Don’t worry folks about the abuse and insults left on my Facebook wall.
As a journalist and documentary filmmaker, I was trained to understand that society has all sorts of people!
Some are reasonable, some cease to think when they feel that their idols are under attack, they are sycophants!
Which brings me to the next issue, our education system is shit! Why?
Because it has brought up adults that fail to understand simple things like the fact that rights are a two way system!
A musician has a right to sing what they like, that is a given, and it is their right!
A journalist also has a right to write and comment on anything that exists in the public discourse!
But we have adults who have degree certificates but can’t think, I don’t blame them, I blame our education system.
Thinking is actually taught, yes, critical thinking can and should be taught.
We are bringing up adults who embarrass themselves on social media writing drivel, and failing to understand the relatedness of things!
In other societies, they have a much nuanced and better type of public discourse, because critical thinking is taught at a much younger age, countries like Sweden!
ZANUPF has realized that weakness, and it uses that lack of critical thinking to abuse citizens, and because of that, it will take a long time for us as a people to free ourselves from political tyranny!
The ability to free yourself starts with the ability to think and do things the right way!
An army of citizens that can’t think is dangerous to the survival of such a society!
We have men and women with degrees, but they have shown that thinking is not for everyone unless you have been taught either through reading or lecturing.
Great thinkers in our society do not command the same following like comedians, we are a comical nation. 😂😂😂
In America for instance, one of their great thinkers Noam Chomsky commands a huge following, in Zimbabwe great thinkers like Brian Kagoro, Miles Tendi, Nyaradzo Rachel Adams are not even known in mainstream discourse.
WHY? That is for you to answer.
I am also cognizant of the fact that we have ghost and regime social media accounts that are used to come and disrupt discussions.
But we don’t have ghost accounts in WhatsApp groups, these are real people displaying a tragic failure to think.
A degree in Zimbabwe was an instrument used to find a job and generally not to think.
That is why you see that a man with a PhD will beat up his woman daily regardless of the PhD certification on the wall.
The same man will go to Magaya’s church and be made to roll on the ground for a “miracle” yet he has a PhD.
WHY? Because our education system wasn’t wired to teach people to think but to pass exams and get a job!
The net result is that we are bringing up children who are replicating us, they see nothing wrong with the things that we don’t condemn.
Why would you expect your son to be a good husband when you beat up your wife, his mother, daily.
We all have a conscious mind from the second we were born, therefore we all think.
Everyone thinks but different thinking techniques can be taught like a teacher teaching through meditation or brainstorming.
There are different types of thinking.
Critical thinking is crucial, it allows you to form your own opinions and engage with material beyond a superficial level.
It allows you to craft worthy arguments and back them up.
Insults don’t require that.
We live in a society where Ginimbi has more social media followers than Alex Magaisa or Beatrice Mtetwa.
When I ask questions on this page, I don’t care whether they will offend anyone or not as long as they are legitimate in my estimation.
I expect a decent debate rooted in facts and reason and not responding through cheap vulgarities.
A man or woman who responds to a question or issue with cheap vulgarities is not only vulgar, but they are the lowest of the low!
When a man or woman has no answer to a fair issue or question and they respond with insults, it simply reflects on their cheapness!
We could have been damaged for one reason or the other, but I beg, please let us not pass on this to our children.
They will simply ruin this beautiful country in the same manner and way that ZANUPF and its enablers have done!
You can insult me and say I should have remained in Chikurubi, but it simply shows your cheapness in failing to understand why I was there!
It doesn’t move me at all, what worries me is the damage that you might be doing in other areas where you wield responsibilities!
For the sake of your children, wear a decent jacket when you are writing things on a public platform like Facebook and Twitter.
If not for yourself, do it for your children because the stuff that adults are posting when they lose arguments show that they have descended from the gutter to the sewer.
As Gordon Brown once said, the tragedy is that they let the rats out of the sewer.