Ladies and gentlemen we are gathered here today to mourn the mental burfing of a so called kenyan ‘elite’ and also because I have had enough of my generation being blemished by first generation hitlers who have ‘experience’ which is viewed as unsung power and they severly suffer from a chronic case of the superiority complex. My dear reader they simply believe they are right and we are wrong and when the cards are all stacked on the table you will be as equally disappointed when you realise their basis of argument is that my generation hasn’t experienced life enough for us to share the same table. I remember reading that accursed post on crazy Monday and I was infuriated by the one sided, not to add, irrelevant points raised by someone I deem fit enough to be called my fellow intellect.
The article starts by stating a report released that shows the Kenyan youth are okay with getting rich through corruption, and adore successful beneficiaries of the advice. Wait up! I want to know the Kenyan youth who participated in this study. Kudos for speaking your mind, and what is wrong with being okay with corruption as a considerable path to success? We are not saying it is okay but it’s the system we found and we were raised up to survive and so we survive. And to be honest who wouldn’t…would you rather suffer dire consequences or escape with a slap on the wrist and learn from it and you can either stop doing what you view as not right or learn how to do it more carefully.
They further go on to say most of us cheat in exams and we are morally rotten. You constantly push as to the peak of our abilities slaving us like donkeys in the mines then later complain that a dozing child in class is very lazy and yet you fail to consider there is the possibility that the child might also have been overworked. The elderly are such experienced blind people the only path they envision is education forgetting that if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it shall forever believe it’s stupid and once the fish begins to find comfort in swimming rather than climbing, it is quickly reduced to a rebellious useless organism because it simply decided to do what it feels it needs to do. Then you begin wondering are we slanged because we are rebellious or simply we go against what the elderly want us to do simply on basis of different perceptions.
Spend so many nights being patronized and drilled to understand ‘lazma upite mtihani’, ‘usipopita mtihani wewe ni mjinga’, when you don’t pass the exams they would rather flog you other than help you grow first and even if it is to flog a horse there has to be a line drawn…there is only irony in mercilessly thumping a cripple till they walk rather than offering a wheelchair or another route towards success. I believe people cheat in exams sometimes to level the playing field – I mean will you compete fairly when everyone is cheating. But what drives people to cheat the most is to live up to the highest expectations of other people who constantly remind you to be comfortable with who you are and know yourself but oh well to preach water and drink wine is common these days.
And about morality…I think that is an individual blemish; don’t generalise all for the faults of a few same way we do not call every single elderly man a sponsor or a malingering drunkard aimlessly blaming the world for his mistakes. It’s funny when monsters start calling demons bad influential statistics on the society.
Then the man goes on to ironically say parents these days over pamper their children. Again I wonder, is it really over-pampering or is it because you view it as unethical; an opinion is what it is nothing more. I was part of ‘the days gone by where kids got clobbered into proper men and women the minute they begin crawling and speaking’. Spare the rod and spoil the child is a statement we all agree upon but I don’t believe I want to clobber my child into proper men and women I’d rather guide them into proper men and women how I deem fit and know best, taking into consideration there aren’t any rule books about parenting; after all it is an art evolving with plots to follow but plots that the artist deems acceptable. I got hot food forcefully pushed down my throat with simultaneous nasty slaps and pinches if the method was unsuccessful it was mostly because u were already in pain crying making it impossible to concentrate on eating and sometimes I was just not hungry and would protest quietly by not chewing. This would be marked as ‘ujeuri’ and your whole munching time is spend eating out of fear from threats that would put a snake out of business and dare u cough in an attempt to avoid suffocation, oh my! Fwaa! You won’t see that ‘mshipi’ coming but u will end up crying…if this is how you want me to raise my kid abeg wait for the fruit of your loins and raise them like that.
If your kid turns out bad then the only person to blame would be the parent especially one with uncouth parenting skills. We grew up on the other side of supper and I resented my parents then because most times they were so unfair and insensitive. I would rather pamper them to eat or get slightly aggressive if I believe they are being truant but not to the point I am masquerading child brutality as deserved punishment. I am young but I am not stupid. If I see it fit to celebrate when my child eats, is it wrong? Is it wrong to throw them graduation parties even though it’s just kindergarten? We show our appreciation and happiness and I can damn well choose to throw a party when my baby gal says dada or go to Disney land just cause the little man grew his first teeth. So I ask you Tom Malesi why are you hating? Might it be you are a lonely person coming of a bitter divorce or is the sky red on your side of the world?
What if you clobber your child and they still do not eat? What if you kill your own offspring, God forbid, will u say I was raising my child properly by clobbering him so that he can eat? When your child successfully passes from one stage to another isn’t it a cause for celebration? If you have the money and you have the time and you still have your dreams in focus…will it be called a waste of resources to remind a child that their good work was noted and it made their parents quite happy. Sir, please stop being a sour lemon. Some things parents do become accumulated problems that may affect a child’s character negatively and you fail to notice this now but what if one day they live a tramautized life introverted from the society. We turn our children into what they are and blame them when it turns around and bites us in the ass forgetting that Frankenstein was also to blame for Frankenstein’s monster.
You deem your generation such saints and you were results of the severe clobbering times and I look at where this country is, leadership wise, and it wouldn’t put a smile on anyone’s face…I can’t wait for my generation to take over as I see it being what this country needs or so I believe. A society of confused elements who desperately wish to reach the heights of 1st generation countries and so they work with borrowed tactics but are quick to condemn the fruits of such seeds. We didn’t plant them we were planted …so don’t blame the seed blame the poor farmer.
Raise your kid how you deem fit, just make sure by the end of your job they grow to be well stable people of the society who can work in empowering it and surviving how they know best. You don’t celebrate your kids’ achievements and then stand surprised when they tell you they feel under appreciated or buy them cheap resemblances of shoes not because you can’t afford but because you want them to learn to live with less and I wonder didn’t u work hard to give your child the best of everything to buy them an expensive shoe when they want it isn’t bad, it should only be called spoilt when your child throws tantrums when asking for something that can’t be afforded. I believe children listen and understand and they learn and so I wish to have a communicating relationship with my children throughout my entire parent-hooding. It doesn’t kill to talk to a child and listen to how they view the world if you can reach out to that part of reason and then the use of force may be null and void but if truancy persists then please grab your belt and whoop that ass to bare back and beyond.
Raise your own kid and I shall raise my own. What are you doing pinching my child? If they wrong you just bring them to me and I will do the same with yours. I can’t be okay with it …soon it may be a leeway for slightly seducing my wife because you find her attractive or take my car for a spin ‘juu unafika kwa duka tu urudi’. I don’t think most parents if not all are okay with the idea of having your child clobbered by someone else. What if in ‘correcting’ the neighbour’s truant child, they end up in the hospital and that’s when you start looking like a soaking wet cat with the tail in between the legs shivering saying ‘nimemguza tu akaanguka’ then u get slapped with assault and battering or does the law have another name for it?
Then the bogus marriages issue, would you stay with someone for ten years even though in the third year you already realised this wasn’t what u wanted? You are allowed to try again and it’s called divorce. Divorce doesn’t have to be dramatic since I don’t see nothing wrong in two people coming together and agreeing they don’t work as a couple; be it in a normal relationship or a marriage. People are just more real these days and you have the freedom to choose who you marry and when your marriage ends up in a questionable manner remember that only the two pertaking it can be blamed and it’s not like marriages ending hastily these days isn’t inclusive of both generations. Maybe then, you had no choice and u stayed in marriages to please ur parents or not have the whole town back biting yet u are as miserable as a church mouse. You don’t owe anyone your happiness nor a breath of air you take. Other than ur parents everyone else is a simple tool placed in a system you need to survive.
This is where I laughed and I quote “When pastors are not fake they are randy. We have thieves and law breakers for cops. Crooks, crybabies, sycophants and puppets for leaders. Scoundrels, gangsters and weirdos for parents. Jokers for medics, some in-competent enough to ‘forget’ surgery paraphernalia in patients’ bellies or inject them to death. Of course, most of these ‘professionals’ were taught by bogus teachers.”. Don’t be so quick to point fingers simply because u assume you know how the other side is – I went shopping and talk is still cheap. We live in a world where to survive is of more importance than immorality and we only have ourselves to blame especially the ones who were here before us because it is their idea of a sustainable life that is used to guide us. I believe even back in the days all those things stated above were in existence and the only reason there has been a rise was a rise in population. We can’t all be well brought up people from sophisticated homes now, can we? So kindly please stop whining and throwing tantrums like a child waiting to be pampered lest I clobber you to gobble down this mental epiphany I spew right now #jussayin. Stop assuming too much, this is the problem most of our experienced citizens suffer and they are too narcissistic to accept it because u believe the society that supports u is also right yet the society only argues to what pleases them and that’s wrong. Be most fair.
Don’t blame the elders blame the person who put them in those highly esteemed positions. Why elect them then complain about them, why put them in positions of leadership when they are so unfit, did you tell them they were wrong? Your article looks like a pessimist’s work looking for some puppy love and soul pampering which the world can’t give. I don’t get it why did u even bring witchdoctors into the argument and try to defend the credibility of their work. So now we lag behind in mediocrity when I sincerely chose to not respect the beliefs of a derailed individual with conspicuous body drawings who is nothing but a mere village clown covering himself in stinking bones and other insane paraphernalia believing he will raise the dead – I graciously pass this to you and whoever else is desperate enough to believe such can bring forth salvation. Why are u still holding on to old taboos all in an attempt to ‘preserve’ culture but don’t we have museums for these things. Time waits for no man and times have changed instead of adapting to the change u chose to fight it and in biology I believe it was called natural selection when the weaker individuals are unable to survive hence die and become extinct.
In conclusion, I am not saying any generation is more important than the other but all I know is the first generation is supposed to smoothly usher in the new but till we find a common ground where both the elderly and the youth could give each other the chance to see from the other side of the coin before tramping each other. We just misunderstand each other. You can’t teach an old dog new tricks but practice makes perfect. It doesn’t hurt to try , it doesn’t even cost a thing so please we should not tolerate such insensitive immature remarks from a blunt perspective …we just grew up in different times but none of us is superior to the other at the end of the day as long as u have a birth-date then you aint God .
By baba mboga ur neighbourhood garbage man. Taking out the garbage near you.