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Politics the way they like it.

10 January 2012, 14:04
In today’s South Africa, we have two types of people, those who are joyous that Mandela is free and apartheid is over, and those who think that the government does not know what they are doing.

But I would suggest that these two groups have more in common than they realise. And that the politicians actually like this common thought that these two groups have. It works in their, the politicians, favour, it allows them to do the work that they are doing.

The common thing that both groups have is that neither of them, can right now, tell you what the politicians are talking about in government, at either the parliament level or at the local city council level. These two groups do not know the issues that are being discussed, and they do not know where each politician stands in these issues. 

They certainly do not know what the results of each politician point of view will bring about, nor do they know what the cost would be to the system if those views get carried out.

Ask yourself, when does your local city council next meet, and what is on the agenda for that meeting, where do the various politicians stand on the issues on that agenda. You do know of course, the names of the politicians of your city council, right?

Yes, the politicians like politics this way, because it allows them to do business without interfering people getting in the way.

Well that is the problem, as I see it, so what is the solution?

Who should provide us with the information that we rightly need? Should we not demand from our news media more coverage of the agendas tabled in government, both at parliament level and at a local city council level.

We can not rely on the various political parties to supply us with these agendas because it is not in their best interest to do this.  So we must use other means to gain and spread the knowledge of what these agendas are and where each politician stands on the issues in these agendas.  

What other methods can we use to “take” back the governance of our cities and country.  Or should we carry on and allow the politicians to do what is best……

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