PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Zoolie
 
Comments: 10
Article views: 508
 
 
Latest Badges:



 
View all Zoolie's badges.
 

Hands in the cookie Jar!!!!

21 November 2012, 15:14

As I sit here and read the headlines everyday of this site and numerous other sites and I cannot but help to wonder, where did it all go so wrong, so rapidly? Then I sit back and think, but didn’t we all call it, did we say we are heading towards landslides?

In all honesty, we called it upon ourselves, we doomed ourselves when we sat quietly and pointed fingers towards the faults we see. We have a well known saying in our house, “Don’t call it!!!” For example – when you greet your friend’s goodbye, drive safely – leave it there, don’t go and say, hope there is no roadblocks. The simple matter is you don’t wish upon your friend any bad-luck, but don’t say things in the same sentence that could be called and turn things ugly when you say your farewells.

Now we sit here, 3 years since the last election. We are scrambling petitions to get our president out of its job, because 3 years ago, we didn’t think anyone could be worse at it than the previous one. O Boy, how I wish that back then people would see the ugly truth we are sitting with today. I also ask myself, if our media was so aggressively involved in our day to day politics, how come the majority still voted for this man, after all, would you vote for a person that was arrested for raping a girl in your neighborhood? Would you trust the bank manager if he was trailed for corruption? Then if still not sure, would you allow your own child, to live with you if he had more than a dozen of children and more than two girlfriends at the same time? If you consider all these allegations against one man, and this is only scratching the surface, would you get upset when reading in the news that this man is building a Homestead, over the value of R250 million? I’m relieved to say that I read somewhere in this aggressive political news we have, that this person has indeed have a bond of R900 000.00. Now I can sleep at night, knowing he is paying 1/250th off on a bond. I can now truly say he is carrying his own family.

Then I read this speech from a Dr. at a well known university -

"If SARS issues each of us an average R3, 620 in tax refunding and we spend that money at the shopping centres or buy Springbok jerseys, the money all goes to China. We spend it on petrol it all goes to the Arabs. If we buy a computer, it will go to India. The Philips TV factory at Martindale closed down years ago - buy a TV and the money goes to Korea. If we purchase fruits and vegetables it will all go to Israel and Kenya. If we purchase a good car, it will all go to Germany. If we purchase useless crap, it will all go to Taiwan and none of it will help the struggling South African economy.
The only way to keep that money here at home is to spend it all on prostitutes; dagga, wine and beer, since these are the only products still produced in SA...

Are we truly upset of what’s going on in our country? What are we really doing besides pointing fingers? We can’t even get a strike going against government policies that will rob your pocket and guaranteed there is corruption in it. Don’t get me wrong, striking will not get you anywhere unless you have the “Golden Boy” of South Africa behind you. In fact, looking at the last few strikes, you will either get beheaded or stoned if you go striking, because the majority of South Africans only know violence!!!! We have recently down graded ourselves even further by allowing our economy to fall even further. If you haven’t heard the news, South Africa is now the 2nd largest economy in Africa, Yes, Jonathan Goodluck, The President of Nigeria is doing a better job than our sophisticated Parliament is doing. So my question arises again, where did it all go so wrong, so rapidly?

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.
 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
10 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
MSithole
I remember my atheist friend

I had a friend. He said he had now changed into an atheist. I asked him why he had become an atheist when there is overwhelming evidence in the systems of life which we cannot explain fully.  Read more...

5 comments 62 views
Submitted by
Buntu Gotywa
Bafana Bafana

I have to say Mr Mashaba is brave man judging by his first Bafana Bafana selection.  Read more...

1 comments 3 views
Submitted by
Tracy Scheepers
A Facebook Sabbatical

What would life be without a love hate relationship that we could not live with or without? Read more...

0 comments 7 views
Submitted by
Pierre Willemse
Rugby 4 Nations: ARG vs SA - 23 A...

The main reason given for the low scoring first game between the Springboks and Argentina was the inclement weather which made handling the ball very difficult. Read more...

0 comments 15 views
Submitted by
Gideon Joubert
Fixing the Firearms Control Act

The Firearms Control Act of 2000, which was forced upon the SAPS and South African gun owners, is clearly not working the way its architects intended it to.  Read more...

41 comments 1175 views
Submitted by
ChiefDavid
Does South Africa need military/s...

The role of the SANDF is always misunderstood by many people especially people who are not part of the Defence force. Read more...

10 comments 485 views

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

20% off all TV Series!

Want to have a chilled day at home? Get 20% off TV series, the perfect excuse to "veg out". Shop now!

Save R700 on the Hisense LED TV Now R2499

Get the Hisense 32” HD ready LED TV for only R2499. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 40% off fashion accessories

Save up to 40% on selected handbags, purses, watches, jewellery and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Save up to R2000 on top electronics

Get every day mind bowing savings on top electronics. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

As seen on TV - New book releases at only R199 each

Get mind blowing book savings on new titles. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2014 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.