Monday, March 19, 2007

The Divide And Rule Conspiracy

It's not about Kikuyu, Kalenjin
It's neither Pokot nor Swahili
It never has been
Open your eyes brother
Can't you see it?
It's there for all to see
It never has been!
Tribalism is used to stupefy us
To close our eyes
It's used when truth is thrown out the window
When justice will not be served
Tribalism is a divide and rule conspiracy
Can't you see?

The rich will marry the rich
Tribe’s never been a barrier
They do business together
They go to the same golf clubs
Expensive schools
Universities abroad
The politician's words are not meant to divide
them;
they're meant for you
and you,
and you!
They will never let their children marry the likes of you
Or cohort with the likes of you
They speak to you in a different tone,
They speak in a different voice
They say things that you swallow in your desperation
Things that your poverty swallows whole
For wealth has to remain within wealthy circles
Power has to stay in power FULL circles
Those circles where their kind of justice does
not have anything to do with the legal systems
They have to keep power, justice, and wealth in their hands!
It's not a matter of tribe, my friend
It never has been
It's a matter of CLASS!

PoP © 19 March 07

Inspired by a post on Symo's Shrine entitled "The Real Depths of Treason".

5 comments:

KIPUSA said...

There is nothing that kills the society like CLASS

symo said...

hello,
very good rejoinder

been and will be very busy for the next few months...project issues

continue writing and posting!
happy easter!

grandmaster.obokano said...

ya,
it is the painful reality that we experience such divide.

we shall crash the class and win over the storm

grandmaster.obokano said...

ya,
it is the painful reality that needs to be addressed
but we shall crash the class and overcome the storm

grandmaster.obokano said...

it is the painful reality but we shall crash the class and overcome the storm