Maybe you’re not, but I’m quite Marikanaad-out and Lonminned-upped. (And I don’t even have a TV – so I haven’t bombarded with news reports from that quarter.)
Smoke and mirrors; puppets led by pawns; sangomas and witchcraft; rabbits and pangas; intimidation and violence; cannon fodder for unions and politicians; barbarians and murderers; incompetent and untrained cops; stake holders and steak eaters; corrupt mine bosses, etc, etc.
Stuff them all, I say!
Just like in the film: Gone with the Wind, I want to say: “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.” I have come to expect the communist-ANC, and their mindless voters, to destroy this country. The miners can sit on their dunghill outside the mine until the cows come home, for all I care.
Every single political pig at the ANC’s feeding trough is trying to voice an opinion as to the upheaval that is taking place at Marikana – without trying to solve the mess.
Throughout the strike it has become clear that no one has any idea of how to handle the striking miners, or the “challenges” that surround this issue. But – true to form – the ANC is trying to score political points.
Here is a typical example of the idiotic statements made by politicians – in this case ANC secretary general, Gwede Mantashe (my comments in italics):
"We are paying attention to the Marikana situation and its ramifications," he said.
Bully for you! Unfortunately the miners are striking for money – they don’t want to be paid with your “attention.”
"We are looking into the political economy of the development and the long-term impacts on society in general."
Jeez, Gwede! Can you explain THAT hogwash to an uneducated miner who just wants more money?
“Incitement is a criminal offence and it is written as such in the Constitution,” he said.
By now we all know what the so-called “Constitution” is worth – ask Malema and his “Kill the Boer,” song.
"Tolerance to incitement and agitation is something that can lead to anarchy," he said.
What insight! What genius! What brilliant powers of observation! Author! Author!
"Once anarchy rules society, that society degenerates, and that society collapses in the long run."
So, anarchy is the reason why our country’s society has degenerated over the past 18 years?
"I'm not sure what's the difference between panic and caution," Mantashe told SAfm on Thursday.
Are you sure of ANYTHING, Gwede?
Let me tell you something: The ANC is starting to panic. You should too.
As for me? I don’t give a damn.