Sunday, September 02, 2012

The Price of Big man Rule in Africa!

M7's never ending terms in office, a contrasting view!

Big man rule breeds the soft bigotry of low expectations! And here is why:

"Bigotry is the characteristic of a prejudiced person who is intolerant of opinions, lifestyles, or identities differing from his own."

Many of these big men think they are better than anyone else. They are the smartest people in the room. The notion of synergy from diversity has no place in their universe. And will go any length, by any means, to make sure that remains the status quo!

In the process they stifle a nations range of vision & perspective: from individual initiative, creativity & innovation. Able and capable opposition leaders that could do the job just as well or better are simply marginalized. This type of leadership not only limits our ability to challenge the status quo, but also stifles our ability to reach our fullest potential.

Big man rule and its demagoguery are the biggest threat to African democracy!

This unfortunate & unquestioned paradigm of overextended one man rule in Africa is fundamentally undemocratic. It creates monster autocrats, instead of service oriented leaders! Its the soft bigotry of an untenable omniscient leadership! Africa deserves better than this cult of Big man rule! It's within our democratic ability to change this anachronistic paradigm!

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