This is a follow up on my post a fews days ago (Please find it here) about Kenya’s invitation to invite Sudan president al-Bashir on the promulgation of Kenya’s New Constitution. Many things have been said about it, I enjoy the Freedom to add. The things we don’t see are what politicians are reading. I am 100 percent sure that Machiavelli’s The Prince is on the desk of at least some of the Kenyan leaders. One of the things that Machiavelli talks about is moral. There the monopolised moral by the churche/religion in this world and there is the moral with the meaning of doing what is good for the masses. Apparently, Kenyan politicians’ moral seems to be the Machiavellian moral, in this case (or at least that is what they say). They invited al-Bashir for the greater good: peace in Southern Sudan. In Africa quite often, there seems to be a conflict between the religious moral and what I just called he Machiavellian moral. It seems that a lot of news media and word leaders use that against Africa. They choose the moral they want and start condemning who ever they want. But if there is a ‘real’ moral, and countries and organisations garding it, why do we still have Joseph Koni, al-Bashir and that type of leaders. We should talk about this with a glass of nice my friend. Have a moralistic and good day 😉 !
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