In every democracy and democratic state, one is likely to quickly identify those with modest hearts and minds.
They are usually referred to as liberals or modests, or even neutrals sometimes.
To be a neutral is simple.
It is the phenomenon where far-rights meet their far-left counterparts in a central position.
The only time one can be said to be neutral is when the far-rights meet the far-lefts at a centralized position: a central point, where ONLY common sense prevails.
The objective of those who find themselves in this central position is to use political power to develop the state, instead of for personal gains and state-looting.
Their aim and purpose is to engage in political leadership that facilitates the interest of the state and its development.
They engage themselves in a manner that fosters national unity and promotes cohesiveness for a common goal, without the ugly agitations that usuallly characterize partisan politics.
This behaviour makes them the modest souls and not necessarily neutrals.
Being neutral is not what you do, what you say, or how you behave, but it is about what you believe and the values you ascribe to that label.
The element of neutralism in political and social democratic states cannot take the place of modesty and constructive criticism, else the public space will be occupied by hypocrites and non-aligned groups that can create serious issues of extremism and chaos for the state and the citizenry.
To that extent, I will personally accept and approve all those modest souls who preserve the interest of the state and the well-being of the masses.
When we meet at that central point of common sense, we can be accepted to be called neutrals. Otherwise, it is a mirage and non-existent caricature.
Tswa Omanye Aba!
By: Richard Kumadoe
Fraud & Security Consultant