bY CRIMSON TAZVINZWA//Blame it on my political naivety and green worldview of what is right and what is wrong; African mentality and perception on how a true and not ‘truly dear’ leader should look, behave and sound like. What I have always believed to be tenets of a not-so-near-perfect and soever almost good enough ‘we can kinda live-with-him for now’ sort of leader.
I am afraid I am frustrated; a conclusion that is not inconsequential by any means humanely avoidable ; not least politically disappointed by the pointless demagoguery; incendiary rhetoric whose aim is as far much as covering up their evil toe marks left on bare Sahara. . I have always associated and trusted a good and wise leader as the obviously naturally graying Jimmy Carter, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Nelson Mandela … Bishop Desmond Tutu and not the fiercely ‘aggressively yellowing anti-ageing hair’ regimes of say President Donald Trump nor the ‘bleached-haired’ desperately ‘I want to forever stay looking young’ and ‘virile’ as well as eternal ruler’s Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe.
And not only that. We have lost regimes of leadership who spoke not only with the wisdom and eloquence of their ‘graying’ hair but also in both poetry and verse; language riddled with allegory, parody, imagery, similes, idioms, metaphors and proverbs.
And not the ones who would label the constituents of a whole continent “... why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?“ not least questioning the validity of masculinity or lack of thereof of their colleague at the Department of Justice ( “It’s a very, very sad day. Jeff Sessions recused himself, which he shouldn’t have done or he should have told me,
“Even my enemies say that Jeff Sessions should have told you that he was going to recuse himself and then you wouldn’t have put him in.“He took my job, and then he said, ‘I’m going to recuse myself.’ I said, ‘What kind of man is this?’”)
And calling their former and only African American female aide: “…when you give a crazed, crying lowlife a break, and give her a job at the White House,
The new regime that defies ‘age-defying’ use of diplomatic language; Gangsta Boss; ‘Mafia‘ style expressions pumped up with ‘dehumanisms‘ such as “rats,” “snitches” and “flippers” – describing top officials testifying against him – language that can only be found in Al Pacino’s The God Father.
The late Senator John McCann Eulogies from around the world:
Justin Trudeau; Canada: “Senator John McCann was an American patriot and hero who sacrificed for his country, and lifetime of public service, were an inspiration to millions. Canadians join Americans to night in celebrating his life and mourning his passing.”