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Who is Jacob Zuma?

01 April 2014, 14:44


As a post-apocolyptical-apartheid white man, I find that I have been through incomparable emotional heights and troughs like no other over the last two decades, and it has landed me in a place of relative indifference to the dishevelled state of the nation. Why? This is the attitude required by one such as myself in order to survive with any sort of optimistic country view intact, and the latter is the natural state of my being.

Media indifference

While I must habitually maintain my distance from current media reported events and the primitive antics of the people in force, I do have the inclination to sometimes have a say in the public sphere, albeit only to send out a sonar signal to see if there are other bats out there who also feel as though they have been abandoned to a dark cave of archived sanity.


This leads me to the question... where has Sanity gone? Abandoned, along with her sisters, Common Sense, Accountability, Morality, Integrity, and their mother, Reason. We seem to have lost a family of positive traits to the dark corner of the basement and replaced them with an ever darker force of autocratic chaos. The order of today seems to be self enrichment, nepotism, disinformation, illusion, and a lack of basic human interest in the tax-paying denizen – something that I would expect to glean from a medieval history book.


Ayn Rand wrote, “Who is John Galt?”, way back in the 50’s... he was a man who disappeared to a new land, along with the reasonable and moral brothers of productivity, innovation and industry, and left the remaining half-wits to savagely consume each other into self implosion and waste. I draw disturbing similarities with the last two decades in South Africa. I don’t need to mention the gross degradation in the infrastructure and basic services, and I know that those on the same vein already have the sad headshake of acknowledgement, but I must add myself to the numbers who are rather disappointed in our leadership.

Can we afford it?

When one remembers the old unspoken South African law, the law of the reasonable man, then what do we do when the majority elects an entire cabinet of unreasonable. If we are to preserve any measure of sanity, then we need to act, as unfortunate and costly as that would be, would it ever be too much?

Who is he to say that he will not pay back our money?

Who is Jacob Zuma?

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