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Futility Of Eating What An Owner Has Arbitrary Power To Withdraw. My Right To Choose What I Eat, Where My Food Comes From

The Oasis Reporters

March 7, 2021

Onions is a condiment produced mainly in the north and transported to the south.

By Victoria Ibezim-Ohaeri

I learnt very early in life that everything is replaceable. Money, cars, husbands, boyfriends, girlfriends, children, jobs, contracts, associations, networks, connections, relationships.

…everything can be replaced!

Me too.

I am replaceable and that guides my daily interactions with people. I learned early in life to treat and relate with everyone with total dignity and respect. I recognise that they can throw me out whenever they choose.

Maybe it’s me being arrogant or probably exuding overconfidence, I never place myself in a situation where someone exerts control over me.

It’s always a bad idea to give folks the opportunity to arrogate to themselves, self-importance that they don’t have and cannot have. If my source of income is tied to XYX, and XYX behaves in an untoward way, I will disqualify or blacklist myself and take an early exit. I will rob you of the opportunity to show your power.
And nothing will happen.

The sky is wide enough to contain us all, especially the determined, like me.

Tomatoes can easily be grown in the south as well.

I write this because of the recent food blockade. If I am the one making decisions, the blockade must continue.

I reserve the right to choose what I eat, and where my food must come from. I cannot continue to eat what the owner has the power to withdraw at any time. It means I am voluntarily increasing my vulnerability to external shocks and stresses. And that is very risky.

Please, bring back our blockade.

Written by Victoria Ibezim-Ohaeri.

Harvard trained Mrs Ohaeri is a barrister at law and a public affairs commentator.

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Blogger at The Oasis Reporters.

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