Sunday, November 30, 2008

Siasa: Mchezo Mchafu au Wachezaji Ndio Wachafu?


Politics is about acquiring and maintaining power (and of course doing something good about it). But, is it necessary to dirt yourself up and others in the process of getting and keeping power?

4 comments:

SAIDI YAKUBU said...

I do not subscribe to the adage ''politics is a dirty game' it is only a game without (properly known) rules, it therefore comes down to who the players are!

As Obama said '' this (2008) election means so much to a lot of people, but if you have nothing substantive to say, you make a big election about small things''!

Hivyo inategemea mchezaji ni nani, we all have a leaf to pick on the US election, it was as clear as sky as to whether politics is a dirty game or not...


Now for the softer side to understand politicians;

A Priest went to a Barber shop for a hair cut, afterwards he took his wallet for payment, the barber said ''No thanks, I consider this a service to the lord'' the next day the barber received 12 bibles a thank you note.

The following day, a Policeman turned up for a hair cut, afterwards he took his wallet for payment, the barber said ''no thanks I consider this a service to the community''. The next day the barber received a box with 12 doughnuts and a thank you note.

The following day, A politician turned up for a hair cut, Afterwards he took his wallet for payment, the barber said ''no thanks I consider this a service to the country''. The next day 12 POLITICIANS turned up!

Politics eeh!

Saidi Yakubu, Dodoma.

Anonymous said...

Very interesting subject!, it all depends on time and perception,

Yes, Obama would be seen by many as fine example of a true POLITICIAN, is there a FALSE Politician ?? answering the second question, again it is totally depends on public persception and timings,

For instance, Obama seen as a face of change, Hope, fascination, inspiring leader to many, particularly the blacks in America, but that could change in time.

To conclude, I would not have a right answer to this question, but VERY INTRIGUING INDEED.

BUT, and this is a BIG BUT!, We are all looking up for our politicians for solutions! and if they break that line then we get the answer just like Saidi is proposing, and that would be given by many, I mean a BIG MAJORITY! I remember in school days, we would define SIASA as Uongo ulio na ukweli! BUT WELL SAID SAID.

By Mchangiaji

Field Marshall Es said...

Siasa ni mchezo mchafu sana na una rules zake, tena very serious ones ambazo ukizikosea tu japo kidogo basi utachafuka kuliko siasa yenyewe.

Siasa ni kama hesabu either unazijua au huzijui, lakini huwezi kubahatisha ukafanikiwa, ndio maana ni mchezo ambao hauna maadui wala marafiki wa kudumu, ndio maana leo Mama Clinton anaweza kuua waziri wa nje wa Obama.

Kwa hiyo siasa ni mchezo mchafu ambao ni lazima uchezwe na wanasiasa wachafu, kwa sababu bila ya kua mchafu wa siasa na ukaucheza basi utaishia kuchafuliwa na wachafu waliobobea na siasa, na mfano mzuri ni rais wetu wa zamani Mkapa, ambaye sio siri kwamba hakua mchafu wa kutosha kuweza kuucheza mchezo mchafu wa siasa unavyotakiwa, ndio maana sasa amechafuka sana na anaelkea kuchafuliwa zaidi ni kwa sababu hakufuata the rules, Mwinyi aliyekua anajua the rules tizama alipo sasa msafii kama kama maji ya mtungini.

Mutu said...

By definition (statement conveying fundamental character) !Politics it the art and science of governance and person involved is politician.So if it the art everybody can make and conduct its art of their own stlye.Ndio maana tunasikia siasa chafu ,siasa baya,siasa safi you name them......
Kulingana na demokrsia inataka kiongozi kuchaguliwa na wana jamii,basi kiongozi hana budi kuonyesha ni bora na anafaa kushinda mwenzake ili apate kuchaguliwa.By this time when politician starting characterized themselves into dirt game.Kwanza huaza kwa kwa kuonyesha alichofanya awali kuwa ni kikubwa kushinda hualisia wenyewe na kufanya wasioweza au kupata mwanya wa kufanya uchunguzi akinifu kuamini hayo.Pili katika mantiki hii hii ya kuonyesha yeye ni bora zaidi inafika zamu ya kuonyesha kuwa mwezake si bora na hafai katu,hapa hutajwa udhaifu wa mpinzani na sifa mbaya zake zote mbaya za kiutawala.Ki chama huwa pia kuna kikundi cha propaganda na fitna.Sasa hizi fitna ndio mbaya "you smear the opponent to the max"
At the end of the day we find out majority of politicians they play dirty,and they say "if you play dirty stay dirty "na hasa unapotaka kutetea uongo wa kwanza inabidi useme uongo mwingine na ili uonekana si muongo you going to produce infinity chain of lies.
So if politics is made of politicians as school is made of teachers and students ,then mathematically politics is the function of politicians.
Jumla ya yote ni kuwa siasa ni mchezo mchafu kama inaundwa na wachezaji wachafu.Kwa hiyo kama unaingia ktk siasa jua ni mchezo mchafu logically kwa kuwa utakao kutanao ni wengi wao art zao zimejaa uongo ,unafiki,upakaziaji/ paka matope wengine...na michezo ningine michafu unaoijua.
Na ungo mwingine unahalalisha ati kudumisha amani.
Kwa mfano siasa ya Bongo pia ni mfano wa "siasa mchezo mchafu"
Na mbaya zaidi bongo inaenda siku zote nchi zingine huwa hasa kipindi cha kutwaa madaraka baada ya hapo graph ya siasa safi hupanda juu na siasa chafu hushuka approach to zero.

Nachelea kusema kuwa hii blog pia inaweza kutumika kama sehemu ya siasa michezo Mchafu(no offense).Sio mbaya fanya matumizi ya technojia.But we giong to deal with that perpendicular.Usibane tu michango ya watu maana personal interest utapeleka wapi....baba,kazi.Ok you chose to stay in the kitchen then you have to stand the heat.
Stay good,be good.

Mutu