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'If you can dream - and not make dreams your master' sound advice wasted on Musewe

08 Mar 2016 at 23:48hrs | Views
"If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;" advised the poet Rudyard Kipling.
 
In Vince Musewe we have an example of someone who has made his dream of a free, just and prosperous Zimbabwe, a utopia, his master. In his latest article, he has come up with "ten keys to prosperity which will allow us to transform Zimbabwe from a predatory exclusive state into a prosperous inclusive developmental state".

What is worrying about Musewe is that he is brainwashing many of our people into believing any of his any of his cloud-cuckoo-land rules are relevant in the real Zimbabwe we live in! That is what is so dangerous with making dreams one's master!

Let us take a close look at Vince's first key to prosperity: Leadership renewal and accountability. For 36 years and counting Zimbabwe has been stuck with this incompetent, corrupt and tyrannical Zanu PF regime and so leadership renewal and accountability are really important.

"We hold ourselves accountable to each other as citizens with a common purpose and the responsibility to create a better Zimbabwe," advised our dreamer.

"We believe in principle centred leadership that is accountable and sensitive to the ever changing needs of society. We also believe in periodic leadership renewal to avoid the entrenchment of any individuals in leadership positions.

"We therefore require utmost integrity, honesty and delivery from our leaders both in the public and private sectors and all those who shape our society."

We have been stuck with Mugabe and Zanu PF for all these years because we have a de facto one-party dictatorship; they have imposed harassed, beaten, raped, rigged elections and even murder over 30 000 innocent Zimbabwe to create and sustain this dictatorship. They are not democratically accountable to no one else but themselves.

We can repeat "We hold ourselves accountable to each other blah, blaahh, blaaahhhh" over and over again like boy scouts repeating the scout's honour that is not going to change the reality on the ground, we will still have a incompetent, corrupt and murderous tyrant in State House!

When we have suffered enough from the economic meltdown and the political chaos, the consequences of 36 years of misrule by Mugabe's, and have sobered enough to distinguish reality from utopia dreams; we will finally be ready to listen to real solutions to real problems.

We have an incompetent, corrupt and tyrannical dictatorship; that is real. We can dismantle the dictatorship by implementing a raft of democratic reforms agreed in the 2008 GPA; that is a real solution to our real problem.

"If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds' worth of distance run, Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it, And—which is more-you'll be a Man, my son!" Advised the poet, Kipling!

We have a great country, a Garden of Eden in terms of good weather and rich farm lands, rich in diamonds and other mineral wealth, etc. but poor in human resources – we have too many daydreamers who have made their dreams their lords and mas-ters. Zimbabwe is ours and irony of ironies, are starving in the Garden of Eden!



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