Let’s forge our own path
THE main world political ideologies are capitalism, which empowers leaders in governance and their favourites to monopolise state resources and abandon the masses of the people who work hard to build the economy of the country.
On the other hand, communism is premised on the distribution of the state economy to benefit all citizens without discrimination.
After the apparent failure of capitalism and communism to function as expected for several decades, other political ideologists introduced a new mixed system of both capitalism and communism called socialism operating in neutral states which were not aligned to communist or capitalist blocs.
The original ideologies of capi- talism and communism spread all over the world like wild fire until it was absorbed in Africa particularly our country Lesotho where they were under the banner of congress (communism) and national (capitalism) parties.
It is a historical fact that our elders lived in community of the resources at their disposal so that no one would be regarded the richest or poorest but everyone was expected or encouraged to work and produce for the benefit of all except young children, the old or invalids.
In other words, we were using the socialist ideology even though we did not know the Western capitalism or Eastern communism.
Since the introduction of these foreign ideologies, the nation was torn apart after independence resulting in what is nowadays referred to as the impossible combination of metsi le oli (water and oil) in vernacular expression.
It is somewhat impossible to mix water and oil as the antagonism of Basotho nationals has been influenced by foreigners with their secret agents especially from the Western bloc.
Compared to other African nations especially in the south, Basotho were not conquered and thus do not adore white people as they compete with them militarily and academically.
In order to demoralise us, the oppressors did all in their power to utilise neighbouring states to strangle us economically till we surrendered since they accused us of being obstinate.
Like Israel in the Middle East, the more they tried to sabotage us the more we unite as we have now reached the end road.
Whether the dishonest colonial masters bestow royal titles and economic assistance to our brother countries they have failed, they are failing and they will fail to demolish Lesotho and Basotho especially nowadays that we are having more learned and qualified professionals. Our country, like Israel, boasts of quality in every sector of the nation not quantity.
I finally advice our nation to relinquish the idea of the water and oil foreign strategy and resort to unity without discrimination which was our forefathers’ slogan as that will break the impasse of prorogation and opening of the national assembly. Long live Lesotho, long live Basotho.