As an idealist pacifist humanist with a barrage of flaws and contradictory ideas, running away from some notion of peculiar perfectionist ideals, I believe nothing is impossible. We think it and so it is. I think impossible, therefore it is.
Attitude is overrated and has highly been commercialized and
sensationalized in the past odd decade or two...in Kenya and Africa at
large. We went from meek 'fuata Nyayoism' to overzealous 'Haki Yetu!isms' practically overnight, and in that way shifted the very tread-lines on the wheels of change.
All very well and good.
Where it became a problem was when, as is ever so blatantly obvious in Kenya and to a certain extent East Africa, attitude began being peddled as a commodity. As a brand that could be imbibed tele-kinetically without having to be practised and / or perfected.
I speak, good people and otherwise, about the Imagine This Nation campaigns, the Najivunias and Brand-Vision-Stimuli macho bravado we the chest-thumping buffoons and ignorance buffs have been drip-fed for so long now that even the smarter Kenyan / African - and I tread very lightly on the word smarter - has been relegated to an obliviously euphoric walking template convinced on premises of nonexistent Utopia.
This is not a script from Zombies™ ©, the reality TV show from your daily existence. Or lack thereof it. This is not about you. Neither is it about me, and especially not about me sitting here, cozied up in posh Kampalan Suburbia on the hospitality of a human who was a total stranger all of 15 hours ago. Much less about me poisoning you with lyrical logic.
It is about the Son of Africa. He may rise in the western bliss and dancing lights of hopeful horizons and fattening piggies and piggy banks, but he sets in the dingy dinghies in eastern docks, the cyclicly redundant errors of blissfully arrogant ignorance.
Think, Africa! Yes you are, you can and
are going to be alright.
"There is never failure, ever;
there is only ever feedback."