To say the least, that thing had me shout unnamed to the top of my voice.
What had my stupid mind racing and cursing in anger was the fact that these power hungry monsters, actually, more than that, setup a ploy and used children to accomplish their agenda. It is constitutionally defined and agreed that a child in Tanzania is that of the age under 14 and in some cases anybody who is under 18, the latter being referred mainly when it comes to making acceptable decisions that one can stand be held accountable and responsible such as in voting or participating in election.
Now I am nauseated. Nauseated by the degree and magnitude of stupidity our country has reached. Never have I read or seen in the history of the old or the present world, about this type of politicization carried anywhere than in Tanzania, and, in the modern world. Obviously, this can now go down the history books of the world as having it's first roots in Tanzania.
How can you stand and justify that kind of voting?
Unless you are insane, you will not dare place yourself and stand in the a crowd of intelligent people for this.
You say, 'children are not capable of making decisions, that's why they have parent who stand by them and make decisions for until they reach an agreeable age' how can you exclude yourself that you didn't make decision for them in this ploy?'. If someone is taken to court for saying or doing something, people asks, 'who said it? (in the sense, what is the age of the person who said it and how sound is his/her mind), and if it was said by a child, we put little or no weight in it, we take it less serious. But today, you stupid politicians have twisted this and surpassed the level of stupidity. You just can't just stop your madness. Inf act, you make sure you go to the top, reach and stand in the heights of it.
How can you fairly exclude bias and influence in children's minds, given their age maturity level?
Put yourself in their current age and tell us how you would have liked to now stand by the decisions you made at that age? How many times have you thanked your parents to stand by you then for things you thought they were right only to come and realize it now that they were foolish? If so, why impose political ideologies in your children while they will grow up and have to make up their minds? And please, get away with your thoughts that this is the best party ever, what is best now could be worst when they reach the right age and it's could be already too late to change because of fear of feelings of shame. What then have you created? A group of die hard who will fight for what their 'parents' fed them (unless they are blessed with good wisdom - which I doubt since a 'mtoto wa nyoka si mjusi', an apple doesn't fall far from the tree - so they will think and act just like you). Modern slavery doesn't have to be taught in class I guess, we just have to see it demonstrated in you (Politicians), your family being an example. Oh, your kids are so special and talented in Politics huh? yeah, I guess they learned it through your campaigns since in wombs. Freaks!
Power corrupts, absolutely power corrupts absolutely and that's why we need a limitation in power because without that, the unlimited power will corrupt the minds of those who possess it, and the affected ones are us. A person with a corrupt mind won't make a fair and just decision. Why? Their minds are corrupt such that they don't see the difference between rational and irrational thinking anymore. Their sense of judgment becomes impaired such that they only see right within their own eyes,and, of course, in those who agree with their twisted vision and thought. Anybody going against them and their ideology is a threat and has to be ousted and probably *wished* death. That is how the minds of people who loves to cling to power operate.
The country has lost focus and direction for proper development. All that there is left,to see is power hungry rooting little mongers and shoving it down to their children's throats. I guess since parents have the responsibility to make decisions for them, then this is just one of them. How stupid. This is absolutely unacceptable and stupid. What a waste of time, money and resources, for something that has not any significant value in the lives of a common struggling citizen. And this comes from 'those entrusted with power to govern people'.
One question: How do you want the common Mwananchi to identify themselves with this?
Of course you care less. Did you even cared in the first place? You will defend yourselves (as usual) that we only complain because we are jealous. Alright, justify your acts and preach them to us, but the sayings of the wise ancestors that, 'kimya kikuu kina mshindo mkuu' will have a meaning and will make sense to you some day. Because that will be our defense.
A common Mwananchi to see themselves struggling to set a table for their already failing kids, and now to be 'indirectly' told that your kid will never reach the heights of leadership and authority as compared to the son and daughters of so and so will not settle well with many. Trying to put it lightly in your 'wise' minds, my stupid mind thinks, this is going to be a battle. It's not going to go down lightly, actually, you just set fire, and I hope and pray that the fire consumes you to ashes.
But, I think I should thank you for pointing out your children for the common Mwananchi. That eliminates the job of identifying who is who. It will make it easier for the already angered Mananchi to point to the target
You will wish you hadn't involved your children in this in the first place.
One day you will regret for trying to create a Monarchy in this country.
Well, not that I am not a prophet or have any special powers like the ones you trust in horoscope and astronomy, but as stupid as I am, this is a no brainier thing. It's going to be bad, very bad. You will regret it.