It is by now public knowledge that the majority in SA are poor, living in townships, villages and shacks. These people are the majority that put political parties into power. It cannot be expected that a poor person should use their thinking when it comes to voting. The reason why the majority is poor is because they are poor in their philosophy; it is their thinking in the first place that has kept them locked in poverty.
If the reasonable overtaxed middle class in this country are desperate for change they need to understand change lies with the poor majority. It is the poor majority that can change this country for the better when they vote in numbers against their normal vote. This change being cried for day and night so we can have a relief in the petrol price cannot happen for as long as one political party has mastered capturing the hearts of the poor majority. So this means the problem is not the poor but the other political parties who have poor philosophy, because they think they can change this country and the way the majority vote by not being attractive to the poor. The other political parties in the literal sense are like “a dog barking a t a moving car”. It is easy to criticize but not easy to come up with polies of real change that can convince the majority to vote otherwise. Knowing and understanding how loyal are the people who are poor. The true question is who is poor in philosophy here in my view its those political parties who are busy throwing instead of real work. Those parties are poor in coming up with strategies and programmes that are convincing now to the majority. If they are waiting for the day they are in office then they will wait forever or until Jesus comes back again. Why cant we see societies being transformed now with the little that people have instead of the mentality of when I am in power I will do this and that. Actually the poor are not poor in philosophy they see right through the other parties. This reminds me of two artists songs first John Mayer s “Waiting for the world to Change” (http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/johnmayer/waitingontheworldtochange.html) and Michel Jackson’s Man in the Mirror” (http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/michaeljackson/maninthemirror.html) Final word, people who are poor are not stupid but just poor, stop waiting convince them you capable by doing something now while you are an opposition party. Otherwise stop cheap polotiking….change is painful!