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Centrism, Decentralisation and Democracy

the assumption. If the administration itself takes the lawless road, everyone else will. The sudden upsurge of tribal emotions in different parts of the country is another indication of how things might yet develop. In the beginning, much of this may appear as part of a chiaroscuro of chaos. The chaos however will be following a pattern already laid down. The resources of this nation are limited. These are up for grabs, the message has gone down, by whoever can grab them in pre-emptive operations. Disperse from your mind any notion that, when such mayhem occurs, the government will to its last breath protect the interests of the weak and the hitherto deprived; the government, nearly everybody has learnt by now, is no arbiter or adjudicator equidistant from the combatants, it itself is an interested party, with an eye always on the main chance.

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