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According to Plato in his metaphoric and poetic way of expressing higher reality, he told a story about Er, a warrior who came back to life on the funeral pyre, after having been believed dead. Er according to Plato, was said to have seen many things in the afterlife, but he was told that he must return to physical life to tell others what death is like.

According to Plato in his metaphoric and poetic way of expressing higher reality, he told a story about Er, a warrior who came back to life on the funeral pyre, after having been believed dead. Er according to Plato, was said to have seen many things in the afterlife, but he was told that he must return to physical life to tell others what death is like.


The story continues that just before he returned, he saw souls which were being prepared to be born into the physical life. They all journeyed to the Plain of Oblivion, through terrible and stifling heat, for according to Plato, “It was bare of trees and all plants, and there they camped at eventide by the River of Forgetfulness, whose waters no vessel can contain.” In accordance to the keeping of the internal cosmic laws, all the souls coming to the physical were all required to drink a measure of the water, and those who were not saved by their good sense drank more than the measure and each one as he drank forgot all things.
At a time, the souls fell asleep and at the middle of the night, there was a sound of thunder and a quaking of the earth and the souls were set upward to their birth like shooting stars. Er himself according to Plato was not allowed to drink of the water, yet how and in what way he returned to the body he said he did not know, but suddenly recovering his sight he saw himself at dawn lying on the funeral pyre.
Following the above, the major theme here is that before returning to life either through reincarnation or otherwise a certain kind “forgetting” of knowledge one has in the eternal state must take place. This philosophy is shared among esoteric scholars of different organizations; this however is not my major concern here but I want to emphasize that anyone who was not saved by his good sense, who drank more than the required measure is prone to more forgetfulness than any other who was guided by his good sense. I think this is where Gov. Rochas finds himself. He may have drank more than necessary on his journey to the physical life hence he has lost both moral and political direction.
If he that drank more is born into the physical realm of human consciousness, if such a person finds himself in any political office, he could be regarded as a mediocre. Yes, such must fulfill the principles of his karmic records by obeying the voice of mediocrity as was contained in the water of forgetfulness in the realm beyond
 I may sound as a determinist, whom I may not be, but the truth is that people have their destinies and must fulfill them whether they are aware of them or not. In the words of Homer, “No man of woman born, coward or brave, can shun his destiny.” Yes, no one can shun his destiny, not even a mediocre in political leadership. No degree of mystical incantations at any roundabout and knowledge attainable by man will be able to set him above the decree contained in the water of forgetfulness which has hitherto determined his future.
I know I will die one day, but I am not afraid of death now because I am alive in HIM in other to speak the truth to humanity. I wish to inform my readers however that a mediocre is a naïve person, one who is often very loud, over confident and small-minded who on the other hand, may not realize his deficiencies while over praising his works. The mediocre small-mindedness is very conspicuous and unless he is made to realize it politely, he will cast his unconditional wrath on whoever lampoons and criticizes him.
It becomes very difficult to correct a mediocre as a result of his low political leadership quality, the Shakespearean admonition, “Speak low, if you speak love” does not make any logical meaning in the working encyclopedia of a mediocre hence he sits very complacently on a serious issue of state or national interest and ends up personalizing it.
A political mediocre finds it very difficult to curtail reckless expenses as he prefers molding of statues of corrupt leaders to payment of salaries, gratuities and pension.  Mediocrity is a serious disease and may finally lead to serious disaster. In Imo, the show of political cum economic deficiencies occasioned by ignorance, incompetent and mediocrity in leadership speaks volume.  The execution of China projects is the product of mediocrity in leadership. This is causing us more harm than good and something has to be done fast.
A mediocre is always rash and abrasive and can easily be faulted when it comes to exerting true leadership qualities and being focused on life-impacting projects. A mediocre sense of judgment is usually hampered by his obvious limitations as he is usually loquacious always meaning “B” when he says “A”. He is always on a defensive and unaccommodating side in so far as it projects and favors his noxious and illicit ambition in enmeshing wealth.
Wait a moment; Owelle has wasted a lot of money than any other previous administrations in Imo state. The facts are there to verify by anyone who is interested to do so. Last year, it was alleged that Gov. Rochas spent more than #700 million hosting the First Lady during her visit, the same year, Gov. Rochas as was also alleged by some people spent over #650 million on Christmas road decorations. It takes a mediocre and a visionless leader to spend such among of money on frivolous decoration while owing pensioners and workers. As if such meant nothing to Gov. Rochas, he used a huge and enormous amount of money as was alleged (#520 million) and erected a statue of a well known world corrupt leader. O mediocrity is a disease! All these are happening in my dear state Imo and some elites are keeping sealed lips.      
A mediocre may not be bordered on how he spends states money on his personal and selfish interest while the masses are dying of hunger. The youths are neglected and denied of their job opportunities in their homeland while money circulates only around them and their family members. I was rushed to the hospital last week as a result of shock when it was again alleged that more than #520 million was used to erect the statue of Liberian outgoing President in Imo State. I make bold to ask, what are all these statues for? Do they have more spiritual meanings than we could imagine? Are the statues representation of some higher cosmic forces aimed at caging, hypnotizing and mesmerizing Imolites the more?
Any government that does not have the interest of the poor masses at heart is led by a mediocre. I saw this mediocre coming years ago, and I kept shouting but nobody listened to me. Today, we see them making very phony and prosaic remark on their puny economic policies which have given many food for thought. Some, both at the state and federal levels sing their glory as a result consolidating the hell fire we have seen.
A mediocre leader does not want to initiate new policies and even when he does; it must be hampered by his limitations thereby foreclosing the possibility of growth or progress. To a mediocre, progress is always adjusted to suit his limited horizon; this makes it easy for him to paint pictures of his puny deeds in a large and voluminous book and on different media, in order to inform the world that business is fine while the poor masses in his state are dying of hunger occasioned by unemployment and bad governance.
A mediocre lacks the proper knowledge required for the effective usage and management of both human and material resources. The utilization of human resources constantly confuses the mediocre to the extent that any bright and brilliant person is a threat to his position and authority. Any constructive criticism is an invitation to intimidation and threat which he uses his executive office to issue. He will always use his office to persecute and frustrate the people under him.
Greatness to a mediocre is all about looting both the state and the local government treasury in as much as his selfish interest is satisfied. A mediocre chief executive work to impoverish others and mislead them. He does not obey court ruling; he is unjust and reacts to opposition the way Pentecostal deliverance Pastors react to demons. His distorted approach to the issues of justice makes him a bully. In the words of Thomas Aquinas, “Justice means rendering to each one his right.” St. Isidore on the other hand infers that “A man is said to be just because he respects the rights of others.” The administration of a mediocre does not have respect for the rights of others. This is absolute moral evil.
This {moral evil}according to philosophy of religion is evil purposely or consciously perpetrated by man on his fellow men. In the description of Reichenbach, moral evil is all the instances of pain and sufferings physically and mentally and all states of affairs significantly disadvantageous to the organism which are caused by actions for which {a mediocre}human agents can be held morally blameworthy. It is indeed the case of moral evils according to Professor Pantaleon that the reality of God is most put to question.
Today almost everybody in Imo State is asking God certain questions that only God himself can answer. Why O God have you allowed us to be subjected? Are you still there O God? What wrong have we done? It appears that the gods of our various Local Governments whose allocation monies are constantly manipulated have joined Imo people to question God thus “what wrong have we done too?”
Dear reader, do remember that every great truth begins as blasphemy. There is an order even in the colony of ants. Like the sayings of Brahmana, “ Any man may make a mistake, but none but a fool will continue in it.” For Thomas Aquinas, “When the conscience is purified, the will is strengthened.” The chief executive should bear in mind that a leader is one who, out of madness or goodness; volunteers to take upon himself the woe of the people for no government can remain stable in an unstable and hungry society.            

 

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