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So, you'll celebrate Mandela Day?

22 June 2012, 13:42

Lead SA and Talk Radio 702 have launched the Mandela Day Schools Project to celebrate Mandela’s birthday. What are they celebrating?

First off, let me say that I have nothing against Mandela, as such. I have it against the deceivers who spread the myth of his so-called “legacy.”

Am I the only idiot in this country who thinks that the true “Mandela Legacy” is one of corruption, crime, greed, incompetence, unemployment, poverty, collapsed infrastructure, and constant power struggles between his (comrade Mandela’s) communist cronies? Why should we celebrate mediocrity and failure? Please tell me!

I am so sick and tired of hearing the same lies, year after year, of how Mandela saved the country from a blood bath (What do you call the 50 murders that are committed daily, right now, in the country?) How Mandela forgave the whites. How, like a Moses from the Old Testament, he led his people to the Promised Land.

Be honest now, what has improved for YOU? I’ll tell you what Mandela has done for me.

My 46664 legacy is burglar bars, security lights, and a security firm that guards the entrance to my “security” complex. I fired our maid (am I still allowed to call her that?) and the gardener, for security and political reasons. I belong to the Community Policing Forum because the cops are too useless, corrupt, and untrustworthy to do their jobs.

I have a dozen gas bottles because of frequent black-outs. (Is saying “black-out,” racist?)

BEE and AA have caused many of my family and friends to move overseas to find employment and a safe environment to bring up their kids.

Every morning I see hundreds of unemployed, young, black men (mostly Zimbabweans and Mozambicans) sitting on the sidewalks, waiting for a hand-out. Where do you think they get money from?

Almost every traffic crossing has its share of beggars.

More white farmers than rhinos are killed – but only the number of dead rhinos is reported. Like cricket scores in the daily papers and news reports.

No one is safe. Not whites, not blacks, not coloureds – nor any other politically correct shade, tint, tone, or nuance under the “Rainbow Nation.” Not babies, males, females, she-males, atheists, or any other believer, non-believer, wiccan or bunny hugger in this country.    

There are currently more strikes and riots than ever – far more than before the time that Mandela saddled us with his “legacy.”

The judicial system is a joke.

Hell, the president is a joke! Spear of the nation? Showerhead? Ha!

But to get back to Mandela Day.

The Mandela Day Schools Project wants the public to repair the schools. Repair the damage done at schools by the pupils, or lennas, are they are now called.

In some of the schools all the windows are broken, the ceilings have been damaged beyond repair, the doors have been kicked in, the toilets broken and the brass taps stolen, chairs and desks have been destroyed, light fittings and switches have been removed. Teachers are uncommitted and have no control over their lennas. They allow the schools, and its facilities, to degrade into shambles where very little teaching or learning takes place.

This is Mandela’s legacy for the youth: Very little respect for their teachers and the property of others, ill-discipline, and a poor education. And this is to be celebrated?

You can go ahead and spend your 67 minutes celebrating Mandela Day. I shall be patrolling our neighbourhood (using my own car, petrol, and time) to guard against criminals who are “free” to enjoy Mandela’s legacy.

Oh, yes. Don’t forget to sing Happy Birthday on the 18th of July at 08:00. “We love you Tata, we love you Tata.”

Yeah. Right.  

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