A word to the wise: What Trump and his supporters can teach African opposition leaders

A word to the wise: What Trump and his supporters can teach African opposition leaders

I do not know if there was an era when Africa was great. But I do know things as they are need to change. The question is “how?”

Personally, I can defeat every African opposition party or movement without batting an eyelid or making much of an effort. In fact, I can even play them like a chess game, predict their every move and even help them along a little before I crush them like a flea that is begging for it. Yes, it sounds violent and sad but what’s even sadder are the lives which are lost when dumb people lead and they do not know how to play the game of politics and win and liberate their own people from diabolical and tyrannical rulers. Making a video is one thing, giving a speech is another, but leading a fight is a whole different ball game. You cannot fight using people as shields or as expendable weapons like they did in wars of olden times. And last and most important of all, you cannot win by telling people your strategy or fighting using old and known tactics. Petitions, political parties, media and international pressure only work on civilized people and frankly some African countries are led by uncivilized and unbridled leaders. Pure hubris int he flesh, but I digress, just what can Trump and his supporters teach African opposition leaders? 

1) The only day that matters is election day 

Many African opposition leaders are looking more for prominence than results. You have some buying themselves $36,000 kitchen sets and others flying in privates jets around South Africa. When the ordinary supporter has his hands cut off, his brother kidnapped, her family tortured and sister rapped. Yes, all this while their leader is lavishing with women and wearing expensive suits the ordinary supporter is suffering. All because the ordinary supporter chooses to support the opposition leader publicly and way before elections.

Trump supporters did not have that luxury. If you were a supporter of Trump you had to be in the closet lest people label you names that hurt. Trump supporters were called bigots, women haters, uneducated, and single men who masturbate to anime. Many lost their friends and families were torn asunder by simply affirming support for Trump. And for those in the west this is pure violence of the ego. So other smart Trump supporters kept quiet or pretended to support Hillary or Bernie or some such safe candidate. But on the day of the election they put the “X” where it mattered. They supported Trump on the day it mattered. So yes, Trump may have had 3 people Turn out for a rally or 2 people like his campaign video but on election day he had enough likes to become president. And election day was that day! (I’m sure he had more people turn out and like his videos, this is mere hyperbole to make a point)

2) The only votes that matter are the “X”s not the endorsements 

People can talk and say all they want about who they support but the only time it matters is on the ballot paper. Thank the Lord for secret ballots! But more importantly, thank God that no one we know off can read minds for then even secret ballots would be non-secret. So yes, people did not see many Trump bumper stickers and those wearing the hats could get punched so the hats were not worn much either. In fact, the polls had pegged Clinton as the winner. All because people who were going to vote for Trump did not speak up. They did not put a verbal “X” on an absent ballot paper days before the election and risk the abuse. Some supporters of Trump did not want to take chances so they kept their mouths shut. Despite polls saying people were not into Trump, the only opinion that mattered was the “X” on the ballot paper.

African opposition leaders need to understand this. In fact they need to proactively instill this in their supporters. Simply don’t risk your life and the safety of your loved ones so you can simply use your mouth and say you support something. NO! Shut the hell up, don’t like that video (maybe share it privately) but never show your support until election day. In fact, join the guys you are fighting against and make it so that it looks like unanimous support. Let’s see how they can rig the elections when they cannot estimate a plausible victory margin. Let’s see how they change this game which has so far become routine.

Measure your success by how many supporters you do not have!

3) Never reveal your plans to the enemy 

It is so laughable how many people presume to hunt prey that has already smelled them and is ready. Why would you sneak up on me when I already know where you want to ambush me and I have created my own ambush in return? I found it interesting how we knew Clinton’s strategy. She was the “when they go low we go high” type of person. Sounds like African opposition to you? Petitions, appearance on international media, support from foreigners, suits, well-tailored speeches, and talk of human rights and so forth. This is war African Opposition! And like it or not every citizen is now a soldier, the governments are treating them as such, inflicting casualties and applying war tactics. So yes, you go high and they will ignore you as they remove that mountain you are climbing from  underneath you.

And funny enough we all did not know what Trump would do. He was the unpredictable foe who would fight with any and everything he had in his arsenal. And because he knew Clinton’s strategy he could anticipate her cliché jabs. If your cause is good, why are you holding back and letting evil win? If your cause is good, why are you giving your strategy away? Go low, go lower than low and fight for the countries and the people because they deserve their freedom. Stop ineffective petitions and protests. Stop stupid rallies that expose you to danger. No, don’t do it the way it’s been done before. Videos, social media, petitions, international pressure…nothing short of an occupation will save many African populations. But that is not coming any time soon so you play it smart. How smart, smarter than they are!

 4) Go crazy 

Hahaha, the sane ones have been killed, they have been hunted down, shut up, shut down, obliterated, and intimidated. Stop approaching things like you are in a western soap opera. Talk will always be talk. Trump promised all the perks, and Hillary was the realist. Well, the results speak for itself. What you are trying to do is not campaign for support, you already have supporters! People want change, simply harness their support in a smart and crazy way

In conclusion: Stop endangering people’s lives. Stop orphaning children, widowing spouses and causing unproductive destruction to property. Take a leaf from the Trump camp in the USA and make your support as quiet as possible until the day of the election.

And please do not follow any of this advice. The enemy may have access to this information and will be ready for this change of tactics. But no, I did not preempt everything. You get the general gist of things. Shake it up, mix it up and save people from all forms of oppression no matter the race of the oppressor. Petitions are ineffective, western approaches are too civilized, protests are dangerous and dumb, international pressure is as good as a waging your finger at a serial killer.

I repeat, I can single-handedly defeat any and every African opposition, what more someone with a few squad cars, some tanks, a few bullet launching barrels called guns.

Allen Matsika

Born and raised in the small town in the land of milk and honey in south central Africa, I moved to the USA to study philosophy. The hope was to understand where humanity had lost its way. I took a historical perspective on the trajectory of western thought and was especially struck by Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War. The memorable description of human nature in that book contributed greatly to my understanding of the human condition.

Life is a misery to be endured until we die. Even those with terminal illnesses find times of respite and laugh and enjoy their lives. So too is mortality a terminal illness. We will all die, I for one am glad this is so. But before that day I will define myself, I will not go without giving everything I have got, and I will love with all my heart.

I am proud to be an Afropolitan; a world citizen of African descend. I am called Allen and I love writing, eating, and singing in the shower!

Allen Matsika

Born and raised in the small town in the land of milk and honey in south central Africa, I moved to the USA to study philosophy. The hope was to understand where humanity had lost its way. I took a historical perspective on the trajectory of western thought and was especially struck by Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War. The memorable description of human nature in that book contributed greatly to my understanding of the human condition. Life is a misery to be endured until we die. Even those with terminal illnesses find times of respite and laugh and enjoy their lives. So too is mortality a terminal illness. We will all die, I for one am glad this is so. But before that day I will define myself, I will not go without giving everything I have got, and I will love with all my heart. I am proud to be an Afropolitan; a world citizen of African descend. I am called Allen and I love writing, eating, and singing in the shower!

One thought on “A word to the wise: What Trump and his supporters can teach African opposition leaders

  • July 6, 2017 at 3:16 am
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    How will the tactics shared work in a setting like ZWE? I do agree that many opposition parties are going to war with the same tactics one election cycle after the other and expecting the same results; today could not have been a better day to revisit these tactics, with new candidates entering the political fray for 2018 how do you fancy their chances of upsetting the juggernaut?

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