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Why are the leaders of our time so hooked-on Power? And some theories for why they don’t leave the Executive Power to somebody else..

Mugabe Military

We are living in a day and age where leader’s doesn’t leave from their office. You have likes of Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasongo who is making himself ready for another election in his country this year and he has been in power since 1979. You have the likes of President Paul Biya of Cameroon who has been the President since 1982 and was in government since 1970s. In Zimbabwe the President of the day President Robert Gabriel Mugabe has been the Commander in Chief.  And the list goes on.

Kagame Nkurunziza 2011

We have the third term phenomenon of President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi, President Paul Kagame of Rwanda both of them have changed the laws or used Courts to allow them to stay in power. So the leadership roles are sufficient to stay. You have the likes of President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni who has been in charge since 1986 and stayed ever since, changed laws again and again to linger in power and is rumored to fix the age limit to stay passed his 7th Term.

Mittrand Rwanda President

So with this in mind, I will discuss it today. It is not a new phenomenon or a new change of guards. There are always leaders who linger and overstay their time in power. As President Juvénal Habyarimana of Rwanda took power with a coup d’état in 1973 and was in power until his plane got shot down in 1994. Just like the overthrow of first President Patrice Lumumba of Democratic Republic of Congo in 1965, who by foreign powers supposed to install Mobutu Seko Seko Kuku Ngebendu Wa Za Banga who was born Joseph-Desire Mobutu who was the President of DRC from 1965 until 1997. So there are leaders of the past who has not left office and is now long gone.

The issue with this is the way we build society around people instead of institutions and government structures. The Structures of government is kept weak and is not strong with procedure and predicated work for the civil service. That is why the leaders can linger and the way they keep it is fueling resources away from the government structures and institutions, keeping the progress weak and keeping the circle around them tight knit. Instead of having inner-circles with wits, knowledge and people who wants to succeed in their field; the leaders around the president is instead hungry men and woman who works for more and better civil service for the citizens.

US Dollar Campaign

That is because the leaders who circle all of government around themselves are not interested in great policies or deliver the promised pledges to the communities since then they have to give away power. When a leader tries to strengthen the power all around themselves then the necessary leadership is not about the government, but about the person who rules. The ruler set the standard ,not the laws of the state or the laws of the Parliament. As the Executive can fix the Supreme Court, Constitutional Court, can rig the Constitution and make draconian laws that issues more help for the Executive; instead of the Constitution and the Parliament representing the citizens and for the citizens it becomes for the Executive.

That is why the Executive or the Ruler, the President doesn’t want to leave power since the whole state is built around the one person. The One Person who has in his image or her image built the government around themselves. And when they have it all for themselves they don’t have to fight for anything else then themselves. That is what matters, if he schools is depleting, health care is non-functioning, roads have bigger potholes then the ones on the moon, the government loans are worse than the subprime-mortgage and so on. That doesn’t matter because the situations doesn’t hit the Executive, because the government funds goes directly to him instead of the ministries, departments and sections of government than really-really need it!

Zim 2008

The Power that starts with personal movement of fights and liberation, the ones that are personalized towards the one man who saved them all and then doesn’t leave is that the EGO and used to be center of attention. To have the voice of being right, so they can’t do things wrong in their own mind as they risk to lose their wealth and strength if they are out of office.

Barre Somalia

Some of these leaders have lived on the strength of the loyalty to foreign powers as they need their alliance in a region to secure peace in the neighbor country or during the cold war as the Americans did whatever they could to control the world and not lose nations to the Soviet communism. Therefore they fall of Said Barre of Somalia and the struggles of the Ethiopian Dirg of the 1970s. As the Cold War complex policies dissolved and built governments with influence of American and Russian strengths of the time. Take the example of President Mengistu Hailemariam who kept the Power from 1974 – 1991 with the Soviet influx and the Communist agenda that made the result of Somalia invasion with support of the Americans in 1977. So he himself had taken power in 1969 in Somalia the army fueled government of Said Barre as his power-play internally to keep the power together with the back and forth from the leadership at the time led to his fall, as he also had long-term squabble with Ogaden and Ethiopian neighbor after the tried invasion there. This the fall after 20 years might be because he circulated all power amongst himself and not in the powers of structures and department to delegate the powers.

That is the problem with the leaders who get fueled with power. They circulate all power and decisions are under the Executive. So with this in mind instead of building institutions and government structures, they build the armies and police force to enforce the Power of the Executive, not only to enforce national security, but to secure the Power of the Executive. Therefore the first to get payment are the armies and police officers before the teachers and other civil servants.

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The Rulers and the Executives keeps the ignorant yes-men around them to secure that they don’t get to opportunist or wanting to get the Executive position. Therefore they elite around the Ruler get lots of perks, tax-exemptions, cars, housing and servants while the rest of the country can’t afford that. Unless it is foreign investors in businesses owned by the Party Elite or the Government elite that belongs to the inner-circle of the Executive; as the license and openings happens on the watch of the Executive and the Power not the legal justice system or the society binding corporate bondage towards the procedures of setting up business in the country. So the way the Executive get drunk on power is set on the fact that they having everything at nearly no cost.

The Presidents who are drunk on Power have centralized all powers around them and not the government structures and the decrees and the policies are made to keep them in power; not to build a grand state who offers their citizens what they need. Therefore the laws becomes for the MPs and the Elite that fuel the money and Power towards the President, then the President delivering to the People.

The remains of Mobutu's Palce

The remains of Mobutu’s Palce

So with the Inner-circle finding ways to support the President instead of serving the citizens as a government is supposed to do. Why are the Executive and rules high-on-power you asked?

That is because all of the Power, all of the resources and all of the goodwill of the nation is determined by the Executive. As the Power is resumed and determined by the Executive there is hard to leave that, as the knowledge of the system given to coming new leader can take away what the Executive already have built around itself. Therefore the security of having the power instead of giving it the next; that is why the lingering Executives and Presidents are like alcoholics!

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Let me explain why the similarities are there. An Alcoholic has the hunger and need for another drink and beer. They do whatever they can to get another drink and beer, at all means and steal if they have to get that fizz. So the Alcoholic is so used to the alcohol that the feel of it weaken and needs much of it to feel it. The Alcoholic just need another brew and another brew. And never stops taking in the alcohol. In the beginning the alcoholic never think that they would end being so, and the same with power-hungry individual. It just became a habit. The alcoholic needs the alcohol, just as the Executive is drunk on power and needs some more drinks. The Executive gotten so used to and the habit of getting their will and generating the funds out of the governmental funds; so if they don’t get more the donor-funds or the Bretton-Woods Loans to their nations then they feel something is missing. They need the spotlight to be the king of the nation and the supreme ruler.

So the drunkenness and needed attention, the needed judgement and decision rate from the Executive that lingers in powers while they build the government system around themselves and weakens the people around them. So they are more needed and so that ambition gets squirrelled around them. There can only be one vision, one leader and one nation under God. That is the usual factor and the events that unfold as the dissidents and opposition get harsh treatment without any cost spared. Something that happens because they crossed the territory of the Executive and the rules of set-up by the President and the predicated actions are seen as violations of laws and constitution; that apparently been rigged in favor of current leader. Therefore another bottle of beer for the President as the sufficient drunkenness of power is staggering. Suddenly change would be hard and taken with haste. Because the drunken leaders will with force and madness go all-inn if they all of sudden loose it, they will be become bush-warriors or stealing elections to continue their Presidency. As we have seen through 2015 and 2016 that is how far these leaders goes to get the shot of power and not stop drinking from the fountain of government power. Peace.  

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Buganda Kingdom and Uganda Breweries Limited launched Ngule Beer today

Mission accomplished! We are proud to add to our stable of world-class brands, Ngule- a high quality and affordable beer, brewed in partnership with Buganda Kingdom. Brewed from local ingredients i.e cassava, sorghum and water, Ngule is yet another example of how our business creates sustainable growth and development of local communities through fostering an enterprise culture throughout our value chain and sourcing from local businesses that in turn creates jobs and uplifts household incomes.

5 December 1933 – Today was the end of Prohibition (18th Amendment into the 21th amendment)

Well, today I am back into history. It’s kind of an important day today. The Prohibition era lasted from 1920 until the 21.Amendment of 5. December of 1933.

“At midnight, January 16, 1920, the United States went dry; breweries, distilleries, and saloons were forced to close their doors” (DigitalHistory)

“Between 1905 and 1917, states across the nation were imposing laws that prohibited the manufacture and sale of intoxicating beverages. They did not stop there, however. The temperance societies began to push to change American society and elevate morality through national legislation. In 1917, the House of Representatives wanted to make Prohibition the 18th Amendment to the Constitution. Congress sent the amendment to the states for ratification, where it needed three-fourths approval. The amendment stipulated a time limit of seven years for the states to pass this amendment. In just 13 months enough states said yes to the amendment that would prohibit the manufacture, sale, and transportation of alcoholic liquors”(National Archives).

“It was on January 20, 1920 when the 18th Amendment to the Constitution took effect. This amendment prohibited the production, manufacture, and sale of alcoholic beverages within all the states and territories of the U.S. The 18th amendment was the outcome of the decade-long temperance crusade, which aimed to end the dilemma of alcohol consumption in the country” (TotallyHistory).

“Prohibition has made nothing but trouble” – Al Capone

“Notorious bootlegger Al Capone made $60,000,000…that’s sixty million dollars…per year (untaxed!) while the average industrial worker earned less than $1,000 per year” (Potsdam) .

“Enforcing the law proved almost impossible. Smuggling and bootlegging were widespread. Two New York agents, Izzie Einstein and Mo Smith, relied on disguises while staging their raids–once posing as man and wife. Their efforts were halted, however, after a raid on New York City’s 21 trapped some of the city’s leading citizens. In New York, 7,000 arrests for liquor law violations resulted in 17 convictions (Digital History)”

“Prohibition was difficult to enforce, despite the passage of companion legislation known as the Volstead Act. The increase of the illegal production and sale of liquor (known as “bootlegging”), the proliferation of speakeasies (illegal drinking spots) and the accompanying rise in gang violence and other crimes led to waning support for Prohibition by the end of the 1920s” (History.com).

First day reporting from Seattle Post-Intellgencer reporte this:

“You walked into a bar on lower 3rd Ave. There were nine people in the place. A venerable bartender stood with folded arms, looking at the wallpaper.

“Brandy and soda? Yessir. No, the crowd’s nothing extra tonight. In fact,” he says confidentially, “it’s very slow tonight. Must be the rain” (HistoryLink)

Here is the 21th Amendment of 5th December 1933:

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Links:

Digital History – ‘Prohibition- Digital History ID3386’

Link:  http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/disp_textbook.cfm?smtID=2&psid=3383

History Link – ‘Prohibition ends on December 5, 1933’ Link: http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&File_Id=3343

History.com – ‘Prohibition’

Link: http://www.history.com/topics/prohibition

Potsdam – ‘Prohibition: The Noble Experiment’

Link:http://www2.potsdam.edu/alcohol/FunFacts/Prohibition.html#.VIIopzGG-So

National Archives – Volstead Act:

Link:  http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/volstead-act/

TotallyHistory – ‘21st Amendment to the Constitution’

Link: http://totallyhistory.com/21st-amendment-to-the-constitution/

The world needs Wesley Snipes, NOW!

This is an emergency. Its total mayhem out there! Can’t you see? We need somebody to save us. John Kerry and Barrack Obama don’t have the manpower. William Hague in UK needs somebody with strength to support the effort of the British. President Vladimir Putin doesn’t need Wesley Snipes: he just need another PR strategy that isn’t written by Violator Management. The press conference from Moscow was a charade. Wesley Snipes, the Central African Republic needs you! Might even to secure safe passage before the growing food crisis that is coming in the DRC. We need you! NOW!

There supposed to be no Russian forces in Crimean peninsula. The issues on Belbek Air Force base in closed and Ukraine forces don’t get allowed in it. So in that sense there got to be some Russian Forces in the area and all the other things that has happen during recent hours. Should tell us one thing: We need Wesley! Not Sneijder in Galatasaray, the Snipes. The great man who is the New Jack! We need him. And that is NOW!

The Ukraine and Russia issue is a big one. This is not a war game playing RISK. It’s real life shit! Therefore we need Wesley Snipes the blade, the hero to save the day! NOW!

It’s crazy. The diplomacy is a slow machine in the making. Kind like the chemistry between Ross and Rachel it takes off to late and then goes into flames!

I know the godly voice of Morgan Freeman sure could have made the world a better place. We need Vladimir Putin sitting a safe seat on the one side of the table. Then the new President of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov on the opposite side. In between them Wesley Snipes with his dialog and hardheaded looks. Will make them weep and might even shake hands. Gazprom will surely shut up and make them get closer. I know this is cheap shot. But what can’t Snipes sort out with his twitching eyes.

I am sure the navies of the world will turn into circles and all hurricanes will stop. Snow will unfreeze and fall as water(I know some of you guys call that rain – good for you!). Chuck Norris will make jumping jacks so that over the Rockies has a earthquake cracking. This is in the meanwhile Pharrell is extremely ‘happy’ and wish to ‘get lucky’.

We need Wesley Snipes! We need something! Not a beer or coke. We need Wesley Snipes. John Kerry needs stronger manpower then what he is having. Barrack Obama getting pushed from every angle. Angela Merkel is too confined with export of German industry products to the Federation. I say Snipes! We all should say: Snipes! Come to the rescue: NOW!

We all know: Guns, Oil and Drug – the unofficial G.O.D, the unholy trinity that makes changes to the world. Wesley Snipes! In the middle of that we have the situation. A situation that is clearly hard hitting. Where certain two elements of is already in play. Gazprom is pushing Ukraine(Its gas but simillar to Oil). The Guns is in use with the army of Ukraine and Russia is having issues in Crimean peninsula.

Wesley Snipes! We need you! Come to the rescue! A cup of coffee or a cup of tea won’t solve crap. President Museveni could make another Rap. But that is for another day! We need Snipes and that NOW!

So before the madness gets to another level. Please just show up with your sunglasses and brush this crisis away! Now!

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