I have been watching the American election debates, and I have been watching the South African election debates. You might say, wait, that there is no such a thing in South Africa – that is not how we run our elections.
Of course you are right – the definition of debate is; “to talk about something at length and in detail, especially as part of a formal exchange of opinion”.
This simply does not happen in our country, what we have seen recently is the following:
– every single day we have news reports of the ANC hierarchy blaming apartheid for everything from mine violence, to non-delivery of schoolbooks to our children, to the failure of the black farmers – the list is endless.
Then I want to ask the questions – who is really to blame for the non-delivery of books, who is to blame for the billions of rands disappearing from state coffers – who is really to blame for the tender fraud committed by many government officials –who is to blame for officials being paid salaries for months/years after they had been “let go of” – who is to blame for corruption in our police force, and the apparent lack of training of same – who is to blame that we now how a higher unemployment than ever before –who is to blame that many black countrymen are now in a worse situation than 20 years ago - who is to blame for the inability to control the crime in South Africa – who is working extremely hard to fuel racial division?
I believe the ANC is trying very hard to cover up their own inadequacies by reminding the black population of a very dark time in our history.
I also believe that the ANC is adamant to keep her children uneducated – it is so much easier to manipulate a person who is uneducated – and please hear my right, I am not saying an uneducated person is unintelligent, I am simply stating they are uninformed and more than often incapable of making informed decisions –
Is it possible that with the fierce attack from the ANC on the white people in the country, they are starting to worry about their own future – many black people have made it their business, despite the horrors of the past, to get an education, and to move forward. This group of people sees the true colours of the ANC – and many of them do not support them any longer.
We cannot deny for one moment that we have done terrible things under the previous regime – and we have to work together to fix these wrongs. But people, we cannot fix it with more wrongs – it needs to be done in a responsible manner, and the ANC is failing in paving the way forward.
My impression is that – like with a small child being abused by a parent, but still loving the parent, even in their wrong-doings, the black children of South Africa feel about the ANC. They were the liberators (parent), but I am sorry, they have now turned into the abuser.
But be warned ANC – the little child grows up and becomes educated and strong – and the child gets to a point where they say – “No more, I will not take this abuse for one moment longer” – your children might turn against you too.
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