We are collectively to blame for the failure of our politicians

2018-03-22 06:01

On several occasions, we enjoy pointing fingers and finding fault with the actions of others.

We also blame others for the collective failure of society.

This is because as human beings, this helps ease our guilt.

We need to be honest in our criticism and self-criticism.

A simple test would be for individuals to ask when was the last time they took responsibility for the failures of the collective project they were part of.

If one applied this method, it would lead them to admit shortcomings of the past two to six months.

Taking responsibility for failures and not blaming others is a huge and admirable step.

We should not separate integrity and accountability.

Integrity is the principle of being true to one’s words and actions.

If you make an appointment or give your word to for a particular activity, keep to it.

Do an integrity test on yourself to find out whether you have kept to your side of the bargain.

How do you live through life knowing that people have lost trust in you?

Still, what path do you intend taking for the restoration of that trust. That is integrity. I’m sure many of you are wondering what point am I trying to drive home here.

Which other country do you know where, from the Head of State to Joe Public, is hell-bent on telling lies.

The country’s name is Banana Republic.

On more than one occasion, people have demanded written apologies from public servants and politicians as they believe that they have been lied to.

Politicians for making promises they cannot keep. As citizens, we also need to take accountability for the failures of our country. Its us who elect the people to parliament and other spheres of government. We need to be responsible for our actions in the first place.

Luntu bobo via email

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