When you say "apartheid was better" you dismiss the fact that more than 70% of Whites voted against the system in a referendum that turned families against one another, had people in pubs swearing at each other and left a legacy of idiots that claim Apartheid was better, That claim that FW was a veraaier. Remember you don't speak for me.
When you stand in a bank queue and utter that things were better before they took all the jobs in the banks, If you are in the queue at the traffic department and are convinced the service is worse than in the good old days, you have forgotten that the people who worked for the government then have one thing in common with those that do today, They are there for a pay check not to work. The skin colour may be different but I remember being sent from one counter to another and then another because I was laways at the wrong counter despite advice from the person who sent me somewhere else. When you claim it's because of skin colour, you don't speak for me.
When you employ someone and pay them enough to buy a bus ticket, a loaf of bread and a pint of milk. When you complain about minimum wages being too high and wonder why your maid eats as much bread and goes through the sugar like a tornado, think about what it cost you when you walked into the spar this morning to buy a few things, and think is R 80.00 a day enough? When you complain about the minimum wage, you do not speak for me.
When you loudly proclaim that Blacks are stupid, stop and consider that poverty among whites was only eliminated with job reservation under Apartheid. That's right people that did jobs like train guards, stokers, train drivers and a whole host of other jobs could only do them if they were white. I recall the stupid and illiterate Whites that I worked with that today cannot find employment because they just haven't got the mental capability of competing in a world where there is no job reservation. When you call a nation stupid, you do not speak for me.
When you dismiss Mandela as a terrorist, think about this, If you had been denied a decent education, had been disallowed from using a toilet, a shop or a bus for an arbitrary reason like you were not pale enough, would you not have been annoyed. Would you not have wanted to rise up against those that oppressed you? Personally I would not have been as polite as Mandela. When you call a freedom fighter a terrorist you do not speak for me.
When you call a nation lazy, when opportunities are not available, We live in a country with more than 25% unemployment, how do you suggest that everyone supports themselves? Even the King of Nkandla knows that jobs create independence, self worth and happiness, Why else do you think he uttered that unbelievable lie that he was going to create 6 million jobs, He knows that all people want is a chance to be independant. Remember that countries like the UK also have the lazy, the useless and the parasites that suck the marrow out of government assistance. People can be lazy, an entire nation cannot. When you say that a nation is lazy, you don't speak for me.
We have so many pundits that complain, we have so many that are against something, There are those that are aginst hunting, against building new hotels, against culling, against anything that is said by anyone they disagree with, but rarely do they offer solutions. This morning we were told that the ANC wants to make education 14 years and immediately the nay sayers jumped on the band wagon without reading the details. Education is already 13 years for many, Grade R is a reality for the middle class who want to give their children an advantage, In fact many are already enrolling their kids in pre schools that offer toddlers mor than just a nap and play time, but when this gets suggested as a possible requirement, the sheep bleat. I bet most did not read the suggestion, they assumed that the government were talking about grade 13 and 14.
My kids started school early and they both were younger than their class mates, because of the foundation that was laid in the early years they coped. Teaching Children as young as 3 a love of books cannot be a bad thing, Developing the abilities of these children at an age when they have more curiosity and a love of learning new stuff cannot be bad. When you say 14 years of school is a bad idea, you don't speak for me.
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