How frightening our future
We are a corrupt society. Our institutions reflect various degrees of corruption. It is unreasonable to expect that our leaders, elected or appointed, would not be tainted by the malaise of corruptibility as we are all cut from the same piece of cloth. The responsibility of governance rarely changes one’s moral capital and with that in mind, we are where we are.
In the first 50 years of Independence we have devalued life. The bullet has become the rational mediator. Violence, physical and economic, has severely affected the pre-independence normalcy of our existence and even as we complain, we tolerate the continuing rot.
A frightening aspect of the above observations is, that at the end of the second 50 years of independence, those who have survived, may be emphatic in suggesting that the first 50 years of independence were the best ever. And they may be correct.
Errol F Hosein