PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
ChrisHolloway
 
Comments: 4
Article views: 960
 
 
Latest Badges:

 
View all ChrisHolloway's badges.
 

The Lies and the lice

02 October 2012, 09:13

Is it not amazing how honesty, even in small things, just seems the exception, especially when it comes from someone in authority, and specifically from politicians.

Gone are the days when one could believe anything they say, when their word carried some authority, and was communicated with integrity and pride. Now, they just lie, like a bunch of cheap watches, so blatantly and continuously, that one has to marvel at their perception of the intelligence of their audience.

If one thinks of who and what they are, the responsibility they carry, the influence they have, they lives they shape, the roll models they are, is it too much to ask for honesty?  Can we not insist that they tell us the truth, and hold them responsible for the lies that they tell and perpetuate?

It always amazes me that people stand in court and plead their innocence, knowing full well that they are guilty. But then, they are either criminals by nature, or very close to it, or else they would not be in court in the first place.  However, when a minister or any responsible person in government, be it local or national, spews lies like a machine gun, it makes me wonder what our world has come to, and why anyone should be listening to the rubbish spoken.

Sadly, there are ignorant and simple people who believe this, and they are the ones who are let down and turn to other ways of expressing their frustration, rather than the ballot box. Little wonder that violence has become the tool of choice to express unhappiness.

Imagine if we could believe, without doubt, every word that every politician says, as it should be...since thay are people of integrity and principle, who do not imply that we have less brains than lice..

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.
 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
4 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Tracy Gilpin
You're never too old to spy

So why is it easier to spot a Voortrekker bonnet at an EFF rally than a South African spy thriller on a shelf? Read more...

0 comments 121 views
Submitted by
Vusumuzi Shongwe
Sorry for you, Mr Basson

Mr Adriaan Basson could I say respectfully to you Sir, why are you interfering in the issues of the African National Congress. Read more...

13 comments 367 views
Submitted by
ohomen171
If someone does your wrong..don't...

A person dear in my life was badly treated by an employer some years ago. She got a call yesterday from a lawyer asking questions about this unfair lady. She answered truthfully and honestly. Read more...

11 comments 2629 views
Submitted by
Wouter Willemse
Cirque the South Africa

How one can laugh at the antics in our country? We have to, it is all we can do. The focus of government is "i-can-not-find-a-word".  Read more...

7 comments 539 views
Submitted by
Alistair Haddow
Brains under the red beret

Malema is smarter than you think. Read more...

30 comments 2695 views
Submitted by
Martin Frank Marriott
World War Four?

I think World War 3 should last less than 2 years. Cause of the weapons of mass destruction involved. Read more...

20 comments 1254 views

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Up to 40% off fashion accessories

Save up to 40% on selected handbags, purses, watches, jewellery and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Save up to R2000 on top electronics

Get every day mind bowing savings on top electronics. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

As seen on TV - New book releases at only R199 each

Get mind blowing book savings on new titles. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Save up to 50% on Women’s month treats!

Celebrate the awesome women in your life with awesome treats like beauty products, fashion accessories, bestselling books, electronics and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 60% off - clearance sale!

Save up to 60% on appliances, books, electronics, toys, movies and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2014 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.