PLEASE NOTE:

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

 
ruffieb
 
Comments: 12
Article views: 1003
 
 
Latest Badges:


 
View all ruffieb's badges.
 

Is the new old Cyril....

24 December 2012, 20:23
The ANC is a liberation movement and history tells us that liberation movements rarely translate into viable democracies, see Castro, Robert Mugabe and the Bolshevik nightmare in Russia. There are basically two reason why these transitions are not possible. To defeat a common enemy, such as the white Apartheid government, groups with varying ideological agendas stood together.

With the common enemy laid flat, the ideological differences become more and more apparent. See Cosatu, they differ on e-tolling,  poverty management etc, but  really speaking up, that they do not allow themselves.

What keeps all the various groups under the ANC umbrella is patronage. (Jobs for pals or just plain and simply said, big big bucks) Although Mr. Vavi  every now and again says something which irritates the ANC top dogs, he quickly scuttles back, saying "No, no he was not criticizing the ANC, he was just....." because he knows that the moment he steps out of line too much, the money (HIS MONEY) stops.(Julius knows)
Without patronage, liberation movements cannot keep their chickens  in the chicken coops, even when the sums paid out become mind-boggling. As the sweet life sets in the liberation mantras of "a better life for all " go up in smoke.

Freedom fighters have very little in common with the daily hum drum of municipal and governmental life. It is boring and even worse, done properly, it is tiring! Having few organizational talents or know-how, life outside is frightening. You'd better behave and you better be nice.

Liberation movements operate surreptitiously and conspiratorially. Suspicion runs high and dissent is viewed as traitorous.  The torture of comrades who stepped out of line in the ANC exile camps, set the bottom line.In one newspaper report I recently read,it was said, that 20+ political murders have taken place in Kwa-Zulu in the recent months. 

The SA police instead of becoming "friend and helper of the people", have become militarized with the most lethal of weapons. If the police had been educated and trained for crowd control, with tear gas and water cannons, the Marikana we know, would never have happened. 

Even innocent words such as "compound", used daily by millions of people all over the world, become    "racist expressions". Mr. Zuma's latest speeches where he threatened any one daring to bring dissent/criticism into the ANC, takes on a paranoiac proportions.

So now bring on Cyril Ramaphosa. I am not so sure if this is the new old Cyril or the old new Cyril.......He has been part of the ANC executive since 1991. His job  will be, as I understand it, to posh up the ANC, resell it to the educated, bring out the Vim and Mr. Muscle and take some of the grime away, without disturbing the patronage and corruption, because if does, the ANC house of cards cannot stand.

So once again, if you want to achieve something you have never had, you have to start doing things differently. They will not and cannot let Cyril do things differently, so folks, same old shit, just the gravy is different.






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
12 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Iwana Horvat
Game Of Thrones lets Croatia bloo...

While your friends stay at home on the couch watching Game of Thrones you can be walking the ancient city of Dubrovnik, swimming on beautiful beaches, and visiting unbelievable islands.  Read more...

2 comments 577 views
Bikoism in relation to Europe

An interesting new breed of radical young intellectual or philosophe has emerged in the last few years, namely the Bikoist. Read more...

6 comments 326 views
Submitted by
Elias Sofe347
Gailku explained

You are never too old to learn. How many times have you heard this? Believe me: it’s true. Read more...

12 comments 212 views
Submitted by
CharlesSzente
How to create long term wealth fo...

I believe, in the real world, life actually follows reasonable principles. Despite the baffle and Bull, the short term push and pull, even exploitation, eventually the multitude of forces kicks you back to reality. For us that simply means, if as a country we want to grow, we have to invest.  Read more...

25 comments 931 views
Submitted by
Gail Shorkend
The world

How the world has changed. It used to be a peaceful world. You had stress. But the stress is not like these days. Read more...

13 comments 220 views
Submitted by
Linamandla Mpolase
Letter to the Capitalist God

I constantly ask myself what is the point of everything? A complex question and awfully deep but I know it is a question not unique to me. Possibly many of you have had similar thoughts. But really what is the point of it all? Read more...

76 comments 1910 views
 

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 Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2015 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.