Its been quite a while since I posted, I was not just lazy to post but rather I had grown disillusioned by the charade of politics. When I first dabbled into politics, I was just 17 and I had romantic ideas as to what politics can do, how it can right the wrongs of the world and give everyone a fair chance. I also felt that there would be politicians out there that would share the same ideals that through their leadership the world's flaws can be corrected. I naively held on to that dream that a right person or a right group of people can still change the world. It was not until late last year that I woke up from the dream and realised politics for what it is - a fallacious game one that I have decided I do not want to participate.
It is true that politicians are not concerned about anyone else except themselves, democracy in its purest sense is a myth. Its not only African politicians I am talking about its even the Western leaders the people who use their money to preach democracy knowing fully that its unachievable. Its like a mirage in desert you keep thinking you are getting nearer to it until it disappears. I started to read widely on topics such as democracy and the forms of government world-over trying to see if I could find a system that were compatible for with my beliefs what politics should represent. I am afraid to say that there is no system, there is no government or any other authority that correctly practices politics that changes the world for the better.
Take for example former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who professes to be a Christian now, having converted to Catholicism in 2007. Even after he converted he cannot bring himself to apologise to the people of Iraq as well as families of Iraq, UK and US soldiers that lost their sons and daughters in war for oil. It is this type of hypocrisy that typifies many politicians today from America to Zimbabwe. You see what these leaders fail to tell you is that, they are no longer in charge. No decision today is done which is in favour of the people to whom these politicians work for, instead they seek to protect the big businesses, the rich and powerful elite.
So I have news for you if you want to change the world start a business, become so big and influential, just like Murdoch's media empire in UK which now is considered as influence on who will govern Britain. Anything else like party politics is a waste of time as any decisions that are made by the people for the people are vetoed by those with vested interests.I can give many examples of decisions that stink from here to high heavens, like the Trafigura case which threatened to sue anyone who reported about the damages of oil spill, the release of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi from Scottish prisons was lobbied by BP.
If you are looking for a more recent case then look at how Wikileaks was fought not only by the government but by big businesses as well like Amazon, PayPal, Mastercard, etc. Without any money you do not have any voice, noone will listen to you, you cannot buy influence regardless of how popular you are, the only thing that matters now is money.