I find the notion that the National Press Club invited Julius Malema back to the podium he is so in love with, entertaining, to say the least.
During the past years we’ve all witnessed his flash to political fame, becoming more of a media anomaly, than a serious politician.
However, the power he wielded was boosted by perception so lavishly created by the media, firstly from the whites, viewing him as the Robert Mugabe type leader we’ve feared for so many years, and expected at any given election.
On the other hand some of the ANC leaders also shifted nervously in their seats at the thought of him becoming a potential NEC member, or (dare I say it) president.
What he became then, was a nuclear weapon in the ANC’s arsenal; something that ensured no one wins, as, once you’ve used it, everything is destroyed in its path, leaving a field of victims and the designers and operators ashamed at activating it.
Malema could be construed as a relic from the Zuma and Mbeki cold war era that lost control after serving his purpose, and needed to be destroyed as soon as possible. Hence the position he now finds himself in – apparently minding cattle... (Only Malema would think people believes this garbage)
Currently, the firing pin to the Malema nuke is removed, making him a circus lion. Once fierce, and dangerous...yet now, when you watch him jumping through fiery hoops, he just seems so broken, and useless, sharing the fate of a 70 year old man that figured out he is the .05% of people Viagra doesn’t work on...
The reason I say this is obviously vested in the fact that the Press Club invited him to do a speech on their catering bill, simply because he makes headlines, and people just love to read of his demise... just like the circus lion.
The ANC trained Malema to re-capture the imagination of the lazy... those that are young, and do not want to work... blaming it on a non-existent economic oppression.
I completely understand that people are struggling to find work, but in most other countries those people start small businesses, and figure it out. However, the blame game is far too easy in this country.
It’s not enough to blame apartheid for their problems, no, you need to target the minorities, and for that matter not only the whites, but everyone that forms part of these minorities.
Has anyone ever asked what this guy means when he refers to ‘economic freedom’?
I would have thought the whites would start such a movement, rather than the Youth League. The plain and simple reason is, once again, promises made to the poorest of the poor, that it’s the fault of the whites they find themselves where they are.
I mean, the ANC must be the single most ineffective conglomerate of idiots, if they managed to run the country for eighteen years, and not succeeded in alleviating the whites of their ‘economic power’.
I mean, do they think we’re hiding the Kruger Millions somewhere? Or that white’s are secretly exporting containers of money to Swiss Banks (because every white person has an account there you know)?
No one believes this. Not in the ANC, and not in the townships.
It’s just the easy blame for the situation we’re in because the ANC dropped the ball.
Julius Malema is the lion they let loose on the rest of the country, firstly to relieve Thabo Mbeki of his position, and secondly to keep similar intelligence at bay in future.
Malema served his purpose, turned on his boss, and is now dealing with the consequences... totally outwitted.
We all became part of the crowd in Boswell Zuma’s circus, with the media being the lion tamer, watching the Viagra-less lion roaring... or trying to anyway.
South Africa disarmed its nuclear arsenal before 1994, at the guise of a massive thumbs-up from the rest of the world. The ANC never had the luxury to toy with the red button in the president’s office, and thus never knew what the downsides were to wielding a very powerful, and dangerous weapon that could bite you in the arse when you didn’t control it.
They sure learned of the destructive power Malema could yield, as Thabo Mbeki found out, and realised that this weapon needed to be buried in the desert, as soon as possible!
So they did.
The shameless hope the media is giving to Malema with the current exposure he is receiving, is close to telling a terminally ill cancer patient they’ve been cured, knowing they only have days left to live, something the media is fully aware of, yet somehow, I really couldn’t give a damn about his feelings...
There’s a circus in town Julius, and you’re the main act...