BAROTSE CHANGE: A Personal Independence Mindset Health Check

19 February 2017
Author  L. Wamunyima, Barotseland Post

What we know so far is that progress of Royal Barotseland Government (RBG) programme of action has been marred by some inevitable resistance, from top to bottom, not really new but as something that is characteristic of every change programme. This resistance has presented itself in different types, classes and degrees of intensity. You may be surprised to learn at the fullness of time that even the news making and current affairs thorny issue regarding the Litunga Lubosi Imwiko II of Barotseland versus Induna Imbwae Nabiwa Imikendu court lawsuit is another manifestation of this resistance to the complete independence of Barotseland by the arch enemy of Barotse Change.

Surprisingly this has been styled like a bull (Zambia) using its two horns to attack her enemy (Barotseland) by striking the Shepard (leaders) with a view to scatter the sheep and to divide and rule! It is a dear moment that calls for your complete independence of mind that is Nationalistic, Patriotic and Compliant to our national vision of 2012 BNC Resolutions and UDI Mandate. The personal independence is very crucial at a trying volatile moment and bribe prone time like now. Take the following self-check diagnostic questionnaire about Barotse Change  personal health check exercise concerning the ten researched reasons for resistance to Barotseland Independence programme displayed among some Barotseland citizens, unfortunately much to the detriment of a personal purely Barotzish mindset thrive.

Answer the questions honestly to diagnose your standing, and based on your score plan a personal appropriate strategy to help you overcome the resistance so you can identify fully with your inclined citizenship accordingly. This is very crucial this time around as Barotseland matches on to her complete independence! There is only one possible answer: YES or NO in as much you will only ultimately have one citizenship status – Zambian or Barotzish. Unfortunately, there is no dual citizenship in Barotseland. The mathematics in the questionnaire is such that both lovers and non- lovers of mathematics should find the exercise quite user friendly. Additionally, for the exercise to be more meaningful you must score yourself as you read through these statements the FIRST TIME FIRST IMPRESSIONS by choosing YES or NO for each statement numbered 1 to 10.

1.    The risk of Barotse change to me is as greater than the risk of standing still, as a proudly Barotseland citizen – YES/NO.

2.    I feel more connected to ‘Zambian’ people than with the Barotseland nation – YES/NO.

3.    There is no role model for Barotse change to inspire my complete participation and resonance with the struggle for Barotseland Independence – YES/NO.

4.    I fear I lack the competence and motivation to change. (This is a fear people will seldom admit.) – YES/NO

5.    I feel overloaded and overwhelmed by anxiety for Barotseland independence and fatigue is really killing the change effort in me – YES/NO.

6.    I have a healthy scepticism and want to be sure the new idea of Barotseland independence fully materialises before I can join fellow Barotse citizens – YES/NO.

7.    I fear hidden agendas among our change agents (leaders) – YES/NO.

8.    Barotse change threatens my notions of myself – YES/NO.

9.    I anticipate a loss of status or quality of life in Barotseland – YES/NO.

10.    I genuinely believe that the complete independence of Barotseland is a bad idea – YES/NO.

Before you proceed go back to the questions again, making sure you total your score out of 10 by simply adding the numbers of ‘YES’ and ‘NO’ cumulative scores respectively.

HOW TO INTERPRET YOUR SUMMATIVE SCORE

Here below is how you evaluate yourself; the rules of the game and Barotse Change personal healthy check.

a)    All the YES responses above are retrogressive to Barotse Change and represent an unhealthy condition or attitude that calls for a dare reform (mindset change) among the respondent Barotseland nationals.

b)    All the NO responses above are a reflection of the positive attitude embodied by the committed and compliant Barotzis to Barotse Change.

c)    There is no intermediary response lingering between a YES and a NO and all such ambivalent responses are equally counted as YES as explained above; in pessimism. This is no longer time for you to suffer from indecision in Barotse Change programme.

d)    The permissible score is 90% and above, of cumulative NOs. That is 9/10 or more in the affirmative. All other scores need serious and personal remedial interventions for a truly and proudly Barotzish mindset to prevail and sustain the Barotse Change programme at personal and national level.

Additionally,

a)    100% - 80% of “YES” response means that you are still in DENIAL PHASE; complete refusal and failing to know the reality of Barotseland statehood and nationhood and obviously see it as a danger to the “business as usual” of Zambianism.

b)    70% - 50% score of “YES” responses mean you are in RESISTANCE PHASE; partial denial and conscientiously refusing to accept the reality of Barotseland Independence despite available information and facts to the same. So, to you all you see is danger also about it just like in (a).

In essence, a score range from 0% -40% of “NO” means you are are actually below the required threshold and you are in resistance or denial phase; the loci standing that perceive Barotse Change as  DANGER  to Zambia and her spurious(old) way of life.

CONSEQUENTLY, REPRESENTATION OF (a) AND (b) HERE IS NOT A HEALTHY PERSONAL STATE OF AFFAIRS OR OUTLOOK CONCERNING BAROTSE CHANGE AND SUCH BAROTSELAND NATIONALS ARE PROBABLE OR SUSCEPTIBLE CHANNELS AND CATALYSTS FOR THE POLITICAL IMPASSE AND NOT THE HIGHLY SOUGHT AND PRIZED AWARD-WINNING SOLUTION FOR FULL DISENGAGEMENT BETWEEN BAROTSELAND AND NORTHERN RHODESIA IN ALL MATTERS EXPECTED AND REQUISITE.

c)    50% - 70% score of “NO” responses means that you are in EXPLORATION PHASE; partial acceptance of Barotseland’s new status quo and you are in need of more reinforcement toward the ultimate mindset change.

d)    80% - 100% score of “NO” response score indicates that you are in the COMMITMENT PHASE; full acceptance of Barotse Change and a proudly Barotseland citizen fully committed and compliant to whatever it takes to be true member of the patriotic and nationalistic nation of the new Royal Barotseland state and nation.

Therefore, a score range from 0% - 40% of “YES responses” means you are essentially above the threshold of Barotse Change into exploration or commitment; the phases that see Barotse Change as OPPORTUNITY for Barotseland to live her full new life by exercising her nationhood and statehood rights and duties, as ascribed to her by international law tenets.

Tukongote, Litunga ni Lyetu!

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