Daily I grow more horrified and disgusted by what I see happening around us in this rainbow nation and it’s getting to the point where I no longer want to read the news. I am embarrassed to call myself a South African.
How can men – and I use the term guardedly for they are actually savages - rape and mutilate a teenager and then leave her to die? How can anybody have so little respect for another human being and who are the parents of these animals? They deserve to be put on trial with their offspring, purely for neglecting their parental duties and allowing them to run wild. This is beyond sickening, this is barbaric!
How can hijackers steal a vehicle from a mother and leave her baby in the road? Are these people not also savages? Should they be given a second chance when they so callously disregard another’s right to life?
How can we progress, as both a nation and a country, when such savages are allowed to continue their brutal rule, all in the name of democracy? Why do we have to incarcerate such low life – at huge expense to us and the state - when surely the gallows would ensure that they, and others wishing to emulate their feats, never, ever become repeat offenders?
Surely all must by now realize that rape and murder particularly, and robbery with aggravating circumstances, should be worthy of the death penalty for the perpetrators of such crimes do not deserve a second chance. Those who participate in such crimes - crimes against humanity - have forfeited all rights and they deserve nothing more than a swift end to their lives.
Where is our gumption, where is our humanity and where is our sense of justice?
Have we forgotten where we come from – have we forgotten that rules, laws, common sense and decency are in place to prevent us from sliding backwards into barbarism and anarchy?
Have many of us have actually embraced democracy, and civilized thinking, and all that this entails?
If we have then we must know that putting a swift, and merciless, end to the perpetrators of such crimes would prove us to be civilized, and not as they are – barbarous.
Why are we not then doing so? What are we afraid of?
Whilst on the subject of the heartless, the callous and the uncaring which seem to be all around us, where are our leaders and what are they doing about this growing conflict between the law abiding, tax paying citizens and the scum of the earth? Need I ask?
They are busy living in their Inkandla’s, their guarded palaces and their mansions, they are making deals, travelling abroad, attending conferences and spending our money. They are not being attacked in their homes, they are not having their womenfolk raped and mutilated and they are definitely not being mugged when withdrawing money from an ATM. So why should they care?
And yet their time too is running out.
Our mining sector, as with farming and agriculture in general, is going down the toilet whilst the ANC dither about trying to decide whether they need the votes or the income more and whom to please in their relentless pursuit of both.
The mines and agriculture have to automate to save costs – and make profits – and this will necessitate job losses. If they don’t they will be forced to close operations, thus creating more joblessness.
This is a fact of life unfortunately, made more unpalatable for all by the ANC pandering to their supporters and their union buddies – the alliance - making unreasonable demands.
The ANC are therefore stuck between a rock and a hard place: they need the votes and are scared of losing them so they’re attempting to delay the process by forcing businesses to pay more for labour, knowing full well that the end result will be the same – unemployment and unhappy voters.
In effect the ANC are therefore playing a double-sided game, using both business and their supporters in an attempt to delay the inevitable – a meltdown of the South African economy. This all to stay in power!
At the rate SA is going we will soon have no productive – or profitable – mines, farms or factories and we will be another African basket case where mobs, warlords and the scum of the earth rule and our currency isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on.
Does the ANC leadership not realize that they, in particular, will bear the brunt of the mobs anger when this happens? Do they believe that they will be immune to the hatred, violence and barbarism that is slowly engulfing us? Are they that close-minded and ignorant or do they just choose not to care, or see, what is happening whilst they engage in petty politicking and endless money-making schemes?
We are experiencing a complete breakdown of law and order in this country and our standards, ethics and morals are being attacked on all fronts and yet we are worried, scared, and unable to defend ourselves in case we are labelled racists, or counter-revolutionaries. Have we no guts anymore? Have we become so complacent that the murder of the innocents no longer worries us, no longer disgusts us?
Have we become the sheeple we so despise?
The ANC under Jacob Zuma have seemingly chosen the dark path of tribalism, self-enrichment, nepotism and corruption over the modest, enlightened one of being servants to the people who elected them and who pay their salaries. However it is written - and it holds water - that what goes around comes around and they would be wise to consider the following:
Eventually you will run out of taxpayers, you will run out of expertise and you will run out of people willing, and able, to maintain standards. You will be left with nothing but your own kind and then savagery will become the status quo and you too will eventually succumb – whether you have 1 or 10 bodyguards and whether you are a billionaire or merely following your leader.
The mobs by that time will care nothing for your status, your grandeur or your ability to dispense favours and patronage. They will only want your blood.
Thus I would say to the ANC, and Jacob Zuma, that you are mistaken to attempt to instil the fear of ancestors in your people for your successors are the ones who will either make or break this country and you would do well to heed their calls, before they call personally on you.
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