Monday, July 16, 2007

MY INTERVIEW WITH GLOBAL VOICES!


Different bloggers, blogs for, different reasons. I blog for lots different reasons. However, just as Global Voices identified me recently, I blog for social change.

Social changes comes slow, they face lots of resistances. In Africa, where I come from and proud to be from, social changes are even slower due to the fact that if allowed, they come as threats to most leaders. Therefore, these leaders normally preach what they actually don’t believe in. For hooks and crooks, they want to remain in power even if it means changing the constitutions undemocratically. Democracy means death to most of them. They wish even the word did not exist.

On the other hand, completely far from the other hand, I no longer believe in political leadership as a tool for positive changes in our societies. That is when I embrace the idea of blogging for social change not through politicians but through common people like you and me. After over forty years of claiming to be independent, it is obvious that, nothing much can come along. I am not giving up, I am just keeping it real. Gears need a shift. And guess what, it will be done sooner than later. What we need is conscious. What we need is to inform each other, load the arsenals of information.

As pointed above, I was recently interviewed by Global Voices where I discussed some of these matters. The interview is available at this link.

3 comments:

Rama said...

Great interview Jeff. I too hope your vision on the importance and impact of blogging is achieved, as we will all benefit as a whole.

Patrick GK said...

Good stuff Jeff,

Quite an informative interview, keep doing what you are doing.

Anonymous said...

I am happy to see an Africa that is
much more prosperous than we are led to believe ,there fore I am appalled at all the begging that goes on for our money to feed your hungry !!!
Take care of your own !!even if it was our money that got you on the right foot ,Good ,then God Bless ,Grow and Prosper !! but for Gods SAke STOP THE BEGGING WHEN YOU HAVE MORE THAN THE ONES DONATING BECUZ WE ARE LED TO BELIEVE YOUR ALL STARVING DIEING ETC...That to me is PLAIN ROBBERY !!! I will be feeding my own hungry from now in in my own country and am appalled tht I believed you for so many years !! God Help You All !!!