It’s a travesty of genuine humour for the French President, Emmanuel Macron to admonish Nigerians on how they have to build their countries themselves and how to be successful. For the past fifty years, France has ensured that fifteen FRANCOPHONE AFRICAN countries have zero monetary sovereignty. These countries deposit over 50% of their foreign exchange with France and anytime they have to make use of the funds, they borrow it at huge interest rates. How absurd!
Before we delve into any technicalities, kindly read Harry G. Frankfurt’s 2005 essay titled, “On Bullshit.” It’s an essay that presents a theory of bullshit and defines the concept and analyses the applications of bullshit in the contexts of communication. Frankfurt determines that bullshit is speech intended to persuade (a.k.a. rhetoric), without regard for the truth. The liar cares about the truth and attempts to hide it; the bullshitter doesn’t care if what they say is true or false, but rather only cares whether or not their listener is persuaded. Continue ReadingRead More »