Is it just me or does it blatantly seem that the ANC government has lost the understanding that they work for the people of this country? In fact they are acting in such a way that it seems as if they are actually fighting against the people of this country. The basic function of a government is to uphold the law and fix problems within that particular society.
Our society, because of a multitude of reasons, has two very prominent challenges right now: poverty and education. What has the government done to address these issues?? We saw the Limpopo textbook saga of 2012 with people saying that they had better schooling facilities under the apartheid government, the RDP housing saga where evidence of cadre deployment came to light when the shoddily built ‘houses’ started to crumble, there is a very long list of failures that I do not care to spend days writing about..
If you make a mistake, which is perfectly normal in this world, and then make things right once your mistake has been brought to light, no one will have anything bad to say as you have taken responsibility for your actions, but whenever anyone ( note FNB) makes a constructive criticism of the state of our country the ANC automatically goes on the defensive and either denies that any crisis exists or tries to find a way to ban the information from being made public. This wreaks of guilt, malpractice and just plain insufficiency.
The people of this country, from all creeds and cultures are quite simply sick of being held to ransom. I have had discussions with a multitude of different people about our country and the common factor in most peoples thinking is that the government is not doing their job in serving the people. We, the citizens, are the real rulers of this country, Jacob Zuma and cronies are our employees… We pay them with our tax money and they need to listen to us.
State owned enterprises such as Eskom and Sanral do not need to make a profit as these are essential services to us, the citizens, who pay for this ourselves. Taking our money as a profit for these essential services is robbery. Our income tax is supposed to be used for infrastructure, education and poverty. Seeing as though these issues are not being addressed, surely we don’t have to pay the tax. It is not an income for the state but rather an allowance- this has been long forgotten.
So how do we get ourselves out of this abyss of nepotism and dishonesty? The answer surely is to ‘Pay it forward”. Be kind to everyone, even the people stealing from us. Kindness will always prevail against the evil opposite. Go out and do a good deed for a fellow South African, with no intention of getting any reward. If we can all do a good thing for someone else every day, with no expectation of getting anything back, we will become such a strong, united force that no one will be able to steal from us again.
We are disillusioned, crippled and exhausted as a society. I see it every day. We have too much bad news and are being held back ( I believe purposefully) so that certain individuals may walk all over us. But if we can unite under a common idea or belief that we are all equal and relevant, we can end this system of uselessness. I want to see us flourish.
I can only be the change that I want to see in this world- I have been ‘paying it forward’ for quite a while now and the difference I see in my little portion of the world is amazing. If enough people take this initiative, we can really start something socially uplifting. The saddest part is that this should be the governments job….