PLEASE NOTE:

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

 
MarkH
 
Comments: 1
Article views: 282
 
 
Latest Badges:



 
View all MarkH's badges.
 

The wolf and the sheep

28 January 2013, 11:00

So there we have it. The sheeple - well some of them anyway – have decided to keep with the faith, and the ancestors, and the luxury cars and catered living and fat bank balances, and retain the emperor who has no clothes. Oh, and lest we forget they’ve done the sop to business thing as well by bringing in a millionaire to assist with the herding. And then stomped on a bank just to show all who’s actually in charge.

Whew, fairly confusing attempting to figure out what’s what and who’s who in this new zoo.

Things should really get interesting now with capitalists, socialists, trade unionists and communists all hankering down in parliament to pass legislation befitting us and our future.

“Let’s nationalize the mines”.  Oh right, can’t do that because of so-and-so. “OK, let’s increase grants – say from birth upwards – which should stand us in good stead in times to come”. Oh right, the economy is bust – even whilst we’re rolling in it – so better forgo that option for now as the remaining taxpayers may get alarmed, even restless.

Yup, it’s surely going to get interesting, maybe even a bit frightening.

I have never in my life seen anything like the circus we have going here. How on earth can (seemingly) level-headed and educated people re-elect an obviously incompetent leader, one tainted in so many ways and with more baggage than intellect, when they must see the damage and negativity being inflicted on the country, and its people?

Is there no common sense to be found in this lot, do they not see what they are doing to the children, to the future?

Have greed, and power and position and influence, become the defining aspects of being part of the ruling system?

Did those looting the shops in Sasolburg believe that they were reaping the benefits of hard work or did they resort to barbaric means, and instincts?

Can a president sleep well at night, believing he has done a good days work for all his countrymen, when he is spending millions of Rands on himself, his family and his comfort? This whilst millions of his countrymen and women starve!

Really, is that where we’ve come to? Is this what the average citizen of SA aspires to - money, power, goods and influence and may the devil take the hindmost?

It’s become obvious that we have not only a lot of sheep populating this country – many more than previously thought possible – but also a large number of wolves. Sheep dogs are fine as long as they are working with the farmer for the benefit of the flock, but wolves – in whatever guise – are not benevolent and the two should be distinguishable, even to the sheep.

Is this really the future you want? Do you see a future, for your children especially, in the care of wolves – just because a sheep dog once barked at you?

Will you invest your savings - the fruits of your labour - with wolves disguised as sheep dogs?

Freedom in this country was fought for over many years and against various opponents and yet few seem to have learned the lesson imbedded in these struggles.

When fighting, and often dying, for a cause the last thing you wish to see is the spoils of your victory being handed to another potential overlord. That’s just plain stupid.

By the same token, one who believes that the fight for freedom, and democracy, was won and all who participated may now rest forever is equally stupid. After the fight comes the rebuilding, and the hard work, and unless that takes place the fight was for nothing.

If you wish to be one of the sheep, then understand that you will always be herded. If you wish to be a wolf, then make sure you have the guts - and desire - for the fight ahead.

If however you just wish to be free then use your head and ensure that neither the wolf nor the sheep take you where you don’t wish to go.

As for the sheep dog – well he’s losing interest as he’s thinking of retirement now and no longer cares about sheep, or wolves. He did his bit, he’s tired and he sleeps well.

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
1 comment
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Toni V Brockhoven
Foie Gras. Torture in a tin.

According to Stop Gavage, the French organisation against foie gras, worldwide 80 million birds are force fed annually – known as gavage – several times daily until slaughter.  Read more...

9 comments 454 views
Submitted by
IanMartin
Frikkie And Plug Join The Army

When Frikkie and Plug were in Matric the SANDF visited their school on a recruitment drive. After listening to the presentation they both decided it would be a good idea to join the army for a year. Read more...

16 comments 4062 views
Submitted by
Chris Khanye
The tyranny of Jacob Zuma leaders...

Why Jacob Zuma is somewhat despised and controversial, it is because he espoused the ‘dangers of leadership’.  Read more...

12 comments 1385 views
Submitted by
archibald
Life after death

The only evidence we do have of what LIFE is, is the testimonies of those who actually left their bodies to have seen the real force that lives inside their body.  Read more...

174 comments 2257 views
Submitted by
PeterTracey
Why I’m no DA fan

This Maimane fellow from the DA was as boring as an 80 year old German padre and does not seem to relate to our country’s history and the struggles of the ordinary person in the street. Read more...

54 comments 3465 views
Submitted by
Yacoob80
Surviving the dark: a cancer surv...

Two days have passed since my last treatment. My body nauseated, weak. Legs feeling like jelly, chest burning…burning like nothing I have experienced before. Read more...

24 comments 1497 views

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Jobs in Western Cape region

Assistant Operator .

Western Cape
Expro Gulf Limited

Senior Millwright

Cape Town
Communicate Cape Town Engineering
R300 000 - R360 000 Per Year

Strategy Analyst

Cape Town
DAV Professional Placement Group
R600 000 Per Year

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

Festive gifts!

Check out our awesome range of festive gifts to make everyone’s wishes come true. Shop now!

Seen something you like in our catalogue?

Find the perfect gift and save up to R5000 – As seen on the catalogue. Hurry and shop now!

Save up to R2200 on electronics! – As seen in the catalogue

Wishing for tech gadgets this festive? Save up to R2100 on hot tech products at kalahari.com. While stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 35% off books

Save up to 35% on the latest page-turners. While stocks last. Shop now!

Good Morning, Mr Mandela by Zelda la Grange

Good Morning, Mr Mandela tells the extraordinary story of how a young woman had her life, beliefs, prejudices and everything she once believed in utterly transformed by the greatest man of her time. Now R221. Pre-order 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.