A lie repeated many times becomes a truth

Below are some serious quotes from Vince Museve’s article originally published here

“…unless we Africans change our political narrative, we will continue to be limited by a victim mentality that our politicians articulate at every instance…”
“Their propaganda is relentless, and they have mastered the use of illusions to daily focus our attention on their vested interests, not the common good. Their forsaken egos cannot withstand scrutiny, so they protect them with lies, innuendo and half truths.”
“…despite the truth that their story about our reality has expired, they continue to hold on to the prejudice and struggles of the past in order to validate their current legitimacy. Their self worth is deeply ingrained in a past that no longer exists.”

“the problem (of neo-colonialism/imperialism) is continually framed as if there is some committee in the West that sits in this darkly lit and smoke filled room, and comes up with means and ways to punish Zimbabweans especially through sanctions, spying through NGO’s, support of opposition parties and many other wicked accusations that are incessantly regurgitated through our state media.”

“It is important that we reject this somewhat clever reframing of why we are underdeveloped because what it does; is to continually dis-empower us from taking the responsibility to address the socio economic problems that we have largely been responsible for creating.”

“This victim mentality worked in the past to unite Africans against colonialism or apartheid. It worked well in order for African countries to access aid and assistance during the armed struggle days, especially during the cold war era.
Unfortunately, it has also worked well to prolong dictatorships and entrench incompetent leaders.”

20130310-133216.jpgphoto by Drewski Mac

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One thought on “A lie repeated many times becomes a truth

  1. Reading your post a thought comes to me. How do you intrinsically value yourself within a relationship and society? As you gain awareness of this, could it help you understand aspects of neocolonialism which you speak of?

    Shakti

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