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The fallacy of elections and democracy

02 June 2013, 14:42

With the General Elections around the corner, next year; I thought it a good idea to share my classic post on the fallacy of Elections and Democracy. This post was first published by Blogs24 before our last general elections, way back then, 2009. My views still remain intact and the political landscape hasn't changed one bit notwithstanding the ever increasing political  gallibility....Enjoy!


Manifesto after manifesto, piles and piles of manifestos...empty promises and the usual rhetoric, so we dance and cheer viva this and that...nobody has read the fine prints yet, and yet we're told that the devil is always in the fine print..politicians reach out and we are afforded a rare privilege of touching and even posing with them for a picture...our streets are littered with politicians dashing across our roads faster than emergency vehicles; because its Elections time. If you pick a stone and throw it at a crowd during Elections in SA, you will hit a politician!...Yet after the inauguration when people start to demand the promised panacea, and try to deliver a memorandum of their grievances to the honourable mayor, tell you what; they won't even be able to be met by the deputy...

And for the next four years politicians will hibernate in the lap of luxury and no one can touch them as they speed up our freeways in their armoured blue light 4/4s...mshini wam and all other political slogans from other parties will be heard no more...the vibe of attending rallies will be best forgotten by all the hopefuls who thought that politicians love and care for the people who vote for them, and to their horror, they discovered that they were just used as stepping stones that will catapult them closer to the vaults of the wealth of rich South Africa...any improvement since Madiba? Many ordinary citizens can argue this point to the grave; because in their solitary experiences, they have never tasted the sweet of their land...

They never make it to the list of the top richest South Africans; they have forgotten that as stepping stones for the so-called leaders, their place will always be rock bottom. Stepping stones never make it to the mansion! ...Remember during the run-up to the elections, how fools were thronging the double tongued politicians....trying to touch this manna from heaven, God-sent leaders, messiahs, men and women of the moment: and all the while the deceived supporters were drowning in the parties' manifestos stupor and political frenzy, reached the doors of the Union Buildings...the crafty and scheming politicians, leaned over and said: "Thank you I will have those Xs, my ticket" and slammed the doors shut in the faces of their die-hard supporters...and as the story goes...

THE HAPPY FATCATS, POLITICIANS LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER BEHIND THE UNION BUILDINGS FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS, AWAY FROM THE MADDING CROWDS..AND NOW LOOK AT US, ALL WE HAVE IS A COPY OF EMPTY POLITICAL MANIFESTOS WHICH NEVER REVEAL ANYTHING ABOUT THE TRUE IDENTITY OF THE FACE BEHIND THE CHARMING POLITICIANS..And that is why I will never allow myself to be abused by politicians; my independence is mine and mine only....

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