This is the second time this is happening:
The review of Invictus; the clown who wrote the story had the audacity to give it a nice big picture, probably a google picture but not enough time to find out that in the movie, the SpringBoks‘ arch rivals were actually the ALL BLACKS of NEW ZEALAND, not to be confused with the Wallabies of Australia.
Look, the least I expect is the truth, not a lot of fancy stuff, just simply the truth. It is Uganda’s biggest problem, marveling over the grandiloquence and being cheated in that single act of “village-ness“. Big election slogans like “Quarter pin” and “Senyondo” and the still have the The Daily Monitor give a supplement on 24 years in power!
I’m indidgnant because these are the things that force me to have discussions where people say “..But the Daily Monitor said..!” and in a room full of people who think any alternative to the New Vision must be right, I’m gouged with evil eyes because I’m saying that Jonah Lomu single-handedly lifted te sport of Rugby onto the world stage; its own child, its very first Megastar.
I’m forced to, without compunction, call them idiots and damn the newspaper in the same breath. Like that time NTV was congratulating Obama and they said that world, development ethicist “Jeffrey Sax” had sent his best wishes. This station is revered all over the nation and no one took the time to find out that Jeffrey’s other name is “Sachs”?
Th truth, we have a responsibility too the 50,000 pairs of eyes that read these pages. Some are government officials which is why the figure is not exactly twice the circulation figures of 32,000: the government official don’t read the papers, they see pictures.
Some others are members of parliament, that decrepit conservative institution that wants to eat its own every time it has a chance. Cannibals they are, I tell you!
Others are parents, teachers, uncles, aunties, idiots, sugar daddies, all who read this information and pose by dropping it like little nuggets of information for young impressionables to pick up. They use it to impress, to show off, to boast, to goad, to bully, to genuinely teach, and, to guide.
But the greatest injustice is to the young minds that are discovering the world around them, hearing , smelling, seeing, reading, learning and taking in all this to be able to make sense of their lives. They are are the worst affected; victims of a negligent, fat, inept editor who failed to Google the damn country! and they have no idea what to look for on the map.
So they grow knowing a lie to be the truth until one day in the Zain Africa Challenge when they stand between themselves, their country’s pride, USD $250,000, and the greatest moment of their lives and the question is asked: …….