Do we actually believe questioning Mwalimu is showing a lack of respect? It appears so to us Tanzanians especially here in JF, no wonder we are in this state of dire poverty, and lack of questioning being part of that problem. I believe we need to be able to question for us to come up with solutions, or else we shall remain stagnant in our development for a long period of time. Questioning is not for the purpose of disrespecting like most of us seem to perceive, but its rather about finding answers to the curious minds. For instance Mwalimu left us with many questions unanswered poverty being one, leadership capability after him: there is no doubt in my mind we ought to consider ourselves lucky for having him as our first President not many people could have achieved the tasks of the first leader as he did, be it he copied the thinking from another African leader. Nevertheless there still remain many more questions to be answered the abrupt decision to end his reign, his contradictory policies, the state of the economy he left us with and his general thinking as our first president. For instance we're taught to believe by many elders Mwalimu operated like a saint, explore other books outside and you'd find Mwalimu was well read but not creative (he had no original ideas) and this showed at the end of his reign particularly the weak individuals he left behind to lead us. Since Mwalimu had led us for more than two decades and a half surely we have the right to probe his thinking. Realistically we cant do that unless we go through his psychology and that is our responsibility not only that, it is also our right to debate on Mwalimu. Debating is not an attempt to put blemish on his reign but finding the truth about our past in trying to understand our position today. I dont know about others, myself I am very curious especially with the politics he left behind. We know Mwalimu ran the country in an almost authoritarian manner. But then I wonder who were his closest confidantes that he confided with politically especially on his crucial decision making. Did he even had any allies who he trusted inside his government, did he prepare any individuals to govern after him. I am asking all these questions because at times I wonder is it just me and others dont see the irony that how does someone like Kikwete gets to run the country yet there are so many qualified better people for the job and some cant even make a decent living for themselves in Tanzania. Not to mention the obvious public known deteriorating healthy state of the current president, and why there are no challenges despite his poor abilities? why did the ruling party nominate him for the second time with an overwhelming majority is it fear or people are just stupid? Furthermore why do we have leaders today we cant question, make them accountable, leaders who rig elections and what is the basis of their power. Did Mwalimu relied too much in influencing the national security, and used the sector too much in intimidating his rivals. Because even today car accident are still common and not many of us have forgotten the public death of Kolimba whilst Mwalimu was still pretty much the puppet master. Is that still the fear tactic today? Mwalimu also stood promoting socialism of an equal society whilst invented or implemented colonial policies that aimed to leave worse off, those at the bottom of the social surely we have to question his thinking particularly the foundations of those ideas and why preach to offer Sangara to people only to give out Dagga. Today we sit here asking ourselves why China has achieved so much in little time. What we dont ask what if Deng Xiaoping hadnt taken the extreme decision to burn many of Mao Zendong writings and banning the preaches of his ideas. If we must know the Chinese added much effort in exerting new ideas by changing the 'social thinking' especially the 'agrarian socialism ideology' preferred by Mao Zendong not that Mao wasnt liked any more but they believed his teachings were outdated and did not fit the future. This is why China is where it is today and it wouldnt have been possible if they clung in misleading its people. Its the truth that brings about development and people attitudes towards life and understanding not just few politicians. For that matter we should stop trying to protect Mwalimu for the sake of future generations we have the right to probe his 'psyche' through his decisions, his speeches and his actions for us to understand our past and plan for a better future.