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

Darren Peach804
Comments: 8
Article views: 247
Latest Badges:

View all Darren Peach804's badges.

The real system

17 December 2013, 13:30

The Real System.

I find that the events that have transpired over the last few weeks has inspired me to
new levels of introspection. When I consider the nature of Politics in South Africa I
tend to compare us to America. We are a young Democracy and we have a very polarized
society. The Constitution of our Country is not working to empower the people. It seems
to serve a small elite minority who reap the rewards from tax payers money.

Let me elaborate. Firstly, There is a growing middle class. Previously disadvantaged
people are slowly finding their way into what I consider a broken system. A system that
is open to corruption and abuse. A system that has been governed historically by White
people all over the World. A system that was in place during Apartheid. Its the class
based system. Its rears its ugly face in every facet of our day to day lives.

As a White man in South Africa, I am always wary of what the future holds but I try to
remain positive about my safety and freedom. I am entrenched in a system that Is fundamentally
destroying our world and the values of our dignity and humanity. Why is South Africa so
polarized ? We are all born pure and have no hate in our hearts. The perceived hatred amongst
the people of South Africa has nothing to do with the every day person. You and Me. White, Black,
Indian, Muslim, Jewish etc.

The blame can be laid squarely at the feet of our Government and the Apartheid Government.
It can be blamed on religion and the bias that is taught to us. It can be blamed on parenting
because the older generation is so deeply entrenched in a Antiquated system of Governance that
it would be hard to try change the way they think. It can be blamed on the media who often
report with a biased view. But ultimately, The blame lies solely at the feet of Capitalism.

I keep a very close eye on American Politics. I have also started to look at the continent
of Europe including the United Kingdom in a very objective manner. For an American to become
President, He has have the right resources available to him. Naturally, America is all about
Oil and War and it's Democratic way of life. Capitalism and maintaining wealth amongst the top
percentage. So, When a candidate runs for office, He needs financial backing. As is always the
case, Said Candidate will receive backing from the elite percentage who have specific business
interests globally. And religion has a huge role in American politics. Its called American
exceptionalism. Not to mention the gap between the top one percent and the rest of America
is widening.

Banks have no accountability anymore. Wall street caused the last crash and middle class
America was hit hard. People lost their homes, Pension funds. Security. It is a vile
place that is filled with gluttony and greed. Wall-mart employees cant afford to live
on their salaries. Minimum wage is well below the poverty line in the Mighty America.
Globalization is destroying our way of life. Its not just America that does this. Many
Global companies form all over the world are guilty of our bad quality of life. Work
harder and get payed less. No Overtime anymore. We are slaves to the Corporatocracy.
South Africa, We are experiencing the very same problems. It all filters down to us.

Republican or Democrat, Left or Right, Its the same lie hiding in their two party system. Now,
If you think this sounds like a conspiracy, Do the research. Its all there to be found if you
look hard enough. Said Candidate gets voted into office and remembers the people or Companies
that gave very large donations to their Campaigns.This ultimately leads to More War and erosion
of human dignity. Who profits form War, Weapons companies, Many Politicians have financial interests in these entities. One hand washes the other. There is so much more to it, It would do no justice to try and explain this on a Global scale.

Socialism, Communism. Do they provoke a uncomfortable feeling in you. If so, That is years of
Propaganda doing its work. But, Even I fear that system. I think humanity has failed miserably
under this Political system. I don/t know if it is because we never know the truth or that because
of the history we have had, People are unable to use this system without Dictatorship or corruption. Look at North Korea, 50 years of One family ruling a Country.

So, Allegations of corruption in the ANC are always on the news. Nepotism, Gross Mismanagement of Tax payers money. Unregulated tender system. ANC family members getting very lucrative Government contracts. I know its wrong, But is it not a contradiction to point fingers when the rest of the Democratic world is guitly of the same thing. For poverty to be eradicated, the system needs to change on a global scale. Otherwise the have nots, You and me will fall by the way- side and the World will be a very bleak place indeed. The current Capatilst system is doomed to implode. All of this is only my opinion.

For now, I remain an Anarchist trapped in the system Peace.

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 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
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Open letter to Blade Nzimande

Dear blade I am writing this letter to the wake up of your cowardly public attack and reference to a person who owes SARS R 16 million. Read more...

31 comments 2966 views
Submitted by
Malan Strydom
Firearms Ownership And Disability

Throughout the entire Pistorius – Steenkamp tragedy, I have been very reserved. Decidedly so as I did not want my opinion regarded as judgement due to the fact that I have some things in common with the accused. Read more...

9 comments 495 views
Submitted by
Cape Town v Durban

Having recently returned from a short work trip to Cape Town two major differences between KZN and Western Province have become very apparent to me. Read more...

5 comments 749 views
Submitted by
The rainbow diversity

It’s 1994, and South Africa has just experienced its first truly democratic elections – and the Rainbow Nation is born.  Read more...

7 comments 197 views
Submitted by
Vernon Moulton
I drove directly into it this mor...

I live in Monavoni about 10kms from Olievenhoutbos and travel on the R55 to JHB daily. Read more...

7 comments 797 views
Submitted by
Aid was promised, but where is th...

At the end of February of this year the EU leaders in reply to changing of State power in Ukraine promised to give financial help... Read more...

1 comments 111 views

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Escape winter, head to Mauritius

Escape winter by spending 7 nights in Mauritius' tropical bliss from R13 215 per person sharing. Includes return flights, airport transfers and accommodation. Book now! - shop online today

Get many eggs in one basket!

Gaming bundles: 2 Super Hits games for R99, 3 Disney games for R99 and more + exclusive accessory bundles only available on While stocks last. Shop now!

25% off bestselling books!

The Real Meal Revolution by Tim Noakes, Jeffrey Archer’s Be Careful What You Wish for, Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor E. Frank and many more titles. Shop now!

Up to 25% off electronics

Buy top electronics and save up to 25%. Such as’s 1# selling product the gobii eReader, Patriot X Porter flash drive, Asus Nexus 7” 3G tablet, Samsung Galaxy SIII, Lenovo G580 Notebook and many more. Shop now!

DStv HD PVR Decoder now R949

The DStv HD PVR Decoder has further revolutionised the television experience with lifelike viewing, sharper images, more vibrant colours and precision picture quality. Now R949, save R550. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 30% off appliances & homeware

Save up to 30% on appliances and homeware this Easter! 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



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.

Digital Media & Marketing Association
© 2014 All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


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 network.


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.