KWA WASIOJUA KIINGEREZA tafadhali ombeni mtu awatafsirie. Lugha ya 'If' and 'if' ni lugha ya kubahatisha, ni lugha tegemezi na sio lugha inayotoa uono wa mbali na mwelekeo wa nchi ya kijasiriamali. Bila kuwa nchi ya kijasiriamali itapita tena miaka 47 bado tunatembeza bakuli la ombaomba! PERHAPS we have expected too much from the West during good times. But during these hard and thin times can we really not wake up and realize that US and Britain to whom we have directed the begging bowl are not in a good position to have been of assistance to us? Are we so blinded so much for our love of the Americans and British so that we don't see the signals that: they are economically and financially vulnerable now. The decision facing them is now to help their own people or corporations and not helping other people! My friends let us return to the basics of Mwalimu: 'Ujamaa na Kujitegemea' - a lesson that many of us hardly learned or refused to learn. Let us make sure we get as much out of our gold, diamonds, tanzanit, sea resources, land resources and other raw materials and minerals. Giving them out cheap and expecting donors funds is sheer retardness! Why not process some of them; why don't we come up with new 'market niches' including turning ourselves into the marketplace for Africa so that we generate the necessary resources to finance on own other more demanding economic activities. Why not turn that bowl to Chinese, Russians, Indians, Koreans, Japanese, Venezuelans and Brazilians?