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