Who Is In Charge Here? – RHETORICS
One question I am always fascinated to hear asked, is “who is in charge here?”
Whenever that question is asked, it is either a mess has been made, or a mess is about to be made. Why else would someone ask, who is in charge here?
That question is a sign that control has been lost. It shows that someone or some people are not doing their job well. It is the question that lets you know that “breeze done blow, fowl nyansh done open.”
How do I interpret that into English?
Nature abhors a vacuum. I don’t know how true that is, but I understand the sentiment behind it. If no one is in charge, then anything goes. If anything goes, then everything happening at that moment is just a prelude to chaos.
And who wants chaos?
On second thought, I need to ask my scientist friends if nature truly abhors a vacuum. I have been challenged to apply the scientific method to the idioms and proverbs I use.
Wouldn’t it be ironic if nature actually loves and adores vacuums?
I want to start listing out examples, but I am feeling triggered right now. I can remember times and places where failure in leadership has messed things up.
In fact, let us drop all these niceties. Who is in charge of Nigeria right now?