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Let's stop the rot now

25 May 2012, 12:44

I think all of us need to now stand back, take a deep breath and start thinking before shooting our mouths off, and ourselves in the foot. Enough of the racism, enough of the mud-slinging as it’s doing no one any good, merely making us all look both insecure and idiotic.

We have all now let ourselves become emotionally involved in what is happening to the country and in a situation like that racism, negativity and prejudice prevail. A painting is a painting is a painting. That’s it, it’s nothing more than the artist’s interpretation of what he sees and how he feels – a personal perspective aimed solely at selling his art, much like an author writes what he feels and our wives cook what they think we need to sustain our bodies.

That the ANC in their wisdom decided to challenge his right to freedom of speech was probably ill-advised but the courts will decide here on the validity of such a challenge. That’s what they do.

We for our part now need to focus on what is good for the country in the long term and how we all can assist in making that happen.  That’s what we should be doing but aren’t.
As JF Kennedy said when his country was in serious trouble, "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask instead what you can do for your country".

To this end it would assist us all if the ANC now recalled Zuma - they have enough valid reasons to do so - and appointed an interim president to manage the state until their elections in December. They have already set the precedent previously and will do less harm by doing so now than leaving the country to simmer for another 6 months.
In the interests of true democracy they must simultaneously start actively - and visibly - disciplining all in their ranks who are guilty of crimes and ineptitude such as corruption, cadre deployment etc.
By doing the above they would go a long way towards fostering what we need - a spirit of togetherness with the aim of building a better SA.

The one hand must feed the other and until the ANC start coming to the party our downward spiral will continue. The citizens cannot be expected to finance poor governance without somehow fighting back, even if it be by words alone, and unless common sense now begins to prevail, amongst all, we will continue to go nowhere fast.

We are a nation – yes, after 360 years we have to be – and we need to start acting like one if the rest of the world is to take us seriously. We can no longer carry on like spoilt children fighting over who has the biggest toys, the smartest clothes, the most of anything or too little of everything.

We need to share our knowledge, assist and train one another, spread the load and divide the fruits of our labour equally.

If a student has the necessary qualifications, enable them to study further, if a worker has the ability to do more then enable him to do so by promoting him. Basing anything, and anyone, solely or even partially on colour or race must come to an end. We are all South Africans, let us be both treated as such and for our part let us act as such.

Let reason now prevail and let’s bury the past, forever, or we will eventually forfeit our future and that of our children. Surely we do not want them to be fighting this same war twenty of thirty years hence, do we?

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