By way of in­tro­duc­tion, the “Dual Em­peror” started by rul­ing two em­pires si­mul­ta­ne­ously like a dual- sim smart phone. He ruled the Bear Em­pire di­rectly and the Ea­gle Em­pire by re­mote con­trol through a pup­pet clown. The Dual Em­peror in­vested a lot of time and re­sources to pre­pare for the re­al­iza­tion of his am­bi­tion. He trained phys­i­cally to be a top flight Ju­doka, He pre­pared men­tally, aca­dem­i­cally and was thor­oughly schooled in the dark cloak and dag­ger pro­fes­sion.

Hav­ing been born and bred in the land of Sun­rise, he mas­tered the Ori­en­tal hemi­sphere ad­e­quately. Hav­ing worked in­ten­sively and ex­ten­sively in the land of Sun­set, he un­der­stud­ied and mes­merised the Oc­ci­den­tal hemi­sphere. When he was ready to come onto the Fo­rum, he sub­ju­gated the an­cient Sickle and Ham­mer party, dis­or­gan­ised the new po­lit­i­cal as­pi­rants and dis­gorged the novoux riche pro­duced by the new opportunistic dog- eat- dog sys­tem. The con­sti­tu­tion of the old Red Em­pire be­came his can­vass on which to draw his de­sires. He ruled the Bear Em­pire with whichever ti­tle he liked ei­ther as the Head of State or the Head of Gov­ern­ment/ Chief Ex­ec­u­tive of the heavy state ap­pa­ratchik af­ter ev­ery Kan­ga­roo It ap­pears to me that other elec­tion. 2. Im­pe­rial Ri­valry There had been a very long im­pe­rial ri­valry be­tween the Bear and the Ea­gle Em­pires. This fe­ro­cious, some­times deadly com­bat both open and hid­den ex­tended into var­i­ous en­deav­ours: mil­i­tary, tech­no­log­i­cal, in­dus­trial, busi­ness, arts, cul­ture, sports and sev­eral oth­ers. In this keen com­pe­ti­tion the two em­pires al­ter­nated their lead­er­ship po­si­tions at var­i­ous times in dif­fer­ent spheres of en­gage­ment. There was a race to outer space, carv­ing spheres of in­flu­ence, di­rect con­flicts and in­di­rect desta­bi­liza­tion sub­terfuges. The Ea­gle Em­pire seemed to have won the Arc­tic con­test with the rise of the unipo­lar world. This was af­ter the ap­par­ent dis­mem­ber­ment of the Bear Em­pire due to in­ten­sive pro­pa­ganda, dis­in­for­ma­tion and mis­in­for­ma­tion cam­paigns by the state agen­cies of the Ea­gle Em­pire. 3. The Counter Of­fen­sive Af­ter eu­phoric cel­e­bra­tion of the Pyrrhic vic­tory in the global con­test, the Ea­gle Em­pire de­gen­er­ated and de­cay set in. This is ev­i­dent in the eco­nomic as­cen­dancy of the Dragon Em­pire and the con­sol­i­da­tion of the White Em­pire into a for­mi­da­ble eco­nomic block. The col­lapse of the safety net and the dis­rup­tion in race re­la­tions were all symp­toms of deca­dence not­with­stand­ing the his­toric elec­tion of the first Ne­gro leader af­ter a pe­riod of over 200 years in the Ea­gle Em­pire.

The counter of­fen­sive of the Dual Em­peror ad­vanced through a

Only God knows who will metic­u­lous sub­ter­ranean war plan in the in­tel­li­gence and po­lit­i­cal are­nas. This pro­voked sharp di­vi­sions in the Ea­gle Em­pire along ide­o­log­i­cal, pol­icy, racial, gen­der, prop­erty and other bi­nary char­ac­ter­is­tics. The in­tru­sion of the Dual Em­peror into the po­lit­i­cal and in­tel­li­gence ma­chiner­ies of the Ea­gle Em­pire em­pow­ered him to ma­nip­u­late, de­mys­tify, con­trol and dom­i­nate the racist, mi­nor­ity es­tab­lish­ment from his Po­lar cap­i­tal. The Dual Em­peror also dis­played his skills as a mas­ter strate­gist by in­trud­ing into the Exit im­broglio of the co­matose Lion Em­pire to in­flu­ence the out­come. 4. The Pup­pet King The Dual Em­peror had the last laugh by bring­ing the Ea­gle Em­pire to its knees in a very bit­ter and an­tag­o­nis­tic elec­tion which changed the Don­key Group with the Ele­phant Group in the Casablanca Palace. As a prod­uct of the so­ci­ety where the grand mas­ters are trained and groomed in the war game of chess, the Dual Em­peror is both a vi­sion­ary strate­gist and cal­cu­lat­ing tac­ti­cian. He desta­bi­lized and dis­lodged the Queen in the in­tense po­lit­i­cal con­test and cap­tured the King as a pawn. The char­ac­ter of the newly “elected” King of the Ea­gle Em­pire did not help mat­ters.

The Pup­pet King is re­puted to be a failed en­trepreneur, phi­lan­derer, leisure lov­ing, semi-lit­er­ate with nei­ther pub­lic, leg­isla­tive, ju­di­cial nor pol­icy ex­pe­ri­ence. A num­ber of un­com­pli­men­tary ad­jec­tives have been used to de­scribe the Pup­pet King: fool­ish, id­iot, un­let­tered, in­ex­pe­ri­enced, un­tu­tored, un­cul­tured, vul­gar, raw, un­pol­ished, com­pul­sive, naïve, in­com­pe­tent, gullible, un­in­tel­li­gent and many

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