PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
YHOOO
 
Comments: 4
Article views: 321
 
 
Latest Badges:



 
View all YHOOO's badges.
 

Real power lies in poverty

21 February 2014, 13:31

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!

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.
 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
4 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Journalists in the firing line

Western media has abandoned the integrity that journalists once stood for. Western media is no longer based on truthful , accurate, honest and fair reporting.  Read more...

12 comments 366 views
Submitted by
Lisa MacDonald
Why women cheat

Males and females are wired differently. After all, didn’t we learn 20 plus years ago that men are from Mars and women are from Venus? Read more...

37 comments 6439 views
Let's talk about xenophobia

As a concern SA citizen, one day I sat down and thought of how we treating foreigners in our country. Read more...

16 comments 360 views
Submitted by
Arthur Harding
Crime is not going away

I hate to break it to you but no matter how many times we agree on the matter it’s not going to change a damn thing. Read more...

19 comments 426 views
Submitted by
Sarah Firmin
I want a pet hippopotamus

Just the idea of having a pet hippo fills me with emotions from my distant home. Read more...

14 comments 402 views
Submitted by
Warren Holman
Open letter to Mr Zuma Part two

Mr President, I have not received and answer regarding the first part of my letter..... maybe you don't read News 24, or your data bundle on your 3G card is used up. Read more...

6 comments 1122 views

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

2 TV Series for R250

Get 2 TV Series box sets for R250 and save up to R148! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Pre-order the Xbox One

Get this all-in-one entertainment system with live TV, movies, social networking and gaming. Pre-order now!

Up to 50% off hair care products!

Save up to 50% on professional hair care products at kalahari.com. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

30% off academic books

Score a mind blowing 30% off academic books! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Mind blowing deals on electronics!

Save up to 35% on electronics. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2014 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.