With the finalization of The Secrecy Bill due on 31 October 2012, the DA, media, big business leaders and the vast majority of the country’s multiple credit card holding citizens continue to ignore the Rainbow Nation’s critics who view the nation’s acceptance of the bill as the biggest act of mass stupidity and suicidal apathy ever recorded in modern history, putting the nation’s citizens in the front running for the annual Darwin Awards which honours profound acts of stupidity annually. This will be the first time the award will go to an entire country.
Nonetheless, it seems that the vast majority of South Africans fully trust their government not to abuse the powers the new bill will bestow upon them, which will enable them to decide what should be news and what should not in future, and have dismissed international warnings that the bill will plunge the country into the final stages of anarchy as yet another imperialistic plot against our thriving democracy.
Had this bill been in force a decade ago, there would have been no Arms Deal scandal, no Travelgate scandal, no Oilgate scandal, no Eskom scandal, no Jackie Selebi scandal, no Bheki Cele scandal, no tender scandals and no government department scandals to unnecessarily tarnish this great nation’s image and anyone daring to leak any of these stories would have been deservedly arrested and jailed as a traitor. The countdown is on until we take another giant stride forward to what our alarmist, misguided, overseas critics and transformation resisting locals say will be the final nail in the nation’s coffin. To these meddling unenlightened fools we say a Proudly South African “Viva suckers!”
Meanwhile, America has just lost its 2000th soldier in Afghanistan, since their operations began over there in 2002.
While to most South Africans international news is of little or no importance, unless it relates to sport, entertainment, celebrities or reality shows, this news may however be of interest to those secretly wishing to emigrate, but can’t meet the entry requirements for Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the UK and USA.
The USA’s casualty figures in Afghanistan make it, at the very least, a thousand times safer place to live than South Africa, where the casualty rate runs at around 2000 per month. Yes Walter, that’s right – per month!
However despite the fact that our casualty rate has exceeded the losses suffered by US forces by some 200 000 over the same 10 year period, the national consensus is that the nation isn’t officially at full-scale war with itself - yet.
Statistically, you stand a thousand times more chance of becoming a peacetime casualty in South Africa than a US soldier does of becoming a wartime casualty in Afghanistan and travelling the road between Kabul and Jalalabad in Afghanistan is at least a thousand times safer than traveling the road between Bethlehem and Fouriesburg, or any other road in the Free State for that matter.
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