As long as the National Assembly, the Senate and the county assemblies are populated by morally bankrupt, intellectually half-baked elements solely preoccupied with primitive accumulation
, self-preservation and the occasional free lunch, then the likes of the Nation and the SRC will continue having adversaries within those chambers meant for people's representatives.Truth is, we have been going round this circle of castigating MPs' greed for ages because we have perfected the art of doublespeak.
Hall, Steve, and Simon Winlow 2007 "Cultural Criminology and Primitive Accumulation
: A Formal Introduction for Two Strangers Who Should Really Become More Intimate." Crime, Media, Culture 3(1): 82-90.
Buhari said: '' I ...want to assure that we will continue to engage all parties that have the best interest of Nigerians at heart...Our government will remain inclusive and our doors will remain open...It is the only way to build the country of our dream; safe, secure, prosperous and free of impunity and primitive accumulation
by those entrusted with public offices.' But Adams Oshiomhole, the national chairman of the president's All Progressives Congress, APC, has presented what contradicts his master's position.
Not surprisingly such public servants built institutions that no doubt outlived their time, only to see such institutions destroyed eventually by the envenomed appetite of primitive accumulation
that started among some of Kenyatta's 'president's men,' continued with Daniel Moi at some geometric progression and blossomed into complete madness as we know it today.
During the first phase of primitive accumulation
, the brutal conquest of the colonies, slavery, and the enclosure of the commons were all "under-criminalized." Resistance to colonial brutality, and petty crimes of survival by those who had been stripped of access to the means of subsistence were over-criminalized.
The Cultural Production of Intellectual Property Rights: Law, Labor, and the Persistence of Primitive Accumulation
Federici, Sylvia, Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation
The primitive accumulation
that characterizes their relation to Nature clashes sharply with the vision of the diminishing breed of planners and architects who have a clear notion of what it takes to benefit from Nature's magnificence while preserving it for future generations.
In spite of Wikipedia's claim that "Adam Smith's account of primitive-original accumulation depicted a peaceful process, in which some workers laboured more diligently than others and gradually built up wealth, eventually leaving the less diligent workers to accept living wages for their labour," Smith is hardly an originator of the idea of primitive accumulation
. The biblical Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30), for example, speaks of accumulated wealth to be invested.
Inequality has widened on the back of the gap between returns on capital and returns on labour on the one hand and the persistent primitive accumulation
in the form of looting in different sectors of the economy on the other, the think-tank said in a news release Friday.