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Politics is ....

21 June 2012, 11:51
Successful politics is the degree within which a political party can manipulate the electorate to vote or not vote, unless you are an autocracy, that we will exclude from this article, because it has little relevance (or has it?).

Successful politcs is obscuring the truth by manipulating the media, and the degree within which you are able to sway people. You can indoctrinate your voters, and pursuade your electorate into thinking that they will be better off by voting for you, or can you?

Successful politics is also about using the economic power that is generated by the combined efforts of the people of a country, to their own benefit, notwithstanding the politics of other countries, and ensuring that this "pie" is equitably shared amongst the electorate.

In the end, people will not be swayed by rhetoric but by action.

If one examines the politics of the ANC over the last 18 years, they have clearly not been very good politicians. They had the benefit of having a great politicain as their head in 1994. Nelson Mandela was not only a great politician, he was also a great man.

The ANC have not only been very poor at politics they have rendered themselves to be out and out thieves. Who have they stolen from? After all, if they benefit financially by their efforts, the whole economy should benefit, not so? The money stays in the economy.

How this all plays out is, that it is estimated the the missapropriation of funds from our naional treasury amounts to some R 30 billion. Enough to build all the new highways in Gauteng, and the ANC want the people to pay for these roads, as if they are not taxed to death already. That is how the politics of the ANC works. Someone else will pay. Ordinary people will required to pay more because of the thieving ways of the ANC. In other words, their electorate will be subsidising their theft. Not good politics.

It is clear from ANC politics that the leadership of the ANC is ever-alienating themselves from their electorate. Don't they understand that the goodwill (a major asset in this country) is dwindling.

If we are serious about our own prosperity, whether rich or poor, we cannot deny that the ANC are heading this country further into the cataclysm of haves and have nots. If we seriously want to bridge that gap, we need politicians who understand the needs of all its people in a global, as well as a microcosmic, level.

Politics is not about power for a few. It is about power for the whole. Give everyone an opportunity, and that is what will make a country great. I think Madiba Nelson Mandela would agree, not so? That is great politics.

So what are out politicians saying? Defend the indefensible, or defend the indisputable? 
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