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Tactical voting: The people shall govern

04 May 2014, 17:45
Right now the power is too concentrated in one organisation and people in positions of power always look out for #1. If you just go and do research on tenders and nepotism alone;  I promise you won't run out of angles.

Please note, I'm not talking about just the ANC when I say this, I am talking about all people in positions of power in all these parties. And I don't blame them - that's what an AVERAGE person does.

Just look at the youth who've "made it" - they now are responsible for maintaining/upholding a certain status and that costs (you need a status to start with, then you need to prove your status using things with value - not necessarily OF VALUE). That is small-minded thinking. 

These people in positions of power have also aspired for things which they could never get; now with their new authority - granted by us, THE PEOPLE - they play the system to get their way and they do not trigger any flags - so, it cannot be illegal. Immoral;  but not illegal. 
Back to my point.... the DA or EFF or Kenny's party or KISS or any of the parties will all do the same thing.

Why? Because most of the people in these organisations' positions of power are average. They will want to enrich themselves First. We've learnt that the hard way with the leading organisation:

Organisations need us as a people to make them who they are. They are our babies in the making. We've seen what giving too much power to one does; because you give *people* *possession* of the *power*... 

Our mistake was not in giving the power to one organisation, they really broke boundaries.  But they now suffer from a phenomenon known as "success groove" - look it up. What a leading organisation needs to do is always (or in the case of an average person: mostly) remember that it is in power because it spoke in a language that THE PEOPLE understood.

After which they got votes to make those things happen. What we AS A PEOPLE  also gave PEOPLE IN POSITIONS OF POWER was authority to use that power as a means to other ends. That is where trust comes in. Right now, I don't trust one of these parties to that extent.

What I see:We have a new struggle on our hands.

We do not want another democratic monster of our own making. We want healthy LITTLE monsters who remember that they are in it to satisfy THE PEOPLE. We as THE PEOPLE need to take back the power and GOVERN - the ideal it's always been. 

How do we do that?We dilute the POSITIONS OF POWER held by the AVERAGE PEOPLE WE appoint. What this will do, is make them want to EARN our votes and WORK FOR US - THE PEOPLE WHO PAY TAX and no one organisation will sit with too much authority than it knows what to do with.

Now let's kill myths: South Africa can NEVER go back to what it was pre-democracy. That is physically impossible. Voting for any other party than the one we so instinctively chose in the past (for good reasons); may seem like a daunting task.

But the COUNRTY now needs IT'S OWN PEOPLE to IMPARTIALLY analyse THE PARTIES and the vision of the AVERAGE PEOPLE running them and vote to make a change.
THEN WE WIN AS A PEOPLE AND AS A COUNTRY. 

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