I was going to post something here on the National Social Security Fund and what it means to me as a contributor and therefore, an interested party to the whirlwind but between trying to crop a picture of Uganda’s security minister and staring down WordPress so the page will open, I lost the zeal. What do I know?
Not trying to go all intarekcho but, have you read Andrew Mwenda’s Op in Vision? I think the issues at hand are at a danger of being lost in the kavuyo. What the media, and you know who that is, has done is put the NSSF/Temangalo/Alcon issues out in the open. That the politicos think this is a good opening line to take one back against those in power is not that important and should not be blamed on the messengers. It is very easy to blame a paper because everyone says that is what it is known do but is there a point in this battle? The media informed the public. Why should the financial practices of the messenger come into question?
So I just went over to Carlo’s and got all broody over that post on The Dark Knight and Free Will faith. Yeah, faith and the things one gets into wide-eyed, knowing that convention rules that the other option is the truth. It takes guts to have faith in something because someone’s always going to come around and shoot your believes full of holes.
Like the million questions that come up in my head everyday about things that are already in the Bible yet I always feel like I need them to be explained by a contemporary before they strike something in me. Like the whole Tithing debate, which is over-simplified by zealots who cut it down to that verse in Malachi that says if you don’t tithe, you are stealing from God. And you do not want to be stealing from God, God forbid!
I always felt that this was a very simplistic explanation to the whole thing. And there were many other (still are) that confused me because I would not find the answers in the plain text of my NIV. But I have made my peace with issues like “why should I tithe?” from simple discussions with contemporaries.
These are the debates that will take precendence in my mind over others like whether or not Mr Mbabazi is to blame in the NSSF saga. It might be important for me to keep an ear to the ground, seeing as he and his ilk are in charge of running the country and therefore, have my puny little life in their hands but debates like this have come and gone in this country and nothing’s changed.
Good and Evil. Constantly at war within us. An eternal fight.
If the minister is paying for some unseen sin against his party and this is just the Party doing a Rubashov on him, he will fall and someone else will take his place. Meanwhile, my life will continue being as lousy as it is or even worse.