I write this in response to a previous post which took me through a rollercoaster of emotion. It began with shock and awe as I read how the poster felt that Mr Nelson Mandela had effectively sold out black people by allowing a white monopoly stranglehold on the economy to prevail through the transition from apartheid to democracy.
Shock and awe soon led to chuckles as I laughed to myself at the writer’s complete ignorance as to the workings of a free market economy. I imagined the blissful ignorance of believing the nationalisation of private assets would somehow make everything better and turn this country into some kind of utopia for the man on the street.
The chuckles soon led to a genuine concern for the writer. Did this person really believe the all the lies fed to them by certain political sects. How do they continue to believe in a failed government with its right wing elements touting policies that crashed and burned across the globe going on 20 years ago? Is this person blind to failures of a government they support to nationalise productive assets and then allocate them to be run by a group continuously shown to be inept, corrupt, with a complete disregard for the common man.
This feeling of concern was suddenly replaced as I realised this individuals own grand design. This young black person has actually sold out the father of our democracy in a gamble to support right wing politics in the hope of getting a seat on the gravy train. The reason for my assumption is the following. I can only believe that if you are smart enough to post an article you must realise that the current government cares only about enriching its own members and couldn’t care a loaf of bread about the common man beyond them placing an X for them in the next election.
So in summary this poster is nothing more than an aspiring politician who would sell out anyone or anything to get a seat on the gravy train. His desire to fly by sipping expensive whiskey and eating cake while the rest of us black and white work hard everyday to ensure a sustainable future for our children without feeling the need to beat down the legacy of anyone of any race, colour, or creed.
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