Democracy or Dictatorship
22 November 2011, 12:13
We have to ask the question as to whether Africans see democracy in the same way as Westerners.
The fact is that African leaders do not easily hand over power to the next person or the person who has won the election. Once in the driving seat they tend to want to stay there forever, hence all the corruption and abuse of Human Rights in Africa.
The fact that there is a Parliament does not in effect have much meaning as in the background it is a one man party as the leader makes the rules and the decisions.
Therefore in most African countries it becomes a priority to have control over the Media hence, the new Bill on the Media in South Africa.
It is important to read History as that is the guide that will show one what has happened and what will happen again, history repeats itself time and again.
The lust for absolute power over the people that are being governed is the aim of every politician on the African continent.
Democracy in the West and in Africa do not have the same goals and the same noble principals, once a African Leader is in Power then the aim is to stay there.
Where does this come from, it is the doctrine of Communism that is so deeply ingrained in the way of life that it will still be there for time to come.
Yes the trimmings and good life of the Capitalist will always be there but only for the select few not the populace of Africa.
So in essence if the media is under control then the government can control what the rest of the world sees and hears just as it is in China and to a large extent most of the Eastern Block.
Who is investing the most in Africa right now? Communist countries and they demand from their puppets precisely what they want.
After the Media Bill, what will be next the right to own land?
Read History the story has been written many years ago and is only being replayed once more.
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