Da me again-ooooo, my people.Da me Paul. Who doesn’t know me, my people? My mou’hna scared seh. Da me say so. You like it, jacko; you na like it, Jack-o’-Lantern.
Something has been annoying me for years, and I want to write about it today, and, that is, I don’t like the idea of people stopping mosquitoes from sucking our blood. In fact, every time I think about it, I feel like establishing the Armed Forces of Mosquitoes. This is also why I once proposed the establishment of PUPROM – People United for the Promotion of the Rights of Mosquitoes.
Let’s stop frustrating mosquitoes’ in their effort to suck our blood. Let’s stop ill-treating mosquitoes all because they suck our blood. Let’s top slapping them day and night all because they suck our blood. Let’s stop using deadly spray on mosquitoes all because they suck our blood. Let us stop hiding ourselves from mosquitoes through the use of mosquito nets. Let mosquitoes be allowed to suck our blood day and night, morning and evening. Let us leave mosquitoes alone. Let us stop making life difficult or unlivable for them. It is all about survival. They, too, like us, want to survive. Let’s leave mosquitoes alone.
It is wicked and insensitive to kill them. It is wicked to use mosquito coil on them. It is wicked to spray them. It is wicked to slap them when they try to suck around our ears. It is even stupid to use mosquito nets against these poor creatures. Let us leave mosquitoes alone. Let them be given unhindered access to our bodies. Let them suck and live. Leave mosquitoes alone, my people.
Nobody can kill us for eating cassava or rice. Nobody sprays us for eating bug-a-bug. No one uses coil on us all because we eat banana. No one hunts us down when we kill an opossum, goat, catfish, or cassava snake for food. These are the things that we human beings eat, and no one harms us for fetching them.
Now, have we ever wondered what the food is for mosquitoes? It is blood. It is blood. I repeat – it is blood. Mosquitoes suck blood. It is the only food that they know and eat. Let us leave them alone.
Mosquitoes do not eat rice; they suck blood. Let us leave them alone. Mosquitoes do not swallow fufu or dumboy or GB; they suck blood. Let us leave them alone.
Mosquitoes do not drink beer, stout, soft drinks, Lukuzade, Rox, Savannah Dry, Vimto or milk; they suck blood. They do not even eat ice cream; they suck blood. Let us leave them alone.
Let everybody hear it loudly and clearly. Mosquitoes suck blood. It is their food. They do not eat torgborgee rice, fried greens rice, palm butter rice, cassava leaves rice or joy of ice. They suck blood, and it is the only food they take in.
Mosquitoes suck blood, my people. If we stop them from sucking blood, what do we expect them to eat? If we stop them from suck our blood, how do we expect them to survive? What makes us wicked so? We human beings do everything to survive on other animals, but we hate for other animals to survive on us. This is selfishness beyond proportion. It seems we human beings have no conscience.
We run behind bees to their hives and dig out their honey, and we and our children eat it happily, but we don’t want mosquitoes to suck our blood. Let us leave mosquitoes alone. Let them have access to their food, too. Let mosquitoes be allowed to suck us because it is the only way that they, too, can live.
Besides, they didn’t make themselves. It is God who made them. They are part of God’s beautiful creation. And I believe it is not mosquitoes that choose to suck blood. It is the Creator who has made them so. God could get angry with us for treating mosquitoes like this. Let us leave mosquitoes alone. Let them be allowed to suck our blood and survive. It is the only food they eat.
Seriously, my people, aren’t these points to ponder?