Saturday, 31 March 2012
RELIGION: THE NEXT FRONTIER OF TRIBALISM
A sacking in the Kenyan Cabinet has precipitated a fallout that has sucked in religion into the already dirty field that is politics. The trend has for a long time been to link top political appointments to ethnic or tribal extractions of the beneficiaries. So is religion the next frontier of tribalism?
My belief is that if one deliberately sets out to pin-point instances of tribalism, one is going to encounter so many cases of the same. Why? If you are looking at the world with tribal lenses, all you will see is tribalism everywhere.
And therein lies the danger of dragging religion into this dangerous way of playing politics. Beware. Be warned.