No other corruption is worse than bribing a freedom fighter to join the white supremacist looters. The question is on how a genuine freedom fighter fails to see the façade when approached by such white looters for bribery? The new black business tycoons prefer portraying themselves as adorable philanthropists. But unwilling to account for the exploitation of the considered dumb workers, sustaining their business empires.
The clarion call for African people has always been to move away from servitude and become entrepreneurs. This is said in view of envying the so-called business tycoons, with the history of brazen looting in the African continent. One is deemed successful when wielding the abundance of wealth, even when emerging from the background of impoverished communities.
The unmitigated respect and adulation are always given to those with monetary wealth, where those without money, are treated as cogs. This is notwithstanding that there cannot be a successful business, without faithful workers. As now exposed in the public domain, through the Jacob Zuma saga, the leaders of the liberation struggle got awarded free shares in white business enterprises.
Having become incorporated in the ranks of the white supremacists, freedom fighters suddenly became opposed to the oppressed majority. Entrepreneurship is premised on the idea of controlling other people. In Zimbabwe, the phenomenon of Kuda Tagwirei is misunderstood. But it portrays a borrowed mentality from the looters of the African continent.
Conglomerate businesses are owned by just a few, expected to then control the considered less privileged majority. This is wicked but is a system that drives the world economy. The idea of exploiting other fellow humans was never the idea of God and is what describes sinful humanity.
Sadly, Christianity also uses Jesus’s name when making it appear as if God approves of the idea of exploiting the disadvantaged people. In modern Christianity, the teachings of Jesus are abused for purposes of exploitation. Pseudo Christians focus heavily on Satan, causing problems for humanity. But Jesus revealed that God’s unmitigated competitor is money.
“The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness! “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money” (Matthew 6:22-24) (NIV).
Nevertheless, by mentioning money as God’s competitor, it becomes necessary to reveal God’s nature. Most people hold imaginary concepts of who God is. Yet it is impossible to talk of God, without putting fellow humans into perspective. The apostle John clarified this, in one of his epistles:
“We love because he first loved us. Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister” (1 John 4:19-21 NIV).
It must be noted that the actual exploiters of humanity are highly respected in society. It is, actually, the poor people who honor those driving expensive cars and wearing fancy clothing. They are respected, only for their flamboyancy, as also highlighted in the Book of James.
“My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism. Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in filthy old clothes also comes in. If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, “Here’s a good seat for you,” but say to the poor man, “You stand there” or “Sit on the floor by my feet,” have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?” (James 2:1-4 NIV).
James revealed a common phenomenon, associated with worshiping wealthy people. Money is necessary, for any person to be listened to. Hence, in politics, we have those brazenly using money to access political positions. The purpose of the acquisition of money is to exploit ordinary people.