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Standing together

18 April 2012, 11:00
We South Africans are a funny bunch.

We will mass-protest the E-toll system, but not right now 'cos we are busy.

We want everyone around us to do a good job of protesting, because then we don't have to.

We will brag endlessly about our intention to remove our numberplates, but are terrified of being late for a meeting 'cos a cop might pull us over, so we won't.

We are terrified of crime, but the neighbourhood watch is not working because it's getting chilly in the evenings.

We get donnered into submission with taxes, but we don't do anything about it 'cos of all the admin involved.

You keep left and pass right, but not really 'cos the guy in front of you isn't.

We hate police corruption, but keep R100 in the car door just in case we may be inconvenienced.

We have no sense of society, no sense of the power of the collective, and no understanding that your vote is responsible for your quality of life.

I can't change anything from my computer and by writing this, but I can't be bothered to do anything more today 'cos I need to have a haircut later.
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