In his book “Black Skin, White Masks” Frantz Fanon advocates for revolutionary violence by the oppressed against their perceived oppressors.
To achieve revolutionary violence Fanon advocated for the consciousness of the sufferers and dehumanised by making them aware of their bad and squalid conditions and particularly by enlightening them on who is responsible for it.
According to Fanon the creation of consciousness among the oppressed will collectively align them on one side in readiness to take the revolutionary battle to the doorsteps of the oppressors.
The upshot foregoing is what Deputy President William Ruto and Tangatanga are trying to do or selling to Kenyans through HUSTLERS versus DYNASTIES narrative on the road to 2022.
DP RUTO and Tangatanga are wrongly and fallaciously using Fanon’s theories to hoodwink the poor that the reason why they are living SQUALIDLY is because the Kenyattas, Odingas, Mois, Kibakis, Wamalwas, Mudavadis, Nyagas, Nabweras etcetera dynasties have held government influence for long since independence and the only way for the HUSTLERS to get out of poverty is to resist them by all means and finally kick them out of power.
The bitter truths that the Tangatanga adherents are hiding from Kenyans through the blackmail of hustlers versus dynasties is that poverty has increased in Kenya through corruption, misuse of public resources by public officers, negative ethnicity, exclusivity and concentration of power in one or a few institutions.
The reason why Tangatanga brigade doesn’t want to talk clearly and succinctly about corruption, tribalism etc as the evils which have kept majority of Kenyans in abject poverty is because they are the conveyors and promoters of those vices in public office. That is why they are concentrating on one narrative of the hustlers versus the dynasties to hoodwink and mislead a few IGNORANT members of the public.
Furthermore tangatanga group appears to be peddling a sick myth that the reason the hustlers cannot progress is because those in power from politically established families have refused to give handouts to the poor who have never tested power. And hence the only solution to this is for a few HUSTLERS to get the reigns of power, steal public resources and dish out a few of the loot in form of wheelbarrows and mikokoteni to the poor. What an irony?!
It is high time William Ruto and Tangatanga should be stopped from misusing the revolutionary theories of Fanon for self preservation.
Poverty in Kenya cannot be defeated by the misguided HUSTLER and DYNASTY discourse. Poverty will be crushed through sound public policies which are strictly implemented devoid of negative ethnicity, exclusivity, corruption and maladminstration for public benefit.
It is high time that President Uhuru Kenyatta should start dealing with Deputy President William Ruto and his Tangatanga narratives headon. President Kenyatta has the state machinery at his disposal to stop Tangatanga and their misapplication of Frantz Fanon’s theories. Viva
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