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Human Rights Day

21 March 2012, 18:36
Judging from the articles written lately on News24 it would seem that everybody’s lost the plot, except the government who keep on milking us for all we’re worth. We’ve been taken people.

We have the atheists clobbering the believers, the racists taking swings at everybody else, people with petty complaints taking the stand, we’ve even had a full go at the Nigerians, and them at us.

Meanwhile whilst some of us are today working on Human Rights Day the inhabitants of Sharpeville are burning and looting the place because they feel left out and the politicians are revving up their fancy cars to come out and address us – to tell us to wait for a while longer.

Wow people, it’s like a comedy, it really is. Do any of you really believe that you can get what you want without working? Do you really think that the government are going to give everybody a house and a car and a job? Are you nuts?

We are all South Africans, irrespective of our skin colour, our language or based on from where we originally came from – and that even is a discussion that can get ugly.

Isn’t it therefore about time that all of us South Africans started concentrating on our problems, finding our solutions and getting our country back on its feet again?

We have an inept and ineffective government, led by a devious and possibly corrupt person who is both president and leader of the ruling party.

We have way too much crime.

We have too much unemployment to enable our economy to grow and sustain us.

We have a kak education system which is barely capable of turning our children into hawkers.

We have seriously failing infrastructure.

All of us South Africans are aware of the above, we all worry about it, some of us are more directly affected by it but it’s basically all our problem – a South African problem.

So, let’s get off our sorry asses and start doing something about it.

If you’re unhappy about service delivery, or crime, or education, or employment, or anything - write a letter, talk to your friends, start a campaign, get people discussing what can be done and make a noise about it. Make those in charge aware that you are unhappy, that you’re not going to support them unless they fix it, that you’re going to have them removed from office at the next election.

Do not burn down their houses, your schools and municipal offices as that helps nobody, least of all you, because they merely have to be rebuilt - using your money. It’s a plainly stupid solution.

If we burn things down, kill foreigners – and our fellow South Africans – get involved in crime, don’t attend school and fail ourselves then we are also failing our fellow South Africans and our country.

The country needs us, all of us - as we need the country -and if we’re not happy then let’s make the government aware of this, peacefully, by pointing out to them that they are in the wrong.

Instead of civil disobedience let’s be civilly disobedient.

Tell them - at every opportunity - that you’ll not vote for them anymore and they will be forced to listen to you because you pay their salaries, you pay for their fancy cars and fancy houses and without you they will have nothing.  If we refuse to listen to their speeches, their glib tongues telling us to wait whilst they party and spend our money then they’ll soon realise that we are in charge, that it’s our country and that they had better start listening. And they will, they’ll have to.

That’s democracy for you, what you fought for, and there’s no other way of going about it unless you wish to turn South Africa in to another failed state where anarchy rules, where violence, corruption and unemployment become so great a problem that nobody has anything worth anything.

If you wish however to listen to the ones who preach hate, who blame others – whether they be whites, the rich, foreigners, Apartheid, neo-colonialists, imperialists, or even Martians – then carry on voting for them but remember you’re always going to be rooted to the same spot, in poverty, and it’ll be your own fault with nobody else to blame.

And at the end of the day, nobody will care.

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