It was a heated debate last night in the studios of the NBS Television programme dubbed ‘Barometer Extra’ as the Mukono municipality legislator trolled renowned pro-regime events promoter, Balaam Barugahare.
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The legislator said she first thought she was on the ‘Uncut Sabula’ a comedy programme where Balaam and the likes are given a platform to speak. “I saw Balaam as I was coming and thought am on the wrong programme. Balaam should be on Uncut Sabula,” she said. “A person like Balaam who speaks nonsense should be the last of his kind to be here. We are discussing sensible issues but now you’re bringing useful idiots like Balaam,” she adds. “Balaam in this country is a Useful Idiot. I pray this man should be around when this country is finally liberated otherwise, I don’t know what he will look like,” she said.
The fury fledged Nambooze continued to troll the one man orange shirt whom she persistently described as a ‘useful idiot’. “In Museveni’s sowing the mustard seed, he narrated about the deal cutters like Balaam. Museveni wrote about the ex president Binaisa to have been a deal cutter who always hosted brokers at State house,” she said. “People like Balaam will kneel down and apologise to the reconciliation commission when the regime is deposed,” she added.
“Balaam takes clowns to be bought by Museveni. Where do they get this money that they use to buy cronies? Does Museveni sell part of his cows?,” she says. “Balaam does not use his personal money. We are talking before oppressed hungry Ugandans, people who don’t access decent medication and services. They can’t be fooled by clowns like Balaam,” she fumed.
When the moderator, Zambali tried to mediate and requested to grant time to the embarrassed Balaam, Nambooze fumed further and stormed out of the programme. “You cannot add this man extra time when you were saying that the show is on its dead end. Unless you’ve been bribed by him. I hereby declare the programme done, I am leaving,” she retorted as she stormed out of the NBS studios.
Who is a useful idiot
A useful idiot is a political jargon used during the Russian cold war time. It is a political jargon and a derogatory term for a person perceived as propagandizing for a cause without fully comprehending the cause’s goals, and who us cynically used by the cause’s leaders. The term was originally used during the cold war to describe non-communists regarded as susceptible to communist propaganda and manipulation.