James Nyondo metaphysical stance on Malawi: ‘We’ve nauseating prejudice towards one another’

In the midst of heightened talk about the sad situation that has become the Republic of Malawi, that is, as regards – essentially – its economic and social being, National Salvation Front (Nasaf) president James Nyondo makes his contribution in a manner that is not only strange but also thought-provoking. He seems to be off-target, yet abstractedly he aptly hammers the nail on the head about the country’s present state of being.

Nyondo

Nyondo

“The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one.” Stekel

Children regardless of race, tribe or social standing have a natural ability to connect. As we get older we start losing this natural ability to connect. Animals such as hyenas and birds never lose the ability to stay connected no matter how old they become.

Hyenas in Nyika National Park will not have animosity towards hyenas in Lengwe National Park. But, We, Malawians, occupying a small country, which has never experienced war, have deep-rooted, nauseating prejudice towards one another.

We hate. We hate for no apparent reason at all. We hate someone from another tribe or region because he was born on the other side of the mountain and we were born on this side. We hate him because his last name is associated with a certain group. We hate one another because our ancestors settled in different parts of present day Malawi.

We do not use guns nor machetes nor spears to fight, but we cripple one another by denying one another resources. Those in charge of public resources make sure that those on the “wrong” of the mountain do not receive any resources that can transform their lives. They make sure that there are no opportunities for advancement on that side of the mountain. But when they die, all Malawians regardless of tribal, regional, religious or whatever affiliation show solidarity because our culture glorifies death but denigrates life.

If Malawian presidents were in charge of the air we breathe, some sections of our society would have been denied this life giving fuel.

How do we solve these problems?

Love is the most powerful force there is, and it is free and readily available to all. It never runs out, yet we ignore this very powerful force. We try to unite our kind of people by telling them that they can only advance in life if the people they hate, from the other side of the mountain, are denied opportunities. We never unite through love but through hate.

Why cannot we be on the same kindness wavelength as our Creator? Let us live lives of cheerful kindness towards all. Start thinking, feeling and acting kindly towards all. When we give kindness, we receive kindness.

Before speaking or writing let us ask ourselves: is what I am about to say or write going to bring harmony or pain or divide people? Let us learn to bring correction without causing offence. Leaders especially cannot just say things without thinking. We will never correct anyone or anything by condemning him or by condemning it.

Thoughts impact us, influence how we behave. We judge the man/woman because of his last name or because he belongs to people behind the hated mountain and we judge him without examining the contents of his brain.

God fearing people?

God fearing people know that all human beings are experiencing only a temporary human experience and they do all their living from this perspective. They are acutely aware that the only time when they are normal is when they are loving, kind, merciful to all people regardless of their station in life or their ethnicity, language or gender. They find their purpose in serving others.

Ask the sun why it gives us warmth and light: it is his nature to do so, it will tell you.

Children of God never have the concept of enemies.

 

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19 thoughts on “James Nyondo metaphysical stance on Malawi: ‘We’ve nauseating prejudice towards one another’”

  1. mtumbukangoni says:

    U seem to have some great idea but u don’t perform it when it comes in your way. So shut up!!! and mind your own business!!!

  2. Apa Nyondo ndiye walasa
    Ndichifukwa chake simudzamunva Imraan Sadick ali busy Mtumbuka this Mulomwe that,Mtonga this
    Amalawi nkhondo yathu ili muntima
    Jelasi`kufunirana zoyipa–zija zomati atumbuka kapena achewa amakondana okhaokha ndizabodzaso
    Khala nawo pafupi udzawona akudandaulanaso
    How I wish sometimes I was not a Nyasalandelian,really amangwetu we should learn to love one another
    “Resentment is like drinking poison and then
    hoping it will kill your enemies.” – Nelson Mandela

  3. wodabwa says:

    mr nyondo u r a true son of malawi

  4. Mafiloe says:

    Yah i think its time for our leaders to grow some good brains, lets love each other if we want to develop this nation

  5. Nyamazi says:

    Mr. Nyondo, thanks for your contribution on the topic under discussion. A good example is the way we northerners are treated in our different areas of society that we live in especially in work places.

    A man or lady from the north can be of a very junior rank in a work place but because he or she is from the north, the treatment he or she gets from the bosses becomes very negative against the rules of the job. Always being abusive, e. g. akuMpoto awa. or akuMpoto ndi obvuta awa, etc, etc. The DPP Government of late BIngu set a very bad example of abusive and hatred towards people of the North. May his soul rest in hell please.

    What wrong have we done?

  6. Makhalapwiya says:

    A Nyondo zinakuvutani basi.Vomerezani. You are too young to rule this country. You are just a dying horse.I know you are still nursing the frustrations.To you brother, never dream of becoming a president one day.Anzanu awiri a PP nawonso akulira. Tikumangani simunati. Your two fellow northerners are making noise chifukwa JB tinakamutaya kumanda.Ine Makhalapwiya ndikuti munyamanyi muona.Fotseki! Go to hell nonsenu atatu and get married to the devil’s sister!! You have nothing to offer ndima cashgate anuwo!Shut up!! Who told you to be a Northerner????????

    1. Lilaka Nena says:

      eh eh eh a makhalapwiya mwakwiyatu koma mfundo mulibe!!!!!!! tanenani za constructive inu… just because a man failed in elections doesn’t mean he doesn’t have a voice… … lessons in love doesnt have to divide. dont be such a tribalist zimakuonetsani kupanda nzeru…. Chikhalireni sitinanveko abwana anga aAPM akuti a senga inu, or angoni inu or achewa inu…. koma anthu ngati inu ndiye owononga

  7. Nkasai says:

    Good thinking

  8. obanda says:

    Vuto lake anthu andalenu mumatelo koma mukangosakhidwa zonse mumaziiwala example yabwino nde ndi uyu opanda mano uyu mumati ndani kkkkk pitala

  9. Jamie says:

    Mtumbuka kulankhulako zomanga dziko. Kkk. Tell this to your fellow nyikarians. Ife munatikwana. Musiye kaye nepotism m’ma office ndiye tizamvera zonena zanu. We are better off in this country without mtumbuka. Ndiyekhayo amene akuwona kuti APM sakuyendetsa bwino dziko. Munthu wa ntopola.

  10. matrix says:

    True

  11. Bob says:

    Well said. I hope every reader will reflect on their deeds

  12. Unity says:

    Munthuyu amakamba za nzeru nthawi zonse and even his party’s manifesto has been brilliant but the gvt of the can’t take him aboard to help develop this our beloved nyasaland koma kungotenga anthu opanda mutu okhaokha amene chomwe amadziwa nkusolola basi.

  13. Nasaf guy I salute you. Your thinking capacity is beyond the thinking capacity of the devil. It’s true evil unites malawians. We are very good at sharing grief but not love. Our positions in different societies don’t preach peace and tranquility but always explore ways of bringing each other down regardless of the impact that evil will be. This behaviour is mainly displayed among the so called the educated ones but the poor in the typical villages will stay together without chaos but yet they are of different ethnic grouping . What unites them is natural love. Let’s borrow a leaf from our locals then love will reign among us all the time.

  14. Innocent says:

    Good preaching but apply it! Its not that obvious as ‘love’ as you say. This nation need a ‘ Truth and Reconciliation Committee’ as there are deep seated wounds to clarify and repent to one another!

  15. Chalula says:

    Let’s change our discourse on terms like “tribe” “South, Central, North regions” and rename them. May our children’s children will live in a United malawi. I suggest we call them something else because the term “tribe” was promoted by colonialists in order to divide us.

  16. Tengupenya says:

    it is not easy to love foes. the core divisive issue has been the neglect of local government capacities that would allow the ethnic groups control their destiny. at national level, the subjects of equity policies must be local government areas in terms of opportunities for citizens in those geographical areas. so share equitably all aspects of socio development. at local level, the subject of equity policies should be individual citizens.

  17. janssen says:

    love is of God and politics is of the World .Do not mix the two.

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