Monday, 20 February 2017

We "deserve the nonsense Mugabe, the madness must stop" says Dzamara - yes but how.

“Zanu PF and its appendages undermine our intelligence but we seem to enjoy their act of mockery. For some mysterious reasons, we seem to enjoy their shenanigans. How we are a gullible audience to their tomfoolery is mind boggling,” wrote Patson Dzamara in The Zimbabwean.
“One is therefore tempted to believe that we deserve all this nonsense Mugabe and his minions have been dishing to us. While we engage in our meaningless debates we have become a bunch of spineless cowards and shallow analysts.

“I am afraid that ‘cowards and analysts’ won’t take us out of this pit of failure and despondency, people who are action oriented will and I choose to be one

Your sense of frustration is palpable. You might be interested to know that you are certainly not one of the herd of “spineless cowards and shallow analysts” because it takes it takes intelligence to see that something is wrong and courage to acknowledge it.

“Insanity,” said Albert Einstein, “is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

The insane person will not even notice the folly of their actions, the minute you stop and question the futility of it all; you seize to be insane, you are cured!

You, Dzamara, are one of the few Zimbabweans who have figured it out for themselves the madness of our failed system of government; that is no mean achievement. Sadly, there millions of Zimbabweans who have yet to attain the same level of political enlightenment and many never will!

Mugabe and his minions’ tomfoolery have gone beyond being funny, it is causing untold human misery and hundreds of thousands of human lives are being lost unnecessarily. Unemployment has soared to 90%, millions now live in abject poverty and even the most basic services such as health, education and clean running water have all but collapse due to lack of funds, etc. all because of Zanu PF misrule. And yet Mugabe, his family and cronies are loaded with cash.

It is heart breaking that millions of our fellow Zimbabweans are wallowing in misery and burying their died along the way and the penny has not yet dropped so they can see for themselves that this is totally wrong and do something to stop the madness. Zimbabwe’s economic and political problems are all man-made and therefore per se are within the power of any other mortal to put right; that is the quantum leap that millions of Zimbabweans have failed to make!

It was out of sheer desperation and not reason, that many Zimbabweans finally accept that Mugabe was a failed leader. The fact that they embraced Morgan Tsvangirai as their alternative leader is proof their actions were guided by desperation and not reason. Tsvangirai has turned out to be breathtakingly incompetent and corrupt.

If these people had asked themselves why Mugabe had been such a total disaster for the nation, they would have realised he was a corrupt and murderous tyrant. They would have kicked themselves for having elected him leader in the first place but, more significant, they would have made sure they never make a similar mistake ever again. They would have never elected Tsvangirai then.

Even now with a mountain of evidence that Tsvangirai and his MDC friends are corrupt and incompetent and that they sold out during the GNU by failing to get even one reform implemented; there is still a herd of wildebeest who still continue to follow them as blindly as ever.

As a nation, we sure have more than our fair share of the mentally challenged. We are in this political and economic mess because a very large number of Zimbabweans are insane and as long as they remain in the looney sin-bin this nation has no chance of ever getting out of this hell-hole.

“This madness must be stopped and we must act decisively now,” concluded Dzamara.

If the people were conscious of their madness they will be cure, as I said. Madness is not like a wound which everyone can see and acknowledge; those who are mad do not even know they have the mental affliction.

How are you going to stop these MDC-T supporters, for example, believing Tsvangirai’s tomfoolery that the party will stop Zanu PF rigging the 2018 elections even though the party has once again failed to implement even one reform? The same supporters were foolish enough to believe Tsvangirai and company that MDC would win the 2013 elections regardless of the warning this would not happen, not without implementing the reforms first. History is about to repeat itself again and the insane are hoping for a different result!

If we can stop the horde of opposition politicians and their mindless supporters who keep contesting these flawed elections for the selfish purpose of winning the few seats Zanu PF gives away as bait; we will end this vicious circle of Zanu PF rigging elections to retain its tyrannical rule in perpetuity. 


Patrick Guramatunhu said...

The fanatical support of political leaders is a serious problem and unless we can deal with this madness we will never get out of this hell-on-earth, I agree. It is this fanatical madness that has kept President Mugabe in power all these year.
For those of us who fought in the liberation war, wielding the gun and winning that war has left many of us convinced that we are special and know it all and what is best. Having the gun and then, after independence, the political muscle to impose their will on the nation has only served to reinforce this dogmatic delusion of being special into an unshakable creed.
People like Jabulani Sibanda, Douglas Nyikayaramba and all the other Zanu PF hot heads have never understood the concept of multiparty democracy, democratic competition, public debate, etc. because the totally subscribed to the view that Zanu PF and its leaders are the best there is. To question that premise was to question their own self-belief as being the best. Even in the face of mounting evidence that Mugabe and his ruling elite were incompetent, corrupt and tyrannical still hot-head like Nyikayaramba would not accept their blind loyalty in the tyrant was misplaced.
It was taken 36 years for war veterans like Mahiya and Matemadanda to finally accept that President Mugabe had been stringing them along, his promise to make them rich “tomorrow” was but a mirage. But even then, many of these betrayed war veterans have failed to accept that they too had betrayed the people by ruthlessly imposing the tyrant on the nation.
No amount of reason or logic can ever penetrate the thick heads of the self-righteous and officious thug! MDC supporters have become just as fanatical or be it their fanaticism is born out of ignorance and desperation. Ending their madness is near impossible! “Matamba mambishi!” (Their heads are as hard and unpalatable as raw trifoliate orange) as one would say in Shona.

Patrick Guramatunhu said...

@ Chamunorwa

“Voting rights should be enjoyed by educated people who are able to discuss and understand the policies for which their political candidates stand for. Voting should be for people who can think critically and make wise decisions,” you said.

This is the argument we use to deny those under the age of 18 years the right to vote. The minute you extend the argument beyond the age limit it becomes a problem because it because an incentive to keep the ignorant, ignorant and thus deny them a meaningful say in the governance of the country. This is exactly what we had before independence!

Giving everyone above the age of 18 the right to vote has not worked because the Zanu PF regime has deliberately kept the masses ignorant by stifling all debate, democratic competition and denying them freedom of expression and a free media. The regime has gone on further and used dirty vote rigging tactics to force the people to vote for it or else falsify the result to create the impression the people voted for it.

The solution to our flawed electoral system is to reform it so that everyone is well informed and the election process is free, fair and credible. The wheel is a great invention and it works; we should not try to re-invent the wheel just because we have people, for their own selfish reasons, do not want the vehicle to go anywhere.

Nomusa Garikai said...

Zimbabwe has many learned people and even boast of having one of the highest literacy rates in Africa. What good is all this book knowledge if we cannot use it to help us think? Some of our madness is due to lack of common sense.

Many of our disadvantaged rural people have lost confidence in Morgan Tsvangirai for example because they know he has failed, many do not know the full details of his selling out during the GNU but know he messed up. This is in stark contrast to some of our intelligentsia some of them have diplomas, degrees and PhDs and yet they are the ones still foolishly and blindly follow Tsvangirai!

Nomusa Garikai said...

As he marked his 93rd birthday on Tuesday, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe signalled that he had no intention of retiring any time soon and voiced support for US President Donald Trump’s policy of putting his country’s interests first.

It is the hallmark of tyrants to see themselves as God's special gift to the nation even when their track record show that they have been a curse to the nation as Mugabe's record shows!

How I wish these MDC idiots had implemented the reforms when they had the chance to do so; we would not be having this discussion right now as the tyrant would have been booted out in a free, fair and credible election!

Nomusa Garikai said...

Is Grace Mugabe the next president of Zimbabwe!

If Zanu PF can arrange for a "corpse" to win elections, there is no doubt the party can get Grace to win a landslide victory! The only realistic chance of stopping Grace becoming the next president is for us to ensure the elections are free, fair and credible - something that has seemingly become mission impossible!

Nomusa Garikai said...

According to a leaked memo, dated January 2, 2017 and addressed to school heads in Manicaland province, each civil servant is expected to fork out $1, school development committees (SDCs) $10, secondary schools $15 and boarding schools $100.

The memo was written by a public service district inspector for Nyanga.

This is a nightmare but one that we can easily end by demanding the implementation of democratic reforms. MDC should have implemented the reforms during the GNU, they sold-out and failed to get even one reform implemented in five years. Still, we can get the reforms implemented if we only showed some political will and resolve!

Nomusa Garikai said...

It is not the grand coalition that will deliver real political and economic change in Zimbabwe, this is just an opposition camp (well supported and encourage by Zanu PF operatives) side show to take attention away from the real big issue - implementing the democratic reforms. The opposition have failed to get even one reform implemented and thus the door is wide open for Zanu PF to once again rig the elections!

Morgan Tsvangirai and his MDC friends should have implemented the reforms during the GNU; they did not because President Mugabe bribed them. Zanu PF went on to blatantly rigged the 2013 elections and, still with no reforms in place, is set to do the same in 2018. Tsvangirai and company are deceiving the Zimbabwe people with stories of an opposition coalition winning the election, as it the coalition is all the nation needed!

Zimbabwe is in a serious economic mess which it cannot address as long as Zanu PF remain in power; we therefore cannot afford yet another rigged elections that will allow Zanu PF to remain in power. In other words the nation cannot afford the luxury of going along with yet another MDC-T and company lie of regime change when there is all the evidence that this is just another lie!

The consequences of failing to stop Zanu PF rigging the 2013 elections are the increased economic misery economic meltdown has brought to this nation. The degree of poverty in Zimbabwe is now so bad many people are dying unnecessarily because the health service has all but collapse and /or medical treatment is now a luxury many cannot afford. If Zanu PF rigs the 2018 elections, signs are this is a given, Zimbabwe will sink into new depths of economic chaos, many more people will suffer and many more will die than are doing so now.

This situation cannot go on like this for much longer, the country is in real danger of descend into social and political chaos! We have all seen it coming and now it the eleventh hour, our last chance, to do something before the nation fall over the edge into the abyss. We must refuse Tsvangirai's false claims that an opposition coalition will stop Zanu PF dragging the nation over the edge.

We must demand the implementation of the reforms BEFORE the next elections. If we can force Tsvangirai and his opposition friends not to contest these flawed elections we can yet save this nation from certain disaster.