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Shame on You SA

29 January 2013, 18:48

Shame on you! It is a sad day when citizens have to call on sanity to prevail when our government destroys the hopes and aspirations of our beautiful citizens every day. Braking down the hopes and dreams and reaffirming that we are nothing more than a 3rd world country doomed to fail.

I wish this article could rather be about how a diverse multi cultural society came back from the horrors of apartheid only to spread their wings and soar to success and inspired other countries to follow suit. Alas we could not pull it off, even with the world’s most adored icon,  Madiba. We could not use the momentum and this man’s great legacy to come out on top.

I'm speaking to all you shady politicians, government employees and public servants. Shame on you! I don’t care about your race, sex, age or political affiliation, shame on all of you.

Edmund Burk said“ The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing”. Clearly our good men did nothing. Our Policeman, Judges and other law enforcing officials stood by while our country was being corrupted to it’s core.

Our President is living like king, he enjoys rock star status and has become infamous for the fact that he is untouchable. What happened to selecting a president that can be admired for standing up for what is right and wrong and doing his utmost for every citizen.

Our ministers live like chiefs, they don’t need qualifications, work experience and they are definatly not accountble for their actions or lack there of. They just have to be in the inner circle depending on the ruling faction at the time.

The saddest part is that a large part of our nation admires these individuals riches and lifestyles rather than there integrity, reasoning and competency.

As a South African I long for the day when I can respect our government officilas and even one day praise them for their performances and achievements.

There should be a profound feeling of national pride when we talk about our government. Yet they have let us all down, instead all I feel is shame.

In the 2013 Economic freedom rankings South Africa is ranked 74th in the world and 6th in Africa and spiralling downwards every year. to show just how misserebly they have done let me compare their performance to that of our national sport teams.

We can be proud of the Springboks who are ranked second in the world, the Proteas have achieved number 1 ranking in all three formats of the game over the last few years.  And the Bafana Bafana, our underachiever is ranked 85th in the world.

So we can conclude that our Government Performance is comparitable to that of Bafana Bafana. That is just not acceptable, we can do better. In fact we deserve better.

Why are we so forgiving of our goverments failures?  

I say “no more”, it’s time to take charge. We will not accept anymore excuses and you will be held directly accountable for your actions by the great citezens of this country.

If you ever used tax payers money for the following:

· Private health care

· Private school

· Cars in excess of R 300 000

· “Security upgrades” to your house

· Travelling expenses for personal reasons

· Excessive travelling expenses for work

Shame on You!

If you use your political clout to:

· Influence tenders

· Influence the justice system

· To promote friends or allies

· Create wealth for you or your family

· To abuse taxpayers money

Shame on You!

I believe we are nearing a breaking point, we can see it all around us; you can smell it in the air, a rotten stench spreading around the nation.

I’m calling on all good men and woman to start doing something. Don’t stand idly by while your neighbours infect our nation with their corruption and mismanagement. Stop your friend from driving when he had a drink, tell the little boy to pick up his litter. Most off all show our politicians what it means to lead by example.

It is up to us to change the state of our nation, heaven forbid if it was left to our politicians.

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