Democracy Africa Style

I found the following meaning of the word” democracy” in Wikipedia which you can see at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democracy

Democracy is a form of government in which all citizens have an equal say in the decisions that affect their lives. Ideally, this includes equal (and more or less direct) participation in the proposal, development and passage of legislation into law. It can also encompass social, economic and cultural conditions that enable the free and equal practice of political self-determination. The term comes from the Greek: δημοκρατία – (dēmokratía) “rule of the people”,[1] which was coined from δῆμος (dêmos) “people” and κράτος (Kratos) “power”, in the middle of the 5th-4th century BC to denote the political systems then existing in some Greek city-states, notably Athens following a popular uprising in 508 BC.[2]

The first sentence gives a wonderful concept of what democracy should mean and be in an ideal world. As I get older, I am sorry to say that I am getting rather more cynical. Sadly,”Democracy African Style” does not encompass the original Greek concept of this word. What in effect happens in Africa is that the majority give the power to certain people to rule over them and in most cases not in the voters best interests. The individuals voted into power become a brotherhood for self enrichment of family and friends. Once in a position of power it is extremely difficult to get them out. I defy anyone to name one African country that has not followed this trend and sadly I include South Africa near the top of the tree.

More Africans have died at the hands of Africans in power than were ever killed by the colonial powers. Here again I defy anyone to prove me wrong. One of the root causes of this is plain tribalism which is still rife throughout Africa.

During the rule of the colonial powers in Africa the clarion call was to free the inhabitants of this tyranny. In my humble opinion the tyranny that exists in Africa is far worse and a great deal more sinister.

Most of us have read Alan Paton’s book “Cry the Beloved Country’’ which he wrote during the apartheid years. This book was on the banned list.  As a parting thought I wonder what the contents of his book would be if he wrote it today. The title would stay the same but the contents would in all probability be vastly different.

Butch Hannan

PRICELESS IMMIGRANT RESUME!!!

This is not mine and I do not know where it came from. I received it on WhatsApp. There is so much hidden truth in the piece that I feel it is well worth repeating. I have modified it slightly. My apologies to the author.

PRICELESS!

  • They are not happy in Gaza…
  • They are not happy in Egypt….
  • They are not happy in Libya…
  • They are not happy in Morocco…
  • They are not happy in Iran….
  • They are not happy in Iraq…
  • They are not happy in Syria…
  • They are not happy I Lebanon….

SO…WHERE ARE THEY HAPPY?

  • They are happy in Australia…
  • They are happy in Canada…
  • They are happy in England…
  • They are happy in France…
  • They are happy in Italy…
  • They are happy in Germany…
  • They are happy in Sweden…
  • They are happy in the USA…
  • They are happy in Norway…
  • They are happy in Holland…
  • They are happy in Denmark..

BASICALLY, they are happy in every country that is not Muslim and unhappy in every country that is!

AND WHO DO THEY BLAME?

  • Not Islam.
  • Not their leadership.
  • Not themselves.

AND THEN

They want to change those countries to be like, ”THE COUNTRY THEY CAME FROM WHERE THEY WERE UNHAPPY”!!

Excuse me, but I cannot help wondering..

How dumb can you get?

Everyone is wondering why Muslim Terrorists are so quick to commit suicide.

Let us have a look at the evidence:

  • No Christmas
  • No Television
  • No Football
  • No pork chops,
  • No hot dogs
  • No burgers
  • No beer
  • No bacon
  • Rags for clothes
  • Towels for hats
  • Constant wailing from some guy in a tower
  • More than one wife
  • More than one mother in law
  • You cannot shave
  • Your wife cannot shave
  • You cannot wash off the smell of donkeys
  • You cook over burning camel shit
  • Your wife is picked by someone else for you
  • And your wife smells worse than you donkey

 Then they tell them that “when they die, it all gets better”???

Well no  Sherlock!… It is not like it could get much worse!!!