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Julius Malema's Mickey Mouse Manifesto

25 February 2014, 21:00

Just about anyone can stand up in front of an energetic crowd of singing supporters and make a bunch of empty promises.

Let’s not forget how Jim Jones brainwashed 909 people into killing themselves in 1978.

With just an ounce of charisma, a pinch of confidence and the one litre promise of radical change you can brainwash the desperate, self-doubting masses into doing and believing pretty much anything.

We all know Zuma’s been doing it for years!

 Even when Zuma stands up at the State of The Nation Address and sings his empty promises and lies to opposition parties he still doesn’t caution his spewing of nonsense and simply chuckles off the counter arguments.

Julius Malema’s Manifesto reminds me of those sms’s you get from Nigeria that you’ve won R500million and all you need to do is phone Mr Smith.

When you first read it you get goose bumps all down your spine and your stomach turns and you start dreaming of all the wonderful things you’re going to do with all that money.

And then you phone Mr Smith….and there’s no Mr Smith….and there’s no money….and you’ve just been scammed.

The problem with allot of people in this country is that they just keep falling for the same old scam.

All Julius Malema’s Manifesto is, is one big scam.

Here he is promising a 50% wage hike whilst the economy is at its worst and the Rand is losing its worth by the day.

He has promised all pensioners and people with disabilities R2600 per month with no strategy or plan on how to generate this money. It’s just going to be there… magically.

He has promised domestic workers a minimum wage of R4500 per month. With his added promise of a tax hike in the private sector I doubt the average household will be able to afford domestic help and with the prices of petrol increasing, E-Tolls and inflation etc, I have no idea how people are going to afford to pay these salaries and will probably resort to doing their own house work and that will inevitably lead to more unemployment.

But like I said, it is easy to spew nonsense to a crowd who worship you for the false hope and empty promises you give to them. It’s a never ending vicious circle.

Wouldn’t it be better to build the economy by NOT nationalising the banks and mines?

Wouldn’t it be better to build the economy by NOT giving all your chommies tenders?

Wouldn’t it be better to build the agricultural sector by strategic and efficient methods of land reform instead of land snatching without compensation?

Welcome to the Malema Manifesto of tall stories and empty promises… he certainly learnt from the best.

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