Every nation, country, people is governed by four principal pillars: RELIGION, POLITICS, MILITARY & ECONOMY.
All four have at some point in time, played very important roles in deciding the steps a nation takes. They have caused uproars, wars, meltdowns. They can make or break a nation. But even amongst these pillars, there must be a chief cornerstone; politics. Politics is all about power change. And as power changes, so does everything that it controls.
Why we must understand power:
Power only comes into play via a relationship i.e two sides are involved. The idea behind power, simply put, is for one side to make the other do what they want. On a national scale, the two sides are: the government (politicians, political aspirants, government officials etc.) and us (you and I), the masses. If we understand that the ones with the power are out to bend us to their will, we will know how to play the game to obtain maximum benefit on our end. All the decisions made by those in authority are hardly felt by they themselves. The masses end up with the outcome of whatever has been set in stone behind closed doors. It is important that we wake up to this knowledge.
Consider this: what governors are affected by minimum wage?
What ministers have to deal with the fluctuation of fuel prices or are really affected by inflation of the price of food stuff?
Understand that we are in the direct line of fire when there is a tug of war for power in this county and we should know what side we stand with. We’ve been tossed and turned for too long by different regimes. We’ve been played for fools by every new hand of power we install and it is sad to think that we live under the delusions crafted by these hands.
We have power, we must use it.
Having power, knowing that you have power and using the power are different stages of exercising power.
What is this power that we have?
The constitution to defend our rights, human rights act that tells us how much freedom we can exercise, information about national and local events
How must we take as much power as we can into our hands?
- Being equipped: to have voter’s card, national ID cards
- Knowing the constitution: your rights, the dos and don’ts of individuals, agencies, the laws that govern our nation
- Staying informed always: times and situations always changing in the political world, always make sure that you
- Exercising the freedom to protest peacefully
- Participating in socio-political events: VOTING DURING ELECTIONS.
We’re in the election season again. Are we going to play it like we always do? What price are we going to attach to our votes? Are we even going to participate? If you have a valid voter’s card, please do go out to vote. If you don’t, still stay informed during this time. Share, repost happenings around you. It might just help someone else.
Share your take on politics, the on-going political season and the polling station drama around you.