The 2019 general election will be fought between the forces of power demanding real progressive change and the forces of power dedicated to preserving the present status quo. The election will represent the wounds of despair and disappointment of the collective rage of cries of daily hurt and persistent pain of pulverized lawful voters. The election should serve as a rejection of old way of life – economic coercion, poverty and inhuman contempt – which continues unabated. We should therefore look beyond personal styles, verbal flourishes, and the hysteria of the propaganda machine to sell their revisionist poisoned cocktails to the voters. Let us understand the meaning of power. Power, properly understood and properly utilized, is the ability to achieve a purpose. It is the tool required to bring about social. Political, and economic changes. Power defined in this context, is not only desirable but necessary in order to implement the demands of love and justice. Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice. Justice at its best is love correcting everything that stands against love.


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