WE have ALL seen how the NRM/Museveni has destroyed people. From his perceived ‘comrades’ who helped him to victory, to the traditional political “opposition” who play the role of dictator’s punching bag better than that of taking state power from a dictator, to the institutions of state which now only work as accessories to the dictator’s self-interest. All these are mere shadow of themselves.
Yet there are Ugandans, who do not yet see that the state is totally broken, and the country effectively has no government in place. There are also those who ignore it all, who don’t care , they simply look the other way while the country is destroyed. There are also those who believe that somehow the dictator will stop himself, and they don’t have to do anything.
While they’re at it Museveni continues to take the preservation of self-interest to be the ONLY function of the STATE, and has positioned a political scheme after this role – that political scheme is called the NRM.
For 28 years, a country that dreamed of freedom from dictators past, finds itself right in the middle of it, grappling with endless trickery of a cunning dictator. The never spoken words are that Ugandans have been cheated, once again. Their democratic path took another detour.
The sad story is that the people of Uganda have been lied to, not only by the state but by the opposition. The more the opposition continues to pretend about its relevance, the more the dictator uses this to make a claim on democracy. As corrupt and sub-human his actions are against the people of Uganda, the only entity that shields him from revolutionary action is the Ugandan political opposition’s claims to existence and to relevance. This gives people false hope.
The people’s natural reaction to dictatorship – which is revolution, is disjointed, as much as the wider world is kept from the truth, and the dictator is naturalized by words. If a disease does not go away, it is because the medicine being used to treat it is the wrong medicine. Let me put this more directly; if Museveni has stayed in power for 28 years, this is because the methods employed to remove him were defective, not because Museveni was any wiser than any other dictator in history.
We, the young revolutionaries of Uganda, would therefore like to ask the Ugandans who have an interest in freedom; to take sober moments and reflect on what the non-defective methods of removing a dictator, and free the country might be, because this is important as we move forwards.
Young Revolution Organisation – Liberty & Freedom for the masses
When will Uganda’s “bourgeoisie” join the peaceful revolution?
Uganda’s “Working Class” – is some of the most submissive people on the planet. A history of brutal presidents has taught the populations to always run into hiding, and keep quiet about the egregious acts and conduct of the leaders.
This does not spare the “learned” “intellectuals” “working class” “business community”, “the bourgeoisie” class of the country.
The presidential age is about to be expunged from the constitution- one would imagine that this is the last straw, the intellectuals are finally going to take a stand against the regime and act.
Whereas some politicians have come out and and said this is a “do or die” moment, and have already fought in parliament to stop it – this is too little too late.
This resistance against the regime slipping the country into anarchy, has the potential to get the full backing of the masses, and mass action, but the bourgeoisie are dead silent. No voicing, no sponsorship, no demonstration, no pulling services, no withdraw of workforce – it is business as usual.
Uganda would have the same political type as North Korea other kleptocracies (rule by thieves), where the state is the one which decides the political rights of the people – as opposed to democracy where the people are in control of political destiny of the country.
What is surprising is that there are ‘political elites’ on each side of this discussion, although the regime elites are relying more on the regime military groups to marshal the opponents while the bill read or ‘debated’.
There are very many observations that have been made, as the cause of Uganda’s degeneration from the democratic promise ushered in the 1986 revolution. And that is that the political class and working class have remained complacent as freedoms of assembly, free speech, mobilization, representation, justice, were being taken away by the state, and vested in the hands of the regime leaders. All institutions
- Civil Service
It is hard to find them working for the people. This is because the educated, have become complacent in this crime. The biggest contribution they can do is a Facebook post.
The “GAPS” are in NRM “IDEOLOGY” itself
It is not the youth lacking ideology, but NRM ideology is flawed, here are the arguments
The problems facing Uganda are not “gaps”. Let us just call them that – the problems facing Uganda. They are leadership problems, or problems caused by leaders. The right way to think about these problems, is first to acknowledge that they affect every body irrespective colour, shape, worship, political party. Second is to acknowledge that; therefore the work of changing to good leadership, developing the economy, modernizing the infrastructure, transforming the social economic state of the people, industrializing the nation, securing the country, creating space, is essentially the work of every Ugandan – not a particular group of people or even regime. Every human being who is lucky enough to be born, get raised, emigrate to or otherwise permanently reside within the geographical borders of Uganda, is the right person to solve Uganda’s problems. We need to be firmly aware of this and not be bamboozled by any politician or regime.
So, if there is an “ideology” out there that says the problems affecting Uganda are due to “gaps” within a particular group of people or regime, wrong! They are due to Ugandans making bad decisions on leadership. It is not the work of particular individual, group or regime, it is the work of all of us citizens. A Ugandan is the person on whom the heavy work of developing Uganda squarely resides.
It takes the sweat, blood, tears and ingenuity of every Ugandan, on a daily basis, to produce the resources needed to develop Uganda. Whether NRM exists or not in that sense, is totally irrelevant to the equation. If you were to write a mathematical formula to develop Uganda, you world not write NRM anywhere. And it certainly would not be an NRM leader to write it.
Ugandan economy today, as it was before, is still in the category called “heavily indebted poor countries”, contrary to the so called “ideology” of the regime. The regime has been surviving of AID, Loans and swindle of local taxes.
Regime politicians keep saying Uganda is almost a middle income country by now, and is on its way to become “first world country”. Only hubris can lead one to make this categorization, and only a porridge head would believe them. Middle income countries today are the likes of Russia and China! Our economy is not engaged in production, manufacturing and export to even a tiny margin of what middle income countries above are engaged in. Even lights at home or on the streets can barely stay on for 12 hours straight.
So these are not gaps in a political party, they are gaps inherently within the thinking of the leadership.
Another example which shows a serious thinking problem with the regime is that they have been trying to take credit for population growth in Uganda! Seriously citing population figures, they say population growth is due to their good policies. Unless one has porridge in the head, even if you consider South Sudan, which has been in active war for the last 45 years, its population has grown! It was 3.9 million (in 1972), 5.2 million (in 1983) and 12.4 million (in 2015). Population of Uganda was 9.9 million (in 1972), 13.7 million (in 1983) and 39.0 million (in 2015).
So under what circumstances would a population of a country not grow? Even in war population will increase, you can’t say I led to population growth because I did not kill most of the people during this and this time! I think it is lack of scientific analysis of its own efforts, and relying on “ideology” rather than science, that the promoters of NRM become megalomaniacs (pathological egotist).
Let us consider per citizen income in a typical middle income country. The monthly income of the average citizen is not less than UGX 3,858,087/ in a middle income country. That’s the average person, monthly income.
So, what is the percentage of the same Ugandan, those earning about 4 million from all their sources put together per month, including profits from business? If you get the correct percentage of Ugandans who earn between 3,500,000 – 4,000,000/ per month, and that percentage is way above 70%, then you have a middle income country or you’re near it. If not, then you have an NRM “ideology”.
So it is not correct to assert that Uganda’s problems are just “gaps” of the regime. These are mega failures on the part of the regime yes, but then also they bear on all of us citizens. We can’t leave it to NRM to solve, it is beyond a mere group of people. It is too important for the health and future of the country.
The role of the government in power is to help you and me, the citizens to develop our country with the utmost ease and speed possible. The degree to which it does that, is the degree to which the country develops. That is the science. In Africa only Ghana is middle income – mostly due to the state of its democracy.
You can’t say that NRM is the one to develop the country, using whose money? Using whose natural resources? Using whose knowledge? That is a good example of the wrong ideology. It is even incomprehensible how learned people can continue rendering ANY service to this regime. It is not an intelligent practice.
The NRM have confused, or rather cunningly infused, their fight for power, as one and the same with the struggle to make Uganda a modern country. The two are different, we the people must know this. It is our work – in the economic, social and political spheres that can and that will develop the country.
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