Why doesn’t engaging into politics appeal to me?
You simply can’t miss it! It’s all over the media. The ongoing discussion about the electoral reform, the second republic and the famous “white paper” will definitely be the talk of the town for some more time while those scandals will be put aside until the National Assembly resumes in approximately one month’s time. Bref, it’s neither for the country’s nor population’s interest but for them and how life can be made easier to rule over the country, its assets and population.
I can’t say that politics doesn’t fascinate me but there’s one thing for sure, I love listening to all those politicians and their sides of the stories. The same politicians over and over again. So many times, I have heard several people desperately requesting the older generation of politicians to step down and give a chance to youngsters to engage themselves in politics. But I believe that there’s one thing that they fail to understand.
Most youngsters nowadays prefer to stay away from the word “Politics”. They simply do not care about the country’s politics anymore. Far from what some people think, these youngsters cannot be blamed for this complete disinterest. There are so many examples which probably don’t need to be quoted here. And the latest one is the sudden reunification of the two leaders.
I believe that the greed for more power and absolute control over the country has spoiled the real enthusiasm and interest for politics in Mauritius and probably in many countries of the world too. To be able to sustain those top positions, the leaders have successfully built a real ecosystem, leaving the population at their mercy. Just have a look at those companies financing the political parties, those so-called “religious” organizations, the die-heart followers and those thousands of fans.
Sadly, each and every one of them is after something, sometimes in the form of a job, a piece of prime land, a contract, a procurement bid, a governmental favor or for some briani. In creole, we call them “bane rodère boute“. And as long as this mentality isn’t going to change, I personally feel that no sincere youngster is going to engage himself or herself in this dirty world where one’s profit and ego are far beyond the real will to contribute to the development of the country, of course, without expecting something in return.
I can’t deny the good work done during all those years since our independence but sometimes, you need to see on the other side of the coin too. Reading independent newspapers and listening radio stations can help. Watching the national television will make things worst and right now, I do not know if we can rely on the “Opposition” party anymore.
Just my two cents. You totally have the right to disagree and you can even share your point of view too.