Opinion: The UPND Catch 22 – Some situations

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Catchy 22By Joe Mwansa Lombe Kaluba
When I saw the Front page of the Post Newspaper today I was like. Where did I see that title. LOL. OH!!! I have a book . I was not wrong it is a book written by Joseph Heller. In relation to today’s Post Newspaper I thought of doing this interactive post about Catch 22. Below are some of the ways in which CATCH 22 can be explained or rather defined are:
A dilemma or difficult circumstance from which there is no escape because of mutually conflicting or dependent conditions.
1-A situation which will deal negative results no matter what choice is made. Gretel MK II give this example “If I leave, my parents are going to kill me, but if I don’t, my girlfriend will dump me. This is a real Catch-22.”
Political Situation?……Your opinion…
2-Last Grammarian notes that A catch-22 is commonly misperceived to be a situation wherein both options are seen to have negative consequences. That situation is actually called a double-edged sword. A catch-22, as in the examples above, is a situation wherein the solution to a problem is impossible given the very nature of the problem.
Political Situation?……Your opinion…
3-Also known as a vicious cycle – two or more conditions require the other conditions to be fulfilled, but these other conditions also require the original condition to be fulfilled. In simple terms, this means neither can get fulfilled without the other. A needs B needs A. So I need a key to open this door, and the key is beyond that same door? Damn, this is one big Catch 22. notes Fluid
Political Situation?……Your opinion…
4-To apply for a job, you need to have a few years of experience. But in order to gain experience, you need to get a job first.
Political Situation?……Your opinion…
5-Huntsman is the latest embodiment of the classic Catch-22 of partisan politics””the candidate most likely to win a general election has the hardest time winning the nomination-Daily Beast
Political Situation?……Your opinion…
6- But I feel like I’m in a Catch 22 situation. If I stop having sex with him, I’m throwing him back to her. If I do carry on, it’s like nothing has changed-The Sun LOL
Political Situation?……Your opinion…
7- However Reardensteel (blogging name) says:
No-win and chicken-egg situations are not the same as a Catch-22, strictly speaking. The fact that you need a chicken to get an egg, and an egg to get a chicken creates a logistical impasse, but it’s not a Catch-22. After all, if you could get your hands on either a chicken or an egg, everything would be fine. In a no-win situation, you’ll be screwed if you do A, and equally screwed in a different way if you do B. There’s not necessarily any causal relationship between A and B.
In a Catch-22, the one thing must cause or negate the other thing. I also think the regulatory aspect is important. So if the rules were changed, the situation would not exist.
Political Situation? Your opinion
So in short this is what maybe happening in UPND and it is exactly what has happened in the past few weeks when adopting candidates in all political parties.
I know things are not well in UPND however I should say pretending not to be in a crisis will be sad or is already because time has caught up with them. Challenges in politics are normal. But pretending things are fine just loses you people’s confidence.
PF has been very smart I think they want to do it first and watch drama as Hichilema and his running mate file in nomination papers. Yes it’s Friday the 3rd. Just hope takwakabe amakofi nangu inkonya(hope they won’t be punches) LOL.

4 Responses to Opinion: The UPND Catch 22 – Some situations

  1. wabe tole chikala

    June 2, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    • Punches are a preserve of the clueless PF. By the way Edgar is already regretting for appointing Inonge his running mate as western province she’s supposed to deliver is UPND second bedroom and Inonge’s family is viewed a tractor family by western province. Moreover they wanted to use the BA64 just a few weeks ago with Edgar to do a donchi kubeba like Sata did. UPND on the contrary has too many big guns from the northern tribes which has been the missing link for HH to win.

      June 2, 2016 at 7:20 pm

  2. Is there any party that is promising to reduce Customs Duty imported vehicles? My business of selling second hand vehicles is at the verge of collapsing.

    June 2, 2016 at 9:48 pm

  3. Worried must be very worried about the death of UPND after 11th August 2016.
    I am not not worried about Worried’s worries.
    ‘Umuntu ni Lungu

    June 3, 2016 at 5:11 am

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