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Opinion: Norbert Mao is on a mission of self-destruction

Those rebel party members are survival seekers who only intend to achieve re-election and maintain a fertile salary in the upcoming Parliament. DP was the first to give Bobi Wine the audience when the others were not sure of what to do. We gave him space starting with the reunion conference but they started saying that I am a sadist and I pity those masqueraders. That’s why I was saying that am sorry for the young man because the crippling plants want to use him. For us in DP we say that we have been pushing Museveni like a car for 35 years but it has refused to start and when a young man like Bobi Wine come we should give him some space”Norbert Mao on the 17h March 2020

It’s like the President of the Democratic Party (DP) Norbert Mao who has had two terms and preparing the party for the General Election of 2021. His supposed to get elected for his third term and also run for office himself. However, he has not run a smooth operation.

Mao is now playing this the wrong way. He tried to play Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine for clout himself. He tried to be associated and work with the People Power Movement (PPM) for extended popularity. Its not like Mao and the DP haven’t earned on it and trying to act like they have invested in it too.

With that regard, they didn’t create the PPM, they were a part of it, but it was Bobi Wine and his associates who started it. They initiated this, the DP would surely preferred that PPM and Bobi Wine participated in the Special Purpose Vehicle and the DP Block. That is because, even Bobi Wine can see a dead fish floating in the water.

Mao will not say it, but he wants to be relevant and be vibrant. That is why his working with Mugisha Muntu, all the other briefcase parties and whatever it takes to look significant. This is why he needed and used Bobi Wine. Now, with time he see that it backfires. The swift of loyalty isn’t following him, but instead follows Bobi Wine. That is hurting Mao. Making him look foolish.

That he attack the ones who now aspire to follow Bobi Wine is now self-serving. However, wasn’t it the same when you invited him and trying to fish him into the fold in the first place? Wasn’t that your game drive not going well?

Your aim and goals wasn’t that Noble, neither was you doing charity. Neither, do I believe it would be sincere, if your acting its like that. Which your doing now by all means. Bobi Wine was building and also showing his true face to the republic. As you invited him. Now your taking credit, but also blaming your own for starting to follow him. As they see more in him, than they see in you.

Mao, that is surely hurting your pride and your ethos. It hurts your being and therefore, your now doing this and telling this. What is your problem is that you open the gate, but doesn’t want to participate now that the game is happening. You want people to still follow suit…

That is a mission … of self-destruct. Self destruction is clearly the memo and the message his sending. If he had these issues with People Power and Bobi Wine in the first place. Why inviting him and clearing him for your events? Why even entertain him?

However, you did and willingly. You let your people participate and be apart of the movement. Bobi Wine is just a grenade for you. He exploded in your face and you wasn’t prepared for the explosion. You should have seen that you took out the splint, but you forgot that, apparently. KA-BOOOM!. Peace.

Zambia: Joint CSO Statement 10th March 2020 in Defence of Mr. John Sangwa SC and the Right to Defend the Constitution (10.03.2020)

Opinion: Mbidde deep inside his heart wish he was Mpuuga

The folding his hands like “birdman” is Mbidde on the NRM Celebration of their 31st year in Masindi (January 2017)

Right now within the Democratic Party there is wrangle over positions, candidacy and viability ahead of the General Elections of 2021. As everyone is working hard to position themselves. One of these men is the East African Legislative Assembly Member of Parliament for two terms Fred Mukasa Mbidde.

Mbidde comes from Masaka. He has lost elections in 2006, and a second by-election in 2007.

His been in the EALA since 2012, the former DP legal advisor and now Vice-President of the DP. Wants to be represented at home, not only abroad on the ticket of opposition party, which has has been for 8 years.

While Mathias Mpuuga has been the Youth Chairman of Masaka for the DP between 2000 – 2006. While he was first a coordinator with the Action for Change (A4C) before elected as an Independent Candidate in the General Election of 2011. In 2011 Mpuuga got 15103 votes. While in 2016 he got 17319 on a DP ticket. Clearly, running up for 2021 elections, he would be a safe bet. His known, has a track-record and represents Masaka well.

So, it is not like Mbidde has a lack of trying. However, now his trying to block the incumbent. Whose only numbers are growing stronger. While Mbidde is looking more and more like an NRM stooge by the day. His already joined rallies of NRM and praised Museveni for making him an EALA MP.

So, its not like his a sort of fella that wouldn’t do tricks to get favours and elected. Clearly, not in the same range nor scope as Mpuuga, who easily defies the powers to be and associate himself with either A4C or People Power. Because, he got savvy and sense of what is just.

That is why Mbidde wish he was as smart as Mpuuga, but he isn’t. Mathias Mpuuga has shown heart for the get-go. He has shown character and vision, something that is lacking with Mbidde. Whose only service is too eat by any means, either trick it or rig it. There are no common ground with that man, especially not his English as well.

Mbidde wish deep down in his heart he was half-the-man Mpuuga is, but he isn’t. Mpuuga has shown the Republic what sort of figure he is. Since he got into trouble as a coordinator within the Action 4 Change. That is something Mbidde can only dream off. He has only shown his face in and around Museveni to get a ticket into EALA. Because, he has no chance to get elected as an MP in Masaka. He might think so, but his record says otherwise. Unless, he plans to get help rigging it for himself. Since, I doubt someone want to dismiss and stop Mpuuga now.

It is just Mbidde who by his ego and drive wants to weaken the DP by stopping their winning candidate in Mpuuga. Which is foolish at best, but well… That is Mbidde for you. Peace.

Opinion: Michael Bloomberg is our times ‘Citizen Kane’

I never thought that knowing Orson Wells movie ‘Citizen Kane’ would be this relevant for our times, but it apparently is. In that movie, the main character Charles Foster Kane is a rich New Yorker willingly going into a political campaign, owning newspapers and a vast empire. Having an ego and narcissistic view of himself, as the grand man and a man for the people. Even when he was richer than God and had Xanadu as his playground with all the wonders of the world.  Still, he was never satisfied and felt betrayed that he didn’t get elected and lost because of a shady love-affair with a singer that would spoil his reputation.

In this manner, Michael Bloomberg fit perfectly well. He has the campaign behind, he has all the money the world can offer. He owns a media empire, his even a former Mayor of New York. Surely, he has his copy of Xanadu somewhere. Bloomberg is a man who creates scandals, all by himself and his own history. He has used power and words before to address the ills of society, but not for betterment. Instead to amplify the problems and racial abuse people. Therefore, wealth isn’t a sign of moral judgement.

Bloomberg is an “oligarch”, a Richie rich rich soft of fella. He has had the ability to be relevant because of his wealth. Be a part of any conversation because of his stature. Not because of his vitality or his policies. No, his just another New York Mayor bashing in wealth, who succeeded by another one of those.

Mikey Mike think he deserves it. Nevertheless, he don’t just because he got money. Doesn’t mean he will get the love. He can campaign like Citizen Kane, use all the tools of disposal, buy allegiance and a fancy media rollout, but that doesn’t shade away the grim facts about this man. That his used to get away with everything and gotten into every room because of his money. Not because of his skills, charisma nor his message. No, because Bloomy is Bloomberg. That’s why his been there.

He can run a TV Network, own newspapers and do what it do. However, that doesn’t mean his fit for office. That he owns conglomerates doesn’t mean his the leader of men. Only, that he knows how to grow money and get people on the money train. That his a racists and misogynist should be a warning sign in itself. However, he thinks he can away with it and it doesn’t matter, because a media can overshadow those things.

Bloomberg want to be loved by the people like Kane, but he will not be. Because, his words hurt, the words uttered against woman and African-Americans are just disgraceful. That he been open for “stop and frisk” someone because of their identity, not because of their record or what they possess. Show his true self.

That the Democratic Party wants a Trump 2.0 running their primaries is also astonishing, considering they are supposed to want to defeat him with a significant difference and not with his evil twin. Because, there is little difference in the clientele and the acts of Bloomberg. Only that he has a Democratic ticket and such. His actions and words of the past would easily fit the bar of the Republicans today.

Therefore, our Charles Forster Kane of 2020 might continue to linger, might try to force his stay. But will he welcomed, will he gain real standing and support? Is it all monetary based on the belief that another billionaire got the capacity to run the Republic? Is that it? If so, what a sad state of affairs for the United States. That it sinks so low and has so little faith in their own.

Bloomberg should back out, take the route of being a donor or whatever they call it. However, not run for office. His not fitting. Boss Getty’s got the US covered and others like him. Mike doesn’t do it. He should leave the race and relax at Xanadu. Look over his artefacts and statutes. Look over his empire and smell the coffee. Not think that people will love him because his rich. They wouldn’t love him, they just want a part of his cake. Peace.

Opinion: Mao’s chasing his own butterfly

I’m on the pursuit of happiness

I know everything that shine ain’t always gold

I’ll be fine once I get it

I’ll be good” (Kid Cudi – ‘Pursuit of Happiness (Nightmare)’ 15.09.2009).

It sounds like fiction that Democratic Party President Norbert Mao, which is in an internal fracas. A man whose excluded part of his party and is entangled in an internal battle over whose being the Presidential Flag-bearer of the party.

This was the report by NBS Television yesterday:

The antagonistic group against Norbert Mao’s decision to dismiss Sulaiman Kidandala as the National Organizing Secretary, has revealed that the party’s National Council resolved to support Kyagulanyi, a decision that has been rejected by Mao” (NBS Television, 15.02.2020).

Now, today the man writes this on Facebook:

The only way to be happy is to be happy. That is a state of mind within your control whatever you are doing. It doesn’t require a new Ferrari or an extension to your dangly bits. Happiness is not a pursuing, it is a being. The harder you chase it, the further you push it away. It can be likened to chasing a butterfly. The more desperately you charge at it, the more it will elude you. But if you stop trying so hard, lay down on the grass and relax, there is a chance it will just come and land on your shoulder” (Norbert Mao – ‘On Happiness’ 16.02.2020).

It is like the intellectual Mao doesn’t understand the predicament his in. Like he doesn’t get the hardships of what his doing. Instead of acting sincere, his trying to rebuild the party around himself. As he anticipate to be Party President for another term.

Mao shouldn’t act this way within the Internal Party wrangle. Last round he lost hard and went after the butterfly called Amama Mbabazi and the Democratic Alliance (TDA). Before that he ran on his own ticket and didn’t actually succeed on that one either. However, that was first round and total failure in the second. Then thinking he will be a booming star in the third is a bit far-fetched isn’t it?

Mao should wonder why his where his at and why the party is so split. Not only has he let this happen with fractions working directly with the National Resistance Movement (NRM) and even becoming cabinet members. While some DP has become part of the People’s Government and working directly with dr. Kizza Besigye. Thirdly, some has associated them with Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine and the People Power Movement. Which is now splitting the party.

We can really imagine that Mao could be happy about being second fiddle to Bobi Wine. That someone like him took his way. Even if by the Lords of Mercy would even grant Mao an MP slot in Gulu. He should praise the Gods for that alone. However, his always aimed at the stars and the moons, even if he never had space shuttle to get there.

Now, we are seeing the sounds of happiness from him. Even if we know it is a nightmare. Because, it shows his double standard. Mbabazi was fine and dandy, but Bobi Wine is not. Maybe because he was barred from entering in 2016 and can now in 2021. Nevertheless, it seems strange, as it was not like Mao did magic in 2011. This from the man complaining that Besigye is a serial loser and Mao haven’t even won pop-tarts in his hey-day.

Mao become the DP President and he had been the Guild President at Makerere University, but that doesn’t deem him fit for the Presidency. Neither does he have the popularity to even get there. The party haven’t been built better under him, neither proved it value in the opposition. Unless, you count the amount of times Mao has been sitting on NBS Frontline. Than, you can say his winning. Also, the amount of times the papers publishes his writings.

With all of this in mind. Should Mao be happy? No. He should work like crazy, salvage whatever he can. Because its not like he got the golden goose. Not like he got the loyal standing or stature. Mao might have a few cronies around him and some central leadership backing him blindly. However, this will not save him. As the waves are turning and his importance isn’t all that.

Besigye and Bobi Wine has more going for them. Mao might not like that, but if his running against them. He will look like the knock-off Coca-Cola, looking like coke, but tasting like watered down coca-cola candy with fizz. He might like that, but the public prefer the real deal over the knock-off.

Mao will not be happy about that, but that is the reality. Maybe, he can quote someone else philosophical book and call it a night. Peace.

Trump-Ukraine: Sen. Ron Wyden letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (11.02.2020)

Trump-Ukraine: Statement by Ambassador David Pressman, Partner at Boles Schiller Flexner LLP, counsel to LTC Alexander Vindman (07.02.2020)

There are now two things the Unites States can stop doing after acquitting President Trump!

The United States of America and their government, the Trump Administration and everyone involved. Can stop two things now. Because, it will not be sincere since they are not caring about these values at home.

The US Government cannot complain if a President elsewhere is misusing their powers or abusing the office for personal gain. As the Republican Party and their allies. Since they acquitted President Donald J. Trump on misuse of power yesterday. Also, the obstruction of Congress. Both articles he was acquitted off.

This gives the world a view into how the US Government lacks self-awareness, as USAID and other agencies are supposed to teach governance, rule of law and democracy. As the Senate shown the world, that it doesn’t matter internally.

That the Trump administration is the most corrupt in living memory. Using the Presidency to earn currency on all his businesses, that he spends half of his time on own properties and let state safety organizations paying for lodging. That the Trump Administration are getting lobbyist and corporate sponsors into committee’s and appointed positions to control and self govern their own respective fields.

While the Trump administration openly says arms trade, secret inside dealings and whatnot, can buy that foreign affairs polices. Instead of actually having any sense of the matters. That’s why the Trump administration and the US cannot teach anyone anything with consideration to their own conscience.

The US is now a corrupted, flawed, in-bread system, where the in-laws and family members of the President plays footie with the White House. Where Jared Kushner plays mediator and diplomat, while the Ivanka Trump tries to act like a secretary. Secretary Mike Pompeo tries to act holy, but is not accountable just like his boss.

This Presidency speaks loud, but acts vile. The attempts to get transparency in the Ukraine dealings proves the extortion and the abuse of office. The GOP wouldn’t give way. The Senate who acquitted him, didn’t even call upon witnesses nor get any more production of evidence. As the White House has stonewalled that from the get-go. That is common knowledge, as all production there comes through FOIA and the ones daring to use that for more information. Because, its not like the President nor his cabinet are willingly delegating the documents of any subpoena. We seen that over time.

With this in mind. The world knows the ills of the Trump administration. The acts, where the President can be as corrupted as he wants. Where there is no checks- and balances on his power. He can misuse and abuse his office. There is no legal ramification of his actions. Therefore, if the US bitch about actions of others.

They better first clean up their act at home. That is the mere reality of it all. That the impeachment was without value. They didn’t even try to do it properly and covering it up instead. That’s the act of a rouge government, not an open and transparent one. Which they always ask of the rest of the world to be. They are insincere with their actions and they should clean their own steps, before asking others to pass through.

Why the world cares about these values, when Washington D.C. and the ones governing there would care a single cent about it? Why does the world need to act accountable and get lessons learned by the Americans, when they clearly don’t give a flying fuck themselves?

If they cared about rule of law, be against abuse of office and corruption. They would have handled it differently, but its all mere talk. Unless, its about themselves and then they got to deal with it. Which they clearly will not do. Because, the royal highness has a bunch of loyal yes men in the Capitol and they are all kissing his ring. Peace.

Iowa Caucus Polls: The DNC botched this one!

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) held their Iowa Primary Caucus Polls on the 3rd February 2020. This is the first of all states ahead of the Presidential Elections in November 2020. Therefore, this would give indications on who and what causes that matters ahead of the 2020 elections.

However, the DNC and the Democratic Party have botched that. We’re on the day after, the results from the elections or the polls are not yet there. The Democrats has hired Shadow Inc. to make an app to do the polls. This is company owned by ACRONYM, whose run by Tara McGowan.

The Shadow Inc of the ACRONYM and PACRONYM. These companies and PACs, which is connected with these caucus and the polls. Their actions now are showing shoddy work. The polls and the results of this proving a giant hurdle. If other polls in the primaries are done like this. The whole results and the questions of legitimacy will go-on even further.

That digital voting system is clearly not up for it. The old age ballots and counting would have made more sense at this point. Not like the digitalizing is making this more trustworthy. The stalling, the hours waiting and the lack of proper partial numbers doesn’t make it better.

The Organization of American States (OAS) should come with recommendations and guidance. They need to review these matter. Maybe even be invited to certain caucuses in the near future. To ensure the OAS Election Observation Missions could ensure proper polls and safety of the votes. Since, the DNC cannot manage it by itself.

The shady backdoor deals and the acquisitions and the ones behind the ACONYM, PACONYM and Shadow Inc makes it even more blurry. The app and the basis of trust isn’t there. The DNC should think of this and evaluate it. Because, this is not cutting.

Not matter whose winning in Iowa Primary Caucus Election of 2020. It isn’t their fault, but its the DNC and the Democratic Party. The candidates are the looser in this one. They are looking like fools, while the party members and voters are being played with too.

The winner here is not the Democrats, but the Republicans. As this is just making a bad case for the opposition party. When they cannot even run their own operation. The DNC looks weak and stupid, instead of as a strong alternative. When that might be true, these sort of elections reflects badly on the party and their leadership. This isn’t a sign of strength. Its a sign of weakness.

Where is OAS when you need it, maybe for the polls and primaries they could show up, monitor it and ensure they follow upon the recommendations. As the DNC seemingly needs some guidance to fix this. The perception is bad and by every hour the revelations aren’t getting better. Peace.

Opinion: A lot of flair, but very little substance in Mao

It is about that time. The Democratic Party internal elections ahead of delegations conference before the General Elections of 2021. Just like it was in 2010, 2015 and now in 2020. This happens every five years. Nobert Mao is on his second term and near the end of it. He was first elected to it in 2010. If elected again, it would be his third term as Party President. 

Over the years his stance and his significance has dwindled. Even other voices in the party matter more. Even more of his own cadres has been associated either with the NRM or with Besigye. The DP party is more split than ever before. This being MPs whose even have chosen to be by Bobi Wine and the People Power Movement. Meaning, the alliances is individually picked.

The DP Party isn’t a party of strength. Neither is it a party of loyalty. When DP MPs picks themselves to be Ministers and abandons the party along the way. Neither, is it that people choose sides between the Pressure Group and the People’s Government. That shows how the secretariat and the lack structure is there.

While the DP Party still have tried to be relevant with both the DP Block, which got two former cadres back in the fold to create the DP Block. Also, tried to tie in Bobi Wine and Mugisha Muntu in the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for the 2021 elections. Neither has succeeded.

Now, as the internal primaries is scheduled and rows are surfacing. Mao speaks of loyalty and claims party members are acting ill-loyal. Well, he haven’t sanctioned that in the past. He didn’t ban or stop Mbidde from gathering in around Museveni. Neither, did he stop the other from becoming part of the cabinet. Thirdly, he was only mad that two vital leaders joined the People’s Government. While he was silent on the ones associating themselves with Bobi Wine. So, his not consistent. At least not in respects to where people should go and what they should do.

Not like Mao has made a path, except for showing up as regular on NBS Frontline. His staple and uses his flamboyant style, but his not coming across as a unique leader. No, his just another man whose happen to have a title.

Mao acts like his supreme, like his Devine and shouldn’t be challenged for the Presidency in his own party. That should be false, especially if the party should differ from the NRM. Which is the main challenger ahead of 2021. Unless, they are kidding themselves and wants to be a NRM-Light. Something it has looked like for years and only a given few has gone astray. These has gone to greener pastures to leaders who really tries to fight the Self-Styled President for Life.

Alas, here we are in 2020. Mao talking out of his ass. Acting aloof and unjustifiable so. We can act indifferent. However, we should know that he wants to reign the party. He earns on being in the President. Not like he will try again as an MP in Gulu. He should, because that he got a shot to succeed. While, he doesn’t have a change by any margin to uproar society and elect him President of all.

Mao couldn’t even run as a candidate in the previous election, and he was abysmal as a Presidential Candidate in 2011. Don’t expect magic from him in 2021. He was also one of the proud donkeys supporting Mbabazi. So, we know how compromised he can become. That is just the way it is.

If he continues like this its soon a micro-NRM. A small lookalike and a front of an opposition party. Where the beholden leader by nature is Mao. Instead of elections, it is selections of the ones loyal to him. Instead of people picking the most viable candidates. Is that what Mao wants? Seems so, right? Peace.

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