The Museveni junta says that the current rash of attacks itching the security personnel to no end are being perpetrated by persons “with a subversive mind”.
This amateurish assertion was made on Wednesday by the State Minister for Internal Affairs, Gen David Muhoozi, as he updated Parliament about the recent attacks on security personnel, especially at Police Posts around the country.
“According to available intelligence, the motives for these actions are acquisition of arms for subversive activities from the admissions and claims of some of the apprehended culprits, as well as for other criminal ends other than subversion,” Gen Muhoozi told parliament.
The minister was wide of the mark, of course. What is happening here is not subversion, but creeping revolution.
It is obvious to anyone with the intellectual honesty to see that the conditions for a revolution are ripe in Uganda.
The economic climate has changed to favour a plutocracy and militocracy, and thereby left Ugandans in the lurch.
Indeed, Ugandans are vehemently discouraged by existing conditions, and this has altered their values and beliefs towards taking up arms.
Yes, we are a peaceful people, but with the socioeconomic decay inflicted upon us by the Museveni junta, we are slowly going rogue.
The Greek philosopher Plato believed that revolutions were a result of the breakdown or absence of institutions, such as the Church or the State.
Institutions which then fail, due to their absence or dereliction, to instil in society a system of values and a code of ethics that prevent an intifada, so to speak.
With Gen. Museveni having bastardized the church for his own political ends and built the state upon the quicksand of his rulership (not leadership, that is a virtue), we can only expect more trouble as time passes.
However, let us be fair, Gen. Museveni is really a comprador (agent of foreign interests) and so he has never had Uganda at heart.
There is evidence that he has been a running dog of British interests from the outset.
Sure, you may think British interests are benign. But recall, if you will, that they helped bring Idi Amin to power.
More, in the twilight of Amin’s regime, the British propped him up through the informal help to his deadly army.
Using unscheduled Uganda Airlines flights to and from Stansted Airport, an international airport located near Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex, England, 42 mi northeast of Central London, Britain, in 1976, the British supplied the Uganda Army Shop to the tune of 70,000 pounds Sterling a month.
This is when much of the civilised world had turns its back on Amin.
A British parliamentarian told the House of Commons at the time, “it is well known that cargoes of whisky and brandy [aside from materiel] are flown out, most likely for the purpose of buying loyalty from Amin’s officers and perhaps to give them even less of a conscience when they go around committing genocide on Amin’s instructions…the fact that this being exported from Britain is to our eternal shame.”
We all know that when Gen. Museveni took power, the British High Commissioner, on the morning of January 26th, 1986, called on their operatives “to make early contact with and seek NRA assistance in protecting the British community”. And follow up on Gen. Museveni’s promises to Major General Commander A.J.G Pollard, the principal of the British Military Advisory Training Team, which was in Kampala, that he would preserve UK interests once he was at the helm.
He didn’t disappoint.
The British High Commissioner then, Richard Posnett, reported that with Gen. Museveni’s ascendancy, he helped protect UK interests and so they immediately gave him 1,100,000 pounds Sterling as a military training package to “further British interests in East Africa.”
All the while, Ugandans were duped into thinking Gen. Museveni was a nationalist and not a comprador.
Milton Obote warned us that Gen. Museveni was a bandit.
It is interesting to note, that the British neo-colonialists did not like the Ugandan Nationalist Obote.
Especially after his Common Man’s Charter and Move To The Left, nationalised 60% of their holdings and took over their hold on the export-import sector in favour of getting Ugandans a fair economic deal.
However, they were all praise for Gen. Museveni and this makes us suspicious of him. In the words of American revolutionary Malcolm X: “If I’m following a general, and he’s leading me into a battle, and the enemy tends to give him rewards, or awards, I get suspicious of him.”