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For evil to succeed.

17 December 2012, 18:01
"It has been observed, that for evil to win, all that it needs to happen, is for good men to do nothing."

It is no secret to all those who are politically clued up, that Jacob Zuma will again be re-elected as president of ZA, despite his appalling last term and despite his reputation as a man of dubious financial dealings. By electing Mr Zuma the ANC is making Mr Zuma's problems, their problems.

The price the ANC is going to have to pay, is a loss of credibility. How big this loss of credibility will be, the 2014 elections will show.Sadly. many in ZA, do not want to recognize that Jacob Zuma is  a deeply flawed man. As  he compulsively tries to compensate for his deficiencies (intelligence, integrity and moral compass) he needs more wives, more things, more money,  more power. When enough is never enough, it is always a sign of a deeply dented personality.

In today's internet I stumbled across yet another article (blah blah) about what the ANC needed to do, "to cure "itself of its rapacious greed, infighting and intriguers. I could not help thinking of an acquaintance, now in the death trows of a vicious cancer, who, despite all the red lights flashing (divorce, a lost family,financial  upheavals, doctors, psychotherapists) would not give up drink, partying and smoking.

There are none so blind as those that will not see.
Again an incompetent ANC government and a dwindling economy! The cost of living and unemployment is going to go up dramatically. We will have more and more Marikanas as desperately poor people struggle and strike for just food on the table.

What can be done? Helen Zille warns against complacency. I personally think that passivity, a spin-off from long years of dictatorship, is more of a problem. How often have I heard the words, "What is the good?" or "The odds are too high". I am no Pollyanna by nature, tendentiously more a realist.

Given all the political shocks that ZA has experienced this year (Marikana, the ongoing educational crisis, Nkandla etc.etc) I think the winds of change are there, but we must make hay while the sun shines, i.e. become even more politically active.

I close with a wonderful quote from the world famous anthropologist Margaret Mead, "Never doubt that a few people can change the world. In fact, that is the only way it ever has"

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