Mzati at it again: ‘It could be you–next’

If this article does not make sense to you, it is because common sense does not make sense often.

But if you let anger and all other preconceived ideas give way to common sense, you will appreciate that this piece is about your safety, not anyone’s, but yours.

People have raised questions about recent fires and deaths. All fingers point at the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and government. Yet so many questions remain unanswered. This lack of answers and clarity is because we are asking wrong questions about wrong people—the DPP and its government.

Common sense tells us that the DPP has everything to lose by torturing opponents’ property and killing those opposing it. The opposition has everything to gain from fires and deaths of government critics. This is so because a friend betrays a friend, not an enemy, for an enemy has nothing to gain from betraying an enemy.

The aim of every opposition party, everywhere, is to make people or voters lose trust in the ruling party. If this goal is not achieved, the opposition aims at making people angry with the ruling party.

Mzati Nkolokosa: Author

Now that the demonstrations meant to facilitate regime change have visibly failed to happen again, regime change strategists have resorted to a different kind of strategy: to instill fear in people and make them angry at the DPP. These regime change strategists know that there is a ready culprit, not suspect, and this is the DPP and its government. Every fire is caused by the DPP. Every death is caused by the DPP. Every evil is from the DPP.

This is the first achievement of the regime change strategists: to make people stop thinking and accuse the DPP and government every time, every day.

So, what the regime change strategists will do is to commit evil acts, knowing pretty well we shall all accuse the DPP and its government. A common sense question here: Why should the DPP do acts that are making it unpopular? The common sense answer should direct us to enemies of the DPP, those who are doing evil to push their opposition politicians to form the next government. But as I have said, common sense does not make sense often. So, if this does not make sense to you, don’t be surprised.

Now this is about your personal safety. I suspect that there is a team of regime change strategists involved in some of the evil acts in our society. The chain of events, from fires to deaths, is not an accident. Two brains should be at work. I say two because history teaches us that such evil acts are planned by a team of two for the sake of speed and trust.

More than two would mean more disagreements and a likelihood of secrets being revealed. The target for the strategists should be DPP and government vocal critics because their misfortune will make the DPP unpopular. This is about politics, dirty politics, anything that would help them get into power, so beware.

This is my advice:

If you are a university student and want to play an active part in politics, restrict your participation to campus party wings. Never ever join party thugs outside campuses. At best, the thugs will never trust you; at worst, they will kill you for fear that you may reveal some of the dirty work they do.

As a university student, you will ask questions and thugs don’t want questions. They say something and it must happen. Never risk your life with thugs who never went beyond Standard Three. You have a future, they don’t have one. You have a life, they have bare existence.

They are not afraid to kill and die. Their advantage is that when they kill you, everyone will point fingers at the DPP and its government. So, they will go free. We will ask wrong questions about wrong people and the goal of the strategists shall have been achieved.

If you are a vocal civil society activist, don’t be scared of the DPP and its government. The DPP has everything to lose by inflicting misfortune on you. It is those who come to you as friends that will eliminate you because your death will make people angry with the DPP. Beware where you drink. Beware your bottle. Beware where you go. Beware your commitments. At worst, beware nothing because the regime change strategists will send you thugs to kill you brutally at home and blame the DPP and its government.

Politicians have used you to organise demonstrations that have failed. Now they can use your death to win public sympathy. If this does not make sense, it is because common sense does not make sense often.

If you are a journalist critical of the DPP and its government, be scared because your death will mean possible votes for the opposition. So, if there is anyone you should fear, it is the regime change strategists, not the DPP. The regime change strategists can eliminate you knowing all fingers will point at the DPP and its government.

If you are an academic critic of the DPP and government and you have been in the media calling government names, be scared of the regime change strategists you are working with because they know your death will make people angry. The opposition are your friends, yes; and only a friend can betray a friend, a stranger or an enemy has nothing to gain.

If you are not a politician, but you are critical of the DPP and its government, the regime change strategists will target you because your death will make people angry at the DPP and its government. Beware. They will not kill another politician because their strategy may backfire and because politicians use non-politicians to gain sympathy. So, in all this politicians will spare each other.

Finally, if you are a thinker like me, beware because the regime change strategists don’t want thinkers who see what people are not supposed to see.

These regime change strategists will kill you, knowing well that people will direct their anger at the DPP and its government. The strategists will use your death to castigate the DPP and its government, and even if that helps them get into government, you will be gone, never to come back again. Your children will be suffering. The opposition that killed you, then in government, will not take care of them. Not at all.

The regime change strategists will come to your funeral, sit on comfortable chairs, make sympathetic speeches coated with human rights sugar, lay wreaths and win public sympathy knowing well they killed you. If this does not make sense, it is because common sense does not make sense often. But it ought to make sense because it is about your safety.

This is the tragedy we have now. We have stopped asking valid questions about valid issues and we are asking wrong questions about wrong people, the DPP and its government.

If the deaths will not make sense, it is because the strategists love it so. They direct the media and everybody else to ask wrong questions about wrong people, the DPP and its government.

But people who are likely to eliminate you are the regime change strategists, not the DPP and its government. The common sense part of it is that you should beware your association with those who want regime change. And beware: you could be the next target. So, beware.

*The author is a blogger and government journalist working at Malawi Broadcasting Corp.

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