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South Africa Lacks a Moral Compass

12 January 2014, 21:43

I am afraid for our nation.  At this time I am really afraid for our nation.

Yes I know everyone is writing about Mr. Mandela and we all want to try and capture for ourselves what he meant to us personally.

But for me, Mr Mandela was the moral compass of the nation. And before all you naysayers jump on the comments, he was the one highpoint in the ANC government; honest, humble, stood for what he believed in.

If you are going to start throwing up the past and that he founded the ANCYL and “The spear of the Nation” please read his history before you hold him personally responsible for all the atrocities committed in the name of freedom fighting. He never wanted to resort to violence and was never in favour of violence.

When he came to power he could have swayed the nation in any direction but he chose the road of reconciliation and friendship.

Since him, as a nation, our government has gone downhill very fast and has now become one of the sorriest examples of maladministration, corruption and self-enrichment.

The present government and the young upstart in waiting do more damage every day with the tripe that they spout than can be imagined. Our poorly rand is now ailing so fast, the only solution is to give it a good dose of Viagra to get it upright again.

I would challenge anyone to pick a present government officials who knows what it is to be ethical.  Send me a name and I assure you that if you scratch the surface of their superior education, designer clothes and status symbols, you will find the rotten stench of corruption. So sorry guys, ethics, honour and principles cannot be bought and once given away can never be retrieved.

For me the only exclusion would be Thuli Madonsela and unfortunately, the way our government works, she will probably be out on her ear soon.

I wouldn’t mind to see Thuli Madonsela, Patricia de Lille, Lindiwe Mazibuko and Helen Zille sitting on the same side. They are brave, resolute and though I am sure they have made mistakes, I don’t believe they are corrupt or self-enriching. Women power may just do the trick.

Please vote so that you have a chance to choose the government you want and so that you will have the right to complain when they don’t deliver. If you don’t vote, don’t complain.

We need help fast. Perhaps it is time that we as a nation asked the good Lord for His guidance.

And to all the dear non-believers who will, I am sure, fill the comment space, I do challenge you as whom you thank when life is good. You surely don’t put it down to your own brilliance do you – I mean should Alzheimers rob you of your brain capacity, who will you blame – your own brilliance? Surely not a non-existent God!!

I am sure when you collect your pay packet each month, you think it is all due to your sole endeavours – and if you should lose your job, who will you blame. Not your own endeavours surely? No, the non-existent God perhaps?

So smoke your comments please do. If you don’t like my viewpoint, that is fine, but it is my viewpoint and I love it.

I fear for our nation when I read the daily newspapers or see the news. Never has life been so cheap, morals so lax and the depths of depravity that people sink to is shattering. Not even little children are protected any more. We have freedom of choice, we have a responsibility and hopefully there are still some with morals to make a difference.

May our Lord and Father protect us because there is no-one in South Africa with the will to do so.

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