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Where are our priorities South Africa?

26 May 2012, 18:09
Where are our priorities?????

The controversial painting has now been defaced with 2 guys (a white and a black) arrested.

The ANC’s court case went ahead on Thursday to force the gallery to remove the artwork, this after emotional appeals from the ANC for ALL members to attend the hearing.

The ANC’s counsel was so overwhelmed by the occasion that he wept.

The world sniggered and we hid our embarrassment by throwing insults and slinging mud at one another, from Gwede Mantashe downward through the ranks.

Meanwhile,
- A 17 year-old mentally challenged girl was gang raped and the video went viral. No one marched.

- An 8-year-old girl was raped by a 15 year-old boy and her eye gouged out. No one marched.

- A 5-month only baby was killed in Delmas. No one marched.

- Entire provinces are without school text books - it’s almost June. No one marched.

- President Zuma, much married with numerous children and a player on the world political stage spent in excess of R50 million of public funds renovating his residence. No one marched.

- The actual cost of phase 1 of the freeway tolling project has escalated from R6,3 billion to R83,9 billion. No one marched.

- Our imminent police chief, and his predecessor, are gangsters and have brought our police service to its knees. No one marched.

- Durban taxi drivers demanded that they be free to do as they wish and that there be no fines issued to them by white or Indian law enforcement officers. No one marched.

- Our country has one of the highest unemployment rates in the world with up to 50% of the youth unemployed. No one marched.

Our democracy is going down the toilet but no one marches, except Cosatu to attack a DA rally aimed at getting the government to implement a youth wage subsidy first proposed by the ruling party.

The ANCYL have not said a word, nor marched, nor indeed done anything to convince that they – the youth of the ruling party – are actually interested in anything at all. Why not?

Our country goes hysterical over a painting, the ruling party threaten lawsuits, protests, violent reprisals and then turns in anger on the media.

The entire country is stagnating, millions are unemployed, people are starving, children are not learning, petrol has gone through the roof, the cost of food is rising almost daily, crime is endemic, corruption is widespread, our infrastructure is collapsing, the population are suffering and the ANC leadership are in court over a painting!

Where are our priorities? What are we thinking?

We have now proven beyond doubt that our collective mentality doesn’t rise above the waist.

Another sad day for South Africa, one of infamy that will live with us forever and stain any attempts we now make to redeem ourselves. The world is laughing at us.

The rot must end and it must end now South Africa for we cannot endure it any longer.

# My thanks to Roger and Lex for both bringing these facts to my attention and providing the initial layout.

Would that others could also get involved, say what needs to be said and do what now needs to be done for we are indeed teetering on the precipice.
 

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