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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.

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