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?