It is a very strange thing, Sunday. It is the day that is going to save South Africa from the ills of alcohol and all that comes and goes with it.
Government both ANC and DA have really run out of ways to fool the public into thinking that they are actually doing something for a change, by annoying the citizens of the country by yet another fake piece of ligislation prohibiting the sale of alcohol on a Sunday.
Admittedly South Africa does have a problem with the abuse of alcohol by many members of society, the effects of alcohol abuse is truly devastating and there is really no argument against this fact. The reality is that something really needs to be done about it.
However what do our intellectual highly overpaid MP'S come up with? Sunday Prohibition? Really, is this all they can come up with? This is going to change the flood of social damage which they seem to think has it's source in the bottle of good old South African wine and the like.
Now why is this prohibition to be had on a Sunday? Why not on a Monday or any other day of the week?
There is a theory here that this Sunday prohibition thing is a conspiracy by minority religions in South Africa to peeve the Christiaan folks off because the result would be that the onward Christiaan soldiers won't be getting their Sunday dose of wine with their body of Christ and all that stuff.
On the other hand others are saying that most Churches use grape juice, in case there is a recovering alcoholic in the congregation, they do not want to be guilty of pushing the poor inflicted soul off any wagons. So for many years now wine has not been used. That been said there is no scientific study done to show that the use of wine verses grape juice has changed any factors to the falling off the wagon syndrome or visa versa.
If one really thinks about this we could possibly claim that when the use of grape juice started in church, a decade and a half ago, it very much correlates to the drastic downfall in the amount of congregants rocking up for the sermon.
Why not have this prohibition of alcohol sales on a Friday, this is more politically correct to do because this will fit in much better with the Moslem population and their holy practices.
Friday makes more sense. Besides the Moslem factor it is a much better day to keep the bottle store doors nice and tightly shut. This is pay day for most wage earners.
Friday should be prohibition day, it will save the working poor from drowning their sorrows caused by the pathetic minimum wages they have slaved for all week. This makes more sense.
Through the massive abuse of the penny 'pap-sack' come Friday the first stop is the bottle store or 'shabbeen'. Here the party starts and does not stop until the cash runs out somewhere around twenty one hundred hours on Saturday when these alcohol abusers, mostly fathers but in many cases both parents come to a crashing fall as they pass out leaving the children hungry and or sniffing glue.
Sunday comes and there is no food the money spent, the local pastor is in their face with brim stone and fire, retributive, holier than thou, repent now, or I won't stop shouting louder over that headache from which the poor miserable alcohol abusing sods will never recover.
Even though damage has occurred during the constant weekend party the worst comes on the Sunday as the dehydrated alcohol poisoned adult starts to abuse each other spilling over onto the rest of the household into the streets only to calm down when the slaves are forced to go back to work come Monday morning in order to earn their next fix come Friday a week.
So why is Prohibition not Friday or Saturday?
Okay, alcohol abuse is bad, there is no greater example of this scourge in South Africa than the deaths and injuries on our roads. Here should be the frontline attack on alcohol abusers. It is clear, no driving under the influence of anything. Why? Well it is scientifically proven that alcohol impairs one's driving ability and as a government they therefore are obligated to do everything they can to prevent alcohol abusers from harming others using the roads.
This kind of law makes sense. It is scientifically proven, it has reasoning behind the implementation. The limit is clear on drinking and driving, the consequences when caught is clear, (should be clear). The whole thing makes reasonable sense.
Now the big question is, how does Sunday Prohibition as a law make any sense. Why this one day in the week, why not every second day? Why not one week in every month. The point here is that none of it actually makes any sense. Instead of having more cops on the beat, in a concerted effort on an identifiable frontline such as drinking and driving on our roads coupled with a speedy law system aided by proper alcohol blood testing labs which will create some decent jobs that will actually add to the economy.
The likes of such an intervention will have it's domino effect and curtail the braoder abuse of alcohol. No! The powers that be, twiddled their thumbs and came up with this silly prank on the masses.
In the process they are threatening jobs, and will eventually criminalize the non-crimanal, the sorrowful underpaid working class the sickly alcoholics, punish landlords and shop owners, the restaurant supported economy who are already struggling with high rentals excessive food prices and high rates and taxes.
It's freaky is it not? the whole thing is bazaar. No alcohol Sunday's is going to save South Africa from woman and child abuse, from corruption, police brutality, farm murders, stolen toilets, open toilets, been shot on the toilet, bums, car guards and bus accidents, and all that other stuff.
That will only happen when nude on Sundays becomes the 'bi-law.'
What this pathetic performance from our government shows is that they are lost for idea's, incapable of performing the real stuff.
They stuff around waddling in self important arrogance, trying to fool joe public into believing that they actually doing something. Once again, the reality is they are doing nothing about anything.
Useless, incapable, punitively trying to wash their hands of the guilt that they carry for the waste of the South African public's time and money.
The government have wasted and continue to waste through non essential laws, prohibition and the reason behind all this, is to cover up their lack of good governance which is most probably one of the leading factors contributing to our country's abuse of alcohol.
Now where did I leave my clothes?
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