10/08/2019 – Random Thoughts and Reflections. I have just adopted and adapted these thoughts from another Brother from the neighbouring Zimbabwe 🇿🇼! South of the mighty Zamundaland.
From The onset, It looks like the former Two Rhodesias are really twin Countries from Federation of Rhodesia And Nyasaland days of 1953 to date! For demonstration purposes, We shall add Malawi 🇲🇼 and South Africa 🇿🇦 in the current narrative.
Nationalism, Patriotism or xenophobic syndrome. Reality check! While foreigners come to Africa – Zimbo, Malabi for Malawi Zamundaland to look for land to build a shopping complex, and fill it up with their own businesses, we the local people are busy looking for an empty space to hold the next political rally or overnight church crusade In rainy season.
If it happens that we are not lying to people that when they vote for us their lives will be well (empty rhetoric and promises in the next 90 days) we are lying to them that that if they take the ‘anointed water’ or get spread with insecticides like doom or ingeniously siphon tithes in order to deal with their generational curses, their lives will be well!
Meanwhile a China 🇨🇳 man (Choncholi) is cleaning up an old building in town to sell clothes and/or start a restaurant and sell Nshima and ifisashi to the same people who are waiting for the politician to help them or for a prophet to deliver them. With all our curses (that is if we really have them), we are making foreigners rich by buying from them in numbers.
Ironically the Chinese don’t mind how cursed we are, or how many spiritual husbands and wives we have, they still give us a job, to cook and sell the same Nshima and ifisashi and chikanda we have been cooking for generations and many years at our own homes.
We are so fussy and passionate about attending useless functions that don’t help us. We would rather go for every weekly wedding committee and donate a K500 every month for 5 months than go for a business seminar and pay K200.
We will plan for one year to attend ‘The Day of Thunder’, National Day of Prayer or Hell Raining Fire and “Satan Binding” Mountain Climbing Retreat, yet have no money to buy one book on Business Success or even a motivational book.
We can spend one week attending a Fire for Fire Anointing Service, but we are too busy to attend a one day free Network Marketing presentation or just any financial literacy class.
It would seem we are either pacified by political rhetoric or too indoctrinated with some diluted religious dogma. We live in Southern African Countries where we have more people who will go to heaven, straight, but having lived a poor life on earth. It looks like our only role model in the bible is Lazarus (Lazaro) who died poor and went straight to heaven. Happy are the poor for the Kingdom of God belong to them. It is easier for the 🐫 Camel to go through The Eye of a needle than a Rich man to enter God’s kingdom! Lol! So muniuza ati ba mudala ba Kasaka ka ndalama sibazangena mu Heaven?
Why don’t we mind Abraham who was rich in Cattle, Silver and Gold? What about Isaac who was a farmer? Paul the Tent Maker, Peter the owner of a Fishing Conglomerate (The Biblical Fisho Mwale), Luke the Doctor, Job the Richest man in Uz, Paul the Professor, Solomon the Wealthy Philosopher etc…
We would rather argue passionately about European soccer, which team is better than the other, about the churches, prophets and bishops, about tribe and which tribe is more more likely a 6 out of 10, uubomba mwibala alya imbuto, who is encroaching the Forest Number 27 and who is practicing Chitemene Systems with Mukula Trees. Which President of a Political Party has more more money than Dr. CK who can have breakfast in London and Luch in USA and dinner in South Africa. Who is a real Economist and who is VAT, GST Tax Expert, who is superior to another!
Why not with civility debate or professionally argue about economic systems and which one would work well in countries? Better still, how we can support each other’s growing ventures and how we can effectively compete with the Rwandese, Indians and Chinese shop owners and the type of business we can ask the GRZ to promote for us local and indigenous Zedians. Venture into Agricultural farming if we can instead of just crying for Black mountains 🏔. We have to try from the beginning and demonstrate that we can also do it and do it better instead of emulating the xenophobic thoughts and emotions like South Africans. Stay well and Be blessed. KEKK -10/2019