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Dude, where's my job?

11 January 2013, 14:22


I'm eternally grateful for the job I have, and I must say my heart goes out to people wanting more money. 

When looking at government it is clear that there is room for integrity and much room for improvement, country-wise as well.

Surely, if we're all working the country should improve, and when working so hard delivers so little improvement to quality of life it becomes difficult for peace in our beloved country.

So why does working hard in mining , or farming deliver so little money.

Nature itself has simple rewards. Crops are immensely lucrative in that nurturing a few seeds will deliver an immense profit. To give an idea. A maize plant can deliver up to a 1000 kernels from just one.

THATS a fat 1000 times more wealthy per season/generation of planted maize. If we as individuals each planted maize we'd all be wealthy... case closed. No investment or bank can ever come near that.

BUT... it isn't the case. 

What exactly is the cost of a modern lifestyle?
I can make a quick list:
1. We use cars
2. We use electronics such as phones, TV's Computers
3. We use a defense force with mostly foreign technology
4. Medical expenses including medical insurance, also taking into account the immense perceived value that goes into medical drugs. If you take into account what a can of doom will set you back; compared to a trip to the doctor for chemotherapy treatment, im sure you can deduce that the manipulative system will milk people, and not necessarily return the same amount of produce, as a hectare of maize. 

In short the modern lifestyle, is expensive, and on top of that
its also immensly immoral, as is the case with life-threatening diseases.  

Well i'm not the sort of man who likes to kick people when they are down, and I won't milk them to death in their hour of need, and I can admit that there are serious flaws in how we live in our country.

Key questions we as fellow south-africans have to ask is whether we care enough to do what is right for our people.

9 out of 10 times it comes back to producing things locally.

If we buy international produce then our profits leave the country and our employment and crime goes up. If we support or create local factories with local stake holders and local employees then all profits stay in our economy and we are wealthy in produce and capital. 

How is it that we can design and develop nuclear reactors, attack helicopters and world class amoured vehicles but we have not a single proudly south-african motor vehicle on the road. Billions leave our country for no reason.

Why are we paying international companies for making local phonecalls to our locals? Billions leave our country, developing some other country..

Why are we importing clothing/toys from china? Why arent we employing people, making the same and keeping the profits local?

By making proper decisions we could be thriving off our own talents, and becoming more and more immune to the bites of the international vampire.

Instead we have elements disrupting our food security and mining, the two pillars of leverage that we still have, trying to bring the economy into panic. 

We often hear that the minority earns 6 times more than the blacks. On face value that strikes everyone as unfair, and perhaps genuinely unfortunate. Such a statement would instigate a lot of hatred towards whites than it would towards government for letting our brains and our profits head off the international arena.

If one takes into account that 3 million whites have 6 times more than  50 million blacks, then we still sit with a number where the blacks in total sit with 16 times more buying power than the whites.  Whites spend a percentage of their income on international leaks such as cellphone, vehicle, or entertainment, but percentage wise, we spend more money on each other, as our black counterparts do. So in theory if the blacks wanted to rid themselves of these white pests, they should simply not buy from us, and only buy black produce.

The result would be that their profits remain close to them and they would at least have a 16 times stronger growth than wihtes. Thats not a 1000 times greater, as nature would provide. but it beats burning down a farm any day of the week.

Or we can stand together as a nation and keep our moneys here. The next time you buy a wonder-bra... make sure its made in South Africa! Then you won't have to WONDER  what happened to your TV.

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