After reading the headline and noting the word ‘EFF’ probably, these keywords crossed your mind: Malema, communism, uneducated, corruption, politics. Why is that?
Why the name ‘Malema’ crosses the mind?
Fact- He is the founder of the EFF after he was expelled from the ANC.
His oppossers discredit him on- materialism, tax invasion, dodgy deals and failing matric
His supporters credit him on- being voice of the voiceless, courageous, influential and unstoppable
Why the word ‘Communism’ crosses the mind?
Fact- EFF policies are extremely communist
EFF oppossers discredit the policies as- impractical, racist, failed in Europe and are failing in Zimbabwe
EFF supporters credit the policies as solution to- inequality, redress race issues, normalize capitalism and are working in China
Why the word “uneducated” crosses the mind?
saying he lacks economics knowledge
attributing the current negative issues around president Zuma to his lack of education
citing successes of the educated good leaders, ignoring failures of Robert Mugabe of course.
saying he joined the ANC Trailblazers at the age of 9 and has political experience
attributing ‘Malema’s persistent voice on sensitive contents of the freedom charter’ to his bravery
citing successes of Henry Ford or Bill Gates whom never had tertiary qualifications, excluding failures of Jacob Zuma of course.
Why the word “corruption” crosses the mind?
not wise because they support a corrupt individual
lazy expecting everything for free and not willing to work hard
having limited knowledge on economics because they believe EFF policies will chase away foreign investors which will lead to starvation rather than helping the poor
developing the grounds of civil war
rich minority and current beneficiaries of monopoly capitalism
exploiters expecting poor people to keep working hard for less pay
very aware of the economic impact of EFF policies on their wealth and are greedy to share and they twist EFF policies from its intend of making SA self-dependence through increasing state beneficiation at the expense of some current private organizations.
perpetuating historic legacy and undermining the freedom charter
Why the word “politics” crosses the mind?
organizational loyalists: not willing to change with political dynamics
respect to principles: base their reasoning mostly on learnt experiences
conservative nature: will agree with incremental changes in political arena
territorial: highly defensive to protect their hard earned knowledge base
Flexible: strong faith to potential changes in politics
Challenges status quo: want to change things and hope for the best
Risk takers: will commit to radical change, that is their motto by the way
Unshakable: believes in good promises because nothing is in good order in their personal experiences
After all politics is not an exact science, just as economics. Therefore everyone is entitled to their opinion at the expense of another one’s tolerance. Isn’t what freedom is all about?
Now go vote on the 7 May 2014 and numbers never lies if there is not rigging.