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Common Sense

24 January 2013, 14:30
I recently read an article that stated that almost 1 out of 5 South Africans suffer from mental illnesses. This makes a lot of sense. How long can one sustain your sanity in this circus of a country? In a country where those who bring forth the truth are taken for conspirators and common sense is taken for blasphemy, it is only a matter of time until we all end up delusional, by will or by force.

We, as humans, do not have the answers to everything hence, we rely on COMMON SENSE. Through the ages, common sense has helped us overcome many problems. We used common sense to solve international problems right down to problems in our everyday lives. Common sense is good. We NEED common sense. At what point did common sense become invalid? Let me ask you this, if I may.

Is it common sense for a '1st World country' to elect someone who could not complete 12 years of basic education for presidency? Feel free to answer with a comment below. If your answer is 'yes', please state why. Let's say for example you open up a newspaper and come across these two articles: "The ANCYL gathered in front of MangMang hospital in Pretoria, demanding Dr. ##### be arrested and sentence to death. This, after the doctor, on 24th December, stood by and watched as a helpless mother gave birth to her son who slipped through her hands and fell to its death.

The ANCYL was joined by the off duty staff members who were equally outraged. The Minister of health, MangMang, said that the doctor's appalling behavior was inhuman and will see to it that the matter is dealt with immediately." "A group of ANC supporters has gathered at the FNB Head Office in Johannesburg in protest of FNB's "you can help" campaign ad. The protestors claim that the FNB ads were insulting and treasonous attacks on the ANC government. Ironically, the ANC president, MangMang, urged the protesters to desist their protest.

"They completely misinterpreted the obviously benign message conveyed in these ads." the president said. "I also have to say that the protestors’ view of FNB’s intentions is not the view of ANC governing body. The ANC will not involve itself in such frivolous matters." The president said that he stands fully behind the FNB campaign and the inspiring message it spreads."

If this was a true reflection of what happened in reality, would you agree that common sense has prevailed? If not, why? At the least, would you not rather have my little world of fiction then what really transpired? If not, why? Please leave a comment. If you want to know why 20% of South Africans are insane, I'll tell you why. It's because we don't use common sense anymore. Those that do use it are frowned upon.

Quick test. What makes more sense: a) Vote for the ANC. They can deliver and will deliver in the next term. or b) Don't vote for the ANC, they have proven beyond a doubt that they will fail us again. But when I speak of common sense, I cannot do so without touching one other subject for, this specific subject has successfully rendered common sense evil. Religion.

A lot has been said, and even more can be said about religion. What good has religion done for mankind? It's not a rhetorical question, I really want to know. Why are so many people believers? Why do so many people need a 1000 year old document to tell them not to kill or steal from your fellow man? Is that the good it has done? Goodwill? Can I be a non-believer and still contribute to the greater good of my specie? Yes I can. Because I use common sense. Do we really NEED religion?

A rapper once said: What's a human being to a mob. What's a mob to a king. What's a king to god What's a god to a non-believer, who doesn't believe in anything. That's right. Once you break the chains of religion, you'll discover that the most powerful thing ever is not the invisible man in the sky but the most powerful thing ever is that thing inside your head, between your ears. It is that thing which ensured us 1st place in the food chain. There is one thing it thrives on, common sense.

It does not know any other fuel. It's not compatible with bulls#@t. It calculates then tells you what's closer to truth and what's further. With that in mind, tell me what makes more sense: a) There is a god and the suffering we see in this world is all part of his big mysterious plan. Or b) There is no god and the suffering we see in this world is all the more reason to wake up and smell the coffee. With all that being said, I only hope I made SOME sense. If I didn't, I guess it means I'm the 1 out of the 5.
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