There’s an increasing number of people in the Patriotic Front who are starting to feel that Edgar Lungu ayasana, has gone beyond what they are able to accept, support or watch in his tyranny, brutality.
Some, like Mwenya Musenge, are starting to openly and loudly sound the alarm bells. Some are starting to reflect and meditate deeply over Edgar’s intolerance, brutality, tyranny and are writing and circulating: “THE GREATEST COMMANDMENTS
1. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.
2. Love your neighbor as yourself.
AND HE ADDED
“All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments. Matthew 22:37-40.
Calling ourselves a Christian Nation without adhering to these Commandments is not different from the inner disposition of Pharisees. They pretended to be holier than they really were and often they failed to obey God’s most important rules. Ultimately, you can’t claim to love God when you can’t show that to your neighbor. Salvation starts and ends with how we treat our neighbours.”
But this is being seen as being disloyal to the Patriotic Front and Edgar. And Musenge is today in trouble for questioning this tyranny, brutality and unbridled intolerance. But can this be said to be indiscipline, treachery on his part? Probably! But treachery is noble when it is aimed at tyranny. It’s said that virtues, like viruses, have their seasons of contagion. When catastrophe strikes, generosity spikes like a fever. Courage spreads in the face of tyranny and Musenges multiply. And as Tony Blair once remarked, “Anywhere, anytime ordinary people are given the chance to choose, the choice is the same: freedom, not tyranny; democracy, not dictatorship; the rule of law, not the rule of the secret police.”
Tyranny will always face still opposition. Tyranny, like hypocrisy and fraud, deserve no mercy. Forget about all the hypocrisy and pretentious commitment to Christianity, democracy and rule of law. What we have here is a dictatorship, a tyrannical regime run by extremely cruel elements, brutes who, if given a river of blood they drink it dry.
As Charles de Montesquieu wrote, “There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.” And Plato said, “Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty.” So this whole talk of theirs not being dictatorship because they were ‘elected’ is nonsensical, a falsehood.
As a result of so many turbid and illegal machinations, due to the will of those who govern and the weakness of those who judge, many innocent citizens today find themselves in police cells, courts and prisons and their property damaged or seized without legal justification.
These citizens are suffering, are every day being humiliated at the hands of an implacable tyranny that abides by no code of law, be it legal or humane.
But as we saw last week in the case where they falsely accused Hakainde Hichilema of insulting their dishonest police officers, the truth will start to emerge about their inhumanity, tyranny and brutality. And the truth will unite of the decent citizens of this country against this tyranny, dictatorship. The fact is, when people carry the same ideals in their hearts, nothing can divide them. For a single memory, a single spirit, a single idea, a single conscience, a single dignity will unite and sustain them all.
The structure of lies this tyrannical regime had erected about all its tyranny, brutality against innocent citizens and attempts to criminalise them will soon begin to collapse like houses of cards. Their abuses of the judicial process to punish political opponents will soon backfire. These cases will help to show the nation and the world the infinite misfortune of the Zambian people who are suffering the cruelest, the most inhuman, tyranny, abuses of their history.
As these cases progress, the roles will be reversed: the accusers will find themselves as the accused, and the accused will become the accusers!
It is not their political opponents who will be judged in these cases; judged once and forever will be a man named Edgar Lungu – monstrum horrendum! – and it will matter little that these valiant and worthy citizens have been convicted, if tomorrow the people will condemn the dictator, the tyrant and his minions! We know, one day, these judicial officers they are today abusing will seethe with rage to wash away the terrible, the shameful injustices put on their hands by this ruthless clique in its lust for power. On that day, oh what a fall awaits those mounted in arrogance on their noble steeds! – provided that the people have not dismounted them long before that!
We say this in line with the teachings of Pope Francis which we carry in our hearts, and in our minds the noble ideas of all men and women who have defended people’s freedoms and rights everywhere. It is said that there is a secret pride in every human heart that revolts at tyranny, abuses, injustice. You may order and drive an individual, but you cannot make him respect you. And Woke Sonyika says, “The man dies in all who keep silent in the face of tyranny.”
Malcolm X was right when he observed: “Power in defense of freedom is greater than power on behalf of tyranny and oppression, because power, real power, comes from our conviction which produces action, uncompromising action.”
We have to heed Pope Francis’ call for a “revolution of tenderness”:
Tenderness is not weakness; it is fortitude. It is the path of solidarity, the path of humility. Please, allow me to say it loud and clear: The more powerful you are, the more your actions will have an impact on people, the more responsible you are to act humbly. If you don’t, your power will ruin you, and you will ruin the other.
And calls for peace in the midst of so much injustice are misplaced; peace without justice is nothing but tyranny.