PLEASE NOTE:

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

 
Umlilo-HanifManjoo
 
Comments: 1
Article views: 0
 
 
Latest Badges:

 
View all Umlilo-HanifManjoo's badges.
 

Rudderless & Leaderless.....a bumpy ride?

07 February 2013, 11:00

It seems to me that the media, ANC, DA, Citizens Movement, etc are undermining all South Africans by totally ignoring the Freedom Charter and the struggles of our various activist comrades (BCM, PAC, AZAPO, ANC, etc).

As such, they are either a platform to perpetuate elitist capitalism (in the hands of a few whites and their BEE consorts) with a dose of religiousity, or that of a certain sector of our population, excluding others by silence or non-coverage.

For instance, where is coverage or inclusion of whites, Indians (Muslim and Hindu), and other stakeholders in the back mass media? We remain followers for the Sunday ethnic Extras (prophylactics I note!), for Indians and Coloureds. The Caxton-owned community newspapers have a blatant white and Christian bias. We are and remain covertly divided by racism, religion, social and economic class distinctions, residential/spatial 'apartheid', etc. Testimony is we still have our Soweto, KwaMashu, Lenasia, Chatsworth, Eldorado Park, Gugulethu, etc.

Generally, whites dislike blacks as being corrupt, murderers, rapists, etc. Yet, they gang up with blacks in BEE deals against Indians and Coloureds. On the other hand, Jews / Israelis are seen to manipulate the economy and BEE deals; Afrikaners, English, Greek and others make snide remarks about them in privacy.... yet, they gang up against the ANC/blacks (as note, admission to 'their' schools, slaughter of animals in residential areas, firecrackers, partying, etc )! A motley lot that cannot stand one another and worse, cannot do without one another...worse than marriage!

Indians (again generally!), dislike Coloureds and Africans and Muslims are branded by all as extremists, stone age, chauvinists, intolerant, etc.

The ANC has abandoned socialism / nationalisation. Yet, socialism works in Europe, Bolivia, England and even the USA (where banks and industries were bailed out with public Treasury funds). Nationalisation also worked under 'apartheid'; why is it an albatross now?

Our country needs genuine leadership, active and directly involved with the mass and with a deep understanding of all the socio-economic and cultural forces (they are there, like it or not!).

Proportional representation has negated this direct link and accountability; I see our country ready to implode.... rudderless as it has become!

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.

 

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
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Sinawo Bukani
15 Quotes That Make This Book A '...

I have shied away from writing a full review for Sheryl Sandberg’s book because I fear I will just dilute these fundamental truths and weaken them for you. So instead I opted to share 15 of my favourite and most inspiring quotes in the book. Read more...

0 comments 678 views
Submitted by
Gayle Goddard
Salute

Praise the women who make sure that they put food on the table for their families no matter how bad the situation is. Read more...

0 comments 183 views
Submitted by
Thandisizwe Mgudlwa
African Education Sector A Pillar...

It is highly important for the African continent to follow up on new initiatives aimed at bettering the lives of the people. Read more...

0 comments 127 views
Submitted by
Nico Barkhuizen
Sugar Tax

What about the rest of us who take care of our bodies through healthy diets and exercise? Why must we be tainted by the same brush as obese people? Read more...

0 comments 958 views
Submitted by
Larry
ANC Askari and Impi

The elephant in the room, which the ANC is unable to make mention of, is rather in the form of an 'impi'.  Read more...

0 comments 450 views
Submitted by
Reginald Kgwedi
Who designs our public transport ...

When you love the environment, it is likely that you are a fan of public transport, walking, cycling etc. But in most instances you are challenged with the difficulties of using these modes of transport.  Read more...

0 comments 518 views
 

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 Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2016 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.