Madness I tell you. That is what is going on these days. I am not sure I can keep up anymore with the level of madness that you find in Kenya today. When a mad man tells you that you are mad, maybe you really are mad. It’s what he knows best. Madness. Now that madness seems to be “in season” let’s talk. One mad person to another.
Talking of madness, how is it that people who barely have enough for themselves, fall prey to schemes in which they enrich other people. Seriously, I don’t have enough for myself yet someone will somehow convince me that to get more I will need to give them the little that I have? Logically, this principle works this way, if I have and someone else doesn’t, I give to the one who doesn’t have. If you don’t have and then you give the little you have to the one who already has, then you my friend, are a competitor! You are mad.
If we were to do a madness challenge, the person who barely has anything to give and yet finds something to give to the one who already has hoping to get more would take the cup! Let’s break it down further, even the model and instructions in The Bible are; to eat, you work. Simple. That is why people often pray and ask that “…the work of their hands…” be blessed.
So while the rest of the sober and sane world works an entire month to get a salary at the end of the month, you want to “sow a seed” so that you can get “certain fast returns”? You my friend are out of your mind. That’s a pyramid scheme. You are greedy and you are cutting corners and that’s why someone is preying on you instead of praying for you. Here is an even better idea. Don’t pay rent anymore. Get a sack and a corner like the rest of us. You are mad.
So you woke up in the morning took a shower and dressed up like a sane person. Then you went to a religious institution where the leader tells you to show the entire world your breast (the one that you had covered very well when you left the house perhaps because you knew that was the right thing to do). Your own father and mother would never ask you to do that, your teachers in school didn’t either, your husband at home (if you have) has never asked you to do such a thing.
In fact if your boss dared to suggest such a thing you would sue him and he would spend the rest of his business life behind bars. But this stranger, not a doctor, a man asks you to show the world your breast and you do so? You are probably mad and under a spell. I hope it’s not contagious. Grab your corner. Feel at home. With us, even if you walk naked no one will care. You are lucky you got to rehearse madness before you became mad. Some woke up one morning and alas!
But don’t worry, actually be proud of your new status. There are people who are fighting their status. They walk around like sane people but if you look closely they aren’t. Here is your consolation. Every five years, these people will wake up early in the morning spend the better part of their day queuing to vote. That’s doesn’t sound mad right? Wait till you hear who they are voting for. That’s where the madness checks in.
They will vote for someone who for the last many years has been making the same promises to them but never delivering anything. Yet they will wake up early in the morning vote for him/her, spend the entire day watching TV to see if “their leader has won” and even pray that God would allow the leader they voted for to win. Others will vote for a person with a criminal record or a bad reputation and hope that they will deliver what they promised.
Once “their leader” wins, their lives becomes worse, while that of the person they voted for becomes better. Their kids will get poor education in congested classroom if any, while the politician will take their children to international schools. They will spend hours or days trying to access good health services while their leader will get the best treatment outside the country. They will work hard, earn less, pay more taxes as their leader works less if at all, and gets tax exempt packages. They will lose the little they have earned to robbers and thugs as insecurity soars all the while the politician gets more security and adds another layer of tint to his armored vehicle. As their roads get worse and worse, his car gets higher and higher.
And then as if that’s not enough madness, after five years of doing absolutely nothing, he/she will come back with 200 bob and they will validate him as a good leader that remembers his people. He will get into his car and speed off. As the dust settles they will realize that 200 bob for five years is not much. But it’s not the first time they have been taken advantage of. Nope neither is it the last.
So you see my friend, you might have shown your sick breast to world and they thought you mad. Well, even we mad people thought you mad but that’s not the point. The point is, they only see other people’s madness. Never theirs. Just like the leader of your religious institution, their political leaders continue to prey on them while they pray that the bad leader they voluntarily chose changes.
I pray too. I pray that one day we can all loose our minds. Maybe then, our sight will be better and our decisions wiser. If not, well, we were mad. What did we expect?