Monday, November 11, 2013


Not so long ago in the Africa I grew up in it was quite a common phenomenon that a father of a home would pull in at 04h30 in the crack of dawn with parts of his face doused in white ash while reciting a tall tale of being abducted by ghosts for the whole night. Normally what would have delayed the fairy-tale husband would be the warm bosom of another woman.  The women saw through the idiocy but could only suffer in silence because contradicting a husband was one of many punishable offences in a number of traditional-codes where patriarchy was not only tolerated but promoted. This phenomenon still persists in present day but the excuses have become modern yet the idiocy inherent is still the same.

One can only watch in shock how the sustainable expose of Edward Snowden has invoked the very demons of idiocy in the NSA of America. It is a subject that does not need much study to figure out why idiocy and secrecy are peas in a pod. It has been proven time and again that an idiotic state of mind is not an innovative one because to, “blame it on the ghost” is as lame an excuse as, “blame it on the alcohol”. Idiocy is just a cheap trick juggler and wisdom never forms part of its “clever” passing show.

One of the main reasons why idiocy is prevalent in third world Africa as it is in allegedly first world America is the need for secrecy  in order to facilitate the unscrupulous accumulation of the influential few. Where there is a need for secrecy, idiocy will always rear its dumb head. It does no matter if such secrecy is required in "medieval" Africa where the burning loin is covered with a mere piece of cowhide, or in twenty first century America where  officials are dressed in well-tailored Armani suits and where manufacturing of terrorists has become a “logical” industrial necessity to justify the perpetration of the American war machine that serves as solid business base for corporations that have made it their business to profit from the spilling of blood of innocent people.

Having a low embarrassment threshold, it was with a flushed face that I had to watch Guantanamo Prison officials on Russia Today news channel, trying to idiotically  justify certain inhumane procedures employed on the prisoners. One official in a matter-of-factly tone mentioned that the force-feeding by using a tube on the prisoners is actually a painless procedure and that it only feels “strange” when inserted in the nostril. In furthering the idiocy, the official “proved” his theory by pointing out that the reason he ascertained that it is not painful is because the prisoners, “choose” the nostril they prefer.

Had I had been under the care of Guantanamo when I had to take successive painful injections for a serious infection, I would have been passed off as an enjoyer of the needle, it may seem. When the doctor started to tap-tap on the syringe to dispel the air bubbles I would hastily direct him to the butt chick that was less painful. The reason I would choose a particular butt-chick was because the injection was painful and not because I was enjoying it.

The expectation is that when moving thousands of miles away from GTMO (Guantanamo) which is a first world torture facility to Swaziland which is more or less a third world dictatorship, there would be fluctuation in the levels of idiocy, but such is not the case; catching idiocy is as similar as catching the flue. When looking at the parallels you find that the idiocy is literally verbatim regardless of geographical area, race, religion, or social status.

Recently when king Mswati III of Swaziland announced the name change of the oppressive Tinkhundla regime and that the name change was an instruction from God who spoke to him through stormy weather, the average reaction was that of shock at the level of idiocy contained within the announcement. Even though the ruler of the tiny African dictatorship is not known for his eloquence, he is not what could be termed as a complete idiot. As much as the “name from God” is a contradictory “Monarchical Democracy”, it is known that Swazi officials, including the king do get quizzed now and again on the plurality of the undemocratic Tinkhundla system and i guess the king thought he could finally-put-the-matter-to-bed and quash all the yapping that was going on. But the laws of idiocy maintained that from then onward he was not only required to explain what Tinkhundla is, but he now has to explain to English speaking people what Monarchical Democracy is.

From its inception in 1978 the Tinkhundla governing system of Swaziland was supposed to serve as a tool to maintain some level of secrecy in order that the different types of accumulation for the royal family could be perpetrated without the greater population being the wiser, hence the the populace funded Tibiyo Takangwane still being "held in trust for the nation" by Mswati III with the clarity of its legal ownership being a question considered seditious ramblings by the powers that be.

There are a number of idiotic statements that have been uttered by Tinkhundla officials in order to maintain the secrecy and to keep the secret out of public debate. A recent being the dangerous statement by finance minister Majozi Sithole when he misled all involved that Swaziland was out of the financial crisis when it got the allowance from Southern African Customs Union (SACU).  Sithole knew better than most people that Swaziland was in a financial crisis before Swaziland got into the present financial crisis but he uttered the statement as a form of sleeping pill to the populace so that the issue that had become less secretive could get out of public scrutiny, and they, as employees of the regime could get on with the job of siphoning state funds for themselves, the royal family and the elite.

So regardless if it is an idiotic statement issued by a US GTMO official that there is transparency when GTMO radio station is not even allowed to broadcast GTMO news, or if it is issued by Swaziland government spokesperson Percy Simelane saying that South Africa thinks it has a better democracy because it is better at soccer; it doesn't matter; idiocy is idiocy. The idiocy and the quality thereof is usually, most times than not, brought about by the level of secrecy needed in order that a few can benefit at the expense of the many.

The stooges of profit will sell Privacy and Secrecy as the same difference while their real definitions are miles apart from the hypnosis flashed on the silver screens. The point is that GTMO is not a phenomenon that is exclusive to the Cuban soil which is being held at sanction-point by America, but that GTMO is a cruel enterprise that can be easily exported as Iraq has learned the hard way.

America is presently constructing a costly embassy in Swaziland which has brought confusion to some of us as the investment does not seem to be complimenting the strategic potential. Instead of America decreasing its mission to dictatorship Swaziland, it looks like it has just begun arriving and the intentions can only be content for speculation while we contemplate the future of the headquarters of AFRICOM which is at present located in grumpy spied-upon Germany.

The second point is that when the shit hits the fan, it is not only Swazis that will be abducted by ghosts, but a good number of Americans will come along for the paranormal ride if the unhealthy tendency of America of playing forked tongued snakes and sliding ladders with known dictatorships is not brought to a screeching halt by the American people. It has also become public discourse that it is not the American people that are perpetrating atrocities around the world but that the American governing tool is held hostage by corporations that are using it for profiteering, and that the American people are just as victims as the rest of us.

 So when king Mswati III and his wives visit Las Vegas to splurge, it would be prudent of Americans to take part of the responsibility for indiscriminately distributing AID to known dictatorships like Swaziland, claiming to have oversight on the matter while escalating corruption of the government has proved otherwise. This practice of cushioning dictatorships by propping up state affairs through funding parts of the economy, has been part of the problem that has sustained the abuse of human rights, especially in Africa. It is fact that now we do speak English in Africa, which part of is thanks to financial AID, but the multi lingual trick hasn't resulted in reduced poverty and there is no need for algebra to figure that out because hunger has a distinct smell. 

The fact is that the globe is becoming smaller with advancement in communication and transportation, and what was once a physical border can easily be turned into one country with a click of a button. So my problem in seemingly insignificant Swaziland can easily turn itself into a walking-talking-and-asking-embarrassing-questions-in-Washington-DC, like the Pakistani family which was in America recently to ask the reason why their grandmother and mother had to be bombed by a drone.

It is also clear that beyond Edward Snowden’s expose, the spying/secrecy machinery would have come up with more secure measures to prevent being found out in the future and that under such wolf tendencies, it does not matter if one comes from Lesotho or America, and that in the eyes of the wolves all is prey regardless of nationality, religious or ethnic background. So it looks like the cruel idiocy is about to reproduce abundantly and while we continue to define ourselves as this and that and not as human beings, the wolves will gorge themselves to obesity. 

It is clear that it is not about nationality or any other label anymore, but about those that want to serve themselves at the death of many and those that see value in the selfless service to others. To reiterate that American exceptionalism is just a hoax sold by the agents of big industry to create a cult like atmosphere so that Americans can think that they are different from other human being when the reality is that we are equal with different talents; the prime law of these bloodsuckers has always been divide and rule, and it will be always be divide and kill even if it comes dressed in the church cloth.

 It would serve as some sort of comedy to mention that Swaziland, a country with 69% of the population living in poverty, with the highest HIV/AIDS prevalence in the whole world, also has been sold the idea of exceptionalism, and there is a good number of Swazi people that believe the delusion that they are exceptional in comparison to other human beings. In my opinion Swazi people that believe in the delusion called Swazi-Exceptionalism feel stronger about their exceptionalism that Americans who believe in American-Exceptionalism. With the Swazi people, exceptionalism is a thing of deep emotion that has been sold as tradition and culture by those that serve themselves at the suffering of others because bloodsuckers are all over the globe.

 The only thing that seems to be American-Exceptionalism is the "Lone-gunman" phenomenon that has defied science's scrutiny, which only leaves the conclusion that it is a product "made in America", which should have Americans asking who the target market is supposed to be for this sick product and who is manufacturing it because nobody just ups and starts shooting up the neighborhood. The reason for Muslim extremism is known and the sicko in Norway was clearly trying to set up a NAZI franchise. What beats me is why Americans are not asking themselves why the lone-gunmen phenomenon is only happening in America on such a regular basis.  

I guess the whole point is to inspire reflective thinking on the division and that most of the schisms are a decoy from the fact that we are all human beings and the only difference is that there are those that are hard at work to bring suffering to fellow human beings and there are those that are working towards their fellow human being’s positive evolution. So when Mswati III's  wives are spotted in Las Vegas spending like there is no tomorrow, Americans must know that the joke is on them too because American taxpayer’s money does indirectly fund the lifestyle of Mswati III who has  to finance the expensive taste of more than ten wives who have acquired the taste for the Gucci look.  We are all being taken for a ride by these Takers and people of the first world think the joke is on the people of the third world when the joke is on all of us.

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