#LiberationDay19: A Day for the 27 Guns, but not for the Republic!
Clearly, the President and his cronies. Will celebrate, they will make it really festive, in yet another of supremacy, where they are residing in power and has the control of the Republic. But not let the President speech nor his tales fool you. The public is still under siege from him and his vision. His people are silencing and control the political sphere.
Therefore, I cannot look at this day and celebrate. Because there is plenty who has suffered, who has gotten ill and who is exile because of the National Resistance Movement (NRM). The NRM, the National Resistance Army (NRA) that took power in 1986 and beyond. Have clearly focused their vision, kept a tight rope and is already preparing for 2020/21 General Elections. Just like in previous times.
That is why the slogans, the heavy measure of accomplishments and the steady progress is coming out. When really, the NRM and the cronies are finding new ways of control. New IDs, new deportations of the Telecom Managers, banning clothing of opposition wear, new laws to restrict musical performance and continue the usage of Public Order Management Act or the Penal Code to assault the freedom of the dissidents.
That is why even NBS Frontline has lost a vital voice in Mira Matembe and others, whose been forced out. Just like the Radios whose been suspended for having Kizza Besigye on or even Bobi Wine. Where even his most recent singles has been banned from being played. Also his concerts has been cancelled for various of reasons, even run-away brides can apparently stop a show.
With this in mind, the NRM are working on overtime to finds way to silence, and still keep the Multi-Party Democracy alive. Because they need that to still be viable to donors. They still need to sugar-coat the reality to make it look real.
There will always be bottlenecks, always be things they are working on. Even if it is the same issues as in the last decade. The NRM and the President always needs more time to fix it. Even if he has had 33 years of fixing the issues. Who knows where the money or time goes, but certainly not to whatever he has promised or planned to do. Because, there are not enough funds for upkeep or the cronies to ever be satisfied.
The NRM and the liberation are at this point, not for the peasants, not for the citizens, but only for the 27 Guns. It is only for the little clique, the little brigade of close associates who stood by and who are related to the President. Because that is the way it is. To say something at this point is a bit of stretch. Since, if you try to challenge or even question the people in power. You get into trouble, get arrested, charged for inciting violence, tortured or charged with treason.
The NRM are using all tools at their disposal. All tricks of the book to cover over the reality. To show another story, than what it is. Since, they got to make themselves heroes. Liberators, which they were at one point, but ever since they have grabbed everything and embezzled the rest. Who knows, how this will end. Certainly, not as glorious as it started, because the roots are rotten and lack of bearing fruits.
Instead of ushering a stable peace, it will usher in uncertainty when the Bush Generation is gone. Sooner or later they will vanish to, because of ageing and natural deaths.
Therefore on this liberation day, it is just for the few to feel liberated. The bleak, but true picture of what has transpired. Since, you can fool it for a while, give hope for the next, but by the end of it all. The true acts of deception and lies comes to surface and you cannot hide from the fact. That this regime uses the army, the authorities and everything of the state disposal to take care of its own and let the rest succumb to luck to succeed. Peace.