We want change, honest and real change.
But naturally, greedy opinion leaders will step into the frame, hoping to ride on our backs and advance their personal goals.
For our insatiable artists, notably the musicians, it is time to run to recording studios to cut half baked tributes for Bingu and sugar laced praises for JB, expecting us to buy their idea wholesale and patronise or make famous such cheap art.
Things change and actually, a couple of songs that often make the list at political rallies have already lost their ‘Angwazi’ part [formerly ‘Atcheya’].
Instead, ‘Angwazi’ has been replaced with ‘Amayi’ in reference to JB. Same cheap acts.
As usual, after some time, some musicians’ and politicians’ tune will change and go against the JB flow and they’ll want us to go with that vibe.
Anyway, that is what they have known us to deserve and we have never adequately resisted such imprudence.
My simple point is that I feel stupid for being the one on whose head all these games are played.
May I be schooled, for instance; from the day Bingu died to the time people–notably the Ntcheu MPs–started dropping their blue ‘D’ from ‘DPP’ to orange with PP, when did they consult constituents on jumping the fence?
If the MPs trekking to PP are honestly happy to welcome a change that frees Malawians, why did they not use their numbersâ€”by which they are jumping shipâ€”to tell Bingu off his lemon-sour leadership and exalt PP’s sweet orange ideals?
I ask myself-do ‘my’ people deserve political trickery? No, they don’t. That is why I long to see traitors flocking to PP put into their right box. What are they after?