Folks:The observation from Mr. Mujuni Andrew M. Mwenda caught my attention. “That is what we need to discuss; why different leaders in different countries and regions of our continent at different times in our political evolution act the same way, repeating the misdeeds of their predecessors – misdeeds they had previously denounced. What are the underlying factors that sustain these misdeeds in our politics and seem beyond the control of individual presidents and ruling political parties?”.
Incidentally that is an argument I have advanced over the last 15 years or so. If you look very carefully, Obote, Amin, YKM, Binaisa and Lutwa did the same dumb things. Unlike Mr. Mwenda have asked the direct question, how could educated YKM, Obote and Binaisa perform just as bad or well depending on where you stand as semi educated Lutwa and Amin? What is the common denominator? Well for now let us just say structural aka system. Which is to say do not be fooled that Dr Besigye, Mr Olara Otunnu, Mr. Mao, General Muntu would be different from their predecessors. Nope. Actually many could be worse. Depressing stuff, but true. Eeh!
WBK via the UAH forum