Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Opinion polls? What opinion polls?

They in their dying days, those political fakes. They are now desperately trying to stay on the centre stage of the Tanzanian political scene. They have been bankrolling some ‘opinion polls’ to show who is still in the national psyche. They are the political kaputniks. They cannot accept the fact that they are finished. That they are history!

But not to them. In a definitely warped figment of their imagination they imagine that they still are names to be reckoned with. They hallucinate that they matter to the existence of the United Republic of Tanzania. I strong feel that those disgraced thugs who still buy their way to stay in the limelight should be taken to the Muhimbili Psycho Ward. I think they need medical attention.

Now they start crap called ‘opinion polls’. We know that those opinion pollsters are so juiced up in the filthy fisadi lucre that it is embarrassing. But then, these are the times of buying and selling of the media hacks to the highest bidder. What with the civic and general elections on the way?

The smart reader will, of course, be very wary of those ‘opinion polls’ full of those political thugs desperately in need of credibility. It is just a white wash. It’s like telling the people of Tanzania that nothing happened in the Richmond scandal, EPA money was not stolen, Meremeta is a children’s rhyme and the BoT twin-towers are parts in a game of logo!

Of course I could read about opinion polls in more decent societies. But
our ‘opinion polls’ simply stink to high hell. Who commissioned them? In which areas of the country where was the smelly opinion polls made? Who funded them?

To me it sounds like those ‘polls’ are fisadi oriented. You hire a couple of greedy journos of doubtful repute (nina watoto bwana!). Then you juice them up a little with ‘nauli’, and they will be praise-singing about how pretty you are. You can see it almost everywhere and we will be seeing even more of the rubbish as we head towards the elections next year.

But, what do people really think of different members of society? The Chinese outlook could be a curious example. China's prostitutes are better-trusted than its politicians and scientists, according to an online survey published by Insight China magazine.

The survey found that 7.9% of respondents considered sex workers to be trustworthy, placing them third behind farmers and religious workers.
"A list like this is at the same time surprising and embarrassing," said an editorial in the state-run China Daily.

Politicians were far down the list, closer to scientists and teachers.
Insight China polled 3,376 Chinese citizens in June and July this year.
"The sex workers' unexpected prominence on this list of honour... is indeed unusual," said the China Daily editorial.

"At least [the scientists and officials] have not slid into the least credible category which consists of real estate developers, secretaries, agents, entertainers and directors," the editorial said. Soldiers came in fourth place.

Maybe those are the ‘opinion polls’ we ought to have. Instead of tarting up
failed politicians with questionable mental dispositions who should ask the people questions like – who would you trust more, a Kinondoni prostitute (CD) or a politician promising nirvana to Tanzanianss next year?

1 comment:

foolproof said...

well said Adam, always