“A man with an National Resistance Movement – NRM yellow Beret has been nailed by yet to be identified people while in kalerwe a kampala suburb . Here at the Hotspot we condemn such acts of intolerance and violence” (Radio Simba Ffemw Mweffe, 29.08.2019).
The greatness of a man and movement is when it can turn the other chin, when the movement and people gathered around a cause in non-violence and with wishes of peaceful co-existence can move-on from its bloody past.
Even as the news spirals are going in cycle. When there are so much oppression and ill-activity from the state towards the Opposition. The opposition need to prove they are different from the ones currently ruling. Just like the innocent bystanders at rallies, public consultations, which has been hurt over the years. It is all state violence against and its wrong. The bullets which has killed and taken lives for taking part in opposition activity. We know this has happen in Republic and we condemn it.
The same shall be done over this matter. There is no justification or no right action to nail someone’s head over the Beret they are currently wearing. Just like the police get no favour arresting people for wearing red berets or printing Besigye T-shirts. That is just wrong, both are wrong.
The individuals who did this today to the man wearing the NRM beret needs to answer for their crime. Just like anyone should. Something the NRM and their authorities also needs to answer for. The acts of abduction, torture and safe-houses. The acts of political policing and the acts of violence against the people who shows up at opposition activities. Putting up roadblocks and arresting Turinawe/Amuriat-Oboi when they criss-crossing the Republic. Yes, we know about that.
Today’s action was wrong. No one has the right to inflict this hurt on anyone. Nobody should consider to do this harm. They shall answer to the authorities and to laws of the land. That is cool, but so should be done for injustice done with impunity over the years at the opposition. This shouldn’t be blown out of proportion. Yes, it is terrible and wrong.
But god damn-it. The state has systematically oppressed, abducted, detained and pinned charges on the opposition. It has as long as I can remember been violent against citizens when the opposition gathers, with mambas, tear-gas and live-bullets. There been hospitalization of innocent civilians and people have been fatally hurt. Therefore, the revolution eats its children.
Now, that being said. This is just mere tragic event, that no one earns a dime on. There is no political mileage. There never shall be, because the innocent and standby civilians are the ones who pay the price, while the Big-Men moves on. We all know the individual hurt today didn’t deserve it. Neither anyone who has been touched in other events either.
This just proves a set of breaking moral codes and it stems for the top, as the top-down orders are shown and the only way to answer it is by addressing it in the fashion. Then your not better, but the same. That is why the opposition needs to show finesse and humility, even in the midst of draconian laws and oppressive state. Since, its supposed to challenge the sinister acts and prove their character. The state will use all tools and ensure its power by all means. Therefore, this sort of acts, acts sadly as good spin for why the opposition is no better.
We know the state is brutal and uses force, uses the laws and the authorities to silence the dissident. Even as the fans and supporters of state goes into public. The opposition got to show they are better and not using the same violence the state does. Because, than they win. Peace.
“This is a new crusade. They branded us thugs but it was because we trusted them and they left us poor. In 1986, I was like 6 or 7 years when they took over and welcomed him(Museveni) as our darling but has let us down and people have lost hope in the country” (…) “I am in this struggle with you and not because of any financial gains. If I wanted money I would have gone to board the bus (NRM) because they have money. I am here to tell you that I am one of you.” (Jose Chameleone, 16.07.2019)
Even as Joseph Mayanja aka Jose Chameleone held his first Presser as the National Mobilizer in the Democrat Party Block or DP Block today. He said this scripted words, as he later been arrested by the authorities, first held at Kampala Metropolitan Police Station to be transferred to his own bar.
The real dying question is about his loyalty. Because, this man seemingly has no message, no sort of drive or political stance. The only things that pops up, is the money question. So therefore, I cannot buy his defiance against the President. A man that has paid this man for ages, years and even through his whole career. Not only the campaign song of 2016. No, long, long time, way back when.
Therefore, the whole opposition thing and becoming a standing principled lad in contrast to the President. I have a hard time believing. It doesn’t really matter, what words or play he puts forward. If it is a skit or song, its still seem like a façade. Not the real deal.
We know his not the real deal, as the newsflashes are coming as I am writing. He apologized to the authorities about his remarks. That President Museveni let the people down. He was sincerely apologetic and didn’t mean it. That is why they let him off the hook.
This shows what sort of man he is, a weasel, no a Chameleon in true fashion. He switches depending on what he needs to do. His nickname is his traits and that’s why I cannot trust this man.
I am not buying it, that Jose is a REAL OPPOSITION. No his a fake and fraud, his playing for the guards, hoping some naïve idiots takes the bait. That is who he is. Nothing else. It is that simple. Peace.
Don’t let Joseph Mayanja aka Jose Chameleone fool you by being the endorsed by the Democratic Party for the Lord Mayoral Candidate in Kampala for the General Election in 2021. His still the yellow fellow with loyalty to President Yoweri Museveni. This man is not an opposition guy, the guy who stood by and supported Museveni all these years. This musician, who have been eating of the campaigns and the support of the Presidency. He would never give that up.
That is why his just using the DP together with his brother Pallaso to have another flag behind him. Even if he is a loyalist to Museveni, which he has shown in the past. I do not believe he will ever go away from that, since he for over a decade stood by the Presient.
That is why it’s a front with the People Power fatigue and the DP Green flag-bearer behind him. The supposed feud with Ragga Dee, the previous candidate for Lord Mayor for the NRM. Which is just fitting, as two musicians possibly stands for the seat to beat twice incumbent Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, the People’s Government representative and former DP candidate too.
That is why Chameleone picks the DP, because they have won the seat before, not the NRM. Who haven’t had a shot in a while. His not stupid, even if his bar get closed for lacking funds, he is not paying his taxes on time and so forth. Still, his smart enough to now the gist and have the team behind him.
That is why Jose picks the DP. Not because his against the NRM or the President. No, he picks them to suck enough people in and get a machinery behind him. Even if that is Bwanika and few other misfits, they will still be better, than having the same surroundings as Ragga Dee had. Who couldn’t push him through the finish line last time in 2016!
That is why the musician turned politician have picked the DP. Not because he believes in the DP, but because he wants the NRM-lite behind him. He knew the UPC have nothing in Kampala. He knows the UFA and the Farmers Party isn’t really there, not even JEEMA. That is why he picked membership and endorsement from the DP.
Anyone else can be fooled by Chameleone, but you shouldn’t, his just trying to fit the bill that Ragga Dee couldn’t last time. Jose trying to be smart and use other paths to glory. The DP is just an engine, as he will not be compromised and act like his departed from the NRM. When, he really always have been a supporter and been someone behind the President. Because, by doing so, he knows that pays-off.
He can lie, he can play on stage, he can use the microphone and entertain, he can even write fantastic songs, but he cannot deceive the masses. He is the Chameleon, who tries to be green, but we all know deep in his heart, he is a yellow mellow fellow. Peace.