It has been looming my mind lately just how things seem to run in our country South Africa. The politics of it all, corrupt politicians and stinking rich executives in large companies that literally drive the working force in the country. Not forgetting the people that form a huge part of the whole chain; Union leaders. It’s an ongoing saga.
That excuse of a parliamentary house that possess circus propensities. It’s what makes the country ‘interesting’. The endless wars between leaders and the way they snap at each other in parliament. The ‘one day I’m for President Zuma and the next I’m against him’ drama that is just never ending.
It’s all promises and no deliveries. It’s like the people exist but they’re not really there. A drama of some kind. Nobody is ever satisfied. There isn’t much change. You never actually really win, unless you’re at the top or you have connections all the way up there.
A lot of times one would swear the government and the people both seem to speak in a language that the other cannot really understand. I find that effort to understand each other and each other’s situations is only made when the superior needs favors from those of us that are inferiorities.
It’s not such a difficult thing to win over people in the times we’re living in, especially in a country with a large number of illiterate, poor and unemployed people. Government officials and leaders know exactly how to play around with emotions, all wrapped up in fancy words and attractive promises just to be voted into the big seats.
That is plainly the nature of the business, right? And when things don’t seem to go well with a lot of promises not delivered people are left with no one to blame but themselves, because they’re the ones that democratically chose who they want as their leaders.
Can we then say that perhaps we as a people are somewhat blinded and hypnotized by false promises made to us? That could not really be denied. Poor people hold the power and the government knows that. Yep! They are all very strategic and intellect people. They definitely know how to shuffle their cards and which way they should swing to win the hearts of people.
The country has an enormous number of people who are rather disadvantaged with regards to employability and quality education. That is the government’s target. I mean; poor people are desperate in way. They are dying for even just a little light of hope that promises to save them from the misery of their lives. And when somebody comes along and appears to be their knight in shining amour. Nobody wants to die poor.
People don’t want to live their whole lives being stuck in some filthy area filled with gloom and no hope at all. They’d like to have houses and they want money to sustain their families. They want somebody to create job opportunities that are going to benefit them. The government knows that and I just feel they have been using these things time and again to convince and lure people to favor them.
Once they’ve been voted in, it becomes evident even to the blind that those promises were clearly just nothing but a few steps in the ladder that leads to power. This is when somebody else comes in. Somebody opposing the current leadership; to point out all the flaws of the current government and all the failed promises, only to make more vain commitments. It’s an ongoing cycle that seeks to brainwash the minds of those that rather don’t trust they can think for themselves.
Look at the whole Julius Malema drama. How he was so quick to jump the gun after that Marikana shooting in the Lonmin strike. Pinpointing the ‘flaws’ of the current government just to gain favor in the hearts of those people. I never bought it. Julius can go on revering about this and that, but we all know his heart wasn’t in the right place. He never really cared about those people and that’s a story for another day.
This is not rocket science, a conundrum or anything like that. It is just clear facts from observations. If you look at these things rationally, you realize that most leaders that want more and more. They are selfish in a way that they use people (poor people) as their stepping stones, and they battle each other using helpless people’s ordeals.
Things are just not right up there. People need a government that really cares. We’re enough with the empty promises now. Let’s just stick to facts and try to be as real as we can be. Who knows? That might be just what this country needs to develop and change.
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