Part of the reality of the situation is that many Uganda traditionalist look at the past in Uganda and the ancient traditions as if they can be revived today. Maybe they can, but I believe pragmatism is the most pressing thing, feeding people, providing stability, loosening the mental shackles of colonialism and economic imperialism. What is the point of saying “I have preserved the ancient traditions and Iam ethnically better than you because I’m a Muganda or Muhima” when your people are dying of ignorance, being ruled by a corrupt genocidal tyrant, your hospitals have crumbled, roads are full of pits, etc?
I belive that we are suffering today because in the begining we never considerd ourselves to be brothers and sisters. maybe if we would of stayed together things would of been diffrent. Maybe our history and culture would still be with us. But we chose to seperate ourselvs and we still do this today…
I take a practical approach to things, and I think everyone will accept that what Ugandans want, whether they are in Africa, America, Europe or wherever, is that they can lead productive lives, without fear, with justice, and not to be in want.
I think it is true that there is a dislocation of culture and experience between Ugandans at home and Diasporans. I also think that to unite Ugandans, we need to accept one another as we are, drawing on experiences to learn from them productively. I don’t beleive setting a hierachy of ethnic groupings is useful, actually I think it is totally insane!
Why would Diasporans want to go back to Uganda or engage in meaningful dialogue with people who view them as being inferior? Don’t we get that enough from white people? Why does one kin of a Ugandan folk have to repeat the same mistakes white people have made? Yes history repeats itself, but if we have sense we try not to repeat things that cause bad feeling. I think that these pretensions about who is better than the other are counter-productive. Ugandans need unity, not posturing.
Part of the reality of the situation is that many people look at the past in Uganda and the ancient traditions as if they can be revived today. Maybe they can, but I believe pragmatism is the most pressing thing, feeding people, providing stability, loosening the mental shackles of colonialism and economic imperialism. What is the point of saying “I have preserved the ancient traditions and am ethnically better than you” when your people are dying of ignorance, being ruled by a corrupt genocidal tyrant, your hospitals have no single drug, your king is a bisexual, etc?
Part of the problem is expressed in the phrase “united we stand, divided we fall”, and as we are culturally dislocated this makes unity all the more difficult. In my view it is better to drop the pretensions to ethnic superiority, because death comes to us all, and instead work toward that unity, gaining stability for people, and when that is done, then you have a basis on which other things can be built securely.
Do we really still have a culture in Uganda apart from some tribal enclaves busy promoting sectarianism on the expense of Uganda and embracing foreign culture as the national one. What makes it very sad is when the same dickheads work so hard to bring a trophy English premiership that has been won by a foreign club Manchester united in a foreign country by foreigners to uganda, to show it to the ignorant fans, as job well-done. Really, is this the way Uganda has sunk?
Its common knowledge that Humanity originated from Africa East-Africa but it never stops an ignorant elite to spend hours of valuable time researching where their tribe originated from, while the same tribe is still in East-Africa polluting sectarianism and stealing health care of the sick and elderly. But if we let these tribal enclaves that are more interested in promoting their own sectarian programs rather than a national vision for all, then Uganda will continue to be the dumping place of global shit!
Uganda is a Republic and we shall promote a different model of culture that we think represents the majority of Africans in Uganda and not buganda Hima luo Nyoro, Soga, Toro, etc. sects. Uganda is a Jamhuri [Republic] and not a Bufalume [kingdom]!
I’ve been working on some new art for sometime that is overdue for release. However, I wasn’t able to do so because I was still stranded in Western Kivu,DR Congo. I promise to release some mind bending Art very soon. Meanwhile enjoy some of my old art:
African Contemporary Art
My Fans want to know what I’m up too???
I can say to them that, you won’t be disappointed with what is to come-just be patient with me!
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In this issue I’ll continue were I left from last time. This Art is not the usual stuff I normally do, its just that i I’m trying to escape from the mindset of my usual work(3D Animation). I wanted to put out some stuff, so that Ugandan students of Animation at Makerere university can be inspired to do dark 3D art.
In this piece, I was inspired by Professor Stephen W. Hawking, life in the universe documentary, Maybe some planets have life and no gravity-everything just floats, while the ground spins, endlessly-I reckon with such planet, the technology could be 1 million years superior than ours.
This Art is a continuation from the last post-inspiring Uganda students of Animation. just like I said before, think dark and break the rules -don’t chicken to experiment because Art is all about experimentation, though you need to plan-always make sketches.
This chopper is somewhere in the virunga Area..
Let’s play Art this year….I look forwards to posting some animation here sometimes this year!
To be continued….